The founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and his wife are donating $1 million to the Camp Grizzly Boy Scout camp near Harvard. Ed Schweitzer and his wife, Beatriz, announced the donation on Thursday.
The money will be used to build a new shower and restroom facility, environmental education center, leadership and training lodge, and maintenance and storage building. It will also go toward an upgrade of the dining room.
The couple also gave $100,000 to the Clifford C. Mosher Excellence Fund at Washington State University, in addition to another $100,000 from SEL in Pullman. Mosher, who died last month, was Schweitzer’s academic adviser when he was completing his doctorate, before founding SEL. The fund provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in power engineering, and supports the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science programs.
SEL designs and manufactures high-tech products for the monitoring and control of electric power systems. It employs more than 2,000 people at its manufacturing sites in Pullman and Lewiston.