IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – September 15, 2016 – Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that its CEO, Patrick Fuscoe, PE, will be honored with the “Founder’s Award” at the 11th annual Augie’s Quest Tradition of Hope Gala 2016 on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Augie’s Quest is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS. The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $50 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments, making Augie’s Quest the largest individual fundraising program for ALS! All funds benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).

Augie Nieto

Augie’s Quest is named in honor of Augie Nieto, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ALS TDI. A pioneer in the fitness industry, Augie co-founded Lifecycles, Inc. in 1980. Over the course of 20 years, he grew the company, now called Life Fitness, Inc., into the largest commercial manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world. Yet in March of 2005, Augie’s life took an unexpected turn; he was diagnosed with ALS. Drawing strength from his family, friends and a flood of supportive emails, Augie maintains a positive attitude and continues to lead an active life. As Chairman of the Board of Directors at ALS TDI, Augie is instrumental in the management of the Institute and acts as a spokesperson for the company.

Honoree Patrick Fuscoe is Augie’s long-time friend and a staunch supporter of Augie’s Quest since its inception. He is the CEO of Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. and over the course of his career, Pat has overseen numerous landmark projects throughout Southern California. Pat initiates planning for all of Fuscoe Engineering’s larger projects and offers innovative direction, guidance and support. Under Pat’s able leadership, Fuscoe Engineering has transformed into a company which thoughtfully integrates the built into the natural environment in a creative and responsive manner. In addition, Pat volunteers his time on various Urban Land Institute (ULI) committees and is the Chairman of the Miocean Foundation and the Miocean Representative to the Ocean Institute. Pat and the Fuscoe Engineering staff strongly believe in giving back to our community and have contributed time and financial support to charitable causes, including the Ocean Institute Adopt-A-Class program, HomeAid, Families Forward, CANstruction, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, and many other worthwhile programs.

Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. is a reputable, award-winning company providing civil engineering for land development and public infrastructure, using an eco-adaptive® approach. Specialty practices include survey and mapping, stormwater management, sustainable site design, and GIS, BIM & technology services. The firm’s project bandwidth spans commercial, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and residential developments, as well as public streets and parks. On-going company objectives include developing cutting-edge engineering solutions, while promoting sensitivity to the environment, offering clients a full range of energy efficient green design options in accordance with USGBC guidelines. Fuscoe takes pride in embracing full circle thinking® in shaping places people enjoy through creative designs with heroic service. full circle thinking® is an underlying approach and fundamental series of truths that guide how the firm operates and the way each project is approached. Fuscoe has offices in Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Ontario, El Centro, San Ramon and Mission Hills. For additional information regarding Fuscoe Engineering, please contact Laura Goforth at lgoforth@fuscoe.com or 949.474.1960. For more information regarding Augie’s Quest, please visit www.augiesquest.org or contact Gretchen Simoneaux at gsimoneaux@als.net