Holcim US Celebrates Recipients of the 2024 Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship 


Chicago, Ill., April 24, 2024 – Holcim US today announced eight outstanding recipients of the 41st annual Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship, an award that supports the college educations of employees’ children. Each student will receive a $6,000 scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year and will be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship for an additional three years based on continuous academic performance.

“The 2024 Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship recipients demonstrated remarkable academic and extracurricular achievements,” said Toufic Tabbara, Region Head, Holcim North America. “Empowering our employees means investing in their families’ futures. As these students embark on their college journeys and beyond, we’re proud to provide support that will shape a legacy of opportunity and growth. ”

The 2024 recipients are:


Amy Cedeno Garcia
Daughter of Damian Cedeno 
Maintenance Manager 
Holly Hill, South Carolina


Addison Cleary
Daughter of Patrick Cleary
Senior Vice President of Sales 
Chicago, Illinois


Elise Fenstermacher 
Daughter of Matt Fenstermacher
Market Manager
Eagan, Minnesota


Scott Figurski
Son of David Figurski
Regional Technical Services Manager
Golden, Colorado


Alisha Gandhi
Daughter of Pritesh Gandhi
Lead Digital Transformation
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Pau Maset
Son of Josep Maset
Vice President of Strategy and Business Performance
Chicago, Illinois


Isaac Smith
Son of Dale Smith
Senior Construction Manager
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri



Levi Wilkinson
Son of Ross Wilkinson
Devil’s Slide, Utah

The scholarship was established in 1983 to recognize the accomplishments of the children of Holcim employees. The award honors the memories of Hans Gygi and Marc R. von Wyss, two former leaders of Holcim and its predecessor companies. Since the Foundation began nearly 40 years ago, more than 200 young adults have received the Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship.

About Holcim US

In the United States, Holcim US includes nearly 350 sites in 43 states and employs 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.

Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions with net sales of CHF 27.0 billion in 2023. Driven by our purpose to build progress for people and the planet, our 63,448 employees are on a mission to decarbonize building, while improving living standards for all. We empower our customers across all regions to build better with less, with a broad range of low-carbon and circular solutions, from ECOPact and ECOPlanet to our circular technology platform ECOCycle®. Through innovative systems, from Elevate roofing to PRB insulation, Holcim makes buildings more sustainable in use, driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are on the way to becoming a net-zero company with 1.5°C targets validated by SBTi.


Lynn Safranek
Holcim US