Donald Brady

$100,000 Donated to ASHRAE Foundation to Fund Donald Brady Endowed Scholarship

October 24, 2019

Donald Brady, founder of Brady, has donated $100,000 to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Foundation to fund the Donald Brady Endowed Scholarship.

Donald Brady
Donald Brady

The Donald Brady Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering student enrolled at one of the following institutions: North Carolina State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, or East Carolina University.

In addition to a scholarship, the selected candidate will be awarded an internship opportunity with Brady in the company’s Greensboro, Raleigh or Wilmington, NC office.

Don Brady understands the need to prepare future generations for technical service careers, and is committed to supporting education that trains the technicians needed to support our local communities. He cites excellent technical education as a key factor in the growth of Brady, the North Carolina-based building and technical solutions company that he founded.

“As a member of the ASHRAE since 1958, I am proud to continue my support of the impressive work this organization continues to do to support our industry. I am happy to know that, through this endowment, future technicians will be well equipped for a profitable career in the HVAC industry.” said Don Brady in a recent statement.


Founded in 1894, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment.

About Brady

Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with locations in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, and Wilmington. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing over 450 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of HVAC and building solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, access controls, security, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as world-class technical support. Brady is an authorized Trane franchise. For more information, visit or call (800) 849-1915.