Giving Back

As PADT achieved stable success, the owners of the company felt that it was time to find ways to give back and contribute to the communities in which we live and work

PADT’s community giving program is primarily focused on improving Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) education.   We do this by sponsoring events, donating money, and providing mentoring.  In addition, PADT has chosen to work with select organizations who focus on helping the less fortunate, promoting the arts, or who grow entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Beyond community giving, PADT is involved in professional and industry organizations focused on promoting technology.

(Note: The organizations listed below are ones that we have worked with in the past, or are working with now)

STEM Education

The primary focus of PADT’s giving is the promotion of STEM education.  PADT sponsors event competitions, science fairs, and school projects in schools around the state of Arizona.  In addition, PADT’s employees donate their time and expertise to mentor, coordinate, and judge these events. Here are some of the groups we support regularly.


PADT partners with the universities in the southwest in several different ways including guest lecturing, mentoring of students, internships, and funding of projects.  We also work closely with technology transfer offices to help students and professors Make Their Innovation Work.

Arizon Western College
Arizona State University
Central Arizona College
Grand Canyon College
Marciopa Community College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
New Mexico Tech
Northern Arizona University
Colorado School of Mines
UC Berkeley
University of Arizona
University of Denver
University of Idaho
University of New Mexcio
New Mexico State

Professional & Industry Groups

PADT’s Sense of Community extends into our employees professions and the industries in which we do business.  Therefore, PADT is an active member in many local and national organizations directly related to  our industry focus.  We often sponsor events, provide time for our engineers to participate in activities and serve on relevant committees.


PADT also gives time and money to charities that we find worthwhile.

image F.O.R. Maricopa American Red Cross Kiva
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