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Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Establishes Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship at the Philadelphia Foundation

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Updated 10:42 AM CDT, Fri, April 06,2018

Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/06/2018 -- Since its earliest days of hauling tractors, trailers and cranes wherever customers and communities needed them, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has stood for more than crane rentals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. In fact, since 1947, the company has made philanthropy and community outreach amongst its highest priorities.

Consequently Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is proud to announce the establishment of the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship at The Philadelphia Foundation, one of the country's oldest and the Greater Philadelphia region's largest community foundation. This scholarship has been created in fond memory of the company's co-founder and family patriarch, Walter J. Thackray, who passed away in 2010. It is the company's intention to foster his legacy of philanthropy and charitable giving through awarding this scholarship to deserving recipients.

The scholarship will award one $2,000 scholarship annually to an eligible high school senior furthering their education in either construction management or in the agricultural/horticultural field at a post-secondary college or university. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years. A full list of eligibility criteria can be found here on The Philadelphia Foundation's web site. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

Proud to be more than just a supplier of cranes and rigging in DE, PA, and NJ, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. enthusiastically decided to partner with The Philadelphia Foundation to administer the scholarship due to the organization's commitment to improving the quality of life in Greater Philadelphia. Since 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation has built, managed and distributed philanthropic resources effectively – including more than 50 scholarships, which, like the Walter J. Thackray Scholarship, have open applications.

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. co-founders, Walter and Anna (nee Cassalia) Thackray maintained an undeniable work ethic while building their company and diversifying its construction services over time, all while raising their six children. As the region's largest continuously family owned and operated crane rental company, its motto of faith, family and country is what truly distinguishes it from other NJ rigging companies. Being family owned and operated, the company continues to maintain hands-on relationships with both customers and the community overall.

About Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.
As a family owned and operated company, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has been providing, operating and maintaining an entire fleet of high-capacity cranes since 1947. Headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia, the company provides their valued customers with a multitude of services to complete a project safely and efficiently. Their fleet includes heavy haul tractors, cherry pickers, boom trucks, forklifts, lulls and mobile hydraulic cranes. Customers can request transport, rigging, or rent storage, equipment and cranes for any project in a variety of industries including construction, heating and air conditioning, power generation, petrochemical, communications and road construction. Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is recognized as a top 100 crane company in the United States, based on overall crane lifting capacity. For more information, please visit

About The Philadelphia Foundation
Founded in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) strengthens the economic, social, and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. TPF grows effective philanthropic investments, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, TPF manages assets of over $416 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. It distributes about $200 annually to over 1,200 nonprofits as grants and scholarships. To learn more, visit

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