Community Involvement — Giving Back and Paying It Forward

R.F. MacDonald Co. services and sells boilers, pumps, composites and accessories for commercial and industrial applications.

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

RFM Company-InvolvementR.F. MacDonald Co. is thankful for the support we have received from the many people and organizations who have contributed to our success. In an effort to demonstrate our gratitude, we participate in a number of programs that help support our community, advance our industry and impact our environment in positive ways.

The Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Scholarship

In honor and memory of Emmett H. Ashley, our long-time friend and pioneer in the R.F. MacDonald Co. Service Department, we recently established the Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Co. Endowment with Fresno City College and Butte College. The welding scholarship is intended to advance the next generation of passionate and scrupulous boilermakers like Mr. Ashley.


Butte College Foundation – The Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Endowment

  Letter of Recognition
  Certificate of Recognition


SCCC Foundation – The Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Endowment

  Letter of Recognition


Recognized as a Patriotic Employer

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes R.F. MacDonald as a Patriotic Employer for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employer participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.


Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve

  Certificate of Recognition


Robert F. MacDonald Fellowship at Stanford University

In memory of our founder, Bob MacDonald and two of his sons, John and Dan, R.F. MacDonald Co. established three fellowships at Stanford University to be used exclusively to provide scholarships each year to graduate students in the School of Engineering. Bob and John both attended Stanford University as well as several other family members. To be able give back and help provide opportunities to others, who will help shape our future, is very rewarding.
Each year we receive letters from the current scholarship recipients and from the School of Engineering. We believe we are helping make a difference, one life at a time.
You may view a sampling of yearly letters we receive at the links below:
2015-16 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
Recipient Letter – Julia Huynh
Recipient Letter – Margaret Koehler
Recipient Letter – Laura Matloff
Recipient Letter – Kyle Gustafson
2014-15 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
Recipient Letter – Xiao Wang
Recipient Letter – Ryan West
Recipient Letter – Anjie Dong
Recipient Letter – Srinivasan Suresh
2013 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice & Recipient Letters
Recipient Letter – Thanchanok Teeraratkul
Recipient Letter – Matthew Kiener
2012 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
Recipient Letter – Sayak Banerjee
Recipient Letter – Julie Zutter
Recipient Letter – Casey Davis
Recipient Letter – Emily Hollenbeck
2011 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
Recipient Letter – Quinn Lai
Recipient Letter – Jun Kim
Recipient Letter – Thomas Parise
2010 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
Recipient Letter – Laura Martini
Recipient Letter – David Harwath
Recipient Letter – Robert West
2008 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
2007 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
For more information you may visit the Stanford links below
Stanford School of Engineering | Stanford Engineering Fund Information


Annual Holiday Food Donations

R.F. MacDonald Co. headquarters participates in a yearly tradition of donating food and food baskets during the holiday season to its local Hayward community. For the past 10 years, RFM has has worked in conjunction with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to assist in identifying needy families in the area.