Established in 1983, the Besal Fund is a nonprofit endowed fund created to memorialize the leadership of the late Robert J. Besal who served as a Vice President for Lithonia Lighting, an Acuity Brands company. The Robert J. Besal Memorial Education Fund is a trust established to provide a continuing scholarship program for advancement of education in illuminating engineering disciplines. Scholarships are awarded to student candidates in eligible graduate and undergraduate university programs, via an annual application and selection process.
The late Robert J. Besal’s career spanned more than 30 years in the lighting industry. Mr. Besal exemplified the high standards of knowledge, professionalism and servant that are reflected today in the Besal Fund criteria.