ASSE Foundation Receives $127,500 in Award Funding at Annual Conference
In its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to students entering the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation funds annual scholarships and professional development grants. At this year’s ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC), Safety 2011, the Foundation received $127,500 in donations to fund awards for 2012 and beyond.
The majority of this year’s donations were received at the ASSE House of Delegates meeting attended by members representing their chapters. More than $107,000 was donated by ASSE Chapters, members and corporations supporting the mission to provide assistance for students and professionals pursuing education in the SH&E field. Top donors this year were the Gulf Coast chapter $23,312, the Heart of America chapter with $15,000, Middle Tennessee chapter with 14,350, Central Indiana chapter with $8,000, and the Utah chapter with $6,465. Chapter donors include the Alaska chapter, Central Florida chapter, Central Ohio chapter, Columbia-Willamette chapter, Delmarva chapter, East Tennessee chapter, Fort Wayne chapter, Greater Baton Rouge chapter, Greater Chicago chapter, Great Plains chapter, Hawaii chapter, New Jersey chapter, New York City chapter, North Florida chapter, Northwest chapter, Sabine Neches chapter, San Diego chapter, Southern Arizona chapter, Southern Nevada chapter, Tarheel chapter, Three Rivers chapter, Worcester County chapter and Region VII.
The ASSE Foundation also received individual donations during the meeting and the conference from many people including David and Tonya Bascom; G. Alan and Pat Brown; Doris Burns; Jack and Sharyl Dobson; Fay Feeney; Fred and Carolyn Fortman; Eddie Greer and Martha Hanson; Cathy Hansel; Darryl and Kimberly Hill; Thomas W. and Diane S. Lawrence; Robert and Joann McClay; Michael P. McGawley; Mohammad K.S. Mohuiddeen; George Pearson and Joan Van Riper; Richard Pollock and Diana Stegall; Cindy Roth; Eric Schermerhorn; Terrence D. Shofner; Jim and Laura Smith; and Jeff and Nwanne Obahor.
The ASSE Foundation’s annual golf outing held in conjunction with the PDC raised over $10,000. The Foundation golf outing was held at Willow Crest Golf Club at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in Oak Brook, IL. Sponsors for the event included URS Corporation; Summit Training Source, Inc.; Accuform Signs; the ASSE Hawaii chapter; Banda Group International; the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP); the Houston Area Safety Council; Liberty Mutual Group; Rixio Medina & Associates, L.P.; Aon, Glove Guard, L.P.;and LinJen Promotions, Inc.. For golf outing highlights, please visit http://www.asse.org/foundation/contribute/golf_outing_2011-highlights.php.
This year, the ASSE Foundation Silent Auction raised more than $10,000 through the items donated to the Foundation. For Silent Auction details and highlights, please visit http://www.asse.org/foundation/contribute/silent_auction.php.
The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (ASSEF), established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.
Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education. For more information, please go to www.asse.org and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to www.asse.org/assecenturyofsafety.