The ASSE Foundation Receives Nearly $150,000 for Award Funding at Annual Conference
Des Plaines, IL (July 13, 2010) — In its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to students entering the safety, health and the environmental (SH&E) field, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Foundation (ASSEF) funds annual scholarships and professional development grants. At this year’s ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC), Safety 2010, the Foundation received nearly $150,000 in donations to fund awards for 2011.
The majority of this year’s donations were received at the ASSE House of Delegates meeting. Nearly $130,000 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 Texas Safety Foundation, donating $25,000, the Hawaii Chapter, donating 23,500, the ASSE Region VIII New England Area Chapters, donating $18,000 and the Central Indiana Chapter, donating $17,541. ASSE Chapter donors were the Alaska Chapter, Central Ohio Chapter, Delmarva Chapter, Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, Gulf Coast Chapter, Kuwait Chapter, Long Island Chapter, New Jersey Chapter, New York City Chapter, North Florida Chapter, Northwest Chapter, Nutmeg Chapter, Oklahoma City Chapter, Sabine Neches Chapter, Southern Arizona Chapter, South Florida Chapter, Three Rivers Chapter, Worcester Chapter, and the Region I Operating Committee.
The ASSEF would also like to thank those individuals who donated at the HOD meeting and throughout the conference , including David Bascom, Ashok Garlapati, Veeraragharan A. Kumar, Robert McClay, David Natalizia, James Newberry, Terrie Norris, Richard A. Pollock and Diana M. Stegall, G.S. Reedy, Cynthia Roth, Joel Tietjens, Donnie Willman and a mystery donor. Donors also included “Board Angels” Sharyl Dobson, Martha B. Hanson, Diane S. Lawrence, Joann McClay, Archana Patton, Laura Smith, Judy Thompson and Joan Van Riper. These individual donations collectively totaled over $4,000. In addition, donor reception guests donated $1,130.
The ASSEF also hosts an annual golf outing in conjunction with the PDC, complete with a full day of golf, lunch and refreshments. This year’s golf outing was held on June 13 and kicked off a week of valuable educational sessions and events at Safety 2010. Golfers participated in a day of fun at the Waverly Woods Golf Club and raised over $11,000 to support the ASSEF scholarship program. Sponsors for the event included prize sponsor URS Corporation; refreshment cart sponsor Summit Training Source Inc.; sign sponsor Accuform Signs; tee sponsors the ASSE Hawaii Chapter, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), ConstructionSafetyJobs.com, FDR Safety LLC, Houston Area Safety Council, Liberty Mutual Group and Rixio Medina & Associates LP; and goodie bag sponsors Aon Global Risk Consulting, International Enviroguard Systems, Inc., the National Capital Chapter and Summit Training Source Inc.
This year, over 75 items were available for bidding at the ASSEF silent auction, ranging from food items to overnight vacations, and were on display at ASSE’s largest Exposition in the history of the PDC. The 16th annual silent auction raised nearly $10,000 for the Foundation. The foundation would like to thank all silent auction donors. For a complete list of donors, please visit www.asse.org/foundation/contribute/silent_auction_donors.php.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.