By Tanya Kriss, Minerals Education Coalition Outreach Coordinator
The Minnesota Section’s silent auction during the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo in February was not only successful in participation and sales, but also in the investment of those earnings for the future. The Section donated all of the proceeds from the auction to the SME Foundation.
Through these types of donations, programs such as MEC curriculum and outreach events, Move Mining, Professional Engineers Exam, ABET, Miners Give Back, and the PhD Fellowship and Career Development Grant Program are made possible. Donations to the SME Foundation can have a ripple effect by positively impacting the industry, preparing people for future careers and provide engaging opportunities, education and materials to promote it.
Thank you to Julie Marinucci and the Minnesota SME Section. We are grateful for your support and recognize your efforts in organizing and promoting this fundraising event.
If you would like to get your Section involved in an SME Foundation fundraiser, or desire to invest a portion of your fundraising proceeds to also impact the future of our industry, please contact Niki Humphreys at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.