Individual Donor Clubs

Dr. Raja V. Ramani with SME Foundation President Dennis Bryan

Dave and Patrice Kanagy with SMEF Foundation President Dennis Bryan
           

Purpose 

Since its establishment in 1991, the SME Foundation has substantially benefited from the support of generous donors. This distinction was created to recognize lifetime donors who have contributed to the Foundation.  

Each year new contributors are recognized in Mining Engineering and honored at a special ceremony at the SME Annual Conference. We sincerely thank them for selecting the SME Foundation as their cause to champion.  

25K Club - Donors who reach $25,000 of lifetime giving

2017  Ryan T. Bennett
         Ross and Candy Bhappu
2016  Sukumar Bandopadhyay
          James W. Boyd
          R. Gene Dewey
          David & Patrice Kanagy
          Raja & Geetha Ramani          
2015   Bart Hyita
          Stanley Dempsey
2014  Thomas V. Falkie
          Nikhil Trivedi
2013   Bill & Lucy Hancock
          William Reid
          Bob & Patti Schafer
          Richard M. Whiting
2012  Tom & Peggy O'Neil
          Kenneth Russell

Ruby Circle - Donors who reach $50,000 of lifetime giving
2017   Keith G. Wallace, Jr. 
2016  Sukumar Bandopadhyay
          R. Gene Dewey
          Raja & Geetha Ramani
          William W. Reid
2014  Jack E. Thompson
         Richard M. Whiting
2012  Arthur & Denise Schweizer
         William & Pamela Wilkinson

Emerald Circle - Donors who reach $100,000 of lifetime giving
2017   R. Gene Dewey
          Will and Pam Wilkinson
2016   Richard M. Whiting
2013   Arthur & Denise Schweizer
2012   Syd & Felicia Peng
 
Sapphire Circle - Donors who reach $500,000 of lifetime giving
2013  Syd & Felicia Peng
 
Diamond Circle - Donors who reach $1M of lifetime giving
2017  Syd and Felicia Peng
2012  Scott McIntosh Family


Pinnacle Club - Donors who reach $2M of lifetime giving


Legacy Club
- Donors who included SME Foundation in their estate plans.  Find out more here

2014 - Robert S. Shoemaker
2017 - Andrew J. Fergus