$1K Club

Support the SME Foundation -- Join the $1K Club!

At the 2010 SME Annual Conference, the SMEF kicked off the $1K Club to promote and encourage support and growth of the programs under the Foundation umbrella. Individual donors who give $1,000 or more will be recognized as $1K Club members and will receive:
  • Special recognition in the Mining Engineering magazine (March Issue) 
  • Special recognition at the SME Foundation Annual Gala Dinner (February each year) 
  • And as a small token of our enormous gratitude, the first of four marble coasters (a set that will be given out and completed over the next four years). Each additional $1,000 donation will be recognized with the next coaster in the set. These beautiful coasters, each stamped with a different element from the periodic chart, will be collector’s items for our SMEF supporters. 

If you would like the entire set at once, you can acquire it by donating a lump sum of $4,000 to the SMEF programs. Please contact the SME Foundation at 303-948-4217 with any questions you may have. 

To become a member of the $1K Club, please donate $1,000 to the SME Foundation; and as always, you get to choose how your donation is used.

Each year, we recognize new members to the $1K Club as indicated below.
Returning $1K Club members are not included on this list.
 New 2023 Donors
Seth Bainbridge Ta and Tu Li
Andrew Cavendor Mark Luxbacher
Douglas Fuerstenau Robert Mayville
Richard Gray John Rathbun
William Imrie Richard Sillitoe
Christopher Jones Debra Struhsacker
Catherine Joyner Kathleen Tew
Katie Kosloski Jack Waldron
 New 2022 Donors
Jerry Gauntt Jeffrey Pontius
Katie Hutton Sudhanshu Singh
Heather Lammers John Uhrie
Kramer Luxbacher Matthew Ulizio
Barbara Nielsen David Wahl, Jr. 
 New 2021 Donors
Greg Beckstrom G. F. Joklik
Brad Cofield Brij Moudgil
William Edgerton Michael and Sherri Myers
Brian Groff Michael W. Patton
Donald Hall Rosa Rojas Espinoza
Marc Herpfer Emily Rose
John & Jeane Hull Todd Tuntland
Anne Williamson
 New 2020 Donors
Brianna Drury Jordan Oxborrow
 New 2019 Donors
Brad Atkinson Drew Mason
Samuel Baker Hugh Miller
Robert Benbow Joshua Patterson
Frank Calandra, Jr. Orus Patterson, III
John Fenn Jonathon Pianetti
Dean and Maria Gehring Lowell Shonk
Kenneth Griffin Donald Taylor
Michael Karmis Bo Yu
Jess Kindler
 New 2018 Donors
Richard DeLong Jill Nelson
Matthew Furniss  Neil Prenn
Ihor Kunasz Thomas Rauch
Paul Lang Robert Schafer
Scott Lawson  George Sturgis
Mike Mosser
 New 2017 Donors
 Shelly Baquol  James Humphrey
Bharath Belle  Kurt Kost
Andrew Cole  Thomas Kovach
 Ian Douglas   Joshua Olmsted
 Peter and Jenessa Haarala  Deepak and Lakshmi Ramani
Steven Holmes  Frederick Winston
 New 2016 Donors
 Frank Aplan  John Mansanti
 Sam Arentz  Scott Manske
 Tim Arnold  Raja and Geetha Ramani
 Sukumar Bandopadhyay  J. Eric Shereda
 Fred Banfield  Jan Shoemaker
 R. Gene Dewey  Scott Shoemaker
 Robert Filler  Steve Shoemaker
 John Grubb  Richard Sweigard
 Robert Kudlawiec  William Tate
 New 2015 Donors
John R. Chadwick  Frank Mooney 
Thomas DeWitt  Mark  
Richard Hodgson  Spencer Titley
  Garry Warren
New 2014 Donors
Teresa Conner Jason Reid
J. Steven Gardner Herbert Welhener
Ryan Murray William Wilson
Tim O'Neil William Zisch