The Material Handling Education Foundation is asking the industry to consider a year end tax-deductable contribution to promote awareness and education in material handling.
"The members of the Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation would like to ask that you please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support the efforts of the Industry to promote awareness and education of our field and your businesses." says Will Heddles President-Elect of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. in a prepared statement.
All year-end charitable contributions must be delivered or postmarked by December 31, 2011 to be deducted in a given year.
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education.
The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing an education in material handling. These scholarships are grouped into three types of funds: Company Funds, Named Scholarship Funds and Material Handling Industry Product Section/Trade Association Funds. Contributors can choose a particular fund or an individual scholarship. The affairs of the Foundation are administered at the offices of Material Handling Industry of America.
Established in 1976, the Foundation has provided funds, through private and corporate donations, to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to academicians and their institutions.
In addition to providing scholarships, funds also sponsor grants to faculty and students to attend off-campus industry conferences and seminars directly related to the field of material handling research, to colleges or universities for purchase of classroom instructional aids and lab materials and fellowships for special research.
These programs contribute to the development of the next generation of managers and engineers who will recognize the opportunities and potential for improved material handling and management.
Since 1976, the Foundation has awarded over $2,000,000 from contributions to fund hundreds of scholarships, faculty/student travel conference grants, instructional aid grants and fellowships.
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