We understand that manufacturing is key to economic growth and prosperity, and that a manufacturing talent shortage and skills gap threatens both. Without a spirited, highly skilled workforce, manufacturing – and the global populations who rely upon it – will suffer.
Make A Charitable Contribution
Help us inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent
Make An Impact:
Irving P. McPhail Scholarship Fund
The new Irving P. McPhail Scholarship Fund was named for the late president of the 2020 SME Education Foundation. Your donation to this fund will help honor Irving P. MacPhail’s legacy and award scholarships in STEM and manufacturing education to minority and female students.
General Enrichment Fund
Your donation to the General Enrichment Fund will help us inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent.
SME PRIME Fund
Your donation to the SME PRIME Fund will help us build tailored manufacturing/engineering programs in high schools across the country.
Your donation to the Scholarship Fund will help us annually award millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students.
Student Summit Fund
Your donation to the Student Summit Fund will help us deliver student-centric programming that provides students with their first taste of manufacturing.
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Get Involved with PRIME
Being involved with the SME PRIME program provides you with an opportunity to fulfill your philanthropic goals while helping develop the future of the manufacturing workforce.