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A Shared Vision For The Future

The SME Education Foundation works to foster strong partnerships with corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals.

We need your help. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of our many donors, from corporations to individuals. Every gift makes a difference.  We are committed to inspiring, preparing and supporting the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. With your gift, we can encourage young minds to pursue manufacturing careers at our Student Summits, prepare them with modern equipment and tailored curriculum and also fund their educational aspirations.

How You Can Help

Corporate Involvement


Our corporate partners, through their financial support, in-kind donations or volunteer engagement, have been a vital part of helping us provide students access to an advanced manufacturing education – and they’ve benefitted by helping build a prepared, qualified workforce.
foundation involvement


We welcome support from charitable foundations – it’s critical to our efforts to prepare skilled workers for STEM professions. In addition to scholarship support, foundations provide necessary funding to support program development and key initiatives in their own regions and communities.


Your personal gift to the SME Education Foundation will strengthens the development of programs to prepare talented and successful young people for advanced manufacturing careers. Annual gifts at the Honor Roll level ($1,000+) enable us to meet our most pressing needs and to fund our highest priorities. Donations are tax deductible.

Make a Donation

Please help us one last time this year, as we continue to promote manufacturing and engineering, and advance STEM education opportunities to students across the country. Any size donation is appreciated; no dollar amount is too small.