DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation is proud to announce that Applications International Corporation (AIC) has pledged $250,000 over three years, partnering with the Foundation to strengthen the future of the safety profession through investing in education, leadership development and research.
The donation is a milestone for both organizations – it's the largest charitable gift Applications International Corporation has ever given and the largest donation ever received in the ASSE Foundation's 24-year history.
"The ASSE Foundation is overwhelmed with Applications International Corporation's generosity and commitment to helping our veterans and students pursue a career in occupational health and safety field," said Alexi Carli, Foundation Chair. "It mirrors the Foundation's desire to provide educational and leadership development to advance the safety profession."
"At AIC, our commitment to excellence goes beyond the high-quality enterprise applications we specialize in providing our clientele. We know that a truly excellent company gives back, making deep investments in others and the future," said AIC Senior Account Manager Angelica Lauriano.
In 2015, the gift will fund five of the Foundation's Impact Scholarships: One at $15,000 and five at $10,000. The scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing safety degrees at ABET-accredited schools. Applicants with a military background will receive preference. Applications for all the Foundation's awards will open September 1 and the winners will be announced April 1, 2015.
In addition to funding five Impact Scholarships in 2015, AIC's landmark gift will provide a $3,000 grant to the Next Generation Board (NGB), the Foundation's young professionals board. With AIC's grant the NGB will expand its outreach to ASSE's student members, encouraging stronger connections and volunteerism within ASSE. Furthermore, $17,000 will be appropriated to Safety Matters, the Foundation's growth and development fund, which enables the Foundation to continually improve and expand its programs and offerings. AIC's gift to the Foundation will continue into 2016 and 2017, with allocations to be determined.
Since 1998, the privately held San Diego-based Applications International Corporation has offered clients in over 80 countries web-based enterprise compliance management and reporting solutions delivering the highest level of functionality, configurability and integration in the industry.
The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for educational advancement, leadership development, research opportunities, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 36,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.
SOURCE American Society of Safety Engineers