Walt Disney Co. to Underwrite ASSE Foundation's 20th Annual Silent Auction

May 19, 2014, 14:00 ET from American Society of Safety Engineers

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation is proud to announce that the Walt Disney Co. will be the sole major underwriter of the 20th annual Safety Matters Silent Auction June 8-11, 2014 in Orlando.

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Foundation's Safety Matters fund and will expand programs that are crucial for the future of the safety profession. Check this link to see the more than 100 items up for bid: http://www.handbid.com/auctions/2014-safety-matters-silent-auction

The ASSE Foundation provides educational advancement, leadership development, and research opportunities for individuals within the field of workplace safety. Its scholarship and grant program annually awards roughly $200,000 to more than 100 safety students and professionals. Its Family Scholarship Fund assists families who have lost a loved one in a workplace incident.  

The Safety Matters Silent Auction is held in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) annual Professional Development Conference (PDC), this year titled Safety 2014, which attracts more than 4,500 safety professionals and 500 exhibitors over the three-day event. As the premier underwriter of the silent auction, Disney will provide a generous contribution to the Safety Matters fund and several Disney-themed gift baskets and packages, sure to be an auction highlight.

"The Walt Disney Co. is a major charitable contributor to groups around the world. Its focus on compassion, conservation, and creativity aligns with that of the Foundation, seeking to improve the lives of kids, families, and communities in which they live," said ASSE Foundation Board Chair Fay F. Feeney.

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, ASSE is the oldest professional safety society 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 visit www.asse.org.

SOURCE American Society of Safety Engineers