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Support the KEYS Fund at the 2017 AIM We’ve all received solicitations from various charities, non-profit groups, and our favorite college or university. All have opportunities in common: a chance to give back, provide resources for those in need, and receive a tax deduction. Simply stated, when we donate, we’re exchanging our money for something we value. Do you value K-12 education, humanitarian missions, youth career development, or student chapter support? If so, then the Foundation’s KEYS Fund may interest you. The KEYS Fund, initiated in 2014, is a targeted ASABE Foundation development program with a financial goal to raise a minimum of $500,000 by 2020 for student development and humanitarian outreach. To date, the fund has reached $87,965. The Foundation has decided that all proceeds from Annual International Meeting (AIM) fundraising activities will help grow the fund, so your participation matters. The 2016 AIM activities raised over $18,000, and we thank you for your involvement. The KEYS Campaign is your opportunity to ensure that agricultural and biological engineers continue to make a difference for years to come. To date, no KEYS funds have been expended. The funds will be made available to Society projects that champion the following: • K-12 education: Educating youth about careers in agricultural and biological engineering and technology. • Encouraging humanitarian missions: Addressing under-served parts of the world. • Youth career development: Motivating and building leadership among students and encouraging innovation. • Student chapter support: Ensuring that the expertise of our profession reaches those most in need of its benefits. What do these sorts of projects look like? The newly formed KEYS Fund Management Committee (E-06/1) will help to make those decisions once an adequate fund balance is achieved. The objectives of the committee are to annually solicit and select the best submissions to receive any discretionary monies from the fund and to give feedback to the Foundation regarding fundraising opportunities and needs within the KEYS objectives. Please consider contributing to this important campaign to help ensure the future of agricultural and biological engineering— so our young professionals can bring their engineering skills to the world’s humanitarian challenges. Several activities at the 2017 AIM in Spokane will give members and guests an opportunity to enjoy networking and have fun while supporting the Foundation. This year, your participation helps to raise money for the KEYS Fund. Please consider participating and helping us meet our goal! Strengthen, advance, and honor the profession with your contribution to the KEYS Fund and by participating in the following AIM activities: Gale Holloway Memorial Golf Outing Sunday, July 16, tee time beginning at 8:00 a.m. $110 inclusive of green fees, cart rental, and lunch www.sundancegc.com Whether you are a beginner or a pro, the Gale Holloway Memorial Golf Outing is for you. If you’re unable to play, why not consider sponsoring a colleague or student? Sundance Golf Course will be the venue for a relaxing morning. Most teams are created at random, and points don’t matter, so come out and have fun! On-site club rental will be available. Just northwest of Spokane, nine miles (about 20 minutes) from the hotel, Sundance is free of water but not trees and is flat and walkable. ASABE Foundation Silent Auction and Raffles Sunday, July 16, through Tuesday, July 18 The Silent Auction encourages random meetings of wine and beer connoisseurs, old and new college alumni, arts and crafts lovers, tractor collectors, travel enthusiasts, and those with a bent toward philanthropy. Great conversations take place at the auction tables. Begin at the Welcome Reception, bid on items or take advantage of the “buy it now” option. Get your tickets for some great Pick-a-Prize options, one awarded daily and two on the final day. Foundation Portrait Studio Monday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Improve your personal brand with a portrait photo, perfect for social media networking, web directories, awards, or research publications. For a donation, professional portrait photography will be available in the Exhibit Hall at scheduled times. ASABE Foundation Dinner Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars $100 includes transportation and dinner Gwen Hoheisel, Regional Extension Specialist: “Viticulture and Enology: the Science and Business of Wine” This is THE social event for good conversation, food, drink, and entertainment—the best AIM opportunity to mingle outside of your usual circles and network with fellow ASABEers. Foundation Trustee Scott Mueller, Assistant State Conservation Engineer, USDA-NRCS, Madison, Wisc., USA, email@example.com. Foundation Trustee and Development Committee chair Sylvia Schonauer, Principal Engineer (retired), W.K. Kellogg Institute, Bellaire, Mich., USA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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