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ITA Establishes Charitable Foundation

Wednesday, December 28, 2016   (0 Comments)
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ITA Establishes Charitable Foundation Focusing on Outreach Efforts
Connecting Academia, Youth & Diversity to Titanium Industry

ITA is pleased to announce that effective today, we have established the International Titanium Foundation (ITF).

The charitable foundation will offer opportunities to the titanium industry to make tax free contributions in support of connecting youth interested in STEM related fields with the goal of becoming engaged in the titanium metal industry.

The specific purposes outlined for the International Titanium Foundation (ITF) are:

To support students worldwide who exhibit interest in learning more about the relatively young titanium industry;

To support teaching and education worldwide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”) related initiatives;

To educate youth about the significance of titanium metals and the extensive uses of titanium alloys for purposes including, but not limited to, advanced materials selection and the markets where titanium metal is used;

To provide academic scholarships and poster session opportunities to students interested in the titanium field to help them achieve their educational goals at the post-secondary level;

To promote student research and development in the titanium field and to equally promote consulting prospects on behalf of professors.

To establish programs specifically tailored to attract more diversity in STEM related careers and to the titanium industry.

To organize introductions with prospective employers in the titanium industry and assist in the organization of Co-operative Education or internship opportunities within the titanium industry.

To collaborate with other charitable organizations whose missions and purposes is comparable.

Over the past few weeks, a small steering committee has been meeting to create the private charitable Foundation.ITF has secured non-profit status, incorporated in D. C. and received IRS tax exempt approval as of today’s date.

Michelle M. Pharand, Vice President - Sales & Marketing for Astral Air Parts LLC will serve as the Chair of ITF.Robert Hill Jr., President of Solar Atmospheres of Western PA will serve as Secretary.Dr. James F. Klausner, Professor, Chair of Mechanical Engineering for Michigan State University and Donald E. Larsen Vice President Technology and R&D, General Manager of Advanced Manufacturing for Arconic Manufacturing Company will also serve as ITF Board of Directors.Jennifer Simpson will serve as Executive Director.

More information on ITF programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, it is not too late to support ITF with yourtax free contributionfor 2016. Simply contact Jennifer Simpsonto make your contribution before December 31stand we would be pleased to assist you in supporting this significant effort within the titanium industry.

The International Titanium Association is thrilled to be a part of the newly created Foundation on behalf of the titanium industry.As we enter the New Year together, let’s resolve to appreciate the goals we share together as an industry and connect with one another to further expand this community.Happy New Year!

Thank you for your consideration.

Jennifer Simpson
Association Executive, International Titanium Association (ITA)
Executive Director, International Titanium Foundation (ITF)

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