HOUSTON – The NACE Foundation is planning to hold a day of fundraising for #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday –#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back.
The NACE Foundation has joined the #GivingTuesday movement to highlight its numerous programs that inspire the future workforce to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The nonprofit organization provides scholarships to university students, creates cKits™ (corrosion toolkits) – a hands-on teaching tool for high schools–and offers training and mentorship opportunities for military veterans.
In 2015, nonprofits raised more than $117 million online on #GivingTuesday to help make the world a better place in countless ways. Much more was generated offline and through donations of time and other resources.
About the NACE Foundation
The NACE Foundation is dedicated to inspiring the future workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, one prospective corrosion professional at a time. We are committed to resolving the corrosion epidemic by investing in scholarships, training, and workforce development.
#GivingTuesday is a movement, built by people around the world, to celebrate giving of all kinds. It is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 29, 2016. This movement is the result of the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits large and small; businesses and corporations; schools and universities; civic campaigns in cities, states and regions; and families and individuals—to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and contribute in countless ways to the causes they believe in. Everyone has something to give.