For Donors

MHEFI (the Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide financial support for educational programs to engage and retain talent for the material handling industry. Our vision? The funding source for material handling education programs.

Since 1976, our programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers. The demands of today’s global economy and fast-paced technological change reinforce the need to draw top talent to sustain and strengthen material handling and supply chain businesses for the future.

Your investment will help the Foundation provide grants and scholarships to cultivate and educate tomorrow’s material handling workforce.

You may donate online by using the “Donate” button below or cash or check made out to MHEFI and mailed to MHEFI, 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217.

You will be redirected to the PayPal website where you can donate with a PayPal account or credit card.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. continues its tradition of support for providing financial support for educational programs to engage and retain talent for the material handling industry. The Foundation’s Donor’s Club contribution levels are listed below:

Donor's Categories

Corporate Contribution      Individual Contribution
President's Club
$5,000+      $1,000+
Silver Club
$2,500 - $4,999      $500 - $999
Bronze Club
$1,500 - $2,499      $250 - $499
$500 - $1,499      $100 - $249

President’s Club:

ASG Services
Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
Automation|Controls|Electrification (ACE) (Former ECMA)
William A. Bastian II
Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS)
Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA)
Annette Danek-Akey
Matt Dysard
Frazier Industrial
Douglas Herrmann
Bryan Jensen
John & Kathleen Paxton
George Prest
Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA)
Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI)
Steve Riege
Solutions Community
Steel King Industries
Tiffin Metal Products Company
UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.
Dave Wurz
Jane Wurz
Ron Wurz
Dave Young

Silver Club:

Bastian Solutions
Gorbel Inc.
Dr. Sunderesh Heragu
Scan Label Apply Manifest (SLAM)
Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA)
Southworth International Group
St. Onge Company
The Robotics Group (TRG)
Joel Thomas
Terry Young

Bronze Club:

Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE)
Expert Crane
Hanel Storage Systems
John Hill
Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI)
Institute of Caster & Wheel Manufacturers (ICWM)
Dave Lippert
Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers (LODEM)
Mobile Automation Group (MAG)
Seizmic, Inc.
Steele Solutions, Inc.


American Crane & Equipment
Chris Becker
Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
G.W. Becker, Inc.
Anna Harreveld
InCord, Ltd.
KPI Integrated Solutions
Kenco Logistics Services, LLC
Locus Robotics Corp.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)
Murrelektronik, Inc.
Sebastian Titze
UNARCO Material Handling, Inc.
Donna Varner
WireCrafters, LLC

Updated 9/8/2023

For more information on The Material Handling Education Foundation contact:

Donna Varner
Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.
8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217-3992 USA
(704) 676-1190