December 11, 2016

12/12/2016: IMEF - Support the future of the milling industry

When the International Milling Education Foundation (IMEF) was founded in 2003, the executive management at King Milling Company decided to show its support for the industry by making a donation that represented $2 US per cwt (50kg) of our daily production at the time.

When IMEF was established the goal was to raise an endowment of $3 million. At the time, our thought was that if every milling company in the United States were to donate according to the same formula, then the goal of $3 million would be well within reach.
 


Alas, it’s 2016, and while we’ve definitely made progress toward that goal of $3 million – and we thank all of you who have helped us get to the point we are at today – we still have a way to go.

We’re very near the $1 million mark, and we need $100,000 to reach the first million before the end of 2017.

At this point, I’d like to challenge each of the milling and allied trades companies around the world to consider making a donation based on a similar calculation ($2/cwt or $44/MT of daily capacity).

Already, IMEF has gifted scholarships to students at Kansas State University, as well as helped professionals in the milling industry improve and enhance their skills through scholarships for the IAOM Correspondence Course in Flour Milling and resident milling courses.

IMEF funds were critical in the development of the Milling Technician certificate program, offered at Cowley College.

The Milling Technician program provides a one-year path to become a skilled and qualified candidate for many entry-level positions in a mill.

New hires that are skilled and trained in the industry will help to reload the industry as a generation begins to retire. The IMEF has also funded translation projects: The Correspondence Course in Flour Milling will be available in Spanish and Arabic in 2017.

As the end of the year approaches, I’d like to ask that you consider supporting your industry with your donations to charity.

Donations to IMEF are tax deductible, and are used solely to advance the milling industry that has given so much to so many of us.

The end of a calendar year is often a time for both reflecting about accomplishments and planning forward for what we can do to make a difference by giving a gift to, or in honour of a friend or colleague.

Your unrestricted gift to IMEF will help develop creative and instructive milling and training opportunities that will better equip the industry to meet the changing demands of tomorrow’s customer.

There are many options available for giving in addition to cash. If there is a gift you would like to make, the Foundation will work with you to find the best solution for your situation.

Sincerely, Steve Doyle IMEF President

Donate HERE.

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