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.

Only 10% of donations are used for administrative fees.

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
Bastian Solutions & William A. Bastian II
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Chahalis
Conveyor & Sortation Systems
Crane Manufacturers Association of America
Electrification & Controls Manufacturers Association
Frazier Industrial
Gorbel Inc.
MHI Solutions Community
Kevin O’Neill
Mr. & Mrs. John Paxton
Sal Fateen
Spanco, Inc.
Tiffin Metal Products
Brett Wood
Mr. & Mrs. David Young

Silver Club

Annette Danek-Akey
Hanel Storage Systems
George W. Prest
Southworth International Group
St. Onge Company
Storage Manufacturers Association
The Robotics Group
Bob Trebilcock

Bronze Club

Christian Dow
Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment Council
Expert Crane
John Hill
Hoist Manufacturers Institute
Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers
Mobile Automation Group
Brad Moore
Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association
Steel King Industries
UNEX Manufacturing


Bryan Jensen
Jesco Industries
Todd Maxwell
Monorail Manufacturers Association
Tri-Boro Shelving & Partition
Donna Varner

Updated 1/22/2021

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