An Investment in People

The TMS Foundation supports students and young professionals with meaningful financial assistance and impactful career-building experiences.

Every donation, large or small, matters. Whether it’s a one-time donation, a planned giving arrangement, or strengthening your support through a matching gift, the TMS Foundation has several donation options to meet the needs of our generous contributors. Learn how you can help provide meaningful financial assistance and impactful career-building experiences for students and young professionals through one of the donation options below.

Individual Contributions

Make a personal gift to the Foundation in one of three ways:


Donate online
with our easy-to-use Contribution Form.


Send a check,
payable to the TMS Foundation, to TMS headquarters: 

TMS Foundation
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Donate by Phone
Contact TMS Foundation staff directly to discuss donation options:


Did You Know?

Non-itemizing taxpayers can deduct up to $300 ($600 for married couples filing jointly) for contributions to qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, like the TMS Foundation.

Monthly Giving

You can now make monthly contributions* to the TMS Foundation. A recurring gift is the easiest, most effective way for you to give. Simply fill out this form to let TMS Foundation staff know you would like to set up a monthly gift. A member of TMS staff will contact you to confirm your payment information and finalize your monthly gift.

Your steady support means that we can continue our mission of investing in talented students and members early in their careers, thereby securing the future of our professions. Don’t miss your chance to make an impact all year long!

*Monthly gift amounts must total at least $10 per month for a minimum of 12 months.

Multi-Year Pledge

Your pledge is a promise for the future—by spreading your donation out over several years, you can help ensure that the TMS Foundation is a stable source of support for the next generation of minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers. By committing to a multi-year pledge option, you can make a larger gift to the TMS Foundation at a more comfortable pace for your budget.

To make a pledge, fill out the Multi-Year Pledge form and send it back to the TMS Foundation at or 5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. TMS Foundation staff will be in touch to confirm receipt of your form.

Employer Match

Employer match programs are an easy way to increase the impact of your charitable giving, at no additional cost to you. Check with your organization’s human resources department about the availability of matching gifts, payroll deduction, or other donation options at your workplace. The TMS Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and donations are deductible to the full extent of the law in the United States. Questions regarding contributions should be referred to your tax advisor. The following information is generally all you will need to register for employer match:

Listing:  The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society 
 Employer Identification Number (EIN):  25-1484913
 Address:  5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
 Telephone:  1–724776–9000

Become a VIP Donor

The TMS Foundation offers a TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition VIP Donor Package as a special thank you to donors who contribute $2,000 or more in one calendar year. The VIP Donor Package includes the following benefits:

  • Special badge highlighting you as a VIP Donor
  • Concierge registration services, including “no line” registration
  • Ticket to the TMS-AIME Awards Banquet (along with reserved seating)*
  • Ticket to a Division Awards Luncheon* of your choice
  • Invitation to the TMS Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner*
  • Access to the TMS Volunteer Leadership Lounge (sponsored by the TMS Foundation) throughout the week
  • Thank you gift

*Complimentary for you and one guest (specifically, a spouse, significant other, or family member)

Visit the TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition website for more conference details. For questions or more information on the VIP Donor Package, please e-mail TMS Foundation staff or call at 1-724-776-9000.

Honor a Colleague or Mentor

Are you looking for a way to honor a colleague who has devoted their time, talents, and resources to advancing minerals, metals, and materials? Consider a gift in their name to the TMS Foundation. Because the Foundation nurtures future leaders of science and engineering, a gift to the Foundation in honor of a retiring colleague or in memory of an influential mentor ensures that their work will be continued by future generations.

You can easily identify your contribution as a tribute through the online Contribution Form. A special tribute card will be sent to your designated recipient.

Leave a Legacy of Charitable Giving

Are you ready to move into the next level of charitable giving? Help support the mission of the TMS Foundation by making a lasting impact on the minerals, metals, and materials community. Consider one of several planned giving arrangements, such as bequests or IRA rollovers, as you continue your philanthropic legacy. Click here for more details on available gift arrangements or contact TMS Foundation staff to discuss options.

Put Your Purchases to Work

The next time you make a purchase through, shop using AmazonSmile, and Amazon will make a 0.5 percent donation to the TMS Foundation of the price of the eligible Amazon products that you buy.

Shopping through AmazonSmile is simple to do and requires no additional spending on your part—simply select “The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society” as your charity of choice on your first visit to It is important to return to every time you shop so that every eligible purchase results in a donation.

Endow an Award or Program

Endowments, which typically fund an award or scholarship, may be established and named in accordance with a donor’s wishes through a substantial gift according to the TMS Foundation’s operational procedures. Funding is required prior to the award or scholarship being promoted. Endowments provide constant sources of income for programs and are governed by the TMS Foundations operational procedures and donor’s intentions.

A new award application that includes a funding plan can be found in the Propose a New Award section of the TMS Honors & Awards website.


For questions on any of the donation options listed above, or to discuss your donation personally, contact TMS Foundation staff at or 1-724-776-9000.