Donation Options

Help students and young professionals grow into future science and engineering leaders with a donation to the TMS Foundation. Your contribution will help to fund awards that recognize talent and achievement, scholarships that reduce financial burdens on students, valuable opportunities for travel and networking, and programs to develop and inspire leadership. Learn how you can support the work of the TMS Foundation through the donation options below.

Individual Contributions

Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 by December 31, 2017 for the TMS Foundation’s Annual Appeal. Make a personal gift to the Foundation in one of three ways:

1

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

2

Send a check,
payable to the TMS Foundation, 

to TMS headquarters:

TMS Foundation
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

3

Contact Mary Samsa
TMS Foundation & Public Affairs Manager, 
at msamsa@tms.org or
1-724-814-3130 
to donate by phone or to discuss donation options.

Employer Match

Check with your organization’s human resources department about the availability of an employer match program. 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
 E-mail:  TMSFoundation@tms.org
 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
  • Invitation to the TMS Foundation VIP Reception*
  • Thank you gift

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

Visit the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition website to register today or for more details. For questions or more information on the VIP Donor Package, please e-mail Andrea Holland, TMS Foundation Major Gifts and Planned Giving Specialist, or call at 1–724–814–3144.

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

Find a charitable plan that lets you continue your philanthropic legacy and supports the TMS Foundation. Click here for more details on available gift arrangements.

Put Your Purchases to Work

The next time you make a purchase through Amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com. It is important to return to smile.amazon.com 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 on the TMS website. To discuss an endowed award or program, contact Mary Samsa, TMS Foundation & Public Affairs Manager, at msamsa@tms.org or 1–724–814–3130.

Questions?

For questions on any of the donation options listed above, or to discuss your donation personally, contact Mary Samsa, TMS Foundation & Public Affairs Manager, at msamsa@tms.org or 1-724-814-3130.