Applications International Corp. Pledges $250,000 to ASSE Foundation

Applications International.jpgApplications International Corp. (AIC) has pledged $250,000 over 3 years to ASSE Foundation, partnering with the Foundation to strengthen the future of the safety profession through investing in education, leadership development and research. The donation is a milestone for both organizations; it is the largest charitable gift Applications International Corp. has ever given and the largest donation ever received in the ASSE Foundation’s 24-year history.

“ASSE Foundation is overwhelmed with AIC’s generosity and commitment to helping our veterans pursue a career in occupational health and safety field,” says Alexi Carli, Foundation chair. “It mirrors the Foundation’s desire to provide educational and leadership development to advance the safety profession.”

“At AIC, our commitment to excellence goes beyond the high-quality enterprise applications we specialize in providing our clientele. We know that a truly excellent company gives back, making deep investments in others and the future,” says AIC’s Angelica Lauriano.

In 2015, the gift will fund six of the Foundation’s Impact Scholarships: One at $15,000 and five at $10,000. The scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing safety degrees at ABET-accredited schools. Applicants with a military background will receive preference. Applications for all the Foundation’s 100+ awards is now open and winners will be announced April 1, 2015.

In addition to funding six Impact Scholarships in 2015, AIC’s landmark gift will provide a $3,000 grant to the Next Generation Board (NGB), the Foundation’s young professionals board. With AIC’s grant, the NGB will expand its outreach to ASSE student members, encouraging stronger connections and volunteerism within the Society. Furthermore, $17,000 will be appropriated to Safety Matters, the Foundation’s growth and development fund, which enables the Foundation to continually improve and expand their programs and offerings. AIC’s gift to the Foundation will continue into 2016 and 2017, with allocations to be determined.