FERF's Chapter Challenge Program was launched in honor of FEI's 75th Anniversary. The Chapter Challenge program encourages FEI chapters to make a leadership donation. Considering chapter size and treasury, FERF assembled a robust offering of contribution levels that included member benefits. Each level--Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum--included acknowledgement in FERF's Annual Report; on FERF's website and on all FEI conference signage.
Each level of Chapter Leadership Giving came with specific benefits for the chapters, i.e. the Silver Level included a Summit Registration and a FERFPros Subscription; the Gold Level included 2 Summit Registrations and 1 FERFPros Subscription; etc.
Many chapters enthusiastically participated in this and took full advantage of awarding free FEI Summit or CFRI registrations as well as one-year free subscriptions for FERFPros. Several chapters used their benefits as awards or in membership raffles.
The chapters that have participated in fiscal year 2008 include: Boston, Central Florida, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Jersey, Orange County Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, Washington State.
FERF would like to acknowledge and thank our generous Major Gift, President's Circle and Leadership Donors and FEI Chapters that have pledged or made donations as of March 24, 2008--YOU make our research work possible.
Major Gift ($50,000+)
Platinum President's Circle ($15,000+)
General Electric Company Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
Gold President's Circle ($10,000+)
Abbott Laboratories Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Silver President's Circle ($5,000+)
American International Group Inc.
Dow Chemical Company
El Paso Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
General Motors Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
Sony Corporation of America
The Chrysler Foundation
Time Warner Inc
Tyco International (US) Inc.
Gold Corporate Leadership ($2,500+)
Colony Capital LLC
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
McCormick & Company Inc.
PPG Industries Incorporated
Precision Castparts Corp.
Telephone and Data Systems Inc.
The Hershey Company