FERF's Chapter Challenge Program.

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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.

CORPORATE DONORS

Major Gift ($50,000+)

Exxon-Mobil Company

Microsoft Corporation

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.

Cisco Systems

Corning Incorporated

Cummins Inc.

CVS Corporation

Dow Chemical Company

El Paso Corporation

Eli Lilly and Company

General Motors Corporation

Halliburton Company

Hewlett-Packard Company

IBM Corporation

Johnson & Johnson

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Motorola Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Procter & Gamble Co.

Siemens AG

Sony Corporation of America

Tenneco

The Chrysler Foundation

Time Warner Inc

Tyco International (US) Inc.

Gold Corporate Leadership ($2,500+)

Chevron

Colony Capital LLC

Intel Corporation

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

McCormick & Company Inc.

PPG Industries Incorporated

Precision Castparts Corp.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

SmartPros Ltd.

Telephone and Data Systems Inc.

The Hershey Company

Wal-mart...

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