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SAE Foundation Honors Corporate Donors during Annual Banquet

DETROIT, May 20, 2010 -

The SAE Foundation honored and thanked three corporate donors during its annual banquet on May 20, 2010, at The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, Mich.

·         John Deere washonored for its $250,000 donation toward the “Learn Twice” program, which engages university students by facilitating opportunities to volunteer in A World In Motion® classrooms.  Students who volunteer during the school year will be reimbursed for the cost of registration to one of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series events. The $250,000 gift provides funding for the necessary training, curriculum, and materials to teachers and university students in the U.S. and Canada interested in participating in this special initiative.

·         AVL was honored for its $140,000 pledge that will be used to promote the continued awareness, funding and distribution of SAE International’s education programs.

·         DELPHI Foundation was honored for its $100,000 gift that provides the SAE Foundation with funding to support and promote the programs of SAE International. In addition, DELPHI also is a Supplier Elite Sponsor for the banquet.

“Corporate donors are the life-blood of the SAE Foundation and the educational programs that we provide. On behalf of the SAE Foundation and SAE International, I want to thank John Deere, AVL and DELPHI for their generous donations and their support of our mission. These companies have shown a commitment to education that will benefit school-age children across the U.S and Canada,” Matthew Miller, Director, SAE Foundation and Pre-College Programs, said.

In addition to honoring these companies, the SAE Foundation Banquet featured presentations of Industry Leadership Awards to Rodney O'Neal (2010), CEO and president of Delphi, and Jim Press (2009), a consultant and advisor, and former vice chairman and president of Chrysler, and president and CEO of Toyota Motors North America. Both O’Neal and Press will make speeches during the ceremony.

Also, Young Manufacturing Leadership Awards for 2009 and 2010 were presented.

The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series. SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.

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