Event Celebrates Industry Leaders and Raises Funds to Support Pre-K Through University STEM Education Programs
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WARRENDALE, Pa. (March 2, 2023) – The SAE Foundation is excited to host the 2023 Annual Celebration event on May 23, 2023, at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. Now in its 25th year, the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration brings together students, teachers, volunteers, and donors to recognize and pay tribute to the career accomplishments and generous spirit of the industry professionals who inspire the next generation of innovators.
Join the celebration and pay tribute to the career accomplishments and generous spirit of industry professionals who inspire the next generation of innovators. Information on corporate and individual sponsorships for this prestigious annual event are available here: https://www.saefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023-Sponsorship-Brochure.pdf.
Included in this celebration is the presentation of the SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the mobility industry by achieving a significant amount of success in their STEM careers, demonstrating innovation and risk taking, establishing a new direction which challenged their industry, and making an impact through philanthropic contributions, community education, or government activities.
The SAE Foundation is excited to recognize Jim Farley, president and chief executive officer, of Ford Motor Company, as the recipient of the 2023 SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award. “This honor is a testament to Jim’s prestigious career, dedication to community and education, and in recognition of the significant contributions Ford Motor Company has made toward the mission of SAE Foundation.” Said Lori Gatmaitan, vice president of SAE Foundation and STEM learning. “Farley’s passion for automobiles and forward-thinking focus personify the spirit of the Industry Leadership Award and we are proud to honor him with this recognition.”
As President and CEO, Farley is focused on transforming Ford to lead the digital and electric revolution in the automotive industry, through the deployment of the ambitious, customer-focused Ford+ plan. The plan includes a focus on innovation and delivery of breakthrough electric vehicles at scale, along with development of software and connected vehicle technologies and services across all Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
Farley is also dedicated to giving back to his community and is a proud supporter of and frequent volunteer for the Pope Francis Center in Detroit. He also recently served as the Chairman of the capital campaign for the Center’s new Bridge Housing Campus.
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Additional industry leaders and young professionals are also recognized for their contributions to the world of mobility at the event with the Gordon Millar Award and the DENSO Young Industry Leadership Award.
For complete information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.saefoundation.org/news-events/events/annual-celebration/.
About SAE Foundation
The mission of the SAE Foundation is to increase student achievement and participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build a STEM-fluent workforce. Funds raised by the SAE Foundation support SAE International’s award-winning A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, Collegiate Design Series™ (CDS), awards and scholarships. SAE’s STEM education programs enable students to develop the 21st century skills needed to succeed in real-world work environments and connect classroom learning with real-life application. SAE’s STEM programs have reached more than 6 million students worldwide and engaged more than 30,000 STEM industry professionals as volunteers. SAE International is a global organization engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers to advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. Get involved today http://www.saefoundation.org.
About SAE International
SAE International is a global organization committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including award-winning programs like A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at http://www.sae.org.
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