Steel Technologies Foundation makes over $100,000 in Donations

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March 1, 2017

Dear Employees and Friends of The Steel Technologies Foundation:

Thank you for supporting The Steel Technologies Foundation in 2016! Because of your contributions and the contributions of Steel Technologies (Steel Tech matches 100% of every dollar that our employees contribute), the Foundation was able to make over $100,000 in donations to very worthy causes that YOU brought to our attention!

As you can see below, the Foundation has supported worthy charities in the communities where we live and work! All of us can be very proud of all of the donations that were made to the following charities as a result of requests made by employees all over the country, including:

4 Paws for Ability
Dare to Care Inc.
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
A Place to Sleep
Decatur County Big Brother & Big Sisters Inc.
Plymouth Community United Way
Active Heroes, Inc.
Decatur County Family YMCA
Portage Township Emergency Food Pantry
American Heart Association
Dream Factory Inc.
Putnam County Homecare & Hospice
American Red Cross
Endure Athletics Foundation
Rutherford County Crime Stoppers
Avon – Walk for the Cure
Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana
Sampson County Friends of Animals
Barren Heights Christian Retreat
Eyes of Freedom
St. John’s Center for Homeless Men
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Kentuckiana
Family & Children’s Place Inc.
St. Joseph Orphanage
Bluegrass Center of Autism
Family Scholar House
Supporting Heroes
Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County
Father Maloney’s Boys & Girls Haven
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi Inc.
FEAT of Louisville
Switzerland County YMCA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
Franciscan Kitchen
Cabbage Patch Settlement House
Burger Autistic School Association
Fund for the Arts
The Salvation Army
Camp Quality Kentuckiana
Home of the Innocents
The V Foundation
Hospice of the Western Reserve
WHAS Crusade for Children Inc.
Cedar Lake Foundation Inc.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Transformation Ministries
Children’s Hospital Foundation
March of Dimes Foundation
United Way of Georgetown County
Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Meeting the Needs Ministry
United Way of Greater Lafayette
Cody’s Cause Inc.
National Kidney Foundation Inc.
Volunteers of America of Kentucky
Cystic Fibrosis Northern Ohio Chapter
Nourishing Gardens
YMCA of Greater Louisville

In addition to the charities listed above, the Foundation is very proud of the support and contribution that it made to the annual Steel Tech golf scramble which raised considerable funds for Supporting Heroes! Supporting Heroes is a Louisville-based non-profit organization that provides support for families who have suffered a tragic loss of life of a loved one who served in the community as a fire fighter, police officer, or EMS personnel. The golf scramble was a huge success and the Foundation is very proud to have been able to donate substantial support to such a great cause!

Finally, allow me to thank some of our fellow Steel Techers for the work they do for your Foundation. The Steel Technologies Foundation’s 2016 Employee Committee consisted of Karen Biery, Emily Clark, Edward Favorite, Michelle Harper, Amy Hornung, Julie Linton, Tracy Miller, Sheila Sinsay, and Christine Turner. This committee meets monthly to approve donation requests, oversee “Plant of the Month” donations, gives financial stewardship, and provides guidance to the Foundation. The Committee reports to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which consists of Mike Carroll, Beth Thomas, and Michelle Harper. A BIG THANK YOU to the entire Employee Committee, they have done a great job for the Foundation over the years!

If you’re a current contributor, thank you! If you’re capable of considering an increase of your donation, please fill out a new enrollment form which is attached. The form can also be printed from the Steel Technologies Foundation’s section located on the GoSTTX portal or it can be obtained by contacting your human resources coordinator. If you’re not a contributor, please consider donating in 2017. Remember every dollar you give is worth $2.00 with the Company match. One dollar a week is worth $104.00 per year after the company provides the matching funds! Any level of participation is greatly appreciated and supports our efforts to give back to charitable causes in our communities.

With your help, the Foundation is looking forward to making an ever-growing impact in 2017.


Michelle M. Harper
The Steel Technologies Foundation Board of Directors

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