Paper Technology Foundation
Papermakers, let’s go ride!! Please support the paper engineering students at Western Michigan University as we raise funds to create resources for personal and professional development opportunities in the forest products industry. WMU paper students are part of TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) Ts’ai Lun- a WMU registered student organization, and Lake States TAPPI. Our students learn methods and strategies to use paper and non-wood fibers to create renewable, reusable, and recyclable products, replacing harmful petroleum based products. We hope you will join in the fun and help us exceed our goal!
The Western Michigan University Paper Technology Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation founded by industry leaders in 1958. The mission of the corporation has been and continues to be to support the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering at Western Michigan University. The Paper Technology Foundation's primary roles have been to recruit students for the forest products industry and support those students with leadership, resources, and competitive scholarships. PTF has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships. Please check out our information at wmich.edu/papertechfoundation
BFK's Multi-Charity Bikeathon
On Saturday, September 18, our organization will participate in a Charity Bikeathon organized by Bike Friendly Kalamazoo! We are thrilled to be one of more than a dozen non-profits taking part in this inaugural community event.
We hope you can join in the fun -- by riding for our team -- by helping us find donors -- or by donating yourself. Please support our cause and make this a successful event. It would be great if you could join us in the wonderful timber-framed Vicksburg Community Pavilion, right next to the grounds of the lovingly maintained and curated Vicksburg Historic Village.
Bike Friendly Kalamazoo
We are Riding For A Reason -- and hope you support my Team in this wonderful multi-charity event.
Our charity is taking advantage of Bike Friendly Kalamazoo's experience as a fellow non-profit to make our participation in this fun fundraiser a success and to help us raise funds during challenging times.
Statement from Bike Friendly Kalamazoo, Event Organizer
Putting this event together is Bike Friendly Kalamazoo's way of giving back to the community. PledgeReg is providing our Participating Charities with third party convenience and transparency via their event platform. Transactions using PledgeReg will be acknowledged by the overall Event Organizer, Bike Friendly Kalamazoo, using auto-generated messages and displays. PledgeReg automatically includes BFK's name and tax ID on certain emails and communications. Please be assured that support of YOUR designated charities is being tracked and publicly displayed.
BFK is itself a 501(c)3 Michigan non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to help make our greater community even more bicycle friendly. To learn more, please visit BFK online.