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 I want to thank you all for your support of the NOMMA Education  Foundation  (NEF).

Since we are now in the last half of 2017, I would like to offer you the opportunity to make your yearly donation to the NOMMA Education Foundation. Because of the income tax charitable deduction, individuals who make their gifts by December 31 and itemize can reduce their income taxes. By making a donation today you can help support the operations and programs of the NOMMA Education Foundation.


Your donations are what make it possible for the foundation to provide continuing education programs, educational videos, NEF publications, METALfab education program,  NEF webinars, new chapter support, NEF Lawler Research Program, and much more. Please help us continue and expand our exciting programs in 2017 and beyond.


Ways that you can help NEF continue to provide its outstanding programs — cash donation (tax deductible for individuals), donate or bid on an item at the NEF auction, volunteer to help with NEF programs, or make a honorarium or memorial donation to recognize a special person in the industry.  Forms for donations can be found at under the Foundation tab or contact Martha Pennington, NEF Executive Director, at or 888-516-8585 x104, she will be glad to help process your donation.


Also, at this time of year we ask everyone to help with one of our favorite fund raising projects — the Silent and Live Auctions held at METALfab2018.   Whether you donate an item for auction or you bid on items, both are very important to the success of this project. We have had fabulous items donated through the years and we depend on your generous support to help us continue the great tradition.

The auction committee requests donations of items that may include:

  • Metal items. Metal sculpture, garden gate, hand forged items, books, artwork, antiques.
  • Non-Metal items. Tools, gift baskets, pottery, jewelry, certificates/coupons, jewelry, electronics, clothing, food/wine, presentation drawings, use of vacation properties.
  • Specialized service to create a custom one-of-a kind item.
  • Or be creative. The sky is the limit!

With your help, we will have another successful auction! Every donated item will help the foundation provide quality education for the architectural, ornamental, and miscellaneous metals community. If you wish to contribute an item(s) for this event, please complete the auction donation form available at For questions contact Martha Pennington, NEF Executive Director, or (888) 516-8585 x 104.


Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you all at METALfab 20178


Lynn Parquette

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