The AGMA Foundation Annual Campaign

Click here to see the List of 2017 Campaign Donors.

The last AGMA Foundation Annual Campaign took place in 2017. The Foundation thanks Past and Present Donors for their support.

Going forward, the Foundation’s programs will be funded using Foundation reserves. The exception to this is the Foundation Scholarship program, which will be funded by the Annual Golf Tournament, and dedicated contributions.

Contributions to the AGMA Foundation Scholarship Fund are tax deductible, and accepted at any time. Donors to the 2018 Scholarship Fund will be recognized on this website, and on signage at the 2019 Annual Meeting.


Contribute to the Scholarship Fund with a credit card through the PayPal button below, or click here for a mail in Pledge Card. All pledges will be credited to the Scholarship Fund.

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Corporate Giving Levels:
Friend (up to $999)
Partner ($1,000-$2,499)
Benefactor ($2,500-$4,999)
Patron ($5,000-$7,499)
Leader ($7,500 and above)

Individual Giving Levels:
Donor (up to $99)
Friend ($100-$249)
Partner ($250-$499)
Benefactor ($500-$749)
Patron ($750 and above)

Projects Funded by Past Annual Campaigns Include:

Scholarships to Aspiring Engineers


Waukesha County Technical College student Jack Jaeger received the first Technical/Associate student scholarship from the AGMA Foundation!  The Foundation offers scholarships at the Technical/Associate, Undergraduate and Graduate levels.  The Foundation awarded 10 scholarships in 2017. 

The AGMA Foundation awards scholarship to students who are preparing to work in the gear industry. Scholarships are awarded at the Technical/Associate, Undergraduate, and Graduate levels. Eighty-six percent of the Foundation’s scholarship recipients are working in the gear industry. Please visit our scholarship webpage for full details and to meet the ten 2017 Scholarship recipients.

AGMA Centennial Research & Education


The AGMA Centennial Book, “Celebrating 100 Years of Gearing,” the Centennial Timeline Display, and the AGMA Centennial Website and Video were funded with grants from the AGMA Foundation.  To purchase the Centennial Book please visit the AGMA store.

The AGMA Foundation granted $200,000 to AGMA for the historical research and education aspects of the 2016 AGMA Centennial Celebration.  The AGMA Centennial book, timeline exhibit, website and video educate, highlight, and celebrate the importance of gearing and AGMA.


Workforce Education


Bob Errichello is one of AGMA’s expert instructors.

Grants from the Foundation created online versions of two popular AGMA courses: Gear Failure Analysis and Detailed Gear Design – Beyond Simple Service.  Since their debut in 2012, hundreds of AGMA members have taken advantage of this educational opportunity.

NEW FOUNDATION GRANTS! In 2016 the Foundation granted funds to AGMA to revise and update the Detailed Gear Design course. AGMA will use another Foundation grant to present a series of 2017 Webinars on topics of interest in the gear industry.  The Foundation funding allows AGMA to offer the webinars FREE to AGMA members!

In 2004, with funding from the AGMA Foundation, AGMA debuted its 3-part Online Workforce Training Series: Fundamentals of Gearing, Parallel Gear Inspection, and Hobbing. These courses have trained thousands over the past 13 years. NEW! In 2017, AGMA will update these courses with a new Foundation grant.

University Based Research


The Foundation funded research on Gear Micropitting at The Ohio State University.

The Foundation has provided over $350,000 in funding for cutting edge gear research.  The Foundation’s most recent grant  went to the GearLab at The Ohio State University for research on gear micropitting.

We appreciate your support! The Annual Campaign is an important source of funds for the Foundation’s education and training programs, research grants, and operating expenses.

Support for the Foundation through the Annual Campaign is vital to the survival and operation of the Foundation, since AGMA membership dues do not cover operating expenses for the AGMAFoundation. Contributions made to the AGMA Foundation, a Section 501( c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code, are considered charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Tax ID: 54-1610556



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