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Note About the SHRM Foundation

At the annual SHRM conference in June, the Top 25 Chapters were recognized for their efforts in supporting the SHRM Foundation. HRMA St. Louis was among the chapters recognized, and at the September dinner meeting, a certificate of recognition will be presented to the chapter.
The Society for Human Resource Management is the parent organization with which we are affiliated. SHRM was established to bring human resources professionals together for collaboration, learning opportunities and to help shape practices in the ever changing workforce landscape. Our chapter is run according to guidelines and requirements established by SHRM.

The SHRM Foundation was established as a separate non-profit organization in 1966 to help the association and the profession engage in educational opportunities, research, and legislation affecting human resources. The Foundation keeps abreast of legislation that affects human resources management, and participates in research in order to track trends and provide resources on topics of interest to HR practitioners. The Foundation also funds numerous scholarship opportunities for SHRM members which range from college scholarships, conference registration, online learning and recognition awards.

Chapters are evaluated annually according to a number of metrics, including fundraising for the SHRM Foundation. Our chapter members have helped us achieve Platinum status over the last few years, in part due to the SHRM Foundation fundraising. Your continued support is very much appreciated. you can donate online - be sure to designate Chapter 0013 as your chapter.

LET'S KEEP MOVING UP ON THE LIST! Be on the lookout for opportunities to give, including the Headshot Lounge at the annual conference on October 27th. For a donation to the SHRM Foundation, you can have your photo taken to use for your professional business profile. The Teambuilding Cookbook will also be available at the conference as well, and proceeds will go to the Foundation.

If you are a member of SHRM, you should check out the opportunities available to you online at www.shrm.org/foundation/about/pages/about-us.aspx.

Linda Pipitone
President-Elect