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Member Bridge Donation

Invest in the future of manufacturing by giving a grad a gift! Your non-tax-deductible contribution of $45 per graduating student member will:

  • Help introduce these new professionals to the resources and technical information they need to succeed in today's advanced manufacturing environment.
  • Give recent graduates the opportunity to broaden their network as they transition into their neighboring professional chapters.
  • Retain active young members and strengthen manufacturing's workforce pipeline.
  • Grow SME's membership base.

Gift a Membership


Need Assitance With Your Dues?

If you are a graduating student, please contact membership@sme.org to have your membership bridged.

Note: Only graduating high school and postsecondary students are eligible to participate.

Melissa Dotcher
“In 2010, my student chapter attended an SME event where I met 2012 SME President LaRoux Gillespie. LaRoux encouraged me to engage more with SME outside of my student chapter. He kept me involved even after I graduated. When my student membership was about to expire, I knew I couldn’t afford to pay the full cost. As a great surprise to me, LaRoux sponsored my membership through the Member Bridge Program. His generosity is one of the reasons I'm still with SME today.”
Melissa Dochter, Schneider Electric, SME Member Since 2010