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SME Auction to Help Raise Money for Coal & Energy Division Scholarships


January 7, 2021 - Below is a message from Heather Trexler, Chair, Coal and Energy Division, SME


Hello C&E members, let's hope 2021 is brighter for us all.  We are still in need of donations for the silent auction, please don't forget how important the auction is for us and our funding.  The deadline for items to be at SME HQ is only a month away - February 5th.

The SME Coal and Energy Division has announced that it will take part in a virtual silent auction to help raise funds for the Coal & Energy Division Scholarship fund. The online auction will take place in conjunction with the MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo March 1-5th.

At this time, we request your help in making our event a huge success by donating items to auction off. This is an excellent way for you to give back to our industry, advertise on behalf of your company and donate to the Coal and Energy Division. Last year, the Division awarded $31,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students with interests in coal mining. Your donation will be recognized in Mining Engineering magazine, as well as on the online auction website.

Popular items to consider donating include:

    Scale models of mining equipment
    Historical mining equipment and memorabilia
    Mineral and fossil specimens
    Jewelry and gems
    Private VIP tours of mines
    Adventure outings
    Sports tickets
    Electronics and technology items
    Professional services
    Gift baskets

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation and support future scholarships, please mail your donation by Friday, February 5th to:

Attn: Heather Gravning – Coal & Energy Division
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112-4167

When sending your silent auction item(s), please include the silent auction donation form included with this letter. The earlier we get your item(s), the more exposure your donation receives on the auction webpage.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Heather Trexler
Chair, Coal and Energy Division