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Inspiring, recruiting, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals is the mission of the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, and the organization has made great strides this year through several student outreach programs.

Most recently the CGIF launched the University-Industry Network, a program that focuses on encouraging schools around the world to align more closely with industry as they continue teaching key concepts in ceramic and glass science. This network provides resources to key professors and undergraduate students and helps connect students with ceramic and glass industry leaders.

Another recent initiative is the new-and-improved Ceramic and Glass Career Center—the premiere online resource for matching talented, qualified job and internship seekers with the best career opportunities at leading organizations in the ceramic and glass industry.

In 2016, the CGIF plans to continue developing and launching initiatives that will attract more young technicians, engineers, and researchers to the ceramic and glass industry.

But they can’t do it without your help.

In the spirit of the giving season, Ted Day, chair of the CGIF and president and CEO of Mo-Sci Corporation, has issued a challenge grant.

“I will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts of $1,000 or more to the CGIF (up to $100,000 total) from now until December 31, 2015,” Day wrote in a recent letter to current and future donors.

Day is presenting this match in addition to the $1,000,000 matching grant from The American Ceramic Society already in place—this means any gift of $1,000 or more will be quadrupled.

(For example, your $5,000 gift would provide a total of $20,000 of support to the CGIF—how great is that?)

Ready to support the future of the ceramic materials community? Give today!

To learn more about the CGIF’s initiatives and how you can support the mission, contact Marcus Fish, CGIF Development Director, at 614-794-5863 or