The Foundation is the charitable arm of the American Society of Safety Professionals, focusing on educational programs that advance the profession we serve, developing tomorrow’s safety leaders, and supporting research to expand the knowledge of the safety community.

Who We Are

When you give to the ASSP Foundation, you support the entire ASSP community and beyond.

One Mission

The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Professionals, generates funding and provides resources for scholarships, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health and environmental profession.

One Society

We are ASSP. The ASSP Foundation was chartered in 1990 by the ASSP Board of Directors. The ASSP Foundation is a 501(c)3, and all donations to the organization are tax-deductible.

Serving as the charitable arm of ASSP, the ASSP Foundation provides financial and programmatic support of the profession on behalf of ASSP and the ASSP community.

When donors give to the ASSP Foundation, they are supporting the work of ASSP and its Foundation. Together, we are ASSP.

See What We Do

The 2018 ASSP Foundation annual report tells the stories behind the numbers. It’s an opportunity to step back and celebrate what our donors have done over the past year. Take a look at the stories within the report for a glimpse at how your donations are changing lives.

Hundreds of students are closer to reaching their dreams of graduating as a safety professional and those already in the field have resources to enhance their skillsets. You have funded groundbreaking research on fatigue in the workplace and given the next generation of leaders a chance to understand what’s ahead of them.

It’s been an amazing year. Thank you for letting the ASSP Foundation be part of your story…

View our 2018 Annual Report

Who We Are

The Foundation's Board of Trustees stems from multiple industries including construction, insurance, manufacturing, and higher education. With a vast array of expertise and years of experience at its disposal, the Board envisions and follows through with plans that affect every aspect of safety.

CHAIR
Linda M. Tapp, CSP
President
SafetyFUNdamentals

VICE CHAIR
Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM, CRIS
Executive Director
Colorado Safety Association

TRUSTEE
Donny Burke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Program Director, Advanced Safety Engineering and Management
University of Alabama at Birmingham


TRUSTEE
Dr, Tracey L. Cekada, CSP, CHSP
Chairperson and Associate Professor Safety Sciences Department
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

TRUSTEE
Jan Simon Clark, CSP, CIH
Risk Team Lead
Chevron Pipe Line Company

TRUSTEE
Martin Jeppeson, CSP, ARM
Director of Regulatory Affairs
CALAMCO

TRUSTEE
David Natalizia
Practice Line Leader - Safety
Bureau Veritas North America

TRUSTEE
Julius Rhodes
Vice President of Human Resources
American Osteopathic Association

TRUSTEE
Eric R. Sachleben, CSP
AVP, Risk Control Services
Liberty Mutual Insurance

TRUSTEE
Cece Weldon, CSP, ARM
President
IBEX Strategy Group

PAST CHAIR
David T. Crowley, CSP, CHMM
Senior EHS Director
HP Hood LLC

SECRETARY & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jennifer McNelly
Secretary & Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Safety Professionals

DIRECTOR, ASSP FOUNDATION
Mary C. Goranson
American Society of Safety Professionals

MANAGER, ASSP FOUNDATION
Sarah Martino
American Society of Safety Professionals