Giving Opportunities

The NFPA Education & Technology Foundation offers many ways for you to make an impact on fluid power education, our annual giving society, the Pascal Society, the Benefactor’s Circle, Legacy Builders, and more.

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Inspire the future fluid power workforce

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) members consistently rank recruiting a skilled workforce among their companies' most challenging issues. As a result, NFPA has identified growing the fluid power workforce as one of its primary strategic priorities. Our mission is to increase the number of technical college and university students educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry.

Pascal Society donations have the power to expand fluid power education in schools at all levels, much like its famous namesake's multiplier effect. The Benefactor's Circle allows the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation to secure a stable financial future through planned multi-year giving.

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation thanks the many generous individual and corporate donors who share our mission of meeting the workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. We honor donors who have given $25,000 or more as Legacy Builders at our Annual Conference

Pascal Society

The Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. Named after Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, physicist and inventor whose famous law describes fluid power’s force multiplier effect, the Pascal Society seeks to create a similar multiplier effect for the fluid power industry.

Benefactor's Circle

The Benefactor’s Circle is a giving and recognition society within the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation that allows individuals from the fluid power industry to support the workforce development mission of the NFPA Foundation and to engage with the growing and vibrant fluid power industry.

Foundation Donors

Companies and individuals donate to the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation in many ways, including special events each year at our Annual Conference and Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. 

Legacy Builders

The Legacy Builder Award recognizes all NFPA Education and Technology Foundation donors whose cumulative donations have reached $25,000 or more. Each year, a new class of Legacy Builders is inducted into this elite club at the NFPA Annual Conference.

Other Forms of Support

In addition to support through the Pascal Society, companies are able to support fluid power workforce development programs through donations or any size as well as through education program participation.

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We are grateful for the individuals and companies that have donated to the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation between May 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024. Your donations make the foundation's work possible and expand access to fluid power education throughout the country.

  • Adams Air & Hydraulics
  • Aladco, LLC
  • Alfa Laval
  • Alro Steel Corporation
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • ArcelorMittal Tubular Products
  • Automated Wire Products
  • AW-Lake Company
  • B&B Management Labs
  • BDI
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Bucher Hydraulics
  • Cadenas PARTsolutions
  • Camozzi Pneumatics, Inc.
  • Casappa Corp.
  • Michael Casey
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Certified Power/Hydrotech, Inc./Fluid System Components
  • Charter Dura-Bar, Inc.
  • CIM-TEK Filtration
  • Comer Industries, Inc.
  • Continental Hydraulics
  • Cross Company
  • Custom Hydraulics and Design
  • Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Delaware Manufacturing Industries Corp.
  • Delta Motion
  • Deltrol Fluid Products
  • DGD Fluid Power
  • Elevat
  • Employee Owned Holdings, Inc.
  • Endeavor Business Media
  • Engineering Technology Services
  • eShipping, LLC
  • Festo
  • Flodraulic Group, Inc.
  • Flow Control Group
  • FluiDyne Fluid Power Corporation
  • FORCE America Inc./ Valve Division
  • Susan Giese
  • GPM Controls LLC
  • Carolyn Hacklet
  • HAWE Hydraulik GmbH & Co KG
  • Helios Technologies
  • Hercules Sealing Producgts
  • Husco
  • HYDAC/ Schroeder Industries
  • Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
  • Hydraulex Global
  • Hydro Electronic Devices, Inc.
  • IC-Fluid Power
  • Ifm efector
  • IFP Motion Solutions, Inc.
  • Industrial Hard Chrome
  • In Memory of Paul Rozek
  • JEM Technical Marketing Company
  • Sheku Kamara
  • Karen Keck
  • Mary Kenney
  • Kepner Products Company
  • Kraft Fluid Systems
  • KYB Americas Corporation
  • Eric Lanke
  • Leggett & Platt Hydraulics
  • Lexair
  • Linde Hydraulics Corp.
  • Main Manufacturing Products, Inc.
  • MFP Seals
  • MHA Zentgraf Corporation
  • Micromatic LLC
  • Moog, Inc.
  • Moseys Production Machinists, Inc.
  • Motion & Flow Control Products
  • MP Filtri
  • MTE Hydraulics
  • National Tube Supply Company
  • Mike Naughton
  • Niagara LaSalle Corporation
  • Noshok
  • Nott Company
  • OEM Controls, Inc.
  • OPS Controls, Inc.
  • Paquin Company
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Plymouth Tube Company
  • Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.
  • Power Systems Florida
  • QCC
  • QP Hydraulics
  • R&J Cylinder & Machine, Inc.
  • Steven Raith
  • ROSS Controls
  • Salesforce
  • Scanreco, Inc.
  • Service Center Metals
  • Sharon Tube Division of Zekelman Industries
  • Singer Industrial
  • Paul Spotts
  • SPX Hydraulic Technologies
  • Eric Striegel
  • SunSource
  • Joan Tarantino
  • Michael Thomas
  • TraceParts
  • Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Ultra Clean Technologies Corporation
  • Walvoil Fluid Power
  • Vis Hydraulics North America
  • World Wide Fittings Corporation
  • WTWH Media
  • Yates Industries, Inc.

The Legacy Builder Award recognizes all donors to the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation whose cumulative donations have reached $25,000 or more. Each year, a new class of Legacy Builders are inducted into this elite club at the NFPA Annual Conference.

Class of 2024

  • Micromatic, LLC
  • Stauff Corporation
  • Walvoil Fluid Power

Class of 2023

  • Alro Steel Corporation
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Industrial Hard Chrome

Class of 2022

  • Hydraforce

Class of 2020

  • Daman Products Company
  • Kawasaki Precision Machinery
  • Muncie Power Products, Inc.
  • Norgren
  • SunSource

Class of 2019

  • Clippard Instrument Laboratory
  • Festo Corporation
  • Hitachi
  • Iowa Fluid Power
  • OEM Controls
  • Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Class of 2018

  • FORCE America
  • HUSCO International
  • International Fluid Power Society
  • Quality Control Corporation

Class of 2017

  • Linde Hydraulics
  • Lubrizol
  • Proportion Air
  • Woodward HRT

Class of 2016

  • Afton Chemical
  • Bobcat
  • Chevron
  • Donaldson Company
  • Evonik Oil Additives
  • ExxonMobil
  • HYDAC and Schroeder Industries
  • Hydra-Power Systems
  • Hydraquip
  • Netshape Technologies
  • Poclain Hydraulics

Class of 2015

  • CNH Industrial
  • Pall Corporation
  • Moog

Class of 2014

  • Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Gates Corporation
  • ROSS Controls

Class of 2013

  • Bimba Manufacturing
  • Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • Caterpillar
  • Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation

Class of 2012

  • Enfield Technologies

Class of 2010

  • Sun Hydraulics Corporation