Miners Give Back


Miners Give Back (MGB)  is committed to supporting community service and/or other humanitarian outreach activities.

The SME Foundation (SMEF) presents the Miners Give Back Award for the recognition of SME Section community service and humanitarian outreach. The Miners Give Back Award program promotes community service and humanitarian outreach initiatives by SME Sections within their communities and facilitates networking between Sections. 


This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an SME Section for their accomplishments in community service and humanitarian outreach to serve the mission of Miners Give Back. The mission of MGB is to support world-wide initiatives focused on humanitarian efforts that tangibly improved the lives of individuals and inspired a commitment to give back to the local community.

Congratulations to the winners of the
2021 Miners Give Back Award:

The SME Pittsburgh Section

This award recognizes the Pittsburgh Section's leadership and contributions to Phase One of the Remediation of the Westmoreland Coal Co.'s Abandoned South No. 2 Mine Portal Area. The project will provide an outlet to communicate the historical importance of mining in the Export, PA region. When the entire project is completed, the portal site will be identified as an area of interest on a local bike trail. The Borough intends to apply for Pennsylvania historical marker designation, a program designed to capture the memory of people, places, events, and innovations that have affected the lives of Pennsylvanians over the centuries since William Penn founded the Commonwealth. It is believed that the Pittsburgh Section's participation in this project best exemplifies the mission and spirit of the Miners Give Back Program by offering in-kind professional services, expertise and financial assistance to enable the community to safely complete the project and preserve the legacy of mining in the area.

Representatives of the SME Pittsburgh Section accepted their award at the 2022 SME Foundation Gala in Salt Lake city, Utah.
From left to right: Michael Trevits, Bob Kudlawiec and SMEF President Steve Holmes 


How to Apply for the 2023 Miners Give Back Award

1. Serve: Complete your Outreach Project between January 2022 - March 2023
2. Apply: April 1, 2023 - June 1, 2023.  APPLY TODAY
3. Celebrate:  Award ceremony at the 2024 SME Foundation Annual Gala Dinner at the SME Annual Conference & Expo.

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