Support Us

You can help empower communities impacted by the extractive industries by supporting the Minerals, Materials and Society program through our crowdfunding web pageYour support will supply much-needed scholarships for students from affected countries who could benefit the most from this program. No contribution is too big or too small.

Fundraising efforts to build an endowment to ensure the sustainability of the program are also well under way. Representatives from UD’s Development Department, Professor Ali and Ms. Syvrud have already engaged with multiple foundations and industry prospects, and a Leadership Council is being built that will bring the viewpoints of stakeholders across industries into the process of developing pertinent curricula, identifying research gaps and opportunities, and supplying much needed financial support.

If you would like to join the MMS Leadership Council, or to make a contribution to the the Minerals, Materials and Society program, please contact Dr. Saleem Ali at saleem@udel.edu (302-831-0871) or Patricia Syvrud at psyvrud@udel.edu (760-525-9393). All donations to the program are fully tax deductible.

“As CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, an organization whose mission is to educate and assist the US jewelry industry with legal and regulatory compliance, we welcome the University of Delaware’s new education, research and training program, Minerals, Materials and Society. This new educational platform will bring much-needed interdisciplinary education to the jewelry sector and will help companies and countries prepare for successful environmental and social audits and certifications.”
– Tiffany Stevens, President and CEO, Jewelers Vigilance Committee