• The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. All donations are fully tax deductible as charitable contributions. 
  • You may also wish to make a planned gift by including a bequest to the NFPA Foundation in your estate plan. For more information on this option, please contact Amy Zignego at (414) 778-3376.
  • Many of our grant programs work to develop fluid power trainers or other teaching lab equipment at 2-year technical schools and 4-year universities. Material and fluid power component donations from industry are needed to help keep these resources working and up-to-date. 


Donor Impact Reports

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation publishes an annual Donor Impact Report, summarizing important achievements in the previous year. Copies of these documents can be downloaded below.

 2017          2016          2015          2014

We also summarize these reports in short videos.

  • Pascal Society
  • Annual Donor List
  • Legacy Builders
  • Action Challenge Champions

The Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation—a tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to meeting the workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. 

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.

By combining the financial and volunteer contributions of many individuals into one concerted effort, the Society will develop the resources, tools and people needed to tackle our difficult workforce development challenge.

For more information on how to join The Pascal Society, contact Amy Zignego at (414) 778-3376

Annual Giving Levels

Donors to the Pascal Society commit to making an annual contribution in support of our activities. The predictable nature of these donations provides the stability we need to invest in and grow the programs most needed by the industry.


Annual Giving Levels
Beginning July 1, 2018

Company Size

Annual U.S. Fluid Power Sales





Above $128 million

At least $6,000

At least $30,000

At least $60,000


Between $24 and $128 million

At least $3,000

At least $15,000

At least $30,000


Below $24 million

At least $1,500

At least $7,500

At least $15,000

Individual or non profit organization

At least $1,500

At least $7,500

At least $15,000


Fluid power sales” are measured differently for different kinds of companies:

  • For fluid power component/system manufacturers and distributors, it includes all of their fluid power sales.
  • For OEMs, it includes the value of fluid power content in their machines, both purchased and manufactured.
  • For suppliers, it includes all of their sales to the fluid power industry.
These are charitable contributions, tax-deductible under the NFPA Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization



Recognition and Participation

Each annual giving level comes with a unique set of recognition benefits and participation opportunities to better engage the donor with our oversight committees and programs.

  Annual Giving Level
Recognition Benefits and Participation Opportunities Beginning July 1, 2018 Bronze Silver Gold
Recognized individually from the podium at major NFPA events     X
Invitation to VIP event at NFPA Annual Conference     X
Opportunity to select a tech school at which to launch a new FAMTEN hub     X
Opportunity to host Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge events     X
Recognized collectively from the podium at major NFPA events   X X
Invitation to serve on the University and/or Tech School Education Committees   X X
Invitation to participate in FAMTEN Hub communities   X X
Invitation to participate in Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Community   X X
Recognized in printed materials disseminated at major NFPA events X X X
Invitation to serve on the Roadmap Committee X X X
Access to Fluid Power Careers Portal X X X


Pascal Society Members as of July 1, 2018

  • Bimba Manufacturing Co.
  • Danfoss
  • Enfield Technologies
  • International Fluid Power Society
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.

  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Clippard Instrument Laboratory
  • Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Evonik Oil Additives
  • FORCE America/Valve Division
  • Gates Corporation
  • Iowa Fluid Power
  • OEM Controls
  • Poclain Hydraulics
  • Price Engineering
  • Quality Control Corporation
  • Swiss Automation
  • Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Woodward HRT















  • Bailey International
  • Casappa
  • Caterpillar
  • Concentric AB
  • Daman Products Company
  • Delta Computer Systems
  • Faster
  • FasTest
  • Festo Corporation
  • GS Global Resources
  • HAWE Hydraulik NA
  • HUSCO International
  • HYDAC/Schroeder
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine
  • Idemitsu Kosan
  • Industrial Hard Chrome
  • JARP Industries
  • JEM Technical
  • Kaman
  • Kawasaki Good Times Foundation
  • KYB America
  • Lehigh Fluid Power
  • Linde Hydraulics
  • Micromatic
  • Moseys Production Machinists
  • Muncie Power Products
  • National Tube Supply
  • Orange Seal
  • PARTsolutions
  • ROSS Controls
  • Schmalz
  • Stauff Corporation
  • Steelhead Composites
  • Sun Hydraulics
  • Walvoil Fluid Power
  • Wandfluh of America
  • Yates Industries











The following individuals and organizations have made a donation to the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation in its last complete recognition year, May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018.

ACE Controls, Inc.
Aggressive Hydraulics
Air Logic
Aladco, LLC
Almo Manifold & Tool Company
Alro Steel Corporation
ASCO Numatics
Auburn Gear, Inc.
Automation Machine Controls
Badestnost JSCo
Comer Industries Inc.
Cross Company
Curtiss-Wright Sprague
Delta Power Company
Design World
DLH Fluid Power Inc.
Eric Lanke
Fabco-Air Inc.
Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Flodraulic Group, Inc.
Fluid Power Educational Foundation
Henry Kohring
Hydradyne LLC
Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
Hydraquip, Inc.
Hydro Extrusion North America
Hydrotech, Inc.


International Fluid Power Society
Jeff Hand
JEM Technical Marketing Company, Inc.
K.R. West Company Inc.
Kraft Fluid Systems Inc.
Marti Wendel
Mosey's Production Machinists, Inc.
Motion Industries, Inc.
MP Filtri USA Inc.
OEM Controls, Inc.
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Plymouth Tube Co.
Power Systems Inc. Florida
Price Engineering
R & J Cylinder & Machine, Inc.
Randy Mudge
Remanco Hydraulics Inc.
Rosenboom Machine & Tool
Ryan and Patty Hunstad
Scott Tatman
Shell Lubricants
Sierra Machinery, Inc.
Starcyl Cylinders Inc.
Stelco Canada
Stucchi S.p.A.
Swiss Automation Inc.
Twin Disc, Inc.
Ultra Clean Technologies Corp.
Wojanis Supply Co Inc
Womack Machine Supply Co.
World Wide Fittings Corporation


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 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








Fluid Power Action Challenge Champions are organizations that have dedicated their own time and resources in hosting Fluid Power Action Challenge Events in their local communities. 

They have helped spread information about fluid power technology and careers, and in return have reaped the benefits that come with connecting their organizations to the schools and science classrooms where some of our industry’s future employees are learning about fluid power for the first time.
Twenty-three NFPA member companies and education partners from across the country have been recognized as Fluid Power Action Challenge Champions for their efforts in organizing and running events in their local communities. In doing so, they have not only made serious investments of both time and money, but have also helped spread information about our industry and reaped the benefits that come with connecting their organizations to the schools and science classrooms where the industry’s future employees are learning fluid power for the first time. In total they have organized 71 events impacting, 6,791 students. 
These Fluid Power Action Challenge Champions are:
  • Bennett Mills Middle School – 1 annual event, engaging 56 total students
  • Caterpillar -- 3 annual events, engaging 224 total students
  • Cleveland Community College – 3 annual events, engaging 88 total students
  • Cooper Middle School – 1 annual event, engaging 72 total students
  • Daman Products Company -- 7 annual events, engaging 604 total students
  • Deltrol Fluid Products -- 8 annual events, engaging 1,912 total students
  • Eisenhower Junior High – 2 annual events, engaging 36 total students
  • FORCE America -- 2 annual events, engaging 120 total students
  • Georgia Tech University – 2 annual events, engaging 136 total students
  • HUSCO International & Waukesha STEM Academy – 3 annual events, engaging 232 total students
  • Jerling Middle School – 1 annual event, engaging 165 total students
  • Master Pneumatic -- 3 annual events, engaging 452 total students
  • Mequon School District – 1 annual event, engaging 36 total students
  • Micromatic -- 1 annual event, engaging 20 total students
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering -- 9 annual events, engaging 814 total students
  • Parker Hannifin -- 2 annual events, engaging 44 total students
  • Pennsylvania Small Business Education Fund – 3 annual events, engaging 372 total students 
  • Price Engineering -- 2 annual events, engaging 112 total students
  • Purdue University – 3 annual events, engaging 172 total students
  • University of Minnesota -- 5 annual events, engaging 352 total students
  • Trition Girls Summer Camp – 2 annual events, engaging 80 total students
  • Wojanis Supply Company -- 7 annual events, engaging 692 total students

Contact Info

6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)