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Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation

WPPF Update: January 2018

Mike's quarterly update has a couple quick updates on the kick off of this new year and new quarter...and also a couple reminders for all our members, alumni and friends!

What a Day!

What a Day! More than 50 students, alumni, members and friends of the Foundation enjoyed a day of great weather, good food and exceptional camaraderie. The auction, raffle and lapel pin sale raised more than $2,465 for our scholarship program, but the best part was the opportunity to introduce several new students to their fellow BSE students. Once again the event couldn't have been carried off without the help of several friends who have pitched in every year - Gene and Anna Fioretti, Jerry and Molly Schaaf, Billye Smith, Julie Antich and, of course, Juliet. Click here to enjoy pictures from the event (also posted on the Foundation website’s Photo Gallery). If you attended, I am certain you can find yourself. If you couldn't make the event, see who did! - Mike Roberts

Valuing our Members

The Foundation has been successful in our mission over the last 50 years largely because of the support of our member companies and friends of the Foundation. One of the things we often forget to do is thank other members for their support when we do business. When a business relationship involves a member, do you take a minute to say thank you for supporting the Foundation? When a company approaches you with a proposal to do business, do you ask "Are you a member of the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation?" and then say "We consider membership an important part of the future of our industry." If you know of a firm that would benefit from Foundation membership, let me know. Take a minute and look over our membership poster so you can say "thanks" to the firms and folks who support our mission. - Mike Roberts

2017 Annual Meeting and Banquet

We enjoyed record attendance and possibly the best time ever. The weather was great and so was the fellowship. This year was especially noteworthy: A new logo for the Foundation was unveiled, and we kicked off the celebration of the Foundation's 50th anniversary. Here is a link to pictures from the day - enjoy. Next year's celebration will be even bigger, so put May 24, 2018, on your calendar. We welcome any suggestions you have to make our 50th a very special year. Have an idea? Send us a note anytime to!

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WPPF Mission

To provide the pulp, paper and bioresource industries with outstanding, dedicated graduates in Bioresource Science and Engineering from the UW who have breadth and depth of knowledge, make immediate contributions, are future leaders and are grounded in the principles of teamwork, sustainability, stewardship and economic vitality.

Click the image above to open or download the 2017 Slideshow