• SHRM Foundation
 
What is the SHRM Foundation?
The SHRM Foundation is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), yet it is a legally separate organization, and is not funded by SHRM membership dues.
 
Its mission is to maximize the impact of the HR profession on organizational decision-making and performance by promoting innovation, education, research, and the use of research-based knowledge.

What does the Foundation's work include?
  • Innovative academic research grants. The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR research. In 2008, the SHRM Foundation awarded a record $750,000 in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice.
  • Scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awards $170,000 annually in education and certification scholarships to professional and student SHRM members, and doctoral students.
  • Educational resources. The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series make research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings, and executive education sessions.
To support this work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. We are grateful for the generous support we receive from SHRM chapters and state councils, individuals, corporations and others. Your financial support is vital to ensure that the SHRM Foundation can continue this important work.
 
How can I support the SHRM Foundation?
You can make a tax-deductible donation as an individual, State Council, local chapter, or other organization.  The Wisconsin State Council has set a goal of raising $10,000 as a State Council.  Look for upcoming opportunities to help us reach this goal.

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Individual Donations: Please consider donating to the SHRM Foundation by placing an individual donation. You may go to the SHRM National website to do this on line or by mail. http://www.shrm.org/about/foundation/contributions/Pages/default.aspx

 
Contact Information
 
Laura Biehn, SPHR

Laura Biehn, SPHR 
WI State Council SHRM Foundation Director
Plexus Corporation
590 Enterprise Drive
Neenah, WI 54956
Ph:  920.720.6483
Em:  laura.biehn@plexus.com
 
Bio:
 
Laura Biehn has been an active member of SHRM since 2005.  Laura has served as VP of Programming for Fox Valley SHRM (2005-2007), President of Oshkosh Area SHRM (2008 -2010) and State Council -North Central District Director (2011 to 2013). Laura is currently employed by Plexus as a Mgr-Human Resources for their Neenah Operations facilities.  Laura attended the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh – and earned a degree in Business Administration and Spanish. 
 

 
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