Our Mission:

TechForce Foundation encourages and supports students to and through their technical education, and into careers in the AUTOMOTIVE, DIESEL, COLLISION REPAIR, MOTORCYCLE, MARINE, NASCAR and other transportation industries through SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, CAREER DEVELOPMENT and other special programs.

2016 Annual Report

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Inspire

Our link to high school students and S.T.E.M. education.

Inspire

Nurture a societal perception that celebrates, respects and encourages the gifted skills of those wishing to pursue a technical career in the transportation industry.

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Support

Ways to GIVE and GET support.

Support

Provide funding, in-kind resources and other forms of support to help students pursue and successfully achieve a technical education and career.

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Connect

Connect with a community passionate about our cause.

Connect

Serve as a connector, providing a community and dialogue around which technicians, students, alumni, employers, donors and corporate sponsors can champion the cause for future generations.

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Our Team:

JENNIFER MAHERCEO | Executive Director
Jennifer has enjoyed a 25+ year career in the nonprofit industry. As executive director, Jennifer directs the Foundation’s vision and strategy, board relations, overall operations, culture and fiscal responsibilities, and serves as chief fundraising executive.

Email Jennifer
623-445-0933

LISA MATTKEDirector of Operations
As Director of Operations, Lisa serves as both our COO and CFO, managing the Foundation’s robust scholarship & grant activities, our accounting/finance department, IT and community relations, including our Community Partnership Project and our annual Care2Share donation campaign.

Email Lisa
623-445-0889

GREG SETTLEDirector, National Initiatives
A visionary and advocate for solving the technician shortage challenge, Greg co-founded our FutureTech Success campaign, an industry-wide initiative to inspire, support and connect future techs to their education and career path in industry. An industry veteran and former technician himself, Greg works with industry associations and partners to ensure FutureTech Success is grounded in smarts, reality and innovative thinking. Send Greg an email.

Call Greg @ 845-987-4203

TODD ARMSTRONGVice President, National Partnerships
Todd spearheads the Foundation’s national fundraising and resource development issues. A NASCAR sponsorship sales veteran, Todd knows how to build win/win, strategic alliances with corporate partners. Send Todd an email.

Call Todd @ 704-507-3006

TRAVIS LEYBECKDirector, Strategic Alliances & Impact Measurement
Travis leads the Foundation’s account management efforts, working ardently to ensure our corporate supporters receive valuable recognition and engagement with FutureTechs, and maximize the alliance by properly activating campaigns and assets. Travis also leads our research and impact measurement services, ensuring we can track, measure and communicate our impact and outcomes. Send Travis an email.

Call Travis @ 623-241-8814

JEREMY RILEYDirector Marketing & Communications
Jeremy leads our marketing and communications strategy, including our branding, digital media, social media, communications, public relations and video storytelling efforts.

Email Jeremy
623-445-9378

Driving tomorrow’s  workforce of transportation technicians.