Four Companies Join Natural Stone Foundation Leadership Society
Natural Stone Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oberlin, OH, October 19, 2021— Four companies have joined the Leadership Society of the Natural Stone Foundation, an honor given to companies and individuals who have made sizeable contributions to the Foundation.
We welcome the following companies to the Foundation’s Leadership Society:
“The reason is simple: we are proud of the good job the Natural Stone Institute and the Foundation are doing for the stone industry. We are happy to support and promote natural stone together!”—Alberto Antolini, CEO, Antolini
“Arizona Tile is proud to support the Natural Stone Foundation and its initiatives to educate and assist the stone industry and its members. As a member of the Natural Stone Institute for over 20 years, Arizona Tile welcomes this opportunity.”—Matt Huarte, VP Operations, Arizona Tile
Genesee Cut Stone & Marble Co.
“Donations to the Natural Stone Institute Foundation are the best way we know to promote our industry and provide education and career nourishment to both experienced and young people in the stone industry.”—Bob Paul, Partner, Genesee Cut Stone & Marble Co.
"Miles Supply is proud to support the Foundation for its efforts to educate the next generation about all aspects of the stone industry. Getting behind their work to provide resources for apprenticeship programs is key towards training up a skilled workforce within the industry."—Eric Chaloux, Sales Manager, Miles Supply
The Foundation is well positioned to begin their launch of a major gift campaign and has obtained pledges from all current Foundation board members, as well as many Natural Stone Institute board members and other industry leaders. They are on track to reach their goal of raising $1.1 million in commitments through tiered donations payable over a three-year period.
The Natural Stone Foundation is the charitable arm of the Natural Stone Institute and will play a critical role in helping the industry implement innovative solutions and provide funding to make them possible. In 2021, the Foundation has underwritten several webinars and provided funding for the ISO initiative. To learn more about the Foundation, view a full list of donors, and learn how you can make a donation, visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/foundation.
About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.