Opportunity. Research. Awareness.

The commercial snow and ice industry now has a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on helping grow opportunities for workforce development, new advancements in science and research, and enhanced public awareness.

Our Purpose

  1. Providing scholarships and training for activities that attract, develop and retain professionals in the snow and ice management service industry.
  3. Conducting research and benchmarking studies on issues impacting industry stakeholders.
  5. Increasing public and stakeholder awareness on the value of snow and ice management services and their role in risk management and public safety. The SIMA Foundation is an affiliate of the Snow & Ice Management Association.

How to donate

How to Help the SIMA Foundation Efforts
Interested in donating to the Foundation? Please fill out a form provided below:

Meet our Board of Directors

Debora Babin Katz (Chair) - TrucBrush
Paul Vanderzon, ASM - Metal Pless, Inc.
Mike Mason, CSP - The Lawn Pro
Jim Hornung Jr., CSP - Elbers Landscape Service, Inc.
Mark Adamson- Douglas Dynamics
Jeff Heller, CSP - Innovative Maintenance Solutions
Herm Witte - Witte Lawn Maintenance, Inc.

Special Thanks to our
Founding Gold Donors


Foundation support provided by

2021 Supplier Donors
Douglas Dynamics
Caterpillar, Inc.
Metal Pless
2021 Individual Donors
Bob Marks, CSP, ASM
Paul Vanderzon, ASM
Jon Crandall, CSP
Dave Wescott, CSP
Karen & Rick Kier, CSP
Jim Hornung, Jr., CSP
Laura Ingram, CSP
Charles Glossop, CSP
Mark Adamson
David Gallagher
Jeff Heller, CSP
Michael and Laurie Anderson Charitable Fund
Robert Young
Mike Heinrich, CSP
Ruben Diaz, ASM
Jordan Smith
John Allin, CSP


Phill Sexton, CSP
Matt Mientus, ASM