According to Marc Pelissier, chairman of the New England Surface Finishing Regional and environmental manager for Valley Plating, Inc., "the continued success of the New England Regional Conference has equated to financial stability, whereby it has given the organization the ability to make an annual donation to what we feel is a worthy cause that benefits the overall interests of the metal finishing industry. This year, as in prior years, we were again pleased to make a $1,000 donation to the NASF Government Relations Fund at the 2011 Washington Forum."

Pelissier stressed that the New England Surface Finishing Regional's donation is made possible by the attendees and suppliers that continue to support the group's annual Regional Conference.