SOLAE helps the local primary and middle school science fairs by offering qualified individuals for judging and Savings Bonds as prizes. Their members volunteer their time and efforts to help local businesses. And through the help of community businesses they have raised thousands of dollars to help other non-profit organizations to include: WCET Public TV, A World Fit for Kids, Perkins Observatory, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Reading Rainbow, Columbus Ohio Children’s Hospital Lending Library, many more.
Steve Schwartz, Carol McCalister, Ed Jones, Caroll Siegling, John Callicotte, Kim Williams, Shell Franklin, and Nick Winks were the people that started and got the organization up and running. Of those only Kim Williams and Shell Franklin are still heavily involved. SOLAE originally had 3 supported conventions Marcon, OrbCon, and NecroCon of those Marcon is still going strong. Since then they have added Celestial Prime as a member organization, bringing their current total to two.