Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers, through the lasting contributions of its members, partners, and stakeholders, has played a critical role at every phase of progress in the engineering, architecture, and construction fields over the last century. In 2016, with a vision to strengthen and expand our philanthropic efforts, the SAME Foundation was established.

Contribute to the SAME Foundation

Our nation has a critical need . . . the SAME Foundation has a plan.

Realizing the Potential of our National Leader Development Program

To help develop America's next generation of world-class military, government civilian, and industry leaders, the SAME Foundation kicked off our national Leader Development Program in May 2019. Our inaugural class of participants from across SAME will develop leadership skills through coaching, training, service projects, and other independent and collaborative study. Additional investment is needed for year two and to expand the number of members in future years.

Inspiring High School and College Students to Pursue Engineering/STEM Careers

SAME’s Engineering & Construction Camps have an impressive record over 20 years of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. We currently are supporting camps in seven locations and developing a program to help young members from the architecture, engineering, and construction profession be able to serve as mentors. Additional investment is needed to grow these efforts that develop leaders for our profession, and our nation.

Preparing Veterans for Success in the A/E/C Profession

Our nation needs the leadership, work ethic, and selfless service of America’s veterans, in and out of uniform. The SAME Foundation is committed to helping veterans and active duty servicemembers become better qualified while they are in uniform, and for when they transition. They defend America; now let’s help them build it. Additional investment is needed for credentialing, education, and transition assistance to prepare veterans for success in the A/E/C profession.

Become a Founding Supporter of the SAME Foundation today

Founding Supporter, BRONZE
Donate $100 or more and you will receive:

  • Recognition as a Founding Supporter in The Military Engineer magazine
  • A Founding Supporter ribbon to display your commitment
  • Regular updates from the Board of Directors on how your gifts are making a difference

Founding Supporter, SILVER
Donate $500 or more and you will receive all the benefits above, plus you will be invited to join members of our Board of Directors for special events.

Founding Supporter, GOLD
Donate $1,000 or more and you will receive all the benefits above, plus receive a Founding Supporter gold lapel pin and also be recognized specially during SAME’s Centennial year in 2020.

America's Future is Bright. Let's Help Make it Brighter.

SAME Impact: A Society of Service

The SAME Foundation is poised to build on an enduring legacy of service. In 2018 alone, SAME, through its members and Posts, continued to make lasting contributions to our communities, our nation’s heroes, and our next generation of leaders by:

AWARDING OVER 800 SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALING MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION

SPENDING 16,500 HOURS CONDUCTING STEM OUTREACH AND 5,000 HOURS SUPPORTING VETERANS AND WOUNDED WARRIORS

PROVIDING NEARLY 11,000 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE

DONATING $350,000 TO STEM PROGRAMS

GIVING $130,000 TO WOUNDED VETERAN INITIATIVES

SAME Commitment: SAME Foundation Board of Directors

The SAME Foundation operates under the leadership of a Board of Directors that includes these distinguished individuals:

Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)* Maj. Gen. Eugene Lupia, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)*
Rear Adm. Gary Engle, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.)* Col. John Mogge, Ph.D., RA, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)*
Julie Fisher, F.SAME Maj. Gen. John Peabody, P.E., USA (Ret.)
Angie Goral, P.E. Jane Penny, P.E., F.SAME*
Col. F.H. “Bud” Griffis, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) Harold Rosen, F.SAME
Anthony Leketa, P.E., F.SAME, SES (Ret.)* Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)*
Vice Adm. Michael Loose, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.)*
(* Former SAME National President)
Roger Wozny, P.E., F.SAME*

 

“Though my career as an engineer has barely begun, I have had a relationship with SAME since I was in 8th grade when I visited the Northern Virginia Post to present my model rocket. I later received a scholarship to attend the SAME/U.S. Army Engineering & Construction Camp in Vicksburg, Miss., and earned two Post scholarships for college. SAME has provided me with many great connections and networking opportunities all along the way.”

Sophia Gull, Civil Engineering Major, Ohio State University