Individual & Corporate Giving

Never before in history has our architecture/engineering/construction community faced as much change as we do today. Technology and civilization are accelerating rapidly. Disruption is constant. Material scarcity, capacity shortfalls, artificial intelligence, machine learning, climate change, and other factors are impacting our ability to plan, design, build and maintain the infrastructure necessary to sustain a secure nation underpinned by a resilient economy.

Our nation must have a continuous pipeline of quality engineering and STEM leaders to address these complex national security and infrastructure challenges. The SAME Foundation was specifically created to attack this need by leveraging the charitable capacity of our Society and of engineering and related professions. This is your opportunity to make a difference. 

The SAME Foundation is registered as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Contributions to the SAME Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. EIN: 81-1960637.

 

Add a legacy of philanthropy to your membership by contributing 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. Now in its second year, participants from across SAME are developing leadership skills through coaching, training, service projects, and other independent and collaborative study. Your support is needed to ensure the program continues to develop emerging leaders 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 now support camps in seven locations and are developing a program to help young professionals from the A/E/C industry serve as mentors. Your support is needed to provide more camps and mentoring opportunities to ensure we have the STEM professionals needed to secure the 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. Your support is needed to provide credentialing, education, and transition assistance to empower veterans to find success in the A/E/C workforce.

Donor Giving Levels

Donors will be recognized at the following levels.

DIAMOND $10,000 & above
EMERALD $5,000 to $9,999
PLATINUM $2,500 to $4,999
GOLD $1,000 to $2,499
SILVER $500 to $999
BRONZE $100 to $499

Donations will be accumulated by donor to establish your donor giving level.

SAME Impact: A Society of Service

The SAME Foundation is poised to build on an enduring legacy of service. Annually, SAME, through its members and Posts, continues to make lasting 

contributions to our local communities, our nation’s heroes, and our next generation of leaders by:

 

AWARDING OVER 800 SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALING MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION

SPENDING 17,000 HOURS CONDUCTING STEM OUTREACH AND 5,000 HOURS SUPPORTING VETERANS AND WOUNDED WARRIORS

PROVIDING NEARLY 12,000 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE

DONATING $650,000 TO STEM PROGRAMS

GIVING $140,000 TO WOUNDED VETERAN INITIATIVES

“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