Founding Donor Campaign

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.

In 2019, the SAME Foundation announced the Founding Donor Campaign to recognize the inaugural donors to the SAME Foundation. Now in its second year, the campaign is set to close on December 31st. All donations received through this campaign (at $100 and up) by the close of the campaign will be recognized in The Military Engineer. Founding donors will also receive a gold pin at the end of the campaign to honor their philanthropic support.

Contribute to the SAME Foundation by December 31st to Become A Founding Donor

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.

Become a Founding Donor of the SAME Foundation

Founding Donors will be recognized at the following levels (for donations received through December 31, 2020).

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

All donors through December 31, 2020 will be recognized as Founding Donors in The Military Engineer.

Donations will be accumulated by donor to establish your Founding Donor category. All donors in the Gold Level and above will receive an SAME Foundation Founding Donor gold pin.

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