Fostering Engineering Leadership for the Nation
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 to foster engineering leadership for the nation.
The first meeting of the SAME Foundation Board of Directors was held January 26, 2017. Establishing the Foundation was a major step toward achieving the goals and objectives of the 2020 SAME Strategic Plan. As we embark on the 2025 strategic plan, the SAME Foundation now has an enormous opportunity to support the development of the next generation of military, government civilian, and A/E/C industry leaders.
The SAME Foundation supports programs that introduce youth to STEM, develop emerging leaders with our membership, and increase the number of veterans transitioning into the engineering and construction workforce. The Foundation also provides a secure and beneficial repository for charitable and other bequeaths from members of the Society and the public at large.
We are so fortunate to have an extraordinary group of individuals who have stepped up to lead the SAME Foundation. The Foundation is chaired by Mr. Harold Rosen, D.FSAME.
Founding Donor Campaign
Contribute to the SAME Foundation as part of the Founding Donor Campaign that ends December 31st.
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Additional Ways to Give
Planned Giving allows philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts to charitable organizations than they could make for ordinary income. Planned Giving is any major gift made in a lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial strategy, like gifts of equity, life insurance, real estate, and personal property.
For more information on planned giving option, please contact Suzanne DiGeronimo, Chair of Planned Giving, SAME Foundation.
All donors are recognized at the following giving levels throughout their giving history.
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 also be recognized as "Founding Donors" in The Military Engineer.
All donors in the Gold Level and above will receive an SAME Foundation Founding Donor gold pin.