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SEI Futures Fund Board of Directors 

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.AEI, F.ASCE
Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.,SECB

John L. Carrato, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Alfred Benesch & Company

David W. Cocke, S.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
Structural Focus

Daniel L. Lavrich, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE
Lavrich & Associates, Inc.

David J. Odeh, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, M.ASCE
Odeh Engineers 


A Message from Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.AEI, F.ASCE
Chair, SEI Futures Fund Board of Directors

Dear Colleague:

The amount of funding approved for 2014 by the SEI Futures Fund is more than five times the total amount of funding approved by the SEI Endowment Fund over the past decade, yet it does not exceed 2013 earnings. For some of us, the real excitement lies in the fourth strategic area … investing in the future of the profession. An SEI task committee recently completed a two-year study of MOUSigning2the future of the structural engineering profession. Review the SEI strategic vision and their report: "A Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering and Structural Engineers: A Case for Change". Basically, the report concludes that successful structural engineers must emerge in the future as leaders and/or innovators. The report recommends ten specific initiatives for possible SEI action. As SEI moves forward with some of these initiatives, significant financial support will be provided by the Fund.

SEI has the potential to bring tremendous benefits to you and to our profession with financial support from the Fund. With your help, the activities and initiatives supported by the Fund will become increasingly significant over time. Please join me in building the Fund. Your contribution, along with that of your colleagues, will allow robust financial support for all of the strategic areas we fund. Driven by automation, globalization, contractor-led procurement, and many other forces, our profession is changing like never before. The future of our profession is not assured, so please consider giving generously. All contributions will be sincerely appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.


Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.AEI, F.ASCE
Chair, SEI Futures Fund Board of Directors

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