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The Founders


Passionate Philanthropists,
Engineering a Better Tomorrow

Founders are truly philanthropic leaders - demonstrating their dedication to supporting the civil engineering profession through an impact gift above and beyond their annual giving.

To become a Founder, you make a philanthropic investment of $20,000 or more, payable over 1 to 3 years. Once a Founder, always a Founder. This dynamic gift can be unrestricted, or you can choose to have your gift benefit a vital ASCE program.* 

Gift Levels

$20,000-$49,999               Patrons

  • Recognition at premier ASCE and civil engineering events
  • Lapel Pins unique to the Founders
  • Printed Newsletter unique to the Founders (bi-annually)
  • Recognition at ASCE Headquarters 

$50,000-$99,999               Advocates

  • All items listed above, plus
  • Early access to other Foundation publications (e.g. Annual Report)
  • Annual conference call with Foundation President about the State of Giving at ASCE

$100,000-$249,999           Ambassadors

  • All items listed above, plus
  • An invitation to join the Founders Advisory Council (meets annually)

$250,000+                           Benefactors

  • All items listed above, plus
  • Named endowment






*Restricted program gifts must be discussed with ASCE Foundation staff prior to the contribution being given.