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Who We Are


"Thank you, for making the ASCE Foundation the recipient of your generosity. Because of you, ASCE remains strong and continues to make a difference."
- Michael N. Goodkind, ASCE Foundation President


The ASCE Foundation provides support for ASCE programs that enhance quality of life, promote the profession, advance technical practices, and prepare civil engineers for tomorrow. The Foundation seeks to help build a stronger civil engineering profession to meet tomorrow's national and global challenges.


Founded in 1994, the ASCE Foundation has raised more than $23 million for critical ASCE programs during the last twenty years. Initially, the Foundation was launched in order to purchase, finance, and operate the ASCE World Headquarters Building in Reston, Virginia. Since then, the Foundation has also provided support to a variety of projects impacting the profession.

Foundation Staff

Christine Williams, CFRE, Aff.M.ASCE, Executive Vice President
Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Aff.M.ASCE, Director of Philanthropy
Fred Spaziani, Senior Manager, Database Management
Elizabeth Vander Leeuw, Aff.M.ASCE, Senior Manager, Annual Giving
Caitlin Toynbee, Aff.M.ASCE, Senior Coordinator, Stewardship and Communications
Sarah Holzman, Aff.M.ASCE, Donor Relations Administrator  

Funding Opportunities

Please note:  The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Currently, the Foundation supports only ASCE programs within three priority areas that impact ASCE’s Vision 2025 and advance the civil engineering profession. Grants may be distributed to ASCE programs and occasionally to ASCE sections and branches, with the approval of the ASCE Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation will notify entities when funds are available and invite proposals for specific topics.  At that time, the necessary grant proposal documents will be provided. 

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Phil in DC   Have you seen this hedgehog in your town? Meet Phil the Philanthropist Hedgehog! Phil and his friends travel around the world visiting donors, touring engineering wonders, and participating in student competitions! Follow his adventures on Facebook, and send us an email if you'd like to have him visit!

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Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, all gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible, and the programs we support rely on the generosity of private donors who share our vision of creating a sustainable world and enhancing quality of life for all through the profession of civil engineering.