Passionate Philanthropists, Engineering A Better Tomorrow


Founders are philanthropic leaders - dedicated to improving the profession of civil engineering through an impact gift that goes above and beyond their annual giving.


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

Gift Levels

PATRONS ($20,000–$49,999)

  • Special welcome packet, certificate of membership and unique lapel pin
  • Recognized as a member in the President's Honor Roll in ASCE's Civil Engineering Magazine and the Foundation’s Annual Report
  • Invitations to special events
  • Recognition at premier ASCE and civil engineering events
  • Recognition at ASCE Headquarters
  • Printed newsletter with unique program update for Founders
  • VIP tickets to the Annual OPAL Gala, as well as VIP seating

ADVOCATES ($50,000–$99,999)

  • All items listed above, plus
  • Annual conference call with the Foundation President about the State of Giving at ASCE

AMBASSADORS ($100,000–$249,999)

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

BENEFACTORS ($250,000+)

  • All items listed above, plus
  • Named endowment

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

  • *deceased
  • +multiple gifts


  • Christopher B. Burke +
  • John L. & Karen E. Carrato
  • Jon D. Magnusson
  • Vilas & Ingrid Mujumdar
  • Thomas W. Smith III +
  • Robert P. Wadell