• Passionate Philanthropists, Engineering a Better Tomorrow

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

    Once a Founder, Always a Founder

    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.


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

  • Thank You to Our First Founders

    John L. & Karen E. Carrato

    Because of John's dedicated board service and passion for structural engineering, John and Karen are designating their gift to benefit the SEI Futures Fund.

    Vilas & Ingrid Mujumdar

    Because of Vilas’ distinguished career, he and his wife, Ingrid, are designating their gift to benefit the continued understanding and education of civil engineering around risk mitigation.

    Christopher B. Burke

    Because of Chris' passion for teaching and for the future of the civil engineering profession, Chris is dedicating his gift to benefit the Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop

    Thank You to Our Newest Founder

    A heartfelt thank you and warm welcome to our newest Founder:

    Robert. P. Wadell, P.E., F.ASCE

    Mr. Wadell, an active ASCE member for almost 50 years, demonstrated his leadership as a significant investor in the civil engineering profession by choosing to support the philanthropic efforts of the ASCE Foundation. 

  • Become a Founder

    If you are interested in becoming a Founder, please contact Angie Lander by email or at 703-295-6092. 

    Together, we can discuss how your passion for civil engineering and philanthropy can enhance the future of this great profession.