• 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)          

    • 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

    Advocates ($50,000-$99,999)          

    • All items listed above, plus
    • Early access to other Foundation publications (e.g. Annual Report)
    • 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
    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, contact Jen Ilchishin, Manager of Major Gifts, at  (703) 295-6092, or at

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