SAME Foundation
Paying it Forward in our Second Century

As the Society of American Military Engineers moves ahead in its second century, the SAME Foundation will serve as a philanthropic force for Fostering Engineering Leadership for the Nation—investing in programs that provide Society members, America’s youth, veterans, and others within the engineering community unmatched opportunities to develop and grow personally and professionally.

Add a legacy of philanthropy to your membership by contributing to the SAME Foundation


Our nation has a critical need . . . the SAME Foundation has a plan.

1. Grow SAME’s National Leader Development Program

To help develop the next generation of world-class military, government civilian, and industry leaders, SAME established a Leader Development Program in 2019 that is fully supported by the SAME Foundation. This premier leader development opportunity pushes participants to embrace individual strengths, team dynamics, and a commitment to service. Your donation will help expand this program to reach many more future leaders.

3. Enhance the Mentoring Capacity of the Society

Mentoring is a fundamental component of SAME’s mission and the SAME Foundation’s objective to build leaders and ensure a pipeline of STEM professionals for the nation’s needs. Your donation will help establish mentoring opportunities, provide for mentoring resources and speakers, fund mentor training of young professionals, and support Post-level mentoring programs.

2. Prepare Veterans for Success in the A/E/C Profession

America’s veterans have selflessly served our nation and acquired unique skills and training that can greatly benefit the engineering profession. SAME and the SAME Foundation are focused on helping veterans and active duty servicemembers become better qualified while in uniform and prepared for when they transition to the private sector. Your donation will support credentialing-related programs and career transition workshops.

4. Improve K-12 STEM Outreach at the Post Level

To identify, nurture, and guide the next generation of STEM leaders, the SAME Foundation aspires to support efforts that introduce more K-12 students to the A/E/C profession. Your donation will help enable Posts to engage in community STEM events, develop local camps, and provide scholarships to students pursuing engineering, science, and technology careers.

5. Inspire High School and College Students to Pursue Engineering/STEM Careers

SAME’s Engineering & Construction Camps have an impressive record over 20 years of inspiring high school students to pursue careers in engineering and STEM-related fields—many of whom have gone on to become leaders in our industry. Supported by the SAME Foundation, the Society has developed a program that will help young professionals from the A/E/C community serve as camp mentors. Your donation will enhance these efforts by providing scholarships for camp participants and stipends for mentors.

Donor Giving Levels

Become an SAME Foundation Second Century Campaign Supporter


Bronze ($100-$499) | Silver ($500-$999) | Gold ($1,000-$2,499) | Platinum ($2,500-$4,999) | Emerald ($5,000-$9,999) | Diamond ($10,000 and up)




The SAME Foundation has established a target to raise $1,000,000 during the Second Century Campaign, which concludes in 2025. We need your support. Please donate today!


America’s Future is Bright. Let’s Help Make it Brighter

LASTING IMPACT: A Society of Service

Each year, SAME members contribute their time and resources to make lasting impacts that strengthen our communities, empower America’s heroes, and inspire tomorrow’s innovators, as highlighted by many collective achievements in 2020. The SAME Foundation is committed to supporting this enduring spirit of service and its positive effect on developing future engineering leaders for our nation.


SAME Classic website will shut down on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Post websites hosted by the national office are completed migrated into our new system.

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Awarded 749 scholarships totaling $814,625.

Contributed 6,752 hours to community service work.

Provided 1,749 hours assisting veterans and wounded warriors.

Spent 14,510 hours on STEM engagement, reaching 12,586 students.

Gave $74,805 toward veteran support efforts.

Donated $700,774 toward STEM outreach activities.

“Attending the SAME/Marine Corps Engineering & Construction Camp has been one of the most life-changing and interesting experiences I have gone through. Every day, there were so many new and exciting feats to accomplish and concepts to learn. Through the duration of the camp, I was part of the Bravo Squad. It was led by three amazing mentors, and during the week, team-building exercises brought us together as a group and strengthened our teamwork. We may have not been the top team, but we were constant contenders and we had great morale and inspiration no matter what.”

Gabriel Goudie, 2021 Engineering & Construction Camp Participant

“The quality of content far surpassed what I thought would be presented to us. The speakers, the workshops, the time put in from SAME National was impressive. Through the Leader Development Program, understanding how I operate, not only as a leader but as a team member, really helped to form my vision of myself as a leader. I’ve been serving as a Post board member since the late 2000s, and I don’t plan to stop serving. I’d like to lead my Post as President some day and achieve recognition as Fellow.”

Ree Miskimmon, 2021 Leader Development Program Class Graduate 

The SAME Foundation is registered as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Contributions to the SAME Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. EIN: 81-1960637.