Individual Ways to Give

There are many ways you can contribute to the SAE Foundation and help ensure that these programs remain relevant, engaging, accessible and affordable to all students and teachers.

Annual Fund
Annual Fund gifts are important to the ongoing success of the SAE Foundation and provide the backbone of our operating and program development budgets. These contributions provide the Foundation with the second largest source of unrestricted funding.

There are several ways to make a gift to the Annual Fund - checks or credit cards can be used to make a donation when responding to a direct appeal letter, a donation may be added to your SAE Membership Dues, or you can make a gift online anytime by visiting our secure donation page.

Checks should be made payable to the SAE Foundation and mailed to:

SAE Foundation
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096-0001

Quick-Guide to Gift Types
  • Cash = traditional one-time donation.
  • Pledge = commitment to a larger gift with the promise to fulfill through a series of smaller payments according to donor selected frequency. (Example: Jane Doe pledges $10,000 to be fulfilled through 10 annual pledge payments of $1,000)
  • Recurring Gift = automatic transaction that will reoccur according to donor specified amount and frequency. (Example: Jane Doe would like her credit card automatically charged $25 every month until she notifies us to stop)

Tribute Gifts
Tribute gifts to the SAE Foundation can be a deeply gratifying way to recognize someone that inspired you along your path in science, technology, engineering or math. There are two types of gifts to help you pay tribute:
  • Gifts in Memory - Create a lasting memorial for a friend or loved one who has passed away by making a gift to the SAE Foundation. In Memory gifts are a thoughtful way to express your sympathy and to perpetuate the engineering profession and the mission of the SAE Foundation.
  • Gifts in Honor - Show those closest to you the important role they play in your life by making a gift in their honor to support the study of science and engineering.

Matching Gifts
Over 15,000 employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match contributions made by their employees to charitable organizations. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please check with your Human Resources Department.

How to increase your charitable giving through a matching gift
  1. Request a Matching Gift Form from your company.
  2. Complete and submit the form to SAE Foundation along with your gift.
  3. We will verify the form and return it to your company.
  4. The company issues a matching gift donation to SAE Foundation.

Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

SAE Foundation
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096

Siegel Society
The Siegel Society was established to acknowledge the special group of dedicated friends who support the mission of the SAE Foundation through a bequest in their will, a charitable gift annuity or trust. Membership in the Siegel Society is an honor, and provides a way for us to recognize our special benefactors who have helped to secure the future of the SAE Foundation and its programs through thoughtful inclusion of the SAE Foundation in their financial planning.

Endowed Fund
An Endowed Fund serves to positively impact the mobility industry and may be established for awards, scholarships or programs. Endowed funds are invested for long-term growth with the intent to fund an award, scholarship or program in perpetuity. To create an endowed fund through your personal gift please contact the SAE Foundation at 248-273-2480. Our staff will be pleased to assist you in developing a plan that serves both your philanthropic goals and the mission of the SAE Foundation.

Donate Your Time
At the heart of the award-winning A World In Motion® program are the hundreds of industry professionals who generously donate their time and talent each year to engage students in math and science activities and help them discover the many technical careers that exist. By becoming an AWIM volunteer, you can play an important role in the development and encouragement of the next generation of innovators.
Donor Spotlight
Arnold and Stephanie Siegel
Arnold and Stephanie Siegel
"Take a little, leave a little and we'll all have some." This was the hand-blocked request carved into the pantry door of a cabin Arne and Steffi Siegel stumbled upon out hiking one day as a young couple. That brief message on the pantry door reminding fellow ranchers of their part in the community struck a chord with Arne and Steffi and became the cornerstone of their personal approach towards philanthropy. As donors to the SAE Foundation and other foundations, Arne and Steffi are living their philosophy and what it means to be part of a larger community. Continued
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