Giving Circles

SAE Foundation Women's Giving Circle


The Crisis of Women in Engineering
While the overall participation in higher education among women has increased considerably over recent years, the percentages in engineering have been steadily decreasing.1 Women represent only 20% of engineering undergraduates, while they make up 55% of all undergraduates.2 In addition, the engineering workforce remains as the area of highest under representation for women; only 11% of the engineering workforce in 2003 were women.3

Opportunities for Change
The purpose of the SAE Foundation's Women's Giving Circle (WGC) is to help reverse this trend by supporting the SAE Foundation and its programs which provide opportunities for young females to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics STEM education and/or provide additional opportunities for female STEM professionals. There is no cost to join; however, members are asked to donate a minimum of $50 annually. For more information contact SAE Foundation at 724-772-8508 or rhayes@sae.org.

SAE Foundation Fellow's Giving Circle


Like the SAE Foundation Women's Giving Circle, the purpose of the SAE Fellows Giving Circle is to create a network that is a catalyst for positive change. This Giving Circle brings together SAE Fellows, to personally support the Foundation's mission and programs and, to reach out and educate donors and prospects about the SAE Foundation.

There is no cost to join the Fellow's Giving Circle; however, members are asked to donate a minimum of $50 annually. For more information contact SAE Foundation at 724-772-8508 or rhayes@sae.org.


1 Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST),

2 Source: Society of Women Engineers Current Status and Statistics: Statistics on Women in Engineering Data

3 TABLE H-5. Employed scientists and engineers, by occupation, highest degree level, and sex: 2006 in Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (January 2009), National Science Foundation.

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