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Experience success on your own termsWhen you join SWE you connect with a professional network of 30,000 enthusiastic, like-minded women engineers as well as professional development resources that members consistently rate as "excellent."

New Member Rates

Collegiate » $20/year
Professional » $120*
*Based upon professional membership type.

Make a Difference. Make a Gift.

Through philanthropic support of SWE, you can make a strong statement about your commitment to our mission.

Your individual gift enhances our capacity to:

  • Introduce young girls to the world of engineering and technology through our K-12 outreach programs   
  • Improve access to the engineering and technology field by providing collegiate scholarships
  • Provide new programs for personal growth and professional development
  • Strengthen our community by serving as a forum for women engineers and technologists to share ideas, advice and encouragement


To designate your gift to a specific SWE program, please email fundevelopment@swe.org.

SWE membersyou can also login to our secure member database and make donations as well. Donations made through our secure system will be reflected on personal member records. 
 
 
Secure Member Area 

Gifts to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) are tax deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code. SWE is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

 

Ways To Make a Gift
Cash Gifts

videoThe simplest and fastest way to give to SWE is to write a check or use your credit/debit card.

Use Your Credit/Debit Card
Make your gift online now through our secure Individual Giving site or call 312.596.5223.

Send a Check
Please make your check payable to Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Mail it to:

Society of Women Engineers
203 N La Salle Street, Suite 1675
Chicago, IL  60601

Include a completed Individual Giving form or be sure to include your phone number on the check, in case we have any questions.

Tribute Gift

Many friends choose to celebrate the life of a loved one by giving to the Society of Women Engineers. SWE is happy to designate your gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of a special occasion (award recipient, graduation, promotion, birthday, retirement, etc.).

SWE will be pleased to send your loved one or designated family member(s) a letter informing them of your gift, in addition to sending you an acknowledgment suitable for tax purposes. Simply include this information with your contribution. 

Specifically,

  • If your gift is in honor or recognition, provide the honoree’s name, as well as their address.
  • If your gift is in memory, please provide the name of the person you are memorializing, as well as the name and address of the family members(s) you wish us to notify

If you would like to make a donation in celebration of a loved one, please click here

 
Matching Gifts

videoOver 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:

  • Request a Matching Gift Form from your company.
  • Complete and submit the form to SWE along with your gift.
  • We will verify the form and return it to your company.
  • The company issues a matching gift donation to SWE.

Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

Society of Women Engineers
203 N La Salle Street, Suite 1675
Chicago, IL  60601

Planned Gifts

videoBy making a planned gift to SWE, you can help ensure our resources for future generations of engineers. In recognition of your support, SWE will honor you as a member in our Ada Pressman Society

By naming SWE in your will or living trust, you can realize substantial tax savings while perpetuating your support of SWE into the future. Your donation will ensure that SWE continues to support the advancement of engineering as a desirable career for women. By thoughtfully remembering SWE, you can leave a legacy for women in engineering.

You can bequeath a specific dollar amount or a portion of what remains after your obligations to others are fulfilled. Designate your bequest to support SWE’s overall mission, where your contribution will be directed to where it is needed most or to a specific program.

If you would like to learn more about how you can support future generations of women engineers in perpetuity through a will or living trust, we would be delighted to discuss opportunities to include the SWE in your estate planning. SWE highly recommends that donors consult with their own tax or legal advisor prior to making a planned gift.

View sample bequest verbiage.

Is SWE already a part of your planned giving? Please let us know!

Designating Your Gift

videoUnrestricted giving is critical for meeting the ever-changing, and often unexpected, challenges of the future.

Gifts to SWE provide unrestricted, valuable support to the Society. These highly advantageous gifts allow SWE leadership to direct resources to new initiatives undertaken by SWE in support of its mission.

SWE accomplishes its mission through several high-impact programs, including interdisciplinary conferences, online and face-to-face learning programs, interactive electronic media, STEM outreach initiatives geared towards girls and scholarships.

You can choose to direct your contribution toward a specific program or designate your contribution as unrestricted, and SWE will utilize your support where it is most needed.

Fund a New Program

Creating a program that represents your SWE passion is another way to support SWE's mission. Whether through a cash gift or bequest, you can identify a particular area or project to fund. In the past, similar donations supported "improved guidance counseling programs for girls at the Junior High School level" via the Dorothy M. Hoffman family bequest and "improved section vitality" through the Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe donation. Find your SWE passion and help ensure its longevity.

Major Program Areas:

Other Ways to Give

videoGifts of Securities
Gifts of securities, including stocks and bonds, to SWE may be made with minimal out-of-pocket costs, and when stock is transferred directly to SWE, you do not have to pay capital gains tax.  SWE highly recommends that donors consult with their own tax or legal advisor prior to making a gift of securities.

Other Beneficiary Designations
Donors may name SWE as a partial or total beneficiary on any life insurance policy, annuity, trust, IRA or similar instrument.

Workplace Campaigns
Many workplace campaigns, like the United Way Campaign, will allow employees to write in a specific 501c3 organization of their choosing.  Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if you may select the Society of Women Engineers for your designation.

Dollars for Doers
Besides for matching gifts, many companies also make donations in honor of their employees’ volunteer efforts.  This is a great way to increase your impact.  Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers this benefit.

Contact SWE for more information:
Phone: 312.596.5223
Email: funddevelopment@swe.org

Recognition Levels

videoIn recognition of gifts made to the Society of Women Engineers on the national level.

Annual Donations

$100 - $499 – Elsie Eaves Society
Listing in the Annual Report
Recognition Donor Ribbon at SWE Annual Conference

$500 - $999 – Ruth I. Shafer Society
Listing in the Annual Report
Recognition Donor Ribbon at SWE Annual Conference

$1,000 - $2,499 – Ivy M. Parker Society
Listing in the Annual Report
Recognition Donor Ribbon at SWE Annual Conference
Listing in Conference Program
Invitation to Annual Reception at the SWE Annual Conference

$2,500 - $9,999 – Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Society
Listing in the Annual Report
Recognition Donor Ribbon at SWE Annual Conference
Listing in Conference Program
Invitation to Annual Reception at the SWE Annual Conference
Annual Communication with the Executive Director and President

$10,000 and above – Lillian Moller Gilbreth Society
Listing in the Annual Report
Recognition Donor Ribbon at SWE Annual Conference
Listing in Conference Program
Invitation to Annual Reception at the SWE Annual Conference
Annual Communication with the Executive Director and President

Lifetime Donations

$100,000 or more lifetime giving – Beatrice Hicks Society
Listing in the Annual Report
Recognition Donor Ribbon at SWE Annual Conference
Invitation to Annual Reception at the SWE Annual Conference every year
Annual Communication with the Executive Director and President

Bequest – Ada Pressman Society
Invitation to Annual Reception at the SWE Annual Conference every year
Annual Communication with the Executive Director and President

Scholarship Endowments

Endowed Scholarship Procedures and Records can be found in SWE Resources

FAQs

Endowing SWE Scholarships Webinar

SWE Endowed Scholarship Pledge Form

SWE Endowed Scholarship Criteria Form

Corporate Partnership Council

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