Donate and Other Ways to Give

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By supporting SWE, you can make a strong statement about your commitment to our mission. While unrestricted donations allow SWE to give flexibility in responding to new opportunities, programmatic gifts to the following areas are also important:

Gifts by mail or phone:

To make a gift by phone, please call: 312.596.5223

To make a gift through mail, please send this individual donation form to:

Society of Women Engineers
130 East Randolph Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6341

Gifts 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. Download the SWE Securities Giving Form.

Questions? Please email funddevelopment@swe.org

Ways to Make a Gift

Gifts in Honor and in Memory

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 send your loved one, honoree, 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:

  • 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 more information, please email funddevelopment@swe.org or call 312.596.5223.

Matching Gifts and Employee Giving

Many employers offer matching gift programsworkplace giving campaigns, or make a donation to a 501(c)3 in honor of your volunteer time and efforts. To find out if your company provides any of these options, please check with your Human Resources Department.

Matching Gift Programs: Over 15,000 employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match contributions made by their employees to charitable organizations. If your company is eligible, please do the following:

  • 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.

Make a matching donation online or send all completed forms and gifts to:
Society of Women Engineers
130 East Randolph Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6341

Questions? Contact SWE: Phone: 312.596.5223 Email: funddevelopment@swe.org

Planned Gifts

By 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.

Download more information and sample bequest verbiage.

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

When naming SWE as a recipient of this form of gift, please include the following information:

Legal Name: Society of Women Engineers
Employer Identification Number (EIN): 13-1947735

To learn more, please visit our Planned Giving section or contact SWE:
Phone: 312.596.5223
Email: funddevelopment@swe.org

Scholarship Endowments

SWE - EFI (Society of Women Engineers - Endowment Fund Incorporated) operates as SWE’s Board of Trustees and manages all endowed scholarships. The minimum gift to establish an endowment is $25,000. To cover ongoing administrative and investments costs, there is a one-time fee of 10% that is requested in addition to the endowed principal of any gift (for example, for a principal gift of $25,000 the fee would be $2,500 for a total gift of $27,500).

An endowed gift is maintained in perpetuity and spending is based on revenues generated from the investment of the original gift amount. On an initial endowment for a minimum amount of $25,000, SWE-EFI strives to distribute scholarships each year in the amount of $1,000 after the endowed funds have been invested for at least 12 months. If a gift over $25,000 is made, the amount available for distribution for a single or multiple scholarships is proportionally higher.

In many cases, an individual elects to endow a scholarship in their name through a bequest or a scholarship is endowed in honor of an individual by family members and friends. Once an endowed scholarship is established in honor of an individual, SWE-EFI includes their biographical information in an Endowed Scholarship Booklet.

Download a current edition of
SWE’s Board of Trustees Endowed Scholarship Profiles

To learn more about endowing a scholarship, our policies, FAQ, and making a pledge to endow a scholarship, please view the links below.

Endowed Scholarship Procedures and Records can found in SWE Resources

FAQs

SWE Endowed Scholarship Pledge Form

SWE Endowed Scholarship Criteria Form

In making any endowed scholarship gift, please include the legal name of SWE-EFI and our EIN: 20-2761991.

Additional Ways to Give

Gifts of Securities & Beneficiary Designations
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. Download the SWE Securities Giving Form.

Please provide this information to your Broker for any gift of securities:
Institution: First Clearing
DTC #0141
FBO: Society of Women Engineers
Tax ID # 13-1947735
Account # 1232-3632
Broker Contact: 1-888-322-2532

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

When naming SWE as a recipient of this form of gift, please include the following information:
Legal Name: Society of Women Engineers
Employer Identification Number (EIN): 13-1947735

To learn more, please visit our Planned Giving section or contact SWE:
Phone: 312.596.5223
Email: funddevelopment@swe.org

Recognition Levels

In 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