Giving Tuesday is November 30th this year and coming so close on the heels of Thanksgiving, we are anticipating a huge response this year. Many Americans, having suffered through two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, are more attuned to helping others in need.
Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving to your favorite nonprofit(s) at the beginning of the holiday season. There are many worthy charities to choose from—from international nonprofits like the Red Cross to your local food bank. If you plan to donate this Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting SWE and the work we are doing to strengthen the lives, careers and futures of women engineers across the globe!
How your donation makes a difference:
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 and new challenges created by the pandemic, programmatic gifts are also important. When you donate, you can choose ‘general contributions,’ or one of the programs listed below. Whether large or small, your contribution will have a positive impact!
K-12 Outreach / SWENext
Help inspire the next generation of women engineers! Your K-12 Outreach / SWENext donation will enable us to expand our outreach efforts, reaching more young girls and helping them identify an engineering identity in themselves. This is especially important during the pandemic when STEM subjects have taken a back seat in remote learning lesson plans.
Financial support makes a world of difference for undergrad and grad students pursuing engineering and technology degrees. Below are just a few examples:
- General Scholarship Fund
- Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship — Endowed
- Paula Marie Stenzler Memorial Scholarship — Endowed
- Arminta J. Harness Memorial Scholarship
Annual Conference Registration Grants
Want to help more women attend WE22 in Houston, the home of NASA? Consider donating to the Annual Grant Registration program. Your support will enable more collegiate and professional members to attend our annual Conference.
Professional Development Programs
To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, SWE offers a variety of professional development opportunities for live and online learning opportunities in the form of webinars, eLearning courses, podcasts, and our newest addition, SWE’s Mentoring platform with opportunities for mentors and mentees.
Help us empower women everywhere to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. With your support, we can reach more women across the globe and expand our international efforts. Our global footprint is continuously growing—help us make that footprint even more impressive!
Diversity and Inclusion
SWE will continue to promote inclusion within our organization and the engineering community. Recently, we began offering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training for SWE leaders at all levels of the organization across the globe. This will help us advance our goal of being a more inclusive and equitable organization.
Life Member Donation
Support future program funding and become a SWE Life Member! Life membership is available with a donation of $2,000. All funds are kept in a reserve fund by the SWE Endowment Fund Inc. to provide funding for SWE in the future.
While SWE is always looking toward the future, it is important to remember where we came from and the progress we’ve made. Your donation to the SWE Archives will allow us to dedicate more time and resources to preserving SWE’s historical records, photos, artifacts and more. During WE20, we launched a 2-part virtual tour of our archives. This a must see for any SWE member! Follow this link to Part 1 or visit SWE’s YouTube channel.
Support SWE! If you feel that SWE has made a difference in your life, consider paying it forward on November 30th by making a #GivingTuesday donation to SWE.