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SAME Foundation Fundraising Reception and Silent Auction

2024 SAME Capital Week


SAME Foundation Fundraising Reception and Silent Auction

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 25, 2024

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Join the SAME Foundation at the 2024 Capital Week for a Fundraising Reception and Silent Auction!

Join friends and colleagues and help support our nation’s future engineering leadership at the SAME Foundation’s 2024 Fundraising Reception and Silent Auction, being held as part of the 2024 Capital Week. Being held on March 25 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD, the SAME Foundation Fundraising Reception is your opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow SAME members all in support of developing young and emerging leaders within the A/E/C profession.

Register for Foundation Reception

In addition to this premier evening event, place your bids for this year’s Silent Auction, running from March 1 through 26 and being run by the Academy of Fellows, with all proceeds from this year’s auction benefit the SAME Foundation. Review some of the great experiences up for auction this year—including hiking in the Rockies, beach houses with dinner, golf outings, and more—and place your best bid below.


Bidding is Now Open for the Silent Auction

The SAME Foundation online silent auction is now live, and will run from March 1 - March 26, 2024. 

Participants will have the opportunity to bid online for experiences with SAME National Past Presidents, vacation destinations around the U.S., dining experiences, sporting event tickets, private Olympic Medalist swim lessons, handmade jewelry and gifts, and other one-of-a-kind SAME items and experiences.

You do not have to be present to bid or to collect your prize, this is open to everyone!

Winning bidders will be notified after the Capital Week SAME Foundation Fundraising Reception.

Donate something to Silent Auction

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, and contributors who have given so much to help meet this year’s goal of $500,000 raised for the Foundation! Together we have raised $150,000, or 30 percent, of our goal. Make your most generous contribution today and help us meet our goal to expand signature programs like the SAME Leader Development Program, Camps Mentoring Program, and STEM Pathways Program.


SAME Region

California Region Carolinas Region Tennessee/Kentucky Region Gulf Coast Region
Col. John Henderson, F.SAME  $5,000 Apogee Consulting Group  $5,000 Pond  $5,000 Manish Mardia*  $100,000
HDR $5,000      
Sacramento Post $5,000      
Orange County Post $15,000      
Heartland Region Lakes Region Missouri River Region Middle Atlantic Region
Ret. Rear Adm. Michael R. Johnson, F.SAME  $5,000 Blinderman Construction  $5,000 CMS Corporation $5,000 Murphy Tuomey, F.SAME  $5,000
SAME Tulsa Post  $5,000   Scott Field Post  $5,000 Maj. Gen. Eugene Lupia, F.SAME (Dist.) $5,000
DLR Group  $5,000 Col. C. Patrick Hogeboom, F.SAME  $5,094
    Olsson  $5,000
    Omaha Post  $3,000    
    Tepa $2,500    
North Atlantic Region Ohio Valley Region Rocky Mountain Region Southeast Region
Ansys  $15,000 CMS Corporation $5,000 Matrix $5,000 Pond  $5,000
    Jane Penny, F.SAME $5,000
Southwest Region
Mario Burgos $10,000

About the SAME Foundation

Established in 2016, the SAME Foundation supports programs that help introduce youth to STEM, support them on their journey to STEM careers, and develop emerging leaders within the A/E/C profession. Signature efforts include the SAME Leader Development Program, Camps Mentoring Program, and STEM Pathways Program. The SAME Foundation also provides a secure and beneficial repository for charitable and other bequeaths from members of the Society and the public.

The SAME Foundation is registered as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Contributions to the SAME Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law—EIN: 81-1960637.

The SAME Foundation has received a Platinum Seal of Transparency by Candid (GuideStar) and a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

Read more about the Foundation’s programs and impact in our 2022 Foundation Donor Impact Report.