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The Foundation’s Mission

The Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation serves as a charitable, educational, scientific organization for the purpose of encouraging education in engineering and for the restoration and preservation of the historic Engineers Club of Dayton site. The Foundation strives to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering and to provide opportunities for continuing education of engineers. It also enables periodic programming and speakers, and innovative projects like the film Ropewalk.


The Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 Corporation, and contributions are fully tax-deductible. Donations may be made to the Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation, and may be designated for Club Renovation, Preservation, Maintenance, Education, or placed in the General Fund.


Foundation Board

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees of up to fifteen members. Trustees are elected by the Club membership to serve for three years. Officers are elected by the Board of Trustees for two year terms.


Engineered Efficiency

The Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation is highly efficient as a charity, not surprising for a non-profit run by engineers. Trustees serve as volunteers. Funds are used for historic preservation, renovation and maintenance of the historic site; and to projects in science, history and education.

Charles F. Kettering, prolific Dayton inventor and co-founder of the Engineers Club of Dayton