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
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.
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