SEFW 2021 Annual Report
From Craig Roberts, Chair:

Thank you for your support of the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington! Even while still feeling the effects of  a global pandemic, SEFW was able to continue supporting its mission through scholarships, education, research, and outreach. Please enjoy this report of accomplishments made possible by donor support. We look forward to what 2022 has in store!

SCHOLARSHIPS

University Scholarships

June 2021

SEFW continues to provide a majority of the funding for the SEAW Scholarship Awards Program. In 2021, two candidates were awarded $10,000 in total funds. The SEAW program has  presented $205,500 to 79 structural engineering students since 1985.

Hank Knight, of Spokane, earned a BSCE from UW and started the MSCE program, also at UW.

 

Miguel Gonzalez, of Puerto Rico, has a BSCE from University of Puerto Rico and is now working toward a PhD in structural engineering and mechanics at UW.

ACE Mentor Program Partner

June 2021

For the first time, SEFW partnered with the ACE Mentor Program of Washington, funding a $5,000 SEFW scholarship for Newport High School grad Jamie Zimmerman, who is planning to study architectural engineering at Cal Poly.

EDUCATION

Successful Hybrid Forum on
Sports Venue Renovations

November 2021

SEFW hosted its 11th Fall Forum, "Washington Sports Venues, Then & Now: Evolutions in Design," reaching 250+ people (in 7 states and 4 countries!) in a hybrid event streaming and at Town Hall Seattle. Four speakers  showcased multiple statewide sports venues that have been renovated and reimagined over the years, including the newly completed Climate Pledge Arena. The lecture can be seen on Vimeo.

OUTREACH

Student Outreach Efforts

February 2021

SEFW supported the ASCE Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, held virtually in 2021. SEFW continues to support the SEAW Outreach Committee; learn more at their website.

RESEARCH

Special Wind Regions Study

SEFW made a second donation of $12,000+ to fully fund a Special Wind Region study to collect Pacific Northwest wind data. The SEAW Wind Engineering Committee reports that initial results from the study were available in late 2021, and the final report is expected in 2022.

January
 2021

 

OTHER

First Bequest Received

December 2021

SEFW was honored to receive its first bequest donation, a generous gift from the estate of Richal Smith, a local structural engineer and former member of the SEFW Board. Richal passed away in July 2021, a great loss for the local engineering community. SEFW is  organizing a plan to disburse the funds as scholarships.

Board of Directors Changes

December 2021

Craig Roberts of CT Engineering will continue to serve as Chair of SEFW and will be joined by Cale Ash of Degenkolb and Melissa Verwest of Knife River as  Vice Chairs. Ted Smith will continue as Secretary/Treasurer. Joining the Board in 2022 are Herb Ahten of Verco Decking and Trevor Lunde of GLY Construction. The full Board listing can be viewed on our website.

Craig Roberts

Ted Smith

Cale Ash

Herb Ahten

Melissa Verwest

Trevor Lunde

This Annual Report was prepared by the SEFW Executive Director. Please direct questions or feedback to admin@sefw.org or 206-451-7475.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

Thank you to the 2021 individual and corporate donors.

 

Individual donors:

 

Aaron Pleskac

Angela Gottula

Arne Carson

Arvind Nerurkar

Benjamin Enfield

Bill Maibusch

Charles Pearson

Charlie Griffes & Marty Gordon

Craig Keller

Craig Roberts

Craig Stauffer

David Goodyear

David Landrey

Greg  Briggs

Greg Schindler

Gregor Edwards

Hans Saxer

Howard Burton

James Carpenter

Jared Plank

Jill Shuttleworth

John Tawresey

John and Dawn Clark

Joseph Renn

Joy Jacobson

Joyce Lem

Justin Marshall

Karen Smith

Kevin Solberg

Lauren Rech

Marga  Rose Hancock

Mark & Linda D'Amato

Matthew Copus

Michael Leonard

Nancy Devine

Patrick Leewens

Peter Barlow

Peter Somers

Peter Hart

Richard Hemmen

Richard Hudson

Robert Anderson

Robert Vincent

Sandra Hyde

Scott Douglas

Shana Kelley

Ted & Barb Smith

Tom Kinsman

Tom Young

 

Corporate donors:

 

Platinum

Verco Decking

 

Gold

Danny's Construction

DCI Engineers

Magnusson Klemencic

      Associates

PCS Structural

     Solutions

Seattle Structural

Thornton Tomasetti

 

Silver

Anonymous Family

     Foundation

Cairncross &

     Hempelmann

Coffman Engineers

Contech Services

CoreBrace

CT Engineering

Degenkolb

Douglas Engineering

GLY Construction

Integrus Architecture

Knife River

KPFF Consulting
    Engineers

Lane Powell

Malsam Tsang

    Structural

    Engineering

Quantum Consulting
    Engineers

 

Bronze

Armour Unsderfer

    Engineering

AssuredPartners

    Design Professionals

BTL Engineering

CG Engineering

Coughlin Porter

    Lundeen

Dewalt

Dibble Engineers

Hilti

Mayes Terracon

MC Squared

Simpson Strong-tie

Staaleson Engineers

Stoneway Concrete

Swenson Say Faget

Wetherholt &

     Associates

Wiss Janney Elstner

     Associates, Inc.

 

Cooperating Organizations

ACE Mentor Program

     of Washington

American Institute of

     Architects, Seattle American Institute of

     Architects, Spokane

American Institute of

     Steel Construction

ASCE, Seattle Section

ASCE, UW Chapter

Center for

     Transportation

     Infrastructure

     Durability & Life

     Extension

Concrete Reinforcing

     Steel Institute

HistoryLink

Northwest Concrete

     Masonry

     Association

Seattle Architecture

     Foundation

Seattle University

     Department of Civil

     & Environmental

     Engineering

Washington

     Association of

     Building Officials

Washington State

     University

     Department of Civil

     & Environmental

     Engineering

Urban Land Institute

DONATE TO SEFW

Support SEFW in its mission to promote structural engineering. Give to one of four fund designation categories:

General Fund

Scholarship Fund

Disaster Preparedness and Response Fund

December 2021

The above graphs outline SEFW's breakdown of contributions/income and expenditures for 2021. The Board continues to utilize a separate account, funded 100% by Board donations, to support SEFW-related expenditures not directly related to programs, such as Board retreats or social functions. Individual and corporate donations are used exclusively to support the SEFW mission. Please note, 2021 administrative costs include overhead, fundraising, liability insurance, and one-time fees to redesign the SEFW web site.

Financial Stewardship Report

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206-451-7475

 

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