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There are many ways to support ASHRAE through financial and volunteer efforts. Below you'll find information and resources on how your contributions will benefit different areas of the Society.


ASHRAE RP Campaign

The RP Campaign supports research as well as ALI and educational programs, Endowed Research through ASHRAE Foundation, YEA programs, ASHRAE Scholarships, and the General/Unrestricted fund.  Learn More


  • Research

    Funds the backbone of ASHRAE standards, handbooks and every publication of the industry.

  • ALI

    Supports the continuing education of members.

  • YEA

    Engages members 35 or younger in ASHRAE with professional and personal development.

  • Scholarships

    Supports deserving students and encourages them to enter the industry.

  • General Fund

    Provides unrestricted support to all ASHRAE programs and services.

  • Endowed Funds

    Provides a legacy of support for ASHRAE. Support for any fund may be endowed.


ASHRAE Foundation

The ASHRAE Foundation was established in 1994 by a dedicated group of long-time ASHRAE members with the purpose of providing a permanent financial resource that supports the Society’s vision statement and mission. The funds are endowed to support Scholarships, Honors and Awards, ASHRAE Learning Institute, ASHRAE Research and other approved program requests from the ASHRAE Board of Directors. The ASHRAE Foundation only uses the earnings from its investments to support programs and the principal will always be protected.  Learn More


  • Scholarships

    The ASHRAE Foundation administers all Society scholarships and Chapter-Awarded scholarship funds. ASHRAE seeks to motivate students worldwide to pursue an engineering or technology career in the HVAC&R field. The Society's Scholarship Program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers in HVAC&R. For nearly three decades, ASHRAE has awarded more than $2 million to over 400 deserving students.

  • Endowment

    An ASHRAE endowment is a fund that holds its principal in perpetuity and only pays out from its earnings. There are many opportunities for ASHRAE members to support ASHRAE’s mission while also supporting their own personal goals by creating a legacy through endowed funds at the Foundation.

    • Support established memorials and endowments
    • Endow your annual research promotion gift
    • Endow a scholarship  
    • Outright gift to create an endowment in support of an area of particular interest
    • Provide naming opportunities
  • Planned Gifts

    Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. But did you know that a planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life? You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will).


  • Major Gifts

    Significantly Impact ASHRAE and the HVAC&R Industry

    There are many ways to make a significant impact on the future of ASHRAE and the industry – whether you make a one-time gift, establish a monthly or annual gift, or pledge an estate gift. Gifts at this level are investments in the mission of the organization that will have a notable impact on our Society’s long-range goals and plans.

    For example, gifts can be given to create endowed scholarships, support training and educational programs, support the development of HVAC&R Standards, and to support research projects. For some, gifts at this level represent the legacy they wish to leave. Whatever the intent, we ensure that gifts from our donors are managed and directed in accordance with their wishes. We encourage you to discuss with us your interest in making an investment in ASHRAE’s mission and the impact you would like it to have. For more information, please contact Dustin Mason at dmason@ashrae.org or (678) 539-2116.


Other Ways to Support ASHRAE

ASHRAE also accepts donations that support other key areas in the Society. Please contact the Development office at 678-539-1142 for more information. 

  • Donate by Mail

    Send a donation to make a general gift by mail. General unrestricted gifts provide operating income that can be used immediately to support ASHRAE’s greatest needs.

    ASHRAE Development
    Attn: Julia Mumford
    180 Technology Parkway NW
    Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

  • Employer Donation Match

    Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your company has a matching gift program.

  • Giving Societies

    Join some of our most generous donors, whose gifts have made a huge impact towards achieving ASHRAE’s mission.

  • Memorial Giving and Tributes

    Making a donation in honor of a loved one is a meaningful way to remember someone special. Your gift reflects your desire to make a lasting impact on the lives of others, just as your honoree has done for you and others. Whether you establish a named endowed fund, make an individual gift or purchase a paver in memory of that special someone, your contribution will make a difference.

  • Make a Monthly Donation

    Become a monthly supporter of ASHRAE. It’s a convenient way to spread out your gift over time and can be changed or stopped at any time.



ASHRAE has many opportunites for volunteering which include chapter level, serving on committees, commenting on publications and standards, or writing for the ASHRAE Journal. 


  • Chapter Level

    Volunteering at the chapter level helps you develop a better understanding of how the Society functions and how to receive the most benefit from your membership while contributing to the growth of ASHRAE.

  • Committees

    Volunteer opportunities are availabe for the following types of Committees:

    • Technical – Assist in planning programs for meetings, writing and reviewing Handbook chapters and assisting in developing research projects to improve equipment and system performance.
    • Standards – Help write the Society’s standards and guidelines, which establish recommended design and operating practices embraced by the built environment community.
    • Standing – Aid in operation of the ASHRAE activities at the Society level, such as development of educational courses, approval of research projects and planning of student activities (Note: to serve on a standing committee, nomination is required).
  • Commenting

    Comment on ASHRAE publications, Handbook or proposed standards.

  • Write for ASHRAE Journal

    ASHRAE Journal seeks and publishes application-oriented articles of interest to the membership.