Established in 1986 to commemorate NSPE founder David B. Steinman, the Steinman Council recognizes individuals or groups honoring individuals that have contributed $1,000 or more to the NSPE Educational Foundation by making them members of this prestigious council.
Members of the Steinman Council are featured on a commemorative plaque that is displayed in the Steinman Room at NSPE Headquarters. Steinman Council members are also presented with a gold pin that bears the image of a suspension bridge representative of the many that were designed by D.B. Steinman.
The Educational Foundation Board of Trustees has established new recognition levels for contributors to the Foundation. The levels include:
- Benefactor ($100,000)
- Patron ($50,000)
- Platinum Sponsor ($35,000)
- Gold Sponsor ($25,000)
- Silver Sponsor ($10,000)
- Bronze Sponsor ($5,000)
- Member ($1,000)
Contributions to the NSPE Educational Foundation are cumulative. You may join the Steinman Council with a $1,000 contribution but if you make additional contributions you will be recognized at the subsequent levels as you achieve them. Currently, there are over 150 members of the Steinman Council.