The Environmental Engineering Foundation was established by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists to provide a tax-exempt vehicle to raise funds in support of the Academy's programs. The Mission Statement of EEF is "advancing the stature and practice of Environmental Engineering by promoting the profession, educating the public, assessing issues and recognizing professional achievements." Funds received by EEF are used to carryout this mission in cooperation with AAEES and its member organizations.
The Foundation continued to make great strides in 2011. The Board has been working with committees of AAEES to broaden our support of its educational endeavors and to aid the Student and Young Professionals Committee. The Foundation, in cooperation with AAEES and AEESP, sponsored the inaugural Brewster Snow Award and the Frederick G. Pohland Medal. Additionally, the Foundation met it responsibilities as the repository for and caretaker of funds for various programs honoring the late W. Wesley Eckenfelder, P.E., BCEE. These include a Distinguished Lectureship, an Outstanding Graduate Award, an Industrial Waste Management Medal, and a University Lecture program. AAEES, AEESP, WEF, and others participate in organizing and implementing these programs.
In early 2011, former AAEES President Cecil Lue-Hing was elected to the EEF Board. At year end Nancy G. Love and AAEES Past-President will join the Board and Amy E. Childress and Charles A. Willis will be retiring. The 2012 Officers of EEF are President Alan Vicory, Vice-President, Cecil Lue-Hing and Secretary-Treasurer Glen Daigger.
We encourage members of the Academy to contribute to Environmental Engineering Foundation and to support the Foundation in fulfilling the role envisioned by its founders. Donations can be mailed to Environmental Engineering Foundation c/o AAEES or by using the PayPal button on the websites of EEF or AAEES.
Charles A. Willis, P.E., BCEE
EEF 2011 President