President’s Message

Welcome!  It is an honor to serve as the President of the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation as we enter our 55th year empowering Chicago’s next generation of engineers.

Through the uncertainties of the pandemic, Chicago Engineers’ Foundation remained a steadfast resource for students across the city. Our staff and volunteers went above and beyond to offer a variety of engaging hybrid activities for students of all ages.  With generous support from individuals, associations, and corporate and foundation partners, we also modestly increased the value of every scholarship award.

As we move forward, I am dedicating my efforts as CEF’s President to ensuring we find ways to continue expanding our student-focused programs to every neighborhood in Chicago, grow our career resources, increase the value of our awards, and further develop our community partnerships.  Our activities will continue to be hybrid.  Virtual communications are essential, especially as we continue to connect with our CEF Scholars throughout the academic year.  Our Scholars attend universities across the country and can be found in engineering classrooms in the Chicago region as well as throughout the United States.  In addition to our virtual college-level activities, our volunteers will participate  in events throughout the Chicago area including career fairs, STEM events, and classroom discussions to inspire young people to learn about engineering concepts and career paths.

If this is your first introduction to Chicago Engineers’ Foundation, please get to know more about us and our programs. Whether you are interested in scholarship awards, learning opportunities, or volunteer activities, we look forward to welcoming you to our growing community working together in support of Chicago’s future engineers.


Michael Driscoll, President