"It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet."
-David Elton Trueblood
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has more than a century of experience advancing the arts and sciences of HVAC&R and related human factors to serve the needs of its members and population at large.
In 1994, a dedicated group of long-time ASHRAE members created ASHRAE Foundation to support the needs of the HVAC&R industry. ASHRAE Foundation is an endowed trust that provides funding for professional development and research programs, supplies qualified engineering students with much needed scholarship assistance, and ensures that ASHRAE will continue to have sufficient resources to sustain and expand the Society's vital work.
The creation of ASHRAE Foundation was in response to a valid need for increased funding for ASHRAE programs and projects. A solid proponent of education, the Foundation recognizes and accepts the challenge to provide the financial support necessary to offer tailored educational programming to ensure HVAC&R professionals are prepared today for tomorrow's challenges.
The Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship FundThe Bellenger Scholarship is a wonderful way to show your support for the profession that meant so much to Lynn and at the same time, you will honor Lynn's memory. Donate Today >
Meet the First Recipient of the Bellenger ScholarshipThanks to the generosity of ASHRAE's members, Tiffany Williams, a senior architectural engineering student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina was presented with the scholarship at a meeting of ASHRAE's North Piedmont Chapter in February from Kevin McDonald, the Student Activities Committee Chair. Learn More >