Charting the Future for Hispanics in STEM

Your generous gift is an investment that will ensure Hispanics are ready to lead globally. Because of you, SHPE can continue its mission to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.

THANK YOU for making a difference for SHPE Familia!

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Reach for the Stars

"My SHPE MIT chapter became my Familia away from home and that's where I grew for years, becoming a vice president, then president of that chapter. I was able to represent them at conference and grow more as a person, as a leader, and as an engineer." - Xavier Zapien, a SHPE grad student member who plans to become a Chief Engineer and one day an astronaut

Your generous, tax-deductible donation allows SHPE to execute programs and events that change lives for our members. Members like Xavier Zapien who dreams of a future with NASA - a future where Hispanics in STEM are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Thank you for making this future possible!

SHPE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, welcomes your tax-deductible financial contributions in support of our programs for Hispanics in STEM. Our organization is dependent upon the support of corporate sponsors and individual donors. Your tax-deductible donation will assist us in continuing our mission of empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential.

Life Changing

"Since SHPE changed my life, I can't think of a better way to thank them than to give back to my chapter. My hope is to influence students to feel like they are a part of something bigger and that engineering is definitely for them." - Catherine Trevino, President at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley chapter, who landed an Intel internship through SHPE

Other Ways to Give

There are many ways that individuals, corporations, and foundations can support SHPE through philanthropic giving, including:


Gifts to SHPE of securities often provide donors with attractive income tax benefits. Appreciated assets enable donors to significantly leverage their philanthropic commitment. Donors can either sign over stock papers or arrange for an electronic stock transfer. Making a stock gift is simple! Simply use the instructions below:

Provide your broker with the following information to facilitate the transfer of shares -
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Tax ID #: 72-1549994
Broker: Merrill Lynch DTC# 8862
SHPE Account #: (contact us at

Remind your broker to include your name, contact information, and any special instructions for use of the gift with your transfer. To expedite the processing of your gift, we suggest that you also contact us with information about the type of stock and number of shares, as well as any special considerations you may have. Please direct information about your gift and any other questions to Alma Meneses at (323) 725-3970 or by email at

You or your spouse may work for a company or serve on a corporate board that has a matching gifts program. Donors who work for such a company can double or sometimes triple their contribution. Many of these companies also match volunteer hours. Please contact your human resources office to determine ask if your company has a matching gifts program and how you can leverage your personal gift to benefit the mission of SHPE.

Leave a lasting legacy! Planned gifts to SHPE ensure that Hispanics continue to be a powerful and leading force in STEM for generations to come. Common types of planned gifts include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Life Insurance

SHPE’s programs grow and thrive through dedicated project and operating grants. If your corporation or foundation is dedicated to STEM diversity, inclusion, and serving underserved populations we would love to start a dialogue and assess mutual goals and synergies.

If you have any questions about making a donation or partnering with SHPE, please contact Anabel Evora, Senior Director of Philanthropy & Major Gifts, at