ITE launched the ITE Legacy Program in October 2016 as a way to help fulfill ITE’s mission of “shaping the future of the profession and transportation” by supporting the growth of its future leaders. The goal of the ITE Legacy Program is to help develop the next generation of leaders within ITE and the transportation profession.
LeadershipITE Legacy Fund Scholarship
The ITE Legacy Fund accepts donations of any size to help support student and younger member activities and provides an annual scholarship to a deserving individual to cover tuition only to the LeadershipITE program. Travel expenses are not covered. The easiest way to donate to the ITE Legacy Fund is through the members’ electronic dues renewal notice. You can also use the following form.
LeadershipITE Fred Gorove Scholarship
Fred Gorove, one of the founders of Gorove-Slade, Inc. and its long-time President, had a profound influence on the transportation industry. Fred was one of the first traffic engineers, and he mentored generations of other engineers. Fred passed away on May 1, 2017 and the Fred Gorove Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in August 2017 to memorialize him by providing a LeadershipITE scholarship annually for a minimum of 10 years. Later, Jack and Caroline Gould, long-time friends of Fred’s donated an additional $7,500 to extend this scholarship beyond 10 years. To apply use the scholarship form.
Student Leadership Summits
Established in 2014 by the University of California-Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo student chapter, ITE Student Leadership Summits (SLSs) have become a powerful tool for student members to obtain conference planning experience, professional development opportunities, and access to ITE leaders. More than one dozen SLSs have been held around North American and in Australia reaching more than 1,000 students. SLSs are organized by students for students. Your donations to the Legacy Fund provide important seed funds to get an SLS started while the students raise the $20,000 needed to put on a successful SLS.
Matson-Hammond Mentoring Program
With support from both the Matson and Hammond Funds, the new Matson and Hammond Mentoring Program was established in 2018 to connect young members with experienced transportation professionals who can offer advice and guidance on career development. There are 100 mentors representing 150 mentoring slots available in the Matson-Hammond Mentoring Program. Roughly 65 mentoring engagements have been completed or are underway using the virtual mentoring platforms supported by the Matson and Hammond funds. To participate as a mentor or mentee, go to ITE’s e-Community and click on Mentoring.
Theodore M. Matson Fund
Theodore M. Matson, one of ITE’s founders, contributed greatly to the common welfare through the advancement of the techniques of traffic engineering and through training of those in the profession. This fund was established many years ago to recognize and support excellence in the profession along with the Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award, one of the highest awards ITE bestows.
Harold F. Hammond Fellowship Fund
Harold F. Hammond, an Honorary Member of ITE, served on the ITE International Board of Direction as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and President, spanning 12 years. He served as an unpaid ITE staff member during ITE’s formative stage. The Harold F. Hammond Fellowship Fund was established to recognize and support the development of young professionals.
The Diversity Scholars Program was established in 2019. The purpose of this program is to increase underrepresented populations participation in the transportation profession by supporting increased diversity at the undergraduate level.
The program includes a financial scholarship of up to $20,000, a local ITE professional who will serve as a mentor, support from the ITE student chapter, and an internship with a local transportation firm.
This program is need-based and is open to any U.S. high school student of African-American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage with an interest in a career in transportation and seeking to study transportation engineering, planning, or in a related-field at a school with an established ITE Student Chapter. Preference is given to first-generation college students. For more information, click here.
There are a variety of programs that ITE has developed to support younger member development that would benefit from a Legacy Fund contribution. These programs can include, but are not limited to:
No contribution is too small and each one makes a difference. One hundred percent of all contributions go directly to support the Legacy and Diversity Scholars Programs.
The easiest way to donate to the ITE Legacy Fund is through the ITE member dues renewal notice. You can also make donations online by going here: make a donation. Should you have questions about making a donation or need assistance, please contact Colleen Agan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities to shape your ITE legacy are as diverse as our members and can be customized based upon your area of interest. If your idea for a larger ITE Legacy Gift or bequest does not exist, we want to hear from you! To discuss ideas on how your ITE Legacy Gift can help shape the future of transportation, contact any member of the ITE Legacy Program Committee (below) or Jeff Paniati, Executive Director and CEO, email@example.com
The ITE Legacy Program Oversight Committee was established by the ITE Board of Direction in conjunction with the ITE Past Presidents’ Table. The Committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President and includes four additional Past Presidents. This committee advocates for donations to the Legacy Program and works with the ITE Executive Director and CEO to oversee the administration of the available funding and to establish annual program priorities.