The *Facilities and Marine Engineering Foundation*, as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, exists to assist, enhance and support the Engineering Programs and students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and to advance the fields of Facilities and Marine Engineering. Financial support by the Foundation shall include but is not limited to: scholarships, awards and grants to students; the acquisition and installation of educational equipment, hardware, software, and training aids; support for faculty professional development and participation in professional societies; support of advisory committees and engineering student chapters; and funds for the purchase and development of engineering textbooks and manuals.