This award is the highest recognition that the SAE Foundation Board of Trustees bestows upon an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership that benefited SAE, the SAE Foundation, and/or the SAE Foundation Canada.
- The recipient will have been responsible for one or more major initiatives which have resulted in notable and/or highly innovative achievements or expansions of the Foundation Mission. SAE Foundation Mission Statement: "TO DEVELOP AND FUND PROGRAMS AND INCENTIVES THAT FOSTER STUDENT ENTRY INTO AND COMPLETION OF ENGINEERING, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION"
- The recipient will have served in one or more responsible positions within SAE and/or its Foundations.
- Because this award has a special emphasis on visionary achievement, any specific requirements for SAE membership or involvement may be ignored by the Award Committee.