The INCE Foundation

What is the INCE Foundation?

The INCE Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt publicly-supported charitable organization. The INCE Foundation was established in 1993 with the approval of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA. It is incorporated in the State of New York, organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and classified as a publicly-supported charity. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

The purposes of the Foundation are to:

  • support, promote, and advance scientific and educational activities directed toward the theory and practice of noise control engineering;
  • aid in the progress and development of this field and related arts and sciences;
  • promote, and support such scientific and educational activities through grants, funding, and financial assistance to various individuals, institutions, and organizations.

INCE Foundation Newsletters

Click here to view the INCE Foundation's Annual Newsletter for 2019, with an annual request for support from Eric Wood.

Contributions to the INCE Foundation

Contributions to the INCE Foundation may be made by check or in conjunction with INCE/USA Member dues. Checks made payable to the INCE Foundation may be sent to:

Robert D. Hellweg, Treasurer
The INCE Foundation
13 Pine Tree Road
Wellesley, MA 02482

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged.

Recognition Levels for Donations to the INCE Foundation

  • Benefactor: $1000 and up
  • Patron: $500 - $999
  • Sponsor: $250 - $499
  • Donor: $100 - $249
  • Friends: up to $99

Individuals or companies at the "Donor" level or higher (contributing $100 or more to the Foundation) are eligible to receive one of the following at their request:

  • A copy of the 96-page booklet, "Noise and Vibration Control—Principles and Applications". The booklet is a collection of drawings and explanatory text that illustrate the principles of noise control, prepared by the late Stig Ingemansson. Copies of the booklet were donated to the INCE Foundation by Ingemansson Technology AB in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • A CD-ROM containing all of the technical papers published in Noise Control Engineering Journal, Volumes 1-48 (1973-2000).
  • A copy of the 2010 report titled "Technology for a Quieter America", written by a National Academy of Engineering Study Committee chaired by George Maling, and published by the National Academies Press. (Note that this booklet is valued at $18 per copy: it is not tax deductible.)
  • A copy of Chapter 10, “Principles of Noise Control”, from the book Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations. The book is available through Jim Thompson, an INCE-USA Member and Officer of the INCE Foundation, is the author of Chapter 10. Jim has made this chapter available as a PDF to any individual in return for a donation to the INCE Foundation as defined above.

Governance of the INCE Foundation

The INCE Foundation’s governing body consists of outstanding scientists and engineers who have made major contributions to the field of noise control engineering. All serve without compensation. The INCE Foundation maintains tight control over all expenses. The Foundation has no paid staff or consultants. Most annual expenses other than awards are related to printing and mailing services plus an annual registration fee.

INCE Foundation Officers and Directors


Eric W. Wood

Gordon L. Ebbitt
Vice President – Development

James K. Thompson

Robert D. Hellweg


Robert J. Bernhard
Patricia Davies
Paul R. Donovan
Gordon L. Ebbitt
Robert D. Hellweg
George C. Maling, Jr.
James K. Thompson
Eric W. Wood

Sustaining Members

  • Acentech
  • CT
  • CGA
  • GERB
  • Hush Soundproofing
  • Illingworth
  • NCE
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  • Wilson Ihrig