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, is organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is 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.

Notice: the 2018 INCE Foundation Newsletter is available

The 2018 INCE Foundation Newsletter, with an annual request for support from Eric Wood, is now available.

Annual INCE Foundation Newsletters from years prior to 2016 may be obtained in PDF format by emailing George C. Maling, Jr., or writing him at 60 High Head Road, Harpswell, ME 04079.

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.)

"Principles of Noise Control" now available with a donation to the INCE Foundation

A new book, Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations, has just been published that might be of interest to you. The book is available through Amazon.com. Jim Thompson, an INCE-USA Member and Officer of the INCE Foundation, is the author of Chapter 10, "Principles of Noise Control". Jim has generously offered to make this chapter available as a PDF to any individual in return for a USD$50.00 donation to the INCE Foundation. If you would like to purchase a copy of the "Principles of Noise Control", while making a tax free donation to the INCE Foundation, please contact the INCE-USA Business Office.

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

Officers:

Eric W. Wood
President

Gordon L. Ebbitt
Vice President – Development

James K. Thompson
Secretary

Robert D. Hellweg
Treasurer

Directors:

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

  • Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.
  • Herrick
  • Blachford
  • ACO
  • Scantek
  • SandV
  • CGA
  • NCE
  • HMMH
  • ECORE
  • PSU
  • Illingworth
  • EAR
  • CT
  • Regupol
  • Fabreeka
  • USG