1852 Society

  • Recognizing a Lifetime of Giving

    1852 Society IconMembers of the 1852 Society are individual donors whose extraordinary generosity to the ASCE Foundation totals $100,000 or more during their lifetimes. The 1852 Society is named after the year ASCE was established, paying homage to ASCE’s impressive history and tradition of achievements throughout its own lifetime. These philanthropic leaders recognize the importance of properly maintaining and advancing the profession for future generations of civil engineers. Gifts of cash, stock, and securities, and documented estate gifts count towards the $100,000 minimum.

    If you want to demonstrate your philanthropic leadership within the civil engineering community by becoming a member of the 1852 Society, contact the ASCE Foundation at 703-295-6342 or at [email protected] 

    Privileges of the 1852 Society

    • Special welcome packet, certificate of membership and unique lapel pin.
    • Recognized as a member in the President's Honor Roll in ASCE's Civil Engineering Magazine and the Foundation’s Annual Report.
    • Invitations to special events.
    • Recognition at premier ASCE and civil engineering events.
    • Recognition at ASCE Headquarters.
    • Printed newsletter with unique program update for 1852.
    • VIP tickets to the Annual OPAL Gala, as well as VIP seating.
    • Invitation to ASCE Foundation donor events.

    Members may also, at their discretion, request any of the courtesies that are extended to members of our other recognition societies

    1852 Society Members

    Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr.
    Robert W. Bein
    Marie F. Carter*
    Joseph W. Fortey*
    Wahneta T. Hinrichs*
    Charles W. Koch*
    John F. Lenard  
    Josephine Moorman*
    Rasik S. & Manorama R. Patel  
    Annette & Chuck Pennoni
    Randall M. Perkinson
    James W. Poirot*
    G. Andrew Reti
    Robert P. Stearns
    Yue-Chyou Yang
    Robert P. Wadell

    *Deceased Members

  • Civil Engineering Legacy Stories

    All in the Family Volume 2 Thumbnail

    Many Foundation donors have civil engineering lineage that contributes to the history and heritage of ASCE, and the profession. The Foundation recognizes these lineages in the CE Legacy book with stories from the family members. Check out the second edition of this free ebook.