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Learn more about the Thomas S. Fiske Society

Founded in the mid-1990s to honor those who have included the American Mathematical Society in their Estate planning, the Thomas S. Fiske Society celebrates the power of giving.

To learn more about Bequests and Estate Planning, visit the Giving Options page.


The Meaning of Membership

Membership in the Fiske Society honors your commitment to enriching mathematics and strengthening the AMS. By including the AMS in your Estate plan you join a select group of individuals dedicated to the Society now and in the future. The AMS recognizes and thanks Fiske members in a variety of ways including: recognition in the AMS Contributor List in Notices, the Annual Report, and on the AMS Development Website; a special Fiske Society memento; and invitations to special AMS events.

Please allow us the opportunity to thank you. If you have included the AMS in your Estate plan please let us know by filling out our online form or mailing a paper copy.

If you have questions about planned giving or want to discuss your giving options, please contact Robin Marek by email or at 401-455-4089.

The History of Thomas S. Fiske

In November of 1888, shortly after graduating from Columbia University, Thomas S. Fiske was instrumental in founding the New York Mathematical Society, which would eventually become the American Mathematical Society.

Devoted to mathematical research and scholarship, Fiske spent more than fifty years as a student and professor at Columbia University. Additionally, he served as the secretary for the College Entrance Examination Board and the Dean of Barnard College. Committed to scholarly administration and connected to mathematicians nationally and internationally, Fiske held a presence in the mathematical community and his loss was deeply felt in January of 1944. His legacy lives on as the namesake for the society honoring those whose dedication inspires them to include the AMS in their Estate plans.

Current Fiske Society Members

Members of the Thomas S. Fiske Society uphold the future of mathematics by including the American Mathematical Society in their Estate plans. The following Fiske Society members have created a personal legacy in support of the mathematical sciences by naming the AMS in their will, retirement plan, or other gift planning vehicle. We are thankful for their thoughtful dedication.

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Walter Augenstein
Kathleen Baxter*
Shirley and Gerald Bergum
Shirley Cashwell
Richard Cohn
Peter L. Duren
Carl Faith*
Isidore Fleischer*

Ramesh A. Gangolli
Rosalind J. Guaraldo
Yanguang Charles Li
Joseph S. Mamelak
Trevor J. McMinn*
Cathleen S. Morawetz
Albert Nijenhuis
Charles E. Parker II

Franklin P. Peterson*
Moshe Rosenfeld
Rubin Smulin*
Margaret W. Taft
B. A. and M. Lynn Taylor
Eugene Toll
Edmond and Nancy Tomastik
Steven H. Weintraub

*deceased