The Thomas S. Fiske SocietyNamed after our founder Thomas S. Fiske, the Fiske Society honors individuals who have made a provision for the American Mathematical Society in their estate plan. Since the first bequest in 1929, estate gifts have enabled the AMS to serve the mathematics community in distinct ways. The Steele Prizes, Trjitzinsky Awards and more were made possible by mathematics supporters who, like Thomas S. Fiske, have shown a far-reaching commitment to mathematics.

Upon joining, members receive the following benefits:

  • The assurance that your gift will advance mathematics beyond your lifetime
  • A Fiske Society memento
  • Special invitations and mailings
  • Recognition on the Donor Wall of Honor at our Providence headquarters
  • Recognition on the annual Contributors List

Declared Members of The Thomas S. Fiske Society

We thank the following forward-thinking individuals for supporting the mathematics of the future through their estate plans:

  • Anonymous (6)
  • Walter Augenstein
  • Richard A. and Melanie L. Baum
  • Shirley and Gerald Bergum
  • Robert L. Bryant and
    Reymundo A. Garcia
  • Ralph L. Cohen and Susan Million
  • Anna Cueni and loki der quaeler
  • Robert J. Daverman
  • Peter L. Duren
  • Ramesh A. Gangolli
  • Rosalind J. Guaraldo
  • Robert T. Kocembo
  • Carole B. Lacampagne
  • Yanguang Charles Li
  • Zhaorong Liu
  • Joseph S. Mamelak
  • Timothy E. McMahon
  • Eve Menger
  • Fredric Menger
  • Albert Nijenhuis
  • Charles E. Parker II
  • Catherine A. Roberts
  • Moshe Rosenfeld
  • David M. Sward
  • B. A. and M. Lynn Taylor
  • Edmond and Nancy Tomastik
  • Steven H. Weintraub
  • Susan Schwartz Wildstrom

How do I become a member of The Fiske Society?

You may become a member by letting us know you have made a gift to the AMS in your will or living trust, or you've designated us as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy, or other gift vehicle. No documentation is required, but sharing your plans with us may help to ensure we will be able to carry out your intentions. Information you share with us will remain confidential. For more information, please call AMS Development staff or send us a message via the form below.

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Read about Bequests and Estate Plans

Marion Reilly courtesy Bryn Mawr


Did You Know?

Mathematician, physicist, and suffragette Marion Reilly was the first person to leave a bequest to the American Mathematical Society, upon her death in 1928. A Dean at Bryn Mawr, she studied both in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, receiving instruction from Charlotte Angas Scott, Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell. Read more. photo courtesy Bryn Mawr

Heritage Members of The Thomas S. Fiske Society

We thank those whose thoughtful estate plans have impacted mathematics and continue to do so today.

  • Rachel Blodgett Adams
  • Roy L. Adler
  • Alfred Aeppli
  • Kathleen Baxter
  • Barbara Beechler
  • Israel Berstein
  • Ernest William Brown
  • Richard M. Cohn
  • Levi L. Conant
  • Edward Davis
  • Thomas Dietmair
  • Ky and Yu-Fen Fan
  • Isidore Fleischer
  • Sidney Glusman
  • James F. and Bettie C. Hannan
  • Robert Henderson
  • Geneva Barrett Hutchinson
  • Joseph Kist
  • Rada G. Laha
  • Ralph Mansfield
  • Trevor J. McMinn
  • Helen Abbot Merrill
  • Josephine M. Mitchell and Lowell I. Schoenfeld
  • Cathleen S. Morawetz
  • Kiiti Morita
  • Charles C. Morris
  • Sidney Neuman
  • Carroll Vincent Newsom
  • Christos D. Papakyriakopolous
  • Mary K. Peabody
  • Franklin P. Peterson
  • Marion Reilly
  • James G. Renno, Jr.
  • Joseph Fels Ritt
  • T. Benny Rushing
  • Theda and William Salkind
  • Arthur Sard
  • Paul T. and Barbara Schaefer
  • Henry Schaerf
  • Steven H. and Joanna Wood Schot
  • Rubin Smulin
  • Leroy P. Steele
  • Eugene and Kathryn B. Toll
  • Waldemar J. and Barbara Trjitzinsky
  • Sally Whiteman
  • James V. Whittaker
  • James K. Whittemore