The Lifetime Giving Societies recognize the most generous alumni and friends, whose vision and support enable Stevens to accomplish its boldest goals for building a world-class academic environment.
Founded in 2014, the six Lifetime Giving Societies recognize all donors and their spouses who have made gifts to Stevens exceeding $100,000 during their lifetime.
$5,000,000 and above
The John W. Lieb Society, named for a member of
the Class of 1880, who used the technical expertise
he honed at Stevens to bring electricity to Europe,
and whose namesake building on campus enabled
a century of teaching, learning and research.
$2,500,000 - $4,999,999
The Lore E. Feiler Society, named for an entrepreneur
and industrialist who so valued the business courses
she audited at Stevens that she established the
Lore-El Center for Women’s Leadership, in addition
to supporting scholarships and a faculty Chair.
$1,000,000 - $2,499,999
The Kenneth W. DeBaun Society, named after a
loyal Class of 1949 alumnus for his visionary philanthropy,
which has enriched our arts program with the
DeBaun Auditorium and our sports program with
the DeBaun Athletic Complex.
$500,000 - $999,999
The Martha Bayard Stevens Society, named for the
woman who acted on her husband Edwin’s will and
led the effort to found Stevens, and whose own philanthropy
left a mark throughout Hoboken and beyond.
$250,000 - $499,999
The Henry Morton Society, named for the first President of
Stevens, who set the tone for our culture of philanthropy by
personally donating money for facilities and faculty salaries,
including to fund the first Endowed Chair at Stevens.
$100,000 - $249,999
The Andrew Carnegie Society, named for the famous steel
pioneer and philanthropist who expressed great admiration for
the skills of Stevens graduates, and who served as a Stevens
trustee and gifted the Carnegie building on our campus.
Through attendance at invitation-only events both on and off campus, members of the Lifetime Giving Societies interact directly with President Farvardin, Academic Deans, and other campus leaders, and they receive recognition for their support of institutional priorities on the university’s online donor honor roll and in similar materials.
To learn more about joining the Lifetime Giving Societies, please contact Gilian Brannan, Director of Stewardship, at 201-216-5243 or [email protected].