Thomas S. Fiske Society

In 1887, Thomas S. Fiske, a Columbia University graduate student, traveled to Cambridge University to visit and study with prominent mathematicians. Inspired by his trip, Fiske wanted to foster a sense of “comradeship” among Americans interested in mathematics. In 1888, he returned to New York City, where he and two friends founded what was to become the American Mathematical Society.

"It is proposed by some recent students of the graduate school of Columbia College to establish a mathematical society for the purpose of preserving, supplementing, and utilizing the results of their mathematical studies,"

With this call to mathematicians, Thomas S. Fiske established his own legacy and provided the means by which others could establish their legacies.

You have been building your own legacy through research, education and service to the profession. The Thomas S. Fiske Society provides an opportunity to complete your legacy by supporting the future of mathematics through planned giving.

The Thomas S. Fiske Society (Fiske Society) honors individuals who have included a gift to the AMS in their will, living trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned-giving vehicle. If you have provided for the Society in your estate plan, please let us know by completing the Fiske Society Notification form (online or printed pdf) so that we can acknowledge your generosity and welcome you as a member of the Thomas S. Fiske Society. If you are planning to include the AMS in your plan, please contact the AMS Development Office so that we can assist you.