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Fred J. Lewis Society

Fred J. Lewis Society Support

Philanthropic supporters carry forward the legacy of Dean Lewis by strengthening engineering at Vanderbilt. Charitable gifts support student financial aid, provide unique opportunities and enable the school to develop new programs and initiatives that enhance our students' educational experiences. They also help us compete for the brightest students in the country.

About the Fred J. Lewis Society

Throughout its history, the School of Engineering has enjoyed the leadership of many extraordinary faculty members and deans. One of the most outstanding was Fred Justin Lewis. In 1933, Fred Lewis became dean of the School of Engineering, and he served in this capacity for 26 years until 1959.

Dean Lewis was a man of deep conviction and intense drive who led the school to unprecedented growth in enrollment, facilities and strong academic programs. But perhaps his greatest contribution was his ability to influence and inspire excellence in his students, both professionally and personally.

More than 40 years ago, his former students established the Fred J. Lewis Society to remember this beloved dean and honor dedicated supporters of the School of Engineering.

Giving Levels:

$25,000+ Cornelius Vanderbilt
$10,000 – $24,999 Dean’s List
$5,000 – $9,999 Benefactor
$2,500 – $4,999 Member
$1,000 – $4,999 Young Alumni Member (available to recent graduates—alumni receiving a VU degree within last 10 years)

School of Engineering Donors