1881 Society Members

1881 Society

In recognition of a life time of giving, members of the 1881 Society are philanthropic leaders who recognize the importance of training and educating our current workforce while advancing future generations of water professionals. They also recognize the importance of safe and clean water delivery for all communities. 

Through the 1881 Society, AWWA is pleased to recognize cumulative gifts of $1,000 and above. The 1881 Society is named after the year AWWA was established by 22 visionaries seeing the need to collaborate and to build a vital Association. 

Your gift will recognize the importance of properly maintaining and advancing future generations of water professionals and systems. Gifts of cash, stock, and securities, and documented estate gifts will be used to advance innovation, technology, global growth and support future leaders. Together, we will ensure success beyond what was envisioned many years ago.

1881 Society Members Receive:

  • Invitations to special AWWA donor events
  • Special 1881 Society donor label
  • Recognition in special donor listings on website and select print materials
  • Opportunity for donor spotlight
  • Recognition on donor wall at AWWA Headquarters
  • Recognition during ACE event

These AWWA members contributed $1000 or more during the 2023 Fiscal Year

Alane E. Boyd
Alex Fashing 
American Water
Andrew W. Richardson, BCEE, MBA, PE
Ari Copeland 
Arnold Pyun
Barb S. Martin 
Becky Cruz
Ben Kuhnel, PE
Brown & Caldwell
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
CDM Smith
Charles and Cindy Anderson 
Charles Tamulonis
Chesapeake Section AWWA
Cindy McCombe
David A. Reckhow
David LaFrance
Denver Water 
Doug Schlepp
Dr. Chi Ho Sham
Dr. Desmond F. Lawler, PHD
Dr. James K. Edzwald, PE, BCEE
Dr. James P. Malley Jr.
Dr. John E. Tobiason, PHD, PE, BCEE
Dr. John E. VanBenschoten
Duane Heise
Ellen Singer
Florida Section
Gannett Fleming
Gene C. Koontz, PE
Georgia Section
Hazen and Sawyer
HDR Foundation 
Heather Collins 
Howard J. Dunn
Hubbell Utility Systems
Indiana Section of AWWA
Jake Manning
Janice M. Skadsen
Jeffrey S. Rosen
Jennifer Elms
Jerome Madigan
Joe Nattress
Kristen M. Berger, PE
Lamp Rynearson
Leah Parento
Linda Ramey
Martha W.Segal
Melissa Essex Elliott
Michael Grimm
Michael Kelley
Michael McKie
Michael S. Switzenbaum
Minnesota Section of AWWA
Moriah Winkel
Mueller Water Products
Neptune Technology Group
Pacific Northwest Section of AWWA
Paula MacIlwaine
Pennsylvania Section of AWWA 
Philip C. Holderness
Raymond James
Ray-Whay Yen
Rex Niles
Richard C.Hope. PE
Ride With Purpose
Roberts Filter
Ryan Popko
Sharon M. Wong, PE
Southeast Florida Utility Council
Susan Fracheschi
Suzanne Chiavari 
Thomas Gillogly
Thomas J. Holland
Tony and Karen Collins
Veolia WTS USA, Inc.
William C. Becker, PE, BCEE
William Highter
William R. Knocke
Woodard and Curran

Rook Giving Circle $3,000-$4,999 Cumulative Giving

Alane E.Boyd
Alex Fashing
Ari Copeland
Cheryl Capron
Doug Schlepp
Gene C. Koontz, PE
Howard J. Dunn
Hubbell Utility Systems
Mark A. Waer, PHD
Michael D. Simpson
Mona E. Cavalcoli
Southeast Florida Utility Council
Suzanne Chiavari

Leal Giving Circle $5,000-$9,999 Cumulative Giving

Andrew W. Richardson, BCEE, MBA, PE
Barbara S. Martin
Ben Kuhnel, PE
Connecticut Section AWWA
David B. LaFrance
Douglas M. Owen, PE, BCEE
Dr. Desmond F. Lawler, PhD
G. Tracy Mehan
Georgia Section AWWA
Indiana Section AWWA
Jacqueline Torbet
Jeanne M. and Jane Bennett-Bailey
Jerome J. Madigan
John and Fran Seever
Ohio Section AWWA
Pennsylvania Section AWWA
Sharon M. Wong, PE
Susan M. Franceschi
William C. Becker, PE, BCEE

Lichtenburg Giving Circle $10,000-$19,999 Cumulative Giving

Charles F. Anderson
Dr. Chi Ho Sham, PHD
Dr. Joseph G. Jacangelo, PHD
Florida Section AWWA
Jeffrey S. Rosen
Phillip W. Holderness
Randall Weeks
Martha W. Segal
New Jersey Section AWWA
Paula I. Macllwaine
Ray-Whay Yen
TGO Technologies
Thomas J. Holland
Virginia Section AWWA

Bellar Circle $20,000-$39,999 Cumulative Giving

Brown and Caldwell
Denver Water
Florida Section AWWA
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Dr. James K. Edzwald
Dr. James P. Malley Jr. 
Pacific Northwest Section AWWA
Raftelis Financial Consulting
Woodard & Curran

Koch Giving Circle $40,000-$49,999 Cumulative Giving

Minnesota Section AWWA
Water Remediation Technology LLC

Stripe Giving Circle $50,000 Cumulative Giving

American Water Company 
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
CDM Smith
Denver Water
Ellen Singer
Hazen and Sawyer
HDR Engineering, Inc.
HDR Foundation 
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 
Mueller Water Products
Neptune Technology Group Inc.
Ride With Purpose
Roberts Filter Group 
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Veolia WTS USA

Circle of Giving

women for waterWhat can a group of intelligent, caring and focused women accomplish? ANYTHING!

That is the reason AWWA’s Water Equation is creating the Women for Water Circle of Giving to benefit youth programs in the water industry.

Join us

The Plan

As a member of this illustrious group, you will be asked to suggest a youth program to fund to benefit students as well as the water industry. Your group vote will determine the programs to fund and the impact on your community and others across the nation.

Our Impact

100% of your gift will benefit youth programs selected by this circle of giving. Youth programs can include but are not limited to funding robotics contests, water tower building, high school programs, and transportation to/from water related field trips.

Join Now

Take your place amongst the Women for Water promote the water industry through youth programming. You can choose to make a monthly gift of $83.33, a quarterly gift of $250 or an annual gift of $1,000 by June 1, 2024 on our Women for Water website.

Other ways to give include

  • Mail a check to AWWA Water Equation at 6666 W. Quincy Ave, Denver, CO 80235
  • Contact Michelle Hektor at 303.734.3613 for information to wire your tax-deductible donation from an IRA
  • Contribute through Fidelity Investment Charitable Donor Advised Fund

YP Giving Circle

Support Water Equation's to fund YP leadership development programs including YP Summit, DC Fly-In, WSI Poster Contest, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). AWWA Student and Young Professionals engage in programs, utilize resources, and connect with other water professionals through Association and Section opportunities.

Donate Now