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1903 Society

In 1903, Oscar Werwath founded Milwaukee School of Engineering with the help of business and industry leaders. These early supporters realized that their future depended upon educational institutions that could properly prepare men and women to become leaders in the engineering fields. As we have expanded our programs as a university, our mission to prepare our students to be innovative leaders in their field of study has remained true.

In honor of the university's founding year, the 1903 Society has been established to recognize donors who have made a planned gift to the university. Their support ensures students will have access to an MSOE education for generations to come. Planned gifts fund scholarships for deserving students, create endowments to attract renowned faculty, and provide a foundation for the cutting edge, hands-on education which is a hallmark of our university.

By documenting your planned gift at MSOE, you join the ranks of the 1903 Society allowing you to be recognized for your generosity and makes your philanthropic intent clear to the university to help us better prepare for the future.

When you join the 1903 Society you become a part of a special group of friends and alumni of MSOE who have access to exclusive society benefits.

  • A commemorative welcome gift upon induction.
  • Newsletter with featured stories and topics relating to tax changes, estate planning, etc.
  • Webinars and in person sessions specific to estate planning, IRA rollovers, gifts of real estate, tax changes, etc. from industry professionals
  • Invited to special events including a 1903 Society reception during Summer in The City
  • Donor Recognition as a 1903 Society member on MSOE website