New Lifetime Giving Society Named for Sarah Amelia Hewitt
June 01, 2009
On Wednesday, November 19, 2008, President George Campbell Jr. and members of The Cooper Union’s Board of Trustees hosted the founding members of a newly established lifetime giving society—The Sarah Amelia Hewitt Society.
Sarah Amelia Hewitt (1830-1912) was the daughter of Peter Cooper. She married Abram S. Hewitt in 1855, and together they were influential in the world of public service. Sarah Amelia shared her husband’s dedication, as an economic and civic leader, to uncompromising excellence and access to education. The Society that bears her name celebrates the many individuals and families whose lifetime support of The Cooper Union has reached $100,000 or more. The College is deeply indebted to the many members of its lifetime giving societies and The Cooper Union was pleased that many of the 85 inaugural members of The Sarah Amelia Hewitt Society attended this very special event held in their honor.