My father’s vision as an engineer was to improve lives by developing an understanding of the communities in which he worked, and then providing the best solutions by implementing them on site in partnership with local professionals.

Fred Berger

The Berger Charitable Foundation has a dual mandate of education and community development that is consistent with the personal and professional legacy of Dr. Louis (Lou) Berger and his son Fredric (Fred) Berger.

Education: Support the development of the next generation of engineers, scientists, economists, planners, and other infrastructure-focused professionals through student mentoring, scholarships, and training opportunities, with an emphasis on programs that promote sustainability, cultural diversity, economic development, global experiences and innovation.

Community Development: Support programs that take infrastructure-building skills to underserved communities with special attention to programs that support disaster and homeless relief, poverty alleviation, natural resource conservation, health emergencies and community resilience.