Chevalier Society

Almost one hundred years ago, Colonel Willard T. Chevalier graduated from what was then Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a degree in civil engineering. Mr. Chevalier would go on to help build New York City’s infrastructure, serve with the 11th United States Field Engineers Corps in France, launch the journal Construction Methods and retire as vice president of McGraw-Hill after a 23-year career with the company. He would also become the first person to donate $1 million to Polytechnic over the course of his lifetime.

Polytechnic Institute of NYU celebrates Mr. Chevalier’s memory by honoring donors who have matched or exceeded his commitment to NYU-Poly in their generous funding and active support.

2011 Inductees

  • Consolidated Edison, Inc.
  • The Dibner Family
  • Forest City Ratner Companies
  • IBM
  • InterDigital
  • Grace & David J. Lee '68
  • National Grid
  • Peter P. Regna '32, '37, '42, '94Hon
  • Robert H.C. Tsao '97Hon

2010 Inductees

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hinkaty
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kramer
  • Drs. Bernard and Pauline Lee
  • Dr. and Mrs. Harry Wechsler
  • AT&T

2009 Inductees

  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Corey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Friend
  • The Jacobs Family
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pfizer
  • Verizon