Helen Walker Society membership is extended to supporters who make a minimum annual gift of $1,000. By becoming a member, you are making a significant investment in the future of our profession and the important work we do for many years to come. We will work closely with you to determine your personal philanthropic goals and match them with opportunities at the ASA. We customize recognition and stewardship based on what is important to you and your family.

In addition, members will receive the following benefits:

  • Prominent recognition on a plaque located at the ASA headquarters
  • Annual invitation to an exclusive Helen Walker Society reception at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)
  • Welcome basket and expedited registration at JSM
  • Personal correspondence from the ASA executive director and president announcing new programs and initiatives
  • Recognition on the ASA website and in Amstat News

Ways to Give

Outright Gifts and Pledges—Your gift of cash makes the most immediate impact and allows you to receive full tax benefits to the extent allowed by law. We encourage you to also consider a multi-year pledge to maximize the power of your gift.

Gifts of Securities—Making a gift of appreciated securities can sometimes provide larger tax benefits. By donating appreciated securities, you may claim the current market value of the shares as the gift amount and thereby avoid capital gains taxes.

Matching Gifts—Many employers match their employees’ charitable giving. If your employer does, please ask your human resources department for the appropriate forms and we’ll help you increase the impact of your contribution.

Challenge Gifts—Donors wishing to increase the impact of their individual gifts should consider making a challenge gift. Challenge gifts require a matching component from other donors, thereby generating two or three times the amount of the original gift. These types of gifts provide visibility to the original donor and allow matching donors to help generate increased support.

Donate Now

For more information about the Helen Walker Society and giving opportunities, please contact:

Amanda Malloy
Director of Development
American Statistical Association
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 684-1221

The ASA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions made to the ASA are tax deductible.

About Helen M. Walker

Helen M. Walker contributed to the field of statistics through her work in education and educational research. She was a longtime faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College and a member of numerous professional organizations. In the 1940s, a time when hardly any women held prominent academic positions, she was a unique pioneer in gaining professional visibility for women. In 1944, she was elected the first woman president of the American Statistical Association.

In her presidential address at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Walker expressed her regard for statistical education as something of a “service to the welfare of society.” She said, “Even as the great scientists have exercised a stimulating and generating influence upon the scientific education of the non-scientist, it is time for the leading statisticians to put serious thought upon the statistical education of the non-statistician. … Ways must be found to make [the] general nature of statistical thinking better understood by the average intelligent citizen and particularly by persons in responsible positions—charged with policy formation.”


2017 Helen Walker Society Members

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John M. Abowd
Stan Altan *
Mark L. Berenson *
Mary Ellen Bock *
Patrick J. Cantwell *
Marie Davidian *
Katherine B. Ensor
Marian Farah *
Eric W. Gibson
Tim Hesterberg *
Borko Jovanovic *
Daniel Kasprzyk, PhD
Michael H. Kutner *
Mary Kwasny *
James M. Landwehr *
Cynthia R. Long, PhD *
Juanita Tamayo Lott *
Madhuchhanda Mazumdar *
Xiao-Li Meng
David R. Morganstein *
Sally C. Morton *
Jeri and Edward Mulrow
William I. Notz *
Barry D. Nussbaum *
Van L. Parsons
Robert N. Rodriguez *
Richard L. Scheaffer *
William and Patricia Smith *
Jessica M. Utts *
Ron and Sherry Wasserstein *
Linda J. Young

*Indicates Helen Walker Society Charter Members