Louis Berger launched the Berger Charitable Foundation to manage and expand the company’s educational, scientific and other philanthropic activities. The Foundation was formed in celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary and to commemorate the combined legacies of Dr. Louis Berger, the company's founder, and his son Fred Berger, who carried forward a family and corporate tradition of charitable giving until his death in April 2015. The Foundation received its 501c3 status as a non-profit in 2017.
In addition to being a talented and successful engineer, Dr. Louis Berger was a lifelong academic, a dedicated teacher and an avid supporter of education. He believed that investing in quality education enables individuals to achieve great things in the professional world and contribute to the betterment of society. He maintained a life-long commitment to charitable endeavors that support personal and professional development and educational advances in science and technology.
Fred Berger served as the company’s ambassador to the world, and worked tirelessly to advance globalization within the engineering and development fields. Throughout his career, Fred Berger supported numerous scholarships while serving as board chairman of the American University of Afghanistan, where he was a founding trustee; as an advisory board member of the University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies; and as an overseer of Tufts University.