Men of Steel Leave Legacy at IIT
The Finkl Familys’ Continued Commitment to IIT Charles W. “Chuck” Finkl, the late chairman and CEO of A. Finkl & Sons Co. steel forging company in Chicago, was a steadfast supporter of his alma mater, Illinois Institute of Technology. Chuck proved to be one of IIT’s most generous and active supporters both financially and through his investment of time. Lew Collens, president of IIT, explains the Finkl/IIT friendship: IIT is indeed fortunate to have numbered among its alumni and friends such industry leaders as Chuck and his father Bill Finkl. A. Finkl & Sons have looked to IIT as a source of engineering talent for much of this century, and the Finkl family has been a great friend and benefactor of IIT over the same period.