Inquiry Magazine Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy


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KSM = Kellogg School of Management; WCAS = Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

* Member of the Henry and Emma Rogers Society, which honors those who have made estate or deferred gift commitments to Northwestern.

The Learning Society

The Learning Society
Photo by Tom Bluett

The Learning Society consists of alumni and friends whose leadership and generosity provide vital support to the School of Education and Social Policy.

The following alumni and friends made gifts to the School during fiscal year 2009 (September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009).


$10,000 or more

Anonymous AT&T Foundation

The Chicago Community Trust

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

David P. and Katherine Pierson Crosby (BS62)

Edison Venture Fund

Excelsior! Foundation

Gerald F. and Marjorie Gosselin Fitzgerald (BS49)*

Foley Family Foundation

William T. Grant Foundation

Henry A. and Joanne L. Hubschman (Parents)

The Joyce Foundation


Julia Ade Levering and Gordon T. Levering (BS60)

National Academy of Education

Northern Trust Corporation

Paul and Ann Sagan (Parents)

Muneer A. Satter and Kristen H. Hertel (BS86)

Satter Foundation

D. Gideon and Nancy S. Searle

The Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust

The Spencer Foundation

Barbara O. Taylor (KSM78, PhD84)

Paul A. Witty Trust


$5,000 – $9,999

Anonymous (2)

George H. and Nancy Lindberg Bodeen (BS52)

Nancy and George Bodeen Family Foundation

Robert V. Fitzsimmons

Lee H. and Ellis Kurtz Gery (BS61)

Jan S. Half (BS75)

Thomas Z. Hayward, Jr. and Sally Madden Hayward (BS61)

Diane Schaefer Humphrey (BS56)*

Neal P. and Lynne Tomer Miller (BS69)

Lee M. and Barbara Anderson Mitchell

Deborah Kugler and Robert Ostrov

In Memory of Julia Ostrov

Estate of John G. Poust

James P. Richter (BS63, PhD71) and Martha M. Richter

Family and Friends in Memory of Adam R. Roux (BS01)

Charles F. and Julie McFetridge Sansone (BS62)

Anne Nelson Scott and Gordon C. Scott

Robin Wise Sheperd (WCAS96, MS99)

Estate of Leile Bretschneider Wickland


$2,500 – $4,999

Anonymous (2)

Wayne L. Ambroze, Jr.

Leroy T. Carlson, Jr. and Catherine Mouly

Lynn P. Ferguson (BS59)

Alan J. and Lillian Mushabec Hecht (BS78)

Carol Wilkinson Keenan (BS59)*

Peter Lehman (BS98) and Mary Tully Lehman

Charles A. Lewis and Penny Bender Sebring (PhD85)

Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation

Robert E. and Mary Schaefer Mundy (BS59)

New Prospect Foundation

Richard M. Rieser, Jr. and Susan Gecht Rieser

Insight Circle

$1,000 – $2,499

Anonymous (2)

Robert J. Albright (BS57, MS58)

John L. and Megan Paynter Anderson (BS76)

Stephen W. and Susan Baird

Stephen W. & Susan M. Baird Foundation

Mary Muckley Berry

Lynne Pankonin Birdt (BS64)*

Glen V. and Elizabeth E. Borre (BS60)

Edith Howard Bostic (BS74)

Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr. Family Foundation

The Chicago Community Foundation

Kyong Chul and Shinae Jun Chun (MA/MS71)

L. Thomas Cooke (BS83)

Suzanne M. Courtheoux

Julie M. Danis (BS77)

Martha Robbins Friedricks-Glass (BS62)

Sheila Schwartz Garfinkel (BS58)

Jeffrey T. Gotro and Elaine M. Grossman-Gotro (BS79)

Kevin R. Hanrahan (BS80, KSM82) and Katharine R. Hanrahan

Edward D. Hatcher and Valerie Hoffman-Hatcher (BS62)

John J. Hermanek (BS97, KSM04)

Arthur J. Hill

Robert J. and Jennifer Friedman Hillis (Parents)

Jennifer Friedman Hillis Foundation

Thomas D. and Mary Ann BonDurant Hodgkins (BS58)*

Robert F. Hugi (BS80) and Claire Tolf Hugi (BS80)

James F. and Colleen Karavites Karr (BS48)

Paul Anthony and Frances Higgins Kent (Parents)

Norman A. and Bernice Johnson Koglin (BS52)

Martin J. and Patricia Blunt Koldyke

Ray B. Loeschner (MA/MS57, PhD62) and Nancy J. Loeschner

David F. and Joan Jackson Martin (BS69)

Susan Chaney Mason (BS62)

Virginia Carroll Mills (PhD95)

Mills Charitable Foundation

Felix E. Moreno

Brian B. Musso (BS98) and Heather Headley Musso

Patricia McIntyre Nelson (BS59)

Arthur C. Nielsen III and Sheila Nielsen

Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Family Charitable Trust

D. Eugene and Bonnie Weidman Nugent (BS49)

Barbara Nichols O’Hara (BS63)*

Gerald and Patricia Olszewski (Parents)

Mary Jo Potter (MS73)

Wendy Fenstermacher Robin (BS70)*

John W. and Gwendolyn D. Rogers (PhD80)

George L. and June Hetler Romine (BS67)

Alexander I. Rorke and Elizabeth J. Sturgeon

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Roux

Patrick G. and Shirley Welsh Ryan

Walter D. and Barbara S. Scott

David M. and Charlotte Swanson Shade (BS65)

Richard James and Judith Cowan Stern (BS44)

Richard and Judith Stern Family Foundation

Joseph T. and Jamie Genrich Steuer (BS53)

Eugene S. and Hollis Leach Sunshine

Martha Smith Symonds (BS57)

Kenneth R. Talle and Margaret Newell Talle (BS67)

Joseph M. Terry

Payson S. Wild, Jr. (MA71) and Linda Dietze Wild*