The Learning Society

The Learning Society

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

The following alumni and friends made gifts to the School during fiscal year 2008 (September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2008).

Anonymous (2)
George H. and Nancy Lindberg Bodeen (BS52)
Nancy and George Bodeen Family Foundation
The Boeing Company
The Chicago Community Trust
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Gerald F. and Marjorie Gosselin Fitzgerald (BS49)*
Estate of Laurine E. Fitzgerald (BA52, MS53)
Foley Family Foundation
General Electric Fund
William T. Grant Foundation
Estate of Lorraine A. Johansen (BS48)
The Joyce Foundation
The Kinship Foundation
Peter Lehman (BS98) and Mary Tully Lehman
Ray B. Loeschner (MA/MS57, PhD62) and Nancy J. Loeschner
Martinson Family Foundation
James and Mary Wege Nelson (BS67)
New Prospect Foundation
North Shore School
Northern Trust Corporation
Family and Friends in Memory of Adam R. Roux (BS01)
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)
C. Gerron and Judith Jurgensen Vartan (BS66)
David W. and Frances Dix Wilkinson (BS51)
Paul A. Witty Trust

INNOVATOR $5,000 - $9,999
John F. and Barbara Bowers Bard (BS63)
Philip D. Block, III and Judith Stofer Block
The Burton Foundation
The Chicago Community Foundation
Lee H. and Ellis Kurtz Gery (BS61)
Gery Family Trust
Jan S. Half (BS75)
Thomas Z. Hayward, Jr. and Sally Madden Hayward (BS61)
Diane Schaefer Humphrey (BS56)*
J.B. Charitable Trust
Martin J. and Patricia Blunt Koldyke
Peter and Dana Langerman
Lee M. and Barbara Anderson Mitchell
Brian B. Musso (BS98) and Heather Headley Musso
Charles F. and Julie McFetridge Sansone (BS62)
Richard J. and Judith Bonucci Schweickert (BS61)
Robin Wise Sheperd (BA96, MS99)
Patricia Walton Silver (BS68)
Silver Family Foundation
Nancy Nelson Staniar (BS68)

REFORMER $2,500 - $4,999
Wayne L. Ambroze, Jr.
Keith D. and Arlene Bronstein (MS83)
Leroy T. Carlson, Jr. and Catherine Mouly
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
Caryn Glickman
Vincent J. and Barbara Downs Lewis (BS66)
Adam Mancuso
Neal P. and Lynne Tomer Miller (BS69)
D. Eugene and Bonnie Weidman Nugent (BS49)
Alexander I. Rorke and Elizabeth J. Sturgeon
Martha Smith Symonds (BS57)*

INSIGHT CIRCLE $1,000 - $2,499
Accenture Foundation
John L. and Megan Paynter Anderson (BS76)
Samuel A. Auck (BS99)
Cinda Russell Axley (BS66)
Axley Family Foundation
Stephen W. and Susan Baird
Stephen W. & Susan M. Baird Foundation
Ira J. Bernstein, MD and Susan Karp Bernstein (BS58, MS60)
Lynne Pankonin Birdt (BS64)*
Edith Howard Bostic (BS74)
Edith H. & James E. Bostic, Jr. Family Foundation
John Buckley and Emily Rosenthal
Donald A. Canar (BS47, EdD63)
Kyong Chul Chun and Shinae Jun Chun (MA/MS71)
Ronald K. and Nancy Oothout Church (BS58)
Lawrence W. and Randi Robinson Cohen (BS78)
David P. and Katherine Pierson Crosby (BS62)
Julie M. Danis (BS77)
Dayton Foundation Depository, Inc.
Walter and Violet L. Dennhardt
Susan Manier Grimm (BS58)
Kevin R. Hanrahan (BS80, KSM82) and Katharine R. Hanrahan
Katharine R. Hanrahan Trust
Alan J. and Lillian Mushabac Hecht (BS78)
John J. Hermanek (BS97, KSM04)
Arthur J. Hill
Robert J. and Jennifer Friedman Hillis
Jennifer Friedman Hillis Foundation
Mary Ann BonDurant Hodgkins (BS58)*
Valerie Hoffman-Hatcher (BS62)
Graham and Susan Brown Hoggins (BS61)
Robert F. Hugi (BS80) and Claire Tolf Hugi
Jewish Communal Fund
James F. and Colleen Karavites Karr (BS48)
Thomas and Kendra Kasten
Carol Wilkinson Keenan (BS59)*
Norman A. and Bernice Johnson Koglin (BS52)
Leonard Lehmann
Charles A. Lewis and Penny Bender Sebring (PhD85)
Diane Weld Loomis (BS68)
Jeffrey and Samantha Licht Lowe (BS95)
Fabio N. Mariani
David F. and Joan Jackson Martin (BS69)
Patrick F. and Helen Mathias
Virginia Carroll Mills (PhD95)
Mills Charitable Foundation
Arthur C. Nielsen III and Sheila Nielsen
Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Family Charitable Trust
Barbara Nichols O’Hara (BS63)*
Gerald and Patricia Olszewski
Mary Jo Potter (MS73)
Wendy Fenstermacher Robin (BS70)*
John W. and Gwendolyn D. Rogers (PhD80)
George L. and June Hetler Romine (BS67)
Matthew Roux
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Roux
Christopher J. and Pamela Holz Rupright
Steve and Karen Ogren Sanger (BS69)
Sanger Family Foundation
Hal and Karen Sider
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
Ellen Smith Taft (BS61)
Charles R. Thomas and Marilyn McCoy
Barbara K. Tomlin
Payson S. Wild, Jr. (MA71) and Linda Dietze Wild*

    Brian Hurley, a science teacher at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, won a fellowship through the Mary Lou and John Scott Inner City Education Fund for the Master of Science in Education program. Fellow graduates of the NU-TEACH alternative certification program Robert Romanowski, Melissa Wegner and Charlotte Whetstone are also Scott Fellows. 

Although we make every effort to ensure that names are listed correctly, we appreciate readers’ assistance in bringing any inaccuracies to our attention. For information on making a gift to SESP, please contact Laurie Carlin Davidson, director of development, at or visit

KSM = Kellogg School of Management

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