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DuPage Foundation’s Legacy Society honors those generous, forward-thinking donors who have made a commitment to secure DuPage County’s future by including the Foundation in their estate plans. These planned gifts can do something truly transformative in the community and for the causes they love most.

You can create a lasting legacy by utilizing a will, living trust, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, insurance policy or qualified retirement plan. DuPage Foundation's role is to receive, administer, and provide ongoing stewardship of your planned gift to ensure your intentions are honored. 

In May 2021, DuPage Foundation began a partnership with the Daily Herald newspaper to bring you "Leaders & Legacies: Stories of Local Impact." This recurring series will highlight the inspiring stories of local individuals, families and businesses that have made or are making a lasting impact for our community through their generosity and leadership.

In case you missed it, the Daily Herald has made links to the series’ articles open and free (no log in needed to read it on the Daily Herald's website). See all of the articles here

Everyone can create a legacy for their community and favorite causes through DuPage Foundation. Contact us today via email or at 630.665.5556 to learn more, or check out these pages on our website:

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Our most sincere thanks to our special partners below, and to our many friends who wish to remain anonymous, for their generosity. DuPage Foundation Legacy Society members are as follows:

DuPage Foundation Legacy Society Members

  • Anonymous (94)
  • Phillip L. and Judith E. Barnett
    Phil and Judy Barnett Family Fund
  • Howard C.* and Shirley A.* Benson
    Shirley and Howard Benson Fund
  • Herbert J. Bock*
    Betty M. Bock Fund
  • Ronald R. Bork*
    Ronald R. Bork Fund
  • Jerry C.* and Betty J.* Bradshaw
    Jerry Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Megan Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Donald A.* and Jane K. Brooks
  • John J. Bryant*
    John J. Bryant Fund
  • Steve M. and Emily L. Burt
  • Cleve E. Carney*
  • Linda S. Carpenter
    Linda S. and Clark G. Carpenter Fund
  • Susanne S. Cassell
    Maple Street Chapel Endowment Fund
  • Ruth* and Hugh* Christ
    Ruth and Hugh Christ Fund
  • Edward S. and Shirley J. Crawford
    Shirley and Ed Crawford Fund
  • RC and Lorraine Crompton
    Crompton Family Fund
  • Donald T. Dennerlein
    Donald T. Dennerlein Fund
  • James E. and Marie A. Drasal
  • Lloyd E. and Mary Eckerson*
    Monarch Landing Benevolent Care Fund
  • Burton E.* and Patricia A. Ericson
    Burton E. and Patricia A. Ericson Family Fund
  • Douglas G. and Lynn* Eyles
    Gene Ball Eyles Fund
  • Diane V. Fox*
  • Vincent J. and Susan L. Furman
    American Wind Band Fund
    Vincent J. & Susan L. Furman Fund for the Performing Arts
  • James Gates*
    Health Fund
  • Richard and Elizabeth Geyer
    Geyer Family Designated Fund
  • Leonard J.* and Barbara A. Giblin
  • George N. Gilkerson Jr.
  • Willis M. Gillett
    Willis M. Gillet Family Fund
  • Howard G. Goldstein and Margaret A. McGrath
  • Jane Henderson*
    Rotary Club of Lombard Endowment Fund
  • Alan D. and Jane M. Hoffmann
    Alan D. and Jane M. Hoffmann Fund
  • James M. and Sharon A. Huck
    General Endowment Fund
    Wheaton Public Library Endowment Fund
  • Elizabeth L. Jens*
    Mental Health Association of DuPage County Endowment Fund
  • Melvin E.* and M. Joyce Johnson
    Melvin E. and M. Joyce Johnson Fund
  • Arthur J.* and Mary* Kolar
    John and Elsie, Mary and Arthur Kolar Endowed Fund
  • Kathleen Lamonica Krochock
    Joseph P. and Margery E. Lamonica Family Fund
  • William E. Kronenberg
    Bill Kronenberg Fund
  • Richard W. and Mary S. Kuhn
  • Richard J. and Susan M. Lamb
    Richard and Susan Lamb Charitable Fund
  • Paul F. and Eileen M. LeFort
    LeFort-Martin Family Donor-Advised Fund
  • Paul J. and Coleen J. Lehman
    General Endowment Fund
  • Estate of Grace Lopatka*
    General Endowment Fund
  • David M. and Mary A. McGowan
  • Charles M. and Kathleen A. McKenna
  • Robert V.* and Laurie K. McMahon
    Robert and Laurie McMahon Family Fund
  • Jack E. and Kathleen G. Mensching
    General Endowment Fund
  • William H. Mitchell
  • Joseph S.* and Joan S. Morrissey
    Morrissey Family Fund
  • Ernest J. and Diane M. Mrozek
  • Karl W. and Jeanne M. Mueller
    Andy Mueller Memorial Fund
  • Ramon A. Mulholland*
    Mulholland Family Fund
  • Gwendolyn S. Mundell
    Gwen Mundell Memorial Scholarship Fund 
  • Charlotte L. Mushow
    Mushow Fund for Human Services
  • Brien J. and Carolyn J. Nagle
  • Jean C. Neill*
    Lewis E. and Jean C. Neill Fund
  • Timothy J. Newmann
    Janice Newmann Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ellen Noth
  • Alyse S. and Jeffrey A. Pleiter
    Pleiter Family Fund
  • Steven J. and Laurie Reitman
  • Albert A.* and Mimi Rose
  • Michael J. and Mary T. Schroeck
    Michael J. Schroeck Fund
  • Dr. Thomas R. Scott
  • F. Ron and Carol L. Seager
    Seager Family Foundation Fund
  • Steve E. and Megan M. Shebik
    Shebik Family Fund for Basic Human Needs
    History DuPage Fund
  • Nancy E. Sindelar*
    Freedman/Sindelar Family Fund
  • Michael R. and Elizabeth E. Sitrick
  • Dianne M. Skeet*
    Donald and Dianne Skeet Fund
    Donald and Dianne Skeet Scholarship Fund
  • James M. and Ruth Ann Snodgrass
    Snodgrass Family Fund
  • John W. "Bill" Squire*
    John W. Squire Fund
  • David A. Stelzner and Nicki J. Krafft
    Andi Stelzner Fund
  • Lenora J. Su, M.D. 
  • Daniel R. and Adele M. Szymanski
    Szymanski Family Fund
  • Charlie A. Thurston*
  • Mark M. and Barbara L. Turner
    Barbara and Mark Turner Scholarship Fund
    Mark and Barbara Turner Fund
  • Theodore M. Utchen* 
  • Mary Eleanor and James M.* Wall
    Mary Eleanor and James M. Wall Fund
  • Deborah Ann and Michael Welgat
  • Welgat Family Fund
  • Donald* and Dorothy B.* White
    General Endowment Fund and B.R. Ryall Designated Fund
  • Leslie A. and Mary E. Wiberg
    Leslie A. and Mary E. Wiberg Fund
  • Carson R. and Dawn C. Yeager


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