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About Us

Harper Students

The Harper College Educational Foundation was established in 1973. Since its inception, the Foundation’s mission has been to support the educational service of William Rainey Harper College and, to this end, to receive, invest and steward contributions for the financial support and benefit of the College in accordance with the Foundation’s policy and donor specifications.

Through the years, the Foundation has matured into a not-for-profit organization that has instituted best practices for foundations affiliated with public community colleges. Its Board of Directors continues to monitor those practices and procedures in order to improve continually the operations of the Foundation. By forging strong relationships with community and corporate leaders, the Foundation has helped to create a nationally recognized community college and a strong foundation for the future.

Board of Directors

Officers

William H. Kesler, President
(Retired) Executive Vice President/Treasurer
HSBC Finance Corporation

Kathleen A. Gilmer, Past President (Retired)
Outreach Centers Director
Northern Illinois University

James P. Meier, Vice President Development
Principal/Project Manager,
MeritCorp Group, LLC

Dee Beaubien, Vice President Board Membership
(Retired) Mental Health Counselor and Consultant

James A. Moehling, Vice President Programs
Attorney and Counselor

Richard P. Hohol, Treasurer
President
Chartered Consultants, Inc.

Patty Moyer, Secretary
Vice President
Cedar Creek Investment LLC & Terra Cotta Corners LLC

William D. Provan, Member at Large
Partner
American Commercial Bank & Trust

Dr. Avis Proctor, (Ex-Officio)
President
Harper College

Diane Hill, (Ex-Officio) Trustee Liaison
(Retired) Northwestern University
School of Communication

Laura J. Brown, (Ex-Officio)
Vice President, Harper College
Chief Advancement Officer, Harper College Educational Foundation

Directors

Dr. Nancy M. Castle
Retired Director, Center for Non-Governmental Organizational Leadership and Development
Northern Illinois University

Dr. Young Chung
Retired Physician
Elgin Barrington Neurosurgery, S.C.

Mark W. Cleary
(Retired) Vice President of Supply Chain Management
Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems

Warner Cruz
Owner
J.C. Restoration

Polly Davenport
Senior Vice President/Chief Regional Officer
AMITA Health

Randy L. Green
President and Chief Executive Officer
First Bank of Highland Park

James J. Hagelow
(Retired) Managing Director
Marsh USA, Division of Marsh & McLennan Companies

Don Houchins
Executive Director, Women's and Children's Services
Northwest Community Healthcare

Steve Jackson
Vice President
Power Construction Company, LLC

Dan Klaras
President
Assurance Agency, Ltd.

Brenda Knox
President
Financial Elements, Inc.

Ella Liberman
Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory
Markel Corporation

Rafael Malpica
Director, Community and Guest Relations
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Monica Mueller
Senior Director, Inclusion, Diversity, and Outreach
Motorola Solutions

Eric Pan
Practice Group Strategy Leader - GGB
Arthur J. Gallagher

Scot Pepper
President
Pepper Construction Company

Jim Pfeiffer
Division Counsel
Northrop Grumman Corp

Susan Rogers
Chief People Officer
School Health Corporation

Jacob H. Sadoff
Co-Owner
Restore

Drew J. Schaefer
Senior Vice President - Division Head
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust

Jeffrey F. Sronkoski
Principal and Chairman
Legat Architects

Marianne J. Stanke
Client Relations Executive
Deloitte

W. Bradley Stetson
Chairman & CEO
Barrington Bank & Trust

Dr. Robin S. Turpin
Director, Health Delivery Systems and Pharmacoeconomics
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Thomas G. Wischhusen
Senior Vice President & Senior Managing Director
Northern Trust

Emeritus Directors

Martha A. Bell
Principal
Tilton, Kelly + Bell, L.L.C.

Jeffery J. Bowden
(Retired) Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Luz N. Canino-Baker
President
LNC Coaching LLC.

Rita Canning
Community Philanthropist

Clark Delanois
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust

Dr. Kenneth L. Ender
Immediate Past President
Harper College

Robert P. Fiorani
(Retired) Vice President Communication
Schneider Electric

Robert H. Glorch
Attorney
Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch

Richard T. Guttman
(Retired) Vice President, Industry & Government
Affairs and Assistant General Counsel
Schneider Electric

Diane G. Hill
(Retired) Northwestern University
School of Communication

Dr. Robin M. Hoffer
(Retired) GCG Financial Inc.

Richard D. Hoffman
President
Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.

Kris Howard Jensen
(Retired) Girl Scouts – Illinois Crossroads Council
(Retired) Harper College Board of Trustees

James R. Lancaster
(Deceased) Executive Vice President
First Chicago NBD

Joseph J. Legat
Founder
Legat Architects

Jack A. Lloyd
Market President
BMO Harris Bank

Thomas P. MacCarthy
Chairman
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company

Georgeanna Mehr
President
Hoffman Estates Community Bank

Lane Moyer
Partner
Vedder Price PC

Rita L. Mullins
(Retired) Mayor
Village of Palatine

Kenneth J. Nykiel
(Deceased) Partner
Clifton Gunderson LLP

Sam Oliver
President
Non-Profit Consulting, Inc.

Carol C. Pankros
(Retired) Founder and Financial Advisor
CCP, Inc.

Richard D. Schonhoff
(Retired) President
Northern Trust

Al Shapiro 
(Deceased) President
Active Glass Company Inc.

Gerald J. Smoller
Principal
Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

Stephen J. Topolski
(Retired) Partner
PTW

Donald D. Torisky
Century Solutions, L.L.C.

Gregory G. Werner
Senior Vice President
Mortenson Construction

Mary Jo Willis
(Retired)Professor Emerita
Harper College Speech and Theatre Department