About Us

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.



Georgeanna Mehr, President
Hoffman Estates Community Bank
William H. Kesler, Vice President Development
(Retired) Executive Vice President/Treasurer,
HSBC Finance Corporation
Gregory G. Werner, Vice President Board Membership
Senior Vice President,
Mortenson Construction
Dr. Robin S. Turpin, Vice President Programs
Director, Health Delivery Systems and Pharmacoeconomics
Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
William Provan, Treasurer
Group Senior Vice President,
American Chartered Bank
James A. Moehling, Secretary
Attorney and Counselor
Jacob H. Sadoff, Member at Large
Kathleen A. Gilmer, Immediate Past President
(Retired) Outreach Centers Director,
Northern Illinois University
Dr. Kenneth L. Ender, (Ex-Officio)
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


Dee Beaubien
(Retired) Mental Health Counselor and Consultant
Luz N. Canino-Baker
President, LNC Coaching, LLC
Dr. Nancy M. Castle
Retired Director, Center for Non-Governmental Organizational Leadership and Development
Northern Illinois University
Dr. Young Chung
(Retired) Elgin Barrington
Neurosurgery, S.C.
Kelley Clancy
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
AMITA Health
Mark W. Cleary
Sector Vice President, Supply Chain Management,
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Joseph Delaney
Attorney at Law, DKMO LLC
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
Dan Klaras
Assurance Agency, Ltd.
Rafael Malpica
Director, Community and Guest Relations,
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
James P. Meier
Principal/Project Manager,
MeritCorp Group, LLC
Barbara Michelin
Semi-Retired RN
Patty Moyer
Vice President,
Cedar Creek Investments LLC
Terra Cotta Corners LLC
Monica Mueller
Director, Government Affairs and the Motorola Solutions Political Action Committee
Motorola Solutions
Sam Oliver
Non-Profit Consulting, Inc.

   James Pfeiffer
   Division Counsel
   Northrop Grumman                     Corporation

Susan Rogers
Chief People Officer
School Health Corporation
Joseph P. Quinn
Drew J. Schaefer
Senior Vice President
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust
Gerald J. Smoller
Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
Jeffrey F. Sronkoski
Principal and Chairman,
Legat Architects
Marianne J. Stanke
Client Relations Executive,
Mary Jo Willis
Professor Emerita,
Harper College Speech and Theatre Department
Thomas G. Wischhusen
Senior Vice President and Managing Director,
Northern Trust


Martha A. Bell
Tilton, Kelly + Bell, L.L.C.
Jeffery J. Bowden
(Retired) Senior Vice President,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rita Canning
Community Philanthropist
Clark Delanois
Senior Vice President,
Northern Trust
Robert P. Fiorani
(Retired) Vice President Communication,
Schneider Electric
Robert H. Glorch
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
Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.
Richard P. Hohol
Chartered Consultants, 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
Legat Architects
Jack A. Lloyd
Market President,
BMO Harris Bank
Thomas P. MacCarthy
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company
Lane Moyer
Vedder Price PC
Rita L. Mullins
(Retired) Mayor,
Village of Palatine
Kenneth J. Nykiel
(Retired) Partner,
Clifton Gunderson LLP
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.
Stephen J. Topolski
(Retired) Partner,
Donald D. Torisky
Century Solutions, L.L.C.