1897 Legacy Society

The 1897 Associates recognizes alumni and other individuals who have included Bradley in their wills, estate plans, or life income arrangements.

Life income arrangements can include charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, or remainder interests in residences and farms.

The Legacy society complements our annual giving societies and allows the University to honor you as a member of a special group of benefactors.  Nearly 600 benefactors have accepted membership since the Society was established in 1992.  Members are noted in Bradley Magazine (formerly Hilltopics)  with permission, invited to Founder’s Day and other selected events, and receive an 1897 lapel pin to wear with pride.

For more information, please call Shelly Peters, Director of Planned Giving, at (309) 677-2241 or by email at speters2@bradley.edu in the Office of Planned Giving.

Current Members:

  • Louise H. Abele*
  • Elizabeth Briddick Adams
  • Nick* and Sandra Adkins
  • Estate of Sara Adler*
  • William C. Albrecht*
  • Jeff and Bonnie Alexander
  • Charles A. and Audrey (Limonta) Anderson
  • Harold and Edith Anderson
  • John and Lucy Anderson
  • Frank Arceri*
  • Jeff and Debby Arseneau
  • John F. Bacilek
  • John L. Barrett*
  • Patrick and Eleanor Barron
  • Allan and Lorie Bartel
  • Charles W. Barton, Jr.
  • Glen Barton*
  • Elwin and Phyllis Basquin
  • Dr. Rathi K.* and Sikha Bhatacharya
  • Dr. Richard G. Bjorkland*
  • Kenneth W. Black*
  • Verna M. Blackburn*
  • Mr. and Mrs.* Richard H. Bogard
  • Donald E. Bohatkal
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Warren L. Bohner
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Lyle B. Boucher
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* F.M. Bourland
  • John and Janice Bowman
  • Daniel Brabec
  • Dr. John R. Brazil
  • Dr. John I.* and Mrs. Ruth R.* Brewer
  • Max G. Brittain, Jr.
  • Charles S.* and Millicent P.* Brown
  • Robert W.* and Barbara B.* Brown
  • Stephen and Janice Brown
  • Tom Browning
  • Charles and Susan Brunner
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Lewis J. Burger
  • Robert O. Burt*
  • Mrs. Marilyn Ross Burton*
  • Paul C. and Arlene A. Bute
  • Helen C. Campbell*
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Camplin
  • Allen* and Marilyn* Cannon
  • Margaret L. Carter
  • Howard and Sue (Keele) Carver
  • Anthony R. Chorak*
  • Ruth G. Christensen*
  • Julie Colvin Clark*
  • Larry Coffman
  • Terry D. and Judith Q. Cole
  • Drs. Kent and Nina* Collins
  • June Shalkhauser Combs*
  • Bruce E.* and Georgiana* Conibear
  • Calvin C. and Joan M. Coolidge
  • Dr. Carol A. Coram
  • Edward L. Council and Bridget M. McManus
  • Florence I. Courtright*
  • Ralph G. Crammond*
  • Craig Crawford
  • John and Marilyn Cross
  • Fred* and Jean* Dace
  • Kelly J. Dace
  • Daniel F. Dahlke
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Daly
  • George Ann Danehower
  • Ben and Judy Darrow
  • Sidney* and Iris* Davidson
  • Dr. James L. and Susan D. Davis
  • John E.* and Ann E.* Davis
  • L. Fred Davis*
  • Maynard P. and Elsie M.* Davis
  • Mrs. Sally Davis-Ekstrand*
  • Byron and Sylvia* DeHaan
  • Mike and Lori Dekeyser
  • Dick and Judy DePalma
  • Robert John Dersch*
  • Patrick and Nancy Dickerson
  • Robert H.* and Marion M.* Dickman
  • Gwendolyn W. Dilley*
  • Robert and Sharon Dixon
  • Linneaus C. and Phae H. Dorman
  • Burton Doty*
  • Gillian Draper
  • Bruce E. Druckenmiller*
  • Mrs. Jane Hall Eberhard*
  • Dr. Lawrence A. Edler
  • Richard L. Ehrhardt*
  • Carol Gail Eigsti*
  • James E. Eilers, PhD
  • Roy L. Etheridge*
  • Jack Errion*
  • Dr. Kenneth E. and Susan Fahrenholtz
  • Amy K. Fairfield
  • Michael G. Fassett
  • James* and Jane Fiala
  • Bruce G. Fineman, M.D.
  • Sylvia* and Don Fites
  • Calvin A.* and Sharrie A. Flaig
  • Dianne M. Fleming
  • Dr. Edward B. Flint and Ms. Jeannette L. Gruber
  • Jay Fowler
  • Mr.* and Mrs. Joseph E. Fox
  • Anne L. Fredd
  • Steven and Michelle Frey
  • Kenneth and Helen Furlong
  • Carol L. Gard
  • Leslie Holton Grigg Garvin
  • Paul and Mary Genis
  • Bruce Genthner
  • Jack A. Gillespie
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilmore
  • LeeAnn Ewan Glatz and Jay A. Glatz
  • Dr. Donald and Cynthia Glover
  • Jerry H. Gold
  • Ken Goldin
  • James L. Gould
  • Jeffrey R. Gower
  • Kathleen Graffam
  • Lee A.* and Marjorie A. Gramm
  • Lorraine Greenfield Trust
  • Jeffrey H. Greenfield
  • Norm Greisen
  • Elizabeth G. Griebel*
  • Lowell and Alice Grieves
  • Robert E. Griswold*
  • Barbara Bitting and Homer Gurtler
  • Betty J. Gustin*
  • Dale and Joanne Hachtel
  • Bradley D. Hahn
  • Ron and Jean* Hall
  • Russell P. and Michelle A. Hammond
  • Michael P. Hailperin*
  • Earl and Kay Harbaugh
  • William F. Hardin*
  • James Harper*
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrer
  • Ronald Harris*
  • Richard B. Hasbrouck*
  • Cliff and Betty* Hasselbacher
  • Steve and Rhonda Hasty
  • Walter I.* and Joanne Haupt
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* James H. Hawk
  • Jerry L. and Marilyn J. Hayden
  • Edward H. Heilbron*
  • Richard and Norma Helfrich
  • Dr. Patricia A. Helms
  • Mr.* and Mrs. Jack R. Henderson
  • Gary C. and Linda K. Henzl
  • Ms. Laura Herlovich
  • Dr. Robert and Rita* Hertenstein
  • Paul H. Herzog
  • C. Lee* and Wylma* Hinkley
  • Winifred D. Hobaker*
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* T.H. Hodgin
  • Phyllis and Jerry Hoeft
  • Robert G. and Margaret L. Hoerner
  • Beth Huhn Hoffman
  • Donald R. Holton
  • David C. Horowitz
  • Ellen Harney Hosking
  • Virginia Coker Householder*
  • Laurie* and Bud Howe
  • Robert C. Howell, Jr.
  • Eva E. Hunsicker*
  • Luanne Hurst*
  • Louetta Irwin*
  • Jay and Joan Janssen
  • Ruth A. Jass*
  • Nancy A. Jaster
  • Judith Rutkowski Johnson
  • Robert A. Johnson*
  • Jean Burd Jorden*
  • Celesta S. Jurkovich and Lyle H. Schwartz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Kamil
  • Lynn and Wayne Kaplan
  • Nadine and Ron Kapper
  • William and Helen (Czachorski) Kasley
  • Patricia Doran Kellogg
  • Philip M. Kellstedt*
  • Andrew H. Kilgus, M.D.
  • Roger and Linda Kilpatrick
  • Donald G. Kissock
  • Wayne Klasing
  • Lou W. Klejbuk, Jr.
  • David and Beverly Klintworth
  • Vivian B. Kohout*
  • Ken and Doris* Kolb
  • Thomas E. Komnick
  • Norma J.* and George J.* Kottemann
  • Peter W. Koukola
  • Jacquelyn Safford Krag
  • John A. Krallmann
  • Carol Kranz and David Gross
  • Dennis and Carolyn Kroll
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thadd (Ted) J. Krupa
  • Mr. Earl J. LaBrier*
  • Lanny and Kay Lamont
  • Dr. Edward Lee and Cheryl Lamoureux and Family
  • Rose Marie Schneider Langfels
  • Dick Lansing
  • Dr. Barbara E. Lawrence
  • Marion and Nathaniel Lazan
  • Allison Lee
  • John V.* and Mary M. Leengran
  • Rodney W. Leininger*
  • Paul H.* and Josephine* Lewis
  • Sally Erikson Lewis
  • Charles and Jeanette Linn
  • Duane H. and Sandra J.* Livingston
  • Wiley G. Loveless, Jr.
  • Richard W. Luehring
  • Michael and Pamela Luenz
  • Dr. Ronald W. Lundgren*
  • Robert Louis Luzzo
  • Jesse Maberry
  • Don* and Peggy Maisel
  • Patricia A. Mandler
  • Robert Marchetti and Melissa Leary
  • Sam Marcosson
  • Fred Marcussen
  • James R. Martin
  • John* and Ruth* Martin
  • David Mateer
  • Robert W. McCallum*
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Cecil L. McClaren
  • Robert L. McCune*
  • Kay W. McCurdy
  • Gladys M. McDonald Estate
  • Rose M. McKee
  • Malcolm M. McKenzie*
  • Bob and Nanette* Meals
  • Dean A. and Jo Ann Mefford
  • Pete Merkle*
  • H. Donald Merritt, Jr.
  • Katherine M. Bredel Meyer
  • Joan and Ken Milani
  • Gregory Miller
  • Lee E.* and Sylvia R. Monroe
  • Lee L.* and Mary H.* Morgan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gene Morse
  • Eldred George Mugford*
  • Louis I. Mund*
  • Emma H. Naumann*
  • Robert J. Neary*
  • Irvin C. Nelick*
  • Anamarie Neumiller
  • Matthew A. Noe and Marvin Salazar
  • Jean L. Nunnally
  • Maureen S. O'Brien
  • John and Joan O'Sullivan
  • Doris L.* and James L.* Olson
  • Nick and Nancy Owens
  • Mrs. Charles Pape*
  • John P.* and Colleen* Pearl
  • Gary M. Peplow
  • Muriel E. Peterson*
  • Richard L. and Helene M. Peterson
  • John D. Phillips*
  • Warren W. Pinto
  • John and Diane Powell
  • William K. Pratt
  • Wayman L. Prince
  • J. D. and Nancy Hinrichs Proehl
  • C. Ray and Roberta * Prussner
  • Paula A. Prutsman
  • Irene Wilkins Putnam*
  • James B. Quest*
  • Wendy and Scott Racine
  • James A. Radosevich
  • Charles and Marlyn Rager
  • Robert M. and JoAnn C. Randolph
  • Jack Reding
  • Paul Remack and Linda Theuriet
  • Robert R. Rennie*
  • Warren G. Reynolds*
  • Catherine H. Ricciardelli
  • Deane E. Richardson*
  • Joanne M. Richie
  • John D. Riter
  • Ms. Winifred Ward Roberts
  • Richard and Lelia* Rocke
  • Jill M. Roggeveen
  • Michael Romano
  • John A. and Candace E. Palmer Rosene
  • Roger W. Roszell
  • Mr.* and Mrs.* Samuel Rothberg
  • Mrs. Robert Saner*
  • John and Virginia Rowe
  • Janice Heinz Ruggerio
  • Cindy Sample
  • Steven R. Sappington
  • S. Sherman Sarff
  • Elizabeth Saunders
  • William J. Scarpaci
  • Norma L. Schaumburg*
  • Susan Schlegel
  • Shirley Arends Schlink
  • George R. and Elizabeth A. Schmelzle
  • Mrs. Chuck (Bonnie) Schofield
  • Robert R. Schwartz II
  • Judith Schweickert
  • A.J. Mike Schwindenhammer
  • Kenneth E. Scogin*
  • John A.* and Eleanor L. Sears
  • Richard W. Seiler
  • Elaine McCaddon Sellmer*
  • David William and Mary Margaret Shaw
  • Timothy F. Shea
  • Delmar D. Sherwood
  • Jon A. Shipp and Teresa A. Shipp
  • William A. Shuck*
  • TDon and Ginny Sidlowski
  • Toni Siegle*
  • Howard M.* and Katherine J.* Simpson
  • Anne and Thomas* Smith
  • Mel Smith and Janet Carl Smith
  • Ms. June I. Snow*
  • Victoria R. Sparks
  • James E. Sparling
  • Mrs. Evalyn L. Spinder
  • George Allen Spurr
  • Stephen T. and Carla R. Stark
  • Jim K. Steen
  • Wayne K. Stein*
  • Darrell E. Sternberg*
  • William and Deborah Stickelmaier
  • Jacqueline Stoecker
  • Mr. and Mrs. William D. Strauss, Jr.
  • James W. and Rosemary K. Stuttle
  • Dr. and Mrs. Conley I. Stutz
  • Scotty and Gaye* Sullivan
  • Lois McClintick Sunderland*
  • Fred D.* and Nancy* Sundstrom
  • Harriett and Gene* Swager
  • Eric S. Swartz
  • Tucker and Maggie Szold
  • Mr.* and Mrs. Robert M. Talbott
  • Thomas M. Taylor*
  • Philip J. Teeter
  • Patti Tencza
  • Quentin E. Thompson
  • Stephen M. Tiber
  • Donald Titus
  • George* and Verna Tozian
  • Dr. John and Marilyn* Trefzger
  • Anthony and Lisa Troglio
  • Harold D. Turley*
  • John L. and Rosemary M. Ufheil
  • David F. Ulmer
  • Dale and Phyllis Unruh
  • J. Michael VanZandt
  • Robert O. and Karen M. Viets
  • Harold A. ‘Pete’ Vonachen Jr.*
  • Harold A. 'Rocky' Vonachen III
  • Commissioner Leo von Scheben
  • David C. Voss
  • Sally Tippett Walker
  • Terry A. & Carol H. Walters
  • Matthew D. Waugh
  • Dr. Linda Marilyn Weaks
  • Steve and Shelley Weaver
  • E. Paul* and Katharine* Weih
  • Philip* and Rose Jaffe* Weinberg
  • Susan G. Weinberg
  • Max A. and Ardith Mehrings Wessler
  • Joe* and Bernadette West
  • Brian Lee Weyeneth
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weyhenmeyer Jr.
  • Chuck Wharton
  • Clara J. Wiegman*
  • Michael A. Willis
  • Mrs. Elsie J. Willett*
  • Dr. Maurita Willett*
  • Pamela S. Wilson
  • Barbara J. and Nelson A. Wright III
  • Donald* and Marsha Wurtlin Trust
  • Murray and Rena Yeomans
  • James Stephen and Linda Kay Yerbic
  • Helen J. Young*
  • Dr. Ray Zarvell*
  • Herbert W. Zobel*
  • Willis E.* and Nancy Zobrist
  • Charles J. Zordani
  • Anonymous


*Deceased as of September 1, 2019.