Gunsaulus Society

Recognizing Legacy Gifts

Members of the Gunsaulus Society have expressed their commitment to IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law through a very special and important form of financial support. These donors have named Chicago-Kent as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, gifts from retirement accounts, or gifts of life insurance. 

Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Gunsaulus Society.

Membership Benefits

Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others. Benefits of membership in the Gunsaulus Society also include:

  • Annual luncheons
  • Invitations to special events and seminars, including Chicago-Kent's annual Leadership Circle Dinner
  • Special recognition at events
  • Special recognition in donor recognition communications, including Chicago-Kent's annual Honor Roll and IIT's IMPACT magazine

The most important benefit, however, you will receive from joining the Gunsaulus Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term prosperity.

Chicago-Kent Gunsaulus Society Members

Lew Collens & Marge Collens (D)

Amy L. Cobb Curran ‘01 & Scott M. Curran ‘01

Richard W. Eicksteadt ‘66 & Shirley A. Eicksteadt

Herbert Elliott ‘75

John C. Erb ‘76 & Gina Erb

Fred B. Hanson (D) ‘32 & Marilynn Hanson

Barbara R. Hudson ‘91

Michael D. Ilagan ‘98

Bruce M. Kohen ‘79 & Sheri G. Kohen

Dean Harold J. Krent & Nancy F. Krent

Elaine R. Levin ‘85

Janice E. Linn ‘82& S. Richard Pincus

Harvey A. Meyers ‘65 & Patricia Meyers

Raymond C. Mikulich ‘81 & Karen Karlsrud

Arthur J. Morris ‘71 & Stephanie Morris

Richard B. Ogilvie (D) ‘49 & Dorothy S. Ogilvie

Bernard Pollack ‘36 (D) & Martha Pollack

Cathy L. Rath ‘01

Herbert B. Roberts ‘49 & Julia Roberts

Harry Q. Rohde ‘59

Richard B. Rothman ‘61

David Schlaifer ‘88

Elizabeth O. Simer & Timothy Simer

Olga M. Springer ‘49

Christopher M. Stone ‘90

Steven E. Stroh ‘64 & Ottilieanne Stroh

Gerald F. Tuite ‘58 (D) & Francine Tuite

Joel D. Weisman ‘69 & Analee Weisman

Priscilla Anne Walter & Douglas H. Walter

Hon. Bernard B. Wolfe ‘37 (D) & Beulah Wolfe (D)

Q&A with John Erb '76

What motivated you to include IIT Chicago-Kent in your estate?

Gina and I both know and appreciate that Chicago-Kent not only provided a superb legal education, but instilled in me a culture of life-long learning and curiosity, the desire to help others and the opportunity to pursue a career that was diverse, challenging and exciting every single day.  By providing for IIT Chicago-Kent in our estate plan, we can help assure that this same opportunity will be there for others who share my passion for the law and have the drive and commitment to succeed.

What kind of legacy do you want to leave?

We would like to leave a legacy of giving back in appreciation of the many gifts that have been given to us.  Among those is the gift of a great education which opened the door to a fulfilling career.  While a student at Chicago-Kent, I was fortunate to receive the Lawrence West Scholarship to help me with tuition.  Having never forgotten how much one alumnus’ faith and generosity meant to us, it is our hope that one day our gift will help ease the burden of another dedicated student.