Elizabeth and Frederick Schwantes
Elizabeth Schwantes is a 1934 graduate of Lake Forest College. She made this gift to reflect the important role she feels higher education plays in today’s world in helping to maintain a free and democratic society. This gift recognizes, with great appreciation, the role that NIU, as a public university, plays with respect to the eclectic educational mission the university strives to fulfill both in terms of the wide range of quality educational programs offered and the clientele served. She also made the gift to recognize the educational accomplishments and contributions of the Schwantes family, many of whom have NIU degrees or careers in the educational community, including NIU.