Matthew and Jennifer Gerdes
Matt Gerdes received his undergraduate degree in finance from NIU and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the past 10 years, he has been a Managing Director of Freeport Financial, an asset management firm based in Chicago. Jennifer Gerdes received her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. Matt and Jennifer established this scholarship to assist a hardworking student achieve his or her dream of attaining a college education.