The University of Chicago honors these extraordinary donors who have committed $500,000 or more over a lifetime of giving.

Harper Society members help realize the vision for a great research university put forth by William Rainey Harper, the University’s first president, and carry on the work of its founding benefactor, John D. Rockefeller. When announcing his last gift of $10 million to Chicago in 1910, Rockefeller declared, “It is far better that the University be supported and enlarged by the gifts of many than of a single donor.” Harper Society membership reflects total giving of $500,000 or more over a lifetime.

Thank you for your philanthropic leadership during fiscal year 2016.

2017 Honor Roll

Barbara Abercrombie and Robert V. Adams, MBA'61

Barbara Abercrombie and Robert V. Adams, MBA'61

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Seymour J. Abrams

Seymour J. Abrams

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Wendy Abrams and James Abrams, JD'87

Wendy Abrams and James Abrams, JD'87

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Dorothy Adamson and Robert Adamson, SB'45, MD'48*

Dorothy Adamson and Robert Adamson, SB'45, MD'48*

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Ilana Adelman and David Adelman, AB'89, MBA'90

Ilana Adelman and David Adelman, AB'89, MBA'90

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Barbara Adelman, AB'70, MBA'76, and Steven Adelman

Barbara Adelman, AB'70, MBA'76, and Steven Adelman

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Dorchester Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member
  • Phoenix Society

Scott Adelson, MBA'87

Scott Adelson, MBA'87

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Dennis Adrian, AB'57, and Richard Born, AM'75

Dennis Adrian, AB'57, and Richard Born, AM'75

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Ellis Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Nicholas Alexos, MBA'88

Nicholas Alexos, MBA'88

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Deborah Aliber* and Robert Aliber

Deborah Aliber* and Robert Aliber

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Kimbark Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Advocate
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member
  • Phoenix Society

Chinhui Juhn, PhD'91, and Edward Allen, AM'85, PhD'92

Chinhui Juhn, PhD'91, and Edward Allen, AM'85, PhD'92

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Kimbark Circle
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Sharon Sadow Alper, AB'80, JD'84, and Andrew Alper, AB'80, MBA'81

Sharon Sadow Alper, AB'80, JD'84, and Andrew Alper, AB'80, MBA'81

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

John Amboian, AB'83, MBA'84, and Ann Lee Amboian, AB'83

John Amboian, AB'83, MBA'84, and Ann Lee Amboian, AB'83

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Alexey Ananiev, MBA'05

Alexey Ananiev, MBA'05

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Dmitry Nikolaevich Ananiev, MBA'06, and Ludmila Ananieva

Dmitry Nikolaevich Ananiev, MBA'06, and Ludmila Ananieva

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Paul F. and Mary H. Anderson

Paul F. and Mary H. Anderson

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Norman Anderson, SB'46, SM'49

Norman Anderson, SB'46, SM'49

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member
  • Phoenix Society

Raph Appadoo, MBA'82

Raph Appadoo, MBA'82

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Candace Arnold

Candace Arnold

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Peter Max Ascoli B.A.'64, and Lucy Bermont Ascoli B.A.'64

Peter Max Ascoli B.A.'64, and Lucy Bermont Ascoli B.A.'64

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Ellis Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Laurel Asness and Clifford Asness, MBA'91, PhD'94

Laurel Asness and Clifford Asness, MBA'91, PhD'94

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Richard Atkinson, PhB'48

Richard Atkinson, PhB'48

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Diane Atwood and Paul Reilly

Diane Atwood and Paul Reilly

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Drexel Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Sekhar Bahadur, LAB'77, AB'81, MBA'83, and Monique Bahadur, MBA'84

Sekhar Bahadur, LAB'77, AB'81, MBA'83, and Monique Bahadur, MBA'84

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Brian P. Baker

Brian P. Baker

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

E. M. Bakwin, MBA'61

E. M. Bakwin, MBA'61

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Drexel Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Katrina Barnes

Katrina Barnes

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Joel and Nancy Barnett

Joel and Nancy Barnett

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

John Bartlett, SM'08

John Bartlett, SM'08

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Julie Baskes and Roger Baskes

Julie Baskes and Roger Baskes

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

The Basler Family

The Basler Family

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Drexel Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Karam V. Batra, PhD'63

Karam V. Batra, PhD'63

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Nancy Bechtolt, AB'48

Nancy Bechtolt, AB'48

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Drexel Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Barbara Becker and Karl Becker, JD'68

Barbara Becker and Karl Becker, JD'68

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Drexel Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Marie L. Bednar and Donald W. Hamer, MBA'58

Marie L. Bednar and Donald W. Hamer, MBA'58

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Ellis Circle
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Jack Beem, AB'52, JD'55

Jack Beem, AB'52, JD'55

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Ellis Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Robert Behar, LAB'81, AB'83, MD'87, MBA'11

Robert Behar, LAB'81, AB'83, MD'87, MBA'11

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Dr. Bernardo E. Beker and Martha K. Bennett-Beker

Dr. Bernardo E. Beker and Martha K. Bennett-Beker

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Jayne Bellows and Randall Bellows, MBA'88

Jayne Bellows and Randall Bellows, MBA'88

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Advocate
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Margaret Benjamin and Lawrence Benjamin

Margaret Benjamin and Lawrence Benjamin

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Drexel Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member
  • Phoenix Society

Arlene Bennett and Marshall Bennett, AB'42

Arlene Bennett and Marshall Bennett, AB'42

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member
  • Phoenix Society

Marjorie Benton

Marjorie Benton

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Ellis Circle
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

John and Susan Berding Family Foundation

John and Susan Berding Family Foundation

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Marie Krane and Robert H. Bergman

Marie Krane and Robert H. Bergman

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Roslyn Berkman and Sam Berkman, PhD '42

Roslyn Berkman and Sam Berkman, PhD '42

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Life Member

Randy Lamm Berlin, AM'77, and Melvin R. Berlin

Randy Lamm Berlin, AM'77, and Melvin R. Berlin

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Drexel Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

David M. Bernick, AB'74, JD'78, and Dr. Christine C. Bernick

David M. Bernick, AB'74, JD'78, and Dr. Christine C. Bernick

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle

Joel Edward Bernstein, MD'69, and Carole Bernstein

Joel Edward Bernstein, MD'69, and Carole Bernstein

Giving Society Membership
  • Harper Society
    • Founders Circle