The Phoenix Society honors individuals who make provisions in their estate plans or establish life-income gifts to benefit the University of Chicago.

Phoenix Society members lead the way in supporting the University’s students, faculty, resources, and facilities through estate commitments and life-income arrangements. Donors define their legacies by naming the University as the beneficiary of insurance or retirement assets or by funding gift annuities or charitable trusts. The University’s long-term financial stability and leadership could not be sustained without the thoughtful intentions of generous planned-giving donors.

We wish to recognize lifetime members as well as those who have recently joined the Phoenix Society during fiscal year 2017. Thank you to these special donors whose important gifts will make a difference in the University’s future for generations to come.

2017 Honor Roll

Ralph Acker, LAB'42, PhB'43, AB'47, MBA'48

Ralph Acker, LAB'42, PhB'43, AB'47, MBA'48

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Bruce Alan Ackermann, MBA'73

Bruce Alan Ackermann, MBA'73

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Phoenix Society

Budd Adams, AB'51

Budd Adams, AB'51

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

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

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

Simon Ahn, AB'86

Simon Ahn, AB'86

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Advocate
  • Phoenix Society

Andrew Ainslie, PhD'98

Andrew Ainslie, PhD'98

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Ellis Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Advocate
  • Phoenix Society

Sally Akan, AB'62

Sally Akan, AB'62

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Nancy Albert-Goldberg, AB'64, JD'71

Nancy Albert-Goldberg, AB'64, JD'71

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

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

Fred Allardyce, MBA'65

Fred Allardyce, MBA'65

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Jamie Allen, AB'84

Jamie Allen, AB'84

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Advocate
  • Phoenix Society

Albert Allen, SB'80, SM'80

Albert Allen, SB'80, SM'80

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Dorchester Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Phoenix Society

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

Lynn Manaster Alperin, LAB'51, AB'54

Lynn Manaster Alperin, LAB'51, AB'54

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Phoenix Society

Alfred Altschul, MBA'63

Alfred Altschul, MBA'63

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Phoenix Society

Ruth Ames and Gerard Ames, AB'66

Ruth Ames and Gerard Ames, AB'66

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Phoenix Society

Joan Anders and Edward Anders

Joan Anders and Edward Anders

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Midway Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Gisela Foerstermann and H. Lenox Anderson, AB'68

Gisela Foerstermann and H. Lenox Anderson, AB'68

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Cort Anderson, AB'82

Cort Anderson, AB'82

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Carole Anderson and Clark Anderson, MD'64

Carole Anderson and Clark Anderson, MD'64

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Kimbark Circle
  • Phoenix Society

Norman Anderson, SB'46, SM'49

Norman Anderson, SB'46, SM'49

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

Joyce Anderson, AB'48, MD'54

Joyce Anderson, AB'48, MD'54

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

David Andrews, MBA'82

David Andrews, MBA'82

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

George Andros, MD'60

George Andros, MD'60

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Robert Appelbaum, PhB'47, MBA'50

Robert Appelbaum, PhB'47, MBA'50

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

Robert Applebaum, SB'63, MAT'66

Robert Applebaum, SB'63, MAT'66

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Phoenix Society

Ralph Apton, AB'50, MBA'54

Ralph Apton, AB'50, MBA'54

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Phoenix Society

Eulalia Araoz* and Carlos Araoz

Eulalia Araoz* and Carlos Araoz

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Grace Armstrong and Kenneth Armstrong, JD'72

Grace Armstrong and Kenneth Armstrong, JD'72

Giving Society Membership
  • Chicago Society
    • Ellis Circle
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Steward
  • Phoenix Society

Richard Atkinson, PhB'48

Richard Atkinson, PhB'48

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

Boris Auerbach, AB'51, JD'54

Boris Auerbach, AB'51, JD'54

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Phoenix Society

Jane Aufmuth, AM'68, and Steve Aufmuth

Jane Aufmuth, AM'68, and Steve Aufmuth

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Phoenix Society

Charles Bacon, MD'49

Charles Bacon, MD'49

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Champion
  • Phoenix Society

Barbara Bailey

Barbara Bailey

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Marcella Baird, AM'51

Marcella Baird, AM'51

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Phoenix Society

Alan Baker, MBA'66

Alan Baker, MBA'66

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Dennis Baker, MBA'75

Dennis Baker, MBA'75

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Sue Baker Bowers, AM'69

Sue Baker Bowers, AM'69

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Advocate
  • Phoenix Society

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

Susan Ball, AM'80

Susan Ball, AM'80

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Olwen Bam, AM'85

Olwen Bam, AM'85

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Robert Banzhaf, AB'47, MBA'48

Robert Banzhaf, AB'47, MBA'48

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Phoenix Society

John Baran, AB'51, SM'53

John Baran, AB'51, SM'53

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Pam Smith and Barry Barash, JD'62

Pam Smith and Barry Barash, JD'62

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Geraldine Barbaras, SB'40, PhD'46*, and Glen Barbaras, PhD'49

Geraldine Barbaras, SB'40, PhD'46*, and Glen Barbaras, PhD'49

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society

Betty Bardige and Arthur Bardige, AB'63, MAT'66

Betty Bardige and Arthur Bardige, AB'63, MAT'66

Giving Society Membership
  • Maroon Loyalty Society
    • Guardian
  • Phoenix Society

Robert Barker, MBA'78

Robert Barker, MBA'78

Giving Society Membership
  • Phoenix Society