Forester Day 2021

1,587
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102% of 1,550 Donor goal
$481,291
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An Anonymous DonorYing Wu matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20Just for Faculty/Staff

Kim Feigh photoKimberly Weidner-Feigh matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $25Just for COVID-19 Relief Initiative

Vicki Gerentes photoVicki Gerentes matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50

Jamie Williams photoJamie Williams matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2016

Carol Lueders photoCarol Lueders matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $75

Susan Morris photoSusan Morris matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

Austin L Gais photoAustin Gais matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorJoyce DeWitt matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

Esmeralda Maldonado photoEsmeralda Maldonado matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

Cathy Mayer photoCathy Mayer matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for COVID-19 Relief Initiative

Sarah Stoklosa photoSarah Stoklosa matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Swimming & Diving

Kate Jackson photoKate Jackson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $175Just for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Rich Bartolozzi photoRich Bartolozzi matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Spike Initiative

Douglas Doolittle photoDOUGLAS DOOLITTLE matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1980

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Basketball-Men

An Anonymous DonorTiffany Milliken matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $350Just for Basketball-Women

Nicholas L. Wallin photoNicholas Wallin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorChris Pier matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Softball

Andrew Palmer photoAndrew Palmer matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $30Just for Islamic World Studies

An Anonymous DonorBeth Pier matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Volleyball

Antonio Musillami photoAntonio Musillami matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Mind The Gap Annual Scholarship

Colin Barbera photoColin Barbera matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Gary Heath '94 Scholarship

Jemia Cunningham-Elder photoJemia Cunningham-Elder matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Diversity Education

Ken & Darlene Davis photoKen Davis matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Basketball-Men

An Anonymous DonorSpike Gummere matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $4,950Just for Spike Initiative

An Anonymous DonorLake Forest College Trustees matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,806Just for COVID-19 Relief Initiative

An Anonymous DonorLake Forest College Trailblazers matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $187,363

An Anonymous DonorBill Brown matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $14,901Just for Brown Hall
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Matthew Kelley photoMatthew Kelley gave $20 because 20 donors gaveJust for Neuroscience

An Anonymous DonorCarol Lueders gave $50 because 1000 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

Karl Turnlund photoKarl Turnlund gave $100 because $100 was given by donorsJust for Residence Life

Jessica West photoJessica West gave $250 because 1000 donors gave

Brian Bruha photoBrian Bruha gave $300 because $300 was given by donorsJust for Golf-Men

An Anonymous DonorSusan Kunert - Zelenko gave $500 because $100 was given by donorsJust for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorPsychology Professors gave $900 because 90 donors gave
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Our past brought us here. Our future is taking shape. 

With your help it will be extraordinary.

Our Forester Day momentum builds each year because we celebrate the Forester Family and give back to the place where our Forester journey began. At a time like no other, we will come together on March 4, 2021 to support the people, programs, and causes that you care about, so we can move the College forward to a brighter future. 

Be sure to check our list of active challenge and matching gifts to see if your gift will go twice as far. Or, offer a match or challenge of any amount and encourage others to join you in giving back!

We'd like to take a moment to recognize our Trailblazers. This is a group of alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff that are blazing the way and have come together to match all gifts, dollar for dollar, today!

Dominique Allion - Executive Assistant to the Provost and the President
Carol (Kerry) Strong Allison '69
Sara Hazelton Barbera '93, P '23, P '25 and Colin Barbera '91, P '23, P '25
Earl Barnes '86 and Lisa Barnes
Audra Barrella '19
Rich Bartolozzi '86
Arlyn Bateman '16
Shauna Bogley P '22 and John Bogley P '22
Mitch Bosse '85
Michael Bratta '10 and Dina Bratta '11
Chip Brennan P '90, P '21 and Mary Brennan P '90, P '21
Elyse Brey '12
Bill Brown and Solange Brown
Devon Bruce
Lillian Dypold Bui '12
Bridget Campbell '06
Kristin Hurley Carkeek '85 and Jim Carkeek '87
Tom Carr '70 and Denise Frieder Carr ‘71
Jack Carruthers '78 and Donna Carruthers
David Castagnetti '84
Patrick Casten '09
Paul Cheng '58
John Chwarzynski Jr. '11
Ed Cochran '75
Jessica Quandt Coleman '89 and Greg Coleman
Clare Conlisk '10
Liam Connell M '17 and Francesca Connell '22
Andrea Conner - Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Bob Crawford and Winnie Crawford
Geoff Curtis '97 and Emily Curtis
Jeff Darbee '70, P '11
John DeFlorian '96
Alexandra Demers '08
Dan Dolan '80
Lise Dondy '70 and Bill Kaplan '69
Niel Donnelley '84
Doug Doolittle '80
Susan DuMont '07
Eva Dziadula '07
M.E. Eccles '91
Sara Finesilver '04
Kristen Fink '05
Suzanne Fischer '97
Jeff Fisher '78
Russ Fisher and Chris Fisher
Doni Dahm Fordyce-Urfirer '81
Riley Frisbie '20
Karen Staroszczyk Frost '88 and Curt Frost '90
Austin Gais '17 and Brooke Gais '15
Sid Gorter '80 and Lauren Arnold Gorter '81
Jim Gorter P '80 and Audrey Gorter P '80
Claire Grebner '20
Gary Greeneway P '16 and Mary Greeneway P '16
Karla Gribble '01
Nadia Gronkowski '14 and Ivaylo Valchev '14
Adelaide Grubbe '20
Spike Gummere and Judy Gummere
Cynthia Hahn - Professor of French
Michael Haken '70
Kelly Lardner Haradon '07 and Buddy Haradon '07
Mike Hart P '22 and Noreen Hart P '22
Jacob Heaps '11 and Whitney Hales Heaps '11
Amy Frerichs Hernon '95
Bob Hernquist '58 and Dorothy Hernquist
Tori Jones Hirner '99
Susan Katz Hoffman '70
Jason Holton '01
Linda Horwitz - Associate Professor of Communication
Jim Hunter '71
Heather Ingram '95
Sarah Jonathan '14
Holly Smith Jones '67
Kristi Kauth '21
Kris Korth '16
Kane Quilos Kowalik '14
Rob Krebs and Anne Krebs
Marisue Lacher P '22 and Joe Lacher P '22
Randy Lauer '81, P '19
Tony Laurino '03
Marc Lawrence - Lecturer in Finance
Jeff Levinson P '18, '22 and Sarah Levinson P '18, '22
Ari Lifschutz '12
Paula Lillard P '83 and John Lillard P '83
Shao-Lee Lin and Susie Jun
Tim Locke '86
Doug London '07
Susan Long - Associate Professor of Psychology
Bill Lowry '84 and Cheryl Watson-Lowry
Carol Lueders - Executive Assistant Development and Alumni Relations
Denny Maiman '72
Nick Makinster '12 and Rachiny Samek Makinster '12
Rikki Mangrum P '17 and Michael Freedberg P '17
Alice Mansfield Martinez '94
Dave Mathis '60 and Toni Potratz Mathis '61
David Mattoon '76
Joe McCarthy '78
Samuel Mercier '16
Donald Miller '65
Maggi Miranda-Lopez '20
Albert Moore '87
Martino Moore '99 and Jane Moore
Bob Murley and Mimi Murley
Mark Nagle and Connie Nagle
Katherine McCauley Najjar '03
Sandy Nichols Nash '84
Erica D'Angelo Ochs '02
Craig Omtvedt and Jane Omtvedt
Erik Persson '22
Melissa Peters '06
Matt Petersen '05
Richard Pettengill P '19 - Associate Professor of English and Theater
Lorna Pfaelzer and Ellard Pfaelzer
Rhoda Pierce '60 and Daniel Pierce
Will Pittinos '06
Tom Pospiech '14
Kiefer Price '19
Che Raoul '20
Barbara Reissman '71
Jenn Burnham Resnick '01
Gilbert Reynders P '11
Angelique Richard '85
Caryl Weisbecker Riley '81
Helen Robbins P '23 and Justin Robbins P '23
Katelyn Rocha '16 and Jesse Rocha '16
Jacque Rogers '20
JD Rosema '12 and Lauren Morford '14
Kate Appelhans Sargent '11 and TJ Sargent '10
Caroline Guip Schrenker '88
Maria Schweichler P '22 and Joseph Walsh P '22
Mark Shadle '84 and Kimberly Dahl Shadle '85
Jim Shannon '80
Jackie Slaats - Vice President for Career Advancement and Athletics
Alan Sooho '71
Donald Stanley '18
Sarah Stoklosa '14
Susan Stoklosa P '14 and Thomas Stoklosa P '14
Joanne Storkan P '10
Steve Strelsin and Lauren Strelsin M '17
Douglas P. Stuart '85
Sandy Stuart and Robin Stuart
Kendra Ballard Sullivan '90
Jeff Sundberg - James Kemper Foundation Professor of Liberal Arts & Business & Prof Economics and Lori Sundberg - VP for Finance/Planning & Treasurer
Dani Sychowski '19
Ian Taylor '15
Sean Thomas '81, P '11
Lee Tibbert '71
Tam Tills - Head Women's Basketball and Golf Coach
Lori Tisinai '95
Neil Tolciss '71
John Tomick '72
Lana Van Egeren P '22 and Quenten Van Egeren P '22
Mimi Roth Van Horne '55
Aaron Vickar '99
Kyra Vidas '18
Robert Volk '73
Peter von Hemert '77
Tony Wall '79
Professor Nick Wallin - Associate Professor of Music
Chris Way '14
Kim Weidner-Feigh - Associate Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations
Ann Welton '69
Suzanne Zuckerman Werner '69
Lynn Westley - Assistant Professor of Biology
Dave Wilber '68 and Nancy Judd Wilber '68
Allie Winkelman '11
Claudia Janke Wyatt-Johnson '69, P '03
Michelle Zakson '19
Ben Zeller - Associate Professor of Religion

What else can I do to help? Share, share, share! Ask your Forester classmates, peers, and friends to join you in supporting the college, our amazing students, and our dedicated faculty and staff.

We know not everyone can give right now, but if you can, we hope you will. If you can’t give a donation at this time, you can still help by making sure others know about Forester Day. Share on social media using the links above and tell others what you love about Lake Forest College. 

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✔️🎈WE DID IT!

Foresters, we did it! We could not have done it without your support and sharing with your networks! Let's see how far we can go! Campaign closes at 12 a.m. PST. Keep it going.

1205 days ago by Sarah Stoklosa
1,500 Donors, Less Than 2 Hours Left!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
1,400 Donors!!!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
1,300 Donors! We're Almost There Foresters!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Time's Almost Up to Dunk on Forester Day🏀

The Women's Basketball team could use your assist to help carry on their Forester traditions!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
We're at 1,200 Donors!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Let's Keep Flying Towards Our Goal! But first, a message from BMB!🧬

Newly hired Professor Rebecca Delventhal goes in depth about her research lab and why you should consider donating to the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
❗❕1,100 Donors❕❗

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
1,000 Donors, Foresters!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
TUNE into Why Grace Drake '21 is Giving on Forester Day🎵

Hear how WMXM and the Music Department helped senior Grace Drake '21 find her passions at Lake Forest College!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Help Forester Golf Get to the Green⛳

Coach Bruha gives an update about what Men's Golf has been up to and an exciting new addition they would like to add with the help of your donations!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
900 Donors! Keep the Numbers Climbing!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
800 Donors! We're Half-Way There - Let's Keep it Up Foresters!

We are officially half-way to our goal! Let's keep it up Foresters! Help us reach our goal of 1,550 Donors🎉

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Fly On Over to Study Abroad Programs✈

Our Foresters can't wait to move forward with Study Abroad Programs! With your support, more students and future Foresters will be able to study all over the world!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Hear What the Tennis Team is Serving Up for Their Future Plans!🎾

Do you LOVE tennis? The Tennis team will use their funds from Forester Day to help support their travel plans to play in future spring break tournaments!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
700 Donors! We Got This!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Foresters March into Women's History Month!🎉

Hear Professor Linda Horwitz talk about how the college celebrated 100 years of the 19th amendment and how your gifts could continue to help the department of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
600 Donors! Almost half-way to our goal!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Margaret Blackstone '22 Talks Everything Gummere Fellows📣

Interested more in the Gummere Fellows? Margaret Blackstone, current Junior at Lake Forest College, talks about how she met Spike, her role as a Gummere Fellows, and how the program has helped her grow!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
What's the Scoop with Lacrosse?🥍

Lacrosse coaches Phil Dodson and Maggie Zentgraf talk about how far they have come and how your gifts can continue to support the Lacrosse program! You'll also hear about another Spike Gummere matching donation❗❕

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
What's the Scoop with Lacrosse?🥍

Lacrosse coaches Phil Dodson and Maggie Zentgraf talk about how far they have come and how your gifts can continue to support the Lacrosse program! You'll also hear about another Spike Gummere matching donation❗❕

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
500 Donors! Let's Keep Running Towards Our Goal!🏃‍♂️

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
❗Spike Has a Message for You❗

The person you've been waiting for, the one and only, Spike Gummere! Hear the special matching gift Spike is offering for anyone interested in donating to the Spike Initiative.

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Something Special is Happening in Psychology🧠

This year, the Psychology Department is using their donations to fund a need-based scholarship for first generation college students in honor of Professor Sergio Guglielmi, who is retiring this year after 30 years at the college. Click here to learn about the challenge that Psychology Professors are offering for all Forester Day Psych donors!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
400 Donors!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Colin Barbera '91 Honors Gary Heath '94

Colin Barbera '91 is donating and matching gifts to the Gary Heath '94 Memorial Scholarship to honor his dear friend, Gary Heath. Hear Colin remember Gary as he talks about their time together as Foresters🐾

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
300 Donors and Still Climbing!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Take a Look at the Transition of Forester Football🏈

From the Bears to Foresters, see how far Halas Hall has come and what the next steps are for our Lake Forest College Football program!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
We're at 200 donors!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Turn up the volume and Hear What's Happening in the Music Department🔊

Scott Edgar, Professor of Music Education, talks all about how the Music Department creatively adapted to virtual learning and where they hope to be in the future!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
100 Donors!💯

100 donors in the first 30 minutes of our Forester Day events! Keep it up Foresters!

1205 days ago by Kristi Kauth
Why I Give to Lake Forest College🎓

Happy Forester Day! To kick off the day, let's hear from a few members of the Class of 2021 about the many reasons why they give back to Lake Forest College.

1206 days ago by Kristi Kauth

Student Affairs Leaderboard
DesignationDonorsDollars
Other2$252
WMXM Radio Station9$745
Substance Use Prevention1$50
Study Abroad Programs23$2,052
Student Emergency Fund10$2,285
Stentor Newspaper2$125
Sexual Misconduct Prevention1$20
Resiliency Programming0$0
Residence Life5$210
Public Safety1$50
Mental Health Support8$205
Leadership Development0$0
Intramurals0$0
International Student Support3$125
Intercultural Relations (OIR)0$0
Health & Wellness Center3$25
Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth1$50
Forester Guides2$105
First Connection2$0
Ethics Center0$0
Diversity Education11$412
Community Service Projects1$100
Donor Maps
Class Year LeaderboardThe Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
202453$2,915
202346$925
202038$1,532
201629$2,740
201825$3,093
201425$1,196
201922$1,455
201222$1,981
202122$562
201521$1,655
202221$105
199420$2,815
200518$3,033
199617$5,009
199517$2,050
201116$815
200916$2,570
200116$1,110
200316$2,002
201315$1,755
200715$1,245
199315$1,554
199715$1,855
199215$2,605
201014$1,465
201714$2,247
200214$1,236
198813$1,785
198913$3,975
200413$1,055
199113$7,254
199912$1,105
197312$950
199012$1,901
198312$4,804
198511$1,887
198111$61,350
197911$3,025
200011$1,605
196910$1,251
198610$2,025
19749$6,350
20089$1,700
19849$950
19719$1,435
19809$2,800
19759$1,235
19878$1,075
19788$1,850
19988$475
20068$615
19707$807
19726$1,382
19665$609
19765$1,138
19775$1,450
19684$300
20253$10
19583$800
19823$300
19561$50
20261$94
19531$50
19651$100
19631$200
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Gradhat icon53%Alumni
Book icon11%Students
Parent icon12%Parents
Suitcase icon8%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon5%Friends
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