Heritage Society

Many faithful investors in our mission desire to leave a lasting legacy — laying the foundation to sustain the University’s mission well into the future. Olivet’s Heritage Society recognizes and honors those individuals who make bequests and other planned gifts.

Heritage Society members include dedicated trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and other special friends who demonstrate their commitment by investing now for long-term impact. We commend them for their vision and generosity.

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How to help future students

Heritage Society membership is your opportunity to ensure the Olivet experience for future generations. As a key "investor" in our mission you can:

  • Make bequest to Olivet in your will or living trust
  • Create a deferred gift such as a charitable gift annuity (CGA)
  • Name Olivet as a beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified retirement plan
  • Charitable remainder trust and other qualified trusts
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Other qualified planned gifts 

You can use gifts of cash, property, stocks or other securities to fund a planned gift and all of these gifts can be made in honor or memory of someone. Your gifts to the ONU Foundation are carefully invested to protect them as they grow.   

Your benefits for becoming a member

  • Personal income and estate tax benefits
  • A special Heritage Society membership certificate
  • An invitation to select Olivet donor appreciation events
  • A newsletter, Our Heritage, to keep you informed about the impact of leaving a legacy
  • Acknowledgment on our membership roll (see below) unless anonymity is requested


For a no-obligation conversation about Heritage Society membership, please contact us at 815-939-5171. 

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The ONU Heritage Society membership form can be mailed, emailed or faxed.

Heritage Society
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914



Heritage Society Members

Jean W. and Nina Addington
Linda (Ellis) Aguilar
John C. Alexander
Brian D. and Lynda I. Allen 
Dr. and Mrs. E. Drell Allen 
W. Eugene and Donna Anderson
Kenneth Bade
Nancy Bauerle
Ivan A. and Evelyn Lindberg Beals
Dr. Jeriel A. and Carol Jean Beard 
Arthur G. and Judith A. Beecher
Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. Bell 
Gary and Susan Berry 
Ron and Susanne Blake
John C. and Jill L. Bowling
Grady and Judie Box
Jeanette Braisted 
Charles and Ruth Brouhard
Curt and Shaun Brown
James and Deborah Bruley
Byron and Carolyn Buker
Terry L. and Lin (Baker Scott) Bush
Eugene and Edith Bushey 
George L. and Linda N. Chadderdon
John and Doris Cheeseman
Shirley Close
Rev. William T. and Paula I. (Haney) Coldiron
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Collier
Aubrey E. Cooper 
William A. and Ruth L. Couchenor
Robert E. and Shirley A. (Strickler) Crabtree
Allen and Virginia Dace
Earl E. Davis
Wayne and Pamela DeBoer 
Malcolm R. and Mary A. Delbridge
Scott and Anita Devers
Dr. and Mrs. John Q. Dickey, Sr.
W. Warner Diefenbach
James and Dorothy Diehl
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Dillinger
Efton and Betty Elliot
Donald M. Ely
Mark and Carol Emerson  
Art Evans and Dorothy Evans
James R. and Mary L. Faist
Dr. Linda E. Farley
Dan and Dianne Ferris
Jordan Fish
George F. and Dorothy M. Fowler 
Wayne and Nancy Frankhauser 
Verne W. and Anita R. (Tolbert) Gambill
Rev. Randy and Linda Gant
Larry and Paula Garland
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Grill 
Michael and Becky Hancock
Nancy J. Handy

Fred and Sandy Hardy
Phyllis Harp
Gordon and Leila Harrier
Sylvia Harrold
Elizabeth A. Hatcher
Louise F. Hauth
Harlow E. and Harriet J. Hopkins
Patricia Hutchens
Bill and Ruth Isaacs
Julian and Arlene Jarvis
James L. and Mary E. Johnson
Myra G. Johnson 
Paula Vogel Jones
Walter Jones III
Hugh G. and Gladys E. Kelly 
Paul J. and Betty D. Kendall 
Leah Ruth Kensey 
Elfrieda Kissee
Phil and Brenda Kizzee
Carl and Frances Koerner
Loren and Harriett Kranich
Shannon LaFrance-Corum
David and Cheryl Lampton, Sr.
James and Leora Legacy
C. William Leggee
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leppert
Lowell and Barbara Malliett
Rev. David McCool and Dr. Marilyn McCool
Richard and Aline McHie
Larry and Denise McKain 
Phil and Pat Meredith
Robert F. and Barbara G. Meyer
Judy Mikesell 
Dr. Sharell Mikesell 
Harry and Barbara Miles
David L Miller
John and Jana Mongerson 
Franklin and Susan Moore
Dr. Norman and Vickie Moore
Elsie Morse
Mr. and Mrs. Russell T. Mumma
Patrick and Ann Nagi
Charles and Rosellen Oswalt 
Kathy Paul
Douglas and Sheila Perry
Lyle and Jeannette Pettit
Charles M. and Gladys L. Prescott
W.S. Purinton Family and Friends
Mike and Nancy Pyle
Walter and Faye Quanstrom
John and Nina Rattle 
Mary Margaret Reed 
Richard and Debby Reedy
Dan and JoAnne Rexroth
Edna A. Roach
Ed and Judi Roarick
Thomas and Ann Roat

Marvelle Robinson 
Mr. and Mrs. Myles Rosenthal
Mrs. Connie Remole Rutledge
Davida M. Sabine 
Virgil and Irma Jean Sancken
Dianne Schaafsma
Harlyn Schmidt
David and Reva Schoenwetter
Jenny Schoenwetter
Ron and Lynda Schwada
Revs. Roy and Denise Shaffer 
Jean M. (Ross) Shelton
W. Lorraine Shelton
John P. and Bonnie J. Sherwood
Benny and Charlene Skeldon 
Nancy Jean Smith
Rev. and Mrs. C. Kenneth Sparks
Lester C. Sprang
Dave and Sandy Stone
David and Sharon Strawn
Donald M. and Carol R. Street
Ken and Sarah Swan
Ross D. Swinehart
Houston and Martha Thompson
Jim and Joan Tripp 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Unger
Brian and Lynne Utter
Dr. Bruce and Beverly Vogel 
A. Edward and Linda R. Wade
Terry and Gwen Wagoner
Wes and Connie Walker
Larry and Linda Watson
James B. Weakly
Woody and Julie Webb
Patrick and Joyce (Glaze) Webster
Robert A. and Dr. Ruth (Peters) Wegforth
Dave and Ellen White
Charles E. and Jeraldine M. Whitman
David E. Whitteberry
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Wiens 
Charles and Shirley Wilham 
Bruce and Berdella Wilkinson
Kay Oda Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Williams
Denny and Elaine Williamson
Jeff and Mindy Williamson
Wanda Milner Winburn
Darrell D. and Barbara A. Wineinger
Robert and Marylon Wright
Kathleen Yanchick
Jim and Ruth Yates
Sharon Young


Any size gift can make a difference

Whether you plan to become a Heritage Society member or not, this is the place for you to invest in students! Connecting to Olivet’s mission through your financial support can be a very rewarding activity.

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