The Hostetter Society honors and acknowledges individuals remembering Shimer College in their estate plans. Remembering Shimer in your estate leaves a legacy for generations to come.
Barbara Aubin ('45)
Edith Barschi ('75)
Roger Burke ('57)
Barry Carroll ('66)
Shirley A. Conibear ('68)
Christopher H. English ('72) & Meda S. Lane
Geoffrey Goldsmith ('63)
Steve Heller ('71)
Mary Lou Kennedy ('74)
David Lukens (Faculty Emeritus)
Barbara Marshall ('50)
Mary Ellen McGinness ('44)
Charles ('57) & Jane Pak
Kathryn Jane Ripley ('68)
Edward Walbridge ('56)
The Society is named after the Hostetter family, Elizabeth (left) and A. Beth (right) who made a great impact on Shimer.
Elizabeth Hostetter came to Shimer as a student in the 1860s and worked with the College throughout the early years; Frances Shimer named her to the original Board of Trustees.
Her daughter, A. Beth Hostetter also attended Shimer and returned to teach in 1903. A. Beth was active at Shimer for the next 60 years, serving as Dean of the College for over 20 years and acting as President on multiple occasions. She was also an officer of the first Alumni Association formed in the 30’s.
The Hostetters left a legacy of service to Shimer College. They committed their time, love, and care to Shimer and its students for nearly a century.
How to Become a Member
If you have remembered or plan on remembering Shimer in your estate plans, please let us know by downloading and completing this form. Then return form to:
3424 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
Please contact the Development Office at email@example.com or 312-235-3545 if you have any questions.