Cornerstone Society - planned giving society




The Cornerstone Society recognizes donors who have included Northern Illinois University in their planned or estate gifts. Through their bequests and qualified deferred gifts (such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts), these generous and insightful donors have provided for generations of NIU students. These gifts will become the cornerstone upon which the University will grow.



Membership in the Cornerstone Society is open to all Northern alumni, parents, and friends who have created a lasting legacy at NIU by including NIU in their estate plans.

To become a member or to discuss a gift opportunity, please contact Mike Cullen, Associate Director of Planned Giving, at (815) 753-1344 or


This list was last updated on 9/5/23.