What is the Grace Elizabeth Groner Foundation?



The Grace Elizabeth Groner Foundation's mission is to preserve Grace Groner's legacy by encouraging Lake Forest College students to prepare for their careers and to serve their communities. The GEGF was created by Miss Grace Groner, a 1931 graduate of Lake Forest College, who died in January 2010 at the age of 100. The Foundation represents Grace's belief in young people, her desire to enrich their education and future, and her interest in the students of Lake Forest College. Grace's gift allows the Foundation to provide unique service-learning opportunities to qualified Lake Forest College students that are unavailable and unmatched at other colleges.

The GEGF's unique mission and small size allows it to consider each student as an individual. Besides connecting students with local, national and international service-learning opportunities, we provide support and training to help students meet their education and career goals. Rather than a scholarship fund that merely provides monetary resources, the Groner Foundation additionally develops a long-term relationship with each student that lasts throughout their undergraduate and post-graduate years.


GEGF Leadership


L. Robert Pasquesi, Trustee
William C. Marlatt, Trustee
Elizabeth Bulley, Director

Contact Information for Director:

Grace Elizabeth Groner Foundation
555 North Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
847-735-6162
gegfdirector@lakeforest.edu