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Walter Hobbs Society


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Galesburg, IL 61401


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The Walter Hobbs Society recognizes donors who have left realized bequests to Knox of $1,000,000 or more. The society is named after Walter Hobbs '25 whose bequest of $10,480,659, received in 2006, was the largest gift in Knox's history. Walter placed no restrictions on the gift, and the Board of Trustees used it to create of the Hobbs Endowment. His generosity and that of all Hobbs Society members forever continue to make a difference in the lives of future generations of Knox students.

Members of the Walter Hobbs Society

Ann R. Asplund
James R. Bowman '48
Smith V. Brand '60 & Alexander P. Misheff
Edwin W. & Mary Elizabeth Hand Bright '44
Henry J. & Lily M. Budde
Richard W. '39 & Dorothy Johnson Burkhardt '39
Dwight B. A1896-97 & Sarah Hammon Carithers
Hubert M. '23 & Georgette Jacquet Curry
Mrs. Frank J. Ellsworth
Walter B. Hobbs '25
William C. '51 & Marilyn Jones Ingersoll '50
Iral B. '24 & Helen F. Johns
Donald L. '33 & Elizabeth G. Johnson
William G. Karnes
Eleanor Williamson Stellyes Largent '36
Gerald A. '59 & Darlene G. Daer Larson '58
Frederick G. '50 and Mary Way Lauder '52
George A. 1875 & Ella Park Lawrence 1878
Barbara J. Lemke '44
Charles I. Maurer '43
Dale A. Nelson '58
Walter M. North
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Ruth E. Peterson '41
Virginia Hoffman Russo '32
Walter E. Sampson
Jeremiah G. '34 & Lilylee C. Smithwick
Vernon L. E. Stisser, Jr. '62
Lucile Hart Sudbury L'28
Charles & Arvilla Timme
Joseph E. '50 and Judith B. Wagner
Dennis J. Whimpey '60

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