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Office of Advancement
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Many of Knox's most generous alumni have made plans to support Knox through their will, a trust, or an annuity. These gifts have the potential to support Knox faculty, staff, and students in perpetuity—they are a donor's legacy to the College.
Donors who have left realized bequests to Knox of $1,000,000 or more are recognized as members of the Walter Hobbs Society.
Walter Hobbs graduated from Knox College in 1925. Although not actively engaged with his alma mater during his lifetime, he greatly valued his Knox education and included the college in his estate plans. His bequest, received in 2006, was the largest gift in Knox's history at $10,480,659. And it has been transformative for Knox, in large part because Walter Hobbs placed no restrictions on the gift. The Board of Trustees authorized the creation of the Hobbs Endowment, a permanent endowment that will continue to make a difference in the lives of future generations of Knox students.
Members of the Old Main Society have made a commitment to supporting Knox with a legacy gift to Knox College.
Named for Old Main, the symbolic heart of the Knox campus since 1857, the Society serves to recognize alumni, parents, and friends who invest in the future of Knox through lifetime and estate gifts. If you have included Knox College in your estate or financial plans, be sure to let us know and become a member of the Old Main Society. Simply complete the Old Main Society membership form.
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Over 5,600 alumni, parents, and friends gave to Knox in 2022-2023.