Lonn & Janet Forbes Myers

Lonn and Janet Forbes Meyers ’68

Class Year

1968

Hometown

Glenview, Ill.

Current Information

Jan received her Monmouth degree in English and secondary education, but she began her teaching career in a second-grade classroom. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education and continued at that level throughout her career until becoming a “stay-at-home” mom and becoming involved with community service. Lonn visited Monmouth regularly to attend Jan’s Alpha Xi Delta social events. They have lived in a Chicago suburb, and Lonn has practiced law in Chicago, for over 43 years.

THEIR GIFT: The couple has made regular gifts to the Monmouth Fund for many years. “After participating in the 2018 Golden Scots weekend and attending the public launch of the Light This Candle campaign, we decided to give more for the long-term maintenance and enhancement of Monmouth’s living-learning environment,” Lonn said.

WHY THEY GIVE: “We have always appreciated Monmouth’s contribution to Jan’s education,” said Lonn. “When we attended Jan’s 50th class reunion, we were very impressed with the state of Monmouth – its leadership, its programs, its physical plant and its vision. We decided that weekend to make a significant contribution to the Light This Candle campaign to help provide for future generations.”

WHAT MONMOUTH MEANS: Jan was the first woman in her family to consider college education. “Monmouth provided a welcoming and comfortable environment for me, with great faculty and social interactions, and made my education possible through scholarships, loans and part-time work,” she said. “Lonn and I believe that smaller liberal arts colleges provide great education and personal development. Our children attended various smaller colleges, and all of us hope our next generation will do so as well. We want Monmouth College to be an excellent institution for many generations.”