A Special Tribute to Jacqueline Krump, Ph.D.


Connecting Communities | December 2022 

We recognize and honor our esteemed friend and longtime donor, Jacqueline Krump Ph.D., a woman ahead of her time who lived to 101 years. We are grateful for her generous estate gift that continues her legacy of supporting life changing programs at MSV. Enjoy this excerpt about her outstanding life from her obituary below:

“Jacqueline was born at the end of a pandemic, and as another fades, leaves us after a long life well-lived. An achiever, a trailblazer, a giver, her story starts on Chicago’s South Side in a working class home in the Little Flower Parish. Growing up in the Great Depression, she scrimped, saved, studied, earned a doctorate at Northwestern University, and went on to become an educational philanthropist. Rare as that path was for a woman of her generation, she ran it fueled by a zest for learning and a zeal to share the fun and value of knowing things.

The best part of her career was as a literature professor at Northeastern Illinois University, not usually the road to riches that leads to endowing scholarships at three universities. Credit her fierce intellect and interest in just about everything, so why not tackle the stock market, even if in those days it meant poring over charts in the library? Eventually, she donated more than a dozen scholarships, mostly at NEIU and DePaul, but also at least one at NU, naming them for loved ones and admired friends. Her generosity also extended to Catholic Charities, Tribune Charities, Sheil Center, and Misericordia, among others ...”

Read the full obituary here.

As things go, Jacqueline was introduced to Marillac St. Vincent Family Services (MSV) through the late Kay Hallagan, an esteemed MSV staff member who established two of our core programs, Project Hope and Hope Junior. From there, a deep friendship was forged with the Hallagan family and Jacqueline that included her presence at holidays, weddings, anniversaries and countless family gatherings. Jacqueline’s bright spirit will be forever missed. Her legacy lives on at MSV through her generous estate gift that ensures early childhood education continues to be available to families in need of high-quality, affordable services.

To leave a lasting legacy with Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, consider joining our Vincentian Circle. Learn more at msvplannedgiving.org.

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