The Marjorie Lindsay Reed Classroom

Common Ground is delighted to announce that the classroom at our Deerfield Center, at 815 Rosemary Terrace, will be dedicated in memory of Marjorie Lindsay Reed.
 
Marjorie was a dear friend to all Common Grounders. She was a long-time Board member and served twice as Chair of the organization. A major benefactor of CG, Marjorie Reed contributed even more with her ideas, inspirations, and unflagging support for the group she had embraced since its birth in 1975.
Marjorie passed away on May 1, 2018.
 
The following excerpt from the very touching obituary in the Chicago Tribune captures just  a bit of her extraordinary breadth and spirit.
 
Her love of sports and the outdoors was matched by a deep interest in philosophy and religion. She was actively involved in the Urantia Foundation to promote teachings of the Urantia Book, Lake Forest Friends Meeting, and was a generous supporter of Common Ground, a center for inquiry, study and dialogue. She was also a Life Member of the University of Chicago Divinity School Council. 
 
Her civic involvement included years devoted to the Infant Welfare Society and serving on the board of trustees of Lake Forest Country Day School. She strongly valued and recognized excellence in teaching. She was an Honorary Trustee of John G. Shedd Aquarium and was a devoted patron of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her warmth, love, humor and broad smile, and sense of wonder about the universe will be deeply missed.