Portrait of Harrison Steans


Led by the late Harrison Steans, the Steans family has been a valued benefactor to DePaul for nearly 20 years. The family’s generous endowment created the Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning and Community Service Studies, dedicated to developing quality service-learning and community engagement opportunities. Harrison was a Board of Trustees member and Life Trustee, and his children—Jennifer, who currently serves on DePaul's Board of Trustees, Robin and Heather Steans, and his niece, Helen H. Morrison—have continued the family commitment to community engagement and equal access to high-quality education.
“Our family is impressed by DePaul’s commitment to developing all of its students, particularly its first-generation students, and to its emphasis on DePaul students’ important roles as contributing members of the larger, diverse community.
Helen H. Morrison, a director of the Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison Family Foundation and niece of Harrison Steans