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Shimer College

Shimer College

Chicago, IL 60616
Tax ID36-2167921

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About this organization







Shimer provides and preserves education centered on discussion of enduring questions and issues


Shimer College was closed during the 2017 fiscal year. The college is currently in the process of winding down operations and expects to liquidate operations after all expenses are paid out and interests in remaining trusts are received or assigned to North Central College.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

In the filing, the mission of the non-profit is noted as “Shimer college formerly provided and preserved education centered on discussion of enduring questions and issues. historically influential original sources were studied through socratic questioning in small seminar classes, following the kind of great books curriculum advocated by robert maynard hutchins. the core values informing education at shimer were free inquiry, dialog, critical open-mindedness, and integration of disciplines. the college offered all members of its community the opportunity to participate meaningfully in deciding the future of the institution. a shimer education demanded much of both the intellect and the character of students, and prepared them for responsible citizenship and the examined life. on june 1, 2017 north central college purchased most of liquid assets of shimer college and formed the shimer great books school.”.

When referring to its responsibilities, they were outlined as: “Shimer provides and preserves education centered on discussion of enduring questions and issues”.

  • The state in which the non-profit is legally registered to operate is IL, as per legal records.
  • The filing documents the non-profit's address in 2020 as 300 S WACKER DRIVE STE 1700, CHICAGO, IL, 60606.
  • According to the non-profit's form, they have 0 employees on their payroll as of 2020.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are less than $100,000.
  • Revenue is less than $100,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$94,616.
  • The organization has 2 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1853.
  • The organization pays $0 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $0 in fundraising expenses.

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