Alice Nightingale, who was always known as Lib, was an active member of Glenview United Methodist Church for 49 years. She earned a B.S. degree from Northwestern University and an MBA in Business from Roosevelt University. She had a long professional career in Personnel/Human Resources. Lib actively served in church ministries, programs, boards and leadership activities at Glenview UMC. She was one of the founders of Wesley Child Care Center and served on the Glenview Library Board, the Society of Human Resource Management, Chicago Chapter, and the United Gardeners of Glenview. Lib was an advocate for social justice issues and had a passion for mission work at all levels, locally to internationally. She loved to travel, and when possible, visited missionary friends, most notably in Africa and India.
Lib entrusted a portion of her estate to the Missions and Service Ministry Committee of GUMC which the committee received upon her death in February, 2013. She asked that they be wise stewards in the distribution of the funds to mission related projects over an extended period of time. In that effort, the committee carefully laid out plans for investment and disbursement of those funds over a 15-20 year period. Annually, the Committee reviews various mission projects at the local, district, conference, national and international level and donates to the organizations chosen. To further Lib’s vision, The M&SM Committee, under the direction and guidance of Rev. Hwa Young Chong, has developed The Lib Nightingale Mission Grant Program to encourage new and powerful mission work, the service work so loved by Lib. Lib would be proud to know she was honored by having a grant created in her memory at Glenview United Methodist Church that encourages active Glenview UMC individuals, of most any age, to be active in mission projects that help others.