Giving To Concordia

In Memorial | Dr. Serra and Dr. Kurth

Recently, Concordia University Chicago lost two invaluable faculty members. In honor of their good works in the classroom and beyond, please take a moment to remember their service to Concordia-Chicago and to their communities. Let us together celebrate the lives of Dr. Deb Serra and Dr. Lila Kurth.


Two memorial funds have been established to continue both Dr. Serra and Dr. Kurth’s legacy on Concordia’s campus.

The Deb Serra Memorial Fund

This fund will serve to recognize Dr. Serra by inspiring students in their love for the Sciences, particularly Chemistry. This fund will provide student scholarships and when possible, to be converted for the purpose to establish a refurbished or newly constructed science lab or lecture theater in her name.

The Dr. Lila M. Kurth Memorial Fund

To give glory and thanks to God for His good work in the faith and life of Lila, and for her many years of service to the Church and her students a special fund has been established. This fund called The Dr. Lila M. Kurth Memorial Fund is a special fund that will serve to inspire students in their study of literature. 

Individuals wishing to make a special memorial gift for this purpose may Give Online Today. Or, for more information, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 866-448-3867 or