Our Donors

July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018


Innovator Level: $50,000+

Jim and Janet Dicke
Karen G. Harrison and Walter Freedman
Ashley and Pam Netzky
Jennifer and Andrew Prewitt

Navigator Level: $20,000-$49,999

Jodi A. Block and Barry A. Malkin
Blakely and Harvey Bundy
Amy and Robert Daniels
James P. Kastenholz and Jennifer W. Steans
Charlene Huang Olson and Christopher Olson
Georgy Ann and William Peluchiwski
Dena and Jeffery S. Perry
Sonia Shah and Badal Shah
Jennifer Vachon and Craig Bonnell
Judy Wise

Benefactor Level: $10,000-$19,999

Robert Barnett
Ellenna and Jon Berger
Holly Connors
Jolie and Matt Fleming
Dan and Kristen Frandsen
Stacie Frank and Jay Ablian
Gaito Family
Paula R. Kahn
William and Heather Kelley
Suzanne Muchin and David Brown
Brandon and Jennifer Ost
Susan and Leo Pickar
Gerald Saltarelli
Rex and Barbara Sessions
Paula A. Sneed and Lawrence P. Bass
Carly and Brennan Warren
Thad Wong and Emily Sachs Wong

Patron Level: $5,000-$9,999

Carol and Peter England
Vanessa and Frank Favia Jr.
Jacqueline Griesdorn and Kevin Matzke
Philip L. Harris
Shelley Hayes
H. Fisk Johnson
Kristin and Jon Larson
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Levy
Jacquie and Todd Lippman
Dr. Nicholas and Tammy Pearce
Teresa Poggenpohl and Stephen Steiner
Sharon and Nick Powills
Keri and Larry Serota
Cynthia and Greg Stemler
Daniel Tierney
Ronna and Steven Zoll

Advocate and Fellow Levels: $1,500-$4,999

Heather and Tyler Adkerson
Jim Alvarez
Tara and Peter Beemsterboer
William and Joan Brodsky
Bridget Bush
Lyse Charette
Lisa and Bruce Cohen
Eric and Shirley Degnan
Barbara and Charles Denison
Julie and Greg Dingens
Dana Farella
Kolbrun and Steven Fass
Kim and Chad Feingold
Meggan Friedman and Sam Valenzisi
Bill and Elaine Fritsch
Kate and John Gilligan
Colleen and Fred Gomos
Missy and Andrew Greenberg
Caroline and John Hammond
Melissa Harris and Eric Lomonaco
Janet C. Harrison and Alan Baer
Katy and Michael Hollander
Russ and Kathy Ivinjack
Judy and Herbert Krueger
Beth and Michael Marrion
Dan and Kate Migala
Sundeep Mullangi and Trissa Babrowski
Scott Nehs
Neumeier Family
Cassidy and Eric Neveux
Christine O’Neill and Matt Musa
Jessica and Brian Price
Rusty and Jen Rethemeyer
Camille and Kevin Rudge
Vincent and Patricia Scannell
Megan and Steven Shebik
Joshua and Dannan Siano
Angel and Nick Stech

Discoverer Level: $1,000-$1,499

Amal Amin
Nancy Aulis and Erwin K. Aulis
Michael and Donna Burns
Megan Clower
Ingrid Deroubaix and Michael Von Bodman
Claudia and William Donnell
Laura Dunne
Devin Elliott
Nathan Ernst and Ana Silva Ernst
Chelli and Darin Facer
Brian and Emily Goldin
Kathy and Alan Gramling
Shawn and Lewis Ingall
Stacy and Neill Jakobe
Karen and Matt Kaplan
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keiser
Daniel E. and Kerrie Maloney Laytin
Cheryl Watson-Lowry and William A. Lowry
Diane Lyons
Tim and Carrie Makris
Gail S. and Frederick Manning
Anne and Shawn Mansfield
Mary Gould and James Moorhead
Bob and Susan Nommensen
Neringa and Mitchell Northcutt
Samuel and Evie Pambah
Tina and William Payne
Jen and Steven Porter
Randy and Betsy Rochman
Julie and Kenneth Sacks
Jamie and David Schwartz
Heather Steans and Leo Smith
Jennifer Stone
Sheryl and Mark Terril
Timothy Treacy
Tyler VanLonkhuyzen
Carolyn Wales
The Keith Walker Family
The Wessman Family
Brigitta Witt and Frederick Medanich
David and Elizabeth Zott





Francis Beidler Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation


Association of Children’s Museums
Baxter International Inc.
Francis Beidler III & Prudence R. Beidler Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Julius N. Frankel Foundation
Samuel and Marian Freedman Fund
GEMS World Academy
The Grainger Foundation
Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc
The Irving Harris Foundation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Morgan Family Foundation
Northern Trust
Oppenheimer Family Foundation
PNC Bank
David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation
Sacks Family Foundation
Sidley Austin LLP
Sterling Bay
Trott Family Foundation
U.S. Bank Foundation
USG Corporation
William Blair
Wintrust Wealth Management


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
The Boyer Family Foundation
Bridgeview Bank
Earth Friendly Products
Harris Family Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
MB Financial Bank
Morgan Stanley & Co.
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
Proper Title
Walker Rudnick Global Community Fund
Winston & Strawn LLP


Margaret S. & Philip D. Block, Jr. Family Foundation
Blowout Junkie
Cards Against Humanity LLC
Cboe Global Markets
Coyote Logistics
The Dartnell Foundation
Enaz Boutique
Event Network
Fifth Third Bank
Rochelle & Randolph Forester Foundation
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
The Hechtman Group Ltd.
Holly Duran Real Estate Partners LLC
Sheridan Road Magazine
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Krueck + Sexton Architects
Lakeshore Beverage
Lakeview Pediatrics
Latham & Watkins LLP
Law, Ware, Shedd, Murphy Foundation
Lincoln Property Company
Locke Lord
Lodging Capital Partners, LLC
McCarthy & Trinka Inc.
MetLife Foundation
Noodles & Company
Perimeter Architects + Construction
Shepley Bulfinch
Roger and Susan Stone Family Foundation
Walter and Caroline Sueske Charitable Trust
Turner Construction Company
Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids