Our Donors and Sponsors

ChiArts Founders’ Circle

The following Founders’ Circle members have made commitments of $100,000 and above to underwrite the first five graduating classes and provide significant start-up support for ChiArts.

(Cumulative Gifts as of 6.30.16)

$1 Million+

Caerus Foundation, Inc.
Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund
Polk Bros. Foundation
Jim and Kay Mabie
Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust
David Herro and Jay Franke 

$250,000-$999,999

The Alphawood Foundation
Anonymous
Best Portion Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
ITW
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
The Negaunee Foundation
Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel
Susan and Richard** Kiphart
Tom and Mary Owens
The Renaissance Schools Fund
Pam and Russ Strobel
The Donna Van Eekeren Foundation
Helen and Sam Zell 

$100,000-$249,999

Anonymous (2)
Julie & Roger Baskes
The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
Kay Bucksbaum
Marge** and Lew Collens
Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein
D&R Fund
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Exelon
Marshall and Jamee Field
Christina and Ronald Gidwitz Charitable Foundation
Paul and Ellen Gignilliat
Joseph and Madeleine Glossberg
Sandra and Jack Guthman
Joan W. Harris
Walter E. Heller Foundation
Betsy and Arthur Holden
Kovler Family Foundation
Diane vS & Robert M. Levy
John and Martha Mabie
Mary and John F. Manley
Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.
Edward and Lucy R. Minor Family Foundation
Clare Muñana
Penny Pritzker and Brian Traubert
The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg
Sandra & Earl Rusnak, Jr.
Cari & Michael J.  Sacks
Sargent Family Foundation
Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
Harrison I. and Lois M.  Steans 

TAKE A BOW

Donations from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Mastery Circle – ($250,000+)

Caerus Foundation Inc.
Efroymson Family Fund*
David Herro and Jay Franke
Jim and Kay Mabie
The Polk Bros. Foundation*
Helen & Sam Zell

Expertise Circle – ($100,000-249,999)

Alphawood Foundation
Anonymous
Crown Family Philanthropies*
Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust*

Knowledge Circle – ($75,000-99,999)

Best Portion Foundation*

Immersion Circle ($50,000-74,999)

Sondra Berman Epstein*
The Negaunee Foundation
State Farm Insurance
The Donna Van Eekeren Foundation

Exploration Circle ($25,000-$49,999)

Roger & Barbara Brown
Kay Bucksbaum
Marge and Lew Collens*
D & R Fund
Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation
Exelon
Jack and Sandra Guthman*
John Hart and Carol Prins
Walter E. Heller Foundation
Betsy and Arthur Holden*
ITW*
Mary & John F. Manley
Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel*
The Owens Foundation*
Burton & Sheli Rosenberg*
Pam and Russ Strobel*

Creation Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

Peter and Lucy Ascoli
BMO Harris Bank
The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation*
Joo and Stephen Boe*
The Chicago Community Trust
Chicago Title and Trust Company Foundation*
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Howard L. Gottlieb Foundation
Lori Gray Faversham
Mirja and Ted Haffner*
Irving Harris Foundation*
Susan and Richard Kiphart*
Kovler Family Foundation 

Creation Circle ($10,000-$24,999) continued

Anonymous
Eric and Robin Maddix*
The Reva & David Logan Foundation
Lucy R. Minor*
Clare Muñana*
Northern Trust
The Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr.*
The Sargent Family Foundation
The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation
Tawani Foundation
Richard and Helen Thomas Family Foundation
William Blair & Co.

Discovery Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

Allstate Insurance Company
Julie & Roger Baskes
Marjorie C. Benton*
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Bruce and Martha Clinton
Creative Schools Fund
Shawn M. Donnelley and Dr. Christopher M. Kelly
The Feitler Family
Joan and Robert Feitler
William and Anne Goldstein
Marilynn and Ronald Grais
Anne C. Haffner
Alan and Lisa Jagiello
The Jayaraman Family
Anne L. Kaplan
Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett
David and Amanda Mabie
The Rhoades Foundation
John G. Searle Family Trust
John A. Shea
The Siragusa Foundation
Neal S. Zucker

*Indicates gift is part of a multi-year pledge
**Deceased 

 

The ChiArts Creative Circle

Members of the Creative Circle giving community contribute annual support to ensure the sustained future of The Chicago High School for the Arts.

 $2,500-$4,999

Anonymous(2)
Anonymous Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation
Heiji and Brian Black
Deborah A. Bricker
Deloitte LLP
Lois & Steve Eisen
Charles Gardner
Katie & Brent Gledhill
Norman and Cynthia Goldring
Dedrea & Paul Gray
Richard and Mary L. Gray
David & Amanda Mabie
John and Martha Mabie
Nandini and Puneet Mansharamani
Terry and Lottie Mazany
Denis and Martha Pierce
John Raitt
John and Alice Sabl
Lisa Simmons and John StreetP
Joe & Margaret TilsonP
Joan and Peter Vilim
Susan and Bob Wislow
John & Evonne Yonover      

$1,000-$2,499

Duffie A. Adelson
James L. Alexander and Curtis Drayer
Blake and Leslie BattersonP
Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes
Dana and Lyle BerkowitzP
Martin BoruckiP
Roland Brandel
Scott and Tamara Chahalis
Warren and Bonita Chapman
Digital Benefit Advisors
Fred Drucker and Rhoda Sweeney
Rick and Suzanne Fizdale
Carol Friedman
Marshall and Laura Front
Cathy and Rob Funderburg
Grammy Foundation
Craig W. Henderson
Cathy & Rick Hirschmann
Denise and Adam Hoeflich
Linda Johnson Rice
Paul & Mary Ann Judy
Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim
Rita & Albert J. Lacher
Troy Lair and Nancy KenyonP
Peter Landon & Karen Patinkin
Susan Lichtenstein
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Doug Mabie
Meryl Lyn & Charles Moss
Melissa and Greg NeidballaP
José Ochoa and Sara Youngblood-Ochoa
Margaret and Brad PolakowP
Joe Popa and Hope Morrow
James Quaid
The PrivateBank
Cari & Michael J. Sacks
Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill
Amanda Schleede
Allison Scholly & John Summy
Seigle Family Foundation
Patricia Shymanski
Harrison I. and Lois M. Steans
Robin M. Steans & Leonard A. Gail
Rajeev Uppalapati
John & Penny Van Horn
Dia and Edward Weil
Lorrayne & Steve Weiss
Lisa and Randy White
Herb and Alice Zarov
Karen Zelden
Danielle and Marty Zimmerman

$500-$999

Monika and Rajeev Bahri
Gino and Bernadette Battaglia
Anjan Asthana and Anu Behari
Prudence & Frank Beidler
Al Bennett and Marcia Bennett Turner
Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson
Debra and Keith Cantrell
Robert Cook
Peg and Dave Cooney
Janette Cortés-Duewel and Jesse VazquezP
Stephanie Cox-Batson and Barry BatsonP
Joan Craig
Nehama Dresner
Kavi Gupta
William C. Haffner
Charles & Kathleen Harper
Louise S. Hart
Lodestar Investment Counsel, LLC
Edward and Constance Horner
Jennifer and Ashley Keller
Chris and Katie Kirtley
John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
Bernard Leviton
Ramsey E. and Jan Lewis
Crystal MaherP
Patty and Mark McGrath
Sara & Richard Mesirow
Jo and Arthur Moore
Paula Morency and Paul Dengel
David Morris & Aruna Ganju
Jerry & Larisa MorrisonP
Brooke and Grove Mower
Cynthia Mufarreh
Lydia and Thomas Murray
Wendy Pashman and Michael Patrizio
Cynthia Plouché
Mitchell and Janice PosnerP
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
William and Eleanor Revelle
Richard & Margaret Romano
Jo Rydholm
Sandra Saucedo-Falagan and Carlos FalaganP
Alicia and Jason SchoenbeckP
Orit and Ezra SchwartzP
Lisa and John SedaP
Gordon and Carole Segal
Steve & Robin Solomon
Kristin and Stanley Stevens
Donald & Isabel Stewart
Alan Stone Family Charitable Foundation
Jill and John Svoboda
Target
James Wake
Alan and Suzanne Wendorf
C W Wunderburg
Tita and Gene Zeffren

$250-$499

Randall Barich
Naomi Berkowitz
Paul Boulis
Jacqueline and Mark BratlandP
Mary Buck Young
Sara and Tony Chavarria
Chase & Lynne Curtis
Peter DeBruyne
Jami Degraff
Sam Elhaj
Katherine M. and Douglas L. Elwell
Steve Everett
Susan Feibus
Henry and Frances Fogel
Kirston FortuneP
Jennifer Frei and Gerald WilkeP
Marin Niko and Katherine Gjaja
Steven GodfreyP
Mohammad Hamid
Hill and Cheryl W. Hammock
Francia Harrington and Vern Broders
KL Hathaway Fund
Laura Holtz
Terry and Todd Holzman
Caroline and Charles Huebner
Michael Jiaras
Sherife JusufiP
Welz Kauffman
William K. Ketchum
Ariana Klitzner
Renee Kowalczyk
Carolyn Little
Melanie Madigan and Erik Nordby
Hart Weichselbaum and Suzanne Martin
Christopher May
Heather McCowen and Paul Botts
Coco and Ethan Meers
Donna Milanovich
Judy and Lester Munson
Karin Nangreave
Judy and Bob Neiman
Michelle and Andrew OhlsonP
Laura Owen and David LearyP
Radha Parekh
Lisa and Will PayovichP
Christine and Michael Pope
Jessica and Craig Welton
Maureen Ready-GhuneimP
Marion and Tanner Rice
Billie Ross
John and Robin Shannon
Charles and Nancy Cooper
Richard Smart
Karen Smith
Lisbeth Stiffel
Courtney Thompson
Alan Tinsmon
The Tunzi FamilyP
Robert Underwood
Allan Wendt

$100-$249

1871/CEC
Lori AcevedoP
Terri Ahrens
John and Patricia Anderson
Troy Anderson
David Antos and Christine OmiotekP
Catarina Araujo
Andrea and Carl Axelrod
Carlos & Diana Azcoitia
Maryanne E. Baker
Anthony Barash
Susan Besson
Emily & Milan Bhandari
Jane Bilger and Andrew Philipsborn
Wilber and Victoria Boies
Lucinda Boyce
Jill Britton and Henry Borczyk
Piotr Buczynski and Monica T. Klasa
Courtney Calabrese
Osbelia CastilloP
Miguel Chavez
Lighthouse Church
Thomas Churchwell
Fay Clayton & Lowell Sachnoff
Stephan and Barbara Cohn
Abbey R. Cullen
Claire Cullen
Monika DabrowskiP
Shirley Decorte
Mr. and Mrs. William DeWoskin
Deborah & Charles Dobrusin
Grace Dodier
Gaile and James DominiciP
Lynn Donaldson
Trasha Embry
Kathryn Fahey
Thomas Fields
UI Labs
Christine Funk and Kari DahlP
John and Mary Funk
Elizabeth and Tom Garrow
Michael GathmanP
Bettina Getz
Brian and Laurie GingrichP
Nora and Gaute GrindheimP
Susan HalkoP
HD MEDSPA & CLINIC
Tony Hernandez
Neal and Sharon Hirsch
Inc. Interior Effects
Robin JacksonP
Sarah Jacobs
Mike Jozwiak
Jeff Jung
Sue & Saul Kadin
Mary Kaltman
Edward L. and Carol K. Kaplan
Brooks Kelley
Emily & Christopher Knight
Laura LabottP
Barry and Rhonda Ladendorf
Sara S. Leopold
Lara Levoy
Molly and Seth Limmer
Tsegaye A. Lobban Kleszczewski
Stephen Loch
Kathleen Lynch
Marquette Bank
Linda and Joe Matzkin
Lily and Richard May
Jennifer and Kevin McGowan
Gail Melick
Ernest and Deborah Mhoon
Lois and Jon Mills
Angelo Miranda
Melanie MoorhouseP
Zoe Morgan
Ellen J. Morris and Ted R. Jadwin
Eliot and Veronica Moskow
Allan and Elaine Muchin
Lanissa MuhammadP
Walter and Ann Nathan
Christina O’Connor and Ronald W. Staudt
Stephen and Susan Olderman
Tiawana ParkerP
Henry Perritt
John and Nancy Phair
Cara Pollard
Donna and Reginald PonderP
Nick J. Popa
Joan and Avi Porat
Dawn Projansky
Ginevra and Ben Ranney
Rebecca Roberson
Robin and Peter Roberts
Walter Robinson
Jay B. Ross
Shelly and Carl RoyP
Wendy Ryce-SmithP
Danielle Santos
Judith and David Saunders
Kevin and Maudie SaundersonP
Nancy and Mike Schulson
Mark and Diane SchuylerP
Leslie Schwartz and John HolbertP
Mark Seigle
Patricia Shymanski
Chris Smith
Mary Anne Smith
Stephen R. and Linda R. Smith
Marc and Sarah Smoler
David Snyder
Karianne and Tom SoulsbyP
Ellen Steinbaum and James DalsimerP
Richard Terry
Cynthia Van Osdol
Alia Walston
Susan Weiss
Gwenan Wilbur
Juanita WillsP
Steven Wine
Laura WyattP
Maribel Yanez-CastroP
Tom Youngblood

P indicates ChiArts parent