Thank You to Our Supporters!

Our work would not be possible without the support of these generous government agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals. This list below currently acknowledges gifts received from July 1, 2015 through January 18, 2017.

*Members of our Creative Learning Society

$50,000+

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Boeing Company

Crown Family Philanthropies

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Polk Bros. Foundation

$10,000 to $49,999

  • Albert & Anne Mansfield Foundation
  • Nancy Breseke
  • Anonymous
  • Carol Eastin*
  • City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
  • McVay Foundation
  • The REAM Foundation
  • Lauren Stone
  • Louanne Smolin & David Eaton
  • U.S. Bank Foundation
  • The Wildflower Foundation, Inc.
  • Young Audiences, Inc.

$5,000 to $9,999

  • Richard Assmus & Leah Welty Assmus*
  • Dawn Bowen Bolles*
  • The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
  • Nat P. Ozmon Family Foundation
  • Northern Trust Charitable Trust
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Allison & Paul Quaintance*

Our Program Sponsors

$1,000 to $4,999

  • Gene Boehm
  • Bradford Allen
  • Paula Carlin*
  • Chicago Tribune Foundation
  • Joan & Bill Dutton
  • First Bank of Highland Park Foundation
  • The Betty E & Chester C Thompson Foundation
  • Ari Frede & Gail Stern
  • Shaun Goldfarb
  • James P. & Brenda S. Grusecki Family Foundation
  • David Gurbach*
  • Tim & Meghan Halleron*
  • Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison Family Foundation
  • Andre’ Katz
  • Paul Krystal
  • Debra Mazloff*
  • The Ronald D. & Regina C. McNeil Foundation, Inc.
  • Ozinga Chicago
  • Josh & Robin Nathan*
  • Oppenheimer Family Foundation
  • Nancy & Gary Prior
  • Niema Qureshi
  • Amy Rasmussen*
  • Ronald & Carol Rasmussen
  • Sahara Enterprises, Inc.
  • Denise Schultz
  • Tom Silva
  • Mel & Janet Carl Smith*
  • Karrie & Kevin Sullivan*
  • Matthew Swaim
  • Igor Vasquez
  • Kate Wheeler*

$500 to $999

  • Jason Baine
  • Burton W. Ruder Foundation
  • Diane Carr
  • Phil & Miriam Cote
  • Louis D’Angelo
  • Susan Merdinger & Steve Greene
  • Lisa Huber
  • Lorel Janiszewski
  • Linda & Howard Kirschbaum
  • Loreen Mershimer & Roberto Mustacchi
  • Barbara Mueller
  • Robert and Lindy D. Reilly
  • Francis Sadac
  • Marianne Seiler
  • Joseph Seliga
  • Louise Smith
  • UBS
  • Kelly Upp
  • Gary Warfel
  • WIlliam E. Derry Foundation for Arts in Education
  • Norma Williams

$100-$499

  • Julie & Carlin Adrianopoli
  • Connie Amon & Louis Coronel
  • Melissa Anyetei
  • April Arnold
  • Gabriel & Michelle Arnson
  • Rex Babiera
  • Ian J Barton
  • Katie Belland
  • Bija Bennett
  • Tim Borden
  • Sarah Bornstein
  • Beth Bradfish
  • Nathan Bradley
  • Gail Bumgarner
  • Christopher Burke
  • James A. Byrd, Jr.
  • Annette Champion
  • Jared Cloud
  • Joel Cornfeld
  • James & Lori Cundiff
  • Allison Blakley Davis
  • Kassie Davis
  • Mollie DeBrie
  • Maureen DeRose
  • Nicole Dessain
  • Andrew Dodge
  • Gloria & David Donaldson
  • Joseph Dondalski
  • Steven Dresner
  • Gail S. Drozd
  • Lenore Erickson
  • Jan Feldman
  • Benn Feltheimer
  • Eva Fernandez
  • Amy M. Fielek
  • Marjorie Findlay
  • Sandra Finley
  • Mary Fitzpatrick
  • Will FitzSimons
  • Judy Freeman
  • Paul A. Gilman
  • Laura A. Glick
  • Louise Anne Glomb
  • Thomas Leibig and Diane Gonzalez
  • Risa & Lloyd Graff
  • Kathy Graham
  • Jerry & Laurie Green
  • John & Helen Lucas Hackett
  • Dianne & Brian Hardy
  • David & Paula Harris
  • Jennifer Hartney
  • Sharon Hatchett
  • Janna Henning
  • Andy Carter & Diane Herrmann
  • Eric & Linda Hochstein
  • Dr. Ron & Karen Horning
  • Christopher and Patricia Horsch
  • James and Margaret Kenny
  • Dhevi Kandasamy
  • Rick Kasten
  • Neil Kawashima
  • William Kelly
  • Julie Kelsey
  • Edward Kling
  • John Lafferty
  • Judi Lapinsohn
  • Carol Lauder
  • Della Leavitt
  • Chandra Littooy Wilensky
  • Mark Manerik
  • Mary Ann Mann
  • Tracy Maple Hayhurst
  • Caitlin Kelly Marcoux
  • Sarah Matheson & Robert Lowe
  • Harlene & Tom Matyas
  • Suzy McNamara
  • Marcelle McVay
  • Dorri McWhorter
  • Kathy & Thomas Moore
  • Elvia M. Moreno
  • Jill and Michael Morowitz
  • Susan Murphy
  • Heather Nornes
  • Martha Paschke
  • Larry Pitts
  • Melissa Porter
  • Rich Porter
  • Brian Ralston
  • Francois Ramette
  • Jean & Bill Robinson
  • Daniel Romano
  • Megan Salettel
  • John Scanlon
  • Rich Schaefer
  • Nancy Seever Hunter
  • Joseph Senese
  • Priya Shah
  • Ron Sitrick
  • Casey Mark Smagala
  • Michael Sorrow
  • Jerry Stefl
  • Phil D Stiles
  • Danny Sugimoto & Sondra Summers
  • Kristin Sutton
  • Nick Talwar
  • Mike Tanimura
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Employee Engagement Fund
  • Robert & Susan Turner
  • Luis Valadez
  • John Vazquez
  • Joseph Walsh
  • Joanna Weiss
  • Stephen Whited
  • Jake Wisby
  • Kurt Wittenberg
  • Ruth Yates
  • Gail Zelitzky
  • Janet Zielke

Up to $99

  • Emily Adams
  • Saira Ahmed
  • Brenda Allen
  • Allstate Foundation
  • Michael Alpern
  • John Alviti
  • Charlie Anderson
  • Patti Anderson
  • Patricia Andrews-Keenan
  • Arthur & Laura Baden
  • Brian Bai
  • Megan Barry
  • Alvin & Marianne Bass
  • Adam Bell
  • Adrian Bell
  • Thomas Belton
  • Robert Bertog
  • Shane Blackburn
  • Susan Blackman
  • John Blount
  • Bridget Bredemann
  • Arlene Brennan
  • Laura Broccolo
  • Terry B Broccolo
  • Michael J Brocious
  • Allison Burke
  • Michele Burton
  • Andy Carpenter
  • Laura M Collins
  • Hannah Cushing
  • Linda DeGuzman
  • Janice Delaney
  • Julia DeRose
  • Alan Devey
  • Julian Dibbell
  • Jake Dolan
  • Patrick Dolan
  • Christopher Doloughty
  • Laura Dribin
  • Mark Dunn
  • David Dunning
  • Rania El-Sorrogy
  • Eric Engdahl & Kay Burnett
  • Sam Fazzini
  • Erin Fitzgerald
  • Hugh Jackson Floyd
  • Jonathan Franklin
  • Alexandra Fraser
  • Alexa Gallagher
  • Kathy Gallo
  • Napoleon Gladney
  • Ivette Gonzalez
  • Mario Guagliardo
  • Janna Hairston
  • Mouath Halabia
  • Paul Hannah
  • Bennett Hansen
  • Emily M Hayes
  • Branda DeAnne Henry
  • Colin Henry
  • Kyle Henry
  • Daniel & Ann Herrick
  • Catherine Holt
  • Tyler Horstman
  • Annie Houston
  • Alexandra Hunt
  • iGive.com
  • Nathan Ignoffo
  • Kurt Jackson
  • Ginger Jackson-Gleich
  • Megan Johns
  • Patrick Kasten
  • Jody Katz-Spilberg
  • Casey Kenny
  • Sherry Kent
  • Andrew Komnick
  • Thomas Kono
  • Barbara Krantz
  • Paige Kuklenski
  • Nikki Labaschin
  • Mary Lauder
  • Loren Leeberg
  • Hillary Paige Lewis
  • Mackenzie Sean Logan
  • Luke Lopatka
  • Vivian Loseth
  • Alice Magelssen-Green
  • Olivia Mahler-Haug
  • Christopher Marcheschi
  • Beth Marinelli
  • Katie Maunsell
  • Greg Mazza
  • Carol A McCarthy
  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Neal McCarthy
  • Kyle McCrudden
  • Michael McDevitt
  • Dan N McMahon
  • Daniel Meyer
  • Maria Miranda
  • Daniel Moynihan
  • Erin Eileen Mueller
  • Neal Jay Nathan
  • Susan Nathan
  • Wendy Negron
  • Kelly Nespor
  • Andrew Nigh
  • Linda Nigh
  • Lindsey Nordmark
  • Amy Ogden
  • Taskeen & Noel
  • Steve & Cherilynn Panko
  • Lynn D Patinkin
  • Jimmy R Paul
  • Quinn Pelletier
  • Brendan Perlin
  • Larry Phillips, Jr
  • Kendra Purscell
  • Kate Pusateri
  • Jordan Pyle
  • James R Quinn
  • Alexandra Ramirez
  • Toni Riccardi
  • Ryan Ring
  • J. Rivera
  • Sarah & Matthew Robinson
  • Mary Rossi
  • Abe Rotbart
  • Daniel J Ryan
  • Megan Ryan
  • Maria Santana
  • John Saracco
  • Alison Schaffeld
  • Erin Sells
  • Dixie R Sexton
  • Zakariyah Shah
  • Kali Sluyter
  • Amazon Smile
  • Kate Smith
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Daniel Spence
  • Samuel Jacob Spitz
  • Jaimie Steinher
  • Rachel Stillman
  • Maureen Stimming
  • Akos Straub
  • Michael & Emily Sugimoto
  • Mary Beth Talhami
  • Michael B Tamillo
  • Rhona Taylor
  • Lawrence J Thalmann, IV
  • Lyric Thompson
  • Patricia Tuchman
  • Paul Tucker
  • David Tunney
  • Mimi Upp
  • Jan Valukas
  • Blase Viti lll
  • Kristine Viti
  • Susan Kaye Viti
  • Anna Maria Viti-Welch
  • Anthony R. Weinberg
  • Kristina White
  • Drakia Wilkins
  • Katie Wittenberg
  • Michael Wojkowski
  • Ann Duncan Yonan
  • James Yonan
  • Stephanie Young
  • Mandy Zaransky
  • Will Zeiler

Tributes

  • Christopher Doloughty in celebration of The Comedic Dealings of Patrick Thomas
  • Michael & Emily Sugimoto in celebration of The Sugi-Summers’ Christmas
  • John Alviti in honor of Matt Dsouza
  • Adam Bell in honor of Morgan Bell
  • Laura Dribin in honor of Donald Trump
  • Napoleon Gladney in honor of Lauren Haughtie Gillis
  • Jerry and Laurie Green in honor of Michelle Green Arnson
  • Mackenzie Sean Logan in honor of Merilynn Rill
  • Kelly Nespor in honor of Elsie Nespor, educator & mom
  • Martha Paschke in honor of Mrs. Nancy Krasinski
  • Abe Rotbart, 8023686 in honor of Josh Nathan
  • Kay Burnett and Eric Engdahl in memory of Stephanie Sugars
  • Judy Freeman in memory of Shirley Freeman
  • Judi Lapinsohn in memory of Shirley Skolnick
  • Louanne Smolin in memory of Scott Sikkema’s Beloved Brother

Plan a CAPE Field Trip

Want to learn more about our partnerships and the impact they have on students, schools, and communities? Attend the CAPE Field Trip, a one-hour info session at our office in the Loop!