List of Supporters

We are grateful for these generous gifts that make our work possible.

This listing recognizes contributions made between 9/1/21 – 8/31/22.

Click here to see a list of supporters who have made contributions in honor or memory of a friend or loved one.
*Denotes a Storycatchers Board Member.
**Denotes a Storycatchers Emeritus Board Member.
***Denotes a Storycatchers Emeritus Board Member. (deceased)

If an entry is incorrect or we have inadvertently omitted anyone, please email Rachel.

Institutional Supporters

$100,000 – $1,000,000
Anonymous (1)
Caerus Foundation

$50,000 – $99,000
Crown Family Philanthropies
MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince
National Endowment for the Arts
Reva and David Logan Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999
Albert Pick, Jr. Fund
Innovation 80
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Mark Morton Memorial Fund
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999
Anonymous (1)
Allstate Insurance Company
Antares Capital LP
Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development
Chicago Beyond
Frechette Family Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Illinois Criminal Justice Info Authority
Illinois Humanities Council
Leo S Guthman Fund
Luther I. Replogle Foundation
Michael Reese Health Trust
Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc

$5,000 – $9,999
Chicago Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Farny R Wurlitzer Foundation Fund
Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation

$1000 – $4999
Altar’d State
Benevolence Committee of Christ Church
BKD Foundation
Church Women United in Illinois
Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation

$500 – $999
Assured Guaranty
Chicago Creative Group
Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation

$100 – $499
Alliance Bernstein
Bright Funds
Judy Family Foundation
UUAC at First Parish in Sherborn

$1 – $99
Amazon.Smile
Shy City House
McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Individual Supporters

$50,000 – $1,000,000
Lael Johnson***

$25,000 – $49,999
Iris Witkowsky**

$10,000 – $24,999
Andrew & Amy Bluhm
Jason & Andi Ingram
Yvonne Lange* & Ted Steck

W. Keren Vishny

$5,000 – $9,999
Leslie Buchbinder
Jason & Andi Ingram
Walter Stearns & Eugene Dizon
Stephanie Sweitzer*

Individual Supporters (cont.)

$1,000 – $4,999
Anonymous (1)
Marty Behn* & Diana Paserba
Adrian Bennett
John Blazek
Ron & Barbara* Blumenthal
Alyssa Cox* & Aubrey Louw
Steven & Mary Cox
David & Constance Davidson
Dan & Elsa Distelhorst
Zachary & Stephanie Duloc
Kendra J. Freeman*
Ethel & Bill Gofen
Carla Goldstein*
Dr. Paula Gorlitz
Lynn Hauser & Karl Wuesthoff
Robert & Jane Janicki
Eugenie Johnson
Linda Kenny
Melissa Kronthal and Aaron Salsbury
Gerald E. Lewis*
Jim & Mary McShane
Janet Myers*
James Pellegrino & Susan Goldman
Jan Petry
Rhoda Reeling*
Nancy Robinson
Regina Rogers
Patrick & Kim Ronan
Tamara Schiller & Charles Hoffman
Pamela Sheffield
David Sowinski*
Robert & Mary Sowinski
Susan Weiss & Dean Grosshandler

$500 – $999
Anonymous via TisBest
Michael & Helen Arkes
Peter & Lucy Ascoli
David Joseph Berger
Norman & Virginia Bobins
Rebecca Campoverde
Tom & Judy Crofut
Julie Danis
Lynn Donaldson & Cameron Avery
Phillip & Marsha Dowd
Stephen & Deidra Gold
Lee Hamilton
Nathan Joshi
Alvina Kiley
Neal & Kathleen Kulick
Robert Lehman & Curtis Cassel
Jay & Robin Lewis
Angella Macdonald
Noah Malmed
Bruce McInnes & Christiana Dittmann
Jossy Nebenzahl
John & Myrna Petlicki
Priya Shah & Rajeev Arora
Elizabeth Sonnenschein
Michael and Jane Strauss
Mary Ann Tuft
Patricia Zeglen

$100 – $499
​Anonymous (4)
Anonymous via Facebook
Jacqueline Ackerman
Michael Ahern & Karen Coppa
Paul & Mary Anderson
Susan & Stephen Baird
Steve Baron
Marysue Barrett
Ed Barrish & Sharon Schneider
Stephen & Sherry Barrish
Eloise Barron
Nancy Bentley
Bruce & Susan Berger
George & Karen Bergstrom
Joan & Hank Bliss
James Block & Ruth Fuerst
Richard Block & Marcia Horan
Erin Bloomquist
Michael Braun
Ann Brody
Carol Brook & Thomas Corfman
Edmund* & Dori Buck
Justice Anne M. Burke
Terrence Burrell
Eric & Amy Celauro

Individual Supporters (cont.)

$100 – $499 (cont.)
Caryn Chaden
Paul Chapman
Patricia Cleveland
Natalie Cone
Mary Kay Conley
Tory Davidson
Sally Dempsey
Frank DePalma
Brittany Duncan
Randy & Carol Emer
Lilly Eng
Susan Ettelson
Pamela Evason
Clifton L. & Judith Wallis Fenton
Adrian Foster
Marjorie Freed
Recia Frenn
Cathy & Harvey Friedman
Freda Friedman
Andrew & Amy Gelman
Robert & Inna Feldman Gerber
Mark Gewirtz
Nancy Gidwitz
Debra L. Gittler
Susan Gourley
Susan Grosch
Dale & Mary Ann Guenther
Greg & Jess Guenther
Mary E. Hafertepe
Kelly Hallberg
Dennis & Kim Hayes
Jill Heppenheimer
Katie Hill
John Hirsch
Kevin & Jan Holl&
Cliff & Sharon Holl&er
Rena Honorow
John & Molly Hope
Stuart & Marcia Hruska
Mary Hungerford
Dawn Irwin
Steven Isaacson
James Jensen
Carol Johnson
Kathryn Johnson
Michael & Marion Johnson
Rodney Johnson
Pamela Kaul Gresty
Neil & Diana Hunt King
Alec Lawler
Max D Leifer
Ken & Jean Lesser
Marliss Levin Gilbert Levy
Bonnie Litt
Jeannie Lukow
Eric & Robin Maddix
Anna Mangahas
Chris & Linda Marder
Nancy McDaniel
Laurie McMichael
Puja Mehrotra
Vithika & Virendra Mehrotra
Allan & Linda Mellis
Ronald Muhammad
Luigi Mumford
Melinda Tippet Munson
Sally Myers
Robert & Phyllis Smith Nickel
Jane Nollman
Peter Notier
Paul & Joyce O’Connor
Michael Bruce & Sally Odland
Katherine Ortega
Leonard & Eileen Palevsky
Elisabeth Payne
Robert & Caryle Perlman
Paulette Petretti
Jerry Peven
Matthew & Sarah Aucutt Pickering
Lavanya Pokala
Prashanti Pokala
Dennis Pomerleau
Charlene Posner
Kristen Rinaker
Kent & Deborah Rinehart
Joseph Rulli
Carol S. Sadow
Jay Safier
Pia Sawhney
Karen Schneider
Michael & Mary Schoenfeld
Alice Schreyer
Roche Schulfer & Mary Beth Fisher

Individual Supporters (cont.)

$100 – $499 (cont.)
Richard Scott & James Boggess
Judith Sensibar
Donald & Barbara Sered-Zabelin
Kim Shambrook
Myron & Beverly Shapiro
Megan Shuchman
Michael & Karen Siemer
Louise K. Smith
Mel & Maxine Solomon
Donald Sprague & Ray Grant
Julie Stapel
Mary Clare Starshak
Susan Stein
Jeffrey Stern
Lisbeth Stiffel
Houston & Diana A. Stokes
Bradley Charles Stolbach & Ellen Griffin
Jonathan Stutz & Jean Clarkson
Lucy Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan & Patricia Brew
Michael & Dorothea Tobin
Jacqueline Ulrich
Beth Vinkler
Steve & Helene Walsey
Melissa Washington
David Waxman & Karen Muchin
Daniel & Julia Wheeler
Gregg Wolper
Larry & Susan Fisher Yellen

$1 – $99
Jen Allman
Matt Athanasiou
Melissa Auer & Patrick McGleam
Carole K. Bellows
MJ Black
N.J. Blumenstein
Jerome Braun
Janice Caruso
Michael & Mary Combs
Timothy & Rachel Combs
Emily Daigle
Tanner Davis
Maria Dimond
Lou & Joan Dolce
Michael Eberlein
Howard Ellison
Lou Gatti
Sharon Gilmore
Lee Glazer
Amanda Gray
Jerrell L Henderson
Caleb Herod
Mike Heyl & Roger DeLaurier
Fernanda Hopkins
Jersen Islan
Sarah Judd
Ianna Kachoris
Janice Brand Kaylor
Maxine Kesten
Lauren K. Krause
Maggie Lawler
Sara Lawler
Donald & Gloria LeBoyer
Beverlee Leitz
John Leonard
Abby Lorber
John Luisi
Harry & Marcia Lyons
Danielle Maihofer
Linda Maraldo
Cory Muldoon
James & Mary Jo Nathan
Cliff & Diane Niersbach
Gretchen Prem
Claudia Howard Queen
Wilfredo Ramos
Barbara Rocah
Rachel Roesslein
Matthew Roth
Dr Virginia Saft MD
Tina Scarpello
Louis Schultz
Becca Schwartz
David Silver
Elizabeth Sivak
Martha Spalding
Robert & Patricia Sweitzer
Isabelle Tamburro
Kathryn Thill
Francis Wagner
Elaine Waxman
Jim & Cara Chenfeld Wilbat
Alan Wolf & Margot Weinberg
Michael Yellen & Audrey Pam
Jane Zitomer
Jennifer Zoberman


Tributes

The following donors made contributions in honor or memory of a friend or loved one between 9/1/2022 – 8/31/2022.

If an entry is incorrect or we have inadvertently omitted anyone, please email Rachel.

In Honor of Alexa Frenn & Ben deLong Wedding

Tanner Davis
Pamela Evason
Recia Frenn
Lynn Hauser & Karl Wuesthoff

In Honor of Andrew & Amy Bluhm

Linda Kenny

In Honor of Barbara Blumenthal

Paul Chapman
Rena Honorow

In Honor of Carla Goldstein

Steve Baron
Bonnie Litt

In Honor of Cheri Coons

Dennis Pomerleau

In Honor of Dr. Eric Nolan, MD & Mike Finan

Angella Macdonald

In Honor of Edmund Buck

Debra L. Gittler

In Honor of Eugenie Johnson

Maggie Lawler

In Honor of Howard & Lilly Eng

Ron & Barbara Blumenthal

In Honor of Iris Witkowsky

Andrew and Amy Gelman
Ethel & Bill Gofen
Neil & Diana Hunt King
Kathryn Johnson
Alice Schreyer
Pamela Sheffield
Elizabeth Sonnenschein
Susan Stein
Larry & Susan Fisher Yellen

In Honor of Janet Myers

Adrian Bennett
Danielle Maihofer
Sally Myers

In Honor of John Lawler

Maggie Lawler

In Honor of Kendra Freeman

Marysue Barrett

In Honor of Meade Palidofsky

Anonymous
Janet Myers

In Honor of Rhoda Reeling

N.J. Blumenstein
Mary Kay Conley

In Honor of Ron & Barbara Blumenthal

Curtis Cassel & Robert Lehman
Cathy & Harvey Friedman

In Honor of Rose & Easton Perkal’s Birthday

Amanda Gray
Abby Lorber

In Honor of Stan Barrish

Bruce & Susan Berger
John & Molly Hope
Stuart & Marcia Hruska
Neal & Kathleen Kulick
Melinda Tippet Munson
Steve & Helene Walsey

In Honor of Stephanie Duloc

Melissa Kronthal & Aaron Salsbury

In Honor of The Chris & Linda Marder Family

Chris & Linda Marder

In Honor of Yvonne Lange

Cliff & Sharon Hollander
Robert & Caryle Perlman

In Memory of Carol Jackson

Marty Behn & Diane Paserba

In Memory of Jerry Braun

Michael Yellen & Audrey Pam

In Memory of Joy & Paul Ransdell

Beth Vinkler

In Memory Of Lael Johnson

Jill Heppenheimer
Rodney Johnson
Alec Lawler
Jan Petry

In Memory of John Mouflouzelis, Jay Kirby, Hernan Llerena, and Richard Heidkamp

Donald Sprague & Ray Grant

In Memory of Richard Coons

Elizabeth Sivak