List of Supporters

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

This listing recognizes contributions made between 9/1/20 – 8/31/21.

 

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.

If an entry is incorrect, please email Rachel.

Institutional Supporters

$50,000 – $100,000
Anonymous (1)
Caerus Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Reva and David Logan Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999
Albert Pick, Jr. Fund
Allstate Insurance Company
Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development at the Chicago Community Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Innovation 80
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999
Alphawood Foundation
Anonymous (1)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Chicago Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Foundation
Leo S Guthman Fund
Luther I. Replogle Foundation
Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc
Walter E. Heller Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999
Benevity Community Impact Fund
BMO Harris
Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust

$1,000 – $4,999
Benevolence Committee of Christ Church
DuPage Community Foundation
Gofen and Glossberg, LLC
Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
The Philanthropy Lab

$500 – $999
Theatre L`Acadie

$250 – $449
Judy Family Foundation

$100 – $249
Alliance Bernstein
American Writers Museum
Bright Funds

$1 – $99
Amazon.Smile
Crow Island School
IBM Employee Services Center

Individual Supporters

$100,000 +
Lael Johnson*

$25,000 – $99,999
Leslie Buchbinder
Iris Witkowsky*

$10,000 – $24,999
Anonymous Via Fidelity Charitable
Andrew and Amy Bluhm
W. Keren Vishny

$5,000 – $9,999
Anonymous via Benevity
Jason and Andi Ingram
Yvonne Lange* and Ted Steck
Jan Petry
Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon
Stephanie Sweitzer*

$1,000 – $4,999
Stan Barrish* and Claire Odland
Marty Behn* and Diana Paserba
Ron and Barbara* Blumenthal
Eric* and Amy Celauro
Church Women United in Illinois
Alyssa Cox* and Aubrey Louw
David and Constance Davidson
Dan and Elsa Distelhorst
Phillip and Marsha Dowd
Zachary and Stephanie Duloc
Kendra J. Freeman*
Ira Glass
Carla Goldstein*
Susan Weiss and Dean Grosshandler
Victor Katz and Melissa Crow
Melissa Kronthal and Aaron Salsbury
Neal and Kathleen Kulick
Richard and Patricia Lewis
Andrew Markey
Janet Myers*
William and Penny Obenshain
Rhoda Reeling*
Paul Rich
Nancy Robinson
Tamara Schiller and Charles Hoffman
Pamela Sheffield
David Sowinski*
Robert and Mary Sowinski
Carol S. Sadow
Cathy Williams*
Anne Witkowsky and John Barker
Patricia Zeglen

$500 – $999
Paul and Mary Anderson
David Joseph Berger
Norman and Virginia Bobins
Joan Callahan
Rebecca Campoverde
Robbin Carroll
Michael and Mary Combs
Mary Kay Conley
Julie Danis
Clifton L. and Judith Wallis Fenton
Matthew and Molly Galo
Stephen and Deidra Gold
Lee Hamilton
Cara Beth Heath
Patrick Johnson and Jennifer Payne

Individual Supporters (cont.)

$500 – $999 (cont.)
Linda Kenny
Robert Lehman and Curtis Cassel
Gerald E. Lewis*
Jay and Robin Lewis
Bruce McInnes and Christiana Dittmann
Laurie McRobbie
Mary A. Mills
Jossy Nebenzahl
Leonard and Eileen Palevsky
James Pellegrino and Susan Goldman
Joy Rasin
Regina Rogers
Thomas and Victoria Samuels
Swati Saxena
Barry and Andrea Sidorow
Merrill Smith
Lisbeth Stiffel
Michael and Jane Strauss
Augusta Read Thomas
Steve and Helene Walsey
Kathryn Witkowsky

$250 – $499
​Anonymous (1)
Michael Ahern and Karen Coppa
Anonymous via Facebook
Alfred Artis
Steve Baron
Ed Barrish and Sharon Schneider
Susan Bass Noel
Ronald and Queta Bauer
Bruce and Susan Berger
Greg Block and Karen Hoffman
James Block and Ruth Fuerst
Andrew Bosco
Ann Brody
Carol Brook and Thomas Corfman
Ken and Margie Broun
Mark Chapman
David Cohen
Elise Cohen
Marissa Comstock
​Judy Cottle
Maria Dimond
Fred J Fechheimer and Roberta Patt
First Congregational Church Congregation
Cathy and Harvey Friedman
Nancy Gidwitz
Sharon Gilmore
Dale and Mary Ann Guenther
Kelly Hallberg
Ron and Carol Hecht
Katie Hill
Rena Honorow
Dawn Irwin
Carol Johnson
Arnold and Carol Kanter
Alvina Kiley
Fred and Leslie Knight
Michael and Jacqueline Lewis
Allan and Melissa Malmed
Chris and Linda Marder
David Milligan
Andrew Morton
Emily Moss
Mary Ellen Munley
Melinda Tippet Munson
Jane Nollman
Michael Bruce and Sally Odland
Mary A. Olson and Mary L. Mittler
Chuck and Beth Palid
Robert and Caryle Perlman
John and Myrna Petlicki
Paulette Petretti
Arthur and Anita Polott
Allison Powers
Linda Randall
Kristen Rinaker
Jon Samuels
Pia Sawhney
Michael and Rhoda Schlesinger
Alice Schreyer
Roche Schulfer and Mary Beth Fisher
Ashwin Shah
Kim Shambrook
Gabrielle Sigel and Howard Epstein
Mel and Maxine Solomon
Barry and Barb Spevack
Julie Stapel
Frank and Andi Steinberg
Nancy Stevenson
Houston and Diana A. Stokes
Jonathan Stutz and Jean Clarkson
Michael and Dorothea Tobin
Mary Ann Tuft
Daniel and Julia Wheeler
PM Woan Family
Robin Wold
Karen Zupko

$100 – $249
Anonymous (1)
Garvin and Toya Ambrose
Mim Ari
Mark Ballard
Stephen and Sherry Barrish
Eloise Barron
Erin Behn
Michael Bennish
Nancy Bentley
Sarah Berghorst
George and Karen Bergstrom
Clara Blattler
Joan and Hank Bliss
Richard Block and Marcia Horan
Carolyn Booth
Jerome Braun
Michael Braun
Cynthia Bridges
Julie Brown
Carol Brusslan
Michael D. Byrd
Allan and Gina Carter
Patrice Ceisel
Caryn Chaden
Virginia Chang
Ryan and Danielle Chapman
Darlene Chappell
Patricia Cleveland
Dave and Pam Clinefelter
Sophie Cohen
Greg and Kathleen Combs
Natalie Cone
Susann Craig
Tom and Judy Crofut
Carolyn Culberg
Emily Daigle

 

Individual Supporters (cont.)

$100 – $249 (cont.)
Tory Davidson
Judith Davis
Sally Dempsey
Frank DePalma
Mary Derian
David and Susan Diamond
Veronica Dillon
Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery
Shirley Dozier
Janet Fisher
Joe and Margaret Flanagan
Adrian Foster
William Frankel
Marjorie Freed
Freda Friedman
Anne Frost
Alexandra Gayowski
Andrew and Amy Gelman
Mark Gewirtz
Margaret Glaser
Lee Glazer
Helene Gordon
Dawn Goulet
Susan Gourley
William and Joan Graburn
Daniel and Katie Guenther
Mary E. Hafertepe
Brian Hamer
Gary and Carol Hart
Brian Heiser
Jordan Henry
Jill Heppenheimer
Mike Heyl and Roger DeLaurier
Adrienne Hiegel
John Hirsch
Ruth Hoenick
Kevin and Jan Holland
Cliff and Sharon Hollander
John and Molly Hope
Christopher Howland
Stuart and Marcia Hruska
Mary Hungerford
Steven Isaacson
James Jensen
Scott and Susan Johnson
James Earl Jones II
Chris and Sara Julsrud
Ianna Kachoris
Debra Kerr
Neil and Diana Hunt King
Carl Kutsmode
Andree Laganiere
Ines Lagos
Miriam Lazar
Donald and Gloria LeBoyer
Laura Ledford
Alan Leichtma
Max D Leifer
John Leonard
Ken and Jean Lesser
Marliss Levin and Gilbert Levy
Stuart and Susan Levin
Sally Levine
Richard and Sharon Linden
Eva Liu
Alma Lizcano
Harry and Marcia Lyons
Anna Mangahas
Melissa McCarter
Nancy McDaniel
Andraya McGregor
Ellen McKnight and Jeff Schumacher
Jim and Mary McShan
Vithika and Virendra Mehrotra
Allan and Linda Mellis
Amber Miller
Abhilash Mishra
Morgan Monte
Mark and Carol Anne Muller
Luigi Mumford
Eric Nelson
Kyle Nelson
Christine Ng
Nancy J Nickel
Robert and Phyllis Smith Nickel
Elizabeth Nystedt
Paul and Joyce O’Connor
Katherine Ortega
Meade Palidofsky and Alan Neff
Susie Peck-Stone
Eva Petersen
Jerry Peven
Marina C. Phelps
Matthew and Sarah Aucutt Pickering
Janice Pohl
Merril Prager and John Levine
Badonna Reingold
Meredith Riccio
Kent and Deborah Rinehart
Andre Beau River
Barbara Rocah
James and Elizabeth Roghair
Mary Kathleen Rundell
Jay Safier
Karen Schneider
Ethan Schondorf
Judith Sensibar
Donald and Barbara Sered-Zabelin
Priya Shah and Rajeev Arora
Myron and Beverly Shapiro
Megan Shuchman
John and Lisa Sicilian
David Silver
Dolores Smith
Daniel Sobel and Kira Wigoda
Donald Sprague and Ray Grant
Katherine M. Stelletello
Joseph Stewart
Wayne Stiles and Bess Williamson
Bradley Charles Stolbach and Ellen Griffin
Lucy Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan and Patricia Brew
Sue Susman
Robert and Patricia Sweitzer
William and Tuula Tadevich
Mila Tellez
Ron and Dee Tevonian
Wade Thomson
Stan and Anne Trecker
Jacqueline Ulrich
Beth Vinkler
Bruce and Fredda Vladeck
Joan Von Leesen
Melissa Washington
Elaine Waxman
Val Weiss
John and Sue Welch
Nile Wendorf
Ahadi J. White
Gregg Wolper
John and Elaine Wray
Larry and Susan Fisher Yellen
Bobbi Zabel

Individual Supporters (cont.)

$1 – $99
Jacqueline Ackerman
Martha Ackerman
Rebecca Anderson
Jenny Austin
Victoria Bassetti
Alex Behn
Carole K. Bellows
Nancy Benkof and Paul Pletka
DeRondal Bevly
Lindsey Biggam
Jamie Birkner
Constance Blade
Joni Block
Sarah Breiter
Kenyanna Brown
Vaughn Bryant
Anna Ceraso
Leslie Chambers
Luci Choe
John Christine
Stefanie Clark
Jacob Clinkscales
Timothy and Rachel Combs
Nancy W. Cook
Cheryl Cornell
Kyle Craig
Tina Craig
Rhiannon Creal
Christine Cronin
Bev Cross
Katie Cunningham
Leslie Deckard
Jane Dewey and David Guilbert
Ginyeda Diaz
Bernadette DiCarlo
Marlene Dickinson
Nancy Doublin
James Dunn
Howard Ellison
Lilly Eng
Colleen Fahey
Amy Feder
Savannah Felix
Kristen Finnegan
Yolanda Flowers
Kathleen Foster
Lou Gatti Gatti
Michael Gelder and Mary Rita Luecke
Matt and Robin Remer Gluckman
Carol Greenwald
Theo and Stacie Haen-Darden
David Harding
Marika Holbus
Megan Hougard
Cairn Hutter
John Jay
Abisola Jegede
Daniel Jo
Connie Jordan
Pamela Kaul Gresty
Janice Brand Kaylor
Niya Kelly
Maxine Kesten
Colin Kibler
Casandra Lane
Heike Langdon
William Larkin
Kevin Lawler
Beverlee Leitz
Bob Leonard
Rachel Lessem
Teri Lopez
John Luisi
Darlene Mac Cormac
Noah Malmed
Tami Manton
Linda Maraldo
Amy Matthews
Sarah McAdams
Tina McCourt
Arlene McEntegart
Puja Mehrotra
Mary Mesch
Marilyn Mesh
Nancy Metzger
Kellie Meyer
Rachel Mock
Sharon Moore
Roger Morales
Stephanie Morgan
Marjorie Moss
Soraya Mullon
Wendy Murphy
Cliff and Diane Niersbach
Kirstin Nordhaus
Geneva Norman
Peter Notier
Jesse Palidofsky
Brianna Parry
Jason Patera
Marilyn Paul
Christine Perez
Emily Phipps
Lavanya Pokala
Michael Polisky and Ruth Brill
Charlene Posner
Andrea Prestinario
Prakriti Pushkarna
Robert Reagan
McKinley and Barbara Ross
Matthew Roth
Tricia Rownd
James Ryan
Roberta Salas
David Salmo
Michael Santomauro
Louise Schwarz
Richard Scott and James Boggess
Allison Sedey
Josh Shames
Danni Smith
Deborah S. Smith
Kia Smith
Anne Sobel
Haley Sonenthal
Martha Spalding
John St. Angelo
Abraham Steinberg
Carol Straforini
Colleen Stribling
Corey Thompson
Susan Trieschmann
Jim and Cara Chenfeld Wilbat
Kenneth Winter
John and Colette Wismer
Alan Wolf and Margot Weinberg
Alexandra Wood
Michael Yellen and Audrey Pam
Alison Young
Maureen Young
Jacqueline Zevin


Tributes

The following donors made contributions in honor or memory of a friend or loved one between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.

If an entry is incorrect, please email Rachel.

In Honor of State Rep. Kelly Cassidy

Eric Nelson

In Honor of Andrew and Amy Bluhm

Linda Kenny

In Honor of Carla Goldstein

Carol Brook

In Honor of Chad McLaughlin and John Brosnan

Andrew Bosco

In Honor of Cheri Coons

John and Myrna Petlicki

In Honor of Dee Dee de Kenessey

Haley Sonenthal

In Honor of Iris Witkowsky

Larry and Susan Fisher Yellen
Andrew and Amy Gelman
Anne Witkowsky

In Honor of Juneteenth

Leslie Deckard

In Honor of Kim Hoenick Thompson

Ruth Hoenick

In Honor of Lael Johnson

Eva Petersen

In Honor of Meade Palidofsky

Merrill Prager
Thomas and Victoria Samuels
Allan and Gina Carter

In Honor of Rhoda Reeling

Mary Kay Conley
Freda Friedman

In Honor of Ron and Barbara Blumenthal

Robert Lehman
Rena Honorow
Augusta Read Thomas
Cathy Friedman
Abraham Steinberg
Stuart and Susan Levin

In Honor of Spencer Meeks

The Philanthropy Lab

In Honor of Stan Barrish

Richard and Sharon Linden
Steve and Helene Walsey
Richard and Sharon Linden
Neal and Kathleen Kulick
Bruce and Susan Berger
Stuart and Marcia Hruska
John and Molly Hope

In Honor of Stephanie Duloc

Melissa Kronthal

In Honor of Storycatchers Staff

Ron and Barbara Blumenthal

In Honor of Tamara Drew

Maria Dimond

In Honor of the Chris and Linda Marder Family

Chris and Linda Marder

In Honor of Yvonne Lange

Cliff and Sharon Hollander
Robert and Caryle Perlman

In Memory of Arthur Kohrman

Michael Bennish

In Memory of Bonnie L. Gilmore Brown

Donald Sprague and Ray Grant

In Memory Of Gilbert Johns

Janet Fisher
Fred J Fechheimer
John and Sue Welch

In Memory Of Joseph Wildman

Donald Sprague and Ray Grant

In Memory Of Lael Johnson

James and Elizabeth Roghair
Matthew and Molly Galo
David Milligan
PM Woan Family
Mary Derian
Joe and Margaret Flanagan
Crow Island School
Jill Heppenheimer
Kathleen Foster

In Memory Of Lael Johnson (cont.)

Merrill Smith
Christine Ng
Nancy Benkof
Ron and Dee Tevonian
Mary A. Mills
Mary A. Olson
Debra Kerr
Iris Witkowsky
Jan Petry
Ken and Margie Broun

In Memory of Max Gassman

Joni Block

In Memory Of Paul Roy

Donald Sprague and Ray Grant

In Memory Of Richard Coons

Nancy J Nickel

In Memory Of Virginia Hartwig

Donald Sprague and Ray Grant