List of Supporters

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

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

$100,000 +
Anonymous (1)
Art for Justice Fund 
Chicago Beyond 

$50,000 – $99,000
Anonymous (1)
Caerus Foundation 

$25,000 – $49,999
Cook County Justice Advisory Council 
Crown Family Philanthropies 
Illinois Arts Council 
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Leo S Guthman Fund 
National Endowment for the Arts 
Northwestern University 
Philanthropy Lab
Prince Charitable Trusts 
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 
Walter E. Heller Foundation 

$10,000.00 to $24,999.00
Allstate Insurance Company 
Alphawood Foundation 
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation 
Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Foundation 
Luther I. Replogle Foundation 
Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc 

$5,000.00 to $9,999.00
Allegretti Foundation 
Chicago Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events 
Robert W. Galvin Foundation 

$1,000.00 to $4,999.00
Anonymous (1)
Alvin H. Baum Family Fund 
Antares Capital LP 
Assured Guaranty 
Benevolence Committee of Christ Church 
DuPage Community Foundation 
Gofen and Glossberg, LLC 
Pierce Family Charitable Foundation (in honor of Thomas Murray and Dee Dee Batteast)
Richard Homer Wagner Foundation 
Shook, Hardy & Bacon 
The Owens Foundation 
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago 

$500.00 to $999.00
Chicago Housing Authority 

$100.00 to $249.00
Magid Glove & Safety 
McMaster-Carr Supply Company 

$1.00 to $99.00
IBM Employee Services Center 
Meade Storycatchers Theatre 
Walker & Dunlop LLC 

Individual Supporters

This list recognizes individual contributions from 9/1/18-8/31/19.

$100,000 +
Lael Johnson*
Iris Witkowsky*

$25,000 – $50,000
Stan Barrish* and Claire Odland

$10,000 – $24,999
Andrew and Amy Bluhm
Leslie Buchbinder
Stephen Henderson and James La Force (in honor of Cheryl Coons)
Robert and Patricia Lane
W. Keren Vishny

$5,000 – $9,999
Eugene Dizon and Walter Stearns
Dean Grosshandler and Susan Weiss
Yvonne Lange* and Ted Steck
Jan Petry

$1,000 – $4,999
Anonymous (1)
Connie Barkley
Marty Behn* and Diane Paserba
Ron and Barbara Blumenthal*
Kellie Butler
Eric Celauro*
Mary Kay Conley (in honor of Rhoda Reeling)
Phillip and Marsha Dowd
Zachary and Stephanie Duloc
Kendra J. Freeman
Robert and Inna Feldman Gerber
Ira Glass
Carla Goldstein*
Lee Hamilton
Eugenie Johnson
Tom Kehoe
Roger and Alvina Kiley
Jennifer Kloud
Melissa Kronthal and Aaron Salsbury
Neal and Kathleen Kulick (in honor of Stan Barrish)
Robert Lehman and Curtis Cassel
Jay and Robin Lewis
Richard and Patricia Lewis
Randi, Stephen, Barry and Judd Malkin
William and Penny Obenshain
John and Myrna Petlicki
Linda Randall
Rhoda Reeling*
Nancy Robinson
Patrick and Kim Ronan
Tamara Schiller and Charles Hoffman
Pam Sheffield
Gabrielle Sigel and Howard Epstein
David Sowinski*
Michael and Jane Strauss
Scott Strusiner
Cathy Williams*

$500 – $999
Michael Ahern and Karen Coppa
Michele Cleary Allen
Paul and Mary Anderson
Michael and Helen Arkes
Rana Baladi
Erin Behn
Richard and Lynn Bello
Norman and Virginia Bobins
Gary Feinerman
Sylvia Fergus
Jennifer Fortner (in honor of Eric Celauro)
Adrian Foster
Len Goodman
Kelly Hallberg
Erin Hastings
Rena Honorow
Fred and Leslie Knight
Carl Kutsmode
Theodore and Wendy Lawrence
Allan and Melissa Malmed
Andrew Markey
Sharon Markman
David and Sandra Matteson
Bruce McInnes and Christiana Dittmann
Mary A. Mills
Sue Murphy
Ted Oppenheimer
Leonard and Eileen Palevsky
Jim Pellegrino and Susan Goldman
Paul Rich
David and Judith Sensibar
Donald and Barbara Sered-Zabelin
Robert and Mary Sowinski
Neal and Debra Gaebler- Spira
Eugene and Jean Stark
Lisbeth Stiffel
Houston and Diana A. Stokes
Jonathan Stutz and Jean Clarkson
Casey and Sara Thiel
Mary Ann Tuft
Peggy Wagener
Tyler and Karen Zachem


Individual Supporters (cont.)

 $250 – $499

Anonymous (1)
Tina Barr
Eloise Barron
Bob and Mary Borden
Justice Anne M. Burke
Tait Chamberlain
Merle Cherney
Amy Close
Bill and Judy Cottle
Terri and Alfy D’Ancona
Julie Danis
Constance Davidson
Edith De Mar (in honor of Carol S. Sadow)
Steven DeGraff
Veronica Dillon
Stephen and Lois Eisen
Lilly Eng
Susan Ettelson
Kyler Ferguson
Paul and Mary Fleming
Shayle and Deanna Fox
David Friedland
Andrew and Amy Gelman
Mark Gewirtz
Nancy Gidwitz
Sharon Gilmore
Debra L. Gittler
James Gordon
Richard and Mary L. Gray
Jill Howe (in memory of Tom Wolferman)
Patrick Johnson and Jennifer Payne
Anne Kaplan
Margaret Keen and Garrett Gawne
Anne Kern
Neil and Diana Hunt King
Colleen Knupp
Nils Larsen
Michael and Diana Levy
Eva Liu
Nancy Maldonado
Chris and Linda Marder
Allan and Linda Mellis
Lewis Meltzer
Erica Meyer
Myrtis Meyer
Catherine J. Moynihan
Ronald Muhammad
James and Mindy Munson
Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl
Lucas Neff and Caitlin Stasey
David and Alissa Nietfeldt
Michael, Katie, and Sam Nigro
Susan Bass Noel
Jane Nollman
Uzma Noormohamed and Nosherwan Yasin
Judy Orbach and Larry Schoeneman
Meade Palidofsky and Alan Neff
Lynn Pascal
Paulette Petretti
Marina C. Phelps
Kristen Rinaker
Esther Saks
Pia Sawhney
Alice Schreyer
Ira Schulman
Myron and Beverly Shapiro
Howard and Roberta Siegel
Scott Siegel
Mel and Maxine Solomon
Jennifer Stanley
Frank and Andrea Steinberg
Wayne Stiles and Bess Williamson
Andrew Swanlund
Michael and Dorothea Tobin
Jacqueline Ulrich
Steve and Helene Walsey
Nancy Watrous
Edward and Dia Weil
Julia Wheeler
Ahadi J. White
Paul Wierbicki
Bobbi Zabel





Individual Supporters (cont.)

$100 – $249
Anonymous (2)
Jacqueline Ackerman 
Garvin and Toya Ambrose (in honor of Eric Celauro)
Rajeev Arora and Priya Shah
Susan and Stephen Baird 
Stan Barrish* (in memory of Gina Pugliese)
Stephen and Sherry Barrish 
Nancy Bentley 
Bruce and Susan Berger 
Richard Block and Marcia Horan
Michele Boal
Michael and Nancy Braun 
Joseph and Cathy Bremer 
Ann Brody
Carol Brook and Thomas Corfman
Julie Brown 
Carol Brusslan, Sally Levin, and Margie Stone
Edmund* and Dori Buck 
Barry Bursak and Maria Sigman
Arlene Byster
Allan Carter 
Sally Casper 
Virginia Chang 
Sandy Chapman 
Janene Clark
Patricia Cleveland
David Cohen 
JP Cole
Natalie Cone 
Schlomo Crandus
Laurence and MJ Daitch
Sally Dempsey 
Jane Dewey and David Guilbert
Elsa Distelhorst 
Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery
A. Carla Drije 
Randy and Carol Emer 
Fred Fechheimer
Duncan and Linda Ferguson 
Conrad and Sonja Hammer Fischer
Christopher Foreman
Jonathan Foster
Mary L. Fox
Marjorie Freed 
Cathy Friedman 
Freda Friedman
Gary Frisch
Anne Frost
Anna Gassman-Pines, David Halpern, Isabel, and Theo
Melvin and Patti Gerbie 
Margaret Glaser 
Susan Gourley 
William and Joan Graburn 
Jeff and Beth Grafstein
Jennifer Greco
Daniel and Katie Guenther 
Mary E. Hafertepe 
Dennis and Kim Hayes 
Ron and Carol Hecht 
Brian Heiser 
Katherine Hielscher
James and Lois Hobart 
Kevin and Jan Holland 
Laura Holtz
John and Molly Hope 
Stuart and Marcia Hruska 
Christopher Hull
Janice Humphrey 
Noelle Hunken
Dawn Irwin 
James Jensen 
Gilbert Johns 
Kathryn Johnson
Michael and Marion Johnson 
Colleen Karr 
Lisa Kenner 
Elizabeth Kogen
Lauren K. Krause 
Robert Krolik 
Kathleen Kumer
Sharon Kuzmenko
John and Inga Lawler 
Miriam Lazar 
Max D Leifer 
Kristin Lems
Ken and Jean Lesser 
Marliss Levin and Gilbert Levy
Derek Lindblom 
Richard and Sharon Linden 
Kelsey Linsmeier 
Fred Long 
Robert and Susan Mack
Nancy McDaniel 
Ellen McKnight and Jeff Schumacher
Jim and Mary McShane 
Cheryl Miller
Cynthia Mogentale 
Sherri Mullins
Luigi Mumford 
Heidi Nast 
David and Kelly Navarro 
Ann Nolan
Ifeanyi Nwachukwu 
Paul and Joyce O’Connor 
Michael Bruce and Sally Odland 
Rachel Olesker
Jeff Orrell
Katherine Ortega 
Chuck and Beth Palid 
Hallie Palladino 
Lees Parkin 
Susie Peck-Stone 
Christine Perez 
Robert and Caryle Perlman (in honor of Yvonne Lange)
Eva Petersen (in honor of Lael Johnson)
Elizabeth Poduska
Cara Polk
Arthur and Anita Polott 
Charlene Posner 
Lloyd and Sherry Putter 
Carol K. Rainwater
Jay Rehak and Susan Salidor
Badonna Reingold 
Sendhil Revuluri 
Shandra Richardson 
Kent and Deborah Rinehart 
Carl Robinson and Karen Fujisawa
Barbara Rocah 
Mary Kathleen Rundell 
Carol S. Sadow 
Virginia Saft Mond 
Cecelia Samans 
Thomas and Victoria Samuels 
Glen Satten
Frank and Karen Schneider 
Roche Schulfer and Mary Beth Fisher
Joel and Madeleine Shalowitz (in honor of Jaime Mayer and Daniel Raiffe’s Wedding)
Kim Shambrook 
Gary Shiffman
Andrea Sidorow 
Louise K. Smith 
Daniel Sobel and Kira Wigoda
Susan Stein
Jeffrey Stern
Adlai and Nancy Stevenson 
Lucy Sullivan 
Patrick Sullivan and Patricia Brew
Stephanie Sweitzer 
Laura Trotter
Beth Vinkler 
Joan Von Leesen 
Susan Walczak
Roger and Judith Wallenstein (in honor of Carol S. Sadow)
Mr. and Mrs. Weil
Lisa Weis
Bernice Weissbourd 
John and Sue Welch 
Lisa Westman
Tina Wexler 
Megan Williams
Cleo Wilson 
Stephanie Wilson
Kathryn Witkowsky 
Deborah Woehlke
Sarah Wood
Patricia Zeglen 

$1 – $99
Linda Anderson
Anonymous via Wells Fargo 
Richard and Maureen Balluff 
Steve Baron 
Samantha Beach 
Cindy Benes
Brian and Ruby Berryman 
MJ Black 
David Blatt 
James Block and Ruth Fuerst
David and Linda Blumberg 
Sanford Bredine 
Cynthia Bridges 
Mary Burke-Peterson 
Merita Bushi 
Laurie Cahill
Cynthia Cata
Ryan and Danielle Chapman 
Kylie Cherco 
John Christine (In Honor of Elizabeth Livingood McGuire)
Michael and Mary Combs 
Timothy and Rachel Combs 
Cecilia Connolly (in memory of Tom Wolferman)
Helene Connolly 
David and Susan Diamond
Bethany Dockins 
Betty Eaton 
Julie Eldring 
Christina Elias 
Howard Ellison 
Janet Fisher 
Daria Fogan 
Lou Gatti 
Neha Gill 
Thomas Giller 
Margaret Higgins
Kate Huff
Seanra Kalil
Janice Brand Kaylor 
Emily Keating 
Jennifer Keller
Rachel Kozina
Donald and Gloria LeBoyer 
Jay Leonard 
For You Liquidations
Kristin Lolli
Mary Lostarakos
John Luisi 
Jeannie Lukow 
Harry and Marcia Lyons 
Jill Maidenberg
Linda Maraldo 
Marie McCullough 
Leslie McGranahan
Kathy McRae 
Betty Lou Merkle
Nancy Metzger 
Elizabeth Meyer
Gary Miller 
Stephanie Morgan 
Cliff and Diane Niersbach 
Cheryl O’Brien
John Oxtoby 
Mark Pardue
Frank Passalacqua
Marilyn Paul 
Jerry Peven 
Marian Premer 
Carlton and Cristine Prouty
Flora Reagan 
Katherine Robinson
Belia Rodriguez 
Leslie Rosen 
McKinley and Barbara Ross 
Matthew Roth 
Roberta Salas 
Gene and Mary Schmittgens 
Michael and Marie Shiffman
Michael and Mary Schoenfeld 
Marci and Andy Sherman
David Silver 
Andrew and Kristy Skowlund 
Laurie Sparhawk
Donald Sprague (in honor of Cheryl Coons and Rhoda Reeling)
Mary Clare Starshak 
Dawn Steele
Bradley Charles Stolbach and Ellen Griffin
Joann Tall 
Wade Thomson 
Barbara Toch (in memory of Tom Wolferman)
Kathryn Utke 
Laurie VanDusen
Barbara Voorhees 
Francis Wagner 
Devin and Belynda Warner
Elaine Waxman 
Hannah Willage (in honor of Carla Goldstein)
Tracy Winslow
Mr. and Mrs. Wise 
Shari Wiseman
Alan Wolf and Margot Weinberg
Gregg Wolper 
Allen Yang 
Fern Zimmerman
Katie Zoloto


The following donors made contributions in honor or memory of a friend or loved one between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.

If an entry is incorrect, please email Rachel.

In Honor of Carla Goldstein

Hannah Willage

In Honor of Carol S. Sadow

Edith DeMar

Roger and Judith Wallenstein

In Honor of Cheri Coons

Laura Holtz
Stephen Henderson and James LaForce
Donald Sprague

In Honor of Elizabeth Livingood McGuire

John Christine

In Honor of Eric Celauro

Garvin and Toya Ambrose
Jennifer Fortner

In Honor of Hudson Bluhm’s Bar Mitzvah

Linda Anderson
Tina Barr
Richard and Lynn Bello
Cindy Benes
Arlene Byster
Laurie Cahill
Cynthia Cata
Janene Clark
Amy Close
JP Cole
Schlomo Crandus
Laurence and MJ Daitch
Terri and Alfy D’Ancona
Steven DeGraff
Stephen and Lois Eisen
Gary Feinerman
Christopher Foreman and Family
Jonathan Foster
Shayle and Deanna Fox

Hudson Bluhm (cont.)

David Friedland
James Gordon
Jennifer Greco
Katherine Hielscher
Margaret and Kate Higgins
Kate Huff
Christopher Hull
Noelle Hunken
Seanra Kalil
Anne Kaplan
Tom Kehoe
Jennifer Keller
Colleen Knupp
Elizabeth Kogen
Rachel Kozina
Kathleen Kumer
Michael and Diana Levy
Kristin Lolli
Randi, Stephen, Barry and Judd Malkin
Leslie McGranahan
Elizabeth Meyer
Cheryl Miller

Hudson Bluhm (cont.)

Sherri Mullins
David and Alissa Nietfeldt
Michael, Katie, and Sam Nigro
Ann Nolan
Cheryl O’Brien
Rachel Olesker
Mark Pardue
Lynn Pascal
Elizabeth Poduska
Cara Polk
Katherine Robinson
Patrick and Kim Ronan
Ira Schulman
Dawn Steele
Scott Strusiner
Laura Trotter
Laurie VanDusen
Edward and Dia Weil
Mr. and Mrs. Weil
Lisa Weis
Lisa Westman
Megan Williams

Hudson Bluhm (cont.)

Lisa Weis
Lisa Westman
Megan Williams
Stephanie Wilson
Tracy Winslow
Sarah Wood
Tyler and Karen Zachem
Katie Zoloto

In Honor of the Wedding of Diana Lawrence

Shari Wiseman

In Honor of Iris Witkowsky

Carol Brusslan, Sally Levine & Margie Stone
Fred Fechheimer
Susan Fisher
Mary Fox
Gary Frisch
Andrew and Amy Gelman
Neil and Diana Hunt King
Kathryn Johnson
Sharon Kuzmenko
Mary Lostarakos

Iris Witkowsky (cont.)

Allan and Linda Mellis
Betty Lou Merkle
Carol K Rainwater
Glen Satten
Michael and Marie Shiffman
Gary Shiffman
Laurie Sparhawk
Susan Stein
Jeffrey Stern
John and Sue Welch

In Honor of Jaime Meyer and Danielle Raiffe Wedding

Joel and Madeleine Shalowitz

In Honor of Lael Johnson

Eva Petersen

In Honor of Rhoda Reeling

Mary Kay Conley
Donald Sprague

In Honor of Stan Barrish

Neal and Kathleen Kulick

In Honor of Stephanie Duloc

Melissa Kronthal

In Honor of the Chris and Linda Marder Family

Chris and Linda Marder

In Honor Of Thomas Murray and Dee Dee Batteast

Pierce Family Charitable Foundation

In Memory Of Gina Pugliese

Stan Barrish

In Memory of Max Gassman

Joni Block
Richard Block
Carol Brook
Megan Cawley and Terry Straker
David and Susan Diamond
Anna Gassman-Pines, David Halpern, Isabel, and Theo
Jeff and Beth Grafstein
Kristin Lems
Robert and Susan Mack
Jill Maidenberg
Jeff Orrell
Frank Passalacqua
Carlton and Christine Prouty
Marci and Andy Sherman
Susan Walczak
Devin and Belynda Warner
Deborah Woehlke
Fern Zimmerman

In Memory of Tom Wolferman

Cecilia Connolly
Jill Howe
Barbara Toch