Our Donors

President’s Circle

Gifts of $50,000+
Carlette McMullan & John Gibbons
Madeleine McMullan
Margaret McMullan & Mr. Pat O’Connor
Kathy and Grant Pick Fund
Sue and Thomas F. Pick
Janet & Stephen R. Platcow
Pamela Scholl
Helen & Sam Zell (Zell Family Foundation)

Executive Circle

Gifts of $25,000+
Anonymous (1)
Jodi Block & Barry Malkin
Leslie Bluhm & David Helfand
The Crown Family
Nina & James R. Donnelley
Shawn M. Donnelley & Christopher M. Kelly
Linda & Richard Filler
Peggy & Steve Fossett Foundation
Leslie S. Hindman
Judd & Katherine Malkin
Milly & Alan Peterson
Cindy F. Pritzker
Rodd & Susan S. Hassan Schreiber
Elizabeth & Charlie A. Schrock
Susan & Robert A. Wislow

Chairman’s Circle

Gifts of $10,000+
Anonymous (2)
Marcy & Gregory Carlin
Jane & David Casper
Michelle L. Collins
Spark Cremin & Paul Dykstra
Sidney* & Sondra Berman Epstein
Rhonda Duffaut & Michael Fassnacht
Jamee & Marshall Field
Graham C. Grady
John J. Gresens
Jacqueline Griesdorn & Kevin Matzke
David F. Heroy
Hoellen Family Foundation
Christine & Charles Holmes
Cheryl Mayberry McKissack & Eric McKissack
Col. Jennifer Natalya Pritzker
Francine & Greg Purcell
Colette Evans Rau & John Rau
The Honorable Bruce V. Rauner & Diana Rauner
Sheli & Burton X. Rosenberg
Dr. Anne Daley Ryan & Mr. Allan C. Ryan IV
Shirley & Patrick G. Ryan
Bette Cerf Hill & Bruce Sagan
Mary Lee Schneider & Edward Flam
Sulzer Family Foundation
Cherryl T. Thomas
Dia◊ & Edward Weil
Dina Yaghmai Payvar & Sasan Payvar

Benefactors

Gifts of $5,000+
Anonymous (1)
Sarah & Larry Barden
Judith Barnard & Michael Z. Fain
Jean & John◊ L. Brennan
Nancy & David Dohnalek
Deirdre Drake
Anne C. Haffner
Kandace K. Heck
Kamala & Jose Martinez
Martha & Richard Melman
Diane & John O’Donnell
David M. Pilkey
Linda Johnson Rice
Julie & Kevin J. Rochford
Trisha Rooney
Patricia Schnadig
Linda & Gary Stephans
Liz Stiffel
Kelly & Dan Turula

Fellows

Gifts of $2,500+
Erin Arnold & Peter Ruest
Sherry◊ & Tom Barrat
Julie & Roger Baskes
Neville & John H. Bryan
Kay & Thomas Carroll
Marcia S. Cohn
Julie Danis & Paul Donahue
Monica M. Fohrman
Rhona Frazin & the Honorable Julian Frazin
Virginia & Gary Gerst
Ellis & Gillian Goodman
Marcie Hemmelstein & David Drew
Kathleen Walsh Husman Foundation
Carol Jones & Tom Hynes
Rachel Kaplan & Robert A. Riesman
Judy & John Keller
Robert Kohl & Clark Pellett
Liz & Jeffrey Kunkel
Diane & Chuck Laff
Jill Liebhaber
Abby O’Neil & D. Carroll Joynes
Denise M. Peterson
Libby & David Savner
Priya & Chris Valenti
Anne & Marcus Wedner
The Abra Wilkin Fund

Members

Gifts of $1,000+
Anonymous (4)
Diana Aixala & Gavin Campbell
Shelley Torres & Bill Aldeen
Marilynn B. Alsdorf
Carolyn Andress
Asma Arayan
Steven M. Arenberg
Donna E. Barrows
Judy & Philip* D. Block III
Shaun and Andy Block
Meredith Bluhm-Wolf & William Wolf
Blum-Kovler Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Bobins
Judith Borenstein
Deborah A. Bricker
Gilda & Henry Buchbinder
The Honorables Edward & Anne Burke
Leslie & John Burns
Alison M. Butler
John Wm. Butler, Jr. & John M. Vanderlinden
Tiffany L. Butzbaugh & Alfred M. Butzbaugh
Dianne & Thomas Campbell
Mary Beth & Philip Canfield
John & Janet Conneely
Winnie & Bob Crawford
Cindy & Stephen Cruise
Ann M. Cunniff
David Cunningham
Terrance Lee Diamond & Paul F. Woznicki
David E. Donnelley
Thomas E. Donnelley II
Leslie S. Douglass
Deborah & David Epstein
Angela & Geoff Euston
Harve A. Ferrill
Stanley M. Freehling
Michael M. Froy
Denise & Gary Gardner
Christy & Graham Gerst
James J. and Louise R. Glasser
Bobbie Goering
James Goodridge & Joan Riley
Richard & Mary L. Gray
Sandra & Jack Guthman
Mark & Olwen Lyon
Irving Harris Foundation, at the recommendation of Joan W. Harris
Michael & Julie Harron
Mary K. Heintz
Janet & Bob Helman
Marcia & Mark Heroux
Adrienne & Daniel C. Hill
Mary P. Hines
Mellody L. Hobson
Karen & Tom Howell
Judy & Verne Istock
Esta G. & Thomas Kallen
Steven Koch
Karen & William Krehbiel
Larry Leive
Robert S. Levin
Diane vS. & Robert M. Levy
Julius Lewis
Peggy & Yung Lim
The Loflin Foundation
Renee Logan
Nancy A. Malitz
David Marienthal
Barbi & Rick Melcher
Janet Melk
Jayne & Larry Milner
Newton & Jo Minow
Kathryn Muse
Shanti S. Nagarkatti
Mrs. Joseph E. Nathan
Sylvia Neil
Jerry Newton & David Weinberg
Alexandra & John D. Nichols
Jonathan Nieder
Sheila Owens & Richard Smart
Sara Paretsky
Shauna Peet
Kay Levi Pick
Jeanne & Kevin Poorman
Nicole Power
Claire & Gordon* Prussian
Kathy Brock & Douglas P. Regan
Emily Roeder
Madeline & Michael Rosenberg
Sandy & Frank Rossi
John W. & Jeanne M. Rowe
Jill E. and Timothy A. Schlindwein
Carole & Gordon Segal
Sharon & Mitchell Sheinkop
Maureen Dwyer Smith & Edward Byron Smith, Jr.
Mavis Staples
Judith Stern
Ella◊ & Richard Strubel
Ezra Suleiman
Allen S. Taylor
Mark & Robin Tebbe
Patti Van Cleave
Devanee & Alex Washington
Julie White
Charles and Debby Williams

Donors

Gifts of $500+
Anonymous (2)
Keith Alperin
Brian Amoah
Kristyn & Jose Avalos
Matthew & Laura Barden
Alan Becker
Mercedes Bender
Holly & Mark Blankstein
Erin Bodendorfer
Paul & Kate Bruton
Angela Burke
Mary Anne & Joseph Cappo
Alani Colon & Alex Gallegos
Doris Conant
Miranda & Robert Donnelley
Tiffany Finke
Patricia A. Fosmoe
Marguerite D. Hark
Annie & Benjamin Herbstman
Sherry Holland
Jennifer Holub
James & Vilija Janus
Greg S. Jenkins
George L. Jewell
Nikki & Dan Kidd
Kim Kocek
Kay & Fred Krehbiel
Christine & Joe Lacy
Whitney & Jerry Lasky
Barbara Long
Robert E. McCamant
Heather Mees
Ruth & Paul Meister
Kelly Oswald
Chelsey Parrott-Sheffer
Mollie & David Rattner
Boyd V. Rice
Joan Riley
Jerrold Salzman
Trevor K. Scheetz & Melissa C. White
Therese G. Smith
Ryan D. Sniatecki
John Stephan
Ms. Anne Tucker
Scott Turow
Jennifer Weber
Barbara and Steven Wolf

Donors

Gifts of $200+
Sheryll Adams
Dana Agusto
Kathleen Allen
Lynn & Alfred Altschul
Theodora Anastaplo
Pamela Anderson
Anthony Avina
William Barranco
Taylor Bayless
Mary Beaudry & Michael Fridkin
Deanna Behrens
Samuel Bell
Matt Bernhardt
Michelle Bess
Rosemay Bezouska
Leigh Bienen
Lindsay Bosch
Michael & Arlene Brennan
Kristopher Brown
Meredith Burlew
Colleen & Dave Callahan
Conrey Callahan
Natalia Callaway
Raul Campos
Jackie & Glenn Canigiani
Danielle Cantrell
Peter J. Carroll
Mark Castro
William Chapman
Amy Christofis
Morton Coburn
Diane Crary-Fleming
Jeff Cummings
Shauna & Roger Daou
Casey DeClerk
Erica Del Aguila & Kenneth Lauer
Don DeLillo
Kathryn J. Dickman
Sara Dix
Eileen & Richard Dohnalek
Minerva Domingo
Danielle Durante
Anne E. Egger
Cara Engelbrecht
Peter Escobar
Cathy & Brad Faber
Shawn Feakins
Emily Feder
Karen Finesilver
Aurelija & Shane Fitzpatrick
Suzanne Faber & Rick Fizdale
Michael & Mary Fridkin
Andrea Fulton
Sally Garon
Matthew Georgopulos
Tiffany & Lorenzo Gholston
Hallie S. Goldblatt
Emily & Josh Goldman
Brian Gorka
Joanne Grant
Heather Smith Grattan
Victoria Grigelaitis & James L. Atkinson
Kate Grossman & Peter J. Fidler
Adam & Erin Guthrie
Daniel Gutierrez
Ginger & Del Hall
Annie Hambleton
Michelle Hansen
Tish Hayes
Ryan Heindl
Passion Hemphill
Frances & Michael Henkel
Anne M. Herrera
Patricia M. Holden*
Paul D. Holmes
Steven Hull
William Hyland
Peter W. Hylton
Terra Jacobson & Jesse Raub
Andrea Jakubas
Lynette & Byron Johnson
Caroline Johnson
Laura & James Johnson
Kimbeth & Bernie Judge
Alexandra Katzman
Megan Beck & John Keavany
Brooke Kennedy
Susan & Richard Kiphart
Ariana Klitzner
Diane Knoepke
Julie Knudson
Melissa Kocek
Pranav Kothari
Jessica Krejcie
Warren G. Lavey Family Charitable Fund B
Mary Jo LaViolette
Jane & Raymond Leuthold
Marc Levy
Melissa & Zach Martin
Shirley & Walter Massey
Grady Mateen
Jessica Mayberry
Janeen Mays
Michael McCarthy
Kevin McIsaac
Rachel Yeomans & Eric Mehl
Desiree Mertz
Emily Metz
Chloe & Wyatt Milstein
Caitlin Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery
Matthew Moval
Trisha L. Mowbray
Anu & Pravin Muniyappa
Aarti Nagaraju
Anu Nagaraju
Arun Nagaraju
Michael Newman
Emily Nielsen
Jeannette Nussbaum
Gregory Olson
Angela & Wayne Openlander
Katie Cunniff Ori & Ryan Ori
Sharon Parrott
Caryle & Robert Perlman
The Philip and Myn Rootberg Foundation
Christine M. Pietryla
Andrew Pihaly
Gary Pines
Stephanie Pirishis
Archana Potters
David Racusen
Judith R. Reese
Dontay Riley
Nicole Robinson
Patricia Ronan
Joy & Tim Rooney
Ms. Ruth Rootberg
Rita Rubin
Philip Ruedi
Catherine (C.C.) Ryan
Matthew Ryan
David P. Sadowski
Anne Salomon
April Sanders
Deborah & Christopher Santiago
Erin Satterthwaite
Michael & Rhoda Schlesinger
Marylynne Schwartz
Mary Sebahar & William Clary
Patricia Seigel
Abigail Siegrist
Jed & Sharon Silberg
Louise Silberman
Kim Silver
Patricia E. Sklar & Samuel J. Polsky
Tim Sledz
Aaron Smalls
Crystal Snoddy
Sunghee Sohn
Nicole Steeves
Carl Strickler
Ms. Bridget Thomas & Ms. Colleen Thomas
Lawrence Todd
Adm. Mel Torgusen
Rachel Tripp
Brian Troutman
Kent Trucker
Jay Tunney
Mark Turner
Erica Weber
Kristen Weber
Todd Welstein
Jessica & Michael Westerkamp
Becky Whitehurst
Maureen Wierema
Johnny Wong
Linda Young

Donors

Gifts of $100+
Lorin Adolph
Saba Ahmad
Anna Akers-Pecht
Thomas Allen
Minna An
David Anderson
Sally Anderson
Emily Andruska
Robert Ashurst
Enosa Avery
E. M. Bakwin
Betti Barrows
Lana Baumeister
Nora Baxtrom
Chris Benevich
Jennifer Bennett
Amber Berdin
Kathy & John Biel
Roberto Billa
H. Patricia Blackshire
Meghan Bodendorfer
Steve Bogira
Nora Bohanon
Greg Borzo
Anne Bouse
Andrea Bradley
Barbara Brooks
David Brown
Kelly Brown
Nicole & Zachary Buikema
Sara & Donald Bush
Amber Buycks
Jason Camlic
Russell Carlson
Jess Celigoy
Nubia Chaidez
Janice Chapman
Kate Chapman
Surya & Rohini Chitra
Radha Chitumamilla
Will Chung
Elena Cincione
Megan Cleary
Maggie Clemons
Ivy & Mark Coleman
Ann & Rosecrain Collins
Inas Corty
Ashley Craig
Margaret Cremin
Joni & Mark Croll
John Crosby
Denise Crystal
John Cummings
Donna & James Curtin
Gregory Curtis
Andrew Dailey
Sonja Darmstaedter
Craig L. Davis & Joel Hall
Anne Megan & Scott Davis
Emilie Deans
Nicolas Delong
Jeff Deutsch
Laura Dindia
Domah Fund
Lauren Doser
Andrea Dudek
John Dul
Francesca Duran
Kristen Edson
Michelle Egner
Janet Engstrom
Matthew Ephraim
Kristen Erekson
Janet Eyler
Danielle Farinato
Jim Farrell
Timothy Feltman
Miguel Figueroa
Joan B. Fiscella
Sunny & Paul Fischer
Laura Floyd
The Fogelson Foundation
Georgia & Jerry Fogelson
David Foreman
Stephanie Foy
Karolyn Frederick
Jessica Fricke
Christine Friese
Ena Frye
Marlene Fuentes
Cristina Garcia
Michael Gardner
Allison Gaynor
Lisa Gelles
Brett Geschke
Mark Gleason
Kathleen Gleeson
The Honorable Esther Golar
Robert & Janet Goldsborough
Kelly Goodall
Carolyn Gourash
Isaac Greenspan
Marguerite Griffin
Frances Grossman
Sushma Gupta
Caleb Halberg
Abby Hall
Rahn-Marie Hall
Abigail Hamilton
Corree Hamilton
Kelsey Hamory
Jessica Hara
Ameerah Harris
Andrea L. Hasaka
Aprill Hawkins
Laura & LJ Hayes
Patricia Heath
Sarah Heidkamp
Lois M. Heintz
Claire Henderson
Jennifer Henderson
Katie Hernandez
Katie Holbrook
Doris B. Holleb
Christopher Holly
Sheldon Holzman
John Hurley
Mary Hutchinson
Katherine Hyduk
Toni Irving
Kathleen Jacob
Jaclyn Jensen
Alexa Johnson
Jim Johnson
Kenya Johnson
Sheryl Johnston
Meg Jones
SungJin Joo
Marea Kahn
Mary & Jerry Kaltman
Dionisios Karas
Meghan Kehoe
Paul Keith
Catherine Ketter
Mary Kidney
Jennifer Kikoler
Sumitra Kilambi
Sue Kilroy
Keshia Kimbrough
Kevin Klasey
James T. Klise
Dan Knaus
Amy Kontrick & Mark Mycyk
Corinne Koopman
Christine Kudia
Vinita Kumar
Craig Landry
Jill & Lewis Landsberg
Era Laudermilk
Peter Leonard
Jill & John Levi
Brian Levy
Alexander Lewis
Allison Lewis
Laura Llamedo
Jennifer Lorio
Katharine Lunde
Nancy J. Lynn & Andrew C. Teitelman
Mike Macakanja
Srilakshmi Maguluri
Mark Malin
Angelo Mancini
Julie Marchione
Elisa Marquez
Harriet & Martin E. Marty
Donna Rae & Larry Mayer
Megan & Shay Mc
Elizabeth & Steve McChesney
Megan McElwain
Clare McGuire
Jeffrey McIntosh
Ellen McLaughlin
Clarence Medema
Beth & Jeffrey Mendel
Deborah & Ernest Mhoon
Anne Miskewitch
Velma A. Moman
Janet Moore
Patricia Nebrida
Chris Nelson
Jessica Nelson
Kathryn Nestler
Michael Neupert
Veronica Nieves
Eric Nordness
Myra Nussbaum
Akudo Nwankpa
John T. O’Brien, Jr.
Philip R. O’Connor Ph.D.
Sandy Orlandino
Kimberly Oser
Christina Paget-Woods
Wendy Paler
Jerrell Parks
Nina Patel
Krishna Venuvinod Patri
Morgan Peters
Gemma Petrie
Christine Picciariello
Thomas Pierce
Andra Popa
Abby Poplis
Kimberly Proehl
William Provis
Michael Quell
Katherine Quigg
Leah Ray Seid
Nicole Reddick
Colleen & David Reitan
Chad Reppy
Ashley Richardson
Beth Riney
Suzanne Roberts
Mary Rosenthal
Craig Roth
Lisa M. Russ
Eric Samuel
Danuta Sawicki
Celina Scala
Ralph Schackart
Isabel & Scott Schechter
Barbara Schiola
Alexis & David Schmitz
Krista Shapiro
Jim Sharp
Ed Sherman
Jenna Sices
Laura Siegman
Pat & Eugene Sikorovsky
Adele & John Simmons
Emanuel Smith
Kirby Smith
Robert Snyder
Scott Spasojevich
Lydia Splan
David Stanford
Paul Stinsa
Chris Szwiec
Kathleen Tallmadge
Claudine Tambuatco
Andrea Telli
Robert Thiel
Megan Thole
Krista Thom
Kimberly Trocchio
Ashlie Tyler
Kathleen Vannucci
Laura Vichick
Linda Vitous
The Honorable Debra B. Walker
Margaret Wang
Ruth Ann & Tom Watkins
Greg Watson
Kathleen Weijer
Katwanya West
Chanel White & Chad Robers
Lauren White
Suh Kyung Yoon
Wen Zhang
Vicki Znavor
Alex Zoghlin

Named Endowments and Legacies

Since 1986, forward-thinking donors have expressed their commitment to the Chicago Public Library by establishing bequests, endowments, and legacy designations through the Chicago Public Library Foundation. This thoughtful planning will help to sustain the Library’s collections, programs, and services for generations to come.  

AON Corporation Fund
Arthur Andersen Funds
Blum-Kovler Foundation Fund
Sarah A. Brennan
Irene and Paul David Carter
Jane and David Casper
City of Chicago Humanities Fund
Arie & Ida Crown Memorial Fund
Carolyn Damon
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Paul Dykstra and Spark Cremin
First National Bank of Chicago Fund
Rhona S. Frazin
Friends of the Chicago Public Library
Friends of the Lincoln Park Branch Library
Jim Goodridge and Joan Riley
Shirley H. and Benjamin Z. Gould Family
Foundation Fund
Karen J. Green
Jesse O. Jones Children’s Charitable
Remainder Trust
James S. Kemper Foundation Fund
Fran Manushkin
MacArthur Foundation Fund
Chauncey & Marion Deering McCormick
Foundation Fund
NEH Challenge Grant Fund
John Nuveen Fund
Stanley Paul
Albert Pick, Jr. Fund
Polk Bros. Foundation Fund
Prince Charitable Trusts Fund
Pritzker Foundation Funds
Holly and Michael Reiter
Patricia Ronan
Sagan/Hill Fund
Salomon Foundation Fund
Sears Family Literature Fund
WH Smith Fund
Stone Container Corporation Fund
Ella and Richard Strubel
United Airlines Fund
Madeline Block Willner Fund
Oprah Winfrey Fund
Robert A. Wislow
Laura Weber Bequest Fund
Anonymous (4)