• Champion Investors ($1,000,000 +)
  • Growth Investors ($250,000- $999,999)
  • Stakeholders ($100,000- $249,999)
  • Champions ($50,000- $99,999)
  • Leaders ($25,000- $49,999)
  • Benefactors ($10,000- $24,999)
  • Sponsors ($5,000- $9,999)
  • Friends ($1,000- $4,999)
  • In-Kind Supporters
  • Regional Advisory Board


Mary and Paul Finnegan
Michael and Lindy Keiser
The Zell Family Foundation

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

Chicago Public Schools
Illinois State Board Of Education
JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Joe and Rika Mansueto
Stephanie and John Harris

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

Anonymous Family Foundation
Balyasny Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
Harris Family Foundation
Indiana Education Roundtable


Best Portion Foundation / Tim Schwertfeger and Gail Waller
Jim and Karen Frank
Jim and Paula Crown
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Liz and Richard Uihlein
The Paulson Family Fund

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

Bruce and Diana Rauner
Polk Bros. Foundation
Serve Illinois Commission
The D & R Fund
The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation


Alicia and Peter Pond
Christina and Ron Gidwitz
David Herro and Jay Franke
James and Catherine Denny
Jamie and Robert Taylor
Janet and Craig Duchossois
Jill Garling and Thomas Wilson
Kay and Michael O'Halleran
Kristi and John Rowsell
Malott Family Foundation
Molly and Jim Perry
Rebecca and Charles Besser
Stephen and Miriam Ritchie
Tammy and Bill Crown

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

Apollo Education Group
Credit Suisse Americas Foundation
Exelon Foundation
GCM Grosvenor
Grainger Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
The Brinson Foundation
The Chicago Public Education Fund
The Malkin Families, Stephen and Karen
The Northern Trust Company
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund


BeCause Foundation
Ben and Cynthia Chereskin
Beth and Bruce White
Blum-Kovler Foundation
David MacKenzie
Douglas Grissom
Hugh and Julie Sullivan
Jackie and Glenn Tilton
Jackie and Levoyd Robinson
Jamee and Marshall Field, V
Jennifer and Matt Darnall
Johanna Rahal
John and Jeanne Rowe
John and Tobey Taylor
Julie and Brian Simmons
Kathleen and James Skinner
Kay and Fred Krehbiel
Kennon McKee
Mary Liz and Peter Lehman
Michael and Kim Moore
Mimi and David Olson
Paula Sneed and Lawrence Bass
Rita and John Canning
Shawna and Jay Owen
Sue and Tim Sullivan
Tom and Amy Kuhns
Trott Family Foundation

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

Aon Foundation
Barney Family Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
CME Group Foundation
DeVry Foundation
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Helen Brach Foundation
Lake County Community Fund at Legacy Foundation
Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation
Margot and Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation
Nicholas and Susan Pritzker, The Scorpio Rising Fund
Perkins Malo Hunter Foundation
PNC Foundation
Reynolds Family Foundation
Satter Family Foundation
School City of Hammond
Stepan Co.
The Gies Foundation
The John Buck Company Foundation
Tully Family Foundation
Wintrust Financial Corporation


Betsy and Patrick Canning
Bill and Fayre Mynatt
Brent and Katie Gledhill
Chris and Anne Reyes
Chris and Laurie Nielsen
Connie and Dennis Keller
David and Marilyn Vitale
David Nelms
David Weinberg and Jerry Newton
Debby and Jack Larson
Elizabeth and Michael Cole
Ellen and Jim O'Connor
Elliana and Craig Bondy
Evie and Randy Lyon
Frances and Elliot Lehman
Fritz Souder
Heather and Michael Locke
Helen and Michael Arkes
Jackie and John Bucksbaum
Jean and John Greene
Jim and Cindy Rowe
Joanie and Andrew McKenna
Joseph Moglia
Kathy and Tom Lanctot
Kenneth and Lucy Lehman
LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr. and Catherine Mouly
Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand
Leslie Smith and Michael Uzer
Lindy Hirschsohn and Chris Coetzee
Marcie and Avy Stein
Maria and Bill Smithburg
Marilynn and Carl Thoma
Mary Beth and Philip Canfield
Mike and Robin Zafirovski
Mr. John H. Krehbiel Jr.
Patti and Paul Purcell
Paula and John Lillard
Rebecca and Dan Blumenthal
Sue Dixon
Susan and Stephen Wilson
Tom and Sara Donahoe

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

B. T. Rocca Jr. Foundation
BDT Capital Partners
Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
Charles Edelstein
CME Group
Comcast Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Foundations of East Chicago
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.
Goldman Sachs & Co.
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation
Lydia and Pat Ryan, Ryan EnterprisesGroup
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
Max McGraw Foundation
Nuveen Investments
Steans Family Foundation
The Bill Bass Foundation
The Marmon Group, Inc.
The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
The Warwick Foundation
Wesley Family Foundation
William Blair & Company
Winston & Strawn


Abby and P.J. Huizenga
Amy and Marshall Reavis
Andrea and Jim Gordon
Anne Dooley and Kurt Wittenberg
Barbara and William Welke
Cathy and Ethan Kahn
Cissy and Willard Bunn
David and Alexandra Fox
David and Betsy Bradley
David and Liz Chandler
David Scherer and Rose Lizarraga
Debbie Cline and Carl Stumpf
Denise and Daniel Hamburger
Elizabeth Taylor and James Kaplan
Ellen Horing
Emily and John Kos
Gerald and Marcia Nowak
Holly and John Madigan
Holly Hayes and Carl W. Stern
Ira J. Kaufman Family Foundation
James Kirsch
Jeff and Mary Kay Silverman
Joan DePree
Jody and Sanford Perl
John and Jill Svoboda
John Oglesby
John Raitt
Julie and Carlin Adrianopoli
Karen G. Harrison and Walter G. Freedman
Katherine and John Fox
Katie and Norm Olson
Keith and Kerry Watson
King Family Foundation
Laurie and Brian Doherty
Liam Krehbiel
Linda and Alexander Darragh
Linda and Dennis Myers
Margaret Hart
Mark and Natalia Burgett
Martin and Mary L. Boyer Foundation
Martin and Patricia Koldyke
Mary and Chip Brennan
Mary and David Grumhaus
Matthew Steinmetz
Pamela and Roger Hull
Patty and Craig Henderson
Peter Levy
Pragna and Shantilal Patel
Richard Campbell
Robert Friedman
Robert S. Murley
Roberta Goldberg and Mark Shapiro
Roberts Family Foundation
Robin and Jack Lavin
Scott and Sally Pofcher
Scott Schweighauser
Stephen and Ann Potter
Stephen and Lori Kaufman
Sue and Fred Newton
Therese McGinnis
Todd and Liz Warnock
Vicki and Bill Hood
Wendy and John Cozzi

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

A.G. Cox Charity Trust
Allyn Foundation
Baxter International Inc.
Boston Consulting Group
Corning Incorporated
Costco Wholesale
Janotta Family Fund
MacLean-Fogg Company
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
Prairie Capital
Susan Crown Exchange, Inc.
Tempel Steel
The Comer Science and Education Foundation
The Humenansky Family Foundation
The Tap Foundation
Turano Foundation


Al Goldstein
Alanna Higgins
Alex and Ellen Moore
Alexandra Mihalas
Andrew Small
Anne and Paul Krauss
Barbara and Alain Wood-Prince
Benjamin Hess
Benjamin S. Sher
Bhumika Gashti
Bruce and Kristin Koepfgen
Chris and Elizabeth Butler
Christine and Jason Osborn
Christopher Fort
Clare Muñana
Colin and Tia Lancaster
Dan and Adrienne Orr
Dan McCaffery
Dede and Brad McLane
Diana and David Moore
Emilee and Brian Wolfe
Emily Heisley Stoeckel and Kevin Stoeckel
Eric Weeldreyer
Greg Patterson
Gregory Kolb
Heather Heiberger
Howard & Howard
James Murphy
Jeff and Cindy Yingling
Jeffrey Richards
Jimmy and Emily Flaherty
Jocelyn and Timothy Hirsch
Linda Stawicki
Lynn and Kunal Jerath
Mark A. Fennell
Mark Filip
Martin DiLoreto
Matt McKee
Michael O'Connor
Michael Paley
Michael Wright
Mike and Sally Cannon
Patricia and Laurence Booth
Patricia and Vincent Kolber
Patricia and William Hagenah
Pete Codinha
Peter and Barbara Sereda
Priya and Chris Valenti
Rachel Cantor and Anup Malani
Regan and Philip Friedmann
Robert and Anne Krebs
Robert and Linda Sullivan
Robert Bensman
Rodney Goldstein
Ruthie and Allan McNally
Ryan Harris
Ryan Schultz
Scott and Kimberly Falk
Scott Schroeder
Stedman Graham
Susan and Charles Moran
Susan and Michael Canmann
The Sue and Melvin Gray Foundation
Thomas K. Kreilick
Tony and Michelle Anderson
Veo and Jim Martin
Walter and Susy Holzer
Wiley Caldwell

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

Amsted Industries Foundation
Aspire Charter School
Catamaran- Mark Thierer
Dolan Family Foundation
Evans Family Charitable Fund
Francis Beidler Foundation
Gofen & Glossberg, LLC
Heart of Illinois United Way
North American Power
The Chicago Community Foundation
The Donnelley Foundation
The Private Bank
U.S. Bank Foundation
Victory Park Capital

Advisory Board

Michael L. Keiser, Chairman

President, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Heather Y. Anichini

TFA-Chicago '02   President & CEO, The Chicago Public Education Fund

Dmitry Balyasny

Managing Partner, Balyasny Asset Management L.P.

Charles N. Besser

President & Chief Executive Officer, Intersport, Inc.

Patrick Canning

Managing Partner, KPMG

Sunny P. Chico

Founder & President, SPC Educational Solutions

C. Christopher Coetzee

Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Matthew S. Darnall

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.

James Denny

President, Two Rivers, LLC.

Charles B. Edelstein

Retired Co-CEO, Apollo Group, Inc.

Paul J. Finnegan

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.

John Harris

Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb, Inc. Wishbone Management, LP

Janet M. Knupp

President, Progressus Therapy

Liz Lefkofsky

Executive Director, Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Peter G. Lehman

Managing Partner, Granite Creek Partners, LLC.

C.H. Randolph Lyon

Vice Chairman, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Rika Mansueto

Director, Mansueto Foundation

Michael Moore

Managing Director, Barclays Capital Inc.

Stephen Ritchie

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Levoyd E. Robinson

Managing Principal, Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC.

John Rowsell

Partner, Canyon Road Capital

Paula A Sneed

Retired Executive Vice President, Kraft Foods

Kendra Wallace

TFA-Houston '95   Principal, The Joseph Sears School

Helen Zell

Executive Director, Zell Family Foundation

Auxiliary Board

James Flaherty, Co-Chair

BDT Capital

Eric Lansing White, Co-Chair 

(Charlotte '07)

 Franczek Radelet P.C.

Trent Folkens 

(Chicago '08)

British Petroleum

Benjamin Hess


Alanna Joyce

(NYC '03)

Northwestern University

Kapil Kalokhe


Brett Kornblatt

Credit Suisse

Dean Ladin (Chicago '10)


Matt McKee

JPMorgan Chase

Jason Mueller

JPMorgan Chase

Greg Patterson

Wind Point Partners LLC

Evan Rodrigues (Chicago '13)


Ryan Schultz

Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

Eric Weeldreyer

Paine & Partners

Brian Wolfe

Kirkland & Ellis

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