​Teach For America - Chicago-Northwest Indiana is so grateful for our supporters. All gifts help our effort to recruit, select, train, and support excellent teachers and leaders for students in Chicago and Northwest Indiana. 


  • 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.


Stephanie and John Harris
Joe and Rika Mansueto

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 Paula Crown
Jim and Karen Frank
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
The Paulson Family Fund
Liz and Richard Uihlein

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

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


Christina and Ron Gidwitz
Tammy and Bill Crown
Janet and Craig Duchossois
David Herro and Jay Franke
Malott Family Foundation
Kay and Michael O'Halleran
Molly and Jim Perry
Alicia and Peter Pond
Rebecca and Charles Besser
Kristi and John Rowsell

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

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


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

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

Aon Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
Barney Family Foundation
CME Group Foundation
DeVry Foundation
Dr. Scholl Foundation
The Gies Foundation
Helen Brach Foundation
The John Buck Company 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
PNC Foundation
Perkins Malo Hunter Foundation
Reynolds Family Foundation
Satter Family Foundation
School City of Hammond
Stepan Co.
Tully Family Foundation
Wintrust Financial Corporation


Mike and Robin Zafirovski
Elliana and Craig Bondy
Jackie and John Bucksbaum
Betsy and Patrick Canning
Lindy Hirschsohn and Chris Coetzee
Elizabeth and Michael Cole
Sue Dixon
Tom and Sara Donahoe
Brent and Katie Gledhill
Jean and John Greene
Helen and Michael Arkes
Mr. John H. Krehbiel Jr.
Kathy and Tom Lanctot
Debby and Jack Larson
Kenneth and Lucy Lehman
Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand
Paula and John Lillard
Evie and Randy Lyon
Joanie and Andrew McKenna
Joseph Moglia
Bill and Fayre Mynatt
David Nelms
David Weinberg and Jerry Newton
Chris and Laurie Nielsen
Ellen and Jim O'Connor
Patti and Paul Purcell
Chris and Anne Reyes
Jim and Cindy Rowe
Maria and Bill Smithburg
Fritz Souder
Marcie and Avy Stein
Marilynn and Carl Thoma
David and Marilyn Vitale

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

B. T. Rocca Jr. Foundation
BDT Capital Partners
The Bill Bass Foundation
CME Group
Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
Comcast Foundation
Charles Edelstein
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
The Marmon Group, Inc.
Max McGraw Foundation
Nuveen Investments
The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
Steans Family Foundation
The Warwick Foundation
Wesley Family Foundation
William Blair & Company
Winston & Strawn


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

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

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


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

Corporations, Foundations, and Public Support

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

Jonathan Adams

JPMorgan Chase

Alejandro Chaviano

SMS Assist

Benjamin Hess

Strategic Resources, Inc.


Kapil Kalokhe


Brett Kornblatt


Dean Ladin (Chicago '10)


Katie Lencioni 
(Baltimore '10)

Kirkland & Ellis

Matt McKee

JPMorgan Chase

Jean Metellus


Jason Mueller

JPMorgan Chase

Greg Patterson

Wind Point Partners LLC

Evan Rodrigues 
(Chicago '13)


Ryan Schultz

Fox, Swibel, Levin & Caroll, LLP

Brian Wolfe

Kirkland & Ellis

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