2014 annual report

Ravinia is an internationally renowned,
not-for-profit music festival that presents
outstanding performances by the world’s
greatest artists. Ravinia’s principal
objectives are:
• to present performances of a full range of
classical music in its open-air Pavilion and
enclosed recital halls by the world’s
greatest composers and musicians, along
with a variety of other kinds of light
classical, jazz and popular music;
• to maintain a beautiful park that is
welcoming to all and attractive to families
in which the music experience is enhanced
by a beautiful environment and excellent
dining opportunities;
• to enable gifted young performers to
study under great teachers and perform in
concert settings; and
• to develop broader and more diverse
audiences for classical music through
education and outreach programs and by
maintaining affordable ticket prices.
e’re proud to report that by any
measure the 2014 Ravinia season was
a rousing success. The photos over the
next several pages should give you an
idea of its artistic success, and going
strictly by the numbers, Ravinia exceeded its goals in both
earned and contributed income.
Perhaps the measure we’re proudest of is that we exceeded
our most important goal of increasing Pavilion audiences
for Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts. We aspired to
average 2,000 seats sold per CSO concert, and we actually
sold 2,225. That’s equivalent to a sold-out concert at Disney
Hall, oversold at Severance Hall and 750 seats more than
the Harris Theater’s capacity. This was achieved in large
part with $25 tickets for most Pavilion seats and a wide
spectrum of programming, including symphonic pops with
The Lord of the Rings—The Return of the King the runaway
hit of the 2014 residency.
We supported these CSO programs with $10 pricing for
most lawn tickets and free lawn admission for children
and students. We dedicated one entire side of our foldout
calendar/brochure to a deeper look at our classical
programs and added more notes and information to our
redesigned, mobile-friendly website. We experimented
with little surprises for the audience at all CSO events,
such as free wedding cake at The Marriage of Figaro; created
brief video intros for select concerts; and the Ravinia
Associates Board hosted audience-building, pre-concert
parties, such as “Beer, Brats and Beethoven” and “A Hobbit
All told, more than 150,000 people attended CSO concerts
and other classical events, meaning that Ravinia attracted
over 10 percent of our potential audience from the 20mile radius documented to be where our classical music
audience lives; that’s almost three times the NEA’s
population penetration for classical music nationwide. Do
we want to do better? Certainly, and we are implementing
new strategies for growing our classical music audience,
some of which will work, some of which may not. But we
refuse to confuse “hope”—generally accepted elsewhere in
classical music—with strategy.
Of course, classical music is just part of the picture for our
audience of cultural omnivores. Ravinia presented more
than 140 performances, from Mozart to Maxwell, between
June 14 and September 16. In the final “Welz Around
Town” column in the local Landmark newspapers, we
challenged audiences to name their favorite concerts of the
season, and the results proved why Ravinia is considered
the most programmatically diverse festival in the country.
Some 2014 highlights include Patricia Racette starring for
the first time in the title role of Salome with James Conlon
conducting the CSO in honor of the sesquicentennial of
composer Richard Strauss; Highland Park resident and
Smashing Pumpkins talent-trust Billy Corgan making
his Ravinia debut with a critically acclaimed concert that
covered every era of his music making; the virtuosic and
charismatic Joshua Bell headlining the Women’s Board’s
annual gala to support the not-for-profit Ravinia Festival
and its REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs; one of
the country’s great jam bands, Chicago’s own Umphrey’s
McGee, paying homage to Ravinia’s rich history in their
festival debut by having a string ensemble join them on
stage; the inimitable flutist James Galway and the CSO
performing the American premiere of Riverdance composer
Bill Whelan’s Linen and Lace concerto; and the many
wonderful artists on the year-round $10 BGH Classics
series, which gives audiences of all ages an intimate
experience with classical music for less than the price of a
movie ticket.
Guests enjoyed several changes at Ravinia this season,
including the installation of Silent Music by Jaume Plensa
(best known to Chicagoans for the spitting fountains
at Millennium Park), a sculptural representation of
a childhood enveloped in his father’s music making.
That subject makes it a fitting focal point for the newly
established KidsLawn, a friendly environment where
families with young children can picnic and enjoy a concert
after playing with large-scale musical instruments (which
parents seemed to enjoy as much as the children). We
changed the menu and ambiance of our donor dining club,
the Freehling Room, to include lighter fare in a more
casual atmosphere on non-classical concert nights, and
changed membership policies to allow more donors to take
advantage of this exclusive perk. We replaced the Ravinia
app with a completely redesigned, mobile-friendly website
that allows all of Ravinia.org to function as an app. Finally,
we erected a new lighting system to help lawn audiences
pack up at the end of a concert.
More changes are coming for 2015, including enhanced WiFi; a reconstructed bus turnaround that safely segregates
pedestrians from motorists and allows Park ’n’ Ride users
more efficient load-in while reducing noise and emissions
for our neighbors; a widened entrance to our south
parking lot to match the width of the street that feeds it,
removing the bottleneck; and beautification of the back of
the Harza Building with architectural features that speak
to the nearby south gateway.
Next year will also bring a celebration of James Conlon
in his 11th and final season as music director of the
CSO residency. Programs, including Ravinia’s first full
performance of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, will recall
the themes and music of his more than three decades of
conducting at Ravinia. We cannot thank James enough for
the artistry and passion he exudes.
We must also thank the most impressive group of business
leaders and philanthropists one is likely to see gathered in
a single room, our fiscally wise board of trustees. Ravinia
would never have reached its 110th anniversary, which we
marked in 2014, without the stewardship of such inspired
A huge debt of gratitude is owed to our Women’s Board,
an insightful and active-beyond-description group
of volunteers whose hosting of the annual gala and
management of the gift shop and chair-rental service
have made them the single biggest donor in Ravinia
history. Thanks also go to our Associates Board, which
celebrated its 25th anniversary this summer with its most
successful Music Matters fundraiser to date, honoring
its founding president and Ravinia Life Trustee David
Weinberg. Their annual support helps make possible such
REACH*TEACH*PLAY programs as the Jazz Scholars
and Mentors, which unites the best players from Chicago
Public Schools with the best jazz pros in the city, honing
them into a true ensemble (one of these students, Alexis
Lanier, even joined Welz Kauffman in a four-hand piano
performance at Millennium Park this summer).
Ravinia could not exist without its donors and corporate
sponsors, who provide nearly half the money it takes to
run the festival each year. Special recognition goes out to
Food Network for hosting its daylong festival of music,
food and wine, which brought more than 150 of Chicago’s
finest purveyors along with performances by John Mayer
and Phillip Phillips to Ravinia—furthering the link
between music and food that makes up the full Ravinia
experience, considering that chefs are the latest maestros
of our time.
We applaud the fine teaching artists and fellows who make
Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute one of the world’s most
immersive post-graduate music conservatories, giving
young professionals a chance to reach audiences with such
offerings as a music theater night and a Kiri Te Kanawa
residency that featured the world premiere of a Jake
Heggie–penned song cycle commissioned by Ravinia to
celebrate the singer’s 70th birthday.
We acknowledge the wonderful relationship we have
with our hometown, Highland Park, and we are proud
to contribute to the city more than a million dollars this
year, representing 5 percent of the festival’s gross ticket
Last but not least, we thank all 600,000 music lovers out
there who appreciate what we do. It’s more than a goal; it’s
our mission to bring you the world’s finest music across
a variety of genres. The ultimate measure of our success
would be welcoming you back next summer.
John L. Anderson
Chairman, Board of
Welz Kauffman
President and CEO
International sculptor Jaume Plensa, best known to Chicagoans for the
spitting fountains in Millennium Park, visited Ravinia for the unveiling of his
giant walk-in sculpture Silent Music. Plensa’s intent was to create a piece
that evoked the feeling of being enveloped in music that he felt as a child
hiding in his father’s piano. This addition to Ravinia’s sculpture collection is the
focal point of KidsLawn, a new, family-friendly space that features oversized
musical instruments for children (and many parents) to play with before select
concerts. Life Trustees Richard Hunt and Stan Freehling, who started Ravinia’s
sculpture collection, were on hand for the unveiling, along with donors Joel
and Carole Bernstein.
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Ravinia’s 2014 season was dubbed “Summer of Love/Season of Stars” because of the
romantic programming and full spectrum of headliners across all genres. At the heart
of the romance were three interpretations of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo
and Juliet, including a suite from Prokofiev’s ballet, Tchaikovsky’s concert overture and
the Oscar-winning film West Side Story featuring music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents and choreography by Jerome Robbins.
James Conlon conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in two Mozart operas, the
stories of a lothario in Don Giovanni and a lover in The Marriage of Figaro, for which
Ravinia surprised the audiences with complimentary wedding cake.
Ravinia packed more than 140 events into over 100 days in 2014,
including the annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra residency and one
of the most extensive chamber music series in the world. Guest artists
included Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who performed the world premiere of a
song cycle commissioned by Ravinia from Jake Heggie and gave a master
class with fellows from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute.
The soulful John Legend immediately set the bar high, opening
the 2014 season with a sold-out concert just as his single “All of
Me” topped the charts and dominated the airwaves. The intimate,
acoustic evening may rank as one of Ravinia’s all-time greatest
date nights.
Perhaps the world’s most famous flutist,
Sir James Galway, opened the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra residency with the
world premiere of Linen and Lace, a flute
concerto he commissioned from Riverdance
composer Bill Whelan, who also attended
the Ravinia concert. Ravinia President and
CEO Welz Kauffman also accompanied
James and Lady Jeanne Galway for
traditional Irish tunes.
Patricia Racette starred for the first time in the title role of Richard Strauss’s
take on the story of Salome, the teen temptress whose lust incites the murder
of John the Baptist. James Conlon conducted the CSO in just one of the many
concerts Ravinia presented to celebrate the composer’s 150th birthday.
The often-elusive R&B superstar Maxwell made his Ravinia
debut with such songs as “The Fire We Make,” “Fortunate,”
“Simply Beautiful” and “Fistful of Tears.”
Guitarist Miloš caused a stir on two shores as members of Ravinia’s Women’s Board met the
“young artist of the year” (Gramophone, 2011) in London before the celebrated guitarist
made his Ravinia debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on a program of classical
music that doubled as film scores. He returned four days later for an up-close and personal
guitar recital in the Martin Theatre.
With a following as loyal as the Grateful Dead’s, the
Chicago-based jam band Umphrey’s McGee brought a
legion of new listeners to Ravinia for its festival debut.
The Ravinia Associates Board celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 and honored its
founding president, David Weinberg, at its annual fundraising dinner-dance and auction,
Music Matters, which raised nearly $500,000 this year. The group of young business leaders
supports the not-for-profit Ravinia Festival and its REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs.
Sought out as a gala artist around the world, violinist Joshua Bell headlined the annual
Women’s Board Gala featuring James Conlon conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The
gala evening, the only concert fundraiser that supports the not-for-profit Ravinia Festival and
its REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs, raised more than $1 million this year. The Women’s
Board also raises funds for Ravinia by operating the gift shop and chair rental service.
Ravinia’s final presentation in the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of
the King, became the first CSO concert to sell out completely in the Pavilion and on the lawn.
As with the first two films, Howard Shore’s score was digitally removed from the movie so
that the CSO could play the music live with the movie. The 1961 Best-Picture Oscar winner,
West Side Story, received similar treatment along with a radiantly remastered picture.
Together the films brought 38,034 guests to experience the CSO.
Country superstar Carrie Underwood returned to
Ravinia to perform her biggest hits accompanied
by an orchestra—and accompanied by the baby
she’s carrying. She joked from the stage that she
needed a set list because she forgot what to sing
next, blaming it on “pregnancy brain.” Photos of
Underwood showing her “baby bump” for the first
time at Ravinia ran in publications around the world.
The genius behind Smashing Pumpkins and a resident of Highland Park, Billy Corgan made
his Ravinia debut winning great reviews for his music and his philanthropy. Corgan offered
free concert tickets to anyone who successfully applied to foster a cat or dog through PAWS.
All the pets available for adoption at Ravinia on the concert night found permanent homes,
and Corgan thrilled audiences with music from all phases of his career.
Following her portrayal of opera legend Nellie Melba on the television sensation Downton
Abbey, the glorious Kiri Te Kanawa celebrated her 70th birthday by giving the world
premiere of a song cycle by Jake Heggie that Ravinia commissioned for the occasion, Newer
Every Day, a setting of poems by Emily Dickinson. Kiri was also accompanied on the concert
by Kevin Murphy, director of the program for singers at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute,
where Kiri once again mentored young singers who auditioned for a coveted slot in Ravinia’s
summer conservatory.
To mix up Superman similes, Train, always
a fan favorite, sold tickets faster than a
speeding locomotive when they teamed for
the first time with The Wallflowers for two
nights in 2014.
Ravinia’s new, casually elegant,
semi-private party space
Lawncierge was all the rage in
2014, returning on its investment
and creating buzz, including an
entire episode of WCIU’s You
and Me This Morning broadcast
live from the space, which was
sponsored by Celebrity Cruises. It
was also featured on ABC’s Windy
City Live and NBC’s First Look.
The incredible soprano Dawn
Upshaw introduced Ravinia fans to
the song cycle for which she recently
won a Grammy, Winter Morning
Walks by Maria Schneider, on a
Martin Theatre concert with The
Knights, an inventive orchestra that
reconfigures itself for a wide variety
of musical explorations. Co-founder
and concertmaster Colin Jacobsen is
an alumnus of Ravinia’s Steans Music
Institute. The Knights also performed
in the Pavilion with Yo-Yo Ma the
following night.
Food Network in Concert at Ravinia put an exclamation point on the 2014 season with a
daylong festival of food, wine and music that featured the Ravinia debuts of John Mayer and
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. The complete takeover of the festival grounds included
150 of Chicago’s favorite chefs with samples of their staples, while celebrity chefs from Food
Network led tastings and demonstrations.
“On initial encounter, Racette’s
depraved little Judean princess was
a most impressive feat of artistic
derring-do, and a potent reminder of
the potential for intelligent singers to
conquer what might seem an unlikely
assignment through technical acumen
and sheer determination... The cast [of
Salome] was uniformly first-rate.”
—Mark Thomas Ketterson,
Opera News
“Racette scored a considerable
success. … Her gutsy and compelling
performance set the seal on a concert
rendition [of Salome] that … tingled
with nerve’s-end excitement.”
—John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
“I am thankful to the Ravinia Music Festival for giving
high priority to public safety.”
—Richard Hocking in Highland Park News
letter to the editor
“I love Ravinia, and I love the atmosphere. My family
likes to come up and hear me play.”
—Joshua Bell in CS magazine
“It was at Ravinia that Conlon, like Levine before
him, cut his teeth on the symphonic repertory before
establishing his reputation at home and in Europe.”
—John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
“Some of the projects the CSO has done to perform live film
soundtracks have been extremely rewarding artistically.”
—John Bruce Yeh in Chicago Sun-Times
“That he [Urbański] is no mere flashy wunderkind of the
baton was shown by the freshly invigorated playing he drew
from the CSO... He conducted from memory and was able
to elicit musical statements from the orchestra that carried
a personal and convincing point of view... His ‘New World’
[Symphony] combined analytical clarity with lyrical warmth
that had this Romantic staple pulsing with new life … an
interpretation of strength, drive, thoughtful balance and
vivid personality.”
—John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
stage director, David Lefkowich, who knows how to use
the theater’s stage apron, boxes and aisles to maximum
effectiveness in focusing and projecting the drama. …
The high-powered array of international singing actors
appeared to thrive because of the physical limitations...
Conlon was very much inside each and every dramatic
—John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
“Midori seemed determined to make us believe in its
[Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto’s] considerable charms
all over again. With Mälkki offering a full-blooded
accompaniment that was truly symphonic in scale, the
violinist succeeded admirably... What really lifted this
reading beyond the ordinary was the meditative songfulness
she brought to the slow movement, a section other
violinists treat merely as a sweet little interlude.”
—John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
“It is very much Mälkki’s moment, and she’s seizing it with
a vengeance... Mälkki is all purposeful vigor on the podium,
and she directs that vigor entirely toward the music... So
decisively did she shape the symphonic elements that the
Shakespearean tragedy [Romeo and Juliet] unfolded vividly
in the mind’s eye. Tybalt and Mercutio locked sabers with
such charged intensity that you could almost see the sparks
coming off their blades.”
—John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
“She [Kiri Te Kanawa] was the one for all those years, and
she actually made me like opera when I didn’t know I liked
opera... Aside from the fact that it is just a ravishingly
beautiful voice that is plummy and full, there is always this
very joyful core to it, where you could tell that she loved
—Jake Heggie in Chicago Sun-Times
“What really stirs the artist’s [Dan Tepfer’s] enthusiasm
is breaking the rules, jumping musical boundaries and
investigating anything new. He especially likes to find
inventive ways to juxtapose and blend classical music and
jazz, drawing on his strong background in both.”
—Kyle MacMillan, Chicago Sun-Times
“Everything I do, there needs to be a challenge in it. So
the ‘Goldberg’ Variations thing is very much that for me.
When I first started doing that, it seemed completely
impossible to me, and I’m still kind of amazed that I’m
performing that music now.”
—Dan Tepfer in Chicago Sun-Times
“This [Don Giovanni] was one Mozart concert opera in which
everyone was on fire, not just the dissolute don when the
Commendatore he has killed drags him to the abyss in the
penultimate scene. … It was hard to single out individual
performances for praise, given the fact that everyone was
so good....Once again Conlon was working with a trusted
Honorary Chairmen
The Honorable Nancy Rotering,
Mayor of Highland Park
The Honorable Patrick J. Quinn,
Governor of Illinois
John L. Anderson,
Jennifer W. Steans,
Kelly Grier,
Welz Kauffman,
President and Chief
Executive Officer
James Abrams*
Howard Ackerman
Keene H. Addington III
Aaron E. Alt
John L. Anderson*
Larry A. Barden
Darryl Bradford
Jane D. Casper
John A. Challenger
Stephen M. Chipman
Don Civgin
Richard W. Colburn*
Bobbie B. Denison*
Jeanne M. Denison
Annette G. Dezelan
Tadashi Enami
Clifton L. Fenton
Venita E. Fields
Mark D. Gerstein
Michael R. Gervasio
James T. Glerum, Jr.*
Kelly Grier*
Arthur W. Hahn
Jeffrey C. Hammes
Mark A. Harris
Louis Harrison
Greg Hart
Betsy Holden*
Kathryn D. Ingraham
Jeffrey H. Jacobs
David R. Kahnweiler
Elizabeth Karlson
Welz Kauffman*
Christopher J. Klein
Emily T. Knight
Liz Lefkofsky
Jeffrey M. Leiden MD, PhD
Marcus Lemonis
Richard H. Lenny*
Gary J. Levin
Susan C. Levy*
Holly W. Madigan
Alan R. May*
Patty McGrath
Robert Merrilees
Lucy R. Minor
Toni-Marie Montgomery
Mary Moreland
Christopher Noon
Daniela O’Leary-Gill
Alice M. Peterson*
Dale R. Pinkert
Stephen Rappin*
Audrey C. Rubinstein
Michael J. Sacks
E. Scott Santi*
Jana R. Schreuder
Donna Sciarappa
Stephen N. Sehler*
Joseph T. Seminetta
Richard L. Sevcik
Alejandro Silva
Jennifer W. Steans*
Avy H. Stein*
Thomas H. Stone
Nancy D. Tallent
Andres Tapia
Eduardo Tobon
Reverend Richard
L. Tolliver
Paul B. Uhlenhop
Mark A. Wagner
Audrey L. Weaver
J. Randall White
Paul G. Yovovich
The Honorable Milton I.
Patricia Sikorovsky
Harrison I. Steans
Mrs. Harrison I. Steans
Richard A. Stein
Pamela B. Strobel**
David B. Weinberg**
Robert G. Weiss
In Memoriam
Mrs. Leonard J. O’Connor
Emory Williams
Cameron S. Avery
Marshall Bennett
Jean S. Berghoff
John C. Berghoff, Jr.
Harry H. Bernbaum
Lawrence Block
Sandra K. Crown
John A. Edwardson**
Christoph Eschenbach
Stanley M. Freehling**
Ellen C. Gignilliat
Mrs. David J. Harris
Richard D. Harza
Richard H. Hunt
Dolores Kohl Kaplan
Martin J. Koldyke
Robert D. Krebs**
Michael E. Lavin**
Ramsey Lewis
Donald G. Lubin**
R. Eden Martin**
William J. McDonough**
Harvey N. Medvin
Zarin Mehta
Josephine Baskin Minow
R. Michael Murray, Jr.
Marian P. Pawlick**
Donald W. Schaumberger
* Executive Committee
** Past Chairman
Executive Committee
Bobbie D. Denison, Chairman
Judy Castellini, Vice-chairman
Marcie A. Stein, Administrative
Elizabeth Karabatsos,
Recording Secretary
Andrea G. Fox, Treasurer
Elizabeth Bergmann, Member-at-large
Gail Hodges, Member-at-large
Liz Thomas, Member-at-large
Marilynn Alsdorf
Sarah B. Barden
Mrs. Orville C. Beattie
Debra S. Beck
Jean Smith Berghoff
Elizabeth Bergmann
Mrs. George H. Bodeen
Susan Bodeen
Emily Borovsky
Mary A. Boyer
Lynn C. Burt
Leslie S. Carothers
Wendy Alders Cartland
Mamie Case
Jane D. Casper
Judy Castellini
Mrs. Hammond E. Chaffetz
Jane B. Colman
Kirby Lewis Colson
Catherine J. Cooper
Gayla W. Cox
Chandra Cramer
Sandra K. Crown
Mrs. John A. Daniels
Bobbie B. Denison
Jeanne M. Denison
Mindy Meade DeStefano
Annette G. Dezelan
Victoria Dorgan
Mrs. Jerrold L. Eberhardt
Susan R. Elliott
Mrs. William S. Ettelson
Ellen Falkof
Mrs. Robert Feitler
Ms. Venita Fields
Mrs. Peter B. Foreman
Christy S. Fowler
Andrea G. Fox
Ilana Fradkin
Mrs. Maurice F. Fulton
Ellen Gignilliat
Mrs. Bruce K. Goodman
Barbara Greis
Kelly Grier
Mrs. William N. Guthrie
Mrs. Stanton T. Hadley
Mrs. Richard C. Halpern
Mrs. David J. Harris
Margaret Mitchell Hastings
Mrs. Thomas D. Heath
Gail Hodges
Caroline T. Huebner
Mrs. Thomas B. Hunter III
Michele M. Ihlanfeldt
Kathy Ingraham
Mrs. Jorge Iorgulescu
Mrs. Edward R. James
Elizabeth Karabatsos
Dolores Kohl Kaplan
Peggy Wagner Kimble
Niven Q. Kingwill
Carol Evans Klenk
Emily T. Knight
Janet W. Krasny
Beth Lambert
Claudia Lane
Donna LaPietra
Mrs. M. James Leider
Amy Lubin
Betsey Madden
Mrs. Lester M. Mayber
Mrs. John W. McCarter, Jr.
Jean McClung
Patty McGrath
Betty McLean
Mrs. Alan G. McNally
Sheila Medvin
Rachel Davis Mersey
Mary Alice Miller
Lucy R. Minor
Mrs. John R. Moore
Mary Moreland
Becky Murray
Mrs. Joseph E. Nathan
Toby Newman
Mrs. Ray E. Newton, Jr.
Daniela O’Leary-Gill
Jane D. Otis
Kathy Paleczny
Marian P. Pawlick
Jane Perkins
Sara Pfaff
Sue N. Pick
Betsey N. Pinkert
Cynthia Willis Pinkerton
Mrs. Neil K. Quinn
Andee Rein
Gloria Reisner
Merle Reskin
Nancy Rodkin Rotering
Susi Rowe
Audrey C. Rubinstein
Onnie M. Scheyer
Susan B. Schmitt
Jana Schreuder
Carol W. Schroeder
Evey Schweig
Kate S. Shapiro
Donna Sciarappa
Stephanie Sick
Mrs. Eugene F. Sikorovsky
Mrs. Alejandro Silva
Pamela Sims Nunley
Susan Spears
Harrison I. Steans
Mrs. Harrison I. Steans
Marcie A. Stein
Toria Stender
Pamela B. Strobel
Mrs. Philip W.K. Sweet, Jr.
Nancy DiMaria Tallent
Elizabeth M. Thomas
Mrs. Richard L. Thomas
Lisa Brown Tribbett
Virginia C. Vale
Penny Van Horn
Marilyn Vender
Janis Weil
Mrs. Robert G. Weiss
Bisi Williams
Joan C. Wing
Jane Woldenberg
Patti Zeeman
The Ravinia Associates Board is a premier group of more than 70 young professionals from the Chicago area who are dedicated to
supporting the musical arts. The Associates Board focuses on expanding the size and diversity of audiences for music, emphasizing
Ravinia and its REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs, and enhancing broad appreciation for classical music. The group
celebrated its 25th anniversary this year through several exciting events: Music Matters on May 10; Classical Strings and Chicken
Wings on July 11; Beer, Brats and Beethoven on July 24; and A Hobbit Happening on August 7.
For more information on the Associates or to learn about becoming a member of the Ravinia Associates Board, please e-mail
[email protected] or call 847-266-5021.
Stephen Rappin *
Executive Vice-President
Beth Lambert *
Active Members
Christopher Atkinson *
Jonathan Babb
John Bankhurst *
Linda Storzek Barham *
Wicks Barkhausen
Erin Bognar ^
Daniel Chapman
Casarine Chong
Mark Chowaniec
Kristin Culbertson *
Matt Denison
Bennett Dilly
Brett Doran
Nathan Fineman
David Gaspar *
Adam Gelfeld
Chuck Giglio
Laura Glick *
Matthew Gray
Steven Greene
Alex Helmuth
Kiki Katz
Grace Konopacki *
Dana Krueger
Natasha Lipovac ^
Joseph Lombardo
Jennifer Luby
Catherine Mapelli
Jon Marks *
Sabina McBride
Thomas McWalters *
Lally Meck
Madeleine Mollinedo
Beth Murin
Matthew Musa
Jamie Nero
David Norton
Melissa S. Ockerman
Liane Ong ^
Stacy Overby *
Robyn Petit *
David Pryor
Alyssa Quinlan *
Parag Raja ^
Susanna Reding
Jerrold Rosema
Lisa Rowland *
David Ruebenson
Jeff Samotny
Shannon Shin
Emily Smith
Rachele Heiderman Snaidauf
Stephanie Stefanik *
Ellen Stiller
Colin Taft-McPhee ^
Jeff Teare *
Tom Templeton
Courtney Trombley
Erich VanRavenswaay *
Bob Vasa *
Christy Wells
Ben Wineman *
Melanie Wright
Sustaining Members
Michael Brooks
Sal Cianciolo
Seth Gastwirth
Kerri Gimbel ^
Emily Hathcoat
Lindy Hood
Sharon Burks Horos
Cheryl DeMong Hubbard
Kathryn Ingraham
Nagawa Kakumba
Jennifer Keller
Kara Longo Korte
Erin Leddon ^
Robert Krebs
Steve Madden
Lisa McClung-Ristic
Jennifer McGlinn
Patrick McGlinn
Angela Pace-Moody
Jennifer Rehn
Ken Robertson
Rachel Rone
Donald Ross
Steven Steinmeyer
Julie van Overbeek
Claire Weiler
* Executive Committee
^ Leave of Absence
Ravinia would like to thank the 2014 Annual Fund Committee members for their efforts on behalf of the festival.
Joseph T. Seminetta, Chairman
Norman R. Balkin
John F. Benjamin
John C. Berghoff
Peggy Budwig
Joel M. Cahn
James A. Chatz
Melanie R. Cohen
Joan Colmar
Gayla Cox
Sandra K. Crown
Jacqueline Dann
Tadashi Enami
Clifton L. Fenton
R. Gerald Fox
Ellen C. Gignilliat
Robert H. Glaze
Louis B. Goldman
Bruce K. Goodman
Lou Guthrie
Arthur W. Hahn
Marilyn Heath
Richard D. Johnson
Diane Karzas
Alvin C. Katz
Alan R. May
Lisa McClung-Ristic
Josephine B. Minow
Toby Newman
Yasuko Okigawa
Jody Perl
Alice M. Peterson
Dale R. Pinkert
Madeleine P. Plonsker
Daniel H. Reisner
Warner A. Rosenthal
Nancy Rotering
David A. Schabes
Donald W. Schaumberger
Steven D. Schaumberger
Susan Schmitt
Richard L. Sevcik
Stephanie Sick
Patricia Sikorovsky
Steven Steinmeyer
Kim Taylor
Paul B. Uhlenhop
Vincent E. Villinski
J. Randall White
Thomas C. Wright
Andy Zimmerman
Ravinia expresses its most sincere gratitude to the 2014 Annual Fund contributors. These contributors supply vital operating
support for Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs, as well as the beautification of the festival grounds and
the reasonable ticket prices that Ravinia supporters have come to know. The names listed below represent those donors who
contributed $1,000 or more during the period between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2014.
A degree symbol (°) represents Silver Circle members who have supported Ravinia for 25 consecutive years or more. A plus sign (+)
indicates new donors or donors with increased contributions of $500 or more.
Major Donors and Sponsors
$100,000 and above
Allstate Insurance Company +
Camping World & Good Sam
The Dancing Skies Foundation +
Food Network Magazine +
General Motors, Official Vehicle
Sponsor of Ravinia
JPMorgan Chase & Co. °+
The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation
Negaunee Foundation +
Ravinia Associates Board
Ravinia’s Reach for the Stars
Golf Tournament
Ravinia Women’s Board
Terlato Wines, Official Wine
Sponsor of Ravinia
United Airlines, Official Airline of Ravinia
Major Donors and Sponsors
$50,000 – $99,999
Beam Suntory
BMO Harris Bank
Charles and Margery Barancik
Foundation °
Martin and Mary L. Boyer Foundation
Celebrity Cruises +
Discover, Official Card of Ravinia
Ernst & Young LLP
Julius N. Frankel Foundation °
The Hearst Foundation, Inc. +
Illinois Arts Council Agency +
Illinois Tool Works
Jenner & Block LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP +
Kirkland & Ellis
MB Financial Bank °+
Midtown Athletic Club, Official Club
of Ravinia
PNC Bank
Polk Bros. Foundation
RBC Wealth Management
Sage Foundation
Steinway Piano Galley of Northbrook,
Official Piano Sponsor
Walgreens °
Wintrust Financial Corporation
Major Donors and Sponsors
$30,000 – $49,999
The Bruning Foundation
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation °
The Chicago Community Foundation
Concentric Equity Partners +
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
The Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation
Chairman’s Circle and Sponsors
$20,000 – $29,999
Altair Advisers
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Aon Corporation °
Baizer Kolar & Lewis, P.C. +
Baxter International Inc.
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
The Buchanan Family Foundation °
Crown Family Philanthropies
CME Group Community Foundation +
Fortune Brands
Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP
Walter and Karla Goldschmidt
Foundation °
Grant Thornton LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Hillshire Brands Foundation
Latham & Watkins LLP
McGladrey °
Northern Trust
Oak Ridge Investments, LLC +
The PrivateBank
Ravinia Associates Board
Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation
Testa Produce +
The Westin Chicago North Shore
President’s Circle
$10,000 – $19,999
AbbVie Inc. +
Associated Agencies, Inc.
Atlantic Trust Wealth Management
Banner Plumbing Kitchen & Bath
Showroom +
Modestus Bauer Foundation °
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. +
Alverin M. Cornell Foundation
Larry and Barbara Field °
First Bank of Highland Park +
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
The Deane A. & John D. Gilliam
W.W. Grainger, Inc. °
Harris Family Foundation
Helen M. Harrison Foundation
HighTower +
Irish Dairy Board
Iron Horse Seating+
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jessen
Joe & Ross Distributing, Inc.
A.D. Johnson Foundation °
K&L Gates LLP °
Gerri and David Kahnweiler/Colliers
International +
James S. Kemper Foundation
Learning Resources, Inc.
Malott Family Foundation
Mason Foundation, Inc.
Mazzetta Company
National Endowment for the Arts
NIB Foundation
North Line Partners +
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Perlmutter Investment Company
RumChata +
Solot Family Foundation +
The Trillium Foundation
The Greg and Kim Wasson Family Fund
Wells Fargo Advisors
$6,000 – $9,999
Anonymous (2)
Akzo Nobel Inc.
The Bill Bass Foundation
Cole-Crone Family Foundation °
GATX Corporation °
Hall Capital
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund +
Harbortown Industries, Inc.
Heineken USA
J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc. °
Jaffe & Berlin, LLC
Judy and John Keller
L & R Anixter Foundation
Lundbeck +
Maron Electric Company
Maurice Sporting Goods +
McKinsey & Company, Inc. °
Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC
Metro Storage LLC
MillerCoors LLC
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Mondelēz International
Northwestern University °
North Shore Gas
I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation
Peck Bloom, LLC °+
Harriette & Ted Perlman/The HAVI Group
Polack Family Foundation, Inc.
Henry Pope Foundation +
Colette and John Rau °
Renaissance Place +
The Rice Group, UBS Financial
Services, Inc.
Samuel S. and Dorothy R. Haber
John G. Searle Family Trust
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home/Shalom
Memorial Park
Arch W. Shaw Foundation °
Sunset Food Mart, Inc. °
The Taylor and Robinson Families °
Thermos LLC
Transco Inc. °
Vail Family Foundation °
$3,500 – $5,999
ABI Specifications Consulting +
Accutax Services, Inc. +
Behles Family Dental Care
The Belmonti Family
The Benach Foundation
Carnot and Luceile Allen Foundation
Chicago Cubs Charities
Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation +
Patrick & Anna M. Cudahy Fund
D+G Consulting Group, LLC +
DeliverCareRX, Inc.
Digital Check Corp.
Edward Don & Company °
The Edward & Rose Donnell Foundation
Forsythe Technology, Inc.
FreshSkin of Highland Park
Full Circle Architects, LLC +
Geraldi Norton Foundation °
Greater Metropolitan Title, LLC +
Griffith Laboratories °+
Meyer and Raena Hammerman
The Irving Harris Foundation
Mark Holihan Farmers Insurance Agency
Holland & Knight LLP
Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered °
A. & E. Kaplan Foundation +
Katalyst Technologies
LA-CO Industries, Inc. °
Leahy Family Foundation
Liberty Property Trust +
Mesirow Family Charitable Foundation °
C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation
Neimark & Helfand °
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
O’Halloran, Kosoff, Geitner & Cook, P.C.
The Joachim & Vicki Peters Foundation +
Plastamet Inc. +
Prime Property Investors LTD
Professional Education International
Reed Smith LLP
Rosebud Foundation
Rukavina Trade Consultants, Inc.
Sahara Enterprises, Inc. °
TDK Corporation of America +
Telefonix, Incorporated
Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Transworld Trade Shows+
Trek Freight Services, LLC
Trustmark Foundation
United Conveyor Foundation °
Howard L. Willett Foundation
Williams Ski & Patio +
Robert and Fran Sachs – XL Screw
Corporation °
$1,500 – $3,499
The Allyn Foundation °
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. +
ArrivaDolce Gelato & Coffee Bar +
D’Addario Foundation +
Maurice Fund, Inc.
McGuireWoods °
Port Clinton Square
The Real Deal Company
Reynolds Family Foundation
Richard V. Lynch Family Foundation
Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC
The Wagner Foundation
$1,000 – $1,499
Draper and Kramer, Incorporated
Major Donors and Sponsors
$50,000 and above
Harry and Harriet Bernbaum °+
Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M.
Kelly +
The Fremont Foundation °
Lyn Goldstein °
Hunter Family Foundation °
Holly and John Madigan
Joan Criswell-Merrilees and
Rob Merrilees +
Estate of Howard A. Stotler °
Audrey L. Weaver +
Major Donors And Sponsors
$30,000 – $49,999
Jim and Wendy Abrams
Megan P. and John L. Anderson +
Mrs. Richard C. Halpern +
Ann Israel +
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Irv Lewis
Chairman’s Circle And Sponsors
$20,000 – $29,999
Anonymous (2)
Katherine A. Abelson
Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace +
Enivar Charitable Fund °
Mrs. Zollie S. Frank °
Walter and Karla
Goldschmidt Foundation °
Linda and Jeffrey Hammes
Barbara and Jim Herst
Lori Ann Komisar and Morris Silverman
Diane and Bill Lloyd +
Roslyn and James Marks °
Mr. and Mrs. Alan May
Jo and Newt Minow °+
Sue and Tom Pick °
In Memory of June Bild Pinsof °
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Price
Diana and Bruce Rauner
Richard and Marianne
Reinisch Foundation
Cari and Michael J. Sacks
The Smart Family Foundation, Inc.
Paul Williams and Leslie Berger
Lynne and David B. Weinberg °+
Mrs. John A. Wing
Nancy Zadek °
President’s Circle
$10,000 – $19,999
Anonymous (7)
Earl Abramson and Sheila Schlaggar °+
Aaron Alt and Jennifer Konz-Alt
Bruce R. Bachmann °
Paul and Jackie Baker +
Henry Berghoef and Leslie Lauer
Judy and Merrill Blau +
Arlene and Keith Bronstein & Family +
Mr. and Mrs. Roger O. Brown
Jane and David Casper +
Nancy and John Challenger +
Don and Susan Civgin +
Carol and Douglas Cohen +
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Crawford, Jr. +
The Crown and Goodman Family
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Crown
Mrs. Robert Crown
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goodman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodman
Ms. Rebecca Crown and
Mr. Richard Robb
David and Annette Dezelan
John and Fran Edwardson
Merrick Elfman
Sonia Florian +
Ginny and Peter Foreman °
Mr. Stanley M. Freehling °
Mrs. Willard Gidwitz °
Joan J. Golder °+
Jack and Donna Greenberg +
Kelly and John Grier
Erika and Dietrich Gross °
Sam, Sarah, Paul & Irwin Grossinger
Ms. Holly Harralson +
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hayford
Steve and Janice Hefter
Betsy and Arthur Holden +
Miriam U. Hoover and Michael
A. Leppen +
Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall °
Ms. Kathryn D. Ingraham and
Mr. James Jacobson +
Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Jessen
A.D. Johnson Foundation °
Mr. Charlie Kaplan +
Carol and Ed Kaplan – Kaplan Foundation
Gregg Kaplan +
Lonny and Kurt Karmin °+
Klaff Family Foundation °+
Becky and Lester Knight
Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Fund °+
Anne E. and Robert D. Krebs
James Lancaster
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Lee
Susan and Richard Lenny
Elaine and Donald I. Levinson
Susan and Richard Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Loeb
Amy and Don Lubin °
Sharon and Eden Martin °+
Richard and Tera McBlaine +
Patty and Mark McGrath °+
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller;
Mrs. Iris A. Miller
The Edward and Lucy R. Minor
Family Foundation
Becky and Mike Murray °
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pawlick
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pinkert °+
Robert Pinkert
Madeleine P. and Harvey R. Plonsker °
Barry and Amita Poll
Phyllis and Dennis Propp °+
Gordon S. and Claire Prussian °+
Merle Reskin °+
Ms. Helen S. Rubinstein +
Alice Rapoport and Michael Sachs, Sg2 +
Mr. and Mrs. E. Scott Santi
Linda and Dick Saslow °+
Judy and David Schiffman +
The Schreuder Family
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schwab +
Karen and Chris Segal +
Joseph T. Seminetta
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Simms –
Simms Family Foundation +
Kit and Bob Simon +
Solot Family Foundation +
Stuart Sondheimer and Bonnie Lucas
Jennifer W. Steans and
James P. Kastenholz +
Walter Stearns
Pamela B. and Russ M. Strobel +
Jamie and Rob Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Thomas °
Mr. and Mrs. Byron D. Trott
Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Uhlenhop °+
The Urey Family
Myron C. and Carol Warshauer Family
Foundation +
Andrew and Betsy Weil
Audrey Weiner
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Weiss °
Beth and Michael Wexler +
Randy and Lisa White
Suzanne and Robert Wieseneck +
Mrs. Ann S. Wolff °+
Paul and Mary Yovovich
Mr. Danny Zamost
$6,000 – $9,999
Anonymous (8)
L & R Anixter Foundation
Stuart and Phyllis Applebaum °+
Lee Auerbach and Leah Leddy +
Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery °
Azure Consulting
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Bagan +
Sarah and Larry Barden
Mr. Gregg D. Behrens
Esther and John Benjamin °
Jean and John Berghoff °
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Berning
Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Bitran
Dr. Norman L. Blankenship
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bodeen °
Mary and Carl Boyer +
Mr. and Mrs. William Gardner Brown °
Mr. David G. Bunning
Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Burgis +
Mr. and Mrs. Duane L. Burnham
Robert and Lynn Burt +
The Ware-Robbins Memorial Fund °
Meg and Tim Callahan
Lisa and Jim Challenger
Rick and Dee Dee Chesley +
Mrs. William C. Childs °
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Chipman
Mrs. Warren M. Choos °
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathon Citow +
Pat Cohn °+
Cole-Crone Family Foundation °
Ms. Mary Collins White +
The Colmar Foundation
Mr. Richard Cortesi +
Mrs. Sandra K. Crown °
Melissa and Oscar David +
Laura Delman Family °
Bobbie and Charlie Denison
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Denison +
In memory of Rory
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Deveny
Stephen and Diane Donahue +
Ellen Rudnick and Paul Earle
Theodore Eckert Foundation
Lois and Steve Eisen °
Ms. Bernice Elbin
Mr. Eric Elert +
Susan and Jesse Elliott
Betty and Bob Ruwitch
Elizabeth Ruwitch
Mr. Patrick Erickson +
Ms. Sharon Feigon and Mr. Steven Bialer
Robert Felsenthal and Roxanne Hori °
Ms. Jennifer Fennell
Ms. Venita Fields and Mr. Lonnie
Hampton +
Andrew J. Filipowski and Melissa Oliver
Diane and Lowell Fixler
Michael Flagg & Greg Eaton +
Foster Charitable Trust – Mr. and Mrs.
James R. Foster °
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Frankel +
The Frazer-Rosenberg Families
Michael and Lynn Froy °
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Fuller III
Christine and Stephen Fussell
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur H. Gantz
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Garoon and Family
Philip Garoon and Family
Mrs. Jean Gelbort °
Laura and Larry Gerber °
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Ellen and Paul Gignilliat °+
George and Maureen Gilmore +
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Glerum, Jr.
Donald and Alice Goldsmith
Mary and Bruce Goodman °
Gorter Family Foundation
Roberta and Howard Goss
The Marvin and Elaine Gottlieb
Family Foundation +
Avrum Gray +
Ms. Marcia Grunsfeld
Joseph and Sheila Gutman Family
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haben
Samuel S. and Dorothy R. Haber
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Hahn
Nan Weiss-Ham and Eldon Ham
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hart
Mrs. Henry G. Hart °
Robert and Margaret Hastings
Mr. Scott Heineman
Dan and Cynthia Helle +
Judy and Jay Heyman °
Mrs. Mary P. Hines °
Nancy and Allen Hirschfield °
Sue and Larry Hochberg °
Ms. Joan H. Holland and Mr. Eli
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Holson III
Caroline and Charlie Huebner
Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Isaacs °
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Jacobs +
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence V. Jacques
Ann and Dick Johnson Family °
Vance and Randee Johnson
Pat and Dan Jorndt °
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Kailin
Anne L. Kaplan
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan
Linda and Peter Karmin
Mr. John Kaufman
Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Kelly
Kennedy Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Kent °
Dorothy and Les Kirtz Foundation +
Emily and Christopher Knight
Cookie and Henry Kohn °
Mr. John Kolada
Therese Krieger and Gordon Ziols
The Kugler Family
Marilyn and Mark Labkon
Michael E. Lavin +
Mr. and Mrs. L. Bates Lea °
Diane and Jim Levy °
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Linger
Nancy S. Lipsky °
Patricia M. Livingston
Livney Foundation +
Marilyn Lustbader °
Karen and Stephen Malkin +
Roberta and George Mann °+
Andrew and Laurel Marovitz+
David B. and Toni P. Mathis
Judy and Scott McCue °+
Sheila and Harvey Medvin °
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Metzler
Mark and Elyce Metzner °+
Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Miller
Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller
Andy and Nancy Mills +
J. Clifford Moos °
Audrey Morris °
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Morse +
Allan and Elaine Muchin
Mrs. Joseph E. Nathan
Gordon and Toby Newman
Jill and Chris Noon °
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Owens
Mr. and Mrs. L. Robert Pasquesi
Sanford and Jody Perl
Harriette L. and Theodore F. Perlman
Alice Peterson and Paul Munk
Henry Pope Foundation +
Mr. Clyde S. McGregor and Mrs. LeAnn
Pedersen Pope
Mrs. John S. Reed °
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Reisner
Mr. Glenn Riese and Ms. Gretchen
Roberts Family Foundation °
Mr. Peter C. Roberts and
Mrs. Robin Roberts +
Cheryl and Steven Rosen °+
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Rosenberg
Michael and Andrea Rosengarden
Linda and Harold Rosenson °
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Rosenthal °
Patti and Eugene Ross °
Mrs. Donald I. Roth °
John Rothschild and Jodi Sheffield
In memory of Florence Sager
Drs. David and Karen Sager °
Sharon Sager Dorfman °
Mr. and Mrs. David Salsburg +
Samuel S. and Dorothy R. Haber
Mr. Scott Sandler +
Ed and Mary Schreck +
Carol and David Schulman °
Mr. John D. Seder °
Gordon and Carole Segal +
Mr. Arthur W. Segil °
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Sehler +
Denise M. Seminetta
Kate Shapiro °
Michael and Susan Sharkey +
Arch W. Shaw Foundation °
David and Julie Shorr
Mr. and Mrs. William N. Sick °
Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Silva
Mr. Michael Silver
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Silverman +
Mr. Scott Slussar
David and Robin Small
Lois and Harrison Steans °
Avy and Marcie Stein
Richard Stein °
Steven and Susan Steinmeyer
Holly Hayes and Carl W. Stern
Judi and Charles M. Stern °
Marlene and Sheldon
Stillman Foundation °
Thomas H. and Donna M. Stone
Foundation °
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stuart, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Swartchild, Jr.
Takiff Family Foundation
John and Kim Taylor
Toft Family Fund – Mr. and
Mrs. Richard P. Toft
Mr. Howard J. Trienens °
Richard and Ilene Tucker
Virginia and Frederick G. Uhlmann °
Vail Family Foundation °
Virginia C. Vale °
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Vasa +
Michael Waks and Kathleen Bruce
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Weil °
Mr. David Weiner +
Mr. Chuck Westphal +
Dee Dee Whipple
Mr. and Mrs. Chris L. Williams
Sallyan Windt °
Lynn and Leo Wiznitzer +
Jane Woldenberg °
David and Tracy Zirin
$3,500 – $5,999
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Ms. Sally Aaron
Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Ablin
Mrs. Arthur M. Adler, Jr. °
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Akason
Fraida and Bob Aland
Mona and Andy Albert °
Kevin and Celeste Alcock
Mrs. Evelyn Alter °
AVR Systems, Inc.
Steve and Mary Anderson
Charles and Sharon Angell
James R. & Lesley B. Anixter
Family Foundation
William and Nancy Anixter
Jonathan Appelbaum
Judith L. and Robert D. Appelbaum °
Mickie and David Applebaum (MAR, Inc.)
Jeffrey and Lisa Aronin
Mr. John A. Baccich +
Mrs. Juliette F. Bacon °+
Ms. Joy L. Bailey
Mr. James Baird and Ms. Dianne Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Bartram
Howard and Donna Bass
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bates, Jr.
Christina and Scott Bates
Mr. Robert Batey and Ms. Chris Weiler
Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. A. Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Steve A. Beitler
Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Belgrad
The Benach Foundation – Carol and
Ronald Benach °
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Bendix
Bruce and Judy Bendoff °
C. Bendy
Arlene and Marshall Bennett °
Bob and Sandy Berger
Janet and David Bergman
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew F. Bergmann +
Courtney and Andrew Berlin
Mr. and Mrs. Hank Bernbaum +
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Bernstein +
Mr. and Mrs. H. Bruce Bernstein °
Harriet and Howard Bernstein °+
Joel and Carole Bernstein
Martha and Tom Biede +
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bindler
Mr. Ted Birren
Ms. Elizabeth Blanchard +
Arleen and Robert S. Blatt
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Block
Ted and Sonia Bloch °
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. Block
Judith Block +
Philip D. Block III Family Foundation °
Sue and Jim Blomberg
Kemery Bloom
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Blumberg +
Mr. and Mrs. David Borosh
Mrs. Elaine T. Bovaird
Mr. Stephen Bowman
Mr. and Mrs. Donald N. Boyce +
Joseph and Beverly Braun
Mrs. Lisa Brochu and Mr. David Brochu +
Elizabeth and Charles Brock +
Larry and Ann Brown
Richard and Andrea Brown
Mr. Arthur J. Bruen, Jr.
Louis and Julie Bucksbaum
Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Rhett W. Butler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Byron
Mrs. Edryce H. Cadden °
Drs. Neil and Janyce Cagan Agruss +
Ms. Lut Calcote
Sandra and Dennis Calvanese
Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell +
Joseph and Cory Cancila
Judith and James Canel
Scott and Lynda Canel
Ms. Michele Aguilar Carlin
Dr. and Mrs. William Caro +
Carnot and Luceile Allen Foundation
Gerald F. Carter
Ms. Wendy Alders Cartland
Mrs. Laurence A. Carton °
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Case
The Ceres Foundation °
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chudacoff °
Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Chudacoff +
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clancy +
Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Coe +
Jules and Leslie Cogan
Drs. Elliott and Angelique Cohen
Melanie and Arthur Cohen
Saul and Carol Cohen °
Susan Cohn and Jonathan Klein +
Robert and Terri Cohn Family
Tom and Connie Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Tim)
D. Coleman, Jr. °
John C. and Jane B. Colman °
Lucy and Jeff Colman
Jeffrey and Teri Kaye Conklin
Mr. Carey Cooper and Dr. Cheryl
Kraff Cooper
Catherine Cooper and Marshall
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Cooper
Jim and Vicky Costakis
James and Kathleen Cowie
Patricia Cox
Mr. William Coyne
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Crane °
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey B. Crawford °
CSR Trust
Dr. Bruce Culleton and Dr. Katherine
Gooch +
Jacqueline and Donnie Dann
Mr. Barnabus Davis °
Merri and Steve Davis °
Ms. Laurie Dearlove +
Nancy Dehmlow
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Deimel °
Ms. Kelley Delaney+
Ms. Jenny Dempster
Mr. and Mrs. K. Deppert
Mindy Meade and Greg DeStefano
Julie Deutsch
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Devers
Mr. and Mrs. James W. DeYoung °
Lyn Dickey °+
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dietz +
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doan
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Dodd +
Domont Family Foundation
The Edward & Rose Donnell Foundation
Perfect Smile Dental Spa
Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Dotson
Bill and Robin Downe
Scott and Celia Drane +
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Dreebin
Linda and Chuck Dresner
Sharon and Larry Dubin °
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Duffy +
Mignon Dupepe and John Snyder
Evelyn M. Edidin
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ellwein +
Gail Ehrlich and Harvey Adelstein +
The Ehrlichman Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ehrlichman
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Elbin
Deane Ellis °
Scott Ellwood and Suzanne Timble +
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Emanuel
Mr. George Engeln +
Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Engle
Jane and Jim Esser
Janice and Rob Esser
Bruce and Missy Ettelson +
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Ettelson
Mrs. Sharon Farmer
Clif and Judy Fenton +
Nadine Ferguson °
Donna and Marty Field
Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Finder +
Mr. Ed Fiorentino and
Mrs. Mimi Fiorentino +
Mr. and Mrs. Justin M. Fishbein
Brad and Lisa Fisher
Carol and Richard Fleisher °
Erin and Justin Foley
M.J. Foreman-Daitch and Katie
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Fortson
Paul and Andrea Fox
Mr. and Mrs. R. Gerald Fox
Ilana and Steven Fradkin
Helen H. Kimura Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Franklin
Matt and Katie Frekko
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Fried
Mrs. John Friedlich°
Marilyn and Marvin Friman +
Susan and Sy Frolichstein
Mr. and Mrs. John Fromstein +
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice F. Fulton
Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Barbara Gately
Mrs. Carol George
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Gepson +
Geraldi Norton Foundation °
Ms. Jennifer Gersten
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gervasio
Mr. and Bert Getz, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gilbert
Darlene and Lawrence Gilford °
Anita and Richard Gilford
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser
Mina Leon and Thomas Gleason +
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Gold +
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Goldberg
Beverly and Lee Goldberg Foundation °
Michelle and Steve Goldish
Louis and Barbara Goldman
Marsha and Michael Goldstein
Gillian and Ellis Goodman Foundation
Mr. Scott Goodman
Mr. Jason Gordon
Janet P. Grable +
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Grahn
Dr. Irving and Lovey Greenberg °
Patsy and Bud Greene °
Mrs. Helen D. Greenebaum °
Mrs. Nancy Greenebaum °
Bob and Amy Greenebaum
Reba and Dave Gribben +
Ms. Ada A. Sanders and
Dr. William M. Griffin
Mr. Michael W. Grivas +
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence I. Guthmann
Mrs. William N. Guthrie
Mrs. Richard H. Gutstadt °
Kaye and Howard Haas °
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Hadley
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Haggerty +
Michele and Bronson Hall
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Halloran
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Handelsman +
Barbara and Jim Hanig
Mr. Edward A. Haravon +
In memory of Allan Harris +
John and Gwen Harris
Tom Harris °
Mrs. Augustin S. Hart, Jr. °
Gregg and Susan Hartemayer +
Mrs. John M. Hartigan
Everett and Jane Hauck
Wm. P. Hauworth II °
Mrs. Thomas D. Heath °
Judy and Mel Hecktman °
Christie Hefner
Brent and Beverly Heimann
Todd and Karlyn Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Hermes
Marjorie Friedman Heyman and Glenn R.
Ms. Julie Hills +
Steven and Michelle Hirsch +
The Hirschfields
Rick and Cathy Hirschmann
Mari Schoen Hirsh and James
M. Schreiber
Robert and Norma Hoaglund
Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Hoeppner III
Dr. and Mrs. Walter S. Hofman °
Carol and Joel Honigberg °
The Horner Family Foundation
Mrs. Nancy A. Horner
Vicki and Thomas Horwich °
Mr. Philip Houk +
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Hurvis +
Steven and Susan Insoft
Mr. Hector Izaguirre +
Nancy W. Jacobs
Jeri and Norman Jacobs
Milton and Gail Jacobson °
Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. James °
Lois and Richard Janger °
Annette Janowiak
Mr. Mark Jason +
Joel and Diane Jastromb +
Kim Jenson and Tom Elsen
Allen and Ann Jorgensen
Lois and Sid Kahn
Mrs. Susan F. Kahn °
Gayle and Fred Kalmin +
Susan and David Kalt
Dr. and Mrs. David Kanarek
A. & E. Kaplan Foundation +
The Mayer and Morris Kaplan
Family Foundation +
Ron and Julie Kaplan +
Ms. Rose Kapoun
Harriet and Ernest Karmin °
Mr. and Mrs. Byron C. Karzas °
Alvin and Elizabeth Katz
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Katz +
The Loraine Kaufman Foundation Lori and Steve Kaufman +
Mr. Greg Kazarian and Mrs. Kim
Hupach-Kazarian +
Sheila Keeshin and Kenneth Handler
Will K. Kellogg III
Dennis and Barbara Kessler
Mr. Brad Keywell
Heidi Kiesler
Mrs. William Kinney
Shelley and Charles M. Kiven Family
Jacqueline Klein
Mr. and Mrs. James Klein +
Mitchell and Debra Klein °
Annette R. Kleinman
James and Carol Klenk
Knapp Family Foundation
Mrs. Arthur R. Kneibler
Dan Koenitz
Joe and Susan Koehler +
Mr. Jeff Kohley and Ms. Brenda Herold +
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Konen
Rick and Pamela Korte +
Jim and Debbie Koziarz
Dr. and Mrs. Colman Kraff
The Krasnow Family °
Nancy and Rick Kreiter
Cecelia D. Kriser °
Dana Krueger
Judith K. Kubert
Dr. and Mrs. Howard D. Kurland °
Brian and Polly Kurtz
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kushen
The Albert Goodstein Family Foundation
Ronald and Caryl Kushner °
In memory of Harry Lake
Charles and Katie Lane +
Mr. and Mrs. Morton Lane
Mrs. Robert G. Lane
Eli Lane Family °
Mr. and Mrs. Desmond R. LaPlace
In memory of Mary and Sam Lawton +
Mr. Ross Laser +
Caryl and Burt Lasko °
Robin and Jack Lavin
Mrs. Samuel T. Lawton, Jr. °
Mrs. Paul M. Lazar
Mr. Christopher Lea +
Mr. and Mrs. David LeClercq
Mr. and Mrs. Mats Lederhausen
Mr. Adam Lefebvre
Lefkovitz Foundation
Mary Liz and Peter Lehman +
Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Leider °
Lesnik Family Foundation
Iona and Milton Levenfeld °
Fay and Daniel Levin
Gary and Liz Levin
Michael D. Levin and Carol A. McErlean °
Robert and Karen Levin
Mrs. Rhoda Levine °
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Levinson
Carole and Joseph Levy
Mr. Rick Levy +
Mr. James Levyne +
Charles Ashby Lewis and Penny
Bender Sebring
Mr. and Mrs. Cort I. Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Lewis
Ms. Carolyn Lickerman +
Barbara and Frank Lieber
Mrs. Paul D. Lieberman
Eleanor and Myron Lieberman
Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Lifvendahl
Jane and Richard Lipton
Mr. Edward Litke +
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Loeb °
Richard and Elaine Loewenstein °
Elaine Gray Loseff °
Maynard and Judy Louis °
Robert and Sandra Lund
Jessica and Torjus Lundevall
Mr. and Mrs. Todd M. Lustbader
Jim and Kay Mabie
Dr. Laurence A. Mack Memorial Fund
Ms. Kimberli Macpherson
Janice and Ernie MacVicar
Margaret Madden and Richard Phillips +
Sue and Robert Malott
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mariani
Peggy and David Mason
Morton and Karen May °
Sally L. Maybrook °
Beatrice Cummings Mayer °
Mr. and Mrs. Russell K. Mayerfeld
Mr. and Mrs. John W. McCarter, Jr.
Mr. Brian McCaskey +
Mr. and Mrs. James A. McClung
Ann and John McDermott °
Mr. and Mrs. David McGranahan
George and Alice McKann
Betty and Will McLean
Joann and Milt Meigs
Dr. and Mrs. Jack L. Melamed
Dave and Emily Merjan +
Mesirow Family Charitable Foundation °
Ms. Kathryn Mikells and Mr. Ed Harney
Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Miller +
Marnie M. Miller and Joesph Noren °
Lois and Jon Mills
Mrs. Carol Mitchel °
Gerald and Liora Mizel +
Mrs. Selma Mizel
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Moore
Daniel Jenks and Mary Moreland
Mrs. Arthur H. Morrison °
Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Morrison
Jim Moss
Leslie and Art Muir
Ms. Lori Muller
Ms. Ellen Multack and Family
Richard James Murphy
Mr. Robert Nadler
Matthew and Janet Nagel
Myrna and Herbert Natkin
Jossy and Ken Nebenzahl °
Davida and Rick Nelson °
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Neumann
Jon and Kathy Newcomb +
Eric and Jenny Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Newton, Jr.
Mr. John Mark Nickels +
Mr. Harold Nidetz and Ms. JoAnn Klak
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Niedert
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Nopar °
Ms. Martha C. Nussbaum
Mrs. Yasuko Okigawa; Mr. and
Mrs. Colin Hara
Eli and Hella Okman
Ms. Daniela A. O’Leary-Gill
Annika and Michael Olshansky
Roberta Olshansky
Mrs. Harold M. Olshansky
Dudley and Ann Onderdonk +
Elliott and Jane Otis
Stacy and Scott Overby
Mrs. Evelyn E. Padorr °
Louis and Ali Paster +
The Pattis Family °
Kenneth and Susan Pearl
Ms. Lisa Pecka +
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pell
Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Perkins
Mr. Daniel Perlman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Perna
Ron and Loretta Peterson
Lorna and Ellard Pfaelzer, Jr. °
Michael and Christine Pflieger
Meline Pickus °
Dan and Rhoda Pierce °
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Platt
Marlene and David Pochis °
Podolsky Family Foundation °
Jean and Gerald Pollack +
Carol G. Pollock
Ms. Gail Polzin
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kevin Poorman +
Catherine and Gregory Popp +
Kenneth Porrello and Sherry McFall +
Ruth B. Powell
Mr. John Powers
Mr. Mark L. Prager
Ms. Victoria Priddy +
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ptak +
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Purcell
Cheri and Gary Robinson
Julie and Keith Radner +
Mrs. Robert F. Rainer
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Raitt
Phillip and Jeanne Ravid
Ms. Lori Reyes
Mrs. James T. Rhind
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Rhoades
Paul and Carol Rigby
Steve and Mimi Ritchie
Cheri and Gary Robinson
John W. and Nancy Robinson
Mr. Randy Rochman
Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Rock
Chas and Renee Rosenberg
James Rosenberg
Ann and Michael Rosenblum
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Rosenheim °
Lisa and Jeff Rosenkranz
Lorelei Rosenthal
Judy and Warner Rosenthal °
Linda and David Ross
Howard and Bev Rossman
Ms. Christine Roth
Joyce and Al Rothschild
Judith and Robert Rothschild °
Janet and Philip Rotner
Mrs. Helen R. Rubens
Audrey C. Rubinstein
Susan B. and Dr. Myron E. Rubnitz °
Howard and Raina Ruskin
Family Foundation °
T. E. (Tim) Russell
Tom and Bonnie Ryszka
Julie and Kenneth Sacks +
Susan and Marc Sacks and Family
In Memory of Adda and Paul Safran +
Mr. Thomas Safran
Michael and Marcia Saper °
Ms. Roberta Scarbeck +
Bob and Janice Scarpelli
Don Schaumberger °
Steve, Ruth, Spencer, and Andrew
Mr. Robert Schelhas +
Anne and Steven Scheyer
Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller °
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schlosberg
Mr. and Mrs. John I. Schlossman
Mr. and Mrs. F. Eugene Schmitt
Barbara M. Schrayer
Dr. and Mrs. James L. Schroeder
Florence B. Schubert In Memory of
Bernard C. Schubert and Ralph M.
Mark Schulte and Mary Holcomb +
Laura Schumacher
Susan and Donald Schwartz °
Horace J. Schwartz and Sandra Harris °
Phyllis and Perry Schwartz
Mr. Robert I. Schwartz
Diane and Bud Schwarzbach
Scott Schweinfurth and Margie English +
Mr. Sear
Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Sebulsky +
Richard Seidel
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Serck
Richard and Leslie Sevcik
Eleanor and Milton Shadur °
Mr. and Mrs. David Shane
Jane L. and John S. Shapira °
Drs. Alan and Susan Shapiro
Eugene and Marlene Shapiro °
Valerie and Lee Shapiro
Randy and Nate Shapiro °
Mr. Douglas Sharfstein +
Ilene & Michael Shaw Charitable Trust +
Sheffield Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Shiffman
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Shindoll
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Shine
John and Bernice Sickle
Dr. Alfred Siegel and Family °
Mr. Neil Slater +
Mitchell and Valerie Slotnick
Suzanne T. Smart °
Melissa and Chuck Smith +
Pat and Clarke Smith
Rick and Julie Smith
Marney and Bill Solomon °
Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Solow
Mr. Ronald Sonenthal and
Dr. Kathy Sonenthal
Virginia Sonnenschein °
Mrs. Virginia B. Sonnenschein +
Mark and Teri Spanswick +
Mr. and Mrs. P. David Spears +
Dorothy J. Speidel °
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Spore °
Charles J. Starcevich
Heather Steans and Leo Smith
W. Peter Steffen III
Mr. Gregory Stemler and Cynthia Stemler
Mr. and Mrs. Gary C. Stephans
Dorie Sternberg °
The Marilyn and Robert Sternberg Family
Charitable Foundation °
Mr. Alan Stone +
Mr. James H. Stone °
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome H. Stone °
Barbara and Joel Stone +
Richard and Judi Stone °
Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin J. Stone
Kelly and Deborah Stonebraker
Jane and Michael Strauss
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Streibich
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Strusiner
Robin and Sandy Stuart +
Merle and Jim Styer
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Sullivan +
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Swimmer +
Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Swoiskin
Ms. Lisa Tank
Andrea Tarbox and David Gransee
Greg and Anne Taubeneck
Mrs. John Reid Taylor °
Frank ten Brink and Jeannine Cleary
Dr. Josie Tenore
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Tesarik +
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Testa +
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thomas
Mrs. Nancy J. Thorner °
Calvin Jay Tobin °
Bernadette and Tom Tramm
Mrs. Robert C. Trotter
Lisa and Jeff Trotter
W. J. Truettner
Mr. and Mrs. Hiroshi Uchida
Mr. and Mrs. S. Sye Unell
Michael and Marilyn Vender
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent E. Villinski °
Mr. Scott Wald +
Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Walla
Ms. Brenda Warkow +
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Warshauer
Gwenyth B. Warton
Jim and Sally Wascher
David Wasserman: In memory of
Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman
Sally and John Weber
Mr. Louis Weber and Mrs. Linda Weber
Marilee and Richard Wehman °
Dia S. and Edward S. Weil, Jr. °
Frieda and Judd Weinberg °
Lisa and David Weinberg +
Ann and Leonard Weiskirch °
Albert and Sherrie Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wellek
Susan and Richard Wellek
Mrs. Florence F. Wheeler +
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. White, Jr. °
Susan J. White
Mr. William J. White °
Mr. and Mrs. Marc R. Wilkow
Robert and Erin Wilson
Mr. Tom Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wineman, Jr. °
Linda and Al Winick
Charles and Stacy Winternitz
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Winton
Kenneth and Jodi Wittenberg +
Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Wolfe
Stephen and Cynthia Wolpert
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wood
Kathleen and Tom Wright
Keith and Wendy Yamada
Mr. David Zallis +
Matthew and Rivka Zell
In Memory of Harry Zemel
Gary and Jeannine Zipfel
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Zirin +
Marilyn Zirn
Mr. Ted Zook +
$1,500 – $3,499
Anonymous (6)
Todd Abraham and Anne Opila
Mr. Scott A. Abramson
Mr. Anthony Achilles
The Allyn Foundation °
Dr. and Mrs. James C. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Steven K. Baer
Tony Brooks and Molly Baskin
Joan and David Bergman
Mr. Steve Blonder
Ms. Christina Bolt +
Steven and Phyllis Brody
Carol Brusslan °
Daniel Bryant +
Tammy and Doug Butts +
Mark and Barbara Cabin +
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Castellini
Ms. Henrietta Collins +
Mr. Paul Cox +
Chandra and Kyle Cramer
Ms. Susan Daley
Ms. Jenipher E. Dalton +
Ms. Jessica Dannenmaier
Tom and Mary Jane Dee
Mr. and Mrs. William Dietz, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Donenberg
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Draluck +
Mr. James Duca and Mrs. Christine Duca
Mr. Brian Duff
Mr. John Duncan and
Ms. Anita M. Sarafa
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eckardt
Mr. Craig G. Eisner
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Epstein +
Sherrill L. Kohnert +
Roy and Marta Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Feltzin
Robert F. and Linda C. Fiermuga
Mr. Daniel Finkel
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fitzsimonds
The Footprints Foundation
Michael and Patricia Frazin +
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Garard, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale J. Garber °
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Gassner °
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Gelber +
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Gerber
Mr. David I. Gindler
Mr. and Mrs. James Ginsburg +
Adrienne Glazov °
Jill Glickstein and Andrea Heiman
Mr. Neal Golden
Cynthia and Norm Goldring °
Mr. Andrew Gottschalk
Mr. and Mrs. David Harris +
Mr. Ron Haselhorst +
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Hefter +
Diane and David B. Heller Charitable
Ms. Kimberlee Herold +
Ms. Jane Herron +
Ms. Judi Israel-Rosen +
J.J. Peppers
Ms. Lakeshia Jackson
Julie and David Kalainov
Elizabeth and Peter Karabatsos
Mark and Beth Kaufmann
Mr. and Mrs. Norman K. Kidder +
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Klieger
Mrs. Russell V. Kohr
Rick and Stephanie Koretz
Mr. Steve Koulogeorge +
Susan and Martin Kozak +
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kring +
Mr. David Kwo
John and Marcia Lamoureux
Ms. Elizabeth Landes and Mr. Barry
Levenstam +
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Landis
Betsy and Scott Lassar +
Ms. Missy Lavender
Lew and Laurie Leibowitz +
Ms. Molly Levitt +
Tom Lipman °
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey R. Lobstein
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Lockridge
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lynch
Mr. Douglas S. Mac Kenzie +
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Madden
Ms. Beverly Martin +
Carol Maxon °
Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Mayer, Jr. °
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mazza +
Regan McAllister & Parents +
Ms. Cathy McCarthy +
Kennon McKee
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. McKenna
Mr. William McMiller +
Steven and Sheree Medwed +
Mr. and Mrs. Zarin Mehta
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin A. Miller
Mr. Michael L. Miller
Patricia R. Mintmire
Greg Moyer +
Dr. and Albert A. Nemcek, Jr. +
Franklin Nitikman and Adrienne Drell °
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Nommensen +
Mr. Frank Oddo +
Mr. Mark O’Hara +
James and Margo Oliff +
Ms. Renee Orelove
Mr. Daniel O’Shaughnessy
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pasternak
The Perlmans
Ms. Jacqueline Peters
David and Barbara Pinzur
Robin and Jonathan Plotkin
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Polen
Mr. Kenneth G. Proskie +
Mr. David Putlak +
Mr. and Mrs. Neil K. Quinn °+
Ms. Kim Redding +
Reynolds Family Foundation
Amy Ripepi
Edgar Rose °
Mr. Saul M. Rosen
Mr. David G. Rosenbaum +
Nancy and Rob Rotering
Ms. Jill Rowe +
John and Trudy Rule
Ed and Diana Ruthman
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Sackheim °
Mr. and Mrs. John Saliba
Mr. and Mrs. David Schmid
Ms. Carol Schmidt
Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Schnierow
Ms. Faith Schonfeld
Mr. Charles Schoof
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schrank
Joseph Schwartz +
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Schweig
Jerry and Naomi Senser
David and Susan Sherman +
Caroline Schwarz Siegel
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Sikorovsky °
Margaret and Alan Silberman °
Nancy and Tom Silberman
Mrs. William Simon, Jr. °+
Amy and Andrew Small +
Mr. and Mrs. Kraig M. Smiegowski
Mr. Robert Socol and Mrs. Lynn
Miller-Socol +
Linda and Stewart Spies
Ingrid and William Stafford +
Beth and Jim Stephens
Mr. Jay Strauss +
Ms. Sheryl A. Summers
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Surdyk
Bernard M. and Caryl H. Susman °
Mrs. Maurice Swiryn °
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Tallent +
Elizabeth and Brian Tenner
Ms. Andrea Thome +
Ms. Carla M. Thorpe
Mr. and Mrs. David Tropp
Ms. Marcy Twardak +
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Vallorano
Sarah A. Verville
The Wagner Foundation
Mrs. Roy I. Warshawsky
Mr. and Mrs. Andy J. Warzecha, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Chip Whalen
Ms. Colleen White +
Dr. Jack M. Whitney
Mr. Michael Wojcik +
Anita M. Wu +
Mr. Michael Wurster
Nat Zivin °+
$1,000 – $1,499
Anonymous (3)
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Aalbers
In memory of Dr. and Mrs. B.H. Adelson
Marcie and Timothy Austen +
Mr. and Mrs. Louis D. Axelrod
Mr. Walter F. Bandi, Jr.
Mr. Mark D. Bauer and Mrs. Renee Bauer
Frank and Prue Beidler
Ms. Christina Biggs +
Amy and Chris Boehm +
Mr. Andrew Bokor +
Emily and Jim Borovsky +
Michael and Meghan Brooks
Mr. and Ms. Claude Brown +
Mr. and Mrs. Guy T. Bucciferro +
Pat and Sandy Cantor
Mr. John F. Caraher +
Ann and Richard Carr
Randy Casey
Ms. Karen Chapin
Mr. Lawrence Corry
Ms. Geraldine C. Cowlin
Mr. Robert Depree +
Mr. David Dickens
Mr. Scott Drach
Margaret and Jerrold Eberhardt °
Linda and Jack Fischer °
Ms. Anita D. Flournoy +
Mr. Andrew Flynn +
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Frezados
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Garard III +
Maureen Glassberg
Sherrie and Craig Glicken +
Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Goldman
Mr. L. Stuart Gordon
Drs. Richard and Margaret Gore +
Simon and Alessandra Grant
Barbara and Millard Grauer °
Mr. Joseph Gregoire
Ms. Donna Haggerty
James and Olivia Halik, Jim Armstrong +
Julie Hall
Sarah and Joel Handelman
Ms. Helen S. Harrison
Mr. Tom Hawkins
Mr. William Hegan +
Dr. Gerhardt A. Herrmann
Dr. Mark Nolan Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Hodges
Dr. and Mrs. Elias J. Horowitz +
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Hough
Blair Hull
Mr. Thomas E. Ingram
Patrick and Joni Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Kass +
Gerry and Steve Keen
Mr. and Mrs. Granger F. Kenly, Jr.
Ms. Linda D. Kiefel
Robert and Margaret W. Kimble +
Ms. Dawn Kirsch
Judy Geleerd Kitzes
Pat and Mike Koldyke °
Mrs. Frank J. Kraus
Ms. Sharon Krengel +
Ericka and Ron Labedz
Dan and Janet Ladurini +
Mr. and Mrs. Marc J. Lane °
Legat Architects
Mr. John Lenhard +
Dr. Eva Lichtenberg and Dr. Arnold Tobin
Toby and Seymour Lipton
Ken Litchfield
Tiffany & Co.
Ms. Marie Lorden +
Mr. Richard Lowell and Mrs. Kathy
Lowell +
Mr. Robert C. Luebke
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Mann +
Ms. Adele Martel
Mr. Robert Marth
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mayber
Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. McMahon
Mr. Richard McNaughton
Mr. Thomas P. McNulty
Ms. Ellen Marie Menas +
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mergener
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mermelstein +
Rachel and Jason Mersey
Tom and Patricia Meyers, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Micatka
Mr. Joel L. Michaels +
Ms. Mary Minow +
Ms. Suzanne Moore +
Mr. Gary Morrison +
Mrs. Caroline Murokh and
Mr. Dmitry Murokh
Kay C. Nalbach +
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Neaman
Mr. Stephen Neil +
Lee and Sharon Oberlander
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Olswang
Mr. Kenneth Ortiz +
Martha and Don Pollak +
Ms. Nicole Putzel
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Quirke +
Mr. Joseph M. Rafson and
Ms. Cynthia R. Plouche +
Thomas and Andrea Rein +
Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes
Sue and Wally Roberts
Kathy and David Robin +
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rosskam
Mrs. Cynthia M. Sargent
Judy and Thomas Schnecke
Mr. Seth Sharrin +
Mr. Douglas Shaw +
Mr. Jason Silverman +
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Spagat +
Ms. Sue Stark
Susan Stein °
Mr. and Mrs. Byoung I. Suh +
Dr. and Mrs. John M. Sultan
Mrs. Sally V. Sylvan +
Mr. Ronald H. Taub °
Rev. Richard L. Tolliver, Ph.D., D.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tomkovich +
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Van Horn
Mr. Frank Vydra +
Mrs. Sally H. Ward-Osgood and
Mr. Brad Osgood
Mr. Lawton Warzala +
Jody and Dean Weinberg
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Weiss +
Mr. Eric Yablonka +
Mr. Eric Yee
Mr. Willie Zimberoff +
Ms. Karen Zupko
The donors listed below generously
contributed to Ravinia’s
programs between October 1, 2012,
and September 30, 2014. The list includes
donors to such initiatives as the Music
Discovery Program, Guest Artists in the
Classroom, Jazz Scholars and Sistema
Ravinia, which reach thousands of
underserved Chicago Public School
students each year. For information
about giving to Ravinia’s
programs, please call 847-266-5020.
$100,000 and above
Ravinia Associates Board
Ravinia’s Reach for the Stars Golf
Ravinia Women’s Board
$50,000 – $99,999
Martin and Mary L. Boyer Foundation
Mrs. Zollie S. Frank
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
$20,000 – $49,999
Anonymous (2)
Aon Corporation
CME Group Community Foundation
Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mrs. Richard C. Halpern
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Irv Lewis
Northern Trust
Richard and Marianne Reinisch
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation
Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Byron D. Trott
$10,000 – $19,999
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Modestus Bauer Foundation
Alverin M. Cornell Foundation
Discover, Official Card of Ravinia
First Bank of Highland Park
The Deane A. & John D. Gilliam
Harris Family Foundation
Illinois Tool Works
Carol and Ed Kaplan – Kaplan Foundation
Malott Family Foundation
The Edward and Lucy R. Minor Family
National Endowment for the Arts
The Trillium Foundation
The Greg and Kim Wasson Family Fund
Audrey L. Weaver
$6,000 – $9,999
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
The Dancing Skies Foundation
Emily and Christopher Knight
Therese Krieger and Gordon Ziols
North Shore Gas
Takiff Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Vasa
$3,500 – $5,999
Chicago Cubs Charities
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Frank
Ann Israel
The Loraine Kaufman Foundation – Lori
and Steve Kaufman
Knapp Family Foundation
Seagears Family Foundation
$1,500 – $3,499
Chandra and Kyle Cramer
D’Addario Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Dreebin
Clif and Judy Fenton
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Garard, Jr.
Cookie and Henry Kohn
The Joachim & Vicki Peters Foundation
Herbert L. Roth Family in memory of
Elsa L. Roth
Sallyan Windt
$300 – $1,499
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Garard III
Marsha and Michael Goldstein
Vicki and Thomas Horwich
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jack
Ms. Catherine Kleinmuntz
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Klieger
Mrs. Paul D. Lieberman
Mark and Elyce Metzner
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Palmer
Mr. David Putlak
Mr. Peter C. Roberts and
Mrs. Robin Roberts
Ms. Rosalind Schilder
Mr. Ronald H. Taub
Ms. Janet D. Thau
Ravinia extends a special note of
appreciation to funders of $25,000
and above who supported Sistema
Ravinia during the 2013–14 school
year, including the Martin and Mary L.
Boyer Foundation, Elizabeth Crown and
Bill Wallace, and the Ravinia Women’s
Board. Thanks to their support, Ravinia
expanded this free after-school orchestra
program at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter
School in the Austin neighborhood to
serve even more students in need and is
able to plan for further growth in 2015.
Ravinia sincerely thanks its 2014
Corporate Partners for supporting
Ravinia’s world-class performances and
their commitment to the community.
Corporate President’s Circle
$10,000 – $19,999
AbbVie Inc.
Associated Agencies, Inc.
Atlantic Trust Wealth Management
Banner Plumbing Kitchen & Bath
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Larry and Barbara Field
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Iron Horse Seating
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jessen
Joe & Ross Distributing, Inc.
K&L Gates LLP
Gerri and David Kahnweiler/Colliers
Learning Resources, Inc.
Mazzetta Company
Northern Trust
North Line Partners
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Perlmutter Investment Company
Wells Fargo Advisors
Corporate Guarantor
$6,000 – $9,999
Akzo Nobel Inc.
GATX Corporation
Hall Capital
Harbortown Industries, Inc.
J. Emil Anderson & Son, Inc.
Jaffe & Berlin, LLC
Judy and John Keller
Maron Electric Company
Maurice Sporting Goods
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC
Metro Storage LLC
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Mondelēz International
Peck Bloom, LLC
Harriette & Ted Perlman/The HAVI Group
Colette and John Rau
Renaissance Place
The Rice Group, UBS Financial
Services Inc.
Sunset Food Mart, Inc.
The Taylor and Robinson Families
Thermos LLC
Transco Inc.
Corporate Opus
$3,500 – $5,999
ABI Specifications Consulting
Behles Family Dental Care
The Belmonti Family
D+G Consulting Group, LLC
DeliverCareRX, Inc.
Digital Check Corp.
Edward Don & Company
Forsythe Technology, Inc.
FreshSkin of Highland Park
Full Circle Architects, LLC
Greater Metropolitan Title, LLC
Mark Holihan Farmers Insurance Agency
Holland & Knight LLP
Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered
Katalyst Technologies
LA-CO Industries, Inc.
Liberty Property Trust
Neimark & Helfand
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
O’Halloran, Kosoff, Geitner & Cook, P.C.
Plastamet Inc.
Prime Property Investors LTD
Professional Education International
Reed Smith LLP
Gary Robinson
Rukavina Trade Consultants, Inc.
Sahara Enterprises, Inc.
TDK Corporation of America
Telefonix, Incorporated
Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Trek Freight Services, LLC
Trustmark Foundation
United Conveyor Foundation
Williams Ski & Patio
Robert and Fran Sachs – XL Screw
Ravinia would like to thank the
companies listed below for their generous
contributions, which double and
sometimes triple the amount donated to
Ravinia by their employees.
Abbott Fund Matching Grant Plan
ACCO Brands Corporation
ACE Charitable Foundation
Aetna Foundation
Ameriprise Financial Gift Matching
Aon Corporation
Arch Insurance Group Inc.
AT&T Foundation
Bank of America Foundation
Baxter International Inc.
BlackRock Inc.
BNY Mellon
The Boeing Company Gift Matching
BP America Inc.
Capital Group Companies
Caterpillar Foundation
CDW Corporation
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
The Chicago Tribune Company
Chubb & Son
CME Group Community Foundation
CNA Foundation
Coke Zero
ConAgra Foods Enterprise Services, Inc.
Discover Financial Services
Dover Corporation
ExxonMobil Matching Gift Program
Gap Foundation
GATX Corporation
General Electric Credit Corp.
Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
William Harris Investors, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank
IBM Corporation
Illinois Tool Works
Johnson Controls Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis
Kraft Foods Foundation
Leo Burnett Company, Inc.
The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation
Macquarie Group Foundation
McDonald’s Corporation
Mead Johnson Nutrition Employee
Matching Gift Program
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Mondelēz International
Morgan Stanley
Motorola, Inc.
The Navigators Group, Inc.
Northern Trust
Nuveen Investments, LLC
NYSE Euronext Foundation
OppenheimerFunds Legacy Matching
Gifts Program
Oracle Corporation
PepsiCo Foundation
The PIMCO Foundation
PNC Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
RBC Foundation
Sara Lee Foundation
Takeda Employee Giving Programs
U.S. Cellular
UBS Foundation USA Matching Gift
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Zurich North America
Leadership Donors
Joel and Carole Bernstein
The Avrum Gray Family, in Memory of
Joyce Gray
Estate of Mrs. Eloise W. Martin
Direct Endowment Donors
We are grateful to the following donors
for their gifts of $300 or more to the
Fund to Assure Ravinia’s Future, received
between October 1, 2012, and September
30, 2014.
Arch Insurance Group Inc.
Martha and Tom Biede
Estate of Hugh Johnston Hubbard
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Fabbioli
Mr. Stanley M. Freehling
Ray and Susan Gillette
The Mayer & Morris Kaplan
Family Foundation
Sid Karger
Ravinia Associates Board
Ravinia Women’s Board
Eugene and Marlene Shapiro
Milton H. and Lillian Z. Schwartz
Family Fund
Alyce K. Sigler and Stephen A. Kaplan
Memorializing the festival’s former,
longtime executive director, the Edward
Gordon Society recognizes donors who
have provided for Ravinia in their estate
plans. Many members enjoy immediate
tax benefits and estate tax savings. They
also receive Ravinia benefits, including
ticketing privileges and Freehling Room
membership. We thank all Edward
Gordon Society members for their
steadfast commitment to Ravinia’s future.
Created in 2011 in memory of the
distinguished festival chairman from
1971 to 1975, the Marion Lloyd Circle
recognizes Edward Gordon Society
members who have designated one or
more major planned gifts to Ravinia with
a value at or exceeding $100,000. We are
sincerely grateful to the following Marion
Lloyd Circle members for their exemplary
generosity. For more information about
the Marion Lloyd Circle, please contact
Dylan Commeret at 847-266-5027 or
[email protected]
Marion Lloyd Circle Members
Bruce R. Bachmann
Marshall and Arlene Bennett
Judy and Merrill Blau
Mrs. Sandra K. Crown
Mr. Terrence M.W. Ellsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Freehling
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice F. Fulton
Robert H. Glaze
Marsha and Michael Goldstein
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Harza
Wm. P. Hauworth II
Jack Kanuk and Richard Foster
Howard Kaspin
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Keller
Esther G. Klatz
Michael E. Lavin
Dr. Sheldon H. Marcus
Sharon and Eden Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Newton N. Minow
John and Kim Taylor
Dr. Marylou Witz
Nancy Zadek
Promised Gift Members
Anonymous (2)
Marilynn Alsdorf
In memory of Mrs. C. F. Andes
Charles J. Balkin III
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Bernbaum
Mr. J. Salvatore L. Cianciolo
Mrs. George H. Conrad
Mrs. Wayne Dailey
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Dann
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Deimel
Janice Ferri Esser
Ms. Nadine Ferguson
Mrs. Zollie S. Frank
Susan and Sy Frolichstein
Mike and Lynn Froy
Jean and Robert Gelbort
Mrs. Samuel Gershuny
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Gignilliat
Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Goldsmith
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce K. Goodman
Mr. and Mrs. Millard J. Grauer
J. Brian Greis, M.D.
Julie and Parker Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Halpern
Mrs. David J. Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Heath
Judy and Jay Heyman
Edith Hicks
Stuart Kane
Gerry and Steve Keen
Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Kenney
Ms. Patricia J. Klemz
Dolores Kohl Kaplan
Mrs. Helen J. Kohr
Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Kortlander
Ms. Alice Kurland and
Mr. Ernest A. Grunsfeld III
David A. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Amy and Donald Lubin
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell B. Mason, Jr.
Howard M. McCue III
Dorothe Melamed
Dr. and Mrs. Jack L. Melamed
Rob, Susan & Christopher Meyer
Marnie M. Miller
Milton H. and Lillian Z. Schwartz
Family Fund
J. Clifford Moos
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Nieminen
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. O’Kieffe
Bruce P. Olson
Ms. L. M. Overend
Marian Tyler Pawlick
Maxine R. Philipsborn
Sue N. Pick
Dale and Betsey Pinkert
Michael G. Rahal
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Rain
Mrs. Mary Reusché
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Rosenbaum
Sue and Bill Samuels
Mr. Arthur W. Segil
Alfred L. Siegel
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Sikorovsky
Fay Stern
Dr. Gerald Sunko
Ember Swanson-Jesunas
Dr. Gary C. Thom
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tucker
Virginia C. Vale
Mr. Robert F. VanderSchaaf
Mrs. Ann S. Wolff
Estate and Trust Members
Mrs. Kent W. Duncan
Estate of Ernest A. Grunsfeld III
Estate of Hugh Johnston Hubbard
Estate of Joan S. Freehling
Estate of Edward Gordon, late Executive
Director of Ravinia
Estate of James D. Hinchliff
Estate of Dorothy F. Johnson
Mr. Morris A. Kaplan
Estate of Marion M. Lloyd
Barbara F. Marshall
Estate of Eloise W. Martin
Estate of Hugo J. Melvoin
Mrs. Dean B. Phemister Trust
Estate of Suzanne J. Pochter
Estate of Carol Ann Jean Poremba
Mrs. Jack E. Portis
Estate of Robert F. Reusché
Estate of Norman A. Ross
Estate of Edith S. Ruettinger
Milton H. and Lillian Z. Schwartz
Family Fund
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Stern
Estate of Howard A. Stotler
Selim N. Tideman Charitable Trust
Michael D. Vogan Trust
Estate of William D. Weaver
Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI)
is the festival’s renowned summer
conservatory and the top rung of
Ravinia’s comprehensive approach to
educational development. Each year
several emerging young professional
musicians transform into full-fledged
performers on the Bennett Gordon Hall
stage during free, public concerts and
master classes with world-class artists
throughout the summer, as well as on the
$10 BGH Classics concert series.
The invaluable instruction and
performance opportunities at RSMI
are only possible because of generous
donors. Relying directly on contributions
from these dedicated supporters to fund
these vital programs, RSMI provides
its participants with everything they
need—from practical housing and
meals to priceless lessons and master
classes with a renowned faculty—so
that they can focus fully on their craft.
By removing financial considerations,
Ravinia affords RSMI participants an
opportunity to learn from the world’s
best pedagogues at a critical time in
their career development. In addition to
annual support, RSMI relies heavily on
its endowment to make these important
programs possible.
To solidify and strengthen RSMI’s bright
future, Ravinia launched an important
campaign to bolster the RSMI endowment
in order to assure that these programs
will be available free of charge to gifted
musicians for many years to come. We
thank our donors who have helped
provide for the future of RSMI with a gift
of $300 or more to the Everything for
the Artist 25th anniversary endowment
campaign between September 30, 2009,
and September 30, 2014. We also greatly
appreciate the donors below who have
given a gift of $300 or more to RSMI’s
annual operating fund between October
1, 2012, and September 30, 2014, to help
bring these programs to life this summer.
Distinguished Endowment Support
Negaunee Foundation
Lois and Harrison Steans
Ravinia Women’s Board
In Memory of Sally & Ernest A.
Grunsfeld III
Estate of Mrs. Grace E. Hokin
Esther G. Klatz
Dr. Marylou Witz
Harry and Harriet Bernbaum
John and Fran Edwardson
In Memory of Joan Freehling
Walter and Karla Goldschmidt
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Harza
Welz Kauffman and Jon Teeuwissen
Anne E. and Robert D. Krebs
Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison
Family Foundation
Dale and Betsey Pinkert
June B. Pinsof and Madeleine P. and
Harvey R. Plonsker
Ravinia Associates Board
John and Bonnie Stepan
Pamela B. and Russ M. Strobel
Craig and Linda Umans
Endowment Support
Anonymous (4)
Jim and Wendy Abrams
Megan P. and John L. Anderson
Sarah and Larry Barden
Jean and John Berghoff
Judy and Merrill Blau
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bodeen
Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Bradford
Jane and David Casper
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Chipman
Don and Susan Civgin
Jane B. and John C. Colman
Judy and Bill Cottle
Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace
The Dancing Skies Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Deveny
Susan and Jesse Elliott
Joseph and Carol Epkins
Clif and Judy Fenton
Diane and Lowell Fixler
Muriel and Maurice Fulton
Ellen and Paul Gignilliat
Joan J. Golder
Louis and Barbara Goldman
Mark Hajduch
Linda and Jeffrey Hammes
Betsy and Arthur Holden
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Hunter III
Daniel Jenks and Mary Moreland
Ann and Dick Johnson
Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Fund
Emily and Christopher Knight
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Leiden
Susan and Richard Lenny
Gary and Liz Levin
Mason Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. May
Patty and Mark McGrath
Sheila and Harvey Medvin
Joan Criswell-Merrilees and Rob
The Edward and Lucy R. Minor
Family Foundation
Toby and Gordon Newman
Jill and Chris Noon
Alice Peterson and Paul Munk
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Reisner
Mr. Peter C. Roberts and Mrs. Robin
Morton W. Rosen, in memory of Vera D.
Audrey C. Rubinstein
Mr. and Mrs. E. Scott Santi
Dr. Scholl Foundation
The Schreuder Family
In Memory of Helene “Hush” Segil
Heather Steans and Leo Smith
Jennifer Steans and James Kastenholz
Robin Steans and Leonard Gail
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Sehler
Joseph T. Seminetta
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Spain
Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Spears
St. Margaret’s College and
Schools Foundation
Avy and Marcie Stein
Thomas H. and Donna M. Stone
In Memory of Howard A. Stotler
The Thoresen Foundation
Lisa and Charles Tribbett
Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Uhlenhop
Virginia C. Vale
Penny and John Van Horn
Michael and Marilyn Vender
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Weiss
Randy and Lisa White
Kathleen and Tom Wright
Paul and Mary Yovovich
General Support
Jean and John Berghoff
The Butz Foundation
Miriam L. Christ
The Dancing Skies Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Ettlinger
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Hadley
Steven and Nancy Hannick
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Harza
Mrs. Thomas D. Heath
Helen E. Heggie Fund
Mr. Joseph B. Kastenholz
Negaunee Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pawlick
The Joachim & Vicki Peters Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pinkert
Ravinia Women’s Board
Jessica and Anthony Roberts
Linda and Harold Rosenson
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stepan
Audrey L. Weaver
The Ravinia Women’s Board Program
For Jazz
Ann and Roger Cole
Rita Kanne, in loving memory of
Jeffrey Kanne
Carol McCardell
National Federation of Music Clubs
Oyama Charitable Foundation
Ravinia Associates Board
Program For Piano and Strings
Anonymous (3)
Judy and Merrill Blau
The Butz Foundation
Jeffrey and Teri Kaye Conklin
Judy and Bill Cottle
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Deimel
Mr. and Mrs. James Doppke
Dr. and Mrs. James L. Franklin
Richard M. Gordon
Carol and Joel Honigberg
Rita Kanne, in loving memory of
Jeffrey Kanne
Gloria B. Keats
Esther G. Klatz
Ms. Dorothy B. Mayer
Negaunee Foundation
Oyama Charitable Foundation
Ravinia Associates Board
Benjamin J. Rosenthal Foundation
Alice Rapoport and Michael Sachs, Sg2
St. Margaret’s College and Schools
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Brad and Marilyn Stein
Stepan Company
Susan Stevens
Dr. Marylou Witz
Program For Singers
Anonymous (2)
Dr. June Fox, in memory of
Lenore Sherwin
Lilli and James Greenebaum
The Lynne and Richard Kaiser
Family Foundation
Mason Foundation, Inc.
Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison
Family Foundation
The Port, Washlow and Errant Families
Ravinia Associates Board
Merle Reskin
The Rhoades Foundation
Mrs. Jerome W. Van Gorkom
October 26, 1911 – February 11, 2014
Businessman, entrepreneur and Ravinia Life Trustee Emory
Williams was born in Falco, AL, and grew up in Quitman, MS.
He graduated from Emory University in 1932 and the following
year he took a job at an Atlanta warehouse of Sears Roebuck
& Co., with which he was long affiliated. After serving in the
Army during the Second World War, he ran Sears’ Brazilian
operations, ultimately becoming the corporation’s chief financial
officer during the 1960s, a decade during which Sears was the
largest retailer in the world. He went on to become president
and chairman of the Sears Bank and served as a director of
more than a half-dozen New York Stock Exchange companies. A
passionate Ravinia booster, he contributed time, resources and
leadership to the festival and became a member of the Ravinia
Board of Trustees in 1972, serving as board president from 1973
to 1978. In 1973 he helped establish the “Fund to Assure Ravinia’s
Future,” the festival’s endowment, and in 1979 was named a
Ravinia Life Trustee. His contributions were formally recognized in 2009, when he was given Ravinia’s
Marion Lloyd Award. He passed away at the age of 102 at his home in Hobe Sound, FL, surrounded
by family members and music-making as his wife, Ravinia Women’s Board member Janet, and their
children sang to him while his daughter, Women’s Board member Carol Schroeder, accompanied on
piano via telephone. Ravinia will miss his wisdom, counsel, love of music and fantastic sense of humor.
175 W. Jackson LLC
Abiding Care
Agave Loco (Rumchata)
Banner Day Camp
Banner Plumbing Supply
Becker Architects Ltd.
Berger Schatz
Brooks & Company/Baird & Warner
Chiaravalle Montessori School
Chicago Philharmonic Society
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Citadel Theater
Coldwell Banker
College Nannies and Tutors
Colliers International
Columbia College
Conlon/Christie’s International
Real Estate
Craig Bergman Landscape Design
Deerfield Riverwoods
Montessori School
DePaul University Community
School of Music
Downtown Highland Park Alliance
Duane Morris
Ensemble Espanol
Entertainment Cruise Productions
First Class Fence
First Midwest Bank Corp.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Freedom Home Care
Goodman Theatre
Gordon Financial Group at Morgan
Grand Victoria Casino
Harris Theater Chicago
HCR Manor Care
Hearing Health Center
Hefter, Leshem, Margolis
Highland Park Lincoln Mercury
Highland Pop
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Indiana University Jacobs
School of Music
International Violin Competition
of Indianapolis
ItalCultura NFP
Keylime Cove Water Resort
Kohl Children’s Museum
Krugel Cobbles
LaCasa De Isaac
Lake County Forest Preserves
Preservation Fdn.
Lake Forest Country Day School
Lake Forest Hearing Professionals
Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra
Lexus of Highalnd Park
Loyola University Museum of
Art (LUMA)
Luther Village
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Main Street Libertyville
Marble Emporium
mb Financial
Merchandise Mart Properties
Midwest Young Artists
Montessori School Lake Forest
New Balance North Shore
North Shore Kitchen & Bath
Northeastern Illinois University
NorthShore University Health
System ACE
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Mutual/
Steven L. Braun
Orren Pickell Design Group
Private Bank & Trust
Randolph Street Market Festival
RBC Wealth Management/
Howard Klieer
RE/MAX of Naperville/
Lucy Ebverhardt Polyne
Rosebrook Pools
Roycemore School
Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck
Scott Byron & Company
Serosun Farms
Snippets Mini-Cuts
Spex Optical
Stationery Station
Sullivan’s/Del Frisco
Restaurant Group
Sunrise Tree Care
Transworld Exhibits, Inc.
Warren Barr North Shore
Whitehall of Deerfield
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
PMS 504
FIC Financial Investments Corporation
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Overall the festival enjoyed another healthy fiscal year. Total
festival operating revenues for fiscal 2014 reached $23.2 million,
flat against 2013 despite three canceled shows that resulted in
a loss of $1 million in admission revenues and drops in other
earned revenue areas such as parking, Levy Restaurants, group
sales and Ravinia Gifts. Admissions revenue for fiscal 2014 totaled
$21 million versus $21.2 million in 2013. Net-revenue-generating
(NRG) shows posted a record profit of $5.3 million, and the Chicago
Symphony concerts continued to lose money, growing to a $3.36 million
loss in 2014. Production costs of nearly $19.5 million in 2014 exceeded the
2013 level by $653,000, despite the savings of $780,000 from the canceled
shows. The majority of the increase came from rising artist fees, additional
security, and show cancellation insurance (primarily for weather concerns). In
addition, Ravinia contributed 5 percent of gross ticket revenues, or over $1 million,
to the City of Highland Park as part of the 10-year agreement with
the city.
Contributed income had a record year, mainly driven by support from non-classical audiences,
totaling $12.6 million versus $11.8 million in 2013, up by $800,000, or 7 percent. In addition, the Women’s
Board contributed $1.03 million to the festival in 2014—including $638,000 to current festival operations and $25,000 to Ravinia’s Steans Music
Institute (RSMI), with the remainder set aside for future projects—and the Ravinia Associates Board contributed $510,000. Other operating
expenses were up slightly against 2013, totaling $11.8 million in 2014 compared to $11.7 million the previous year.
Ravinia ended the year with a small deficit of $70,000 before the endowment draw and after counting depreciation expenses; another successful
year. Ravinia’s endowment fund draw, which is 4.5 percent of the three year rolling average, is $3.1 million. After covering the operating loss, the
net $3.038 million balance will be transferred to the festival’s fixed-asset fund. This transfer, coupled with the $2.2 million of funded depreciation
expense will bring the fixed-asset fund balance to approximately $14.2 million. Given the size of this balance, we will begin to invest a portion with
the endowments and per their investment objectives and policy in order to gain larger returns.
Total Revenues in Millions 2005–2014
Five Year Summary of Key Financial Data
Operating Results (Amounts in Thousands of Dollars)
Earned Income
Contributed Income
Special Project/Artistic Initiatives Funds
Total Revenues
Variable Costs
Other Operating Expenses
Total Expenses
Surplus/(Deficit) Before Endowment Transfer
Covered by Earnings Transfer
Attendance Summary
Total Attendance
No. of Performances
IN 2015!