The AWM relies on gifts from friends like you to develop interactive exhibits and immersive programs that celebrate the past, promote the present, and inspire the future of American writers.

Thank you for your support.

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Please mail all checks to:

American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601

For information on wire or stock transfers, please call the AWM office at (312) 374-8790.

$1,000,000 and up

  • S. Leigh Pierson and
    Douglas R. Conant
  • Malcolm and Virginia O’Hagan
  • Stead Family Foundation

 

$500,000 – $999,999

  • John & Cathie Estey
  • The Meijer Foundation
  • The Negaunee Foundation
  • Wintrust

 

$250,000 – $499,999

  • Roger & Julie Baskes
  • Jay & Robin Hammer
  • Jim & Carol Hansen

 

 

$100,000 – $249,999

  • Bulley & Andrews
  • Maree G. Bullock, in memory of Jimmie R. Alford
  • Marion Cameron
  • Clune Construction Company
  • Joel Jastromb
  • John Pappajohn
  • S&C Electric Company

 

$50,000 – $99,999

  • BMO Harris Bank
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Exelon Foundation
  • Robert & Gena Franden
  • Werner & Marleen Hein
  • Ivan & Kathy Kane
  • Jim & Linda Mitchell
  • Catherine Mouly & Ted Carlson
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Poetry Foundation
  • Roberta Rubin and Family
  • Story Street Labs

 

$25,000 – $49,999

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Altria
  • Lloyd Bettis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
  • Tom & Mary Carmel Borders
  • The Chicago Council for the American Writers Museum
  • Don & Ellen Clark
  • Robert A. & Joan E. Clifford
  • Combe Family
  • The Descendants of General Alexander C. McClurg 
  • The Donnelley Foundation
  • William & Joan Dutton
  • Bruce & Joyce Gates
  • Frank & Gayle Eby
  • Dr. Phyllis Hattis Rubin
  • M. Hill & Cheryl Hammock
  • Stephanie & Roger Hochschild
  • Jane Irwin
  • Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke
  • Komarek, Hyde, McQueen Foundation
  • Daniel Korengold & Martha Dippell
  • Chase Collins Levey & Mark Levey
  • Coco & Ethan Meers
  • Milne Family Foundation
  • Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
  • Alexandra C. & John D. Nichols
  • Penguin Random House
  • The Abra Prentice Foundation Inc.
  • H. John & Diane M. Riley Family Fund
  • Burton X. & Sheli Rosenberg
  • John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe
  • Larry Shulman & Rhonda Rochambeau
  • Story Street Labs
  • Alexander & Robin Stuart
  • Angela Stent & Daniel Yergin

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Anonymous
  • Frank & Catherine Araneo
  • The Brinson Foundation
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation
  • Carey Cranston & Ellen R. Tritschler
  • James Denny
  • Bill & Kittie Devers
  • Paul Dykstra & Spark Cremin
  • Joan & Kevin Evanich
  • Edith & Gerald Falk
  • Ronne & Robert Hartfield
  • Beverly & Warren Hayford
  • Harvey Hubbell Foundation
  • IBM Matching Grants Program
  • IHS Markit
  • Irvin Stern Foundation
  • Jannotta Family Fund
  • Lamar, Lisa, Mary, Elaine & Paul Johnson
  • Chase Levey
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim Moss
  • Richard W. Muzzy Jr. & Susan Beebe Muzzy
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ray E. Newton
  • Lynne & Larry Robinson
  • Sara Lee & Axel Schupf
  • Arch W. Shaw Foundation
  • Charles H. & Beverly E. Shaw Foundation
  • Lisa Shaw Williams
  • Savills Studley
  • Nike Whitcomb

$5,000 – $9,999

  • Davinder K. Anand & Family
  • Marie Arana
  • Bardes Fund
  • Gail Bent
  • Henry & Leigh Bienen
  • Skip & Liz Coggin
  • Cooper Industries Foundation
  • Regis & Elena Delmontagne
  • Field-Stephen Foundation
  • Julianne Hartzell
  • Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc.
  • Ed & Jeannie James
  • Mary & Joseph Jannotta, in memory of Bill McGrane
  • Jan Jentes
  • The King Family Foundation
  • The Ludwig Family Foundation
  • Erik McLaughlin
  • Shanti Nagarkatti
  • Jossy & Ken Nebenzahl
  • NEMA
  • Patrick O’Hagan & Paula Llaneza
  • Schneider Electric NA Foundation
  • Segal Family Foundation
  • Clark & Marcia Silcox
  • SunTrust Bank Foundation
  • Jeanne Sullivan
  • Stuart Thorn
  • UL
  • Archbold and Helene van Beuren
  • Wells Fargo

$1,000 – $4,999

  • Algonquin Books, a division of Workman Publishing
  • Andrew Anway
  • Stephen W. and Susan M. Baird Foundation
  • Robert Bein
  • Carol & Gary Berman
  • Christopher & Anne Bird
  • Andy Block
  • Elizabeth Boe
  • William Boehm
  • Jack Brannigan
  • Joseph Brennan & Leslie Shad
  • Mayer Brown
  • Julianne Budden-Bronsink
  • John Cole
  • Craig Colmar
  • Mr. & Mrs. Brian Coulter
  • Julie & Phillip Croll
  • Jim Cunningham
  • Victor Danilov
  • John Demler
  • Byram & Sue Dickes
  • Patricia Dodson
  • The Eacho Family Foundation
  • Dahlia Ehrenfried
  • Lewis Eisenberg
  • Harve Ferrill
  • Follett
  • William & Mary Ford
  • Maurice Gallagher
  • Dr. Reginald Gibbons & Cornelia M. Spelman
  • James & Gianna Goldman
  • Leonard Goldman & Lisa De Marco
  • Harvey & Roberta Golub
  • Todd & Martha Golub
  • John & Sheridan Greeniaus
  • Ken & Toni Harkness
  • Joseph Hassett
  • Bradley Henderson
  • Louise A. Holland
  • Julie & David Jacobson
  • Lucius Kahng
  • Vivian Kaplan
  • Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman
  • John & Patricia Koskinen
  • Susan & Doug Lyons
  • Paul & Penelope McDonnell
  • Susan Morris
  • The Neal Family
  • Sally & Luis Nieto
  • Paul O’Day
  • Cristina & Ken Ohr
  • Opus Development Company, LLC
  • Mr. & Mrs. John S. Palmer
  • Dr. Robert & Jessie Palmer
  • Jane Perkins
  • PRM Consulting
  • Mark & Laura Ratner
  • Charles Rizzo
  • Richard Robb
  • Dr. James Rocks
  • Stephen C. & Ann Ross
  • Jane Rotrosen Agency
  • Susan Rowe
  • Julia Rubin & Lloyd Green
  • Margaret Ruley
  • The Rumsfeld Foundation
  • Cheryl & Stephen Rush
  • Jim Rutledge
  • John & Alice Sabl
  • Ruth & Joel Schoenmeyer
  • Suzanne Shapiro
  • Richard Shutran
  • John Sirek
  • Stanley Slabas
  • Southbank
  • Tom & Carolyn Staley
  • James H. Stone
  • Strategic Media Services, Inc.
  • Helen Sullivan
  • The Richard & Charron Traut Fund
  • April Tritschler
  • Therese Unumb
  • John & Wendy Wall
  • Julie Weary
  • Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Wexler
  • David & Evelyn White
  • Sue Wilder
  • John Wilhelm
  • David and Eleanor Woods
  • Jeffrey Wright

$250 – $999

  • Barbara Adelman
  • Ann Adenbaum & Dr. Alan Schramm 
  • Nicholas Aeppel
  • Mary Ahern
  • Dr. Basel Al-Aswad
  • Margery Al-Chalabi
  • Randall Albers
  • Hank & Betty Baby
  • Anuradha Behari
  • The Bellis Blauvelt-Demarest Foundation
  • James Bindenagel
  • Elysa J. Blacker
  • Judith Block
  • Galen Bodenhausen
  • Hindy Bogner-Orenstein
  • Kathy Borrus
  • Berry & Joy Bowen
  • Ann Marie Brack
  • Robert Bridgeman
  • George Brown
  • Mr. & Mrs. Eric Brown
  • Pamela Buckles
  • Michael Burke
  • Anthony Buttitta
  • Tammy Call
  • Andrew Call
  • Greg Cameron
  • Sally Campbell
  • Gary Casper
  • Jim Chiu
  • Dawn Coleman
  • Cort Family Charitable Fund
  • Jacqueline Donnelley
  • William & Susanna Doolin
  • Christine Duffy
  • Richard Eisenberg
  • J. Fanuzzi
  • Jeanette & Barry Filderman
  • Dr. Ed Folsom
  • Dr. Ann Folwell Stanford
  • Deborah & James Franczek
  • Cynthia G. & Mark A. Fuller III
  • Deborah Gelin
  • Ann Gibbons & Michael Gugerty
  • Terry Gilman
  • John P. & Christine C. Giraudo
  • Ann Goldblatt
  • Mark Golden
  • Mark & Shelley Stern Grach
  • Marilynn & Ronald Grais
  • Mary & Robert Haft
  • Jane Heron
  • John & Gwen Hibbard
  • James Holderman
  • Amanda Hollis
  • Laurie Howick
  • Laura Huizenga
  • Ogden Hunnewell
  • Gayle Inbinder
  • Kelly Jocius
  • Saul & Susan Kadin
  • James & Mary Ann Diehl Kauffman
  • Ernie & Sally Kelly
  • Dr. Michael Komie
  • Paul Krauss
  • Maria Kronfeld
  • Philip & Madeline Lacovara
  • Karen Latchford
  • Judy & Stephen Levin
  • Michael Lewis
  • Durham & Elizabeth Littlefield
  • Kathi Loughlin
  • Pamela Lungmus
  • John Mackey
  • Helen Marlborough
  • Betsy Martens
  • Joshua Marwell & Chitra Bopardikar
  • Judith Massuda
  • Jan L. Mathes
  • Mary & Peter Mavrogenes
  • Ann McDermott
  • Marta A. McDowell
  • Florence D. McMillan
  • Brook McNulty
  • Robin Miller
  • Eric & Mary Mollman
  • Sheila Murphy
  • Takashi Nakatani
  • Isobel Neal
  • Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
  • A. Andrew Olson
  • Eileen, Anne, Diedre & Mary O’Malley
  • Tim Oravec
  • David & Jane Oshinsky
  • Joseph L. Parker
  • George & Margaret Parker
  • Jill & Keith Pattiz
  • Hyde Perce
  • Michael Perri
  • Melissa Phillips
  • Gordon Pollock & Jill Gosden
  • Nancy Prendergast & Augusto Pichard
  • Craig & Tara Primis
  • Monica & Jim Pruyn
  • Debra Rade
  • Margaret W. Redding
  • Julie & Richard Reibman
  • Abbie & Sandra Roth
  • Jade Routson
  • Larry Rush
  • Karen & David Sager
  • Alice Schreyer
  • David Schwartz
  • Michael Selleck
  • Suzanne Shier
  • Robert & Mary Shue
  • Randi Sidgmore
  • Susan Silveira
  • Brian Simmons
  • Mathew Slater
  • Werner Sollors
  • Joanne Starzec
  • Eric Stone
  • Robin Stuart
  • Cheryl Sturm
  • Frances Taliaferro
  • Elaine & Richard Tinberg
  • Noreen Tomassi
  • Scott & Adriane Turow
  • Dana & Karen Twible
  • Monica Voldstad
  • Philip & Julia Wade
  • Stanley & Betty Weinberger
  • Gregg Wilhelm
  • Jenny Wojcik
  • Sallie Wolf
  • Irving & Carol Yoskowitz
  • Susan Youdovin
  • Roberta Zabel