2020 Annual Donors

$100,000 and up

Anonymous

S. Leigh Pierson Conant and Douglas R. Conant

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Catherine Mouly and Ted Carlson

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Negaunee Foundation

Jerre and Mary Joy Stead

$50,000 – $99,999

Abra Prentice Foundation, Inc.

Roger and Julie Baskes

John and Cathie Estey

Malcolm and Virginia O’Hagan

Wintrust Financial

$25,000 - $49,999

Bulley & Andrews LLC

Ellen and Donald Clark

Joan and Robert Clifford

Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

Jane Irwin

Gerry Gedroic Lichterman

Ralph and Evelyn Davis Family Foundation

S&C Electric Company

Zell Family Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Anonymous

Marion Cameron

CIBC Bank USA

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Jay and Robin Hammer

Hill and Cheryl Hammock

Werner and Marleen Hein

Ivan and Kathy Kane

Jim and Kay Mabie

Mayer Brown

Coco and Ethan Meers

Grove Mower and Brooke Hummer

Richard and Mary Beth Murphy

NEA Big Read

Patrick O’Hagan

Judy Pomeranz

Dominique Raccah and Raymond Bennett

Sheli and Burton Rosenberg

Amanda and John Rutledge

Sarah Schrup

Larry Shulman and Rhonda Rochambeau

Alexander and Robin Stuart

$5,000 - $9,999

Arch W. Shaw Foundation

Gail Bent

Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis

Norman and Virginia Bobins

Scott and Beth Brady

Michael and Barbara Cabay

Paul and Amy Carbone

Michael T. Clune

Carey Cranston and Ellen Tritschler

Carolyn Curiel and Mark Van Fleet

Christopher Esbrook, Esbrook Law LLC

Edith and Gerald Falk

Robert and Gena Franden

James and Carol Hansen

Jastromb Family Philanthropic Fund

Julie and Kevin Justie

Glenn and Christine Kelly

Emily and Robert King

Stephen V. King

Martin J. Koldyke

Milne Family Foundation

Shanti Nagarkatti

Jossy Nebenzahl

Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel

Sally and Luis Nieto

Lionel Rabb

Roberta Rubin

Michael Scodro and Tracey Zima Scodro

$1,000 - $4,999

Anonymous

Davinder Anand

Sarah and Vincent Anderson

Carol and Gary Berman

BMGI

Joseph Brennan and Leslie Shad

Robert and Patricia Bridgeman

John Cole

Philip and Julie Croll

Robin and Edward Culbertson

Julie Danis and Paul Donahue

Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts

Shawn M. Donnelley

William and Joan Dutton

Paul Dykstra and Spark Cremin

Stephen and Dorne Eastwood

Efroymson Family Fund

Sally Feder

Barbara Goodman and Seth Weinberger

Maria C. Green

Heather Grove

Harry J. Harczak, Senior Memorial Foundation

John Hart and Carol Prins

Julianne Hartzell

Warren and Beverly Hayford

Mike and Diane Hora

Illinois Humanities Council

Heather and Jim Johnson

Judith Torney Purta Charitable Gift Fund

John King

Barbara and Keith Kizziah

Laughing Acres Family Foundation Inc.

Ludwig Family Foundation

Maragret Maclean

Ann McDermott

Paul and Penelope McDonnell

Susan Morris

Linda S. Nagarkatti

Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl

Charles A. O’Connor and Susan Plaeger

Sharon and Leon Oberlander

Joseph L. Parker

David Power

Andra and Irwin Press

Craig and Tara Primis

Charles Rizzo

Lynne and Lawrence Robinson

Stephen and Ann Ross

John and Alice Sabl

Nancy Searle

Clark and Marcia Silcox

Marilyn Stewart

Helen Sullivan

The Edith-Marie Appleton Foundation

Target Circle

Therese Unumb and Philip Thompson.

Jon and Shari Vegosen

Wells Fargo Bank

Bob and Susan Wislow

Daniel and Angela Yergin

$250 - $999

Allstate Insurance Company

Amaze Design, Inc.

Marie Arana

Ryan Arnold

Robin Bauer

Mary Beach

Ginny Bean

Olivia and Jonathan Bedi

Robert and Arlene Bein

Charles Black

Elysa J. Blacker

Judith Block

Kathy Borrus

Jack and Deedee Brannigan

Chuck Bright and Andre Latia

Ellen Carnahan

Robert Clarke

Liz and Skip Coggin

Robert Curley

Adrienne Darling

Michelle Dayton

Regis and Elena Delmontagne

Lisa Demarco and Leonard Goldman

Rita Dragonette

Margaret Duncan and John Bisbikis

Norm Edelson and Sandra Helton

Wilfred Estey

Deborah and James Franczek

Susan and Paul Freehling

Jack Frigo

Linda C. Glick

Tom and Claire Goulding

Frank Greenberg

Hannah Judy Gretz

Patricia Habicht

Caroline Hammock

Lawrence Hanson

Joseph Hassett

Marilyn Hayden

Susan Henninger

Mary Jo Herseth

David Horn

Ogden Hunnewell

Jannotta Family Fund

Mary Johnston

Beth Jolly

Mary Josephs

G. William Knight

Lori Koetters and Brian Smith

Daniel Korengold and Martha Dippell

Eric Lax

Deborah and Don Leavens

Robert Levin

Finlay and Willee Lewis

Michael Lewis

Edward Liebow and Erin Younger

Laura Litwin

Susan and Douglas Lyons

John Mackey

Sandra Maddock

Julia Malone

Helen Marlborough and Harry Roper

Lynda and William McKay

Katy Mickelson

Corinne Morrissey

Sheila Murphy

Aaron and Helene Paris

Patricia Hurley and Associates, Inc.

Keith and Jill Pattiz

Michael and Christine Pope

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Patricia Ryan

Bettylu and Paul Saltzman

John Salvino

David and Judith Saunders

Michael and Cynthia Scholl

Alan Schramm and Ann Adenbaum

Suzanne Shapiro

Patricia Smart

Werner Sollors

Joanne Starzec

Katherine Stephen

Jo Ann Stevenson and Marshall Grate

Joseph R. Sylvester

Mitchell Tobin and Susan Jacobson

April Tritschler

Dana and Karen Twible

Barbara Weiner

Steve and Lorrayne Weiss

Leslie Wheelock

Nike Whitcomb

Audrey Williams-Lee

David and Eleanor Woods

Maria Wynne

Irving and Carol Yoskowitz

Shaun and Christina Zhang

Founding Patrons

The AWM is grateful to its Founding Patrons, who made leadership gifts in the early days of the museum’s development. Thanks to these generous friends, the AWM became a reality.

$1 million +

S. Leigh Pierson Conant and Douglas R. Conant

Malcolm and Virginia O’Hagan

Stead Family Foundation

$500,000 – $999,999

John and Cathie Estey

The Meijer Foundation

The Negaunee Foundation

Wintrust Financial

$250,000 - $499,999

Roger and Julie Baskes

Jay and Robin Hammer

James and Carol Hansen

$100,000 - $249,999

Anonymous

Bulley & Andrews

Maree G. Bullock, in memory of Jimmie R. Alford

Marion A. Cameron

Clune Construction

M. Hill and Cheryl Hammock

Jastromb Family Philanthrophic Fund

John and Mary Pappajohn

S&C Electric Company

$50,000 - $99,999

BMO Harris Bank

Chicago Community Trust

Exelon

Robert and Gena Franden

Joyce and Bruce Gates

Werner and Marleen Hein

Ivan and Kathy Kane

Marc Realty

Jim and Linda Mitchell

Catherine Mouly and Ted Carlson

National Endowment for the Humanities

Poetry Foundation

Roberta Rubin and Family

$25,000 - $49,999

Abra Prentice Foundation, Inc.

Allstate Insurance Company

Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation

Chicago Council of The American Writers Museum

Ellen and Don Clark

Robert A. and Joan E. Clifford

Combe Family

Dell

Daniel Korengold and Martha Dippell

The Donnelley Foundation

William and Joan Dutton

Frank and Gayle Eby

Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

Stephanie and Roger Hochschild

Jane Irwin

Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke

Komarek-Hyde McQueen Foundation

Chase Collins Levey

Gerry Gedroic Lichterman

The Descendants of General Alexander C. McClurg

Coco and Ethan Meers

Milne Family Foundation

Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols

Penguin Random House

Ralph and Evelyn Davis Family Foundation

H. John and Diane M. Riley Family Fund

Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg

Larry Shulman and Rhonda Rochambeau

Robin and Sandy Stuart Foundation

Angela Stent and Daniel Yergin

Anonymous (3)

Tom and Mary Carmel Borders

The Brinson Foundation

Carey Cranston and Ellen Tritschler

Bill and Kittie Devers

Paul Dykstra and Spark Cremin

Joan and Kevin Evanich

Edith and Gerald Falk

Hachette Book Group

Ronne and Robert Hartfield

Harvey Hubbell Foundation

Beverly and Warren Hayford

IHS Markit

Jannotta Family Fund

Lamar, Lisa, Mary, Elaine and Paul Johnson

Macmillan Publishers

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Moss

Richard W. Muzzy and Susan Beebe Muzzy

Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Newton, Jr.

Lynne and Larry Robinson

Sara Lee and Axel Schupf

Arch W. Shaw Foundation

Savills Studley

Nike B. Whitcomb