2022 Annual Donors

$100,000 and up


S. Leigh Pierson Conant and Douglas R. Conant

John and Cathie Estey

Jane Irwin

The Negaunee Foundation

Malcolm and Virginia O’Hagan

Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation

$50,000 – $99,999

Abra Prentice Foundation

Roger and Julie Baskes

Gail C. Bent

BMO Harris Bank

Brinson Foundation

Ellen and Don Clark

Joan E. and Robert A. Clifford

Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

Hill and Cheryl Hammock

Library of Congress

Dominique Raccah and Raymond Bennett

S&C Electric Company Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation

Larry Shulman and Rhonda Rochambeau

Wintrust Financial Corporation


Accent Charitable Fund

Allstate Insurance Company

Ann Bradley

Scott and Beth Brady

Bulley & Andrews

Marion Cameron-Gray

Chicago Council of the American Writers Museum

Carolyn Curiel and Mark Van Fleet

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Faegre Drinker

First Eagle Bank

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Jay and Robin Hammer

James and Carol Hansen

Werner and Marleen Hein

Jastromb Family Philanthropic Fund

Kinzie Capital Partners, Suzanne Yoon

Mayer Brown

Catherine Mouly and Ted Carlson

Linda S. Nagarkatti

Patrick O’Hagan and Paula Llaneza

Poetry Foundation

Ralph and Evelyn Davis Family Foundation

Sheli and Burt Rosenberg

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe

Roberta H. Rubin

Robin and Sandy Stuart

Donna Van Eekeren

Sally Wood

Bedi Family Foundation

Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis

Norman and Virginia Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation

Maree G. Bullock, Alford Group


Paul and Amy Carbone

The Board of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club

Carey Cranston and Ellen Tritschler

Michael T. Clune

Steve and Dorne Eastwood

Esbrook P.C.

Edith and Gerald Falk

Robert and Gena Franden

Deborah and James Franczek

Maria C. Green

Hummer Mower Associates

Julian Grace Foundation

Ivan and Kathy Kane

Glenn and Christine Kelly

Emily and Robert King

Kirkland & Ellis

Daniel Korengold and Martha Dippell

Milne Family Foundation

Grove Mower and Brooke Hummer

Richard and Mary Beth Murphy

Shanti Nagarkatti

The Neilom Foundation

Oil-Dri Corporation of America

Amanda and John Rutledge

Michael and Tracey Scodro

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP

Monica L. Walker

Dan and Angela Yergin


Sarah and Vincent Anderson

Andrew Anway, Amaze Design

Marie Arana

Nick and Nancy Berberian

Steve and Joan Bowen

David and Katherine Bradley

Joseph Brennan and Leslie Shad

Tim Calkins and Carol Saltoun

Al Chircop

John Cole

Steven and Caralynn Collens

Robin and Edward Culbertson

Mary Cunningham and Tom Watson

Debora de Hoyos and Walter Carlson

Robert Doepel

Rita Dragonette

William and Joan Dutton

Renee Edelman

Katherine Field Stephen

Barry and Jeanette Filderman

T. Bondurant and Hollis S. French

Jonathan and Kristin Friesen

Michelle Gelman

Norma Green

Bruce and Jamie Hague

Rob and Caroline Hammock

Lawrence and Camille Hanson

Dorothy Harza

Christie Hefner

Steve and Mary Jo Herseth

David Hiller

Laura Huizinga

Mary Josephs

Kathleen Kavanaugh

Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra

Laughing Acres Family Foundation Inc.

Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation

Bret Maxwell

Sherry McAuliffe

Paul and Penelope McDonnell

Tracy McGillivary

Katy Mickelson

Charles Moore

Jossy Nebenzahl

John Newman

Sharon and Leon Oberlander

PJH & Associates, Inc.

Joseph L. Parker

Mark and Lisa Pattis

Michael Power

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Joseph and Sharon Petrillo

Michael and Christine Pope

Carol Prins and John Hart

Susan Rabe

Israel Rocha and Sarah Wilson Rocha

Lynn and Larry Robinson

Stephen and Ann Ross

Paul and Joan Rubschlager

John and Alice Sabl

Haun Saussy

Michael and Cynthia Scholl

Walt Sheffler and Betsy Boe

Clark and Marcia Silcox

John Sirek

Stanley and Donna Slabas

Marilyn Stewart

Helen Sullivan

April Tritschler

Scott Turow

Therese Unumb and Philip Thompson.

Jon and Shari Vegosen

Carol Wells


Robert and Susan Wislow

Irv and Carol Yoskowitz

Gerald Adelman

Ann Adenbaum and Alan Schramm

Randall Albers

James Alexander

Jill Antoniewiecz

Raymond Arenson

Lee Barker

Amy Barrow

Robert and Arlene Bein

Sara Bhatia

JD and Jean Bindenagel

Terry Birkel and Ann Brown

Judith Block

Andrew and Gail Brown

Katherine Buck and Kevin Preloger

Michael Burke

Jerry Callaghan and Carol Wells

Ellen Carnahan

Lisa Broner Cort and Bruce Cort

Sarah Crewe and Patrick Connor

Marion Covey

Pamela Daniels-Halisi

Robert and Fran DelBoca

Regis and Elena Delmontagne

James Dodson

Donald Evans

Kristin Faust

Diana Ferguson

Deborah and James Franczek

Susan and Paul Freehling

Mark and Cindy Fuller

Lisa Gaines McDonald

Linda Gels

Reginald Gibbons

Barbara Goodman and Seth Weinberger

Christopher Gorter

David and Lauren Gorter

David and Cynthia Greising

Bob Hammer

Jack Hartman

Bradley and Lisa Henderson

Laurie Holmes

David and Lizabeth Horn

John and Diane Huff

Ogden and Nina Hunnewell

Cynthia Jamison

Carol and Gregory Josefowicz

Julie and Kevin Justie

John and Patricia Koskinen

Karen Latchford

Murray and Audrey Lessinger

Judy and Stephen Levin

Jaedene and Charles Levy

Susan and Douglas Lyons

John Mackey

Helen Marlborough and Harry Roper

Fredrick Miller and Diane Valente

Susan Morris

Charles Mottier

Larry Msall

Mary Ellen Murphy

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Charles O’Connor and Susan Plaeger

Katie Panning Spieth

Susan Payne

Michael and Eve Perri

Gordon Lee Pollock

Kenneth Porrello

David Power

Neil Quinn

Philip and Cathy Rosborough

David and Judith Saunders

Randall Scasny

Anthony and Alison Scherer

Steven Schneider

Jonathan and Lauren Schwartz

Ketan Shah

Jay and Robin Shannon

Joanne Silver

Patricia Smart

Gay Stanek

Joanne P. Starzec

Susan Stephen Pod

Jeanette Sublett and Langdon Neal

Karen Teitelbaum

Gayle R. Tilles

Annette Turow

Dana and Karen Twible

Pam and Doug Walter

Peter Walton and Laurel Greiman

Nike Whitcomb

Tom and Nancy Williams

Audrey Williams-Lee

Vicki Woodward

Debbie Wright

Caren Yanis

Edward Zifkin and Sue Fieldman

Michael Zwell

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

Roger and Julie Baskes

Jay and Robin Hammer

James and Carol Hansen


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

BMO Harris Bank

Chicago Community Trust


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

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


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