Sponsors & Contributors

As a tax-exempt, charitable organization, Donors Forum is grateful to its grantors, event sponsors, board members, and other donors for their commitment to strengthening philanthropy and the social purpose sector in Illinois. The amounts below represent contributed revenue above and beyond membership dues in fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020).
$100,000 and above
Robert R. McCormick Foundation*
The Wallace Foundation**
$75,000 to $99,999
BMO Harris Bank
The Lumpkin Family Foundation
$50,000 to $74,999
The Boeing Company
Dunham Fund
The Joyce Foundation*
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation*
Polk Bros. Foundation
$25,000 to $49,999
The Brinson Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust*
Michael Reese Health Trust
Northern Trust
Spencer Foundation
$10,000 to $24,999
Allstate Insurance Company
The Chicago Bar Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The Field Foundation
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County
Hillshire Brands Foundation
Mondelēz International
Peoples Gas
The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund
Pierce Family Foundation
Quarles & Brady LLP
The Seabury Foundation
Steans Family Foundation
$4,500 to $9,999
Bank of America
Baxter International Inc.
Evette Cardona
Chicago Tribune Foundation
Community Memorial Foundation
Crowe Horwath LLP
D & R Fund
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Duchossois Family Foundation
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Kraft Foods Group Foundation
MB Financial Bank
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
Motorola Solutions
New Prospect Foundation
North Shore Gas
Prince Charitable Trusts
The Siragusa Foundation
United Airlines
Wieboldt Foundation
Woods Fund of Chicago
$1,000 to $4,499
Advocate Health Care
Alexander Macnab & Co.
Arabella Advisors
Francis Beidler Foundation
Bruce Boyd
Campbell & Company
CME Group Foundation
Donald A. Cooke
Lloyd “Chip” Fry
Graham Grady
Gregory S. Gross
Kellogg School, Center for Nonprofit Management
Bert & Rosina Lies
McDougal Family Foundation
Oppenheimer Family Foundation
James D. Parsons
Plante Moran
Nicole Robinson
Janice E. Rodgers
Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd.
VNA Foundation
Wolf & Company LLP 
$500 to $999
Chomicz Family Foundation
Patricia Garza
Leo S. Guthman Foundation
Dodie and John Kostishack
Iris J. Krieg
Tammy Lemke
Lou Marsico
Boyd McDowell III
Stuart J. Miller
Ernest Vasseur
Robert Vaughan
Caren Yanis
Up to $499
Heather Higgins Alderman
David Anderson
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chicago Chapter
Claudette G. Baker
Mike Ban
Ann Becker and David Muschler
Robin Berkson
Joy Boruff
Greg Cameron
Greg DiDomenico
Kathleen Enright
Merri Ex
Edith Falk
Joshua Gibb
Deborah Gillespie
Elizabeth Glassman
Paul Goren
Shelley Stern Grach
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Diana Hess
Grace Hou
Dottie Johnson
Eric B. Johnson
Jack Kaplan
Bruce Karmazin
Elizabeth Lach
Cheryl Lamm
William J. Lawlor
Alison, Taylor, Elise, and Jasper Lies
Barbara Denemark Long
Robert N. Mayer
Joshua Mintz
Colleen and Howard Mitchell
Elizabeth Plotnick
Dory Rand
David Rosen
Doug Schenkelberg
Liz Sode
Unmi Song
Wegi Stewart
John Stremsterfer
K. Sujata
Richard Turner
Kristina Valaitis
Eric Weinheimer 
Nike Whitcomb
David Wiercinski
Elizabeth C. Wilder
Jill Wohl
Paula Wolff
Celeste Wroblewski
Donors Forum appreciates the contributions these organizations made to match their employees' donations to Donors Forum:
Allstate Insurance Company
The Chicago Community Trust
Mondelēz International
Polk Bros. Foundation
Spencer Foundation
* Sustaining Benefactors: The Chicago Community Trust, The Joyce Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Robert R. McCormick Foundation have contributed substantially toward Donors Forum's mission over many years. We are grateful to them for their extraordinary support.
** Thanks to a major three-year grant from The Wallace Foundation, Building a Stronger Illinois: The Public Nonprofit Partnership Initiative (BSI) is Donors Forum’s signature public policy and advocacy initiative. Through BSI, Donors Forum continues to promote the value of mission oriented organizations, protect our independence, and model more effective partnerships between social purpose organizations and government.
The Eleanor Peterson Fund for Donor-Donee Relationships, named after the late Founding President of Donors Forum, continues to support the Donors Forum Library and other projects.