Our Supporters

Catalyst Chicago thanks the foundations, corporations and members who make our work possible. For questions or changes, please contact Vicki Jones at (312) 427-4830 or vjones@catalyst-chicago.org.

If you are interested in becoming a member, click here.

  • The Boeing Company
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Ford Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  • McDougal Family Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Steans Family Foundation
  • Voqal Fund

Group Member

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
  • DePaul University Center for Urban Education
  • Gary Comer Youth Center
  • Golden Apple Foundation
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education
  • University of Illinois Urbana Library

Benefactor ($1,000+ level)

  • Baskin Family Foundation
  • Timothy King
  • Linda Lenz and Marshall Froker
  • Priscilla Kersten
  • Robert and Carol Lenz
  • Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation
  • Ted and Susan Oppenheimer
  • Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
  • Diana and Bruce Rauner
  • Robin Steans
  • N. Don Wycliff

Advocate ($500 level)

  • Brian Fabes
  • Brinson Foundation
  • Cornelia Grumman
  • Beverly Shaw Hayford
  • Diana Nelson
  • Donald and Isabel Stewart
  • Ralph Rydholm
  • Square One Foundation, Inc.
  • Vahey Family Fund
  • Paul Zavitkovsky

Enthusiast ($250 level)

  • Paula Baron
  • Chicago Newsroom
  • Cynthia Barron
  • Catherine Cahan
  • Joan Dameron Crisler
  • Denise Michelle Gamble
  • Steve Gates
  • Cornelia Grumman
  • Anne Hallett
  • Irving Harris Foundation
  • Leigh Ann Larsen
  • Karen May
  • Bronwyn McDaniel
  • McDougal Family Foundation
  • Alysia Tate
  • Gail Ward
  • Cheryl Watkins
  • Bernice Weissbourd
  • Kim Zalent

Friend ($100 level)

  • Alternative Schools Network
  • Jane Angelis
  • Mimi Asbury
  • Jane Averill
  • John Ayers
  • Sen. Arthur Berman
  • Aspen Printing Services
  • Daniel Casey
  • Lawrence Choate
  • Marsha Clesceri
  • Jason Coulter
  • Barbara Crock
  • Betty Dayron
  • Kristin Dean
  • Michael Dessimoz
  • Dominican University
  • Myrice Drummer
  • John Easton and Sem Sutter
  • EBSCO Industries
  • Brenda Eiland-Williford
  • Roger and Madelon Fross
  • Jill Gerson Parker
  • Betsy Gidwitz
  • Frank Greco
  • Vinni Hall
  • Marj Halperin
  • Debra Hass
  • Marvin Hoffman
  • Homan Square
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Shirley Jaffee
  • Della Leavitt
  • Ronda Locke
  • Stacy McAuliffe
  • Carolyn Narasimhan
  • Michael O’Connor
  • Charles Payne
  • Richard Peterson
  • Joann Podkul
  • Gail Purkey
  • Louis Pyster
  • Sendhil Revuluri
  • Lauren Rich
  • Cathy Rokusek
  • Robert Saddler
  • Dennis Schapiro
  • Serendipity Consulting
  • Susan Sporte
  • Tammy Steele
  • Paul Sznewajs
  • Barbara Valerious
  • Steven Viktora
  • Kathleen Weaver Hytros
  • Bernice Weissbourd
  • Maria Whelan
  • Debra Williams
  • Youth Connection Charter School

Supporter ($50 level)

  • Martha Alexakos
  • Patricia Anderson
  • Katie Bailey
  • Joyce Bristow
  • James Broadway
  • Kathleen Byrne
  • William Colson
  • Civic Consulting Alliance
  • Ann Courter
  • Lynn Donaldson
  • Elizabeth Duffrin
  • Emelda Estell
  • Linda May Fitzgerald
  • Paul Goren
  • Sarah Hainds
  • Lee Hart
  • Carol Hayse
  • Mary Hess
  • Mary Hicks
  • Fred Hunter
  • Mary L. McMahon
  • Paul Meincke
  • Samuel Miller
  • Marc Monaghan
  • Karen Morris
  • Kay Nalbach
  • Johnnie Newton
  • John O’Leary
  • Glenna Ousley
  • Mary Ann Pattillo
  • Kenneth Perkins
  • Stanley Pollock
  • Reading In Motion
  • Maricela Reyes Torres
  • Sandra Rigsbee
  • Ken Rolling
  • Margaret Romano
  • Bettye J. Smith
  • Bruce Taylor
  • Myrna Torres
  • Amy Treadwell
  • Arie van der Ploeg
  • Shelby Wyatt
  • Steven Zemelman

Member ($35 level)

  • Connie Amon
  • Gina Anselmo
  • Donna Baiocchi
  • Lynn Barbour
  • Jill Bass
  • John Beven
  • Ray Boyer
  • Nancy Brandt
  • Angela Buckels
  • Cecile Carroll
  • Donella Carter
  • Mary Lynn Cavey
  • Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
  • Chicago Foundation for Education
  • Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Branch
  • Vicki Chou
  • Jessica Clarke
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues
  • Community TV Network
  • Lometa Cross
  • Lisa Daleiden-Brugman
  • Raymond Dattilo
  • Donors Forum
  • EBSCO Industries, Inc.
  • Robert Echols
  • Cassandra Eddings
  • Robert Embry
  • Walter Erikson
  • P.M. Flanagan
  • Jana Fleming
  • Vanessa Bush Ford
  • Maureen Graves
  • Heidi Gross
  • Martha Guerrero
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Flavia Hernandez
  • David Hibbs
  • Julie Hines-Lyman
  • Jane Hoffman
  • Louverta Hurt
  • Indiana University Libraries
  • Madelyn James
  • Rose Joshua
  • Joyce Jennings
  • Joyce Foundation Library
  • Ellen Kennedy
  • Michael Klonsky
  • Helen Kossler
  • Kwaw-Oscar Lester
  • Bertha Magana
  • Michael Marshall
  • Lindsey Masterson
  • Syrennia McArthur-Hanshaw
  • Gretchen McDowell
  • Effie McHenry
  • Barry McRaith
  • Cahterine McVey
  • Sherry Medwin
  • Joan Merlin Palmer
  • Gloria Mhoon
  • Gregory Michie
  • Frauline Miller
  • Peter Mlot
  • Cynthia Mlynarski
  • Rosemarie Nicholes
  • Eva Nickolich
  • Robin Potter
  • Elizabeth Quinlan
  • Amy Rasmussen
  • Colleen Reardon
  • Badonna Reingold
  • Ellen Reiter
  • Janice Resseger
  • Genita Robinson
  • Carmen Rodriguez
  • Paul Sakol
  • Jacquelyn Sanders
  • Dorothy Scheff
  • Brigid Schultz
  • Ellen Schumer
  • Barry Shapiro
  • Jeannette Soto
  • Steans Family Foundation
  • Melissa Sterne
  • Sandra Stone
  • Michael Suess
  • Dennis Sweeney
  • Susan Termini
  • University of California Berkeley – Ethnic Studies Library
  • University of Chicago Library
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Library
  • Zalman Usiskin
  • Connie Van Brunt
  • Arie van der Ploeg
  • Joanne Vena
  • Barbara Vines
  • Katherine Volk
  • Dustin Voss, Fenger High School teacher
  • Margie Wallen
  • Elsa Weber
  • Wednesday Journal, Inc
  • Westside Health Authority
  • Marc Wigler
  • Nancy Weeks Singham
  • Jacqueline White
  • Lynda Williams
  • Shirley Williams
  • Nancy Wolff
  • Mary Wonderlick
  • Josie Yanguas