Donor List - American Blues Theater


We are honored to recognize the following contributors who enable American Blues Theater’s artistic programming and community service. This list includes donations from our True Blue Annual Fund, GutterBall, Blue Bash, production sponsors, and other individual contributions given from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

American Blues Theater is grateful for every contribution. We regret that due to space limitations we are unable to list donations under $99. Please accept our deepest appreciation as your donation makes a difference!

We made every effort to keep this list as accurate and complete as possible. Please contact us to correct any unintentional errors or omissions.

$25,000 and Above

The Chicago Community Trust
The Davee Foundation
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Chip and Barb Pringle
Burt and Sheli Rosenberg

$10,000 and Above

Phil and Jill Calian
Commonwealth Edison
Brenda and James Grusecki
Kimberlee Herold
The Shubert Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Anixter Foundation
Marcy and Greg Carlin
Hayford Family Foundation
Anne Kaplan
The Northern Trust Company
Leonard X and Arlene Rosenberg
Gwendolyn Whiteside and Ian Van Handel

$2,500 - $4,999

Robyn and Jordan Allen
Melanie Bishop
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brian Carothers
Jill DeVaney
Matt and Beth Hafter
Joel Kaplan
Mike and Trudy Kelly
Andrea McNaughton
Larry Schulman and Chris Poggianti
Matthew and Sharon Tassone

$1,000 - $2,499

Heather Barnfield
Benjamin Rosenthal Foundation
David and Sissy Coffin
J.A. Friedman
Scott Gordon and Chris Johnson Gordon
Craig and Linda Grannon
Will and Julie Hobert
Matt and Jenn Kueker
Mitch Marinello and Dr. Nancy Young
Libby and David Savner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Carol and David Stone
Harold Walker
Glenn and Lynn Weiss
Darrel and Shirley Whiteside

$500 - $999

Actors’ Equity Foundation
Richard and Jo Ann Beck
Katherine Berry
Richard Blass
Ed and Laura Blatchford
Keith Carlson
Craig and Karen Carothers
Tyson Carter and Sarah Nowak
Matt and Hillary Ebach
Joan Esposito
Elizabeth Foster
Anne and Keith Moffat
The Philip J. and Carol J. Lyons Foundation
Ben and Nancy Randall
Vince and Kerry Teninty
Barbara and Randy Thomas
Tyler and Sarah Welch

$250 - $499

Dawn Bach and Rawl Thurman
Larry Brandenburg
Kate Buddeke
Thomas and Meg Claggett
Cary Goldberg and Lisa Grant
Shepard Gould
James Joseph
Keith Karlson and Erica Bankowski
John and Judith Keller
John and Jackie Mohrlein
Mira Mrcela
David Murdoch
Suzy Petri and Robert Breuler
Erin Quigley

$100 - $249


Roz Alexander and Sam Grozdin
Mark Barnfield
Dana Black
Manny Buckley and Steve Wroten
Rosie Burke
Michael Cainkar
Karen Callaway
Carlson Law Offices
Rick Cleveland
Neil Cohen
Jeannette Cole
Mike Colky
Ted Cornell
Lauri Dahl
James Dobrovolny
Timothy Dougleas
Rita Dragonette
Deanna Dunagan
Kyle and Sadie Finke
Chris and Lisa Foley
Gina Foley
Ray Garza
James Goodridge
Kathy and John Goudie
Heather and Roger Grum
Lois and Jim Hobart
Michelle and Glenn Holland
Mary and David Hood
Kirk and Kim Hoopingarner
Katherine Johnson
Lindsay Jones and Jamie Pachino
Nicholas Kalm
Katey Key and Philip Desforges
Steve Key
Holly Kohli
Maria Kolb
Ed Kross
Linda Kuehn
Jim Leaming and Carmen Roman
Howard Levinson
Michael Mahler and Dara Cameron
Kelli Marino
Megan McCann
Marcie McVay and Dennis Zacek
April Meyers
Heath Mitts
Michael N Moore
Cynthia Neville
Office Depot
Julie Paradise
Bill and Rachel Payne
Roxanne Perillo
Marge Punter
Shelly and Irene Reitman
The Saints
Roche Schulfer
Steve Scott
Joel and Shelley Siegel
Jennifer and Scott Stephen
Tracy Sullivan
Lori Swalla
Jill Swartzmiller
Kevin Tottis
Anthony Urbik
Timothy Vigue
Juan Villa
Nell and Jim Walenda
Jennifer and John Washington
Clay Wolff
Amanda and Jarrod Zimmerman


In Kind Contributions

Aquitaine Restaurant
A Red Orchid Theatre
Dawn Bach
Bacino’s Restaurant
Heather Barnfield
Barrow Street Theatre
Sammie Becker
BioLife Organic Spa
Natalie Bontumasi
Manny Buckley
Bunches-a flower shop
Greg Carlin
Brian Carothers
Tyson Carter
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Wolves
Paula Conrad
Austin Cook
Court Theatre
Days Inn Chicago
Jill DeVaney
Elyse Dolan
Joan Esposito
Eye to Eye Interiors
Gibsons Restaurant Group
Goodman Theater
Goose Island Beer Company
Shawn Goudie
Doug Gourley
Greenhouse Theater Center
Julia Grum
Matthew Hafter
Jaclyn Holsey
iO Theater
Joffrey Ballet
Lindsay Jones
Keith A. Karlson
Hen Kennedy
Steve Key
Johnny Knight
Jim Leaming
Lettuce Entertain You
Deborah Liverett
Lookingglass Theatre
Lyric Opera
Michael Mahler
Anne and Keith Moffat
John Mohrlein
Montage Laguna Beach
Namaskar Yoga
Christopher J. Neville
Northlight Theatre
Paramount Theater
Porchlight Music Theater
Raven Theater
Ray’s Bucktown B & B
Rivers Casino
Burt and Sheli Rosenberg
Lorenzo Rush Jr
Shaw’s Crab House
Shedd Aquarium
Shepard, Schwartz & Harris
Quinton Sledge
Amy Slyfield
Steep Theatre
Steppenwolf Theater
Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Joe Streeto
Matthew Tassone
Nia Tavoularis
TimeLine Theatre
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Veronique’s Floral
“Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me”
Glenn Weiss
Gwendolyn Whiteside and Ian Van Handel
Whole Foods
Windy City Playhouse
Writers Theater


American Blues Theater
4809 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 221
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 654-3103


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The Shubert Foundation
Arts Work Fund
MacArthur Foundation
Illinois Arts Council
Prince Charitable Trusts
Robert McCormick Foundation
Chicago Community Trust


And all those who donated to the Chip Pringle Fund!

A passionate supporter, generous in time and treasure, spectacular Board member and coach to all. Chip generously agreed to match the first $50,000 donated to the Chip Pringle Fund to support our mission: to illuminate the American ideas of freedom, equality and opportunity in the plays produced and communities served.

We thank the following donors: the Anixter family, friends at Arro Corporation, Robert Atkinson, Adolph & Nancy Battista, Sharon & Irwin Berg, Cookie & Bill Boring, Bill & Mary Jo Burfeind, Phil & Jill Calian, Tyson Carter, Ted Cornell, Chris Cicala & Ginni Guzior, B. Ann Coziahr, Laura Dahl, Sharon & Walt DeBolt, the Dellorfano family, Ralph & Nancy Dellorfano, Jill DeVaney, Richard Duewel, Joan Esposito, Gary & Cyndy Faust, William & Susan Fritzler, Cary Goldberg & Lisa Grant, Craig & Linda Grannon, Greek Islands, Susan & Harlan Haimes, Mark & Laurie Hajduch, Michael Hillgamyer, Jaclyn Holsey, Fred Houdek, David & Eileen Hovey, Joel Kaplan, Holly Keating, Leigh Kennedy, Roger & Nancy Kennedy, Susan Kennedy, Steve Key, Nancy Ludwig, Florence Marzano, James McGuffey, Heather Meyers, Colleen Muno, Jennifer Oppenheimer, Janet Paulson, Richard Pein & Dianna Schneider, Suzanne Petri, Arthur Pringle, Cathy Pringle, Shelly & Irene Reitman, Paul & Carol Richards, Burt & Sheli Rosenberg, Leonard X Rosenberg & Arlene Rosenberg, Libby and David Savner, Jayne Schirmacher, Larry Schulman & Chris Poggianti, Cheryl & Thomas Starrett, David & Carol Stone, JoAn Swartz, Ian Van Handel, Timothy & Roxanne Vendegna, Richard Vitale, Nike Whitcomb, Darrel & Shirley Whiteside, Gwendolyn Whiteside, and Bill & Mary Jo Zaeske.


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