Supporters

Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes its numerous partners whose contributions provide major programming and general support. These donors are critical to sustaining our fundamental work at the Black Ensemble Theater.

Corporate, Foundation and Government Supporters

Our donors are critical to sustaining our fundamental work at the Black Ensemble Theater. Thank you to our corporate, foundation, and government supporters.

Includes donors who made gifts between December 1, 2016 and February 1, 2018. Please contact the development office at 773.754.3931 regarding corrections to this listing.

Diamond $250,000+

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Emerald $100,000 – 249,000

Caerus Foundation, Inc.
The Joyce Foundation

 Sapphire $50,000 – 99,999

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Dona & Samuel Scott Foundation
Don & Liz Thompson Foundation

Ruby $25,000 – 49,999

Allstate
BMO Harris Bank
ComEd
The Boeing Company
IncentOvate Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Garrett Popcorn Shops
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Motorola Solutions
Northern Trust
Peak-Old World Industries, LLC
Polk Bros. Foundation

Jade $10,000 – 24,999

Anonymous
The Alvin Marley Foundation, Inc.
Ariel Investments, LLC
Bayless Family Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Chicago Cubs
Conagra Brands
COUNTRY Financial
Crown Family Philanthropies
Cushman & Wakefield
Illinois Arts Council
Leo S. Guthman Fund
The Seabury Foundation

Onyx $5,000 – 9,999

Anonymous
AAR Corp.
Alphawood Foundation
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Charity & Associates
Cocmast Cable
Dr. Scholl Foundation
East Lake Management & Development Corp.
Fifth Third Bank
Ivanhoe Theater Foundation
Jones Day
Lambent Risk Management Services, Inc.
Loop Capital
Mesirow Financial
Nordstrom
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
United
Walgreens

 

40th Anniversary Committee

Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes our 40th Anniversary Commemorative Committee

Includes donors who made gifts between Jan. 1, 2016 and August 30, 2016. Please contact the development office at 773.754.3917 regarding corrections to this listing.

 $50,000+

BMO Harris Bank

$25,000 – 49,999

Allstate Insurance Company
James & Esther Bryan
Old World Industries, LLC
Dona & Sam Scott

$10,000 – 24,999

Anonymous
ComEd
ConAgra Foods
Cubs Charities

$5,000 – 9,999

Jeannie L. Adam
Ariel Investments, LLC
Alan M. Bell
James A. & Mary H. Bell
Dr. Guy L. Bibbs & Dr. Lona C. Bibbs
The Boeing Company
Maree G. Bullock
Charity & Associates, P.C.
Dentons
Patti Eylar & Charles Gardner
Garrett Popcorn Shops
Dr. Marsha E. Gorens
INTREN
Mary & Nelson Koopman
Dr. Paul M. Lisnek
Hedy Ratner & Mort Kaplan
Shirley and David B Sykes Foundation

 $2,500 – 4,999

Bridgeview Bank Group
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Bruce & Maureen Kleinman
Michael & Jacqueline Lewis
Pepper Construction
Michele Johnson Rogers
Russell Reynolds Associates
Toni Sandor Smith
Dr. Willie L. Wilson
Joel & Frances Zemans
Seymour Zitomersky & Barbara LaSpesa

$1,000 – 2,499

The Ann Barzel/Patrick Henry Arts Fund
Brian Kabatznick

$150 – 999

Sharen Berman
Marvin Heiman
Barbara Rose
Don & Susan Schopfer

 

Next Stage Society

Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes our individual donors for their generous support of our work.

Includes donors who made gifts between December 1, 2016 and February 1, 2018. Please contact the development office at 773.754.3917 regarding corrections to this listing.

Sapphire $50,000+

Dona & Samuel Scott Foundation
Don & Liz Thompson
Julia Satsch

Ruby $25,000 – 49,999

Jade $10,000 – 24,999

Anonymous
Jeannie L. Adams
The James A. & Mary H. Bell Charitable Foundation
Nelson & Mary Koopman
The Alvin Marley Foundation Inc.
Hedy Ratner & Mort Kaplan
Loretta Rosenmayer

Onyx $5,000 – 9,999

Mark & Jodean Furlong
Dr. Suzet McKinney, MPH
Jerry Newton & David Weinberg
Charles Tribbett
Kimbra Walter
Seymour Zitomersky & Barbara LaSpesa
Andrea & William Zopp

Garnet $2,500 – 4,999

Alan M. Bell
Dr. Vanice (“Van”) Billups, PhD
Diane Day
Philip & Nikki Ephraim
Norm & Cynthia Goldring
Leticia & Michael Gonzalez
Ariel Investments, LLC
Bruce & Maureen Kleinman
Brad Kreiger
James Lowry
Eric & Cheryl McKissack
Gregory K. Morris, MD & Debra Gardner Morris
Lawrence & Denise Oliver
Toni Preckwinkle
Ron & Geri Redd
Eileen Rhodes
John Rogers
Natalie Spears & Thomas Pace
Allen & Lynn Turner
Bill Von Hoene & Nikki Zollar

Coral $1,000 – 2,499

Anonymous
Cynthia C. Barginere
Fred Bates & Ellen Benjamin
Herbert & Alice Beck
Shaun & Andrew Block
Karen Bowie
Maree G. Bullock
John D. Butler Family Fund
Ms. Nicolette Cain
Willie & Marian Carrington
Matthew & Theresa Carter
Muriel & John Clair
Michele Coleman Mayes
Dr. Enid W. Collins
Thomas & Adrienne Crosby
Robert and Jacquelyn Currie
Caroline Davis
Melanie D. Ehrhart
Jean Fishbeck & Judith Popovich
Christine Gelb
Len & Sandy Golden
Marla Gordon
Patricia Greene
Darrel Hackett
Deborah Hall
Talisa Hardin & Alexis Bell
Prentice Earl & Kathy Hardin Earl
Lisa Harrell
James Hill
Senator Mattie Hunter
Norman & Marsha James
Robert & Rose Johnson
Ralph & Shellie Jones
Ora Jones & Courtney Jones
Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Deborah J. Lazar
Michael & Jacqueline Lewis
Alfred G. Lewis
Dr. Paul M. Lisnek
Karen Lohss
Sonya Malunda Lampley
William Marovitz
Thomas D. McElroy
Gregory & Debra McWright
Ms. Linda Nolan
Michael & Irma Oliver
Alexandra Ponce De Leon
Jane Grady & Alan Pulaski
Gov. Pat Quinn
Sandra & Tim Rand
Robert Rejman
Eleva Riley
Tem & Linda Sagan Harrier
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Don & Susan Schopfer
Lemuel Seabrook & Michele Hooper
Bob & Barbara Sharfman
Helen Shiller
Toni S. Smith
Tyronne & Valerie Stoudemire
Don Thompson
Monroe C. & Loretta J. Walton Fund
Dorothy J. Watson
Robert & Marie Weissbourd
Jeremiah D. & Saundra Williams
Valerie Wilson Reed & Reginald Reed
Lakita & Jeffrey Wright
Karen & Henderson Yarbrough

 

Dear Friends of the Theater

Dear Friends $500-999

Anna Anrod
Heidi Barker
Stephen & Patricia Blessman
Patricia C. Bobb
Annette & Oswald Bostic
Lin Brehmer
Marilyn Cantisano
Gloria Castillo
Ted Chung
Michelle Collins
Steve & Libby Cummings
Kareem Dale
Dan & Erma Davis
Michelle Davis
Mark Filip
Kash Flournoy-Brazile
Denise M. Gamble
Cheryl Grace
Iris & Martin Gradman
Thomas R. Green
Jon & Allie Harris
Roosevelt Haywood III
Betty Henson
Michael & Deborah Hoffman
Ramona Johnson
Brian Kabatznick
Edward Kaczmarek & Marie Graham
Lori & Gary Kash
Jim Keane
Senator Kimberly A. Lightford
Dr. Henri & Arlynn Manasse
Mr. Robert Martin
Ronald & Tracey Maxwell
Carol Ann Mayer & James Littwin
Floyd Mittleman
Sean Nickleson
Linda Nolan
Janet Petry & Mary Mills
Andra & Irwin Press
Walter & Juliette Pryor
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Reece
Arthur & Elisa Reliford
Leona Z. Rosenberg
Sarah Royster
Bettylu Saltzman
Mark Schendel
Mr. Adam Stanley
Susan & Dan Stone
Diane Stovall
Dan Sullivan
Paul Sutenbach
Dr. Joani Tarsitano
Ms. Leslie Truelove
Betty Vandenbosch
David & Rose Washington
Michael Weisberg
Mary Alice Wheeler
Ann Williams & David Stewart

Anonymous

Friends of the Theater

Friends $150-499

Anonymous
Jonathan Abarbanel
Charlotte Adams
Mr. Jeff Allen
Lewis Anderson
M. J. Arons
Gustavo Bamberger
William & La Sheron Bankhead
Martha & Arthur Bell
Sharen Berman
William Bettencourt & James White
Valarie Bomar
Mary Kay & Jon Bottorff
Elizabeth Brackett & Peter Martinez
Ms. Patricia Brady
A.R.T. League, Inc.
Alice Brathwaite
Holly Broc
David Byrne
Yolanda Campbell
Carol Camp-Yeakey
Madie Cannamore
Emily & Tyrone Carter
Anonymous
Crystal Cash
Mike Checuga
Alison Chung
Larry R. Coe
Michael & Mary Jane Cole
Gladys M. Coleman
Ms. Gail Crockett
Sharon Cross
Stirling Culp
Jeff Cummings
Frona Daskal
Charles & Risa Davis
Grace Dawson & Carl Dawson
Pat Dawson
Anonymous
Ms. Lavine Douglass
Jacquelyn Duncan
Anne & Sharon Eisendrath
Paul & Mattie Ellison
Candice Evans
Hyman & Susan Feldman Family Foundation
Mary Fons
Kendall & Charisse Franklin
Mr. Craig Frazier
Charles Gardner & Patti Eylar
Cornie M. Gardner
Lee Francis & Michelle Gittler
Ethel & Bill Gofen
William R. Gordon
Josie & Lance Gough
Billie Jean Gray
Susan & Anthony Grosch
Raj Gupta
Katherine Haase & Family
Margaret Hamil
Bennie Hargrove, Jr.
Lois & Marty Hauselman
Jacquelyn Haynes
Marvin Heiman
Phoebe Helm
Jacquelynne Hernandez
David Holmberg
Barbara and Janai Watkins
Rose M. Houston
Gary Houston & Hedda Lubin
Donald & Daina Howze
John Johns
Dr. Winston Johnson & Joyce Y. Johnson
Sonya Jordan
Martin & Susanne Kanter
Gary & Irene Karczewski
Anonymous
Marlene Kimbrough
Woodie King, Jr.
Frank & Katherine Kinney
Jean Klingenstein
Karen Kortsch
Scott & Jerri Krantz
Marc & Rochelle Lane
Gregory Lawrence & Teresa Rufaro Prim
Tom Leavens
Tremayne & Clyde Lemons
Sandye & Wayne Lerner
Kathryn Lewis
Frank Lipscomb
Amanda & Robert Logan
Larry Loving
Marissa Manos
Robert & Doretta Marwin
Lenore McCarthy
Ms. Elizabeth McGuire
Vicki Mckinney
Janis McReynolds
Edward Mendoza
Deborah Minor-Harvey
T. Kari Mitchell
Pauline & James Montgomery
Johnnie M. Moore
Richard Morris
Angela Murray & Daniel Smith
Horentsia Nash Flowers
Jan Neal Roberts
James & Rhonda Nissen
Carolyn O`Neal
Joan J. Owens
Ms. Nicole Owens
Mr. Jason Parks
Nick Patricca
Sanford Peck
Drs. Lamorris & Carmella Perry
Terry Peterson
Paula Phillips Bell
Ms. Nicole Pittman
Robert Pockmire
Gary & Nancy Prior
Jerry H. Proffit
Barbara Provus
Patrick Quinn Sr.
Charles & Barbara Reeder
Ron & Alyta Reicin
Judith Reicin & Charles Victor
Lawrence & Jacqueline Richardson
Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Sachnoff
Melanie Sanders
Mary Schmich
Ronald Schmidt
Scott Schroeder & Tom Pauly
Anonymous
Cheryl Sheridan
Connie & Laurence Siegel
Margaret Simmons
Debra Smith
Paula A. Sneed & Lawrence P. Bass
Alisa Starks
Beverly Strellner
Larry & Debra Taylor
Tiffany Thompson
Harriet Trop
Richard Turner
Glenette & Albert Turner
Kevin Tyler
Soyini Walton
Texie Washington
Gene & Sharon Whitehorn
Tiffany Williams
Dolores A. Williams
Deonne & Lewis Wright

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Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes its numerous partners whose contributions provide major programming and general support. These donors are critical to sustaining our fundamental work at the Black Ensemble Theater.

     

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