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2021 Donors

The Adler Planetarium gratefully acknowledges the following donors who made generous gifts and new commitments of $1,000 or more between January 1 and December 31, 2021.


Foglia Family Foundation
The Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation
Magellan Corporation
Pritzker Foundation
S&C Electric Company
Verizon Foundation


The Brinson Foundation
GCM Grosvenor
Illinois Tool Works
Amy and Steve* Louis Foundation
John G. Searle Family Trust
The Knowles Foundation
Mastercard International
Microsoft Corporation
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation
PNC Financial Services Group
ULTA Beauty
Roderick and Marjorie Webster Fund


A. Montgomery Ward Foundation
Abbott Laboratories
Bank of America
Baxter International Inc.
BMO Harris Bank
The Boeing Company
CNA Financial Corporation
ComEd, an Exelon Company
Bryan C. Cressey* and Iliana Sweis Cressey
David A. Crown, PhD*
Crown Family Philanthropies
James and Catherine Denny Foundation
Craig and Janet Duchossois
Daniel R. Eder*
John* and Cathie Estey
Nancy S. Gerrie*
Norman Gantz / John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Linda* and Robert Jojo
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ray and Lisa H.* Lewis
Peoples Gas
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
United Airlines
United Scrap Metal, Inc.
Western Digital
Winston & Strawn LLP


Jill W. Adler*+
Alliance Data
Aon Corporation
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Cynthia Ballew* and Michael Smith
Russell* and Linda Bartmes
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Neil* and Sharon Book
Scott and Beth Brady
The Buchanan Family Foundation
Liam* and Nicole Caffrey
CCC Intelligent Solutions
Citadel LLC
Combs Family Foundation*
CSAA Insurance Group
Deloitte LLP
Mary and Terry Dillon
Discover Financial Services, Inc.
Ann Drake
Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
ePlus Technologies
Tacy F. Flint*
Mr.* and Mrs. David W. Fox
Elizabeth and Ryan* Garino
Muhammad* and Swapna Gigani
William* and Claudia Gruber
Anders and Donna Gustafsson
Cathy Halligan and Zoon Nguyen
Mr.* and Mrs. Jonathan H. Herbst
Carol Hibbard*
Amelia Huntington*
Seth* and Trudy Jacobson
Lindy and Mike Keiser
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Clyde Kofman*
Peter* and Jackie Langas
Lincoln Road Enterprises
Captain* and Mrs. James A. Lovell, Jr.
Elizabeth W. McKenna*
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Emily and David Merjan
Michael and Roberta Seedman Family Foundation
Motorola Solutions
Mr.* and Mrs. Daniel T. Mueller
James* and Katherine Murray
New Relic
Mr.* and Mrs. Pradip K. Patiath
Rapid Displays
Rise Interactive Media & Analytics, LLC
Schneider Electric United States
Shure Charitable Trust
Sidley Austin LLP
Simran Foundation
The Siragusa Family Foundation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Brooke Graydon Slade*
Kecia* and Gray Steelman
Barbara Stewart and Peter Bowe
SVB Financial Group
Mr.* and Mrs. Scott C. Swanson
Tina* and Thomas Tromiczak
U.S. Bank
Ultimate Kronos Group
United Financial of Illinois, Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Walgreen Co.
William Blair & Company, LLC
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


A.G. Cox Charity Trust
American Agricultural Insurance Company
Beach House Group
Blount-White Family Giving Fund
Mr. Roger O. Brown+
Michelle Collins
Corporate Reports
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Dempsey
Adler / Eder* Families
Lilly Farahnakian* and David Silverman
Mr. and Mrs. James Fitzgerald
Randy and Marcia Heuser
Irish Woods Foundation
Jay Whipple Family Foundation
John and Dorothy Jiganti
H. Fisk Johnson
Dave and Becky Kimbell
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kirkpatrick
Benjamin Lesser
Maryann* and Pat McNally
Northrop Grumman
Ian* and Lynne Radomski
John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe
John Salvino
Cynthia Sargent/Sargent Family Foundation
Brad* and Caroline Serlin
SHURE Incorporated
Sara Sirotzky
Geoffrey Smith and Catherine Stewart
Tawani Foundation
Kevin* and Monica Thompson
United Delivery Service
Vibes Media LLC
Wells Fargo & Company
Lauren Winkler and Joe Marchisotto


Dave and Donna Beering
Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
Timothy Doar
Extrahop Networks
First Nonprofit
Green Mountain Technology
Arthur and Janet Holzheimer
Cynthia Mark-Hummel and John Hummel
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Kubek
Mr. Ronald R. McKee
Harvey and Jan Miller
David* and Justine K. Mintzer
Linda and Dennis Myers
Ashley* and Pamela Netzky
Jo Ann and Joe Paszczyk
Rachel and Aaron Petty
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Lon Spooner
Troop Contracting, Inc.
Anthony* and Anne Toulouse
W. Services Group
Bill and Nancy Warner

$1,000 – $2,499

Charles and Bonnie Abbey
Ally Financial Inc.
Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
Amsted Industries Foundation
Bill and Mary Ann Bach
Amiee Bayer-Thomas
Alex and Katlyn Berge
Lars and Yee Bergstrom
Prama Bhatt
Andrew and Shaun Block
Glenna R. Eaves and Christopher J. Boebel
Kate and Julie Brueggemann
Dr.* and Mrs. John E. Carlstrom
Jodi and Ruben Caro
Walter and Mary Carr
Chris and Lisa Cartwright
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Chapa
John and Judy Coletta
Mrs. Jane B. Colman
Chris Comerford and Virginia Kim
Laura and Dave Davis
Monica Donath
Balin and Hilary Durr
Charles Elbert
Kevin Ellsworth
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
FHC Marketing
Alice A. Foote
Gary Friedlander and Wendy Sabbath
Dr. Gregory J. Gajda
Nancy Gavlin
Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation
Donald Grasso
Helen & Curtis Pinnell Foundation
Hewlett-Packard Company
CJ Hughes
Mark and Mary Beth Humenik
Craig and Elizabeth Hutson
J.H. Ellwood & Associates, Inc.
John A. Cable Foundation
Helen P. Johnson-Leipold
Richard+ and Beverly Joutras
Naseema Khan
Giovanna and Ken Krozel
Drs. Michelle B.* and Shane L. Larson
Guy and Marlene Liptack
Marie Lona and Bradley Coolidge
Carmen Maso
Chuck and Monica McQuaid
Scott Mottonen
Charles Mudd
Thomas and Mary Nardi
Nebenzahl-Spitz Foundation
Thomas and Virginia Neuckranz
Mr.* and Mrs. James J. O’Connor, Sr.
Loretta and Fran O’Malley
Open Text
Pat and Lara Pappas
Helene and Aaron Paris
Patricia J. Hurley and Associates, Inc.
Denise M. Peterson
PivIT Global
Chris and Melanie Rauch
Sean B. Reynolds*
Risk Strategies Company
Aaron* and Sheri Rudberg
Sahara Enterprises, Inc.
Jakob Schaeffer
Judy and David Schiffman
Thomas and Nancy Sentowski
Richard and Susan Sigel
Victoria M. Skala
Reuben and Carolyn Slone
Benjamin and Radiah Smith-Donald
Michael and Julie Solot
Sommer Family Foundation
Dawn K. Stiers
Theodore Utchen+
Walker and O’Toole Charitable Fund
Megan and Brad Weiland
Raymon Whitney
William M. Hales Foundation
Mr.* and Mrs. Edward J. Williams
Erin and Eric Wilson
Phillip and Donna Zarcone
Pat and Len Zolna




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