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Thank You to Our Encore Fund Founders

The following philanthropic leaders have generously contributed $10,000 or more to support the Festival through this year and help ensure a spectacular return to Millennium Park next summer:

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Beverly Alpern

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Peter and Lucy Ascoli

Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.

BMO Harris Bank

Amy Lee Boonstra and Brian Boonstra

Penny Brown and Jeffrey Rappin

Robert J. Buford

Rimas Cernius

Patty Chapman

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation



Nancy Dehmlow

Frank and Faith Dusek

Kate Donaldson and Ryan Whitacre

Michael and Sally Feder

Chantal Forster and Michael Duff

Julius N. Frankel Foundation

Paul and Sue Freehling

Eileen and Jim Friestad

Colleen and Lloyd Fry and the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Mary and Lionel Go

Jerry and Jeannette Goldstone 

Freddi Greenberg and Dan Pinkert

Rochelle Hamilton

Tom and Nancy Hanson

Walter E. Heller Foundation

Illinois Arts Council Agency

Lori Julian

Sandra Kamin

Barbara Dana Klein

Sue Ellen Krause

MacArthur Foundation

Mazza Foundation

Timothy Marino

Ann and Phillip May

Jessica Memmel

The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

National Endowment for the Arts

Julian Oettinger

David Painter

Pritzker Traubert Foundation

LaRue and Caroline Robinson

Burton and Sheli Rosenberg

Sage Foundation

Raymond and Inez Saunders

Rita Schnell

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Smart Family Foundation and Joan and Robert Feitler

Linda and Steve Smith

Andrew and Kimberly Stephens

Jean Sussman and Ed Lyons

Terry Taylor and Maureen Sullivan Taylor

David Whitney and Juliana Chyu

William Blair

Karen Zupko

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