Our Donors

We thank the many investors and donors who make our work possible. Because of you, students’ lives are being changed every day! 

When donors invest in Umoja, their support has a direct and immediate impact on our students, teachers, schools, and communities. Umoja is possible because of the generous support of the following foundations and corporations. We invite you to join this group. If we may answer questions or provide additional information about contributing to Umoja, please contact Tessa Zevallos, tzevallos(at)umojacorporation.org.

Read about two of our donors, Betsy and Mark Westhoff.

Read about the involvement of another family, the Heibergers.

Hear from Steve Fortier on his partnership with Umoja.

Find out why Umoja is important to Evan Newton.

OUR FY16 FOUNDATION/CORPORATION DONORS

(Received between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016)

$50,000 or more

Anonymous Family Foundation

Boeing

The Chicago Community Trust

Cook County Justice Advisory Council

The Crown Family

Klimczak Foundation Education Fund

The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation

MB Financial Charitable Foundation

Mcdougal Family Foundation

Paul M. Angell Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

Speh Foundation
 

$25,000–$49,999

Chicago Blackhawks Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund

Field Foundation of Illinois

Generation All

Michael Reese Health Trust

Steans Family Foundation

Topfer Family Foundation 

WGN Radio Neediest Kids Fund
 

$10,000–$24,999

Aon Foundation

Backstop Foundation

Chicago White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund

ComEd

John R. Houlsby Foundation

Kenilworth Union Church

KPMG

Peoples Gas

The PrivateBank

W.P. & H.B. White Foundation

 

Under $10,000

Adams Street Partners

Albany Park Neighborhood Council

Anderson & Shah Roofing, Inc.

Anonymous

Apogee Services, Inc.

Augustana Henze Fund

Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Family Charitable Trust

AT&T Illinois

Bi Design LLC

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of IL

BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Boston Consulting Group

CDW Corporation

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

DLA Piper

Fortress Investment Group LLC

Generations Fund

Gertrude B. Nielsen Charitable Trust

Grand Appliance

H.W. Wilson Foundation

Kohl Feinerman Family Charitable Trust

McMaster-Carr

Mulvihill Family Foundation

New Frontiers Foundation

Northern Trust

Pierce Family Charitable Foundation

Prince Charitable Trusts

Protiviti

The Retirement Research Foundation

Robert Okin Foundation

Siragusa Foundation
Walgreens

W.W. Grainger, Inc.
 

OUR FY16 INDIVIDUAL DONORS ($100 OR MORE)

(Received between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017)

Unity Circle: $2,500 or more

Lisa and Bob Aiken

Donald Allen

Maria and Nathan Amoruso

Anonymous

Steve and Meg Berger

Becky and Steve Betts

Dan Krohm and Lindsay Chim

Priscilla and Cliff Christians

Angela and Darryl Cobb

David and Kirsten Cunningham

April and Jeff Diehl

Alicia and Doug Draeger

Susan Aiken Fortier and Steve Fortier

Marin and Kate Gjaja

Mike Graham

Holly Harralson

Lara and John D. Heiberger

Michael Kasdin

Jennifer Steans and Jim Kastenholz

Maureen and Colin Kebo

Sharon Lindstrom

Kim Morgan

Michael and Angie Murray

Elizabeth and Evan Newton

Ken Okin

David Petersen

Kelly Schaefer

Chirag Shah

Leo Smith

Heather and Lois Steans

Robin Steans

Danny Strauss

Ellen and Jerry Upton

Anne Murdoch and Michael Walker

Betsy and Mark Westhoff

 

Unity Circle: $1,000- $2,499

Ellen and Michael Alter

Anonymous

Steve Fleischmann and Jane Boyce

Marla and Steve Brown

Lynn and Jeff Chookaszian

Marisa Novara and Ted Christians

Julie Collishaw

Paula Conrad

Caryn Curry

Neha Dakwala-Shah

Greg Darnieder

Amy Downey

Kimberly Dunn

Carolyn Eggert

Ben Felt

Sean and Susan Gallagher

Nancy and David Gehlbach

Linda and Chuck Glew

Goldman Sachs Gives

Jen Bierman and Jim Griffin

Glen and Susan Haeflinger

Shannon and Dominik Hajverov

Valerie Avery and Melvin Hargrett

Jayne Hultman

Matthew Ihle

Jay Javors

Maria and Tom Keefe

Judith Kula

John Risko and Lila Leff

Gail and Robert Loveman

Sheila and Dave Moser

Tom Dennis and Meagan Novara

Dan O'Neill

Julie and Mike Palac

Chuck Pembroke

Kirby and Ann Roberts

Sara and Eric Salzman

Nancee Siegel and Ken Schmetterer

David Schulte

Lynn Stetson

William and Ilana Walden

Susan White

Heather and John Williams

Nancy and Lawrence Wojcik

Thomas Zollo

 

$500-$999

Jonathan and Jeanine Batt

Nicole and Gerald Beechum

Judith Brantley

Katrina Crane

Elizabeth Rizza and John Cimaroli

Christy Clark

Marie Devlin

Arlene DeYoung

Tom McDougal and Sarah Duncan

Imah Effiong

Suzanne and Harry Eschel

Lisa Fabes

Michael and Marlene Fishman Family Fund

Joe Grossmann

Jimmy Harvard

Andres and Christine Hernandez

Kevin Holl

Ashley Kelly

Alexandra King

Michael Lawler

Ed Siskin and Alison Lorber

David and Lindsay Lucas-Kamm

Phil and Meg McDonnell

Sandy Wang and Chris McGowan

Dori and Kwame Mensah

Alina and Brad Merrill

Michael Kraut/Lynn Madorsky Philanthropic Fund

Christine and Drew Mitchell

Christina Moore

Carol Mulvihill

Monica Mulvihill

Wayland Ni

Sheila and Arthur Nielsen

Molly and Mark O’Farrell

Marianne Philbin

Presbyterian Church of Western Springs

Derek Purdo

Sendhil Revuluri

Steven Reynolds

Paul and Jamie Rossman

Rebecca Russo

Nora and Marty Salzman

George and Carmita Semaan

Dipak Shah

Raaj Shah

Rory Shea

Janet and Dan Summins

Julie Swerdlow Albino

Karen Tiemann

Charles Twichell

Christine Villoch

Barbara Von Molnar

Jaclyn Winkel

Erik Zaugg

 

$100-$499

Kenan Abosch

Joshua Allen

Sandy Almeyda

Steven and Barbara Arentsen

Vicky Arroyo

Lester Barclay

Anne Badgley

Stacey Badley

Cara Bean

Deborah Beggan

Greg Beihl

John Berghorst

Quincy Black

Jason Blumberg

Jeffrey and Marzena Castillo

Doug and Margaret Christians

Paul Christians

Anand Christopher

Audrey Cole

Kathleen Denning

Jeremy DeSilva

Dana DesJardins

Cheryl DeYoung

Madonna Doheny

Lance Donenberg

Paige and Joe Dooley

Pat Doyle

DeQuan Drane

Debbi and Aaron Dworin

Ellen and John Eiffert

Dan Englert

Matt and Lisa Fasana

Denise Ference

Robert Ferguson

Sheila Finnegan

Peter Flynn

Maureen and Jim Forhan

Michael Fortier

Velencia Freeman

Douglas and Marybeth Gaffney

Bert Ganzon

Patrick Gattari

Tanya and Flavio Gentile

Lana and Thomas Geselbracht

Homer Goldberg

Thomas and Gretchen Golebiewski

Vivian Vahlberg and Richard Gordon

Alice Grant

Marshall and Delores Grant

Donna and Marcus Hargrett

TC Harney

Marrietta Harrison

Kevin Hartleben

Holly and Steve Hester

Rosellen Brown and Marvin Hoffman

Megan Hougard 

Kimberly Howard

Nicola Halsall Idehen

Olu Ishmael

Lashana Jackson

Karen Egerer and Richard Johnson

Ryan Jones

Yvonne Jones

Harry Joseph

Matthew Kadzie

Kathy Kaporis

David Kelly

Ellen Kennedy

Yvette Kennedy

Maria Kim

Debbie Kobak

Fran and Greg Kohut

George Koll

Kim and Dino Kourelis

Brian Kramer

Matthew and Erin Krentz

Marcia and Warren Kunstler

Michael Kurtzon

Eric Leff

Judy Leff

David Levinson

Patricia Lewis

Maralynn Lindstrom

Tashiara Little

Alison Upton Lopez

Anne and Dave Lowell

Monisha and Chris Lozier

Carmen Mahon

Marlo Martin-Jackson

Greg Spear and Mary Kelly

Dasha Masherava

Liz McAlphin

Anthony McCain

Liz McDermott

Karen Melchert

Jane Menendez

Akua Mensah

Mark Miller

Ardie Moore

Michelle Morales

Don Moseley

Katie and Charlie Mowry

Vivian Mumaw

Ciaran Murphy

Sonya Naar

Paul and Sandy Nesvig

Marcy Nicholson

Jeanne and Barry Nohalty

Lucia Novara

Rosalie Novara

Lisa Okopu Busumbru

Jay Orlowski

Kris and Bill Osterbur

Karen Shevitz and Brian O’Sullivan

Debra Parker

Anne Pillion

Ryan Platt

Clifford Pointer

Jackson Potter

Jake Proctor

Deborah Quazzo

Andrea and David Rahija

Rob and Kristy Rauch

Cole Richter

Laurie Riggin

Amy Riggins

Paula Riggins

Mike Riordan

Lauren Robinson

Jennifer Keys and Jeff Rosen

Patrick Ryan

Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

Michelle and Oren Schumaker

Noeli Serna

Jodi Shachar

Kate Shehan

Loren Simmons

Chris Singer

Justin Skolnick

Meredith and Andrew Slater

Lawrence Bass and Paula Sneed

Paul Steadman

Rod and Lorri Stephens

Anna Sterk

Michael Tansey

John and Gail Thomason

Marcus Thymian

Flor Torres

Kit and Juergen Tossmann

Kenneth Tracey

Travis Hernandez and Emily Todd

Melanie Trombley

Matthew Tschanz

Christian Villadolid

Jim Walenda

Bryant Wallace

James Walsh

Manervia Walton-Newman

Susan Welter

Jessica Westhoff

Hugh Williams

Laura Wise

William Teale and Junko Yokota

Heather and Brennan Young

Laura Youngren

Marty Zafran

Alice White Zarov

Tessa and Manuel Zevallos

Christie Zielinski

Jonathan Zimbler