Our Supporters

We appreciate all of our generous partners, without whom the work of Advance Illinois would not be possible. Below we recognize the donors who contribute more than $1,000 on an annual basis.

Founder’s Club – $500,000 and up 

The Joyce Foundation 


Visionaries – $250,000 – $499,999 

Walton Family Foundation 


Chairman’s Council – $100,000 to $249,999 



The Crown Family

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

Robert R. McCormick Foundation 

State Farm Insurance Companies                


Patrons – $50,000 to $99,999 

CME Group Foundation 

 Edwardson Family Foundation 

Grand Victoria Foundation

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation


Sustainers – $25,000 to $49,999 

The Brinson Foundation

Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust

Steans Family Foundation 


Benefactors – $10,000 to $24,999 

Lew Collens     

Jim and Karen Frank            

Marin and Kate Gjaja 

Gorter Family Foundation

Robin Steans and Leonard Gail 


Advocates – $5,000 to 9,999 


William Daley and Bernadette Keller 


Partners –$1,000 to $4,999 


Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation 

Annice Brave 

Steve and Kay Catlin 

Judy Erwin    

Mr. Kim Fischer    

James C. Franczek, Jr., President, Franczek Radelet P.C.  

Hill and Cheryl Hammock 

IMC Chicago Charitable Fund

Krehbiel Family Foundation 

Jim and Kay Mabie 

John Madigan 

Michelle and Jonathan Russell 

Scott and Martha Smith

Rob and Nicki Stewart 

Sara Ray Stoelinga

Yolanda N. and Jason J. Tyler