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 – 0,000 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

Lew Collens

Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust
Steans Family Foundation


Benefactors – $10,000 to $24,999 

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 

Yolanda N. and Jason J. Tyler


Partners –$1,000 to $4,999 



Steve and Becky Betts

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