Our Donors

“Our donors are our lifeline and make everything we do possible. Thank you!”
  —Ilesa Duncan, Artistic Director

The following foundations, corporations, & individuals have made significant contributions to Lifeline Theatre. Their generosity & enthusiasm have made our efforts a success. These donations provide support for our programs, our accessibility initiatives, & general operating expenses. Join our list of donors and donate today!

This list includes gifts/pledges received between July 1, 2019 & June 30, 2020.

If you would like your name to appear differently, prefer to remain anonymous, or would like to correct an error, please call Erika Rivard, Operations Manager, at (773) 761-4477 x703.

FOUNDATION SUPPORT

Arts Work Fund at Chicago Community Trust
Bayless Family Foundation
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Foley Family Foundation
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
League of Chicago Theatres Foundation
Michael & Mona Heath Fund at The Chicago Community Trust 
Polk Brothers Foundation
MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince Charitable Trust
The Saints Matching Grant
Shubert Foundation
Charlie Vernon Performance Fund


GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


CORPORATE SUPPORT

A.R.T. League
Amazonsmile
Anonymous
Chubb Insurance Co.
CNA
Cornerstone LLC
FGMK, LLC
Flexprint, Inc.
The Hartford
HBRA Architects Incorporated
Ingenuity Inc. Chicago
Marsh & McLennan
Network for Good
ShawChicago Theater Company


INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

$10,000 AND UP

Anonymous
James & Susan Bankard
Mark & Melanie Greenberg
The Lehoczky Escobar Family

$5,000-$9,999

Loreli Fritz-Cohn & Steven Cohn
Christopher Hainsworth & Katie McLean Hainsworth
Jay Lenn & Greg Diercks
Katherine McNally
Roche Schulfer & Mary Beth Fisher
James Sie & Doug Wood

$2,500-$4,999

Amy & Micah Adams
Jessie Bylander
Christina Calvit & Eric C. Haugen
Vicki Curtis & William Siavelis
Lisbeth Maxwell
Bill & Lorraine McNally
Sessy Nyman
Barbara & Robert Richards
James Smith
Brian & Shannon Swierczek

DONATIONS OF $1,000-$2,499

Anonymous
Rosemary Calvit
Bill & Alexandra Cole
Mitchell Duval
Nona C. Flores
Barbara J. Geist
Arthur & Marlene Greenberg
Craig & Debbi Griffith
Krys Hansen
Cindy & Jay Johnson
Pat Kelley
In Memory of Neil Lifton
Elizabeth Manzoni
Donna Mavros
Therese McGuire & Robert Porter
Steve & Ruth Ott
Alex Ray & Michael Miller
Barbara Richardson
Elizabeth Schraft
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Skidmore
Stephen Spencer & Lynn Gullickson Spencer
Phil & Amy Timberlake
Becky Tinkham & Chris Prouty
Marilyn Tyler
Laura J. Wilhelm

$500-$999

Anonymous
Anna Anrod
Judith & Sam Bernstein
Mark Conheady
Lynn Donaldson & Cameron Avery
Jenene Francis
Mark & Diane Gluskin
James E. Grote
Ed & Carole Grote
Holly Heer
Donald Honchell & Susan Horn
Nancy & Nate Jarvinen
Betsy Jeffries
Susan & Dan Johnson
Judith Kowal & Bob Kucera
Belinda Mathie & Brian Haag
Kathie Maxwell & Bob Maxwell
Frank and Gigi McCollum
Richard & Lauren Miller
Joe & Barbara Moore
Eleanor Nangle
Tracey Nicastro
John Norquist
Rebecca & Rick Reed
David & Donna Richert
Megan & Ryan Roberts
Julia Sagalovsky
Pat Shaw
Karen Van Meter
Richard & Karen Weiland
Vicki & Howard Wright

$250-$499

Tina-Marie Adams
David Ball & Dennis Ferry
Rebecca Bishop
Laura Bleiler
Thomas & Mary Brown
Allison Cain
Denise Calvert
Maribeth Calvit-Muchmore
Stephen Camozzi
Bruce Caris & Robin Bourne-Caris
Caitlin Caspersen
Susan Chemler
Tyrone Clark & Ann Kelly
Beth & Tom Coronelli
Jeff Cote
Chris Deering
Martha Delgado
Jeanne Devore & Linda Fairbanks
Basil Doyle
ILesa Duncan
Nancy R. Engel
Linda & Dean Englund
Raymundo Enriquez
Gregg Gallagher
Julie Ganey
Chuck Goldberg
The Goldfarbs
Sam Goodman
Todd & Lizanne Hensley
Kevin Hochberg
Rose Marie Houston
Angel & Christopher Johnston
Russel & Laura Karlins
Maureen Kelly
Gina Kennedy
Kathy Kirn & David Levinson
Nick Kosiek & Samantha Jensen
Arthur Krumrey & Cinda Berry
Barbara Lanctot
Susan Lannin & Albert Ettinger
Melvin & Sherry Lopata
David Martin
Theodore Maynard
Evemarie Moore
William Myers
Maria Myrianthopoulos
Lea Pinsky
Nina Riccardi
Bill Salvato & John Gordon
Michael Sandy
Jeanie Sherwood
Evelyn Siegel
Mr. Laszlo Simovic & Ms. Nevin Kucuk
Mary Sondgeroth
Neil Sondgeroth
Bridgette Stack
Wilma Stevens
Virginia Tolford
Elizabeth & William Vandercook
Dona Vitale
Kara Wagner Sherer
Esther Ruth White
Betsey & Scott Wills
Judi Wood

$100-$249

Katherine M. Adams
Lauri Alpern
Jill Althage
Barbara Altman
Anonymous
Romy Barrett Golden
William Bartolotta
Joseph Beason
Robert & Pamela Becker
Michael Bergmann
Elizabeth Beyreis
Bernice Bigelow
Judy Bishop
Marcella Bondie
Richard Bough & David Easterbrook
Mary Boylan & Dennis Spearman
Terry & Karen Brennan
Beth Ann Bryant-Richards
Mindy Buecking
Betsy Burtelow & Jim Boyer
Dr. Thomas Barry Calvit
Claire Camozzi
Adam Chambers
Norine Chiu
James Christman
Richard Clark & Mary Munday
John Coats
Ethan & Mary Cohen
Lynn Cooper
Marilyn Coopersmith
Dean Corrin & Judith Dorrell
Robert Curley
Megan & James Cusick
Jaime Danehey
Lino Darchun
Susan & Clark Davoust
Ernie & Tracy Deak
Jim Deroo
Cathy Deutsch
Chris Djuric & Charly Yarnoff
Alan Donahue
Donna Drapeau
Mimi Duginger
Glenda Duncan
Kate Early
Debra Eason
Jackie Egger
Howard Ellegant
Inna Elterman
Myra Epping
Brenna Flaugher & H. Thomas Diehl
Kathleen Flood
Becky Foster
Cl Fox
Christine Freeburg
Terry Ganey
Linda Gerber
Carolyn Goffman
Anne Goldberg
Alan Goldberg & Cookie Gluck
Dave Goldberg
Ted Goldsmith
Richard & Dorothy Gregory
Manny Guevara
Martin & Karen Halacy
Becky Hanscom
Arthur Hansen
Dorothy Harza
Mark Haugen
Mike & Kathleen Hayes
Jill Heidrich
Gloria Henderson
Steven Heyman
Janet Hieshetter & Eric Greenberg
Kate & John Hildreth
James & Lois Hobart
Bruce & Beth Holmquist
Annette Huizenga & Margaret Huizenga
John R. Hummel & Cynthia S. Mark-Hummel
Cynthia Hunt Rudolph & Phil Rudolph
Carolyn Hyson
Nancy & Joe Ingraffia
Nancy Jackson
Kristin Jacobsen
Lester Jacobson
Sharon Johnson
Sandra Kaspar
Barry & Mimi Katz
Lindsay Kaufman
Barbara Kaufman
Vincent Kelly
Kim Kenny
L. Kent
Joanne Kiley & Kenneth Modzelewski
Mary Elizabeth Koury
Mark Kraus
Marsha Kremer
Larry Kurtzon
Kelly Laas & Scott Dick
Nicolette Lacroix
Joan Lazar
Lauren Leitao
Ken Leone & Suzanne Reid
Jacob Lesgold
Eric & Liz Levitt
Betsy Lewin
Patricia & Richard Lewis
Tracey Lindfors
Cheryl Lindquist
Sandra Link
Dawn Loda
Joel Loughman
Tonie Lozano
Connie Luecke
Corinne Lyon
Frank Maguire & Ron Heister
Alexandra Malos
David Marshall
Drew Martin
Mary McArthur
Stacey McCurnin
Leone McDermott
Mark & Elizabeth McKelvey
Laura McKenzie
Joanne McNally
Sally McPherrin
Carla Miller
Ellen Mitchell
Marjorie Monaghan
Melinda Moore
Susan Moore
Wendy Moryoussef
Terry Mostrom
Bren Murphy
Catherine Nagler
Robin & Larry Nash
April Nomellini
Mary O`Connor & Brad Noren
Sue Ontiveros
Dianne O’Rourke
Renee Oshinski
Stacey Otte
Sara & Mack Overton
Mrs. Edward Pappert
Samuel Park
Nick Patricca
Carol Patterson
Charles Perkins
David & Carole Perlman
Michael & Jennifer Pichla
Matt Pietz
Kristen Plocinik
Greg Pritchett
Nancy Quinn
Michael Rabin & Ann Rabin
Adele Rapport
Bruce Ray & Karren Ray
Melaney & Dwayne Reed
Virginia Rose Reed
Carol Reichel
Evan & Laura Richards
Rob Robinson
Kevin Rogers
Matthew Rooney
Julia Rosenthal
Sharon Roth
Sarah Royston
Danielle & Pete Rutkowski
Mary E. Samerdyke
Neil Samuels & Jill Lexier
Rebeccah Sanders
Joyce Saricks
William J. Savage
Anne Schaefer
Michael Schiffer
Michael Schneider
Kelly Schoenrock
Marybeth Schroeder
Janet Schroeder
Michael Schuppe
Stephen Scott
Brian Sebby
Sharon Seeder
Jennifer Seidelman
Rachel Seidman
Jene Servillo
John Seymour
Andrea Shevchuk
Jeff Siemer
Arlie Sims
Ellen Simsohn
Gloria Smith
Estelle Spector
Trish & Paul Srnak
Jennifer Stevenson & Rich Bynum
Kevin & Lisa Stringer
Bob & Rosemary Stuebi
Susan Stupay
Cindi Sturtz Sreetharan
Brandon Swartz-Brown
Mark Swierczek
Greg Swierczek
Casmir & Dorothy Szczepaniak
Olivia Szrom
Amy Tanke
Maria Tchijoc
Barbara & Randy Thomas
David Thompson & Matthew Smucker
Martin Till
In Honor of Phil Timberlake
Cynthia & Jeffry Tyler
Jack Tyler
Joshua & Kathryn Tyler
Kathy Wall
Michael Walsh
Kathleen Walsh
Chris Walsh
Mary Watt
Jeremy Wechsler & Anne Penniston
Karen Werner
Jamie Weyeneth
Jackie Wheatley
Jennifer Widmer
Gary Wigoda
Jan Willer & Mark Osing
Tiffany Williams
Victor & Iris Yipp
Lucille Ziats

$1-$99

Terrence Abell
Beacon Academy
Patricia Acerra
Jessica Agin
Angela Agne
Julie Ake
Judith Akers
April Al-Angary
Joyce Albi
Deborah Alexander
Zoe Allen
Katharina Altman
Aly & Brian Amidei
Shelley Anderson
William Anderson
Susan Anderson-Nelson
Caroline Andres
Cara Angelotta
Tina Angley
Anonymous
Kristine Anstrats
Ana Arredondo
Phillip Assis
Kyra Auslander
Belinda Avdek
Julie Badel
Cathleen Baker
Pamela Baker
Barbara Baldwin & Jeff Horvath
Mor Ben Barak
Jeralyn Baran
Lee Bass
Carrie Beach
Adrienne Bell
Lucille Belmonte Paladino
Barbara & Ed Bennett
Bryan Berend
David Bernardo
Michael Bier
Esther Billings
Bridget & Tom Blackwood
Stephanie Blaser
Ralph Block
Margaret Bobber
Adara Bowen
Judy Bowman
Lisa Brenner
Ryan Brewster
Darlene Brill
Julian Brown
Marian Brown
Larry Brown
Laura Brunell
Jeanne Busch
Antonia Bustos
Anne Butzen
Sarah Bylander Montzka
Jack Callahan
Joan Callahan
John Calvit
John Camper
Paulina Caprio
Evette Cardona
Laura Carl
Katie Carraway
P. Cary
Rich Cermak
Annag Chandler
Elizabeth Chapin-Palder
Mike Christ
Erin Christiansen
Susan Clark
Rebecca Clark
Janette Clay
Glenda Cloutier
Tonya Coats
Douglas Coggeshall
Michael P. Cohen & Lisa A. Goldberg
Mila Cohen & Eli Lifshen
Alex Cohen
Sarina Combs
Andrew Comens
Brian Conley
Kate Connor
Darwin Corrin
Patricia Costello
Jerald Cowan
Avis Crasko
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Cross
Matthew Cruikshank
Laurie Cunningham
Nora Curry
Patricia Curtis
Jacob Cytryn
Sonja Daniels
Katie Dealy
Andrew & Sharon Dhuse
James Di Silvio
Sharon Dirago
Joan Dobson
Robert Doepp
Joseph Dombrowski
Melanie Doweiko
Amania Drane
Bonita Driscoll
Robert Druker
Annie Dude
James Earnshaw
Elizabeth Eccher
Carol Edelson
Kristine Edmunds
Chris Eliopoulos
Marshall Ellenstein
Lou Ann Erikson
Barbara Etchingham
Mike Evans
Deb Fairchild
Daniel Farris
Ann Feldman
Carlos Fernandez
Tasha Fisher
Dawn Fisher
Kelly Fitzgerald
Patricia Flanagan
Monique Flasch
Joanne Flom
Mark Fogle
Bernadette Foley
Erica Foster & Adam Altman
Martin Freed
Jenny Friedmann
Chris Froeter
Connie Frontzak
Jesse Gaffney
Francesca Gaiba
Mary T. Gallo
Jennifer Gehant Ortiz
Matthew Genthe
Sara Geogheg
Corey Gilbert
Janice Gintzler
Sarah Glasener-Boles
Steven Glickman
Joseph Gluck & Kathy Gluck
Jennifer Gonsiorowski
Amy Gordon
Jacqueline D. Gordy
Joe Gosselin
Sue Gottschall
Louis Greenwald
Patricia & Walter Grey
Tali Griffin
Debra Jean Griffith
Dean Grove
Lucie Gutman & David Valentine
Catrine Guzik
Isabel Guzman-Barron
Elaine Halama
Jesse Hall
Rebecca Hamlin
Melanie Rose Hannon
Andrea Hansen
Alana Hanson
Lynda Harman
Amy Harmon
Shannon Hayes
Jenn Hayes
Michele Hecht
Gayle & Kurt Hedlund
Angeline Heisler
Daniel Henning
Annlee Herbstman
Erin Herrmann
Margo Hertzfeld
Alison Hightower
Charles Hinriksson
Morgen Hodgetts
Ruth Hoekwater
Samantha Hoffman
Kristin Hoffmann
Lila Hofmann
Anne P. Hokin
Kathryn Holleman
Paul & Jessica Holler
Ladell Holmes
Kevin Hough
Fred Hoxie
Linda Hunt
Isabelle Innocenti
Kevin Irvin
Gail Jaffe
Martha Jameson
Kenneth Jania
Benjamin Johnson
Chris Johnson
Dipanshu Joshi
Diane Judge
James Juliano
Daniel Justus
Rachel Kamins
Eric Karolak
Katarzyna Kasiarz
Michael Kato
Julie Kaufman & Beth Wright
Anthony Kayer
Marian Kerekgyarto
Alyssa Ketelsen
Umair Khan
Stanley King
Karen King
Jamie Kirsch
Jan Klawans
Phillip & Maryjane Klein
Mallory Klocke
Annette Knitter
Michelle Kolkey
Laura Kollar
Cassandra Korinek
Steven & Faye Krasner
Konstanty Krylow
Nerissa Kuebrich
Cecilia Kukenis
Amanda Laabs
Karen Lachapelle
Brent Larowe
Ashley Laverty
Linda Lee
Linda Leibsker
Thomas Lembo
James & Sharon Lenn
Lisa Lettiere
Barbara and Jack Levie
Sarah Levine
Steven Levy
Carolyn Lickerman
Tekki Lomnicki
Eric Lomonaco
Ted Long
William Lowe
Eileen Lowery & Richard Principali
Nina Lynn
Kim Maffin
Lisa Maggiore
Rochelle Magid
Arleen Malinowski
Norma Maloney
Brooke Mandrea
Julia Maness
Karen Mangold & Zachary Cook
Mr. & Mrs. James B. Mann
William Markle
Cynthia Marler
Jennifer Marling
Donald Martin
Kyle Martin
Yvonne Martin
Margaret Martin
Patricia Martinak
Susan Mazzeri
Samella McClary-Brown
Jennifer McClendon
George Michael McCorry
Robert McCullough
Josephine L. McEntee
Christopher McGeehan
Mike McGeever
Denise McIntosh
Susan Mckean
Katrina McKinney
David McKirnan
Errol McLendon
Kit McPheeters
Henrettia Means Nelson
Barbara Mears
Liliana Mendiola
Kristin Menger
Rebecca Mervis
James Meyer
Sharon Michalove
Ian Millington
Karen Minturn
Lisa Mlodoch
Kimberly Moldofsky
Tom Mondschaen
Cathryn Montoya
Sandra Moore
Lizette Morazzani
Peter Morris
Rosalind Morris
Diana Morrow
Brenda Moss Feinberg
Mary Mrugalski
Kari Mueller
Cynthia Mufarreh
Kathryn Mullen
Holly J. Mulvey
Kristin Munsch
Paula Murphy
Louise & Michael McMurray
Lisa Myers
Adrienne Nadeau
Payal Naik
Joan Naper
Zack Nauth
Sue Noller
Nancy E. North
Julie Nudd
James Nunn
Jody Nye & William Fawcett
Katherine O`Rourke
Nick Obis
Laurie Odell
Laurie Oh
Scott Oken
Richard Oman
Lydia Omori
Bridget Onorati
Katie Ordover
Mele Orti
Amy Overby
Virginia Pace & Todd Wells
Marion Page
Katy Paige
Jordan Paradise
Joseph & Wendy Park
Phil Passen
Ankit Patel
Libby Paul
James Pelton
Betsy Pepper
Christine Percheski
Lynne Peters
Michaela Petro
Sondra Pfeffer
Kate Piatt-Eckert
Lindsay Pietz
Santha Pillai
Chrystin Pleasants
Kate Polgar
Rita Polley
Nick Polus
Sandra Popik
Katherine Porter
Rosemary Postula
Peter Pretzer & Marion Page
Richard Principali
Elizabeth E. Proctor
Alan Pulaski
Jim Purky
Jim & Anne Purky
Marianne Quinn
Kevin Quirk
Michael Rashid
Damian Raszewski
Katie Rathslag
Tom & Donna Ray
Mark Ray
Renate Reichs
Karen Reinbold
Daniel Restrepo
Mary Reynolds
Eileen Reynolds
Michelle Richardson
Renee Richter
Michael Riley
Deborah Rizki
Kip Roberson
Lourdes Roberts
Christine Roberts
Patricia Rogers
Donna Roginski
Meredith Rogowski
Richard Roman
Reginald Roper
William Rose
Ruth Ross
Molly Roudebush
Christopher Rowell
Suryanarayana Rudraraju
Julia & Kyle Rugletic
Margarita Ruiz
Anne Ryan
Gloria Sagen
Beth Sair
Carol Saller
Deena Sanceda
Beth Sanchez
Robert Saqueton
Charlie Saxe & Beth Negronida
Elizabeth Schaefer
Julie Schatz
Elizabeth Schenkier
Karla Scherer
Joe Schermoly
Mary Schiltz
Mary Jo Schmitz
Joy Schuler
Renee Schwartz & Gunnar Knutson
Nicholas Scott
Deborah D. Scott
Susan Searight
Rosemary Seebauer
Oliver Serafini
Dexter Settles
Martine Severin
James Severns
Barbara Seyfried
Sarah Shanahan
Renuka Sharma
Hannah Shearn
Karen Shinners
Gary Shum
Mr. Larry Shure
Noah Siegel
Sarane & Bruce Siewerth
Rich Siil
Tom Simonds
Lisa Simone
Laura Sinars
Caroline Skaret
Sarah Skilton
Ada Skyles & Kent Wilcox
Emily Slomovits
Heidi Smith
Janet Smith
Adam Smoler
Janice Snider
Germania Solorzano
Katie Soria & David Soria
Michael Sphar & Christine Malcom
Jessica Spaid
Kelly Spence
Sheila Spica
Barbara Spiegel
Karen Stanley
Linda Stanley
Barbara Steptoe
Vicki Stevens
Natasha Stevens
Lindy Stockton
Isabella Stralka
Cecilia Straney
Blaire Strom
Angela Suacillo
Jennifer Sutherland
Yvonne Sutor
Brian Swift
Rachel Sypniewski
Ellen Szalinski
Diana Tang
Stephanie Tanimura
Jeannell Tapia
Carol Tarnoff
Lauren Taylor
Dan Taylor
Ronald Thielen
Lewis Timberlake
Doris Timmen
Alicia Tippins
Kate Tomford
Jennifer Tretheway
Thomas Trojan
Charlene Uney
Brittney Valdez
Eli Van Sickel
Mary Van Slyck
Anne Van Wart
Jeffrey Vandenbussche
Yolanda Vanderlaan
Christa Veenstra
Lydia Vega
Prabhu Velan
Jessica Vig
Gregg Vinkler
Cynthia Vivian
Jamie Vogel
Morgan Vogt
Kelly Wahmhoff
Nicholas Wallin
Mary Walsh
Dina Walters
Marnie Warner
Mark Watson
Laura Weber
Eileen & Tom Wehrheim
Max Weinberg
Neil Weisfeld
Tamara Weiss
Karen Wells
Meredith Weprin
Leah Whitesel
Robin Whittington
Tracey Wik
Hilary Williams
Sarah Williams
Emily Wills & Nick Raef
Hayden Wilsey
Sean Wilson
Harold J. Winston
Barrett Winston
Paul Wolf
Gary Wolfe
Mel Wolff
Lorraine M. Woos
Elizabeth Wright & Julie E. Kaufman
Toby Wright
Shanna Yetman
Lisa Yondorf
Isabel Zack
Norma Zarris
Kathy Zupko

IN-KIND SUPPORT

Art Encounter
Eric Backus
Centered Studios LLC
Charmers Cafe
Alan Donahue
Eastern Integrative Health
Factory Theatre
Paul Gilvary & Dorothy Milne
Nancy & Joe Ingraffia
JB Alberto`s
Steve Labedz
Lillstreet Art Center
Elizabeth Manzoni
Massages By Mel
Onward Restaurant
Joseph & Wendy Park
Jeff Pines
Peter Raune
Rogers Park Provisions
Theo Ubique Theatre
Twisted Tapas