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Our District Partners

We are grateful for the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and school and district partners that make our work possible. We hope you’ll consider joining this incredible group of supporters.

Our Supporters from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

$1,000,000 + Above

Baiyor-Handler Charitable Program Fund2**
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation**
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation2**
Cox-Vadakan Foundation**
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation2**
Thomas + Susan Dunn2**
Edgerley Family Foundation2**
Mike + Alyse Gamson2**
Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation2**
Ray & Tye Noorda Foundation**
One8 Foundation**
Phillips Family Foundation2**
Arthur Rock + Toni Rembe Rock
Sternlicht Family Foundation2**
The Studio @ Blue Meridian Partners**
Walter Family Foundation2**

$500,000 + Above

Achieve Atlanta
The Barr Foundation
Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation2**
Maynard + Kathleen Holt2**
Keywell Foundation**
Koshland Foundation**
Kresge Foundation**
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies**
Joanne + Mike Sekulic**

$250,000 + Above

A Better Chicago and A Better Chicago at the McCormick Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies; Arie & Ida Crown Memorial**
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation**

$100,000 + Above

Best Portion Foundation**
BMO Harris Bank**
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Finnegan Family Foundation
Heckscher Foundation for Children
Macquarie Group Foundation
Maverick Capital Foundation1
Oasis Petroleum
The Joseph Pedott Legacy Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Timothy R Schwertfeger + Gail Waller**
State Street Foundation, Inc.
Solon E. Summerfield Foundation
Tiger Foundation
Tipping Point Community
Yagan Family Foundation**
Younger Family Fund

$50,000 + Above

Altman Foundation
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Chicago Blackhawks Foundation
CME Group Community Foundation1
Tammy + Bill Crown
John + Maureen Dugan
The Evans Family Foundation**
Joan + David Evans, the Prosper Road Foundation
GCM Grosvenor1
Lawrence Foundation
Steve + Barry Malkin Foundation
Morton Salt, Inc.**
Thomas B. + Terri Nusz**
The Osa Foundation
The Powell Foundation
The REAM Foundation
Shackouls Family Foundation
Andrew + Jessica Sieja
The Herbert + Nell Singer Foundation, Inc.
Snoots Family Charitable Fund
Thomas L. Thomas Family Foundation2**
Voorhis Foundation
Jonathan Weiss + Barbara Asch
Wellington Management Foundation
The Mary and Greg Whalley Family Foundation
Yellow Chair Foundation

$20,000 + Above

Adtalem Global Education Foundation
Balyasny Asset Management
Bay Coast Bank
Seth and Mandy Berman Fund
The Brinson Foundation
The Brown Foundation
Centro: The Giving Tree
Melinda + Jay Chernosky
Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education
The Conway Family Charitable Fund
Cubs Charities Community Fund
The Donley Foundation
Gorman Family Holdings
H-E-B Foundation
Harrison Street
Eric + Terri Holoman
Houston Endowment Inc.
Houston Energy
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Lone Pine Foundation
Marc + Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation
Joe + Rika Mansueto
Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation**
Barry + Karen Mills
Ben Moreland
Mike + Claire O’Grady
Petersen Family Foundation
Scott + Sally Pofcher
Jose Luis + Rosy Prado
Quest Foundation
Taylor + Krissi Reid
John + Jeanne Rowe
Sartain Lanier Family Foundation**
The Siragusa Foundation**
Brian + Stephanie Spector
Steele Family Foundation
Stier Family Charitable Fund
Michael + Lettie
Ventana Foundation**
Leigh + Arthur Wit
Zell Family Foundation
Julie Zhou + Mike Sego
Zorich Family Foundation

$10,000 + Above

Arbor Brothers
Kristine Boyden
Bradford Allen Realty
Chevron Corporation
Anne + Anuj Dhanda
EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
Fortis Minerals
Sarah + Doug Foshee
Tim + Danielle Frank
Gary + Denise Gardner Foundation
Gochnauer Family Foundation
Andi + Jim Gordon, the Edgewater Funds
Claire + Joe Greenberg
HarborOne Foundation
Mabel A. Horne Fund
Charles + Charlene Hyle
Jemp-D Foundation
Jane Kiernan
Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.
Lefkofsky Family Foundation
Linden Foundation
Eddie + Brittany Lou
Jim McNulty
Neuberger Berman
North Park University
Northern Trust
Vania O’Connor
Omenn-Darling Family Advised Fund
Robyn Rogin
Carol A. Schafer + Thomas E. Yates
Jamie + David Schwartz
Brian + Nadine Sir
Michelle and Alan Smith Family Fund
Suntrust Banks, Inc.
Susan Crown Exchange
Ken Valach
Rick + Cate Waddell
Daniel + Emily Weingeist
Wells Fargo Foundation

$5,000 + Above

Kenny + Melissa Baldwin
Mary Bennett
Chevazz Brown
Joseph + Gretchen Doherty
Robin Doran
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
FMC Corporation
Ravin + Sonal Gandhi
James Gilligan
Goldman Sachs
Guggenheim Partners
Michael + Margarita Jacobs
John + Marcia Goldman Foundation
K’Lynne Johnson
Pamela Joyner + Fred Giuffrida
Kristie + Kyle Kafka
Michael + Lindy Keiser
Matthew Kinsella
Dick + Marianne Kipper
Glynn Kruger
Lam Research Foundation
Peter Lee
Robert + Bridget Levy
Yung + Peggy Lim
Lone Pine Capital
Loop Capital
Moore Family Charitable Fund
Brett + Jana Newton
Chris + Laurie Nielsen
Barbara O’Connor
Prado Family Fund
RBC Capital Markets
Marc Stern
Storer Magnusson Family Charitable Fund
Clayton A. Struve Family Foundation
The Tapaeats Fund
Greg and Anne Taubeneck Family Fund
Lisa + Brad Thielemann
Thomas + Meg Glister Education Fund
TJX Foundation
Stephanie + Frank Tsuru
Unison Consulting, Inc.
John and Lisa Walker Family Fund
Champ Warren
William Blair & Company, LLC
Sherman & Kara Wright Foundation
1 Multi-region commitment
2 Regional + National commitment
** Commitment spanning multiple years

Annual Reports

Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report


July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Fiscal Year 2020 was a year of coming together to enact big changes that allow us to serve all students better amid a rapidly changing world. Highlights in the FY20 Annual Report include:

  • Transforming our program vision to become more rigorous and work in all contexts,
  • Rallying to innovate and secure additional resources for Fellows when COVID-19 hit, and
  • Alumna Knyia Mitchell’s journey to becoming a freshman at Claflin University.

Thank you for your support then and now.

Download our previous Annual Reports

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