Donors are a vital part of the MCA, supporting the MCA's Vision, exhibitions, and programs and ensuring free access to the MCA for Illinois residents, Chicago Public School students, and many others.

Among these donors are those who have supported the Vision Campaign; sustaining individuals who have been with the MCA since it's inception; and the many corporate, foundation, and government donors who support our programs each year. The MCA thanks its Board of Trustees and private and corporate foundations, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Polk Bros. Foundation, Alphawood Foundation, and the Chicago Park District. Programming is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Major support for museum capital improvements has been generously provided by Public Museum Capital Grants from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Featured image

March 2, 2021 Public Reopening Day
Photo Credit: Jeremy Lawson Photography, 2021

Individual Contributors

$100,000 and Above

Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand and The Bluhm Family Foundation
Nancy and Steven Crown
Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson
Lois and Steve Eisen and The Eisen Family Foundation
David Herro and Jay Franke
Andrea and James A. Gordon
Margot and George Greig
Kenneth C. Griffin
Mr. and Mrs. King Harris
Anne Kaplan
Don Kaul and Barbara Bluhm-Kaul
Kovler Family Foundation
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Elizabeth A. Liebman
Multifamily Portfolio LP LP
Cari and Michael Sacks
Donna and Howard Stone
White Cube Gallery
Zell Family Foundation


Jennifer Aubrey
Gerhard and Kathleen Bette
Robert and Sheryl Bellick
Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein
Donald and Anne Edwards
Jack and Sandra Guthman
Anne and William Hokin
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Mary E. Ittelson
Beatrice Cummings Mayer
Sylvia Neil and Daniel R. Fischel
The Neisser Family Foundation
J. B. and M. K. Pritzker
Naomi Mori Reese and John Reese
Ricardo and Susana Steinbruch
Kristin and Stan Stevens
Marjorie and Louis Susman
Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation
Anonymous (1)


Sara Albrecht
Mark and Judy Bednar
Julie and Lawrence Bernstein
Dr. Anita Blanchard and Martin H. Nesbitt
Susan and Michael Canmann
Carol and Douglas Cohen
Patricia O. Cox
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Crown
R. H. Defares
Elissa Efroymson and Adnaan Hamid
Charlotte Feng Ford
Nicholas and Nancy Giampietro
Paul and Linda Gotskind
Sheila and Joseph Gutman
John and Stephanie Harris
Mellody Hobson
Doris B. Holleb
Ashlee Jacob
Gretchen Sandin Jordan and John W. Jordan II
Brad and Kim Keywell
Rebecca W. Knight and Lester B. Knight
Ronald and Felicia Levin Family Fund
Robert M. and Diane v.S. Levy
James H. Litinsky
Nancy Lauter McDougal
Jill and Paul Meister
Martin Modahl
The Neisser Family Foundation
Michael and Claire O'Grady
Shawna and Jay Owen
Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund
Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert
Eve and Randall S. Rogers
Sara Szold
Kathy J. Taslitz
Peter Thiel
Lynn and Allen Turner
Debra Weese-Mayer and Robert N. Mayer
Dia and Edward Weil
John and Carol Winzeler


The Acorn Foundation
Nancy and David Frej
Laura De Ferrari and Marshall B. Front
Mr. Stanley Green
Madeleine Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro
Agnes Gund
Ms. Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt
Lindy Keiser
Lewis S. and Anne Neri Kostiner
Marilyn and Ivan Kushen
Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin
Suzanne Lovell, Inc.
Rodney Lubeznik and Susan D. Goodman
McBreen Family
Maya Polsky
Trisha Rooney
Biff Ruttenberg Foundation
Lilly Scarpetta
Margot Levin Schiff
Joseph Scoby
Rose L. Shure
Dorie Sternberg
Marilynn and Carl Thoma
Anonymous (1)


Janet Murphy Anixter and Steven Anixter
Valerie Carberry and Richard Wright
Mr. and Mrs. David Coolidge
Carla Emil and Richard Silverstein
Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Friend
Galleria Franco Noero
Jill Garling and Tom Wilson
Helyn Goldenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Goldstein
Rachel and David Grund
Bill and Vicki Hood
Cynthia Hunt and Philip Rudolph
Jeanne and Michael L. Klein
Katherine and Judd Malkin
MCA North Shore Affiliates
Linda and Jerome H. Meyer
Lisa S. and John N. Miller
Judith and Robert E. Neiman
Daniel Och
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Perry
Ms. Emily R. Pulitzer
Linda Johnson Rice
Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation
Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe
Tina and Byron Trott
Anonymous (2)


Noreen Khalid Ahmad and Renaud Proch
Alsdorf Foundation
Anton Kern Gallery
Julie and Roger Baskes
Karen and Steve Berkowitz
Pat Callahan
Ugo Alfano Casati and Jorge Cauz
Joyce E. Chelberg
Nelda J. Connors
Jill and Bob Delaney Jr.
Gail and Richard Elden
Ann and Henry Feinberg
Denise and Gary Gardner
Paul Gray and Dedrea Armour Gray/Richard Gray Gallery
Stanislav Grezdo and Tracy Miller
Sanford Heller
Jaquith Family Foundation
John P. Keller and Judy Keller
Anne and John Kern
Rita and Jim Knox
Matt and Mikelle Kruger
Lisson Gallery
Angela C. Lustig and Dale Taylor
Jeanne Randall Malkin
Mr. Nion McEvoy
Gary Metzner and Scott Johnson
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Christine and Thomas Moldauer
Sharon and Lee Oberlander
The Orbit Fund
Thomas R. Osborne and Scott Benaglio
Laura Sule Paulson
Deborah and Stephen Quazzo
J. Christopher Reyes and Anne Reyes
Yumi and Douglas Ross
Sandra and Earl Rusnak Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Saslow
Sanjay Sharma
Reginald and Leigh Smith
Marjorie K. Staples
Ron and Patty Weiss
Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and William Wolf
Danielle and Martin E. Zimmerman
David Zwirner and Angela Choon
Anonymous (1)


Laurence Bass
Ellen Stone Belic
Meta S. and Ronald Berger Family Foundation
Booz & Company, Inc.
Jeffrey Breslow and Ginna Frantz
Dr. and Mrs. Peter W. Broido
Liza and Marc Brooks
Adriana Cargill
Alexandra and William Cole
Mrs. Gary C. Comer
Doris Conant
Francesco Dalla Rovere
Dirk Denison and David Salkin
Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly
Megan and Jordan Dorfman
Laura and Scott Eisen
Sheila Finnigan and James Feldman
Sara Fitzmaurice
Marc Foxx
Marcia and Tom Fraerman
Eugene Fu
Philip Garoon and Family
Matt and Tonya Geesman
James Geier
Terri and Stephen Geifman
The Gilford-Atkins Families Foundation
Ellen and David Goldberg
Alfred G. Goldstein
Mary Clare and Doug Gourley
Chand Gupta and Danielle Rosen
Nickol and Darrel Hackett
Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross
Mr. Charles Heekin
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Heller III
Rhona Hoffman
Ana M. Hollinger
Angela Marie Hubbell
Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Hubble
Kay and Malcolm Kamin
Janis Kanter and Thomas McCormick
Sylvia and Richard Kaufman
Lisa Key and Kevin Lint
Merrillyn J. Kosier and James F. Kinoshita
Karen and Daniel LeeCara B. Levinson
Benita Levy
John Andrew MacMahon
Eric McKissack and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
Monique Meloche and Evan Boris
Marquis D. Miller and Pamela Buchanan Miller
Christina Mitchell and Lisa Manley
Sandra and Michael Perlow
Alan and Dorothy Press
Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Real
Susie and Rick Rieser
Nancy Rodin
Mr. and Mrs. Burton X. Rosenberg
Catherine Ross and Chris Liguori
Bettylu and Paul Saltzman
Carolyn S. Schwarz
Kelly and Paul Seeman
Fanette Singer and Charles Freund
Patricia F. SternbergTom and Karen Uhlmann
Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg
David Walega and Christopher Ambrosos
Linda and Michael Welsh
Tom and Kathleen Wright
Anonymous (1)


Maria C. Bechily and Scott Hodes
Laura N. Beem
Heiji and Brian Black
Vivi-Ann Blankenstein
Mazal Bohbot Berrie
Susan Brody and Robert Mack
Leslie Buchbinder-Figa
Carolyn S. Bucksbaum
Paul Buenvenida and Gary N. Heiferman
Janet V. Burch and Joel R. Guillory
Julie and Shane Campbell
Helen and Joseph Cesarik
Linda and William Cheeseman
Jocelyn Cornbleet
Lori A. Crosley
Randee and Gerry Curciarello
Michael Darling
Andrea and Steven DeMar
Laura and Theodore Eckert
Sondra and Karl Eisenberg
Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein
Susan and Stephen Felker
Toni and Joel Fenchel
Gale Fischer
David J. Fletcher
Suzette and Timothy P. Flood
Martin Friedman and Peggy Casey-Friedman
Jefferson Godard
Carla and Brian Hahn
Todd A. Harding and David W. Lassiter
Brian Herbstritt
Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Hiller
Michelle K. Holland
Joel and Carol Honigberg
Ms. Carolina Jayaram
Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck
Frank and Nancy Karger
Peter and Linda Krivkovich
Katherine Lampert and Michael Kraines
Victoria Lautman
Jonathan Lehman
Molly Levitt
Carol Rosofsky and Robert B. Lifton
Beth Loeb
Carolyn and Michael LoGiudice
Deborah Lovely
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Magoon
Sheryl and Michael Markman
Dick and Donna Meckley
Beverly M. Meyer
Pamela MeyerMinor Family Foundation
Diana and David Moore
Jolie Nahigan and Dr. Ivan Moskowitz
Meryl Lyn and Charles Moss
Christina Ochs
Mr and Mrs. Henson Orser
Peggy Papaioannou
Mr. Lawrence I. Schulman and Ms. Christine H. Poggianti
Mr. James Rabinowitz
Dana L. Ragiel
Laurie Reinstein
Mr. David W. Ruttenberg
Esther Saks
Jane Saks
Raymond and Inez Saunders
Laurence M. Saviers
Paula Scholl and Byron Roche
Mr. and Mrs. John Seder
Betty and Richard Seid
Chad Slaughter
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Sternberg
Sarah and Steve Stratton
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Swartchild Jr.
Bobette Takiff
Ana J. Tannebaum
Richard and Ann Tomlinson
Kay Torshen Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Edward Traisman
Dana Shepard Treister and Dr. Michael Roy Treister
Kay and Craig Tuber
Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable
Robert F. Wall
Jonathan D. Wasserman
Mr. and Mrs. John Watrous
Mr. and Mrs. Brice W. Weeks
Michael A. Wilczynski
Ruth Winter
Anonymous (3)

Corporate Donors

$50,000 and above

Christian Dior
Hackberry Endowment Partners
Louis Vuitton
Northern Trust


Alexander and Bonin
BMO Harris Bank
Citi Private Bank
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Reyes Holdings, LLC
Saks Fifth Avenue
Thompson Hotel


Discover Financial Services
Max Mara


Allstate Insurance Company
Aon Corporation
DTZ, Inc.
The Edgewater Funds
Ernst & Young LLP
GCM Grosvenor
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


Baxter International Inc.
Corporation For Interest Rate Management
Grund & Leavitt, PC
Room & Board Inc.
Anonymous (1)


Advent Systems, Inc.
Bank of America
The Cultivist
IBM Corporation
Mesirow Financial
Plante Moran
Shure Incorporated
Terry Dowd, Inc.


Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP
Boston Consulting Group
Duff & Phelps, LLC
Hill Mechanical Operations
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
The Marketing Store
Pitchfork Media
Sahara Enterprises, Inc.

As of June 2015

Cumulative Giving

The MCA is fortunate to have so many members, donors, and trustees dedicated to the museum’s vision. The Cumulative Giving Report recognizes cumulative support of $25,000 or more since 1986, when the museum began keeping digital records of donations.