Great Music for Busy Lives.

Supporters and Sponsors

Rush Hour Concerts thanks the following individuals, sponsors, and partners whose generosity ensures that all Rush Hour Concerts programs remain free and accessible to all.

Donations from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016:
* denotes contributor to the Friends of Deborah Sobol Fund 2016
**denotes matching gift

The Rush Hour Circle

Impresario ($25,000+)
Tom Hurvis*
Helen H. Zell*

Champion ($10,000 – $24,999)
Elizabeth Amy Liebman
Thomas Orlando*
Joyce Saxon

Leader ($5,000 – $9,999)
Mary and Lionel Go*
Cynthia and Norm Goldring*
Loretta Julian*
Mary and John Manley*
Kitty and David Rothschild*
Joan and Paul Rubschlager*

Benefactor ($2,500 – $4,999)
Jayne Alofs*
Jonathan Becker*
Rowland Chang*
Sally and Michael Feder*
Sarah Forbes Orwig and Clark Costen*
Constance Frydenlund and John Covell*
Joan Hall*
Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon and Bob Gordon*
Ginger and Jim Meyer*
Brant Taylor and Roderick Branch*
Gretchen and Michael Zook*

Patron ($1,000 – $2,499)
Mark Ball*
Norma and John Bramsen*
Diane and Thomas Campbell
Christy and Jonathan Frank*
Madelon and Roger Fross*
Len Goodman
Anstiss Hammond Krueck and Ronald Krueck*
Kelly and Mark Hull
Robert Kohl
Randy Kroszner and David Nelson
Jeanne LaDuke and Carol Stukey*
Susanne and James Lenz*
Janice and Robert Lorch*
Marsha and Robert Mrtek*
Julia Nowicki*
Ann and Hyde Perce*
Olga Pierce*
Dana Prizer-Devereux and Rick Devereux*
Holly B. Rothschild and Ken Buchanan
Richard Ryan and Bill Elsbury
Laurence Saviers
Pam and Thomas Sheffield*
Matthew E. Steinmetz
Penelope and John Van Horn*
Frank Villella*

Other Individual Supporters

Advocate ($500 – $999)
Michael Chaney*
Jennifer and Anthony Devroye*
Marilyn Duginger
Leon Hoffman
Kuang-Hao Huang*
Nicola Jackson and Daniel Hildebrand
Paula Kahn*
Anne and John Kern*
Margaret and Mike McCoy
Patrice Michaels and Jim Ginsburg
Charles Morcom
Susan Noel
Christine Saldanha and Bill Youmans*
Rosemary Schnell*
Carol and James Schroeder*
Mark Van Gorder
Margaret and James Weging

Supporter ($250 – $499)
Tom Allen
Charles Amenta
Jane and David Baldwin
Lisa Berens
Charles Bower*
Judy and John Bross
Russell Bruzek*
Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith*
Joanne Cicchelli and William Singer
Catherine Cummings
Susana Darwin
Ingrid and Richard Dubberke*
Deirdre Dupre and Robert Golub*
Diane Garthwaite and Matthew Liang
Robert Grundstad*
Betty Hahneman Kolb*
Lydia Hankins and Theodore Chung
Kathryn Hansen and Mark Kornegay
Diane H. and Neil King
Susan Lannin and Albert Ettinger*
Susan Lape
Amy Lardner
Chase and Mark Levey
Hallie and William Metzger*
Ann Murray
Diane Nelson and Gary Cygan*
Kathy Paddor-Rotholtz and David Rotholtz
Elise Paschen and Stuart Brainerd
Gwen and Chesley Porter
Leslie and James Rachlin
Hedy and Mort Ratner*
Constance Rial and David Matthews
Karen and Christopher Roswold
Cathy and Jon Stein
Elizabeth and Jim Taylor
Christian Vinyard
Anne and Charles von Weise
Amy Walsh
Frances and Joel Zemans

Friend ($1 – $249)
Rush Hour Concerts is deeply appreciative to all of its donors. Every dollar makes a difference!
Julio Abreu
Barbara Alexander*
Jeffrey Alper*
Joyce and Enio Amici*
Sayuri Anderson*
Steven Andes*
Mique A. Armato
Tom Bachtell
Mary Jo Barton
Rachel Barton Pine and Gregory Pine
Joyce and George Becker*
Betsy Beckmann
George Berlin
Barbara and Louis Bernstein*
Jacqueline Brave
Sally Braybrooks
Rebecca Breuer
Jewel Brodzinski
Robert Brooks
Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith
Linden Christ
Joscelyn Cofoid*
Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin
Jane and John Colman*
Rev. Gary Cox
Caroline Cracraft
Michelle Cronin
Rita Curry*
Rebecca Davidson
Terry De Guzman
Kathy Dehoff
Lisa DeRoin and Andy Schrag
Laurel Dettman*
Laura and Roberto Diaz
Justin Dill
Laura Dumont
Joanna Erenberg and Joe Weissman*
Kate Evert
JoAnn Faulhaber*
Gordon Fishburn*
Paul Francis
Daniel Frank
Nomi Frank*
Marilynn and James Frederiksen
Dorothy Freedman*
The Gawjeski Family*
Jeremy Gasner*
Desiree Grode*
Deirdre Harrison
Sharon Hart
Patricia Heimann
Judith Helzner
Margaret Hlebowitsh
Julia Hutchison and Bill Chang*
Gerard Insolia
Cheryl Istvan
Stephanie and Tim Itano
Rochelle and David Jones
Kelene Kaplan
Jo Ann Kaufman*
Jennifer Kim Matsuzawa
Judy Kirk
Elizabeth and Edward Kuhn
Andi Lamoreaux
Vita and Harold Land
Tannys Langdon and Ronald Duplack
Nancy Lewis*
Bonnie and Norman Litowitz*
Marilyn Low Schmitt
Janice MacDonald and Dileep Gangolli
Bob Mamet
Zenaida Manicad
Harriet and Marty Martin
Annette Martinez
Belinda Mathie
Meridyth Ann McIntosh
Jan McCarthy
James McPherson and David Murray
Janet and David Midgley
Karen Muller*
Ann Murray
Richard Neuhaus*
Marta Nicholas*
Julia Nichols-Corry
Martin and Mary Lou Noll
Sidney Paige
Lloyd Palmiter and Paul Phillips
Dianne and Bob Patterson
Laura Perkett
Jean and Bill Peterman
Sharon and Charles Peterson*
Dana Popish
Richard Prince*
Elizabeth and Barry Pritchard*
Mark Randall
Hedy and Mort Ratner
Paul Reetzke
Francis and Burton Rissman*
Ginger and Davd Russ*
Michael Ryan
Alexis Sarkisian
Lynne and Ralph Schatz*
David Schwan
Kristin Scofield
Marsha and W. Tunstall Searcy, Jr.*
Shruti Shah
David Shayne
Barbara Sher
Lois and Seymour Siegel*
Nancy Slichenmyer and Joe Weissler*
Louise Smith
Teresa Soppet
Wendy Stebbins
Sandy Sterling
Jerome Studer
Theodore Tabe
Mie Tamura and Gary Geiger
Susan Thompson*
Virginia Townsend
Robert Volz
James Wagner
Joan S. Weinstein
Thomas Wheeler
Ladonna M. Whitmer
Martha C. Wiltsie*
Terri and Sam Yee*
Jason Yost
Sergey Zaks
Emil Zbella
Jenny Zhang
Andrew Ziccarelli
Thomas Zoells
Paul Zunkel

Sponsors and Partners

Government Support
National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works
Chicago Park District, Night Out in the Parks
Illinois Arts Council Agency

Foundation Support
Albert Pick, Jr. Fund
Caerus Foundation, Inc.
Douglass Family Foundation
Elizabeth Cheney Foundation
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Irving Harris Foundation
MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture**
MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince Charitable Trusts
Poetry Foundation
Rhoades Foundation
Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.
Sage Foundation
Zell Family Foundation

Corporate and In-Kind Support
90.9 WDCB
98.7 WFMT
Argo Tea
Avalon String Quartet
Jamie Bernstein
Bill Youmans Productions, Inc.
BlueCross BlueShield Illinois
CBRE: HART 353 North Clark
Cedille Records
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Clare
Civitas Ensemble
Concierge Unlimited International
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Consulate General of the Czech Republic
David Lee Csicsko
Ear Taxi Festival
The Field Museum, Dr. Julain Kerbis Peterhans
Constance Freydenlund and John Covell
Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Front and Associates, LLC
The Hohner Group
The Goodman Theatre
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Kala Brand Music
Keys 4/4 Kids
Kuang-Hao Huang
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Iconic Spirits
The Joffrey Ballet
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Make Music Alliance
Elliot Mandel Photography
The Marmon Group, LLC**
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Music of the Baroque
The Newberry (with support from the Free For All Fund at The Chicago Community Trust and WSPAC)
The Northern Trust Company**
PianoForte Chicago
Gwen and Chester Porter
Quinlan and Fabish
Radisson Aqua Blu Hotel
Riot Games**
Rush Hour Concerts Board
The Saints Match Fund**
Seven Lions
Sones De México Ensemble Chicago
St. James Cathedral
Sweetwater Music
Brant Taylor
Toni Patisserie and Cafe
UBS Community Affairs and Corporate responsibility**
Washington Square Park Advisory Council
Whole Foods Market

Cultural and Community Support

Alliance Francaise
Arts Alliance Illinois
Artists of the Wall Festival
Chamber Music America
Chi City Music Makers
Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools
Chicago Cultural Mile
Chicago Loop Alliance
The Chicago Park District
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Citizen Musician Fellows
Consulate General of France
Ear Taxi Festival
Eye on India
fresh inc festival
Gr8ter Than Self Entertainment
Holy Cross- Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ryan Opera Center
Make Music Alliance
Merit School of Music
Museum of Contemporary Art
Navy Band Great Lakes
Old Town School of Folk Music
One Solstice
Opera Moda
Ravinia Festival and Steans Music Institute
The People’s Music School
Sharing Notes
St. James Cathedral
Under the Bridge Art Studio
The Veltway
Washington Square Park Advisory Council
606 Bloomingdale Trail Park Advisory Council