A sincere thank you to the individuals, corporations and foundations who share our commitment to ensuring that every Chicago family and child has access to a high-quality school. 

Donor list as of January 15, 2019.



I grew up in Humboldt Park and graduated from CPS. Now, I’m a CPS parent and school leader. I’m proud to be a part of Kids First Chicago as we work to ensure equity and quality for every student in every neighborhood.
— Natalie Neris, Executive Director of Namaste Charter School & Kids First Chicago Board Member

Scott Adelson


Daniel Anello and Norma Lopez

Jay Beidler and Deborah Witzburg

Best Portion Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Norman Bobins, the Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation

Betsy and Patrick Canning

The Canning Foundation

David and Debbie Chizewer

Lewis M. Collens

Lula Ford

Andersen-Formolo Family Foundation

Patty and Craig Henderson Family Foundation

Philip and Carole Hildebrandt

Lindy and Mike Keiser

Holly and John Madigan



Andrew J. McKenna, Schwarz Paper Co. LLC

Natalie C. Neris

Patty Oey and Jack Hsu

Kristie Paskvan

Nichole Pinkard

Elizabeth I. Pollock

John and Jeanne Rowe

Nancy S. Searle

Benjamin J. Smith

Lois and Harrison Steans

Jill and John Svoboda

David Twardock

David J. Vitale

David B. Weinberg, Judd Enterprises

Kelly R. Welsh

Melinda Young







Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BMO Harris Bank

The Boston Consulting Group

The Broad Foundation

CIBC (Formerly Private Bank)

Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago

CME Group Foundation

The Crown Family

DRW Trading

Education Cities

Evans Food Group

Finnegan Family Foundation

Flamboyan Foundation

Guggenheim Partners

Illinois Tool Works

The John Buck Company

The Joyce Foundation


Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE)

Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

MB Charitable Foundation


New Harbor Capital

Northern Trust

Nuveen Investments

Peoples Gas

Polk Bros. Foundation


Spencer Foundation

United Airlines


Walton Family Foundation



Please contact Kristin Pollock, Chief of Development, at (312) 853-3697 or kpollock@kidsfirstchicago.org for information about how you and your organization can support our work.

Kids First Chicago  is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax ID number 83-0399727). Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.