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The Guild of the
Chicago Botanic Garden

Founded in 1998, our membership comprises more than a hundred enthusiastic civic leaders from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

We are committed to assisting the Chicago Botanic Garden by promoting it to a larger audience, raising funds for its support, and providing services that advance the Garden's mission.

We are very proud of the support the Guild has provided the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since our formation, we have raised more than $2.5 million and introduced hundreds of new friends to the Garden; we also hold the honor of being the first board to reach 100 percent participation in the first phase of the Campaign for the Chicago Botanic Garden.

The Harvest Ball is the Guild's main fundraiser. We are proud to direct the proceeds of this evening to support the development of a new educational display garden for families that will help to inspire a lifelong interest in plant science and respect for our environment. 

Your support will enable the Chicago Botanic Garden to reach, teach, involve, and transform children's lives. They are our future.


Amie Alfe
Laura Ferris Anderson
Paget Bahr
Annie O'Scannlain Barlow
*Susanna R. Block
Jennifer Brown
Toni Canada
*Susan Canmann
Colleen and Brendan Carroll
Nicky Creamer
Emily DeGroot
Phoebe and Spencer DePree
Amy Dilatush
Katie Donovan
Paige Dorn and John Gribbin
Eben Dorros
Abby Dunn
John Fiore
Molly Flavin
*John D. Fornengo
Andrea Garber
Sophie Goodwillie
Emily Grace
Whitley Bouma Herbert
Tony Hoban
Megan Hoffmann
Lisa L. Holstein
Jennifer P. Keenan
Leigh Keyser


Jennifer Kiefer
Katie Kirtley
Lance Lawson
Kim Lewis
*Anne S. Loucks
Emily and John MacEntee
Kathryn Bader Mangel
Leslie Martin
Caroline Masterson
Melissa T. McNally
Susan B. Merlin
Peyton H. Merrill
Britt Miller
Kim Vender Moffat
Eileen Murphy
Jennifer Neighbours
*Riley S. O'Neil
Katherine and Richard Peterson
Carolynn J. Pfaff
Elizabeth A. Queen
Emily and Tom Reynolds
Erin Ritchie
Bobbi and Matt Rowe
Elizabeth D. Ryan
Julie S. Saunders
Caroline Schwalm
Todd Schwebel
Bevin Skoglund
Megan Sleight
Kendra Thornton
Julie and Jeremy Unruh
Steven M. Valenti

 Sustaining MEMBERS

Kimberly Beard
Elizabeth and Chandler Bigelow III
Donna G. Brunso
Kate Fisher Fitzgerald
Rebecca and Victor Garces
Karen Hawkins
M. Preston Jansing
*Jennifer and Sanford Kasten
*Brooke and James Kuehnle, Jr.
Anita Livaditis
*Stephanie Madigan
*Gloria S. Masterson
Carrie C. McNally
Shawna and *Jay Owen
Eve R. Rogers
Hilary C. Semple
Lee Thinnes
Anne C. Tucker


*Past President