Corporate Champions

Thank you to the following champions who help to make our programming possible.

$100,000 +

Ball Horticultural Company

Ball Horticultural

Ball Horticultural Company is a leader in all facets of horticulture. With headquarters in West Chicago, IL, their global family of plant breeders, research and development teams, distribution companies and marketers color the world. Ball supports the Garden by providing essential plant materials to grow and create beautiful displays in our 27 gardens.

BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank is driven by its purpose to boldly grow the good in business and life. BMO is committed to working with customers, employees, and communities to foster an inclusive society and create opportunities that benefit everyone. And the bank is dedicated to working with organizations that reflect this commitment too. BMO generously supports Tram Tours at the Garden, increasing access to all corners of the 385-acre campus.


ITW is a global industrial company built around a differentiated and proprietary business model. ITW is committed to the communities where they live and work, the lives they touch, and the environment around them. ITW sponsors many programs and priority areas of the Garden including STEM programming, the Spring Season, the ITW Kitchen in the Learning Campus, and access to the Garden for all visitors with generous general operating support.

Northern Trust

Northern Trust

For 130 years, Northern Trust has supported the communities where they live and work. Even as their philanthropic footprint expands around the world, their strong commitment to Chicago, home of their global headquarters, remains. Northern Trust generously supports Lightscape, which provides families and the general community the opportunity to visit and experience a magical holiday trail full of light and sound.

NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore University HealthSystem is a comprehensive, fully integrated healthcare delivery system principally formed to provide quality healthcare services for the communities it serves. Care is delivered at their six hospitals—Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Skokie, Swedish, and Northwest Community. NorthShore University HealthSystem’s sponsorship provides support for innovative programming, community engagement with an emphasis on health, wellness, and nature. Supported programs include the Spring Season, Garden Time, Garden Playlist, Bingo, and Lightscape.

Winston & Strawn

Winston & Strawn

Winston & Strawn, an internationally renowned legal firm, has a long and proud history of supporting organizations that strengthen their communities both locally and globally. Built on client relationships that advance business, community, and sustainability endeavors, the firm has engaged in corporate giving since its founding in 1853. Winston & Strawn provides key legal services to the Garden.

$50,000 to $99,999

  • AbbVie
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Airlines
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • HSBC Bank USA N.A.

$25,000 to $49,999

  • Bank of America
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
  • Chicago Trading Company
  • ComEd
  • Conagra Brands Foundation
  • Curion
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Food Network Magazine, Pioneer Woman Magazine
  • Midwest Foods
  • UL
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance

$10,000 to $24,999

  • Accenture
  • Barilla America, Inc.
  • Beam Suntory
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Diageo Americas
  • Grainger
  • Honeywell International
  • Lakeshore Beverage
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • North Shore Gas Community Fund
  • SavATree
  • Sexton's Landscape Concepts
  • US Bank
  • Ventas, Inc.

$1,000 to $9,999

  • Berger Excavating
  • Burling Bank
  • Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
  • Compeer Financial
  • GCG Financial, Inc.
  • Joe & Ross Ice Cream
  • JULIE, Inc.
  • Mariano's
  • Mather Place
  • Mondelez International
  • North Shore Gas
  • S Projects LLC
  • Safety National
  • Shure
  • Sodexo
  • Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • William Blair & Company