The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden

Founded in 1998, the Guild is comprised of more than 100 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.

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


Amie Alfe
Pim and *Brayton Alley
Rebekah Bader
Paget Bahr
Lindsay Baumann
Sara Bernard
Sarah Blessing
*Kimberly J. Burt
Susan Canmann
Brendan Carroll
Chloe Ciaglia
Maxie Clarke
Katy Collins
Cory Daverman
Kristen Denison
Phoebe and Spencer DePree
Jennifer Dine
Lindsay Doyle
Isabel and John Fiore
Alexandra Gerchen
Anna Gjerlow
Amanda Gorter
Francine Hamill
Whitley Bouma Herbert
Merrill Hoyer
Alexandra Kaehler
Megan Kellerman
Elizabeth Kelley


Leigh Keyser
Jennifer Kiefer
Wendy Labrum
*Anne S. Loucks
Meredith Lussen
Katherine McClayton
Leslie Martin
Caroline Masterson
Kim Meardon
Britt Miller
Jennifer Morehead
Stacey Murphy
Jackie Pacelli
Katherine and Richard Peterson
Carolynn J. Pfaff
*Emily Reynolds
Marion Rice
Julie Saunders
Jennifer Schultz
Megan Sleight
Sally Brown Thilman
Daisy W. Tolles
Sarah Vaile
Steven M. Valenti
Erin Warmus
Carolyn Withey


Laura Ferris Anderson
Melissa Anton
Kimberly Beard
Elizabeth and Chandler Bigelow III
*Amy P. Brock
Donna G. Brunso
Kate Fisher Fitzgerald
Rebecca and Victor Garces
Karen Hawkins
*Jennifer and Sanford Kasten
Jennifer P. Keenan
Anita Livaditis
Emily and John MacEntee
*Stephanie Madigan
Kathryn Bader Mangel
*Gloria S. Masterson
Carrie C. McNally
Susan B. Merlin
Peyton H. Merrill
Shawna and *Jay Owen
Todd Schwebel
Lee Thinnes
Anne C. Tucker

*Past President