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
Paget Bahr
Lindsay Baumann
Sara Bernard
Sarah Blessing  
Susan Canmann 
Chloe Ciaglia  
Katy Collins
Cory Daverman
Phoebe and Spencer DePree
Jennifer Dine
Lindsay Doyle  
Isabel and John Fiore
Alexandra Gerchen  
Sophie Goodwillie
Amanda Gorter
Whitley Bouma Herbert
Alexandra Kaehler
Megan Kellerman  
Elizabeth Kelley


Leigh Keyser
Jennifer Kiefer
*Anne S. Loucks
Meredith Lussen
Leslie Martin
Britt Miller
Jennifer Morehead
Stacey Murphy
Jackie Pacelli
Miriam Petrillo 
Marion Rice
Erin Ritchie 
Megan Sleight
Sally Brown Thilman
Daisy W. Tolles  
Sarah Vaile
Kim Vender Moffat
Erin Warmus
Carolyn Withey


Pim and *Brayton Alley
Laura Ferris Anderson
Melissa Anton
Kimberly Beard
*Amy P. Brock
Brendan Carroll
Kate Fisher Fitzgerald
Rebecca and Victor Garces
Jennifer P. Keenan
Anita Livaditis 
Kathryn Bader Mangel
Caroline Masterson
*Gloria S. Masterson
Carrie C. McNally  
Susan B. Merlin
Peyton H. Merrill
Katherine and Richard Peterson 
Todd Schwebel
Lee Thinnes

*Past President