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  
Brett Byron
Susan Canmann
Chloe Ciaglia  
Katy Collins
Cory Daverman
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
Britt Miller
Jennifer Morehead
Jackie Pacelli
Marion Rice
Erin Ritchie
Megan Sleight
Sally Brown Thilman
Daisy W. Tolles  
Erin Warmus


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

*Past President