The 2024 Festival has concluded—thanks to all who joined us!

Festival Partners, Sponsors & Donors

*Indicates member of the Board of Directors

Note: This list represents cash and in-kind contributions received between 4/1/23 and 2/22/24. If you notice an error, please accept our sincerest apologies and let us know right away so we can make it right. info@chicagopuppetfest.org

2024 Festival Sponsors & Donors

$200,000 and up

Kristy & Brandon Moran*
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

$100,000 – $199,999

Cheryl Lynn Bruce* & Kerry James Marshall
Ferdi Foundation / Julie Moller*

$50,000 – $99,999

Jentes Family Foundation/Justine Jentes & Dan Karuna

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Reva and David Logan Foundation
Walder Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

City of Chicago DCASE CityArts Program
Ginger Farley & Bob Shapiro
Illinois Arts Council Agency & Artstour Program
National Endowment for the Arts
Pritzker Foundation

$15,000 – $24,999

Diane Goldin
John Supera Foundation
Manaaki Foundation, Sue Crothers-Gee & Bill Gee
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Nina & Steve Schroeder

$10,000 – $14,999

Beatrice Barbareschi & David Pritzker
Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks Program
Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Cheryl Henson
The Marshall Frankel Foundation
Navy Pier

$5,000 – $9,999

Anonymous
American Indonesian Cultural Exchange Foundation
National Theater Project touring subsidy
Jordan Shields* & Sarah Donovan

$2,500 – $4,999

Judy & Howard Friedman
Paul Levy
Kim Ohms* & Joe Novelli
Spoke & Bird Cafe
Pat Yuzawa-Rubin* & Jack Rubin

$1,500 – $2,499

Anonymous
Alicia Bird*
Nancy Bishop
Jin Ivacic*
Maureen Mizwicki *
Lloyd Perlow & Kate Thomas
Christine Plautz
Jes & Leesa Sherborne*
Kathleen & Frank Thometz
WAG Foundation
Jackie Zydeck & Ted Phillips

$1,000 – $1,499

Anonymous
Allison Allen
The Benjamin and Bettina Van Cleave
    Charitable Foundation
Josh McGowan
Nancy Needles & Arne Rode
Jane Nicholl Sahlins
Nancy Timmers
UNIMA-USA
Alex von Hoffman
Rosemary Zalewski

$500 – $999

Liz Aviles & Michael Sauer
Leah Bohannon
Tim Brown & Jill Riddell
David Carlson
Bruce English & Laurie Hammel
Molly & Tom Fleming
Eric Gaddis & Michelle Wilson
Gilford Atkins Foundation, Patti Gilford
Goethe-Institut Chicago
John & Lisa Jensen
Caryl Lasko
John & Irina Lewandowski
Sabrina Martin
Georga K. & Allen Parchem
Deborah Pieritz
Krista & Frank Pospisil
Walter Stearns
Claudia & John Teschky
Dene & Gordon Thomas
Steven & Linda Widerman

$250 – $499

Brian & Chantell Asner
Jennifer & Matthew Braun
Laurel Breitkopf
Michelle & Dane Carr
Kerstin & Rance Clouser
Donna Coaxum
County Line Orchard
Lisa D’Angelo & David L. Kaput
William Doukas
Megha Ghildiyal
Scott Golas
E. Aaron Greven & Kristin Boeke-Greven
Susan Grosch
Stephania Holland
Kristyna Horackova
Ilan Huberman-Shlaes
Antonin Lang
Dhiraj Madura
MaryJane & Jeff Maharry
Betsy Martens
Catherine McGivney & James M. Clarke
Elizabeth McNicholas
Linda Mishoulam
Leah Missbach Day
Klára Moldova
Susan E. Robertson
Nancy Rodin
Brenna Ross
Rhoda & Michael Schlesinger
Eva Silverman
Miriam & Michael Socoloff
Christy Uchida
Julia Wayne
Deb & Andy Wolkstein

$150 – $249

Roxanne Bajo
Elizabeth Basile
Stephan Benzkofer
Roger Bialcik
Sofia Biller
Maggie Brandt
Katie Brennan
Bernard Buchholz
Teresa Budasi
Becky & Jeff Chandler
Joyce Chelberg
Julie Chernoff
Sally & Tom Connolly
Amber Creger
Zac Crofford
Barbara Cunningham
Magdelin Enich
Marta Gavrialov
Meredith George
Allison Gerlach
Candice Goldstein & Abraham Steinberg
Peter Gotsch
Vanessa Harris
Lynn Hyndman
Bonnie Jenkins
Diane Johnson
Jonas Karvelis
Sue Kelly
Kevin Klein
Dagmar & Chet Klos
Martha Jane Lavelle
Carleen Lorys
Jeanne Martineau
Susan & Bradford Matson
Harriet McSweeney
William Michel
Elizabeth Ocon
Haidy Peterson
Jane M. Hussein Saks
Tim & Vinny Schapker
Catherine Schwalbe
Richard Shapiro
Mark Sheehy
Katherine Sieradzki
Mollie Stromberg
Jennifer Thornton
Chuck Thurow
Mary Toll & William Heimann
Nancy Tuchman
Kat Tushim
Marco Verzocchi
Mary Wages
Michael Wallace
Elizabeth Willson
Emilie Wingate
Angel Ysaguirre

$100 – $149

Kelly Baas
Carol Bailoni
Cecilia Beaven
Bella Belogorsky
Cam Beltran
Carol & Ben Bibat
Susan Boeselt
Leslie Bond
Nora Bouchard
Charlie Branda
Brooke McLaughlin
Barbara Brooks
Jane Brownley
Irena Čajková
Alena Cichy
Christy Clark
Cheryl Cott
Bruce Cox
Keary Cragan
Paul Douglas
Katie Ernst
Jessica Escorcia
Carol Farver
Louise Flagg
Vera Fligel
D. Gentry
Kathleen Gerdes
Amy Gilman
Andrea & Richard Ginsburg
Batya Goldberg
Debra Hass
Heather Henson
Cynthia Ho
Mary Hopkins
Sarah Hosford & Rob Chapman
Heather E. Jamison
Liang Jinzi
Chet Kamin
Mitra Khoshkhesal
Marcy Kirshenbaum
Udayan Kolandra
Susan Kossiakoff
John Kulczycki
Irene Kwasny
Sue Lannin
Beatrice Lauture
Lorraine LeBlanc
Simone Levin
Jill Liebhaber
Alex Ligum
Cherie R. Lockett
Susan Lucci
M.S. Designs, Inc.
Jane Mccole
Gicel Mercado
Luke Muzyka
Jenny Nagaoka
William Padnos
Claudia Pesenti
Emily Plagman
Teena Quest
Melaney Reed
Kim Rice
Mark Samuolis
Patricia Sarver
Susan Seibert
Anna & Mark Siegler
Neal Silver
Sandy Smith
Terry Sofianos
Jonathan Stevens
Margaret Tomaszek Witry
Patti Tuomey Martin
Joanne Vena & Richard Graham
Susan Wellek
Nancy Wieting
Robert Williams

$50 – $99

David Abatangelo
Anne Abramson
Gina Alicea
David Ben-Arie
Emily Blazer
Yulia Borisova
Heather Bowen-Struyk
Linda Boyle
Anna Brailovsky
Cheryl L. Bridgman-Moloney
Irwin Broidy
Jamie Bushman
Loretta Caravette
Ann Covode
Ellen Damlich & Michael Hans
Jane Epstein
Karen Epton
Kyle Fennell
Claude Fethiere
Jo-Ann Finkelstein
Roy Flemming
Kathryn Gauthier
Jocelyn Gerard
Robert Granger
Colleen Grogan
Mark Gullickson
Huntley Family Foundation
William Klamut
Laura Lambert
Tracy LaRock
Olga Maslova
Leah Mayers
Charlie McShane
Tanya Melamed
Brian Mitchell
Tim Moran
Lan Nguyen
Jesse Njus
Jena Olsen
Cyndi Parr
Audrey Petty & Maurice Rabb
Melissa Pierce
Phyllis Rabineau
Bronwyn Rae
Norman Raidl
Shyam Rajadhyaksha
Chad Shohet
Via Silverman
Kathy Smith
Linda K. Smith
Susan Stodolsky
Kubilay Uner
Fernando Velasquez
Julie Victor
Jacqueline Wade
Jess + Andy Wickstrom
Angel Ysaguirre
Anita Zagraniczny

Up to $50

Maite Agopian
Haleh Alberg
Judith Alexander
Salena Anderson
Claudia Angel
Cynthia Armster
Zoe Arvanitakis
Ann Audrain
Jay Bankoff
Laura Barton
Janet Bartoszek
Elena Bateneva
Emmy Bean
Taylor Bibat
Tamara Biggs
Barbara Billhardt
Sonat Birnecker Hart
Emily Blanquera
Wendy Bloom
Cindy Bosy
Kate Brehm
Sheila Brown
Allison Bulow
Daniel Calleri
Kim Campbell
Stavian Cann
Monica Cass-Rogers & Todd Rogers
Lauren Chan
Toni Cordero
Tiana Cove
Sarolta Cump
Anna Dominov
Marie Donovan
David Edelberg
Jonah Ellman
David Emmite
Gene Eydelman
Liana Faletto
Lori Fanning
Renata Ferrari
Anna Festa
Bernadette Foley
Cecilia Ford
L. Francis
Judith Freeman
Christine Freisinger
Joanie Friedman
Dave Frohardt-Lane & Caroline Randazzo
Holly Gabelmann
Matthew Gagnon
Ben Galewsky
Leslie Garcia
Brett Garry
Meleah Geertsma
Michael & Donna Lee Gennaro
Ludmila Germanovich
Natasha Ghoneim
Robin Glazer
Ari Glogower
Lisa Gonzales & Tom Lee
Adam Gottlieb
Craig Grabow
Janice Greenwald
Mary Gregory
Alex Griffin
Chris Grodoski
Jen Groen
Elisabeth Grzywa
Giulia Guerini
Alison Hafner
Alexis Hall
Jennifer Hammond
Julie Hamos
Hana Hanachi
Ellen Hargis
Virginia Harlow
Josephine Harrison
Libby Harvey-Hill
Haydee Hernandez
Michelle Heron-Means
Julie Heyduk
Sol Hinami-Mayorga
Debra Hinze
Jeffrey Hirst
Daniel Hites
Polly Hoover
Katherine Hrinyak
Sandra Hulstedt
E. Huyck
Rebeca Itzkowich
Suzy Jackson
Joanne Jacobson
Padraig Johnston
Cory Jones
Diane Jurado
Steven Kaiser
Elizabeth Karpowicz
Joanne Kashani
Sandra Kaszer
Susan Kavanaugh & Morlen Sinoway
Maheen Aziza Khatoon
Theresa Kimberk
Charles King
Mary Kirby
Jonathan Klem
Annette Knitter
Kim Koin
Karla Kruger
Iwona Kubik
Sam Kung
Ronald Laird
Tom Lamb
Lainey LaMonto
Richard Landgraff
Rebekah Lane
Karen Laner

Joan Laser
John Lawrence
Fredrica Levin
Wendy Littlefield
Douglas Liu
Amy Lloyd
Bart Longacre
Elizabeth Lovelady
Sophia Lyman
J. Majer
Mandana Mangan
Carolyn Martinez
Melissa Matarrese
Cynthia Mathews
Danny Mattingly
Anita Mauro
Abigail Maxey
Danny McCarthy
Susan McKean
Layli McLaughlin
John McLees
Caitlin McLeod
Rebecca McNulty
Cathy Mendy
Bonnie Metzgar
Lynne Miller
Arthur Mixon
Whitney Moeller
Sondra Morin
Carrie Muehle
Martin Mulcahy
Betsy Nathan & Daniel Goldberg
Laurie Nelson
Lindsey Nelson
Eugene Nemirovsky
Joe Newman-Getzler
Amy Nieves
Eva Niewiadomski
Susan Noel
Dominic Odonnell
Jinhee Oh
Greg Olson
Lisa Oppenheim
Julia Packard
Panagiotis Papavlasopoulos
Spencer Parts
Emmalee Pearson
Laurie Pellouchoud
Daniel Perry
Tom Peterson
Lori Piecyk
Melissa Pierce
Joseph Pindelski
Kayla Placencio
Judith Pollock
Ondrej Pometlo
James Poznak
Gail Prete
Rachel Ramaswamy
Dan Rangel
Anton Rasmussen iii
Suzanne Reade
Diane Rickerl
Rico Ricketson
Gay Riseborough
Adam Rivkin
Monica Robinson
Luis Enrique Rojas
Helen Roper
Bill Rowe
Peter Russo
Victoria Saenz Vogl
Elnara Safronova
Craig Samuels
Katie San Roman
Olga Sanchez
Andria Sandora
Silvana Santilli
Aga Sarrafian
Bonnie Saunders
Thomas Schaller
Donna Schatt
Sarah Scott
Jennifer Shanahan
James Shaw
Christian Sheppard
Rachel Singer
Kathleen Skoller
Asheley Smith
Laura Smith
Alex Soble
Naomi Sondak
Michael Sphar
Teresa Sripada
Robert Stanczuk
Carol Sterling
Simon Stumpf
Jennifer Sutherland
Patricia Sweeny-Rywak
Kat Thomas
Michael Timmers
Carolyn Torma
Joe Torres
Ronald Tracy
James Tully
Jessica Vontershadeux
Kaoru Watanabe
Barbara Watkins
Alice Wedoff
Lon Wehrle
Brian White
Michelle Willman
Elizabeth Wilson
Julian Windsor
Tina Woelke
Decora Wong
Alexandra Young
Robin Young & Greg Allen