Food education isn’t a solo pursuit

Pilot Light is deeply grateful to our many partners who help fulfill our mission dedicated to supporting young people in building upon their understanding of how food impacts health, attitudes, communities, and their own lives. We thank them for their generous support and thoughtful advice, and for continuing to be champions of Pilot Light.

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For grants and corporate partnerships, contact Kathy Argentar, Manager of Institutional Giving (kathy@pilotlightchefs.org or 312-952-0117).  For individual gifts, contact MaryBeth Jirgal, Major Gifts and Events Manager (marybeth@pilotlightchefs.org or 773-456-5972).  We would love to talk with you!

  • Albert Pick Jr. Fund
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Flowers for Dreams
  • FOODMatch/Divina
  • Fortune Fish International
  • Hannah’s Bretzel
  • Illinois Charitable Trust
  • Illinois Humanities
  • LinkedIn
  • Lula Cafe
  • Lynx Grills
  • Marquee Development
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nielsen-Massey Foundation 
  • The Roof Crop
  • The Kroger Co. Foundation
  • TROXELL
  • Vikki Booth

Impact Circle members have taken a leading role in our development through cumulative contributions of $50,000 or more. Their gifts have sustained our growth and catapulted our ability to bring food education to students.

 

  • Aine and Tony Bisciglia
  • Tracy Boychuk and James Hughes
  • Robert Guttman and Family
  • Anonymous
  • The Kent and Martha Savage Family Charitable Fund
  • Marilyn Joy Scripps
  • Jennifer Tengelsen
  • Katherine Tomford and David Grossman
  • Ann Weiser and Michael Johnson

 

2010 Initiator Circle members’ support during our first ten years has helped Pilot Light to build a strong foundation to become a leader in the field of food education.

 

  • Ellen and Shar Afshar
  • Priya and Neilav Bhatt
  • Aine and Tony Bisciglia
  • Heiji and Brian Black
  • Margaret and Chris Block
  • Rosanne Boik
  • Maria Casciaro and Ken Fredrickson
  • Sherry Corley and Stephen Weiner
  • Emily and Brandon Delfino
  • Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn and Tom Quinn
  • Louis A Sr. and June M. DeSorbo Charitable Fund
  • Andrew Dsida
  • Irene Fogelson
  • Anonymous
  • Deborah Fullerton
  • Eileen Furey and Thomas Quinn
  • Julie and Greg Goldstein
  • Leah and Dan Gordon
  • Sierra and Leonard Gullan
  • Sarah Jarvis and Brian Kruk
  • Thomas Kane
  • Julie and Ron Kaplan
  • Tracey and John Kreiling
  • Taylor Meredith and Frank Mahoney
  • Brian Moy
  • Katie and Eric Nordness
  • Claudia and Mark Richman
  • Kent Savage
  • Camila Salvisberg and Solomon Barnett
  • Marilyn Joy Scripps
  • Kent Spellman
  • Anonymous
  • Kim and Will Ulaszek
  • Anonymous
  • Ann Weiser and Michael Johnson

 

 

Annual Recognition Circle members are listed below based on their cumulative annual giving. With their support, we’re expanding our food education programs to serve more students in Chicago and across the nation.

 

Illuminate: $20,000 or more

  • Aine and Tony Bisciglia
  • Tracy Boychuk and James Hughes
  • Stefanie and Rodrigo d’Escoto
  • Louis A. Sr. and June M. Desorbo Charitable Fund
  • Kimberly Keywell
  • Tracey and John Kreiling
  • The Kent and Martha Savage Family Charitable Fund
  • Jennifer Tengelsen
  • Katherine Tomford and David Grossman
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Engage: $10,000 or more

  • Anonymous
  • Leah and Dan Gordon
  • Robert Guttman and Family
  • Camila Salvisberg and Solomon Barnett
  • Marilyn Joy Scripps

 

Ignite: $5,000 or more

  • Sherry Corley and Stephen Weiner
  • Andrew Dsida
  • Deborah Fullerton
  • Eileen Furey and Thomas Quinn

 

Spark: $1,000 or more

  • Priya and Neilav Bhatt
  • Heiji and Brian Black
  • Margaret and Chris Block
  • Rosanne Boik
  • Cory and Joseph Cancila
  • Maria Casciaro and Ken Fredrickson
  • Thomas Casey
  • Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn and Tom Quinn
  • Minhae and Chuck Doherty
  • Molly Duffy and Harold Pelzer
  • Support from Efroymson Family Fund
  • Lincoln and Elizabeth Ellis
  • Chandra and Jennie Garcia-Kitch
  • Sierra and Leonard Gullan
  • Doug Himmel
  • Noreen and Bob Iles
  • Sarah Jarvis and Brian Kruk
  • MaryBeth and Bob Jirgal
  • Charlene Kittredge and Jose Isasi
  • Diane and Alejandro Longoria
  • Valerie Madry
  • Taylor Meredith and Frank Mahoney
  • Matthias Merges
  • Lani Miller
  • Shari and Marcelo Presser
  • Adam Savage
  • Ben Savage
  • Robert Segal
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Khadijah Tilgner
  • Donnita Travis
  • Kim and Will Ulaszek
  • Virginia Vecchio
  • Ann Weiser and Michael Johnson
  • Dr. Katie Wilson
  • Margaret Woulfe Arens and Steven Arens

 

Find more information on our recognition circles for individual giving here.

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