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
  • Baum Realty Group
  • Becker’s Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Housing Consulting Services
  • Flowers for Dreams
  • Fortune Fish International
  • Fresh Thyme
  • GoodCity Chicago
  • Hannah’s Bretzel
  • Illinois Charitable Trust
  • Illinois Humanities
  • Joyce Foundation
  • LinkedIn
  • Lula Cafe
  • Lynx Grills
  • Marquee Development
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nielsen-Massey Foundation 
  • Northern Trust Centennial Fund (a donor-advised fund of The Chicago Community Trust)
  • Penserra Securities
  • Posey Family Foundation
  • Steelite
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • The Kroger Co. Foundation
  • TROXELL
  • UNFI Foundation
  • Vikki Booth

Impact Circle members take a leading role in our development through cumulative contributions of over $50,000. Their gifts have catapulted our ability to bring food education to children.

 

  • 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 supported Pilot Light with frequent contributions during our first ten years, helping us 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
  • 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
  • Maria Casciaro and Ken Fredrickson
  • 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
  • Minhae and Chuck Doherty
  • Anonymous
  • Leah and Dan Gordon
  • Robert Guttman and Family
  • Kimberly Keywell
  • Tracey and John Kreiling
  • Kristin and Jon Larson
  • The Kent and Martha Savage Family Charitable Fund
  • Marilyn Joy Scripps
  • Jennifer Tengelsen
  • Katherine Tomford and David Grossman
  • Lori and Mike Wills

 

Engage: $10,000 or more

  • Carrie Carlson
  • Sherry Corley and Stephen Weiner
  • Andrew Dsida
  • Maria Casciaro and Ken Fredrickson
  • Deborah Fullerton
  • Sierra and Leonard Gullan
  • Neil Malhotra
  • Anonymous
  • Camila Salvisberg and Solomon Barnett
  • Anonymous
  • Kim and Will Ulaszek
  • Ann Weiser and Michael Johnson 

 

Ignite: $5,000 or more

  • Jessica and Guy Bargnes
  • Priya and Neilav Bhatt
  • Margaret and Chris Block
  • Alexandra Desorbo-Quinn and Tom Quinn
  • Eileen Furey and Thomas Quinn
  • Julie and Ron Kaplan
  • Minni and Avaneesh Marwaha

 

Spark: $1,000 or more

  • Ellen and Shar Afshar
  • Vincent Beckman
  • Heiji and Brian Black
  • Rosanne Boik
  • Cory and Joseph Cancila
  • Carolyn Cannon
  • Sarah Donovan and Jordan Shields
  • Molly Duffy and Harold Pelzer
  • Lincoln and Elizabeth Ellis
  • Melissa and Garson Fischer
  • Alicia and Peter Flesvig
  • Chandra and Jennie Garcia-Kitch
  • Julie and Greg Goldstein
  • Doug Himmel
  • Noreen and Bob Iles
  • Sarah Jarvis and Brian Kruk
  • MaryBeth and Bob Jirgal
  • Dale Johnson
  • Lara Barmish and Jay Kelty
  • Jennifer Kim and Ben Hellweg
  • Charlene Kittredge and Jose Isasi
  • Christian LesStrang
  • Diane and Alejandro Longoria
  • Valerie Madry
  • Paula and Nitin Malhotra
  • Lani Miller
  • Sundeep Mullangi
  • Sarah Nuekom
  • Shari and Marcelo Presser
  • Claudia and Mark Richman
  • Shannon and Ben Roberts
  • Adam Savage
  • Ben Savage
  • Robert Segal
  • John Siebert
  • Marcin Siwicki
  • Paige Smith
  • Ken Terao
  • Anonymous
  • Khadijah Tilgner
  • Donnita Travis
  • Virginia Vecchio
  • Keren and Greg Weiss
  • Dr. Katie Wilson
  • Margaret Woulfe Arens and Steven Arens
  • Jenny Zhang

 

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

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