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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Contact Kathy Argentar, Senior Development and Strategy Consultant (kathy@pilotlightchefs.org or 312-952-0117). She would love to talk with you!

  • Anonymous
  • Apologue
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • City of Chicago Chi Biz Strong
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • FOODMatch/Divina
  • Gong
  • High Road Wine & Spirits
  • Illinois Humanities
  • LinkedIn
  • Lula Cafe
  • Nielsen-Massey Foundation
  • Marquee Development
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Rabobank
  • Teachers College Columbia University
  • The Roof Crop
  • Trust20
  • Unison
  • US Bank
  • Young Leaders Fund of the Chicago Community Trust

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

  • June Andalcio
  • Aine and Tony Bisciglia
  • Tracy Boychuk and James Hughes
  • Stefanie and Rodrigo d’Escoto
  • Louis A. Sr. and June M. DeSorbo Charitable Fund
  • Anonymous
  • Katherine Tomford and David Grossman
  • Robert Guttman and Family
  • Kimberly Keywell
  • Tracey and John Kreiling
  • The Kent and Martha Savage Family Charitable Fund
  • Roberta Peterson and Tom Sprowls
  • Jennifer Tengelsen

Engage: $10,000 or more

  • Ellen and Shar Afshar
  • Camila Salvisberg and Solomon Barnett
  • Philip Chung
  • Sherry Corley and Stephen Weiner
  • Andrew Dsida
  • Leah and Dan Gordon
  • Lisa Lindemann
  • Minni and Avaneesh Marwaha
  • Anonymous
  • Eileen Furey and Thomas Quinn
  • Marilyn Joy Scripps
  • Anonymous
  • Ann Weiser and Michael Johnson

Ignite: $5,000 or more

  • Margaret and Chris Block
  • Cory and Joseph Cancila
  • Deborah Fullerton
  • Andrea and James Gordon
  • Jason Gordon
  • Sarah Jarvis and Brian Kruk
  • Katie and Eric Nordness
  • Sheree Savar
  • Jennifer and Peter Scanlon

Spark: $1,000 or more

  • Tricia and Patrick Barry
  • Paritosh and Shivani Batra
  • John Behrens and Nat Hewett
  • Ellenna and Jon Berger
  • Shari and Marcelo Presser
  • Priya and Neilav Bhatt
  • Heiji and Brian Black
  • Rosanne Boik
  • Thomas Casey
  • Rachel Conant
  • Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn and Tom Quinn
  • Jennifer Diamond and Marc Brenner
  • Minhae and Chuck Doherty
  • Support from Efroymson Family Fund
  • Lincoln and Elizabeth Ellis
  • Amy Everard and Christian Zann
  • Chandra and Jennie Garcia-Kitch
  • Sabrae Garrett
  • Julie and Greg Goldstein
  • Madeleine Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro
  • Sierra and Leonard Gullan
  • Jennifer Kim and Ben Hellweg
  • Erik Hesler
  • Doug Himmel
  • Noreen and Bob Iles
  • William Jacobs
  • Anonymous
  • Dale Johnson
  • Julie and Ron Kaplan
  • Charlene Kittredge and Jose Isasi
  • Kristin and Jon Larson
  • Douglas Laux
  • Lisa Yun Lee & Adam Bush
  • Jeremy Lewin
  • Diane and Alejandro Longoria
  • Valerie Madry
  • Taylor Meredith and Frank Mahoney
  • Deb and Stiles Meredith
  • Lani Miller
  • Laura Mischkin
  • Jennifer Morrow
  • Karen O’Byrne
  • Jennifer Oppenheimer
  • Molly Duffy and Harold Pelzer
  • Florian Pfahler
  • Laura Pieper
  • Christina Razzi
  • Claudia and Mark Richman
  • Shannon and Ben Roberts
  • Steve Robinson
  • Meg and Herb Sauser
  • Adam Savage
  • Ben Savage
  • Robert Segal
  • Sarah Donovan and Jordan Shields
  • Anonymous
  • Khadijah Tilgner
  • Donnita Travis
  • Kim and Will Ulaszek
  • Virginia Vecchio
  • Katie Wilson
  • Steven Arens and Margaret Woulfe Arens
  • Yu Zhang

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

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