Steppenwolf proudly recognizes our Major Individual Contributors for the 2020/21 Season. 

Grand Benefactors

Grand Benefactor Donors have made a significant three-year commitment to support major artist-driven work.

Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior
Ann and Richard Carr
John Hart and Carol Prins
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Anne and Don Phillips
Helen Zell

Premier Patrons

Anonymous
Leigh and Henry Bienen
Andrew and Amy Bluhm
Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf
Phil and Mary Beth Canfield
Joyce Chelberg
Caroline and Keating Crown
Rich and Margery Feitler
Amy and Cameron Findlay
Ethel and Bill Gofen
Pam and Dennis D. Howarter
Mary and Bill Ludford
Carl and Mary Lukach
Ron and Paula Mallicoat
Joseph and Rika Mansueto
Cari and Michael J. Sacks
Robert and Louise Sanborn
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shapiro
Elliot A. Stultz
Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker
John and Carol Walter

 

Helen Zell

Grand Patrons

Anonymous
Julie and Roger Baskes
Douglas R. Brown and Rachel Kraft
Nora Daley and Sean Conroy
Donald and Anne Edwards
Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot
Bob and Amy Greenebaum
King and Caryn Harris
Marian and Fruman Jacobson
Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston
Andrew Keyt
Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy
Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn
Verett Mims
Christopher and Eileen Murphy
Susan and Ted Oppenheimer
Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall
Deborah and Stephen Quazzo
Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill
Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith
Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg
Bill and Orli Staley

Distinguished Patrons

Andy and Sue Arnold
Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein
Liam and Francesca Connell
Ian and Stacy Fleming
Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine
Joan Hall
Mrs. John M. Hartigan
Jeff and Lisa Jozwiak
Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck
Laurie Anne Kladis
Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz
Jim and Kay Mabie
Holly and Matt Maloney
L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell
Pam and Ashley Netzky
Randy and Susi Rowe
Ms. Elizabeth Schubert
Harry J. Seigle
Chuck Smith
Pam and Russ Strobel
Tom and Blaine Wells
Nina B. Winston and Norman V. Kohn
Susan and Robert A. Wislow
Ronald and Geri Yonover

Patrons

Anonymous (2)
Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse
Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph
Shaun and Andy Block
Betty Bradshaw
Michael and Cathy Brennan
Elizabeth H. Connelly
Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly
Mary and Paul Finnegan
Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner
Richard and Mary L. Gray
Ginger and Del Hall
Perry and Cathy Iverson
Ms. Anne Kaplan
Michele Kenner
Brad and Kim Keywell
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad
Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross
Mr. John M. Schwolsky

Sustainers

Anonymous (2)
Harold and Judith Anderson
Gerry Barad and Bridget Thomas
Bob and Trish Barr
Mr. Alex Block
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks
Carole L. Brown
Lois Browning
Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Kerry Marshall
Phil Burgess and Jim Nutter
Gia and Isaac Colunga
Jerry and Josephine Conlon
Deb and Denny Cowhey
Phyllis Cretors
Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis
Tracy Drake
Mr. Brian Duwe
Laura and Scott Eisen
Mary M. Emerson
Greg and Karen Felton
John and Katherine Fox
David and Noreen Gallagher
Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg
Kevin Goldstein and Sarah Fox
Valerie and Paul Goodrich
Leslie and Matthew Gray
Jack and Sandra Guthman
Marcy and Harry Harczak
Judy and Jay Heyman
David Hiller
Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley
Jen and Brad Keck
Christine and Michael LaTona
Ron and Kim Lemar
Donald and Elaine Levinson
Amos and Anat Madanes
Malkin Family
Don and Melinda Marshall
Lisa and Paul McGrady
Amy Morton and Rob Milburn
Alyson and Patrick J. Nash, Jr.
Mr. and Ms. Dave Obenauer
Dale and Loretta Pierson
Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg
Merle Reskin
Robert Rivkin and Cindy Moelis
Randy and Betsy Rochman
Ms. Doris D. Roskin
Sarah Rubin and Barbara Schmidt
Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr.
Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan Sr.
Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez
Dr. Michele D. Semin
David and Judith L. Sensibar
Geoff Smith and Catherine Stewart
Toni Sandor Smith
Marcie and Avy Stein
Edward A. Studzinski
Judy Sugarman
Jacqueline Tilton
Richard and Elaine Tinberg
Frances E. Tuite
Howard and Jane Tyner
Elena Urschel
Donna and Dirk Vos
Susan Wagner and Michael Lippitz
Tom Wake
Michael and January Ward
Dr. David Wasserman
Jack and Keli Wildermuth

Bobbi Zabel

Benefactors

Anonymous (3)
David Abrams and Cynthia Bemis Abrams
Kim and David Adler
Jack J. Adrian
Karen and Scott Alexander
Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo
Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson
Robert C. Anderson
David and Suzanne Arch
Robert and Marilyn Arensman
Stephanie and Dana Arnett
Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely
Edgar Bachrach
James J. Bagley
Richard and Janice Bail
Andy and Stephanie Baker
Elena and Yuri Balasanov
Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma
Catherine Bannister
Merrill and Alice Barden
Judith Barford
Cynthia Barginere
Solomon and Camila Barnett
Dee Beaubien
Martha and Al Belmonte
Scott and Carla Benigni
Shirley and Tom Berchou
Mr. Kevin Berg
Ane Marinez Lora
Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta
Ron and Colleen Bess
Jim and Sherry Bicak
Nicholas Biederman
John Blair and Liz Buchanan
Ms. Faye Blake
Jon Blanc
Shelley Bloch and Brian Sweeney
Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski
Stanley and Anne Boychuck
Doug Bradbury
Stephen and Leslie Braun
Lin Brehmer and Sara Farr
Robert and Joell Brightfelt
Marissa and Tim Brinkley
Reid Brody and Sally Schwartz
John D. and Leslie Henner Burns
Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith
Bridget Byrne
Michael and Merle Cahan
David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo
Joseph and Cory Cancila
Ray Capitanini
Shamequa Carlton
Holly and Tom Carr
Helen and Paul Chang
Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green
Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke
Lesley and Zac Cochran
Carol and Douglas Cohen
Michael and Edie Cohen
Sarah Cohn
Thomas and Katherine Coleman
Steven and Caralynn Collens
Howard R. Conant
J. Gorman Cook and Carole Kohout
Bryce Cooper
Merle R. Cooper
Lisa and Brian Cornell
Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler
Winnie and Bob Crawford
Mary Jane Crotty
Carl and Cynthia Curry
Dean and Lori Czuma
Stephen F. Danziger
Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta
Marlowe Davis
Wendy Davis
Diane Dawson
Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher
Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano
Gautam and Ritu Dhingra
Roberta S. Dillon
Patricia and Richard Doonan
Philip and Marsha Dowd
Raymond and Marybeth Drake
Erin and Ian Drury
Susan Duman
Jon and Susanne Dutcher
Dr. Steven B. Edelstein
John and Jennifer Elliot
George Engeln
Tom and Pat Erickson
Ms. Rebekah Eubanks
Juliet and Marc Fallah
Ms. Judith Aiello
Ms. Leah Farmer
Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton
Carla and Len Feinkind
Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman
Harris J. Feldman, M.D.
Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal
Carol and Steven Felsenthal
Richard and Linda Filler
Peter and Joanne Fischer
Jane Fleming and Melinda Kempton
Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes
Lisa and John Folkers
Kim M. Folta
Cory and Cyndi Fosco
William Fotis
Daniel J. Rubin and Karen Frederick
Jim and Sandy Freeburg
Kate Friedlob
Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman
Lori Mae Frith
Susan Fuchs, M.D.
Leonard Gail and Robin Steans
Denise Michelle Gamble
Gigi Gamauf Gavron and Dr. Joseph Gavron
Gary L. Gephart
Susan and John Gibbons
Nancy Gidwitz
Suzanne Gignilliat and Tom Hinkes
Gordon and Wendy Gill
Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser
Charlie and Mary Gofen
Deidra D. Gold
Bob and Carol Goldberg
Jennifer and Isaac Goldman
Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani
Sue-Gray Goller
John Gorey and Catherine DeOrio
Laurence and Carrie Grant
Sue and Melvin Gray
Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg
Mary and Jim Greene
William and Nanci Greene
Michael and Lisa Greenfield
Maggie Gregory
Martin and Melanie Grune
Suzanne Gylfe
Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa
Victoria F. Harris
Stacie R. Hartman
Dorothy Harza
Marty Hauselman
Jean M. Hawkinson
Mark and Joelle Hayes
Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson
James LaForce and Stephen Henderson
Ms. Kara Henry
Marlene and Sonny Hersh
Richard and Elaine Heuberger
David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing
Elizabeth and Andrew Hibel
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill
Jon Michael Hill
Ann Hoenig and Jonathan Hoenig
Halley Hoffman
Michelle and Glenn Holland
Grayson Holmbeck
Jack and Kathleen Horn
Holly E. Humphreys
Kathleen and Jim Hurley
Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall
Lukas Janulis and Amber Seiber
Patricia Jeffers
Craig "CJ" Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink
Craig and Heidi Johnson
Laura and Eric Jordahl
Robert and Kathleen Kaplan
Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer
Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman
Reis and Sherri Kayser
Thomas E Keim
Sheryl and Tom Keith‡
Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar
Helen J. Kessler
Patricia and Wayne Kik‡
Harry Kinzie
Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora
Jon Klein and Susan Cohn
Stephanie and Peter Klein
Jean Klingenstein
Janet and Tom Knauff
James Kochalka
Michael Kochman
Allen Kohl and Anita Mann Kohl
Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun
Stephen and Sheri Korbet
Mira Krishnan and Teri Jourdan
Suzy Krueckeberg
Raminder and Vinay Kumar
Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards
Diane Landgren
Tom and Renee Lavallee
Travis Lenkner and Erin Delaney
Karen Levine
Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski
Arthur and Catherine Lewis
Wil Lewis
Ms. Stephanie F. Linn and Dr. Seth B. Krantz
Dr. Paul M. Lisnek
William and Diane Lloyd
Beth Loeb
Abby and George Lombardi
Diane and Alejandro Longoria
Fran Lambros and John Lowry
Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve
Dr. and Ms. Steven Ludford
Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda
Mark and Frances Mann
Sandy and Jerry Manne
Barbara and Larry Margolis
Christine and David Markovitz
Ms. Pam Mayo
Michael E. McCaslin
Michael McGuire
Kevin and Beth McMeen
Andrew Means
Dr. Janis Mendelsohn
Kenneth and Jo Merlau
Ellie and Bob Meyers
Amy Laiken and Tim Michel
Jan and Carol Miecznikowski
Jamey Eklund and Evgueni Minev
Chris Mollet and Lynne LaJone
Blake and Debra Moritz
Marisa Murillo
Ajay and Preeti Nagarkatte
Ms. Katherine Nardin
Jean and Jordan Nerenberg
Jon and Molly Neuleib
Howard and Cathy Niden
Lynne Considine Nieman and Jim Parsons
Hope Nightingale and David Ellis
Susan and George Obermaier
Gary and Marcie Ochs
Peg O'Connor
Barbara and Daniel O'Keefe
Roberta Olshansky
Bridget R. O'Neill
Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag
Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner
Jim and Sue Pajakowski
Emma Pauly
Julia Pavlicek and Robert Menchaca
Amy and Brent Peebles
Melissa Peralta and George Savvas
Sandra and Michael Perlow
Simon and Kim Perutz
John and Christine Pfeiffer
Jennifer and Perry Pinto
Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield
Adrienne Pope
Mrs. Sharon Pope
Avi and Joan Porat
Andrew and Judy L. Porte
Timothy Prettyman
Elliott Quigley
Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi
Bradley and Patricia Reid
Linda Reid
Nina Riccardi
Dana and Jacob Ringer
Susan and Edwin Ritts
John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher
James Roselle
Hilary Rosenthal
Lisa and Doug Rosskamm
Alan Gordon Rottman
Bob and Mary Rowe
Marilynn Rubio
George and Kimberly Ruhana
John Ryan and Margaret Silliker
The Ryerson Family
A. Sue Samuels
Richard and Susan Sanders
Pamela and Fred Sasser
Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus
Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer
Howard and Gail Schaffner
William B. Schildgen
Michelle Schlack
David and Susan Schmid
Ms. E. Jane Schmitz
Richard and Robin Schmitzer
Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider
Matthew and Tina Schubert
Alan Kozlowski and John Schuchert
Diana and Richard Senior
Mark and Kimberly Shadle
Surendra and Dorothie Shah
Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr
Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner
Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz
Ms. Julia Simpson
Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman
Amrit and Gurpreet Singh
Nancy and Bob Singleton
James and Mary Jo Slykas
Neil Smith Family
Ron and Leslie Smith
Steven Smith
Dariel J. Stack
Summer and Thomas Starshak
Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg
Matthew Steinmetz
Kristin and Stan Stevens
Kelly and Jami Stone
Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux
Mrs. Ann Stranahan
Nancy and Barney Straus
Gail and John Straus
Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker
Lauren and Steve Strelsin
Ms. Jennifer Stuart
Shannon S. Sullivan
Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano
Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra
James E. Thompson
The Tipton Family
John and Maribeth Totten
Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone
Greg and Mary Tuite
Scott Turow and Adriane Glazier
Tali and Liat Tzur
Betty Vandenbosch
Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke
Erika Nelson and David Wagener
Allan Waite and Gregory Ostfeld
Albert and Sherrie Weiss
Carey Weiss and Karen Pierce
Sanford and Vicki White
Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip
Jane and Greg Wintroub
Jeff and Jessica Wisniewski
Lawrence and Nancy Wojcik
Sherry Wolfe
Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino
Eileen and David Zampa
Ian Zavitz and LaDonna Bailey
Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst
David and Elizabeth Zott
Neal Zucker

Major Endowment Support

Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development
Artistic Endowment established through the Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee New Works Fund
Douglas R. Brown Playwright/Director Endowment Fund
Ford Foundation Artistic and General Operating Endowment Funds
Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for the Development of New Work
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Davee Foundation
Daniel E. McLean National and International Production Fund
Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble
Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Endowment Fund created with Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust
Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund
John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund