Salute to Sponsors

Every year, Ravinia plays host to the beauty of nature, the joy of great music, and the harmony of satisfied audiences. We owe this, of course, to nature’s cooperation and the talent of the performers, but we also recognize the generosity of our sponsors, whose support helps us to bring these performers to Ravinia and keep admission prices low. Corporate, foundation, and individual sponsors enable us to present a variety of performances this season, and we salute their ongoing efforts to support the many performing arts institutions we enjoy in Chicago.

Welz Kauffman, President & CEO
Ravinia Festival


Featured Sponsors

Season Sponsors

Program Sponsors

Don Civgin

President, Allstate Service Businesses

Allstate Insurance Company

Allstate believes Good Starts Youngâ„ . That’s why we’re excited to partner with Ravinia again this year to empower young people in the Chicagoland area through the Reach*Teach*Play program. Access to music education helps young people develop character, confidence and optimism, and it serves as a universal language that builds community. Ravinia’s leadership in this space is a model for other organizations.

United Airlines

United is pleased to serve the Ravinia Festival as its official airline and proudly supports the remarkable contributions they make to the arts community in Chicago and beyond. Together with the festival United celebrates the energy that performers and nearly 600,000 guests bring to our hometown and the global stage. United is proud of our longstanding partnership and we are pleased to join Ravinia Festival in welcoming you to the 2018 season.


William A. Terlato

Chief Executive Officer, Terlato Wines

John A. Terlato

Vice-Chairman, Terlato Wines

Anthony J. Terlato

Chairman, Terlato Wines

Terlato Wines

Terlato Wines is a Chicago-based family business that has brought some of the world’s best wines to the American table for more than 60 years. Owned by Anthony J. Terlato and his sons Bill and John, the Terlato family is pleased to again partner with Ravinia. As producers, importers and marketers of exceptional wines, the Terlato family understands the passion for excellence that underscores each performance and we are pleased to help Ravinia continue its great tradition of bringing the finest quality music to the Chicagoland community. Here’s a Terlato toast to another glorious Ravinia season.

Edward J. Wehmer

President and CEO


Wintrust is proud to support Ravinia Festival and the joy it brings to so many during the summer season. At Wintrust, we believe in supporting local organizations, such as Ravinia, that help make our communities stronger.

Wintrust is a financial holding company providing commercial and community banking, wealth management and treasury management services, as well as mortgage origination. Wintrust Community Banks have more than 150 locations around the Chicagoland, southern Wisconsin areas and Northwest Indiana, including Lake Forest, Highland Park, Northbrook, Wilmette, Chicago and Schaumburg to name a few. At a Wintrust Community Bank, you get the resources of a big bank with the exceptional service and community focus that can only come from a local community bank.

Negaunee Foundation

The Negaunee Foundation's founder fell in love with outdoor music at Ravinia in the 1940s, a love affair without end. We are pleased to support Ravinia's continued efforts to bring the magic of music to succeeding generations of children.

David Nelms

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Discover is committed to supporting educational initiatives in our community. We are proud to support Ravinia Festival’s Reach*Teach*Play educational program and applaud them for providing access and sparking a curiosity in children to learn more about music. Best wishes for another successful season!

Paul Lamb

General Manager, Central Region

Hyundai Motor America

For the 4th straight year, Hyundai is proud to be the official vehicle of Ravinia.

Ravinia is one of Chicagoland’s most unique music festivals and offers an experience that is unmatched for artists and audiences alike. Performers who have captivated audiences around the world make it a point to appear at Ravinia at least once in their celebrated careers to play in this unique setting.

At Hyundai, our mission is to create vehicles and technologies that help make people’s lives better, and with sponsorships like this, we can extend that mission of possibility, innovation and sophistication in a way that touches us all. Thank you for your support of Ravinia, and its ongoing efforts to support live music in Chicago.

Daniela A. O’Leary-Gill

Chief Operating Officer

BMO Financial Corp.

Enriching our communities with music, art and cultural events is a tradition we continue to honor at BMO Harris Bank. We are pleased to be a longtime supporter of Ravinia and take delight in the annual "sounds of summer" the Festival brings to our community. By opening its doors to world-class musicians, Ravinia breaks down cultural barriers with a varied lineup of artists whose work inspires and entertains audiences of all ages. As Chicago is home to many of our employees and customers, BMO Harris Bank considers it a particular privilege to play a part in supporting one of Chicago's most beloved, festive summer events.

Steven Schwartz

President and CEO

Midtown Athletic Clubs

According to my sister, everyone needs a library card and a membership to a health club. Sound mind, sound body. To that I’d add, everyone needs a little Ravinia in the summer. Growing up within blocks of Ravinia, I loved the music I heard on summer afternoons as musicians rehearsed for each night’s performance. The music helped shape the community and brought friends together on summer nights. At Midtown, we are committed to creating clubs that bring family and friends together to workout, swim, play tennis and other sports, dine, shop, relax and socialize. Located in Bannockburn, Chicago, Palatine and Willowbrook, they are sports resorts right here at home. As a sponsor, Midtown takes pride in supporting the Ravinia Festival community as an extension of our belief that active, social people lead happier, healthier lives.

In Memory of Howard A. Stotler

We are so very fortunate to have such a great summer festival for the city of Chicago and its surrounding neighbors; the quality of the programming and its leadership have brought us a wide range of great talent for our summer enjoyment. Howard was very happy to have participated in bringing the efforts of Ravinia Festival to the public.

—Nancy and Bruce Payne and Susan Ipsen

Bobette Takiff

For me, summer begins when Ravinia’s gates open.Music has always been an important part of my life. It is with joy that I sponsor one of the Bernstein celebration programs, music of Gershwin, Copland and Stravinsky, three of my favorite composers.

The Women’s Board of Ravinia Festival

Since 1962, the Women’s Board has promoted Ravinia through a wide range of initiatives, from enhancing audiences’ enjoyment of the festival experience, to furthering appreciation of music and the arts, to educating young performers, whether gifted or simply enthusiastic. This broad-based mission of the Women’s Board is accomplished through highly successful fundraising and the ongoing commitment of its dynamic volunteers. Our two major fundraisers, the newly redesigned Festival Shop and the annual summer Gala, continue to raise funds each year that help support our mission. The Women’s Board also raises significant funds through its sponsorship of the Ravinia Cruise, which will set sail in spring 2019 aboard Uniworld’s SS Catherine and journey through southern France from Burgundy to Provence.

This summer the Women’s Board looks forward to its first Sunday Gala celebration on July 15, “Sunday in the Park with Audra,” starring Audra McDonald and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andy Einhorn. Contributions toward this event help to provide funding for Ravinia’s Reach*Teach* Play music education programs serving 85,000 individuals throughout Cook and Lake Counties. The Women’s Board is also proud to sponsor the August 18 CSO performance of Bernstein’s Slava!, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 conducted by Marin Alsop with pianist Igor Levit.

Chris Crane

President and CEO

Exelon Corporation

Exelon is committed to strengthening and enriching the communities where we operate and is proud to support the 2018 Ravinia Festival. Through our sponsorship we continue our commitment to programs that further enrich the quality of life and cultural resources in the communities where we live and work. We applaud Ravinia’s success in bringing world-class music and diverse programming to Chicagoland and are proud to support Ravinia’s significant contributions to the arts while looking forward to another great season of music.

Larry Richman

President and Chief Executive Officer


CIBC is proud to support Ravinia Festival as part of our commitment to celebrating arts and culture in our communities. CIBC is a 150-year-old bank with its U.S. headquarters in Chicago. We are focused on building trusting and enduring relationships with our clients by putting you at the center of all we do, including supporting our communities in ways that matter to you. We are honored to be a part of continuing the rich tradition of Ravinia, North America’s oldest outdoor music festival. We hope you enjoy the performance.

Jon Harris

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Conagra Brands

Congratulations to the Ravinia Festival which, once again, presents an exceptional season that uniquely engages our hometown community in an incredibly diverse celebration of music. Knowing that the quintessential Ravinia experience also includes an abundant picnic, we are always proud when some of our delicious brands take center stage at your feast. We all know that great food comes from companies and brands that have an unwavering dedication to doing what's right for all, which includes supporting the local community. Conagra Brands Foundation is proud to support Ravinia and it's winning 2018 season. Bravo!

Kim Simios

Chicago Managing Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Our sponsorship of the Ravinia Festival 2018 season is just one example of our ongoing effort to help build a stronger Chicago. Locally, EY has more than 3,400 people who recognize our responsibility to contribute our time and talent to drive positive change. We are especially focused on developing future generations of talent by mentoring youth and addressing issues of access to higher education. That’s why we’re proud to support Ravinia and its music education programs that benefit school children throughout Chicago. By working with organizations like Ravinia, we can help ensure remarkable music and music education are available to everyone.

Chris Klein

Chief Executive Officer

Fortune Brands Home & Security

Fortune Brands Home & Security is committed to supporting organizations that are important to the communities in which our employees live and work. Through our legendary brands, like Moen faucets, Omega cabinetry, Aristokraft cabinetry, Therma-Tru entry doors and Master Lock and SentrySafe security products, we help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. We are proud to partner with Ravinia, a cultural centerpiece of our community, and we look forward to celebrating this Ravinia season with you.

E. Scott Santi

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


As a longtime supporter of the arts, ITW is proud to sponsor the Ravinia Festival. ITW and Ravinia share similar roots, both having been founded in the Chicago area early in the last century. Over the years both institutions have grown tremendously, expanded their reach and positively impacted the communities they serve. ITW is proud to support Ravinia's REACH*TEACH*PLAY® education programs and to serve as a season sponsor of the 2018 Ravinia Festival.

Gil M. Soffer

Managing Partner, Chicago

National Co-Chair, Litigation

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is proud to continue its support of the Ravinia Festival for the 2018 season. Through our Katten Cares firm outreach efforts, we celebrate the impact arts and culture have on our community by sponsoring great organizations like Ravinia. We welcome you all to what is expected to be a very inspirational season.

Marcus Lemonis

Serial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Host of CNBC’s Reality Series, The Profit

Marcus—A Marcus Lemonis Company

Partnering with the Ravinia Festival is a natural fit for me personally as well as for the many local businesses I am a part of. We have a great passion for the arts, dining, fashion, fun and for outdoor entertainment to be shared with family and friends. The unique setting of the Ravinia Festival is accommodating for music, art and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life and I am proud to sponsor and support Ravinia’s continued contributions to the musical arts.

The Ravinia Festival is synonymous with good times, good friends and great summer entertainment and we are excited for the 2018 Ravinia Festival season.

Justin Ferdula

Chicago Complex Director

RBC Wealth Management

At RBC Wealth Management, we believe the strength of our business is directly tied to the well-being of the communities where we live and work. For over 100 years, RBC has strived to be the leading provider of financial services, while building strong partnerships with our clients and communities. We are proud to support the Ravinia Festival, which not only brings music to thousands of concert-goers each year, but also to local classrooms and communities through its education and community outreach programs. By supporting the arts, our goal is to help foster greater dialogue and appreciation for the role that art and culture play in shaping our communities. RBC Wealth Management is a proud 2018 Season Sponsor of the Ravinia Festival — celebrating more than 20 years of support.

Diane Duncan

General Manager, Chicago Retail

Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons is a proud supporter of the 2018 Ravinia Festival and is excited to supply Steinway and Steinway-Designed Boston and Essex pianos for the festival’s musical studies and performances. The Steinway Piano Galleries of Northbrook, and Hinsdale are proud to be the only Steinway & Sons’ factory-owned and operated showrooms in the Midwest.

Ben Wineman

Ravinia Associates Board

The Ravinia Associates Board is a premier group of over 100 Chicagoland young professionals who share a passion for Ravinia and the musical arts. Their mission is to support Ravinia by promoting awareness of the festival and its musical programs, encouraging the development of new audiences for classical music, and contributing to Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY® education programs. To date the Associates have raised over $3 Million for the festival and its education and outreach programs.

Dean Harrison

President and Chief Executive Officer

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern Medicine is proud to partner with Ravinia that has an acclaimed history of offering Chicago a venue to showcase the fine arts.

Northwestern Medicine is the shared strategic vision of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to transform the future of healthcare and become a premier integrated academic health system. Each day, 30,000 clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

In Memory of Keene H. Addington II

The Keene H. Addington II memorial concert fund was established in 1995 in memory of Keene Addington, a former board member and dedicated supporter of The Ravinia Festival. A lifelong resident of the Chicago area and an energetic leader in both business and civic duties, Keene was passionate about Ravinia and its role in bringing world-class music to the Chicago area. Prior to his death, Keene was Campaign Chairman and Trustee for Designs for the Future: Magnifying Ravinia’s Magic, a major funding initiative in which he was a driving force behind its inception and success. As in all his endeavors, Keene Addington approached his participation in the Ravinia Festival with energy and determination. The Keene H Addington II memorial fund is proud to participate in the ongoing support of the Ravinia Festival.

Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation

Margie and I are most delighted to continue to be sponsors of the Ravinia Festival that provides a variety of musical tastes. This is the most glorious music festival that we have ever attended throughout the last 55 years. I personally have been regularly attending Ravinia Festival for over 60 years. We should all continue to be supporters of this North Shore treasure, which has enriched our lives for so many generations.

Harriet Bernbaum, in memory of Keren-Or Bernbaum and Harry H. Bernbaum

The concert on July 12 is given in memory of Harry Bernbaum and our daughter Keren-Or Bernbaum. They were both avid music lovers. Keren was a mezzo-soprano, singing in opera and French art song recitals; Harry was just avid. Ravinia has been in our lives for as far back as I can remember. It is a gem in Chicago’s cultural crown, and it should be our legacy to support its future, not just for classical music, but all of the many genres that are produced during the festival season. Just do it! For your children and grandchildren. We are so proud of Ravinia’s long and accomplished history.

In Honor of Sandra K. Crown

Sandy has always believed that "the arts are the implicit language of peace in the world, with Ravinia the shining star." When she was chairman of the Ravinia Women's Board, the board began to fundraise. Her children worked with the board and with her when the board started the Friendship Booth, which evolved into Ravinia Gifts. Her children chose to honor her with a very generous gift to the endowment fund, in perpetuity. This gift helps support the Ravinia Festival. Ravinia was the first to highlight American Classic Music Theater, followed by the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Goodman Theatre.

The Fremont Foundation

Ravinia has been a very important part of our summer experience. The Fremont family is very pleased to sponsor the performance featuring Ray Chen which we know will be a wonderful evening and a great addition to the summer at Ravinia.

The Madigan Family

Our family has come to Ravinia for four generations, and it is especially rewarding to help make memorable music experiences again this year. We enjoy spending our summer evenings here with friends and family and are proud to support the efforts of the festival to present exciting concerts in such a beautiful setting.

Megan P. and John L. Anderson

Ravinia and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have brought lasting enjoyment to our family for three generations. We are especially passionate about music education and great performances, and are committed to sustaining Ravinia’s mission and its success for future generations. We are excited about the 2018 summer season and feel especially privileged to have the opportunity to sponsor the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance led by Maestro Gustavo Dudamel with guest pianist Yuja Wang on July 18.

Lynne and David B. Weinberg

In more than 140 performances over 100 days, Ravinia transforms 36 acres on Chicago’s North Shore into one of the cultural capitals of the world. We are honored to have our name associated with this great institution.

Nancy Zadek Family Foundation

Nobody did it better than Beethoven!

-Kathi, Craig and Nancy

Tim Brennan

Chief Commercial Officer

ABN AMRO Clearing

ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago is excited and proud to support Ravinia. Music and music education is essential for healthy communities, adds invaluable enrichment to our lives, and brings people together. We are looking forward to supporting Ravinia for many years to come. May all your blankets be filled with the joy of music.

Steven B. Weinstein

President & Chief Investment Officer

Altair Advisers
Independent Investment Counsel

Altair Advisers is proud to be a 2018 Sponsor of Ravinia’s Music Matters Benefit and support Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY® initiative, ensuring children throughout the Chicago Public School system have access to quality music education. Altair is exclusively focused on providing independent and objective investment counsel to high-net-worth individuals, families and foundations. Partnering with Ravinia is one way of demonstrating our philanthropic commitment to the broader Chicago community where our clients and associates live and work. We look forward to another summer under the stars!

Paul Martin

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Baxter International Inc.

As a global healthcare leader, Baxter’s mission is to save and sustain lives. That mission is carried out in the daily work of Baxter employees around the world. Our employees’ passion for caring for others extends to the communities where they volunteer their time, address local problems with sustainable solutions, and give back to those in need. Illinois has been home to Baxter’s headquarters for more than 85 years, and Baxter employees take pride in supporting Ravinia and bringing world-class music to our hometown.

Matt Shattock

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Beam Suntory

There are many great places to experience live music, and many wonderful spots to enjoy the wonders of nature. But only at Ravinia do music and nature come together in such a magical way.  From all of us at Beam Suntory, here’s to another memorable Ravinia season of music, fun and friendship.  Cheers!

Jon Resnick

Chief Revenue Officer


Consilio is honored once again to support the Ravinia Festival for the 2018 season. Our company is committed to supporting music and the cultural arts in all of our global locations. The work Ravinia carries out for the Chicago music and arts community is outstanding. It’s a privilege to join other Chicago area companies in supporting another great season. Best of luck this summer!

Gary J. Levin

Partner, National Leader - Litigation & Dispute Consulting
Forensic & Dispute Services

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Deloitte salutes Ravinia and its commitment to bringing extraordinary entertainment and cultural enrichment to the Chicago area. We are proud to continue our support of the quality and memorable programming provided to children, families and individuals across our community.

John F. Gibbons and Rita M. Powers

Co-Managing Shareholders, Chicago

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig is proud to continue its long-standing support of the Ravinia Festival and the world-class music Ravinia brings to our community every summer. We are committed to supporting Ravinia in its mission to provide enriching music that is accessible to all through the REACH*TEACH*PLAY education program, teaming resident artists with Chicago Public Schools. GT also is thrilled to continue supporting a school in the Chicago area to ensure its students have access to quality music education. Best wishes for another memorable summer at Ravinia!

Chris Deveny

Managing Director and Chairman of the Midwest; J.P. Morgan Private Bank

J.P. Morgan

JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s philanthropic goal is simple: to be the catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change in the communities that we serve around the globe. We are proud of our long history of charitable sponsorship in the Chicago area—especially for arts and education organizations such as Ravinia. Not only does our partnership with Ravinia help to bring great musical performances to our city and superlative music education to our children, it gives JPMorgan Chase & Co. the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to our world. We are honored to support the 2018 Ravinia Festival and the Ravinia summer conservatory.

Iarlaith Smyth


Ornua Foods North America

We look forward to the start of summer and the anticipation of music-filled nights under the stars at Ravinia Festival. We welcome the opportunity to meet festival goers each summer and share with them the unique taste of our grass-fed butter and cheeses. We also have Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur which is the latest addition to our portfolio of products – chilled or on the rocks, it’s the perfect drink as you relax and enjoy your favorite bands. With Ornua Foods North America’s headquarters based in Evanston, it’s always a highlight for our team to unwind and enjoy an evening at Ravinia. Returning for our 15th summer, Kerrygold is proud to be a sponsor again this year. We’ll be there with our picnics, ready to savor the memorable and musical nights that are Ravinia Festival.

Daniel Lubetzky

Founder & CEO

KIND Healthy Snacks

At KIND, we believe in doing the kind thing for your body, your taste buds, and your world – by eating nutritionally- rich foods without having to sacrifice taste and by inspiring kindness to others. We’re excited to share our Pressed by KIND & KIND Kids bars with attendees. As a not-only-for-profit company, we’re also proud to support Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play Education Programs.

Michael R. Gervasio

Partner, KPMG & Ravinia Board of Trustee Member Since 2011


Each summer, Ravinia’s gates open to provide a unique cultural experience for all Chicagoans and KPMG is proud to have been a part of this tradition for more than 40 years. KPMG proudly directs its support to Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play educational program and, in doing so, ensures that Ravinia is accessible to the constituents of more than 185 social service agencies in our community through their Opportunity Lawn Pass Program. On behalf of the partners and professionals of KPMG in Chicago, we hope that you and your families enjoy the beauty, music and enrichment Ravinia has to offer this season.

Mark D. Gerstein


Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins is proud to support the 2018 Ravinia Festival with its sponsorship of Ravinia’s Jazz Scholar Program. We applaud Ramsey Lewis and the Jazz Mentors for their work in inspiring, encouraging and training talented Chicago Public High School students. We are particularly proud of the Jazz Scholars, a group of Chicago’s most talented student musicians. Our participation in the Ravinia Festival is part of Latham’s continuing engagement with the cultural, civic, and social services institutions and programs that make a difference in all of Chicago’s communities.

JR Hand

President and CEO

Lakeshore Beverage

Lakeshore Beverage is proud to support Ravinia with the official Import and Craft Beers of the festival… Stella Artois and Goose Island Beer Company. The beautiful outdoor setting of Ravinia, the great music performances and the passionate fans make for a perfect experience to enjoy a beer with friends and family. Whether it’s a Stella Artois, which has been a Belgian tradition since 1366, or a Goose Island Beer, Chicago’s original craft brewery… Lakeshore Beverage is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the 2018 Ravinia Festival. Cheers!

Paul W. Theiss


Mayer Brown

Ravinia’s summer music season is a vital part of the fabric of our community that enriches us all. We are honored to support this year’s festival.

Mitchell S. Feiger

President and Chief Executive Officer

MB Financial, Inc.

MB Financial is pleased to sponsor another extraordinary Ravinia Festival season where Chicagoland will once again celebrate music-filled summer nights under the stars. Just as Ravinia has a long-standing tradition of creating the “Ravinia experience,” MB has an over 100 year tradition of helping businesses and individuals succeed. MB Financial Bank applauds the artists performing this year whose business it is to captivate the audience. You mean business as much as we do. On behalf of MB, enjoy the 2018 Ravinia season.

Christopher B. Wilson

Chicago Office Managing Partner

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie is proud to sponsor the Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in North America. For more than 100 years, Ravinia’s diverse repertoire of music—young and old, classical, jazz and rock—have found a home under Ravinia’s sky. Like Ravinia, Perkins Coie understands the role diversity plays in our lives and work. With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie celebrates a diverse workplace and how diversity supports providing great service to clients. Perkins Coie shares Ravinia’s commitment to community and sharing knowledge and resources with the people of Chicago.

Scott C. Swanson


PNC Bank, Illinois

PNC Bank is committed to making life more rewarding for our customers, employees and our communities. We are proud to play a supporting role with Ravinia. We continue to be inspired by its creativity and imagination in providing a season of outstanding performances that support the cultural priorities and enrichment of the entire region. We look forward to the 2018 season of world-class music and entertainment at Ravinia.

Bradley S. Schmarak

Partner, Global Co-Head - Private Equity & Ravinia Board of Trustee Member

Reed Smith LLP

As a global law firm, Reed Smith understands the importance of bringing people together to foster creative thinking, passion, understanding and growth. We are actively committed to strengthening, supporting and enriching our communities and are proud to sponsor the 2018 Ravinia Festival and its commitment to the performing arts. We look forward to an exciting season at Ravinia!

Larry A. Barden

Partner and Chair of the Management Committee

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley has long been dedicated to forging relationships with cultural organizations that strengthen our communities, and we are proud to continue our sponsorship of Ravinia for its 2018 season. Ravinia’s robust music education and entertainment programs help foster the talents of future leaders and give people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to immerse themselves in the arts. We applaud Ravinia’s enduring commitment to culture, and we look forward to experiencing all that it has to offer for many years to come.

Peter Testa

President & CEO

Testa Produce, Inc.

Testa Produce, Inc. is proud to support and be a part of the excitement in 2018!

For 106 years, we pride ourselves on providing the best quality produce and foods while encouraging healthy living. With all of the live music and great events we are honored to be a part of the amazing Ravinia experience.

Joan & Bob Feitler

Ravinia is one of Chicago's greatest summer traditions, and we're pleased to be part of it by helping to bring Miriam Fried and Friends to the Martin Theatre on June 28 for a performance of works by Mozart and Schubert.

Christine and Stephen Fussell

The Ravinia Festival is a North Shore treasure we hold dear. We are proud to sponsor the 2018 Ravinia Festival, and we are especially looking forward to the evening of YES.

Lori Ann Komisar and Morris Silverman

We are honored to sponsor the evening of the August 1 concert featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing the score from E.T. - the Extra-Terrestrial. Ravinia has always been our summer “home away from home.” Whether picnicking on the lawn with family and friends or sitting in the Pavilion enjoying the diverse talents of the world’s most noted artists, to us Ravinia is a family treasure and tradition we are proud to share with the greater Chicago community. We look forward to the CSO’s performance on August 1 and are pleased to support the efforts of the 2018 Ravinia Festival in bringing another spectacular summer under the stars for all to enjoy.

The Pinkert and Lee Families

We are pleased to support the Ravinia Festival’s central mission of presenting classical music in a beautiful park environment. Summer residence of our esteemed Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a welcoming home to internationally acclaimed artists—how fortunate we are to enjoy all that Ravinia has to offer, across a wide spectrum of musical genres, in our own backyard!

Suzanne and Robert Wieseneck

Ravinia continues to be our wonderful summer home. This year we are delighted to again sponsor the talented pianist Yuja Wang and welcome the highly acclaimed Maestro Gustavo Dudamel in his first Ravinia performance.

DG Macpherson

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Grainger is pleased to be a supporter of Ravinia. It’s the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends, celebrating the season and listening to world-class music.

At Grainger, we have a long history of helping customers keep their operations running and their people safe. In fact, more than 3 million customers worldwide rely on us for products in categories such as safety, material handling and metalworking, along with services like inventory management and technical support. Grainger offers more than 1.6 million products, technical expertise, a premium digital experience and the ability to get complete orders to customers where and when they need them.

When the workday comes to a close, there’s nothing better than relaxing at Ravinia. Enjoy.

Louella Kanew and Michael Sachs

Every time we come to Ravinia, we think of the opportunities provided to so many to enjoy wonderful evenings with friends, family and the amazing musicians and performers. We are especially proud of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and the impact that it has on grooming our next generation of musicians.

Ravinia would like to extend its appreciation to the following additional sponsors:

Additional Sponsors

American Cancer Society
The Dancing Skies Foundation
Audrey L. Weaver, in loving memory of Michael D. Vogan
Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz
Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace,
in loving memory of Catherine Crown Sanders
Tera and Richard McBlaine
Craig and Linda Umans
Leslie Berger and Paul Williams
Winnie and Bob Crawford
The Fisher and Marks Families, in Memory of James and Roslyn Marks
Barbara and Jim Herst
Jo and Newton Minow
Sue and Tom Pick
Diana and Bruce Rauner
Joan Wing and Family, in Memory of Jack Wing
Sharon and Eden Martin
Welz Kauffman and Jon Teeuwissen
Rudy Juarez Family
Madeleine P. and Harvey R. Plonsker


The Dudamel & Wang Consortium:

Megan P. and John L. Anderson
Suzanne and Robert Wieseneck
Nancy Zadek

The Bernstein & Beethoven Consortium:
Anonymous (2)
Earl Abramson and Sheila Schlaggar
Carol and Douglas Cohen
David and Annette Dezelan
Kelly and John Grier
Klaff Family Foundation
Mesirow Financial
Ellen Rudnick and Paul Earle
Denise M. and Joseph T. Seminetta
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Thomas
The Mass Consortium:
Judy and Merrill Blau
Don and Susan Civgin
Kenneth and Jodi Meister
Barry and Amita Poll
Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz
Pamela B. and Russ M. Strobel
The Tchaikovsky Consortium:
Larry A. Gerber
Jack and Donna Greenberg
Dave and Emily Merjan
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home/Shalom Memorial Park
Stuart Sondheimer and Bonnie Lucas
Paul and Virginia Uhlenhop
The Red Violin Consortium:
Paul and Jackie Baker
Sarah and Larry Barden
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Castellini
Michael A. Leppen, in Memory of Miriam U. Hoover
Clyde S. McGregor and LeAnn Pedersen Pope
Sheila and Harvey Medvin
The Prussian Family
Helen S. Rubinstein, in Memory of Michael J. Rubinstein
Judy and David Schiffman
The Schreuder Family
Melissa and Chuck Smith
Mary and Paul Yovovich