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 have contributed to bring you almost every performance 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


Don Civgin

President, Emerging Businesses

Allstate Insurance Company

As a long-time Ravinia supporter, Allstate is pleased to partner with the organization in its mission to enrich young lives through the Reach*Teach*Play program. Because Allstate recognizes that Good Starts YoungSM, we applaud Ravinia’s commitment to education and public outreach with their focus on Chicago’s children.



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 2017 season.

 

Edward J. Wehmer

President and CEO

Wintrust

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.



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.



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

Discover is committed to supporting educational initiatives in our community. We are proud to support Ravinia Festival’s Reach*Teach*Play educational program. We applaud Ravinia 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 3rd straight year, Hyundai is proud to be the official vehicle of Ravinia.

One of Chicagoland’s unique treasures, Ravinia presents an experience that is unparalleled for audiences and artists alike. It is no wonder that performers who have enthralled the world for generations make it a point to appear in this intimate setting at least once in their hallowed careers.

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 in a way that touches us all. Thank you for your support of Ravinia, and its ongoing efforts to support live music in Chicago.



David Hiller

President and CEO

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The McCormick Foundation’s mission is to foster communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens. Through grant-making programs, Cantigny Park, and two museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders. We are pleased to once again partner with Ravinia on their efforts to bring classical music to the Chicagoland area. We applaud Ravinia’s commitment to education, public outreach and making world-class performances accessible to all. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Ravinia are dedicated to making life better for our communities.



Daniela A. O’Leary-Gill

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Government and Investor Relations, and Corporate Donations

BMO Harris Bank

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 the musicians rehearsed for each night's performance. The music helped shape the community and brought friends together on summer nights. At Midtown Athletic Clubs, we're committed to creating places that bring family and friends together to workout, swim, play tennis, play basketball, dine, shop, relax and socialize with friends. Our clubs promote and support our members' active, healthy lifestyles and are engaging communities of fun people. 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

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, 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 Ravinia Gift Shop and the annual summer Gala, continue to raise funds each year that help support our mission. This past spring, the Women’s Board also raised significant funds through its sponsorship of the popular Ravinia Cruise. Over 100 Ravinia family members and guests cruised the Danube River together aboard Uniworld’s SS Maria Theresa.

The Women’s Board looks forward to this summer’s Gala on July 29 with the return of beloved Ravinia maestro Christoph Eschenbach to conduct the CSO and world-acclaimed pianist Lang Lang. Contributions toward this event helps to provide funding for Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play music education programs serving over 75,000 individuals throughout Cook and Lake Counties. The Women’s Board is also proud to sponsor the August 13 CSO performance in tribute to the Gershwins, featuring performances by Kevin Cole, Sylvia McNair, and Ryan VanDenBoom.



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 2017 season is just one example of our ongoing effort to help build a stronger Chicago. Locally, EY has nearly 3,200 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 Crane

President and CEO

Exelon Corporation

Exelon is committed to strengthening and enriching the communities where we operate and is proud to support the 2017 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.



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 Harris

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Conagra Brands

Congratulations to the Ravinia Festival which continues to present an exceptional season that fully engages the community in an amazing celebration of music. For most of us, every Ravinia experience begins with an abundant picnic, and I firmly believe that great food comes from brands that have an unwavering dedication to doing what's right for all, which includes supporting the community. ConAgra Foods is proud of our brands and is proud to support our community including Ravinia.



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

ITW

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 2017 Ravinia Festival.



Jeffrey C. Hammes

Chairman

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis is proud to support the Ravinia Festival once again in its 2017 season. We are proud to support arts and education in our communities in a number of ways, including through pro bono legal work and financial sponsorship. We are pleased to help further Ravinia’s mission to bring some of the world’s best artists to our community to share in the great tradition of music under the stars. It is our privilege to join the other sponsors in bringing Darius Rucker and many other talented artists to Ravinia this season. Best wishes for another great summer of outstanding performances.



Marcus Lemonis

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

Marcus Lemonis LLC

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, style, fun and for outdoor entertainment to be shared with family and friends. The unique setting of the Ravinia Festival is accommodating for music 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 outdoor adventures and we are excited for the 2017 Ravinia Festival season.



Scott C. Swanson

President

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 2017 season of world-class music and entertainment at Ravinia.



Wally Chapman

Central Division 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 2017 Season Sponsor of the Ravinia Festival — celebrating more than 15 years of support.



Diane Duncan

General Manager, Chicago Retail

Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons is a proud supporter of the 2017 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.



Julie Smolyansky

President and CEO

Lifeway Foods, Inc.

Lifeway Foods has a rich tradition of investing in our local community and promoting healthy, well-rounded lifestyles. We're honored to partner with Ravinia to celebrate and support the arts.



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 August 10 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 and will be celebrated on August 4 at the Tony Bennett concert. Ravinia was the first to highlight American Classic Music Theater, followed by the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Goodman Theatre.

The Avrum Gray Family, in Memory of Joyce Gray

Ravinia has been a part of the Gray family tradition for more than 60 years. Mae and Joe Gray started this tradition, often bringing family and friends to share their love for Ravinia. I first came to Ravinia as a boy in the ’40s, and loved it from the start. Ravinia is an undisputed cultural gem, with something for everyone. Over the years, Joyce and I brought that same love of Ravinia to our children, and now to our grandchildren. Among our favorite summer memories are those of coming to Ravinia on Sunday nights to picnic and enjoy music with our children and grandchildren. We are so fortunate to have this treasure in our backyard, and the Gray family is proud to support its programming

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.

The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Lawrence L. Belles, President
Allan R. Drebin, Treasurer
Howard M. McCue III, Secretary
Elisabeth O. Geraghty, Executive Director

The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation was established in 1985 by Elizabeth F. Cheney shortly before her death. Miss Cheney, a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, was particularly interested in artistic, cultural and educational organizations and supported many such institutions during her lifetime. The foundation is proud to support the Ravinia Festival, particularly this summer’s performances by Juilliard String Quartet on June 20 and Angela Hewitt on July 17.

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 2017 summer season and feel especially privileged to have the opportunity to sponsor the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance led by Maestro Edward Gardner with guest pianist Yefim Bronfman on July 18.

Dave Gaspar

President

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 it’s education and outreach programs.

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 2017 Ravinia Festival. Cheers!




Roisin Hennerty

President, Ornua Foods North America

Ornua 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. Enjoying its debut this summer, Kerrygold Cream Liqueur is the latest addition to our portfolio of products - chilled or on the rocks, it's the perfect drink to sip as you relax and unwind to 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 many an evening at Ravinia. Returning for our 14th 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.


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 2017 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!



Greg Case

President and CEO

Aon Corporation

Aon applauds Ravinia and takes great pride in the long-standing partnerships we hold with the communities in which our clients and colleagues live and work. Ravinia's world-class performances and unique setting create a cultural experience that only the nation’s oldest outdoor summer performing arts festival can provide. As a strong supporter for the diversity of music, art and cultural programs throughout the Chicagoland area for many years, Aon looks forward to continuing that tradition with our sponsorship of the 2017 Ravinia Festival season .



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.



Kevin Cassidy

President, Enterprise National Accounts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

As part of our 80 years of enhancing the lives of our members and communities, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is honored to support the oldest outdoor music festival in North America. We can think of no better way to thank Ravinia for providing Chicago with unique and accessible musical experiences for so many years than to be one of its proud sponsors. All of us at Blue Cross wish to extend a standing ovation to the artists, staff and board of directors at Ravinia who make the festival experience possible. We look forward to the sights and sounds of another special summer under the stars.



Jon Resnick

Chief Revenue Officer

Consilio

Consilio is honored once again to support the Ravinia Festival for the 2017 season. Our company is committed to supporting music and the cultural arts in all of our global locations. The great 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 the festival brings to our community. It is also our pleasure to help Ravinia ensure that great music remains accessible to all through the REACH*TEACH*PLAY education program, teaming resident artists with Chicago Public Schools. We will continue to support our “adopted” school, the William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy, providing Seward’s students with access to quality music education. Please accept our best wishes for another memorable summer at Ravinia.



Mark A. Harris

Partner

Jenner & Block LLP

In keeping with our commitment to one of Jenner & Block’s core values – encouraging and supporting our communities – the firm is proud to once again support the Ravinia Festival. As one of Chicago’s oldest and largest law firms, we celebrate Ravinia’s music, culture, history and success and partner with Ravinia to enrich the lives of tens of thousands with world-class musical performances. We look forward to Ravinia’s 2017 season.



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 2017 Ravinia Festival and the Ravinia summer conservatory.



Michael R. Gervasio

Partner, KPMG & Ravinia Board of Trustee Member Since 2011

KPMG LLP

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

Partner

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins is proud to support the 2017 Ravinia Festival and applauds Ravinia on its continued success in enriching the lives of music lovers throughout the Chicago area and introducing children to the musical arts through its REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs. 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. We look forward to another phenomenal season of best-in-class music at the Ravinia Festival.



Paul W. Theiss

Chairman

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 Bank

MB Financial Bank 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 on creating the “Ravinia experience,” MB has an over 100 year tradition on 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 2017 Ravinia season.



Richard Price

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mesirow Financial

Mesirow Financial is committed to sustaining Chicago’s culturally rich fine arts community. We are proud to sponsor Ravinia, and are looking forward to a summer season full of great talent, enjoyment and inspiration.



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.



Larry Richman

President and Chief Executive Officer

The PrivateBank

The PrivateBank is proud to support Ravinia Festival as part of our commitment to institutions that make Chicago great. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we recognize those that have a great history of enriching the arts and culture community. We are honored to be part of the Ravinia tradition and we hope you enjoy the performance.



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 2017 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 2017 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 2017!

For 105 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 the Emerson String Quartet and the Calidore String Quartet to the Martin Theatre on July 24 for a performance of works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Shostakovich.

Lori Ann Komisar and Morris Silverman

We are honored to sponsor the June 18 viewing of La La Land scored live by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 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 Milwaukee Symphony’s performance on June 18 and are pleased to support the efforts of the 2017 Ravinia Festival in bringing another spectacular summer under the stars for all to enjoy.

The Family of Roslyn and James Marks

Ravinia has been the gift of summer for our family for over 60 years, enriching our lives, our children’s, and grandchildren’s. In memory of our parents, we are honored and delighted to help sponsor Ravinia again this year, and to host our friends and family for the Chris Thile’s American Acoustic concert with the Punch Brothers and I’m With Her on August 14, 2017.

Nancy Zadek

I’ve never missed Willie Nelson’s concerts at Ravinia, and I am happy to be a Ravinia sponsor again this year. One can see how much he loves what he does, and with Trigger he does it so well.

DG Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Grainger looks forward to another exciting year at the Ravinia Festival, filled with great music from talented artists. It’s an exciting year for Grainger as well, as we celebrate our 90th anniversary in 2017. We are proud of our heritage, our Chicago roots and our ongoing commitment to helping professionals keep their operations running and their people safe, while creating a company where dedicated, talented people can thrive. Grainger is pleased to be a longtime supporter of Ravinia. It’s the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends, celebrating the season and listening to world class music. Enjoy.



The Fremont Foundation

Ravinia has been a very important part of our summer experience. The Fremont family is very pleased to co-sponsor the performance featuring Ray Chen and Christoph Eschenbach with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on July 28, which we know will be a wonderful evening and a great addition to the summer at Ravinia.

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
Joe & Ross Ice Cream: Official Ice Cream of Ravinia
MillerCoors
The Dancing Skies Foundation
Audrey L. Weaver, in loving memory of Michael D. Vogan
Suzanne and Robert Wieseneck
Leslie Berger and Paul Williams
Jo and Newt Minow
Winnie and Bob Crawford
Barbara and Jim Herst
Sue and Tom Pick
Diana and Bruce Rauner

The Dudamel Consortium
Anonymous
Elizabeth Crown and William Wallace
Mr. and Mrs. E. Scott Santi
Lynn and David Weinberg

The Tchaikovsky Consortium
Carol and Douglas Cohen
Larry and Barbara Field and Family
Mrs. Zollie S. Frank
Kelly and John Grier
Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. May
Earl Abramson and Sheila Schlaggar
Denise M. and Joseph T. Seminetta
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home/Shalom Memorial Park
Melissa and Chuck Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Thomas
Paul and Mary Yovovich

The Mancini Consortium
Anonymous
Christine and Stephen Fussell
The Avrum Gray Family, in Memory of Joyce Gray
Klaff Family Foundation
Liz & Eric Lefkofsky
Tera and Richard McBlaine
Barry and Amita Poll
Helen S. Rubinstein, in memory of Michael J. Rubinstein
Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz
Pamela B. and Russ M. Strobel

The Creation Consortium
Anonymous (2)
Azure Consulting
Henry Berghoef and Leslie Lauer Berghoef
Judy and Merrill Blau
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Castellini
Jeanne and Tom Denison
Jack and Donna Greenberg
Anne E. and Robert D. Krebs
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pinkert
Richard H. Robb and Rebecca E. Crown
Ellen Rudnick and Paul Earle
Paul and Virginia Uhlenhop

The Boreyko - Bell Consortium
Paul and Jackie Baker
Jane and David Casper
David and Annette Dezelan
Mr. Stanley M. Freehling
Miriam U. Hoover and Michael A. Leppen
Karen and Stephen Malkin
Kenneth and Jodi Meister
Dave and Emily Merjan
Christopher Noon
Gordon S. and Claire Prussian
The Schreuder Family
Stuart Sondheimer and Bonnie Lucas
Betsy and Andrew Weil