Salute to Sponsors

We are greatly appreciative of the generosity of our sponsors for maintaining their commitment to Ravinia despite the cancellation of the 2020 summer concert season forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a year with no ticket revenue, this support from corporate, foundation, and individual sponsors is enabling us to maintain our commitments to the Reach Teach Play education efforts in Lake and Cook County schools, which have seamlessly transitioned to virtual gatherings, ensuring music education remains accessible and alive (and fun!) for all. We look forward to sharing warm nights and exquisite music with friends and families across Chicagoland and beyond next summer in the Pavilion, on the Lawn, in the Martin Theatre, and in Bennett Gordon Hall.

Welz Kauffman, President & CEO
Ravinia Festival, 2020

Lead Reach Teach Play Sponsor


Featured Sponsors


Season Sponsors


Program Sponsors



Don Civgin

Vice Chair, The Allstate Corporation

Allstate Insurance Company

Allstate believes in empowering youth to reach their full potential. We're proud to partner again with Ravinia this year in support of its Reach Teach Play programs. These programs help youth across the Chicago area develop character, confidence and optimism. We believe and are committed to music education and the arts as they bring communities together and help develop future leaders.



United Airlines

United is pleased to serve the Ravinia Festival as its official airline and proudly supports their remarkable contributions to the arts community in Chicago and beyond.

 

Roger Hochschild

Chief Executive Officer & President

Discover

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



William A. Terlato

Chief Executive Officer, Terlato Wines

John A. Terlato

Vice-Chairman, Terlato Wines

Anthony J. Terlato

Founder, Terlato Wines

Terlato Wines is a Chicago-based family business that has brought some of the world’s best wines to American tables for over 60 years. Founded by Anthony J. Terlato and owned by his sons Bill and John, Terlato Wines is pleased to partner with Ravinia again. As producers, importers, and marketers of exceptional wines, the Terlato family understands the passion for excellence that underscores each Ravinia performance—both live performances and this year, those enjoyed virtually at-home. We are pleased to help Ravinia continue its tradition of bringing the finest quality music to the community and look forward to a full 2021 festival season.

Want to learn more about Terlato Wines? www.terlatowines.com.



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.

Paul Lamb

Regional General Manager

Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai is proud to be the official vehicle of Ravinia. Ravinia is Chicagoland’s oldest music festival and continues to provide an unmatched experience for artists and audiences alike. Ravinia brings together a full range of performances that celebrate the world’s greatest artists. Performers from around the world make it a point to appear at Ravinia at least once during their storied careers to play in its unique setting. At Hyundai, our mission is to make technologies and vehicles that make people’s lives better, and with sponsorships like this, we can extend that mission of creativity, 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.



Edward J. Wehmer

CEO and Founder

Wintrust

Wintrust is proud to support the 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, and mortgage origination. Wintrust Community Banks have more than 175 locations around Chicagoland, southern Wisconsin 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.



David R. Casper

U.S. CEO, BMO Financial Group
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Harris Bank

At BMO, our purpose is to Boldly Grow the Good, in business and life by driving positive change for our customers, employees and the communities we serve. We are proud to be a long-time supporter of Ravinia because we believe in its mission of educating and enhancing lives through the arts and ensuring that great music is accessible to all. While we will miss gathering at Ravinia this summer, we are proud to continue our support for Ravinia’s virtual music education programming for families across Chicagoland. We look forward to seasons ahead when we can come together to enjoy the sounds of summer.



Chris Deveny

Managing Director/Chairman, Midwest Region

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

JPMorgan Chase & Co. believes more people should have access to opportunity and the chance to move up the economic ladder, particularly in the world’s cities, where the benefits of revitalization are not reaching everyone. We are proud of our long history of charitable sponsorship in Chicagoland - especially for arts and education organizations such as Ravinia. Our partnership brings great musical performances to our city, superlative music education to our children, and allows JPMorgan Chase to make a lasting contribution to our world. We are honored to support the 2020 Ravinia Festival and the Ravinia summer conservatory.



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 work out, 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.



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 Festival Shop and the annual summer Gala, continue to raise funds each year that help support our mission.

For more information on the activities of the Women’s Board, please visit our website at raviniawb.org.



Jon Marks

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. Our 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 $5 Million for the festival and its education initiatives.

Chris Crane

President and CEO

Exelon Corporation

Exelon is committed to strengthening and enriching the communities where we operate and is proud to support Ravinia this year. 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 legacy of bringing world-class music and diverse programing to Chicagoland and are proud to support Ravinia’s significant contributions to the arts while looking forward to an engaging season online.



Shirley Madigan

Chairman

Illinois Arts Council Agency

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is proud to acknowledge Ravinia’s artistic excellence and the contributions they have made to art and culture in Illinois. For over a century Ravinia has been lauded for presenting high-quality performances, from concerts that feature world-renowned musicians and emerging artists, to opportunities for musical exploration by young people and their families.  Through grants and technical assistance the IACA continues to support quality, accessible arts programming to Illinois artists, arts organizations, educational institutions and communities statewide.



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.

E. Scott Santi

Chairman and 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 2020 Ravinia Festival.



Mary Moreland

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Abbott

For more than 130 years, Abbott has helped people live more fully by supporting improvements to their personal health and the health of the communities where we live and work.

That’s why we’re proud to support the Ravinia Festival as it enriches the lives of people in the Chicago area through world-class music and education – inspiring young musicians to unlock their creative potential.



Nicholas Fink

Chief Executive Officer

Fortune Brands Home & Security

Fortune Brands is committed to supporting local organizations that are important to the communities where our associates live and work. Through our Fortunate Giving program, we are proud to partner with Ravinia, a cultural centerpiece of our community. While we are sad to see the 2020 concert season canceled, we are happy to support the Sistema Ravinia program, which is creatively continuing to provide music education, emotional development and social connection for children and families in our community. We look forward to many more musical nights under the stars in the seasons ahead.



Scott C. Swanson

President

PNC Bank, Illinois

PNC Bank is committed to making life more rewarding for our customers, employees, and our communities. 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 returning to many more years of world-class music and entertainment at Ravinia!



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 brings music not only to thousands of concertgoers each year, but also to local classrooms and communities through its Reach Teach Play education 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 2020 Season Sponsor of the Ravinia Festival — celebrating more than 20 years of support.



In memory of Charles and Margery Barancik

Ravinia Festival is tremendously grateful to have had the love and dedication of Charles and Margery Barancik for over 55 years. Margie and Chuck loved attending Ravinia, which they called “the most glorious music festival” and a “North Shore treasure”. The festival remains ever grateful for their longstanding patronage and we are honored to receive the incredibly generous support of Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation in 2020.


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’s Festival Shop. Her children chose to honor her with a very generous gift to the endowment fund, in perpetuity. This gift helps support the Ravinia Festival in 2020 and will continue to highlight American Classic Music Theater at Ravinia in her honor for years to come.

The Madigan Family

Our family has come to Ravinia for four generations, and it is especially rewarding to help make memorable music experiences year after year. We enjoy spending our summer evenings at Ravinia with friends and family and are proud to support the efforts of the festival.

Steven B. Weinstein

Chairman

Altair Advisers LLC

In extraordinary times, music has the power to lift our spirits and bring comfort to our lives. Altair Advisers is proud to be a longtime supporter of Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play initiatives. Altair is a private, independent wealth advisory firm providing investment management, financial planning and client education services. 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 future summers under the stars!



Dean Harrison

President and Chief Executive Officer

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern Medicine is proud to sponsor Ravinia Festival. As Chicago’s leading academic health system, we are committed to providing world class care when and where you need it. Because what makes our communities better, makes us all better.



Albert Baladi

President & CEO

Beam Suntory

May the spirit of Ravinia and music enliven your days and nights in this extraordinary year. Let’s look forward to raising a glass together on the lawn next summer!



Megan P. and John L. Anderson

Ravinia and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have brought lasting enjoyment to our family for four 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 honored to support Ravinia in 2020 and look forward to a bright future together in the park!

Baxter International Inc.

Baxter is committed to supporting the communities where our employees live and work. As the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, Ravinia Festival is a renowned cultural attraction. We’re proud to support Ravinia – located just a few miles from Baxter’s global headquarters – as it enriches the Chicagoland region through world-class music.

Michael R. Gervasio

Partner-in-Charge, Chicago/Milwaukee Tax, KPMG and Ravinia Board of Trustees Member 2011-2019

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 education programs and, in doing so, ensures that Ravinia is accessible to the constituents of more than 200 social service agencies in our community through the 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 2020 Ravinia Festival.  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 applaud Ramsey Lewis and the Jazz Mentors for their work in inspiring, encouraging, and training talented Chicago Public High School students.  We are particularly pleased to sponsor the Jazz Scholars, a group of Chicago’s most talented student musicians. 



Richard L. Sevcik

Chicago Office Managing Partner

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie remains committed in its support of Ravinia®, North America’s oldest outdoor music festival. Although we will not have the opportunity to enjoy the diverse lineup of live performances this summer, Perkins Coie applauds Ravinia’s year-round commitment to providing education and outreach programs to youth throughout Chicago and around the world. With more than 1,100 attorneys in 20 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie celebrates the diversity and commonality that music exemplifies across all communities.



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 2020 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.



DG Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer

Grainger

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, 3.8 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 stocked products, technical expertise, a premium digital experience, and the ability to get complete orders to customers where and when they need them.

We look forward to enjoying Ravinia in future seasons.



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

The Dancing Skies Foundation
Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz
Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace
The Sedge and Henry Plitt Charitable Trusts
Henry Berghoef and Leslie Lauer Berghoef
Howard L. Gottlieb and Barbara G. Greis
The Hunter Family Foundation
Tera and Richard McBlaine
Linda and Craig Umans
Leslie Berger and Paul Williams
The Fisher and Marks Families, in Memory of James and Roslyn Marks
Sue and Tom Pick
Diana and Bruce Rauner
Pamela B. and Russ M. Strobel
Anonymous
Winnie and Bob Crawford
Anonymous
Mesirow Financial
James and Margo Oliff
Judy and David Schiffman
Bobette Takiff
Suzanne and Robert Wieseneck
Earl Abramson and Sheila Schlaggar
Judy and Merrill Blau
Larry and Barbara Field and Family
Jack and Donna Greenberg
Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Miller
The Prussian Family
Stuart Sondheimer and Bonnie Lucas