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Dinah Jacobs Castle

Dinah Castle’s latest profession: musical entrepreneur. She focuses on the advancement of women in classical music and encouraging future generations of music lovers and listeners. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship, founded by Maestro Marin Alsop. As the Global Corporate Director of Customer Affairs at Citicorp/Citibank for 17 years, Mrs. Castle developed and implemented a corporate-wide process to make customer satisfaction a corporate value and a performance norm. She pioneered the field of service quality and customer satisfaction with her study “Excellent Service Companies: Principles & Practices.” Her service quality publications in several languages have reached a global audience, with articles in the Harvard Business Review and many books. She specializes in building customer-centered organizations from strategic planning through implementation. Mrs. Castle graduated Phi Beta Kappa, BA from the University of Chicago and has an MA from New York University.




Don Civgin

Vice Chair, The Allstate Corporation

Allstate

Allstate is committed to ensuring all young people have access to programs that empower them to succeed and lead. We’re proud to partner with Ravinia again this year to support its Reach Teach Play programs that inspire Chicago’s youth to be creative, confident, optimistic leaders of tomorrow.



Edward J. Wehmer

CEO & 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 170 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.





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!



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 Ravinia. 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 Ravinia with energy and determination. The Keene H. Addington II memorial fund is proud to participate in supporting Ravinia.


Eric S. Smith

Vice Chair

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 longtime 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. As Chicago is home to many of our employees and customers, BMO considers it a particular privilege to support one of the community’s most beloved summer events.



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 2022 Ravinia Festival.



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.



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.

The Terlato Family

Terlato is thrilled to be an annual partner of Ravinia. As a multi-generational family business, Terlato is committed to continuing to own and represent quality brands in support of the legacy of other family-owned wineries and distillers across the world. Terlato Wine Group is comprised of several businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wine, spirit, and non-alcoholic brands. Our global portfolio includes more than 85 fine wine and artisanal spirit brands from world-class producers in more than a dozen countries, and is the leading fine wine and spirits marketer in the US. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Ravinia—bringing the finest quality music and wines to the community. Cheers to the 2022 festival season.



Ravinia Women's Board

Michele Ihlanfeldt, Chairman

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—including through the annual summer Gala and The Festival Shop—and the ongoing commitment of its dynamic volunteers. Over the past 60 years, the Women's Board has raised more than $34 million for the Festival and its education programs.

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



Rhoda A. Pierce

Board Chair

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.



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.



Steven B. Weinstein

Chairman

Altair Advisers LLC

A Ravinia concert is a transcendent experience, and live music is therapy for the human spirit. Altair Advisers is proud to be a longtime sponsor of Ravinia and to directly support their Reach Teach Play education programs, which bring the gift of music to children throughout Chicagoland. Altair is a private, independent wealth advisory firm providing investment management, financial planning and client education services. We look forward to summer nights under the stars!



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 excited about the 2022 summer season and feel especially privileged to help support the July 17 Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance at Ravinia this summer.

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 long-standing patronage, and we are honored to recognize the August 3 Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert in their memory thanks to the incredibly generous support of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation in 2022.


The Sandra K. Crown Endowment for American Classic Music Theater 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 and will be celebrated on August 19 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken’s Broadway. Ravinia was the first to highlight American Classic Music Theater, followed by the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Goodman Theatre.

Nicholas Fink

Chief Executive Officer

Fortune Brands Home & Security

Fortune Brands is committed to supporting local organizations where our associates live and work. Through our Fortunate Giving program, we are proud to partner with Ravinia, a cultural centerpiece of our community. We are happy to support the Sistema Ravinia program, providing music education, emotional development, and social connection for children and families in our communities. We are also excited to help celebrate the 2022 season as Ravinia continues its mission to promote music awareness, and we look forward to many musical nights under the stars!



Chris Deveny

Vice Chairman, Midwest Region

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

JPMorgan Chase 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 and superlative music education to our children, and it allows JPMorgan Chase to make a lasting contribution to our world. We are honored to support the 2022 Ravinia Festival and the Ravinia Steans Music Institute.



Holly and John 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. Our family enjoys spending summer evenings here with friends and family, and we are proud to support the efforts of the festival to present exciting concerts in such a beautiful setting.

The Sedge and Henry Plitt Charitable Trusts

Loren R. Stone, Trustee

Ravinia is a special place providing music to the public in a magical setting. During their lives, Sedge and Henry Plitt sought to improve the world through the advancement of arts and sciences. The Plitt Charitable Trusts believe that the support and sponsorship of Ravinia presents a unique opportunity to fulfill their goals and continue their legacy by adding more beauty to the world we share.

 

Scott C. Swanson

President, Illinois, and Territory Executive, Midwest Region

PNC Bank

PNC is deeply committed to supporting organizations like Ravinia that enrich the lives of our customers, employees, and communities. We are inspired by its creativity and imagination and are very excited for this 2022 season of world-class music and entertainment.



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 2022 Season Sponsor of the Ravinia Festival—celebrating more than 25 years of support.



Andrew Dempsey

Director, Branch Manager – Northbrook

UBS Financial Services Inc.

Our purpose guides us in everything we do. We call on our global ecosystem for investing—where people and ideas are connected, where opportunities are brought to life, and where our thought leadership can be impactful. We reimagine our services and offers, as well as your experience, so they’re even more personalized, relevant, on-time, and seamless.



Nancy Zadek

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

Ravinia Associates Board

Heidi Bellinger, President

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.

Mark A. Hoppe

Regional President

Fifth Third Bank (Chicago)

Fifth Third Bank is pleased to sponsor an 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,” Fifth Third Bank has more than 160 years of experience helping businesses and individuals succeed. Fifth Third Bank applauds the artists performing this year whose business it is to captivate the audience. On behalf of Fifth Third, enjoy the 2022 Ravinia season.



Dean Harrison

Chief Executive Officer

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern Medicine is proud to sponsor Ravinia Festival. As Chicago’s leading academic health system, we have a long history of working alongside community partners to improve health and well-being. Because what makes our communities better, makes us all better.



Albert Baladi

President & CEO

Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is proud to celebrate Ravinia’s 2022 season and the festival’s ability to bring people together in this magical setting. Cheers to sharing the Ravinia experience with friends, family, and music lovers of all kinds this summer!



Timm T. Martin

President and CEO

Freshie Holdings LLC

It’s truly a privilege to partner with Ravinia and its commitment to the arts, education, and diversity. Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer is a local, family-owned business committed to an organic and healthy lifestyle, and we are thrilled to share Freshie with Ravinia audiences.



Íarlaith Smyth

President

Ornua Foods North America

As we look forward to the start of summer and the anticipation of music-filled nights under the stars at Ravinia Festival, our team welcomes the opportunity to meet the festival-goers each summer and share with them the unique taste of our Irish grass-fed butter and cheeses. Our range of Kerrygold Specialty Cheeses are the perfect addition to a summer picnic or charcuterie board. Our rich and creamy Kerrygold Butter can be spread on a warm piece of crusty bread or served tableside with every meal. 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 another summer, Kerrygold is proud to be a sponsor of Ravinia and support our local community through the arts. We’ll be there with our picnics, ready to savor the memorable and musical nights that are Ravinia Festival.



Peter Testa

President & CEO

Testa Produce, Inc.

Testa Produce, Inc. is honored to support and be part of the live music and great events that define the Ravinia experience! While providing quality produce and foods for over 110 years, we encourage a healthy lifestyle and appreciation.



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 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.

Jon Harris

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Conagra Brands

Congratulations to the Ravinia Festival, which presents an exceptional season that uniquely engages our hometown community in an incredibly diverse celebration of music. Once again, we look forward to Ravinia providing us all with the perfect summer soundtrack that words alone cannot. We at Conagra Brands are eternally grateful for the harmony you provide us all and we are beyond proud to support the 2022 season. Bravo!



Jud Snyder

Chicago Managing Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world for our people, our clients, and our communities. Our sponsorship of the 2022 Ravinia season is just one example of our ongoing effort to help build a stronger Chicago. Locally, EY has more than 4,000 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.



Christine and Stephen Fussell

The Ravinia Festival is a North Shore treasure we hold dear. We are proud to again sponsor a season filled with performances by artists like The Revivalists and Grace Potter.




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 accessible, enriching music to all through the Reach Teach Play education programs, teaming resident artists with Chicago Public Schools to foster music discovery. We look forward to supporting Ravinia in the years to come and to celebrating another memorable summer at Ravinia.



Michael R. Gervasio

Partner-in-Charge, Chicago/Milwaukee Tax

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 so pleased to welcome audiences back to the 2022 Ravinia Festival and support its programming and community outreach. 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 Ravinia Jazz Mentors for their work in inspiring, encouraging, and training talented Chicago Public High School students. We are particularly pleased to sponsor the Ravinia Jazz Scholars, a group of Chicago’s most talented high school student musicians.



Jon D. Van Gorp

Chair

Mayer Brown LLP

Ravinia’s summer music season is a cultural treasure in our community that enriches us all. We are honored to support this year’s festival.





Susan Levy

General Counsel

Northern Trust

For over 130 years, Northern Trust has supported the communities where we live and work. Even as our footprint expands around the world, our strong commitment to Chicago, our global headquarters, remains. Northern Trust proudly supports Ravinia, which provides opportunities to experience world-class musical performances and brings music education to thousands of children throughout the Chicagoland region.



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 last year’s summer season looked a little different, we look forward to the healthy revival of the Ravinia experience. Perkins Coie applauds Ravinia’s year-round commitment to providing education and community engagement programs to youth throughout Chicago and around the world. With more than 1,200 attorneys in 20 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie celebrates the diversity and commonality that music exemplifies across all communities.



Bradley S. Schmarak

Partner, Global Co-Head – Private Equity

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 2022 Ravinia Festival and its commitment to the performing arts. We look forward to an exciting season at Ravinia!



Larry A. Barden

Chairman Emeritus 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 2022 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, 5 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 1.5 million stocked 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.



Ravinia extends its appreciation to the following additional sponsors:

The Dancing Skies Foundation
Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace, in loving memory of Catherine Crown Sanders
Jennifer W. Steans and James P. Kastenholz
Tera and Richard McBlaine
The Hunter Family Foundation
Walgreens
Winnie and Bob Crawford
Howard L. Gottlieb and Barbara G. Greis
Chris and Elise Klein
Becky and Lester Knight
In Memory of Thomas F. Pick
Betsey and Dale Pinkert
John Snyder and Mignon Dupepe
Linda and Craig Umans
Molson Coors
 

The Lion King Consortium
Paul and Jackie Baker
Bobbie and Charlie Denison
Jack and Donna Greenberg
Lori Ann Komisar and Morris Silverman
David and Susan Kreisman
Sheila and Harvey Medvin
Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Miller
The Rosenberg-Frazer Families

The CSO Opening Night Consortium
Anonymous
Jane and David Casper
Don and Susan Civgin
David and Annette Dezelan
Mesirow Financial
The Avrum Gray Family, in memory of Joyce Gray
Stuart Sondheimer and Bonnie Lucas
Pamela B. and Russ M. Strobel
Bobette Takiff and the Takiff Family Foundation
Paul and Mary Yovovich

The Brahms Requiem Consortium

Judy and Merrill Blau
The Prussian Family
Howard and Roberta Goss
Mr. & Mrs. David R. Kahnweiler

The Tchaikovsky Spectacular Consortium
Anonymous (2)
Earl Abramson and Sheila Schlaggar 
Henry Berghoef and Leslie Lauer Berghoef
Carol and Douglas Cohen
Larry and Barbara Field and Family
Kenneth and Jodi Meister
Gloria and Dan Reisner