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Julie Parsons

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Property-Liability

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.



Howard B. Chrisman, MD

President & CEO

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern Medicine is proud to sponsor Ravinia Festival. As Chicago’s leading academic health system, we have a long-standing history of working alongside partners to invest in our communities and help remove barriers to better health and well-being. We are committed to partnering with organizations like Ravinia, working to empower through opportunity, because we believe stronger communities are Better communities.



Tim Crane

President & CEO

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 passing, 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 Commerical Bank

At BMO, our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life reinforces our commitment to drive a thriving economy, a sustainable future, and an inclusive society for our customers and the communities we serve. We are proud to be a longtime supporter of Ravinia and its mission to enhance lives through the arts and ensure that music is accessible for all. We are thrilled that our continued partnership will help Ravinia reach a broad and more diverse audience through one of the community’s most anticipated summer events.



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 July 29 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing “Clouds In My Coffee: The Trailblazing Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon.” Ravinia is honored to recognize this year’s Breaking Barrier’s Festival Lead Sponsorship In Honor of Sandra K. Crown.

Ralla Klepak

Ralla Klepak Foundation for Education in the Performing Arts

Ralla Klepak (1936–2019) was a fierce advocate, educator, and attorney. She sought out the disadvantaged and fought for those whose rights were being violated. As a performing arts enthusiast, Ralla passionately believed that providing disadvantaged youth and individuals with disabilities education and opportunities in the performing arts would fulfill her vision of bringing future generations together through a mutual appreciation and love for the performing arts. Her love for theater and music brought her joy, and she wanted to share that joy with others. The Ralla Klepak Foundation for Education in the Performing Arts funds performing arts programs that support her vision. These programs will be her legacy for years to come and her reputation of kindness and fighting for the disadvantaged will live on.

Steven Schwartz

President & 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 comprises 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 2023 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 with highly successful fundraising—including through the annual summer Gala and The Festival Shop—and the ongoing commitment of its dynamic volunteers. Over the past 61 years, the Women’s Board has raised more than $35 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.



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 2023 Ravinia Festival.



Nora Daley

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

At Abbott, we are committed to a shared purpose to help people in our communities and around the world live healthier, fuller lives. It is work that matters to us and something we have been doing for more than 135 years. That’s why we’re proud to support the Ravinia Festival. Ravinia enriches the lives of people across the Chicago area through world-class music and education—inspiring young musicians to unlock their creative potential, share those talents with others, and live fully.



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 the 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 its diverse series of concerts in classical and myriad more genres 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 2023 summer season and feel especially privileged to support the festival in anticipation of the August 2 Jason Mraz concert 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 July 14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert in their memory with tremendous thanks to the support of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation in 2023.



In Memory of Harry and Harriet Bernbaum

Harry and Harriet Bernbaum, avid music and Ravinia lovers, are remembered in anticipation of the September 2 Carrie Underwood concert. Ravinia has been in our lives for as far back as we in the family can remember. It is a gem in Chicago’s cultural crown, and it should be our legacy to support its future, for all of the many genres that are produced during the festival season.

Mark Heckler

Regional President

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank is proud to once again sponsor an extraordinary Ravinia Festival season where Chicagoland can enjoy music-filled summer nights in an enchanting setting. Just as Ravinia has a long-standing tradition of delivering the “Ravinia experience,” for 165 years Fifth Third Bank has been helping businesses and individuals succeed while investing in the communities we serve. We applaud the artists performing this year and look forward to another exciting season of world-class performances.



Nicholas Fink

Chief Executive Officer

Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc.

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 excited to celebrate the 2023 season as Ravinia continues its mission to promote music awareness, and we look forward to many musical nights under the stars!



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.



The Avrum Gray Family

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. 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.

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 2023 Ravinia Festival and Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play education programs.



Justin Greis

Partner

McKinsey & Company

At McKinsey & Company, our purpose is to help create positive, enduring change in the world. McKinsey was founded in Chicago 97 years ago, and to this day we remain steadfast in our support of the Chicagoland community and the world-class arts organizations that make it so special. Ravinia exemplifies that same purpose of creating positive, enduring change by keeping the sights and sounds of music, art, culture, and education echoing throughout our community—and the world—for over a century. We are proud to be a 2023 Ravinia Season Sponsor and look forward to a magical summer under the stars.



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.



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.

 



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. Learn more about the Associates Board



Albert Baladi

President & CEO

Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is proud to celebrate Ravinia’s 2023 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!



Peter Testa

President

Testa Produce

Testa Produce is honored to support and be part of the live music and great events that define the Ravinia experience! Testa has provided quality produce and foods to the Chicagoland area for over 111 years. We encourage a healthy lifestyle and appreciation of the arts.



Nancy Zadek

I love Ravinia! I have been enjoying the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the festival for over 80 years. I am honored to sponsor the CSO’s performance on July 15 featuring Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony with Marin Alsop conducting and Miriam Fried performing Brahms’s Violin Concerto. It will be a glorious evening of music under the stars at Ravinia!

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 2023 season. Bravo!



Kevin Cole

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 2023 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.



D.G. Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer

Grainger

Each day, millions of customers trust Grainger to deliver on our purpose: We Keep the World Working®. From manufacturing plants and office buildings to schools and hospitals, Grainger’s industry expertise, broad product assortment, and innovative technology help keep businesses around the world operating. It’s this commitment to the people and communities we are privileged to serve that makes Grainger a proud, longtime supporter of Ravinia. For us, Ravinia is more than a concert venue; it’s the pillar of a community that brings together family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy world-class music, share a sense of belonging, and have a great time. Enjoy!



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.



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.



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.



Chris Drewry

Partner

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins is so pleased to welcome audiences to the 2023 Ravinia Festival and support its programming and community engagement. 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 the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as they inspire us with everything from Mozart to Joni Mitchell. We are particularly pleased to sponsor the Ravinia Jazz Mentors and their dedication to developing young professional musicians.



Jon D. Van Gorp

Chair

Mayer Brown LLP

Attending Ravinia's summer concerts is a treasured tradition for my colleagues and me and for the entire community. We are honored to support this year's festival.



Pamela J. Mayo

In August of 1999, I attended my first Ravinia performance and sat in the last row of the Pavilion for Natalie Cole’s Snowfall on the Sahara Tour concert. That night was the beginning of a 23-year commitment to the Ravinia Festival and its mission to build broad and diverse audiences for classical music through education and community engagement. My personal dedication to Ravinia, as a member of the Board of Trustees and a co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, makes it a special honor to support the festival in anticipation of the August 26 Boyz II Men and Isley Brothers concert in celebration of diversity at the forefront of popular music.

Michael Ressler

Northern Illinois Retail General Manager

Pella Windows and Doors

Pella is proud to support this year’s Ravinia Festival as it is a cultural tradition serving our community and our Chicagoland customers.



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. 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 lawyers in 20 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie celebrates the diversity and commonality that music exemplifies across all communities.



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 2023 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 Ravinia, 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 2023 Program Sponsor of Ravinia—celebrating more than 25 years of support.



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 2023 Ravinia Festival and its commitment to the performing arts. We look forward to an exciting season at Ravinia!



Mark Golliday

Executive Director

Sedgebrook

At Sedgebrook, we are proud to sponsor the Ravinia Festival, which brings world-class music and entertainment to our greater community. We believe that access to the arts is essential for a vibrant and fulfilling life for those of all ages and we are committed to supporting initiatives that enrich the cultural fabric of our community.



Brian Fahrney

Partner and Management Committee Member

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 2023 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.



Ravinia extends its appreciation to the following additional sponsors:

The Dancing Skies Foundation
Audrey L. Weaver
Tera & Richard McBlaine
White Claw
Elizabeth Crown & Bill Wallace, in loving memory of Catherine Crown Sanders
Linda & Craig Umans
Hunter Family Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis
Rice-Temple Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
AbbVie
The Coca-Cola Company
Crate & Barrel
Stepan Company
Walgreens
Don & Susan Civgin
Winnie & Bob Crawford
Shawn M. Donnelley & Christopher M. Kelly
Howard L. Gottlieb & Barbara G. Greis
Chris & Elise Klein
Becky & Lester Knight
In Memory of Thomas F. Pick
Betsey & Dale Pinkert
Amita & Barry Poll
John Snyder & Mignon Dupepe
Diageo North America
Joe & Ross Ice Cream, Exclusive Ice Cream Sponsor
Lynne & David B. Weinberg
Xfinity
Molson Coors
 

The CSO Opening Night "Ode To Joy" Consortium
Anonymous
Earl Abramson & Sheila Schlaggar
Gloria & Dan Reisner
Stuart Sondheimer & Bonnie Lucas
Pamela B. & Russ M. Strobel


The Mahler Consortium
Judy & Merrill Blau
Howard & Roberta Goss
Helen S. Rubinstein, in memory of Michael J. Rubinstein
Judy & David Schiffman
Bobette Takiff & the Takiff Family Foundation



The Tchaikovsky Spectacular Consortium
Anonymous
Earl Abramson & Sheila Schlaggar
Jane & David Casper
Carol & Douglas Cohen
Bobbie & Charlie Denison
Larry A. Gerber & Kari A. Guhl, in memory of Thomas “Tom” Lipman
Jack & Donna Greenberg
Lori Ann Komisar & Morris Silverman
David & Susan Kreisman
Kenneth & Jodi Meister
Stillman Family Foundation


The Encanto Consortium
Sarah & Larry Barden
Mr. & Mrs. David R. Kahnweiler
James & Margo Oliff
The Rosenberg-Frazer Families
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Schwab
Paul & Mary Yovovich


Ravinia wishes to recognize the following for their support dedicated to the Breaking Barriers Festival:
Lead Series Sponsor: In Honor of Sandra K. Crown
Jennifer Steans & James Kastenholz
Paul Earle & Ellen Rudnick
Judy & John McCarter
Bobette Takiff & the Takiff Family Foundation