The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

About the Centennial


The Burnham Plan Centennial was made possible by the generous support of the following donors. Please note that many additional donors who are not recognized here contributed to support the programs of our 250 Partner organizations. The contributors listed below are only those who contributed directly to projects and programs of the Centennial committee.

Presenting Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor Environment
Exelon Foundation

Presenting Sponsor Education
Polk Bros Foundation

Presenting Sponsor Transportation
MacArthur Foundation

Burnham Leadership Group

  • Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bryan

  • Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. Dixon

  • Jamee and Marshall Field

  • Margot and Thomas Pritzker

  • Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan

  • The Crown Family

Burnham Circle Subscribers

AllstateBritish AirwaysGaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

The Hamill Family FoundationMcCormick FoundationNorthern Trust

Bennett Circle Subscribers

Arcelor MittalBoeingThe Commercial Club of Chicago

Illinois Tool Works Inc.PNCVSA Partners, Inc.

William G. McGowan Charitable Fundwttw11

Wacker Circle Subscribers

Mr. and Mrs. Henry ChandlerDeloitteInnerWorkings

The Joyce FoundationAdele and John SimmonsWilliam Blair & Company

Planners Circle Subscribers

AetnaThe Marmon GroupMarsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

RR DonnelleySteans Family FoundationHolland: Pioneers in international business

  • The John A. Bross Family

  • The Comer Foundation

  • Janet and Craig Duchossois

  • Rich and Barbara Franke

  • Donna and Jack Greenberg

  • Chauncey and Marian Deering McCormick Foundation

  • Clare Muñana 

Bold Plans Subscribers

  • Peter and Lucy Ascoli

  • Chicago Title & Trust Company Foundation

  • Barbi and Tom Donnelley

  • First Midwest Bank

  • Charles C. Haffner III

  • Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul

  • LISC/Chicago

  • Bonnie and Phillip L. Miller

  • The PrivateBank

  • Pam and Tom Sheffield

  • Ellen A. and James P. Stirling

  • The David K. Welles Family

  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Wheeler

  • Linda and Ron Wolf

Civic Subscribers

  • Azteca Foods

  • The Daniel H. Burnham Family

  • Marcia O. and Edward H. Bennett III

  • The Cartwright Foundation

  • Thomas and Barbara Donnelley

  • Mary Josephine Laflin Field

  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

  • Ernest Grunsfeld III

  • Peter and Pat Horne

  • Kraft Foods

  • Fay and Daniel Levin

  • Mary and Robert McCormack

  • The Spencer Otis Family

  • Erica C. Meyer and Potter Palmer

  • Victoria and George Ranney

  • Benjamin J. Rosenthal Foundation

  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Metropolitain Subscribers

  • Susan and Lawrence Aaron

  • Francis Beidler Foundation

  • Mr. and Mrs. Francis Beidler III

  • Jimmie R. Alford and Maree G. Bullock

  • Janet Diederichs

  • Thomas and Anne Rodhouse

  • Dia S. and Edward S. Weil, Jr.

  • Wheeler Kearns Architects

City Subscribers

  • Ada Forgan Addington

  • Gerald W. Adelmann

  • Mr. and Mrs. Francis Beidler III

  • Francis Beidler Foundation

  • Robert and Sandy Burnham

  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carton

  • Diane Curtis

  • Edison Warner Dick

  • E. Corson Ellis

  • Titia Dick Ellis and William C. Ellis

  • Karla S. Gillette

  • Mirja and Ted Haffner

  • Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Niles Higinbotham

  • Lynn and Philip Hummer

  • Frank and Linda Mayer

  • Terry and Lottie Mazany

  • Ian and Hilary McCutcheon

  • Rowena Carpenter Montgomery

  • Mr. and Mrs. John K. Notz, Jr.

  • Great nieces and nephews of J. Harry Selz

  • Louise K. Smith

  • Maureen and E.B. Smith

  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Swift III

  • David and Pam Waud

  • Christine Williams and Jon DeVries

  • Barbara Jones Wood-Prince

The Burnham Plan Centennial Committee also appreciated the in-kind commitments of

  • 20/10 Engineering Group, LLC

  • Blue Plate

  • Bottlenotes

  • Clarion New Media

  • Hill & Knowlton

  • Global Hyatt Corporation

  • Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.

  • Millennium Garages

  • Prophet

  • The Union League Club of Chicago

  • The Village Green (Fisher Building and MDA Building)

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