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CYSO is generously supported in part by individuals and the following foundation, corporate and government funders, without whom we could not provide the programming and support that brings CYSO to life.

49%

percentage of CYSO students who receive financial assistance or attend a free program

89000

Dollars given out in the 2019-2020 season to ensure that tuition is never a barrier to participation

96%

of students say CYSO connects them to the community

Foundation, Corporate, Government and Individual Contributions

$50,000 and aboveCityArts grant from the City of  Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special EventsThe Negaunee Foundation
$25,000 to $49,999Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
Julius N. Frankel Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency 
$10,000 to $24,999Baum Realty Group*
The Buchanan Family Foundation
DLA Piper*
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Peoples Gas Community Fund
$5,000 to $9,999Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  Sargent Family Foundation
$4,999 and underA440 Violin Shop*
AmazonSmile Foundation
Barton Cane*
Bocal Majority Woodwinds*
Charles Double Reed Company*
Chicago Bass Works* 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra*
CourseStorm
D’Addario Foundation
Double Bass Buggie*
Envestnet
Forrests Music*
Fox Products*
Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation 
Hodge*
William Harris Lee & Co.
International Society of Bassists* 
Jennet Ingle Reeds*
Mardi Gras Fund 
Musician’s Club of Women
Oboe Chicago* 
Oboe Duck Reeds* 
Pirastro* 
Singin’ Dog Double Reeds* 
Reverb*
Wicklander Family Foundation 
Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy 
The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund

From September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023

Individual Donors

Encore Society

Symphony Circle
$25,000 and above
Ms. Jennifer Myerberg & The Alvin and Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, Inc. 
The Jean-Paul Spire Trust
Brittany Viola, ’03 & Justin Bernbrock 
Zell Family Foundation
Maestro’s Circle
$10,000 – $24,999
Willard E. Bransky 
Ross Bricker & Nina Vinik
Dr. Louanne Carabini & Shawn O’Leary
J. Laurence & Susan Costin 
Daniels-Malinski Family Foundation C/O Todd & Heidi Daniels
Mary & Lionel Go
Peter M. Gotsch & Dr. Jana L. French
Dr. David Lang & Ms. Toni Lang
Laura Mandel  & Richard Blessen
Angela & Dana O’Banion
Maria & Andy Smith
Penny Pritzker & Bryan Traubert 
John & Joyce Schladweiler 
Hank Turner & Erin Aleman
Cynthia Van Osdol & John Sandwick
Composer’s Circle
$5,000 – $9,999
Anonymous 
Sara & Scott Fisher
James, ’61 & Marcia Franklin 
Linda & Richard Price Family Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation 
Helen & Marc Rubenstein
Stephen L. & Terry Schwartz
Principal’s Circle
$2,500 – $4,999
Saurab & Anjani Bhargava 
Patrick Bitterman
Natalie Brown
Stacie & Jon Dennis
Pamella Der & Wei Shih
Lori Julian & the Julian Family Foundation
Sarah & Justin Kessler
Sam & Jess Lang
Anne & Zachary Lazar
Mike Lobash & Laura Cordell
Yeming & Aaron Rankin
Noah Silverman & Marriott International
Michele & Edmund Taylor
Azure & Steve Thill
Musician’s Circle
$1,000 – $2,499
Anonymous 
Mary Jo Abrahamson
Peter & Allison Abrahamson, in honor of Rose Abrahamson
The Barr Charitable Trust
Tracey Beck
Catherine Bendowitz & Andrew Gilmour
Quad Blassengale
Peter Todd Borich & Carrie May-Borich, in honor of Payton Borich
Rebecca & Josh Butler
Michael Butler
Hansen Chen & Teresa Xiong
Linan Chen & Qin Chang
William Dugan
Ellen Feldman
Aruna Ganju & David Morris
Xuefie Han & David Ding
The Huovie Family
Shiv Iyer & Kavita Narasimhan
John Jordan & Claudia Hernandez-Jordan
Zhuang Kang & Tianming Wu
Robert & Jingjing Kipp
Matthew Klein
Susan Lape & Timothy Bowling, in honor of Harry & Larry
Chu-An & Anh Lee
Bill Lee
Felisha & Ron Lewis
Kristen & Don Lorenzen
Peter E Manis & Susan Richman
Andrew & Kelly Masse
Mick & Becca McDonnell
Anthony Menna
James Merkel
Brenda & Mark Michuda
Bryan & Sherri Miller
Martha Nolin
Bonita & Delano O’Banion 
Erin & Beau O’Hara
Liz and Gregory Peebles 
Stacy & Joseph Raviv 
Eric Reside 
Israel Rocha
Lynn & Max Schrayer, in honor of Steve & Terry Schwartz
Samuel Schwartz & Rose Traubert 
Susan H. Schwartz 
Amanda & Peter Schwob 
Meredith, ’98 & Lance Shaner
Peter & Susan Sidebottom 
Caleb, Crystal, & Hyunseok Sim 
Arthur B. Smith, Jr. & Tracey L. Truesdale, in honor of Thomas Smith
Juliet & Bram Spector 
Becky & Eric Spratford 
Nicole & James Stork 
Michael Streicher
Streiffer Anz-Meador Family
The Greg & Anne Taubeneck Family Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation
The Benjamin & Bettina Van Cleave Charitable Foundation
Mark & Alane Wanda 
Scott & Angela Weiner 
Demerre’el Williams 
Gemara Williams

Overture Society

Benefactors
$500 – $999
Anonymous (2) 
Peter & Calliope Aliferis 
Becky Ballard 
Erik Barefield 
Carey Bartell 
Rachel Barton Pine & Gregory Pine 
Mac Blessen 
Ian & Yolande Borden 
Payton Borich ’19 
Todd, Lynne & Ellen Cassidy 
Micky Chan & Brian Eng 
Pam & Dave Conroy, in honor of Lauren J. Conroy 
Kristina & Daniel Crandall 
Linda & Charles Dawe 
Nathan Deckard & Qin Cai 
Mehul Desai 
John Deverman 
Dean & Janet Dimitroff 
Brandon Dixon & Leigh Krahenbuhl 
Linda Easler 
Sarah & Jeff Eberhard 
Paula Elliott 
Gregg & Wendy Elstien 
Ben & Sara Eno 
Jeff Levine 
Chris Farr 
Maury Fertig 
Ms. Deborah Fineberg
Tyler Forbes
Trevor Foster 
Seth & Jodie Gastwirth 
The Goodrich Family Gift Fund 
Kevin Gupana, ’11 
Matthew Hanes & John Williams 
Christine Helmer & Robert Orsi, in memory of Mario Orsi 
Chunyan Huang & Xiaoxi Zhuang 
Hank Kelly 
Douglas & Catherine Knuth 
Andrea & Paul Lang 
Valerie Le Deroff & Alexander Keller 
Dave Lenz 
Wayne Liang & Annie Feng 
Pin Lin & Ikuo Hirano 
Kevin Lindt 
Lili Liu & Jinbo Xu 
Kristin Marsilje & Kurtis Kossen 
Sophie McCarthy & Andy Hronek 
Scott & Jess McConnell 
McLaurin & Patrick Files 
Mr. Robert B. McLellarn 
George Miller 
Barbara & John Moore 
Janina Lord Morrison ’97 
The Muro Family 
Shelly & Dan O’Brien 
Darnell Oliver 
Kristine & Nathan Partain 
John C. Robak
Luba Romansteva & Benjamin Blander  
Eugene & Ellen Rontal 
Marcy & Arnie Roth 
Ms. Margaret Scheyer & Mr. Eric J. Scheyer 
Renee Schuler 
Pauline Schultz & David Rudis 
Dan Schwartz 
Mia Seo & Christopher Chung 
Adam Sherman & Monica Holliday Sherman 
Matthew Siebert 
Fred Siegman 
Lalitha Sitaraman & Joseph Orchanian 
Nancy & Jerry Sjostrom 
Michael Small 
Angie Smith 
Faith Spencer & Mark Parts 
Gaines Sturdivant 
Kenneth Suh, ’95 
Scott Tegge, ’98 
John & Doris Toher 
Susan Van Huis 
Lei Wang 
Meade Whitaker 
David Wilkov 
Elizabeth Williams 
Renata & Randy Yuill 
Allan & Caryn Zelinger 
Patrons
$250 – $499
Anonymous (2) 
Sami Ahmed 
Sharon Anderson, ’67 
James Barrow & Soo Kim 
Jill & Marc Blackman 
Gary Burns 
  & Michelle L. Miller Burns, ’86 
Daniela Chona 
Christofer & Laurie Christiansen,  
   in memory of Al Schlachtmeyer 
Cliff Colnot 
Katina Daher 
JinJa Davis-Birkenbeuel 
Gregory Deaton 
Monica Drane & Paul Shadle 
Emlyn Eisenach & Eric Posner 
Daniel Freed, ’77 
Dana Friedman-Graham 
  & Douglas Graham 
Jolanta & Michael Glotzer 
Sally Grenville 
Melissa & Dan Guilfoyle 
Micah & Laura Hemmer 
The Hessers 
Micah & Tracy Highland 
Rebecca Houze & Peter O’Leary 
Chunyan Huang & Xiaoxi Zhuang 
Blake-Anthony Johnson 
Jacquelyn & Richard Kalis 
Douglas & Catherine Knuth 
Evan Lavidor 
Trisha Leavitt & Jason Griebeler 
Donald Lee 
Lili Liu & Jinbo Xu 
Amy Looi 
Tina & Nick Mascari
Qingshu Meng & Deliang Liu 
Steve Metro 
Vickie Nauman 
Cameron & Michelle Nelson
Katherine, ’76 & Robert Pellack 
Gordon B. Peters, ’49 
Scott & Brooke Phillips 
Sue & John Prange, 
   in memory of Al Schlachtmeyer 
George Restea 
Claudia Romero 
Mia Seo & Christopher Chung 
Barbara Sides 
Dana Singerman 
Theresa Thompson, 
   in memory of Al Schlachtmeyer 
Kyra K. Tyler, ’95 
Madeline Vincent 
Carol White 
Weihua Ye & Tao Zhu 
Sarah Yeo 
Renata & Randy Yuill 
Friends
$100 – $249
Anonymous (8) 
Darlene S. Lasich, 
   in honor of Wyatt W. Snyder 
David Primer 
  & Lana Goldsmith Primer 
Louise Allard 
Alex Alvizo 
Richard Armandi, ’72 
Younglan Baek & Byoungill Park 
Richard S. Bair, ’61 
Maria Banda & Mauricio Ochoa 
Chris Barkidjija & Anna Parfentyeva 
Carolyn Barth 
Deanna & Wes Baumann, 
   in honor of Louis & Henry 
   Auxenfans 
John Bausch 
Jayne Beck 
Mary Bellmar & A. Peter Olson, Jr. 
William Benjamin 
Martine Benmann & Ilya Levinson 
James Bensdorf 
Mary Berg 
Michael Boomgarden 
Thomas & Susan Bowling 
Alisa & Ken Brady 
Joyce & Frederick Carter 
Robert & Deanna Cates 
Jennifer Chada & Michael Torti 
Joseph & Barbara Chevalier 
Clara & Thomas Christensen 
Louisa & David Conway 
Alexander Cruz 
Maria Cucicea & Ivan Benzar 
Christine Cui & Jincheng Zhou 
Stephanie Currie 
Brandon Deer 
Donald & Julie Deroche 
Michael DiPietro 
Suzanne Downing 
Peter Duda, ’79 
Lynn Egan 
Weihong Fan & Junling Zhang 
Shari Farral 
Joshua Fields 
Jim Ginsburg 
Ross Gombiner, ’84 
Maria Gotsch, 
   in honor of Thomas Gotsch 
Bryan & Kate Gough Pravel 
Michael & Diane Green 
Bertram Greenspan, ’50 
Paul Gregory, ’64 
Kevin Gupana, ’11 
Hai He & Wenyi Cao 
Anne Henkel & Herman Blomeier 
Timothy Hinchman 
Mr. John B. Hirsch 
Patricia Holmes 
Corbin Horn 
Ellen Huang & Ted Liu 
Matthew Huber 
Barbara & Francis Hunt 
Anne Huynh McTighe 
  & Michael Huynh 
Lisa Jordheim 
Nada Karas 
Harvey Katz 
Deb Keegan & Ira Barry 
Susan Kendall 
Hyeduk Kim & Inyong Song 
Sara Knizhnik 
Matt Kocanda 
Brinda & Raj Krishnan 
Pundareekam Kudikala  
Patrick Lamb 
Louise Lane 
Susan Lape & Tim Bowling 
Janet Larchey 
Michael Lawitts 
Alina & Sorin Lazar 
Nika Levando 
Darice Lovell 
Lynette & John McCortney 
Michael Mcelliott 
Jill Meyers 
George Miller 
Ms. Diane Mues 
Sandra Myers 
Dan Nassif 
William Nealon, ’70 
Danny Nieder, ’92 
James Northern 
Dan Novak, ’85 
Caroline & Eric Older 
Susan Patena 
John Peters & Randall Riechers 
David Port 
Vannessa & Keith Powell 
Sachin Prince 
Priya Rajagopalan 
  & Harish Devarajan 
Jennifer Robertson, in memory of 
   Dagmar “Dee” Wallace
Luba Romansteva 
  & Benjamin Blander 
Dianna Rose 
Arthur Rucker 
Alan Sananikone 
Sheldon Sanov 
Kevin Scanlon 
Robert Scheer 
Peter Seidenberg, ’83 
Kate & Andy Sjostrom 
Angie Smith 
Hyeon Son & Hye Chang 
Jamie Stanesa & Paul Ellenbogen 
Shinobu Suzuki 
Linda & Robert Taubenheim 
Kristen & Brayer Teague 
Kerry Tholl 
Elena Toulios & Christopher Oliver 
Peter Toulios 
Alice Trone, 
   in honor of William Chung Trone 
Zalman Usiskin 
Donald & Maria Vacha 
Loren Williams & Ruth Masters 
Patrick Wilson, ’73 
Gina Zachariah 
Klaudia & Peter Zapol 
Guifang Zheng 
Charlene Zimmerman, ’68 
Wayne & Sandy Zych
Donors
$50 – $99
Anonymous (7) 
Linda Ameyaw 
Ann & Mike Andreshak 
Jong Heui Baek & Kwnag Suk Kim 
Grace Bai & Anthony Ha 
Ellen Beckman 
Mark & Karen Bellot 
Tomas Bissonnette 
Emilia Blaszak-Freymiller 
Sue & Gary Boeck, in memory of  Dagmar “Dee” Wallace 
John Boncimino & 
Jean JuarezBoncimino 
Cecile & Daryle Brown 
Patricia & Lawrence Burns 
Ann & Jim Callis 
Leane Cerven 
Daryl & Susan Coad 
Catherine Colton 
Dr. Iris Cosnow, ’57 
Muriel & Rex C. Covington, ’77 
Harel & Dorit Dahari 
Zezella Edwards-Davis 
Kara & Philip Egan 
Tim Egan 
Sally & Michael Feder 
Elizabeth Fiden 
Lisa Finch 
Michael Freilich 
Michael & Mary Beth Frigo 
Nellie Gayle 
Peter Gregor 
Jeffrey Griffin & Jennifer Youngdahl-Griffin, ’80 
Robert Heine 
Stephen B. Hommowun
Yuqian Hu & Xingguo Pan 
Laura Fraizer Imboden 
Kathleen Isaacson 
Renita Jackson 
Yulei Jiang & Ching Yue 
Sharyn Johnson 
Geegee Kan 
Marvin Katz, ’49 
Lee R. Kesselman 
Anastasia Khoubaeva & Christopher Hummel 
Melissa Trier Kirk, ’73 
Shom Klaff 
Zack Kostaras 
Bob & Linda Kozoman 
Jeffrey Krieger, ’75 
John Lambert, in memory of Al Schachtmeyer 
Lauren & Paul Letterman 
John & Jill Levi 
Mei Li & Jie Song, in honor of Derek Song 
Sylvia & Jody Lin 
Claire Wu & Jerry Liu 
Marie Lona & Bradley Coolidge 
M. J. Luetgert, ’57 
Walter & Pauline Maciaga 
Derrick Mackavich & Sofia Khoubaeva Mackavich 
Alice Magos, ’53 
Peter & Dorothy Marks 
Michael Matiscik 
John Mele 
Paula Deutsch Mueller, ’68 
Anne A. Veit & Charles Douglas Nesbitt, in memory of Al Schlachtmeyer 
Susan L. Nigro, ’69 
Richard & Eve Ocasio 
Jonathan Paul & Lisa Masinter Paul
Michael Pettersen & Jan Aramini 
Theodore Pigott & Shu-Ting Chiu 
Christian & Yvonne Poku 
Laura-Min Proctor 
Martin Rench 
Hadley Reynolds, ’54 
Silvia Rivera 
Morgan Robbins 
George & Mary Samaan 
Gerald Santangelo 
Tracey J. Scholtemeyer, ’86 
Carol Schulze & Daniel Richter 
Audrey Shadle ’19 
Ujjaini Mitra-Shah & Ashish Shah 
Eleanor Shifley 
Katherine Shook 
Maria Sison 
Susan Strunk in memory of Al Schlachtmeyer 
Magdalen Swider 
Kathy Thomas 
Judy Henderson Thorne, ’63 
Jacqueline Tilles 
Gary Treinkman 
Laura Usiskin 
Vicky Valancius-Mangel 
Ann & Bruce Vaughen 
Mel Vee 
Beth Warboy 
Ms. Rhoda Elaine Waxman 
David Waxman & Karen Muchin 
Hedy Weiss 
Joyce Wilkos 
Cindy Wong 
Randall & Helen Wong 
Tao Xie & Liqiong Tong 
Sandy Zhang & Tao Bai

Continuo Club

Monthly DonorsAngela & Dana O’Banion 
Azure & Steve Thill 
Beverly & Allen Tinkham 
Bryan & Kate Gough Pravel 
Ms. Deborah Fineberg 
George Miller 
Kyra K. Tyler, ’95 
Meredith, ’98 & Lance Shaner 
Rebecca Hill, ‘98 
Renata & Randy Yuill 
Sam Shaw, ‘19 
Valerie Le Deroff &
   Alexander Keller  ’95
Renata and Randy Yuill

From September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023

The 2023 CYSO Gala

On Saturday, February 25, nearly 500 CYSO supporters gathered at The Geraghty for the 2023 CYSO Gala. Celebrating pioneering women in music, the event raised more than $680,000 to support CYSO’s music training programs for students from across the Chicago region. Almost 200 of CYSO’s young musicians were on hand, performing works composed, made famous by, or arranged by women. Gala proceeds are key to keeping tuition affordable for all CYSO families, funding financial assistance, and ensuring our expansive community programming is always offered free of charge. Your generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of our young musicians.

Platinum SponsorsSheppard Mullin
Gold SponsorsJenner & Block LLP / The Bricker Vinik Family 
US Bank
Cynthia Van Osdol & John Sandwick
Brittany Viola & Justin Bernbrock
Silver SponsorsConagra Brands
Mesirow 
Old National Bank
Pritzker Traubert Foundation 
Stephen & Terry Schwartz 
Bronze SponsorsAccenture 
Alliant
Anonymous
Dr. Jana L. French & Peter M. Gotsch
ESOP Structuring Specialists Inc.
Green River Films 
KPMG LLP
Mary & Lionel Go
Louanne Carabini & Shawn O’Leary
Real Digital LLC
Sipi Metals Corp.
Advocate SponsorsBaker McKenzieWintrust Chicago’s Bank
Ally SponsorsRSM US LLPIsrael Rocha

If you would like more information about how you or your company can become a sponsor of CYSO’s annual gala, contact Marc Bitler at mbitler@cyso.org or call 312-939-2207.

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