Gateway Garden Preservation & Expansion: Help/DONATE

Overview | How to Help/DONATE | Background | PDF to Share

Total Funds Raised: $20,001 = 40% of $50,000 goal
(updated on June 26, 2017)

DONATE ONLINE via PublicGood website

Thanks for your support! We’re seeking contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations. Contributions are tax deductible through NeighborSpace, a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Business and Foundation Giving
If your organization can provide support, or if you can connect us with prospective donors, please contact View the list of Supporting Organizations.

Individual Giving
Donations at any level are appreciated! You can choose how you’d like to be acknowledged for your contribution, or remain anonymous.

So far 20 individual ambassadors have offered up their personal networks, creative ideas, and hospitality toward our fundraising campaign. Each ambassador has committed to raising at least $500. Contact us if you’d like to become a fundraising ambassador.

Here are some ways you can help support our effort– with time, money, and fun! Email us if you have a fundraising idea or would like to sponsor or help with an event.

  • House Parties– call for hosts!
    Ideas we’ve seen work well: a chili cook-off, HamBingo at Hamburger Mary’s, a yard or garden party at a neighbors’, a birthday bash. There are so many fun ways to host these– do it on your own or pair up with a neighbor. Contact us to let us know you’re interested.


  • Spread the Word
    Share the Many Ways to Give PDF with anyone who you think would help support this effort.
  • Block Party Challenge
    Calling all Bowmanville blocks who hold block parties! A pie throwing booth? Hot dog sales? A donation jar? We’ll spotlight your efforts on the BCO Facebook page and in the Bee. Let us know how we can help you make it happen.

Supporting Organizations List

  • NeighborSpace
  • Bowmanville Community Organization (BCO)
  • Alderman Patrick O’Connor, City of Chicago Ward 40
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, IL District 05
  • Driehaus Foundation
  • Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
  • Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Amundsen High School
  • Rogers Park Montessori School
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • NorthEdgeGroup @properties
  • Mobile Perspectives LLC
  • Design Union
  • Jean Tumbaga
  • HalfAcre Beer Company
  • Metropolitan Brewing
  • Spiteful Brewing
  • The Claddagh Ring Pub
  • Ampersand Wine Bar
  • I Monelli Trattoria Pizza
  • DueLire Vino & Cucina
  • Lucky Prints
  • Property of Chicago @properties

Donor List (alphabetical)

  • Ed Aguirre
  • Janet & Roy Ahlgren
  • The Albrecht Family
  • Amundsen High School
  • Jim Anderson & Chuck Williams
  • Richard & Judy Andersen
  • Anonymous (15)
  • Ann Marie and Joe Arden
  • Laura Austin
  • Rebecca and Ritesh Banerjee
  • Jack Beaupied & Jeff Graves
  • LeRoy Blommaert
  • Brownie and Colleen Sheehan
  • Celia Bucci
  • Mike & Robin Byrne
  • Seth & Katherine Captain
  • William Castro
  • Laura Cohen
  • Anne Close
  • Larry & Jean Delahanty
  • David Eisenstein and Jeremy Tromburg
  • Beth Emperor
  • Bill & Kate Ferguson
  • Eliza and Dave Fournier
  • Teresa Gale & Stewart Weiss
  • Alicia Garcia
  • Greta Goddijn
  • Keith Goudy and Shelby Hoult
  • Maryon Gray
  • Andrew Hadland
  • Craig Hanenburg
  • Katie Hanson & Paul Ziliak
  • Nancy Hirsch & Salud Moreno
  • Jane Hirt
  • Karen Horowitz
  • Chris & Helen Hutchens
  • David Johnston
  • Charles Jones
  • Daniel Kelber
  • Allison & Rich Kelliher-Paz
  • Russ Klettke
  • Mike & Barbara Kraetsch
  • Sarah J Leonard
  • Laurie Little
  • Emanuel Lopez
  • Monisha Lozier
  • Caroline Lubbers
  • Becky Lyons
  • Kathy McC
  • Liza McElroy
  • Greg & Nadine McFarren
  • The McTurnans
  • Karen Minturn
  • Maureen Murnane
  • Tim Noworyta
  • Taylor O’Brien & Patrick Freeman
  • Frank Pipal
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, IL-05
  • Eliseo Ramos Jr
  • Elizabeth Redmond
  • The Riley Family, in honor of grandmothers Lorraine McLaughlin and Carol Riley who loved to grow things
  • Jennifer & Steven Ringblom
  • Rae Ritsch
  • Rogers Park Montessori School
  • Ann Scholhamer
  • Eli Shearn
  • Shingler Family
  • Lisa Simone
  • Julianna Smith
  • Jill Stanchfield
  • Suzanne Tenney
  • Terry Trampiets
  • Van Houtum Family
  • Joseph Van Oosbree
  • Leavett Wofford & Tom Kennedy
  • Mona & Greg Yaeger