Gateway Garden Preservation & Expansion: Help/DONATE

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Total Funds Raised: $31,943 = 64% of $50,000 goal
(updated on Aug 10, 2017)

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Thank you 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 25 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.

  • Turn Your Gold into Green party Sept 17, 2-5pm.  Neighbor Diana Leifer has arranged for a ‘Gold Buying Girl’ – someone that she knows and trusts – to join us for an evaluation of your unwanted gold, silver, and platinum. She will buy your unwanted jewelry and gold coins on the spot if you wish.   Neighbors LOVED this last time we did it and were delighted with the results.
  • WANT Matching Gift campaign West Andersonville Neighbors Together is matching donations from West Andersonville neighbors and friends of WANT – up to $500.  To activate this match just use your West Andersonville address in the donor info or note WANT in the comments/in honor of section of your donor info.  Thank you WANT and West Andersonville neighbors for your support!
  • 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.
  • Marty’s Sunday FUNDay
    October 29, 2-5pm at Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 W. Balmoral Ave

    Mark your calendar.  BCO supporter and @properties real estate broker Joey Chiappetta has arranged this event with Marty’s.  We look forward to hoisting drinks with friends and neighbors as we raise funds for the Gateway Garden.
    FaceBook event for this Marty’s Sunday FUNDay hereEveryone has something going unworn in a dresser drawer or jewelry box.  Turn it into $$ for yourself and for your community. Market value sales, with a percentage of commissions going to the Gateway Garden campaign.
    Email for the Gold Into Green party location and invite.
  • 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.

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
  • West Andersonville Neighbors Together (WANT)
  • 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
  • Namaskar Yoga
  • 1800 Farragut neighbors
  • Summerdale/Balmoral neighbors – 1800 Block
  • 2200 Farragut neighbors
  • 2100 Summerdale/Hoyne neighbors

Donor List (alphabetical)

  • Ed Aguirre
  • Janet & Roy Ahlgren
  • The Albrecht Family
  • Amundsen High School
  • Jim Anderson & Chuck Williams
  • Richard & Judy Andersen
  • Cathy Lee Anderson
  • Anonymous (18)
  • Jonathan Aronoff – in honor of Stew Weiss, Eden Weiss, Teresa Gale
  • Ann Marie and Joe Arden
  • Laura Austin
  • Ken Ayers
  • Rebecca and Ritesh Banerjee
  • Jack Beaupied & Jeff Graves
  • Becki – Lindley
  • Kristine Behof
  • Larry Bell & Kaleo Staszkow
  • Kevin Betz
  • LeRoy Blommaert
  • Juliet Blumenthal
  • Brownie and Colleen Sheehan
  • Celia Bucci
  • Mike & Robin Byrne
  • Seth & Katherine Captain
  • William Castro
  • Russell J. Chibe
  • Laura Cohen
  • Ernesto Costa & Brant Elliott
  • Sheila Costello
  • Anne Close
  • Pat Curley & Michele Shear
  • Missy Czuchan
  • Larry & Jean Delahanty
  • Yarrow Dougherty
  • Douglas Family
  • Sharon & Robert Edwards
  • David Eisenstein and Jeremy Tromburg
  • Steven Elrod
  • Beth Emperor
  • Noelle & Rob Etheridge
  • Clarence Ewing
  • Wendy Fairchild & James Kriegsmann
  • Joe & Elizabeth Fenner
  • Bill & Kate Ferguson
  • Dan & Darlene Fournier
  • Eliza & Dave Fournier
  • Denise Foy & Suzanne Brown
  • Teresa Gale & Stewart Weiss
  • Alicia Garcia
  • Greta Goddijn
  • Dena Gordon
  • Keith Goudy and Shelby Hoult
  • Maryon Gray
  • Andrew Hadland
  • Tony and Riikka Haig
  • Craig Hanenburg
  • Sasha Hanning
  • Sarah Hanson
  • Katie Hanson & Paul Ziliak
  • Gretchen Hartke
  • Heinen Family
  • Kathryn Hellman
  • Paul Herbert
  • Nancy Hirsch & Salud Moreno
  • Jane Hirt
  • Kristin Hodges
  • Karen Horowitz
  • Holly Hoyer
  • Kristina Hunter – Happy Birthday Mona Yaeger!
  • Chris & Helen Hutchens
  • David Johnston
  • Charles Jones
  • Keely Jones
  • Kathleen Katrenak
  • Daniel Kelber
  • Allison & Rich Kelliher-Paz
  • Russ Klettke
  • Mike & Barbara Kraetsch
  • Keith Lamberg & Joe Toups
  • Mary Laundry
  • Diana Leifer
  • Sarah J Leonard
  • Heidi Liddle and Abraham Bhutt
  • Laurie Little
  • Emanuel Lopez
  • Jean Losek
  • Monisha Lozier
  • Caroline Lubbers
  • Billy Lyman
  • Becky Lyons
  • Kathy McC
  • Liza McElroy
  • Greg & Nadine McFarren
  • The McTurnans
  • Gillian Mace
  • The Mazursky Family
  • Karen E. Minturn
  • Lori & Lee Morlock
  • Maureen Murnane
  • Tim Noworyta
  • Taylor O’Brien & Patrick Freeman
  • Lisa Padden
  • Sara Parikh and Scott Baker
  • Frank Pipal
  • Jodie Powers
  • Prodouz Family
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, IL-05
  • Eliseo Ramos Jr
  • Elizabeth Redmond
  • Trisha Rich
  • The Riley Family, in honor of grandmothers Lorraine McLaughlin and Carol Riley who loved to grow things
  • Jennifer & Steven Ringblom
  • Rae Ritsch
  • Dan Rocha
  • Rogers Park Montessori School
  • Ann Scholhamer
  • Schmitz Family
  • Stephen & Suzie Shake
  • Eli Shearn
  • Claire & Todd Shingler
  • Lisa Simone
  • Julianna Smith
  • Jill Stanchfield
  • Suzanne Tenney
  • Ryan Tooker
  • Terry Trampiets
  • Anthony Turner – Happy Birthday Mona Yaeger!
  • Brad Vah
  • Van Houtum Family
  • Joseph Van Oosbree
  • Mara Walsh
  • Shannon Wilcox
  • Helaine Witt in honor of the Weiss’s
  • Leavett Wofford & Tom Kennedy
  • Jason & Christina Wood
  • Mona & Greg Yaeger
  • Colleen Zumerchik