Despite the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harris Theater remains committed to being Chicago’s home for music and dance and celebrating the human spirit through artistic experiences that beautifully illustrate diversity in culture, age, race, ability, identity, and discipline.

In order to position the Harris to survive this unique moment and reimagine how our community stays engaged with our mission, we are proud to announce the Harris Theater Creative Future Fund.

This significant fundraising effort provides meaningful support to our Resident Companies and local independent artists, establishes the new HT Virtual Stage platform, makes it possible for our arts education programming to continue virtually, and allows for essential physical upgrades to our venue.

Contributions may be made to the Creative Future Fund here.

We are grateful to the donors who have who have made significant contributions the Harris Theater Creative Future Fund as of May 12, 2021:

Principal Sponsor ($400,000+)
The Grainger Foundation
Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols
Small Business Administration

Presenting Sponsor ($300,000+)
Caryn and King Harris, The Harris Family Foundation
Abby McCormick O'Neil and D. Carroll Joynes, Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation

Lead Sponsor ($200,000+)
The Irving Harris Foundation, Joan W. Harris

Underwriting Sponsor ($100,000+)
Jack and Sandra Guthman
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 
Polk Bros. Foundation
Sterling Bay

Premier Sponsor ($75,000+)
Patricia A. Kenney and Gregory J. O'Leary
Northern Trust
Nancy and Scott Santi

Major Sponsor ($50,000+)
Shana and Peter M. Ellis, Reed Smith LLP
Claire and Mike O'Grady
David Snyder and Peggy Salamon

Supporting Sponsor ($25,000+)
BMO Harris Bank
The Chicago Community Trust
Christine and Glenn Kelly
Kenneth R. Norgan
PNC Bank
John and Denise Ginascol

Patron ($10,000+)
John and Jean Brennan
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Harris Theater Associate Board
Merrillyn J. Kosier and James F. Kinoshita
Elizabeth A. Liebman
Sarah Solotaroff Mirkin
D. Elizabeth Price
Prince Charitable Trusts
Jai Shekhawat
Sue and Tom Stark
The Siragusa Family Foundation
Marilyn and David J. Vitale

Advocate ($5,000+)
Lori and Ross Dimun
Nancy Dehmlow
Janet and Craig Duchossois
The Malkin Family
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation
Dr. Scholl Foundation
John Q and Karen E. Smith