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Anonymous | Peter B. Bensinger, Jr. and Heidi A. Wagman | Laura Cooper and Bruce Crane | Covenant Foundation | Ethel and Bill Gofen | Norma and Phillip Gordon | Harris Family Foundation | Bruce Hecktman | Ruth and Jerry Hecktman | The iCenter for Israel Education | Illinois Board of Higher Education | Ellen and Eric Joss | Barbara and Mark Mehlman | Sanford and Jody Perl Charitable Fund | The Perlman Family Foundation Founded by Louis & Anita Perlman | Carol Rosofsky and Robert "Bud" Lifton | Philip and Sylvia Spertus

Jerry Biederman | William Blair & Company LLC | Martin and Mary L. Boyer Foundation | DLA Piper LLP | Philip Garoon | GIL Family Foundation | John and Joan Gilchrist | Cynthia and Norm Goldring | Sue and Melvin Gray | Ellen and Jonathan Hattenbach | Barbara Levy Kipper | Susan and David Kreisman | Ellyn and Andy Lansing | McDonald's Corporation | McGladrey LLP | Motorola Mobility Foundation | Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC | Monica and Steven Perlman | Sandra and Michael Perlow | Ellen and Robert Rosen | Leona Z. Rosenberg | Russell and Lori Shapiro | Michael Spertus | Caryn and Larry Straus | Takiff Family Foundation | Tawani Foundation | Denis Weil | Brenda and Marc Wilkow

Arlene Alpert and David J. Mehlman | Norman and Virginia Bobins | The Braeside Foundation | William and Joan Brodsky Foundation | Deanna Drucker | Dykema Gossett PLLC | The Philip M. Friedmann Family Charitable Trust | Suzanne and James Gallai | Sylvia G. Gordon | The Marvin & Elaine Gottlieb Family Foundation | Michael and Patricia Graft Family Foundation | Judy and Mel Hecktman | Leah Kadden | Kaplan Foundation Fund | Emile Karafiol and Virginia Robinson | Frances and Elliot Lehman | Bonita and Bob Levin | Andrea Kott and Mark Levine | Barbara Levoff | Mills Family Charitable Foundation | Alison and William Pearson | Claire and Gordon Prussian | Michael D. Richman | Linda and Hal Rosenson | Schnitzer Family Foundation | Lynn and Skip Schrayer | Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Shapiro | Sharon Silverman and David Zimberoff | Janice and Michael Tuchman

Anonymous | Aurora Jewish Welfare Fund | Arlene and Marshall Bennett | Berzon Philanthropic Fund | Matthew Brewer | Arlene and Harry Feiger | Larry and Barbara Field | Sarah and Joel L. Handelman | Lois and Marty Hauselman | Dr. Zachary I. and Mrs. Judy D. Hodes | Janice L. Honigberg | Carol and Joel Honigberg | Robert D. & Phyllis A. Jaffee Family Foundation | Merry Beth and Jim Kowalczyk | Martin J. and Susan B. Kozak Fund | Robert W. Krensky | Steven Lazarus | Shirley Marx | Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moskow | Beverly Persky | Bettylu and Paul Saltzman | Carol and David Schulman | David and Susan Sherman | Lawrence A. Sherman | Priscilla Shirk and Andreas Sosnowski | Caryn and Gerald Skurnick | Jean Powers Soman | Janet Surkin and Robert Stillman | Dianne Rubenstein Tesler | Stephen M. Weitzman | Sylvia and Jacob Yellin 

Jed H. Abraham | Arthur S. Abramson | Vida and Gordon Adelman | Howard and Frankie Alper Philanthropic Fund | Mark J. Altschul | Anonymous | Helen and Michael Arkes | Brett and Carey August | Dr. Alan and Jennifer Axelrod | Michael Balinsky | Howard F. Balikov and Lisa F. Rosenberg | Donna and Howard Bass | Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Bass | Aleen Bayard | Carol Anne Been | Joyce and Selly Belofsky | Jeffrey Bergman | Dr. and Mrs. David Berkson | Suzanne and Gershon Berkson | Charles B. Bernstein | Lawrence Bernstein | Linda Bianco | Elana Spungen Bildner | Nancy and Don Borzak | Barbara Brown | Diane S. and Scott M. Brown | Penny Brown and Jeff Rappin | Alice Cannon | Martha and Lawrence Casazza | Karen and Jay Case | Paula Chaiken and Joe Kraus, PhD | Myron and Harriett Cholden | Etahn Cohen and Amy Paller | Avern Cohn | Susan and David Cort | Richard J. Cortesi | Debbie and Michael Daniels | Sandy and Steve Davidson | Larry N. Deutsch | Hallie and Joshua Donner Philanthropic Fund | Dr. Howard and Mrs. Eileen Dubner | Gerson S. Ecker and Johanna Linneberg | Charles L. Edwards | Maureen and Josef Ehrenberg | Bella and Seymour Ehrenpreis | Harriet Einziger | Lynn Engel | Shammai Engelmayer | Joan H. Epstein | Jeff Esser | Sara Feigenholtz | Janice L. Feinberg | Robert and Marla Ferencz | Robert Fields | Howard and Charlotte Fink | Elaine Fishman | Peter B. Foreman | Solomon Gaddam | Jim and Lori Gelbort | Terri and Stephen Geifman | Alicia and Pablo Gejman | Judith and Louis Genesen | Grace Gianforte | Phyllis and Herbert Glassman | Roberta Glick and Terry Unterman | The Golant Family | Joseph H. Goldberg Family Foundation | Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer | Joel and Varda Goldman | Joel Goldstein | Beverly and Phillip Goldstick | Betsy Gomberg and Steve Lindsey | Marla S. Gordon | Keith A. Goldberg | Iris and Martin Gradman | Sharran Greenberg | Gary and Laurie Greenfield | Joyce M. Greening | Larry Greenstein | Deborah J. Gubin | Beth and Matthew Hafter | Julie Harris | Marshall J. Hartman | Wendy and Michael Hartz | Harriet Hausman | Toby Hayer | Marlene and Jordan Hecktman | Amyra and Kenneth Henry | Dana W. Hirt | Lenore J. Holt-Darcy | Judith and Arnold Horwich | The Vicki and Thomas Horwich Foundation | Donna and Steven Horwitz | Beverly and Michael Huckman | Joel and Jill Hurwitz Family Charitable Fund | Donna and Marshall Isaacson | Harold and Holly Israel | Norman J. Jacobs | Randee and Vance Johnson | Lillian Johnson and Paul L. DuBrow | Jonathan and Susan Kaden | Sybil and Noman Kahn | Paula R. Kahn | Mary and Jerome Kaltman | Alan N. Kaplan | Jane Kaplan and Harry Goldin, MD | Pamela Kaplan | Kanter Family Philanthropic Fund | Lily Kanter | Mel and Renee Katten | Mimi and Barry Katz | Larry M. Keer | Judy and Richard Kern | Lucille Kerr | Dennis and Barbara Kessler | Lore B. Kirchheimer | Adina Kleiman and Allan Kensky | Sherry Knazan | Irmgard K. Koehler | Mitch and Karen Kopin | Suzanne Krill and Burton Robin | Lilly and Mark Kurtz | Laurie E. Lawton | Dr. Jeffrey S. Levin and Dr. Lea Steele Levin | Peter and Elizabeth Levine | Ruth M. Levine Philanthropic Fund | David Levitan | Barbara-Ann G. and Roy S. Lewis | Gloria and Robert Lewis | Dr. David B. and Mrs. Shirley D. Lieb | David Linzer | Elsie and Henry Loeb | Pam and Daniel Loewenstein | Sherry and Melvin Lopata | Maynard and Judy Louis | Ricki and Josh Lowitz | Sandy and Robert Lund | Philip and Carol Lyons | Paul Maher | Sylvia and Larry Margolies | Andy Margolis | Dr. and Mrs. E. Mazur | Dr. Susannah McCuaig | David Mehlman and Mary DeYoe | Linda and Cary Mendelsohn | Sybil and Louis Mervis | Dr. Bess Miller | Rabbi Yocheved Mintz | David and Justine K. Mintzer | Michael D. Miselman | Alan V. Mitchell | Drs. Shelley and Maris Nasatir | Ruth Nassau | Elaine and Barry Nekritz | Richard and Marsha Newman | Marian P. O'Brien | Joel Ospovat | Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Patinkin | Amy and Dennis Pessis | Caroline and Jeffry Pfeffer | Jane Bilger and Andrew Philipsborn | The Pierce Family Charitable Foundation | Sheila and Edward Pont | Joan and Avi Porat | Renata F. Price | Colonel (IL) J.N. Pritzker (Retired) | Victor Reinstein Drs. Raiselle C. and Kenneth I. Resnick | James and Nelle Rest Philanthropic Fund | Marilynn and Charles Rivkin | Barbara and Louis Rocah | Bruce Rodin | Herbert Root | Janice and Michael Rosenberg | Lya and Louis Rosenblum | Bruce E. Rosenzweig | Marcia and Larry Ross | Anne Rossen | Renee and Eli Roth | Roberta H. and Arnold E. Rubin | Seymour Sabesin | Vicki Woolner Samuels and Tom Samuels | Deloris and Harold Sanders | Nancy and David Sarne | Dr. Marla G. Scafe | Zina Schiff and Ronald Eisenberg | David and Judy Schiffman | Ronald W. Schorr | Iris Schwartz | Karin and Mitchell Shapiro | Dr. Stanley and Mrs. Gertrude Shapiro | Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Sherman | Michael Sidell Linda Soreff Siegel | Dr. and Mrs. Seymour B. Siegel | Margaret and Alan Silberman | Dolores Silverman | Cathy Ann Elias and Janos Simon | Mindy and Gary Sircus | Judy and William Siskel | Yardelle Sklare | Gayle Snitman-Rubin | Michael and Donna Socol | Al Sokolow | Emily Soloff | Marsha and Michael Spak | Laraine and David Spector | Frances Spiegel | Jennifer Steans | Nikki and Fredric Stein | Deborah and Martin Stern | Leslie and Phillip Stern Jan E. Stone | Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Straus | Buzz Swartz | Dr. and Mrs. Martin Swerdlow | Phyllis Tabachnick | Nancy Tarsitano and Michael Drake | Marianne K. and Stuart K. Taussig | Benita Takiff Terry | Nicole and Eugene Terry | David B. Thomas | Millie A. Tolliver | Niki and Jack Tovin | The Tower Foundation | Michele and Paul H. Vishny | Melissa F. Weber and Jay H. Dandy | Harold S. Wechsler | Josephine and Norman Wecker | Ettie and Melvin Weinberg | Linda Weinrib | Joel Weiss | Olga Weiss and George Honig | Herb and Gloria Weissman | Lita and Marshall Weinstein | Tracy and Tony Weisman | Bernice Weissbourd | Dr. and Mrs. Bernard V. Wetchler | Charlene and Samuel Wexler | Roberta and Richard Wexler | Orrin R. Williams | Mr. and Mrs. Morton Winer | Debbie and Adam Winick | David H. Woods | Caren Yanis | Jay Yusko | Howard Zar | The Gene and Tita Zeffren Foundation | David and Esther Zevin | Idyth and Jay Zimbler | Margie and Mark Zivin | Jerry and Lee Zoldan

2015 Spertus Donor Honor Roll


Your generosity enables Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership to continue our commitment to serving our students, our community, and you with the highest caliber presenters and professors, degree and public programming, resources and professional staff. Your contribution allows us to uphold the Institute’s two overarching truths: that learning is the beating heart of vibrant Jewish communities and that great Jewish communities need great Jewish leaders. Indeed we could not succeed without your trust and support.

As we enter our ninth decade, we are extremely grateful for our donors who have allowed us to reach this remarkable milestone. Special recognition is given to the donors on this Honor Roll, as they transform possibilities into realities. Their support provides dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture, for the community leaders of the future and everyone who seeks to explore the richness of the Jewish experience.

At Spertus, our doors and programs are always open to you. Please join us for upcoming programs or classes or just to say hello.

With sincere appreciation,

Ellen Hattenbach

Ellen S. Hattenbach
Vice President for External Relations
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