Gala Supporters

Access Living’s Annual Gala is the single largest fundraiser in support of Access Living’s programs and services. At each Gala, Access Living presents the “Lead On!” Award. The “Lead On!” Award was named in honor of Justin Dart Jr. – the “Martin Luther King, Jr.” of the disability rights movement and the grandfather of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Award recognizes national leaders who have helped reframe the understanding of people with disabilities and who have helped to remove the barriers that have excluded them from career pursuits and everyday life.

Access Living presented 2012 “Lead On!” Awards to the attorneys and plaintiffs who successfully settled three landmark civil rights Olmstead Cases and to decorated Paralympic Champion Tatyana McFadden.

Access Living is grateful to the following Major Supporters for helping us host a successful fundraising event:

Corporate Sponsor:
Allstate Insurance Company

Marquis Sponsor:
Ron Gidwitz and Jim Gidwitz
Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kirkland & Ellis
Beatrice Cummings Mayer
Northern Trust
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan
SNR Denton

Leadership Circle:
Rush University Medical Center

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Henry and Clarissa Chandler
Pritzker Foundation
SEIU Health Care
Fred L. Turner

Corboy & Demetrio
Judy and Jamie Dimon
CVR Associates, Inc.
Will Haffner
Harmony Health Plan
McDonald's Corporation
Nicor Gas
PNC Bank
Vehicle Production Group

ABC 7 Chicago
Todd and Evelyn Arkebauer
BP America
Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation
Chicago Board Options Exchange
Chicago Housing Authority
Children's Memorial Hospital
Andi and Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds
Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello-Fantus
John Schmidt and Janet Gilboy
Grant Thornton LLP
LCM Architects
Nan McKay & Associates, Inc.
Peoples Gas
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Corn Products International,Inc.
Clean Energy Fuels (CNG MV-1)
Michael Dockterman
Philip M. Friedmann
Beverly and Michael Huckman
Mr. and Mrs. Elan Jacoby, The Jacoby Family Fund
JRG Capital Partners
Natoma Partners LLC
Vedder Price
William Blair & Company

Aetna Better Health
Frank and Marjorie Alschuler
Michael and Daria Barr
Barbara Bishov and Alan Leff
Rene Gallegos
Mirja and Ted Haffner
Ron Mallicoat
Paddy McNamara
Dr. Steven and Candice Rosen
Bettylu and Paul Saltzman
Stephen Seliger
Ivan Strauss
Tom and Ruth Ann Watkins