Founded in 1973, the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is the oldest and most recognized charitable board of its kind in the nation. The board comprises approximately 60 accomplished professionals who represent a broad cross-section of Chicago’s civic, corporate, and philanthropic leadership. Forward-thinking, innovative, and focused, Auxiliary Board members are dedicated to the continued success of their mission and the longevity of the museum.
Through all its events and activities, the Auxiliary Board works not only to support the Art Institute with meaningful financial contributions, but also identifies and cultivates future museum leaders. The board also strives to enrich the lives of those in Chicago’s many distinct communities through exposure to art and art education and to usher new, young, and diverse audiences into the museum.
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John E. McGovern III
Jessica Muinzer Matthew Pettinelli
Lauren Grundhofer Peterson
Michael J. Patterson
Bridget Jordan Levy
Trisha Ashworth Shay Bahramirad Lucy Baird Nick Berg J. R. Berger Rachel Bishop Toni Canada Marcy A’Hearn Carrington Alex Castellanos Andrew M. Challenger Francesca Connell Nicholas C. Cosky Matt Curley Joe Duffy Joseph Fitzgerald Wendy Franzen Kimberly Frezados Adam Gerchen Scott P. Glauberman James R. Glenn Jennifer Hamood Roger G. Hill II Elizabeth K. Jones Thomas E. Keim Jr. Mary Jeanne Kneen Julie Latsko Loretta Lenzke Tommy Miller Caroline Reyes Murphy Jade Newburn Joe Niemiec Margo Wolf O’Donnell Dustin O’Regan Desmond Pope Anupy Singla Stephen Somogyi Bonnie G. Stanfield Daisy Wood Tolles Jake Townsend Erin White Mario Wilson Rebecca Woan Abigail Wood Patrick Wood-Prince Casey Zgutowicz
Bruce Braun Wendy Chronister Kathy Cook Neeta Demeulenaere Angela R. Elbert Lisa Giles Robert H. Glaze Roxy Goebel Ellen Greenberger Carrie N. Healy Kevin Joy Jenny Ames Lazarre Nina Owen Kerry Moriarty Robbins John Rutledge John Staib Elizabeth Treacy Joan Wagner
The Auxiliary Board is known for hosting events that raise awareness of the museum's collection and special exhibitions. Through these events, the board aims to increase visits, memberships, and financial support of Chicago's finest museum.