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Auxiliary Board

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.

Membership by invitation only

Questions? Contact the Auxiliary Board office at (312) 443-3674 or

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John E. McGovern, III

Vice Presidents

Jessica Muinzer
Matthew Pettinelli


Lauren Grundhofer Peterson

Assistant Treasurer

Michael Jaffee Patterson


Mark Yee

Assistant Secretary

Bridget Jordan Levy


Trisha Ashworth
Shay Bahramirad
Lucy Baird
Maureen Cullinan Bennett
Nick Berg
James R. Berger
Rachel Bishop
Jan-Peter Breugelmans
Toni Canada
Marcy A’Hearn Carrington
Alex Castellanos
Andrew M. Challenger
Francesca Connell
Nicholas C. Cosky
Matthew Curley
Joe Duffy
Joseph Fitzgerald
Wendy Fletcher 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
Sean McCracken
Tommy Miller
Caroline Reyes Murphy
Jade Newburn
Margo Wolf O’Donnell
Dustin O’Regan
Desmond Pope
Stephen Somogyi
Bonnie G. Stanfield
Daisy Wood Tolles
Jake Townsend
Erin White
Rebecca Woan
Abigail Wood
Patrick Wood-Prince
Casey Zgutowicz

Emeritus Members

Bruce Braun
Wendy Chronister
Kathy Cook
Neeta Demeulenaere
Lisa Giles
Robert H. Glaze
Roxy Goebel
Ellen Greenberger
Carrie N. Healy
Kevin Joy
Jenny Ames Lazarre
Kerry Moriarty Robbins
John Rutledge
John Staib
Elizabeth Treacy
Joan Wagner