the difference makers

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YOUR PASSION

MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to impact the lives of patients and families battling kidney disease through the support of our generous, dedicated donors.

corporate supporters

$250,000 +

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

 

$50,000 - $249,999

  • Astellas Pharma

  • Baxter International Inc.

$25,000 - $49,999

  • Associates in Nephrology

  • Fresenius Medical Care

  • Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

  • Katten, Muchin, Rosenman Foundation

  • Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana

  • The University of Chicago Medicine

  • UI Health

  • Winston & Strawn

$10,000 - $24,999

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center

  • AlixPartners

  • Bay Coast Behavioral

  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

  • BMO Harris Bank

  • Chapman & Cutler

  • CIBC

  • FTI Consulting

  • HUB International

  • Jones Day

  • The Jordan Company

  • Mesirow Financial

  • Northern Trust Company

  • Northwestern Medicine

  • NxStage Medical

  • Perkins Coie

  • Plante Moran

  • Reed Smith

  • Relypsa

  • RSM

  • Rush University Medical Center

  • Shorehill Capital

  • Wilmington Trust

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Aldine Capital Partners

  • Ankura Consulting

  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • BMS

  • BDO USA

  • Belmont Bank & Trust

  • Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation

  • CBRE

  • CMGRP

  • Cook M&A Advisory Services

  • Crowe Horwath

  • Dentons

  • DLA Piper LLP

  • Duff & Phelps

  • Enterprise Fleet Management​

  • FGMK Insurance

  • First Midwest Bank

  • Honor Finance

  • Houlihan Lokey

  • Huron Consulting Group

  • Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

  • Kidney Smart

  • LaSalle Capital Group

  • Lenox Advisors

  • Lincoln International

  • Livingstone Partners

  • Marsh & McLennan Companies

  • Mayer Brown

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Opko Pharmaceuticals

  • Opportune

  • Paul Hastings

  • Prairie Capital

  • RBN & Associates

  • Riveron Consulting

  • Rose Paving

  • Seyfarth Shaw

  • Southwest Nephrology Associates

  • Stout

  • Thompson Flanagan

  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

  • Vedder Price

  • Wells Fargo

  • Whiting Law Group

  • William Blair & Company

  • Willis Towers Watson

  • Wintrust Commercial Banking

  • Wynnchurch Capital

individual supporters

$25,000+

Richard and Rosann Noel

Paul and Joan Rubschlager

Mark and Judy Schwartz

Zell Family Foundation

 

$10,000 - $24,999

  • Stephen C. Jensik, MD

  • Christopher Killackey

  • Paul Loeb

  • Christopher McClure

  • Allen Weaver

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Nathan Brown

  • Jeffrey and Denise Dickson

  • Matthew and Meg Gilbert

  • Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Hamburger

  • Daniel Heidkamp

  • Arthur M. Morris, MD

  • Thomas Neville

  • Jill Schaaf

  • Brian Soper

  • Philip Scott von Fischer

$2,500 - $4,999

  • Matthew Arnold

  • Grant and Laurie Bagan

  • Paul Caruso

  • Anthony Chang, MD

  • John and Corinne Consentino

  • John Friedewald, MD

  • Julia Harrison

  • Thomas E. Hill

  • Tara Goff Kamradt​

  • Elliot and Eveline Lapan

  • Jonathan Leiman

  • Steven J. Leyendecker

  • Brian and Tammi O’Dea

  • Rich Radnay

  • Harlan F. Rant

  • Christopher Segal

  • Timothy Turek

  • John Vegter​

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Satya P. Ahuja, MD

  • Allan D. Allweiss

  • Matthew Andersen

  • John Andrews

  • Andrew J. Aronson, MD

  • Stuart and Nancy Babendir

  • Christine Bakalar

  • Arnold Berns, MD

  • Duncan Bourne

  • Harold Bregman, MD and Judith Bregman, MD

  • Scott Buchner

  • Deepa Chand, MD

  • Richard and Charlotte Chapple

  • Maggie Coleman

  • Ronald Cizzon

  • Paul W. Crawford, MD

  • Scott Cunniff

  • Ryan Deegan

  • Michael Dennis

  • Joan Des Lauriers

  • Thomas Dionesotes

  • Tim and Susan Dompke

  • Kathryn J. Doty

  • George Dunea, MD

  • Tina Eddy, RN

  • Thomas P. and Debbie Egan

  • John and Lor Ehlenbach

  • Eric Einstein​

  • Antoinette Farley

  • David Gaito

  • Scott J. and Linda Ganassin

  • Thomas Garmisa

  • Carol Hafley

  • Brian Hahn

  • Frances Hayes

  • Dave Hunt

  • John Jaeger

  • Sejal Kalawadia, MD

  • Mike Keenan

  • April Kennedy, MD

  • Timothy Kolschowsky

  • Scott Lang

  • William Lash

  • Peter Leadstrom

  • Joseph R. Leventhal, MD

  • Sarah Lo

  • Michael and Debbie Lubbert

  • Scott MacDougal and Jody Schuhart

  • Sallye Mason

  • Holly Mattix-Kramer, MD

  • Mark McCullough

  • Richard Melone

  • Matthew Menezes, MD

  • Amitabha Mitra, MD

  • Ejikeme Obasi, MD

  • Mary Otto​

  • Michael Palmer

  • Matt Parr

  • Chirag Patel, MD

  • Nicholas Payne

  • Lisa Pillsbury, MD

  • Gregory Potts

  • Keenan Pridmore

  • Vijaykumar M. Rao, MD

  • Jim Rolfe

  • Antonio Romanucci

  • Chris Rossi

  • Andres Serrano, MD

  • Jerold and Judy Sider

  • Steve Sider

  • Kareen Simpson, MD

  • David Smalstig

  • Edith Smidl

  • Julie Smith

  • Tim Springer

  • Marcie Stein

  • Susan Sullivan

  • Randy Thrall

  • Michael Vrchota

  • Irving and Karen Walanka

  • Andrew Walker

  • Lisa Wilson

  • Mary Wollgast

  • Asad Zaman​

$500 - $999

  • Clara Abernathy

  • Jeffrey Apel

  • Daniel Arenberg

  • Robert Arthur

  • Michael Arvan and Arlene Sanoy

  • Thomas G. Baker

  • James Barham

  • William T. Barry

  • Steve Beard

  • Kevin Behrens

  • Ira and Susan Berk

  • David Bohnsack

  • Marco Bravo

  • Jon Brower

  • Edward Caveney

  • Andrea Cercek

  • Michael Charlton, MD

  • Jeffrey Clark

  • Adam and Jean Clement

  • Brian L. Cote

  • Joel De La Torre Contreras

  • Marc Defife

  • James Easterbrook

  • Elizabeth Everitt

  • Brik Eyre​​

  • Michael Felvey

  • Walid M. Fikri

  • Matthew Frank

  • Steven B. Gordon

  • Richard Gordon

  • Danny Gordon

  • Anthony and Susan Grandys

  • William Guerrieri

  • Todd Halperin

  • Mark and Deanna Harbison

  • Katy Harp

  • Rick Harris

  • Seth Hemming

  • John Heredia

  • Wendy Huck

  • Peter Ivanovich, MD

  • Barb Iverson

  • Mark Johnson

  • Swapna Joseph, MD

  • Michelle Josephson, MD

  • Alison Kalantzis

  • Carl Kamys

  • Jay Koyner, MD

  • Eugene Kucharczyk

  • Joseph LaBotte

  • Craig Langman, MD​​

  • Suzanne Lebold

  • Clyde Richard Lee

  • Frank Letenberger

  • Ronald S. Levin

  • Gene and Susan Lewaniak

  • David Liebman

  • John Lyons

  • Hakim Lys

  • Eric Mansell

  • Mark Schiffer, MD and Isabel Baker Schiffer

  • Susan McGann

  • Mary Minerva

  • Russel L. Miron

  • Steven Mischel

  • Robert Mrazek, Jr.

  • Jawad Munir, MD

  • Benjamin Nagy

  • Deena Noel-Horberg

  • Glen Palmisano

  • James Paparello, MD

  • Luke Parr

  • George Pasha

  • Edward Polen

  • Tipu Puri, MD, PhD

  • Jeremy Rosenau

  • Leslie Ruth​​

  • Alfred Sacks

  • Renee Schleicher

  • Herbert Schulze

  • Matt and Emily Schwartz

  • Mukesh Shah

  • John Shannon

  • Benjamin Shapiro

  • Aneesha Shetty, MD

  • Anne Simms

  • William Skeens

  • Eric Skowron

  • María Ines Sobrero, MD

  • William D. Spizman

  • Krystyna Srutwa

  • Samata Suravajjula

  • Kimberley Szalkus

  • Ignatius Tang, MD

  • Sam Valenzisi

  • Janie Walshe

  • Matt Wavering

  • Andrew L. Weil

  • Karen Welborn

  • Karen Whitson

  • Michael Winkler

  • David and Debbie Wollgast​

YOUR DONATION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

middle market open:

past attendees, participants

and sponsors

2010 - 2018

 

private equity firms

  • Acacia Partners

  • AGR Partners

  • Albion Investors LLC

  • Apollo Global Management

  • Arbor Private Investment Co.

  • Ashland Capital Partners

  • Baird Capital Partners

  • BDT Capital Partners

  • Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Co.

  • Bertram Capital

  • Beverly Capital

  • Bunker Hill Capital

  • Cardinal Equity Partners

  • CCCC Growth Fund

  • CC Industries

  • CDG Capital Partners

  • Cincy Tech

  • CIVC Partners

  • Clearview Capital

  • Code Hennessy & Simmons

  • Cressey & Company, LP

  • Dixon Midland Company

  • The Edgewater Funds

  • EOS Management, LP

  • Equity Group Investments

  • Exron Capital

  • First Capital Partners, LLC

  • Flexpoint Ford

  • Frontenac Company

  • General Catalyst Partners

  • Geneva Glen Capital

  • Grand Crossing Capital LLC

  • Hancock Capital Management

  • HCP & Company

  • HIG Capital

  • Highland Consumer Partners

  • Industrial Opportunity Partners

  • Inverness Management

  • J2 Partners

  • The Jordan Company, LP

  • Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

  • Kenex Holdings

  • Lakeshore Capital Partners

  • LaSalle Capital

  • Longroad Asset Management

  • Main Street Capital Holdings

  • Marsh Private Equity

  • May River Capital

  • Merit Capital Partners

  • Mid Oaks Investments

  • MPE Partners

  • Mid Oaks Investments

  • MPE Partners

  • New Harbor Capital

  • Old Town Equity, LLC

  • Onward Capital

  • Periscope Equity LLC

  • Pfingsten Partners

  • Plenary Partners

  • Prairie Capital

  • Primus Capital

  • Prospect Partners LLP

  • PSP Capital Partners, LLC

  • Randolph Group

  • Resilience Capital

  • The Riverside Company

  • Shorehill Capital

  • Silver Oak Services Partners

  • Skyline Global Partners

  • Sterling Partners

  • Svoboda Capital Partners

  • Tonka Bay Equity Partners

  • Torch Lake Capital Partners

  • Traverse Pointe Partners

  • Versa Capital Management, LLC

  • Victory Park Capital

  • The Vistria Group, LP

  • Water Street Health Care

  • Wind Point Partners

  • Winona Capital

  • Wynnchurch Capital

public & private companies

  • Alfred Benesch & Company

  • Burke Beverage

  • CF Industries

  • Closet Works

  • Diamond Resorts Corporation

  • Discover Card

  • Edward Don & Company

  • Edward Sider & Co.

  • Elco Laboratories

  • Enterprise Car Sales

  • Enterprise Fleet Management

  • Ferrara USA

  • Five Star Laundry

  • Four Corners Tavern Group

  • Generation Brands

  • GPA

  • Groupon

  • Harris Equipment Corporation

  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons

  • S & C Electric Company

  • SAK Construction

  • SMS Assist

  • Socius Ingredients

  • Standard Equipment Company

  • Sterling Lumber Company

  • Swift Pay Systems

  • Takeda

  • Thrall Enterprises

  • TRICOR Systems Inc.

  • V3 Companies, Ltd.

  • Watchfire Signs

  • Westside Mechanical

  • Wright's Apparel

  • XSELL Technologies, Inc.

  • Zeller Plastik USA, Inc.

  • Reflection Window

  • Reinhart Foodservice

  • Rose Packing

  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons

  • S & C Electric Company

  • SAK Construction

  • SMS Assist

  • Socius Ingredients

  • Standard Equipment Company

  • Sterling Lumber Company

  • Swift Pay Systems

  • Takeda

  • Thrall Enterprises

  • TRICOR Systems Inc.

  • V3 Companies, Ltd.

  • Watchfire Signs

  • Westside Mechanical

  • Wright's Apparel

  • XSELL Technologies, Inc.

  • Zeller Plastik USA, Inc.

banking, mezzanine, debt/equity capital & equipment financing

  • Aldine Capital Partners

  • AloStar Capital Finance

  • American Chartered Bank

  • Bank of America

  • Belmont Bank & Trust

  • Black Diamond Commercial Finance

  • Blue Steel Capital

  • BMO Harris Bank

  • BMO Capital Markets

  • BNY Mellon

  • Caltius Mezzanine

  • Capital One

  • Capital One Healthcare Financial

  • CapX Partners

  • Charter One

  • CIBC

  • Citibank

  • Citigroup

  • Cole Taylor Bank

  • Cornerstone Bank

  • Credit Suisse

  • Cyprium Investment Partners

  • Deutsche Bank

  • Fidus Investment Advisors

  • Fifth Third Bank

  • First Merit Bank

  • First Midwest Bank

  • Associated Bank

  • Bain Capital Credit

  • GE Capital

  • Golub Capital

  • Greyrock Capital Group

  • H.I.G. Whitehorse

  • Intermediate Capital Group

  • JP Morgan

  • LBC Credit Partners

  • Madison Capital Funding

  • Maranon Capital, LP

  • Marquette Capital Partners

  • MB Financial

  • Medley Capital

  • Midwest Mezzanine

  • Monroe Capital

  • Monroe Credit Advisors

  • Northern Trust Corporation

  • NXT Capital

  • PNC Business Credit

  • PNC Bank

  • PNC Erieview Capital

  • Prime Clerk

  • Prudential Capital Partners

  • RBS Citizens

  • Regions Bank

  • Siena Lending

  • Summit Investment Management LLC

  • THL Credit

  • TwinBrook Capital Partners

  • UBS

  • Wells Fargo Capital Finance

  • Wilmington Trust

  • Wintrust

accounting and 

tax advisory firms

 

  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

  • BDO USA, LLP

  • BKD, LLP

  • CohnReznick

  • Crowe LLP

  • Deloitte

  • DeMarco Sciaccotta Wilkens & Dunleavy, LLP

  • Ernst & Young

  • Gail L. Matthews & Associates

  • Grant Thornton

  • FGMK

  • KPMG

  • National Real Tax Tracking

broker/dealer-trading firms

 

  • DeMatteo Monness LLC

  • Ronin Capital LLC

accounting and

 tax advisory firms (cont'd)

  

  • Plante Moran

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • RSM US LLP

  • Sikich

  • True Partners

  • Wolf & Company

funds placement / advisory firms

 

  • Concord Financial Advisors

  • FPG Partners, LLC

  • Macquarie Capital

  • Six Point Partners

management, interim & turnaround consulting firms

 

  • Alix Partners

  • Alvarez & Marsal LLC

  • Ankura Consulting

  • B2B CFO

  • Conway MacKenzie

  • Dacarba LLC

  • Donnelley Financial Solutions

  • FTI Consulting, Inc.

  • Gates Pike Consulting

  • HSL Consulting, LLC

  • Huron Business Advisory

  • JJK & Associates Inc.

  • KCC LLC

  • Laurus Strategies

  • R2L Consulting LLC

  • Riveron Consulting

  • Willow Tree Consulting Groupg

claims administration  

  • Epiq Systems

  • Garden City Group

  • Kurtzman Carson Consultants

executive search firms

 

  • The Bravery Group, Inc.

  • Cook Associates

  • Heidrick & Struggles Robert Gariano Associates

  • SALO SP Search

investment banking / mergers & acquisitions advisory  

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Barclays Capital

  • The Chicago Corporation

  • City Capital Advisors

  • Cognient Group

  • Cook M&A Advisory Services

  • D.A. Davidson

  • Duff & Phelps

  • Focal Point Partners

  • Goldman Sachs & Co.

  • Guggenheim Securities Houlihan Lokey

  • JP Morgan

  • Keystone Capital

  • Lazard Middle Market

  • Lenox Advisors

  • Lincoln International LLC

  • Livingstone Partners

  • M-III Partners

  • Mackinac Advisory, LLC

investment banking / mergers & acquisitions advisory (cont'd)  

  • Madison Street Capital

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Mesirow Financial

  • Miller Buckfire

  • Moelis & Company

  • Neuberger Berman Periculum Capital

  • PGP Capital Advisors

  • Piper Jaffray

  • Prairie Capital Advisors

  • Quarton International

  • Robert W. Baird & Co.

  • Spectrum Group Management

  • Stifel

  • Stout Risius Ross

  • Third Coast Capital Advisors

  • Variant Capital Advisors LLC

  • Verit Advisors

  • William Blair & Co

  • XMS Capital Partners

real estate

 

  • Akara Partners

  • Blackbird Investment Group, LLC

  • Broadstone Real Estate

  • CBRE

  • Chody Real Estate

  • Colliers International

  • Equibase Capital

  • Forefront Properties

  • JF McKinney

  • Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Madison Hawk Partners, LLC

  • MAJ Holdings LTD

  • Mars Equities

  • Newmark Knight Frank

  • Prairie Management Group Sterling Bay

  • Walton Street Capital

  • Westminster Capital LLC

  • W P Carey

data management & technology solutions providers

  

  • BMC Group

  • Epiq Systems

  • iManage

  • IntraLinks

  • Inventus

  • Merrill Corporation

  • Quadrant 4 System Corporation

  • SDI

valuations, appraisals & asset monetization

 

  • Great American Group

  • Hilco

  • HyperAMS

  • Tiger Group

  • Valuation Research Corporation

institutional investment firms

  

  • Adams Street Partners

  • Aqueduct Capital Group

  • Balyasny Asset Management

  • GAP Investments

  • JZ Partners

  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

  • Man Investments Inc.

trustee & management services for institutions / individuals

 

  • GreatBanc Trust

corporate/mergers & acquisitions law firms

  • Akerman LLP

  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

  • Arnstein & Lehr LLP

  • Barack Ferrazzano LLP

  • Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

  • Bryan Cave LLP

  • Burke, Burns, and Pinelli, Ltd.

  • Chapman & Cutler LLP

  • Dentons US LLP

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

  • DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Duane Morris LLP

  • Foley & Lardner

  • Fox Swibel

  • Freeborn & Peters

  • Goldberg Kohn

  • Grippo & Elden

  • Grund & Leavitt

  • Holland & Knight

  • Horwood Marcus & Bevk

  • Howard & Howard

  • Ice Miller

  • Jenner & Block

  • Jones Day

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

  • Kaye Scholer Kirkland & Ellis LLP

  • Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Locke Lord LLP

  • Mayer Brown, LLP

  • McDermott, Will & Emery

  • McDonalds Hopkins

  • McGuire Woods

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Much Shelist

  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

  • Paul Hastings LLP

  • Perkins Coie

  • Proskauer Rose LLP

  • Reed Smith LLP

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Shook Handy & Bacon LLP

  • Sidley Austin

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Taft Thompson Coburn LLP

  • Ungaretti & Harris

  • Vedder Price P.C.

  • Winston & Strawn LLP

insurance brokers & consultants

 

  • Aon PLC

  • Assurance Crawford & Company

  • Element 78 Advisors

  • Encina Business Credit

  • Finnea Group

  • Francis L. Dean & Associates

  • Gallagher

  • Hays Companies of Illinois

  • The Horton Group

  • HUB International

  • JLT Specialty

  • Lockton Companies

  • Marsh USA, Inc.

  • MassMutual

  • Mesirow Financial

  • NFP Insurance Solutions

  • RBN & Associates, Inc.

  • Thompson Flanagan

  • Willis Group Holdings

  • Willis Towers Watson M&A Group

investment advisory /

wealth management

  

  • Alliant

  • Allstate Investments

  • Barclays Capital

  • BNY Mellon

  • Briar Hall LLC

  • Credit Suisse

  • D.A. Davidson

  • Deutsche Bank

  • Huizenga Capital Management

  • JP Morgan

  • Keeley Holdings

  • MassMutual

  • Merrill Lynch

  • Mesirow Financial

  • Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

  • Oxford Financial Group

  • Robert W. Baird & Co.

  • Silver Point Capital

  • UBS

  • William Blair & Co

  • Wilmington Trust

  • Wyse Advisors LLC

other  

  • American Building Services

  • Bankruptcy Management Solutions (BMS)

  • Blue Orion LLC

  • Bluff City Materials

  • CapOne Healthcare

  • Chicago Bears

  • Chicago Cubs

  • ECA Colleges

  • EZLinks Golf

  • Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

  • Horizon Health

  • JLC

  • LEI

  • Levin & Perconti

  • Lexus

  • Red Arrow Capital

  • Rose Paving

  • Music Dealers

  • RPS GaiaTech

  • Technology Advisors Group

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