IT TAKES A VILLAGE

We could never accomplish all we do without the help of our committed donors, volunteers, and board members. We have big dreams and we need an even bigger team to help.

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Gardeneers is so grateful for the incredible support of our sponsors, donors, and supporters. Together, in 2017 we were able to serve more than 1,800 students in 26 partner schools, and harvest 3,500 pounds of produce in our school gardens.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Richard Levy, Chair
CEO & FOUNDER,
VICTORY PARK CAPITAL

Hon. Richard M. Daley
FORMER MAYOR OF CHICAGO

Mark R. Grossmann
GLOBAL HEAD OF CORPORATE PRACTICE,
KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN

Karen Malkin
FOUNDER,
KAREN MALKIN HEALTH COUNSELING

Kevin Werner
CEO & FOUNDER,
RENOVO FINANCIAL

May Tsupros
CO-FOUNDER,
GARDENEERS

Wayne Williams
PRINCIPAL,
OAKTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Amy Zemnick
LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Adam Zmick
CO-FOUNDER,
GARDENEERS

Board members and Junior Board members are volunteer-based positions that help grow the organization. Responsibilities include advising the organization, increasing visibility of Gardeneers’ work, and supporting fundraising efforts and events throughout Chicago.

JUNIOR BOARD

Meg Adair
SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITY LAB

Brekke Bounds
ILLINOIS CLEAN ENERGY FOUNDATION

Jen Bronowski
VICTORY PARK CAPITAL

Andrew Calcutt
SLEEPING BEAR CAPITAL

Marquis Chandler
CHICAGO CARES

Julie Cross
WORK DAY

Ashanthi De Silva

Ashley Dodge

Carl Farrington
U CHICAGO LAB SCHOOL

Arjun Joshi
MSCI INC

Lauren Lappin
KAREN MALKIN HEALTH COUNSELING

Chrissy McNulty 
NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE

Jonathan Paul 
HARRISON STREET

Emily Pauls 
DELTA DENTAL

Colleen Reilley Bohmbach
SANDIA POINT CAPITAL

Nick Seager 
MARS WORLDWIDE

Shelly Sital
CLINICAL DIRECTORS NETWORK

Brett Tsupros
COYOTE LOGISTICS

Shehara Waas 
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL

Tedd Warden 
MORGAN LEWIS

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Volunteers are an important piece in sustaining our school garden programs. There is a multitude of ways to get involved as a volunteer, from a weekly commitment working with students at a school, to seasonal volunteer events with corporate and community groups. 

OUR PARTNERS

After School Matters
Alphawood Foundation
AmeriCorps

Avant
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Boka Restaurant Group

Centre Lane Partners
Chef Ann Foundation
Chiditarod
Christy Webber Landscape
Clif Bar
Common Ground Foundation
Duff 
& Phelps
Flowers for Dreams
Giordano’s
Golden State Foods Foundation
Gotham Greens
Growing Power Chicago
Karen Malkin Health Counseling

Katten Muchin Rosenman
KIND
Kindle Communications
Lyfe Kitchen
Match Point Solutions
New Belgium
The Organic Gardener
Pangea Cares
Patagonia
Polk Family Foundation
Social Venture Partners
SP+ Parking
Theodore G. Schwartz Family Foundation
Victory Park Capital
Wexford Events
Whole Foods Market
Whole Kids Foundation
Woodcock #4 Foundation
Yoga Six