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

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

Andrew Adair
SIDLEY AUSTIN

Meg Adair
SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITY LAB

Tara Amin
SIDLEY AUSTIN

Daniel Beringer
MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUBS

Jessica Beringer
SIDLEY AUSTIN

Brekke Bounds
IRONS OAKS ENVIRONMENTAL
LEARNING CENTER

Tom Evans
WHITE PANDA

Alex Faler
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Jonathan Gohrband
CREATIVE DIR., U.S. SENATOR MARK KIRK

Amanda Herzberg
PHILANTHROPIST

Greg Jones
ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

Christopher Kendig
SIDLEY AUSTIN

Krystal Kindelsperger
STRATEX PARTNERS

Lauren Lappin
KAREN MALKIN HEALTH COUNSELING

Sindhoo Nackeeran
PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS

Christine Mayland Perkins
HOUSE THEATER

Shelly Sital
CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST

Melissa Winn
EDELMAN

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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
Gotham Greens
Growing Power Chicago

Karen Malkin Counseling
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Kindle Communications
Lyfe Kitchen

Match Point Solutions
New Belgium

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