Our Supporters

Our Supporters

June 1, 2021-May 31, 2022

Cherry Preschool is grateful to our many kind and generous donors who have made an investment in our school, children, and staff. We are committed to providing a quality, affordable, and inclusive early childhood education to families. Generosity from our community of supporters provides resources for vital programs like our Laurie Levy Scholarship Fund and our Rhonda Cohen Inclusion Program.

Every effort is made to list donors accurately.

Cherry Visionaries

$10,000 and above

Anonymous (2)
Martin and Mary L. Boyer Foundation
Cless Family Foundation
DEW Foundation


Cherry Champions


The Chaddick Foundation
Anne and Larry Donoghue
Julia and Mark Casady & One Step Forward Education Foundation
Richard and Marianne Reinsech Foundation

Cherry Cheerleaders


AbbVie Employment Engagement Fund
Adrienne and Yosef Camhi
Danielle and David Chu
Katie and Lynn Hammond
Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Prawer-Stock Family Giving Fund
Woman’s Club of Evanston Charitable Foundation

Cherry Friends

$500- $2,499

Katie and Steve Armistead
Martha and Al Belmonte
Megan Berryhill and Brian Ekstrom
Deborah and Carlos Boileve
Dana Boutin and Sean Fogle
Patricia Brophy and Brian Moran
Rachel and John Buchanan
Erin Burden and Paul Smithivas
CDW Corporation
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Rachelle Jervis Chopra
Rhonda Wodlinger Cohen and Dick Cohen
Amy May and Larry DeMar
David and Edith De Mar Foundation
Beatriz Douma
Elliott Consignment
Marissa and Timothy Elliott
Weiner Ellman Family Foundation
Susan and Martin Fine
Edward & Carol Finnegan Family Fund
The Kellcie Fund
David M. Glasser
Barbara Goodman and Seth Weinberger
Eileen and Bill Halperin
Maggie Hessler and Kevin Rielley
Emilie and Bill Hogan
Julia and Robert Jackson
Jagadhar Mall Sumitra Devi Foundation

Cherry Friends (continued)

$500- $2,499

Cathy and Nitin Jain
Kate Jones and Evan Howell
Suzanne and Dan Kanter
Cheryl and Mark Kaplan Philanthropic Fund
Laurie and Fred Levy
Marc Mar-Yohana
Beth and Richard McDonald
Ellen McRaith
Taylor Meredith and Frank Mahoney
Ellen Claire Newcomer
Kathryn Reid and Steve Norton
Katie and Kevin O’Shaugnessy
Steve and Laurie Potash Family Foundaton (Believe in Reading Fund)
Kerry and Bill Reeg
Shellee and Steven Reinisch
Sheau-ming and Ian Ross
Jane and Tony Rothschild
Marci and Mike Rubin
Marjean and Harold Rubin
Kristin Scaletta
Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner
Hazel E. Smart Memorial Fund of ECF
Kelly Spence and Paul Meyer
Lauren and Jordan Stark
Alice Tybout
Shirlene Ward and Kevin Kipp
Sarah and Wes Weidaw
Michelle and Mike Wolf
Jen and Steve Zehr

Cherry Supporters


Michael Baccash
Karla and Mark Ahern
Meghan Bar
Allie and Britt Baugher
Weslie and Ryan Bay
Sue Berger
Jacqueline Bermak and James Phipps
Julia Bouman
Pam Butterfield
Carter Investments, Soul & Smoke
Emily and Rob Clarke
Sylvia Cofer
Adam Cohen
Virginia and Arthur Conquest
Harriet and Hank Conroe
Xialong Cui
Kitty and John Culbert
Shalee and Blake Cuneen
Katy Dealy and Alan Polansky
Dengeos, Inc.
Kathryn Dillon
Jane McMasters
Julie and Henry Doyle
Driehaus Capital Management LLC
Vivian Choy and Daniel Edelson
Antoinette Farley and Ernest Byrom
Kathy and Mark Fisher
Sidney Freedman
Ken Glasser
Lisa Goldberg
Yuri and Rogelio Gomez
Mary Jo and Jason Green
Sarah and Chris Greene
Kelly Baldrate and Michael Grynberg
Ginny and Geoff Harlow
Joseph Hartmann
Katie and David Hauser
Julie Johnson and Bob Hercules
Ann and John Herder
Birdy Holzmueller
Lise and Tomohisa Jinno
Sheila Merry and The Justice Fund
Andrea Kadar and Mihaly Szabo
Nora Kahn
Susan and James Kapche
Stephanie and William Kearl
Patrick Keenan-Devlin
Kris and John Kelsh
Kristan Jiggets and Ben Kenney
Tom Kenney
Thomas Kimmel
Dale and Dan Kirchberg
Halle and Peter Koch
Karl Kuhrman
Rim Lahlou and Mohamed Tadlaoui
Gerrie Liaw and Michael Dennis
Loretta Link and Myles Levin
Alix and Tarsis Lopez
Jennifer Lutgert
Elizabeth Mages and Chris Van Den Berg

Cherry Supporters (continued)


Sandy and Ed Maher
Florencia Mangini and Pablo Melchi
Ashley Martucci and Brian Tevenan
Margaret and Bob McCamant
Liz and Jim McGuinness
Jane McMasters
Marianne and Tom Moberly
Ana Lebron Moreno
Kendra Morrill and Brett Johnson
Kristi Naidech
Kim and Mark Newman
Chris and Jonathan Nieuwsma
Gwen and Phil Nyden
Karen O’Leary
Betty and Kevin O’Shaughnessy
Beth and Joseph Paradi
PayPal Giving Fund
Beth and Ted Perez
Julie Platt
Liz Ransford
Patty and Robert Reece
Julie and Felipe Rivera
Nancy and Jeff Ross
Patty and Alan Rubin
Karin Ruetzel and Tony Burt
Joan and Robert Ryder
Kirsten Salchow
Melissa and Jeff Sanko
Lisa Sawczuk
Sara and Horst Schastok
Cynthia Schaffer and Douglas Schwartz
Michael D. Schnur and Janice Liten Charitable Fund
Ariel Schwartz and Jonah Shifrin
Katy and Mark Shapiro
Karen Shapiro
Renee and Allen Siegel
Leah Silverman
Irma Tovar and Cleo Medina
Cathy J. Tschannen, MD
Nicole Van Laan
Anne Viner
Nancy and Bill Wagner
Kristie Walstrum
Ann and Rick Wampler
Donna and Joe Wampler
Dr. Susan Warner and Ann Ballard
Chantel Washington
Wee Speech P.C.
Jan and Bill Weidaw
Theresa White and Matthew Bedella
Barbara White
Lindsay Winkler
Tiffany Winters and Ed Sanchez-Gomez
Susan Wishnick and Allen Steinberg
Emily Wulff
The Yantis Family
Kien Youn and Hamin Kwak
Holly Zann
Jessica Zito and Jeremy Rielley