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Graham Taylor Society

In 1874 Graham Taylor founded Chicago Commons on Chicago’s Northwest Side to serve the needs of Chicago’s struggling immigrant communities. Today, Graham Taylor Society members honor his legacy of compassion and philanthropy through gifts of $1,000 or more to Chicago Commons.

Graham Taylor Society Members

  • Meredith and Ronald G. Kaminski
  • Joan G. Adler
  • Mary Lou and Bill Anton
  • Lynne and Rigel Barber
  • John Black
  • Elizabeth and Andrew Bloomer
  • Robert Brankin
  • Daniel Chavez
  • Kyle Cloud
  • Terri and Alfred E. D'Ancona III
  • Shaw Decremer
  • Annette G. and David Dezelan
  • Willard S. Evans, Jr.
  • Chelsey French
  • Nancy and Jonathan C. Hamill
  • Marguerite D. and William Hark
  • Nancy Caroline Harney
  • Kimberly and Torrence Hinton
  • Ann B. and David B. Jones
  • Craig Keener
  • Kirsten and Philip B. Kenny
  • Frank A. Lizzadro
  • Clyde McGregor and LeAnn Pedersen Pope
  • Brian Marquez
  • Phillip Mahere
  • Suzanne and James Neaylon III
  • Jacqueline Parks
  • Michael D. Pratt
  • Rosalyn Rosenthal
  • Enrique Salgado
  • Nicholas Sarillo
  • Julie and Ted Sausen
  • Chantal and Bernard Seguy
  • Patricia and Bob Smietana
  • Cecilia and Rev. George D. Smith III
  • Michele and Steven Sparks
  • Mary E. Timmons
  • Joanna and Dan Valliere
  • Marjorie and Paul R. Valliere
  • Iris S. Witkowsky

Lea Taylor Society

When Chicago Commons’ founder, Graham Taylor, retired as director in 1922, his eldest daughter Lea Demarest Taylor succeeded him in guiding the agency into a new century as director until her own retirement in 1954. Members of the Lea Taylor Society reflect Lea’s commitment of ongoing support through planned giving to Chicago Commons. Their philanthropic efforts increase Chicago Commons’ financial stability, and allow the organization to look forward into the future with an unrelenting commitment to serving the needs of Chicago’s most underserved communities.

Lea Taylor Society Members

  • Dorothy Abreu

  • Holly M. Baumgart

  • Alfred E. D’Ancona

  • Caroline Harney

  • James Hill, III

  • Torrence Hinton

  • Ann Beran Jones

  • Ronald G. Kaminski

  • Philip B. Kenny

  • Brian Marquez

  • Amit Mehta

  • David R. Perez

  • Robert E. Smietana

  • Mary E. Timmons