The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Chicago Booth

Donors and Sponsors

We thank our donors, sponsors, and host companies, for their support of our many programs and activities throughout the year.

Lifetime Donors $100,000 and over

* Deceased

Individuals

Reva M. Bates* and Rex J. Bates, SB ’47, MBA ’49
David K. Beecken, ’70
Ann Bobisud*
Willie D. Davis, ’68
Merrick (Rick) Elfman, ’83
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence I. Field
Gerald R. Gallagher, ’69
Tracy Gueno Gardner, ’90
Melvin R. Goodes, ’60
Kathryn C. Gould, ’78
Marie L. Bednar and Donald W. Hamer, ’58
Susan Hapak, ’89
Karen M. Herman and Michael E. Herman, ’64
Cynthia M. Hultquist and Timothy A. Hultquist, ’75
Raymond K. Hung, ’73, and The Hung Family Foundation
Carol Kaplan and Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, and The Kaplan Foundation
Rattan L. Khosa, ’79
Sherman R. Lewis Jr., ’64*
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. McCormack, ’68
Alicia M. Miller and William A. Miller, ’67, and The Alicia M. and William A. Miller Foundation
Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer, ’65, and The Neubauer Family Foundation
Michael P. Polsky, ’87
Julianne H. Rose, ’81 and Clayton S. Rose, AB ’80, MBA ’81
Jean Head Sisco, ’46*
Immanuel Thangaraj, AB ’92, MBA ’93
W. Keren and Robert Vishny
Therese L. Wareham, ’82

Companies and Foundations

ARAMARK Corporation
ARCH Venture Partners

  • Clinton W. Bybee, ’90
  • Keith L. Crandell, ’88
  • Steven Lazarus
  • Robert T. Nelson, ’87

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation/Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurship Leadership
Mitsubishi Corporation
Molex Incorporated
Textron, Inc.
Willis Stein & Partners

Program Sponsors

Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company Private Equity Conference (2012)

PLATINUM

BCG
Ernst & Young
Kirkland & Ellis
McGermott Will & Emery
Winston & Strawn LLP

SILVER

Grant Thornton

MEDIA

Buyouts
Capital Roundtable

Chicago Social Venture Forum (2010)

Quarles & Brady, LLP Foundation Source

Elfman-Wareham Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab (2011)

Merrick (Rick) M. Elfman, ’83
Therese (Teri) L. Wareham, ’82
Duchossois Technologies Partners

Entrepreneurial Internship Program (2010 - 11)

The Full-Time MBA Program Office
Daniel Caruso, ’90
Donald Hamer, ’58
Jim Hickey, ’82
Rattan Khosa, ’79
Ellen Rudnick, ’73, and Paul Earle, ’66
Immanuel Thangareij, ’93

Global New Venture Challenge (2010 - 11)

Mark Zmijewski, Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting

Impact Investing Summit (2011)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Quarles & Brady, LLP
Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
GSV Advisors
Foundation Source

Innovation Workshop Series (2010 - 11)

ARCH Venture Partners

Midwest Energy Forum and Clean Energy Challenge (2011)

PLATINUM

US Department of Energy

GOLD

Acciona
Credit Suisse
Invenergy
State of Illinois/Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois

SILVER

ArcelorMittal
City of Chicago
Google
Kauffman Foundation
Ungaretti & Harris LLP

BRONZE

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
Honeywell
Indie Energy
Illinois Technology Association

MEDIA

Green Energy Reporter
Greentech Media
Small Business Chicago

New Venture Challenge (2010 - 11)

TITLE

Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, Founder and Former Chairman and CEO, Zebra Technologies

In 2012, Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, endowed the Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge (NVC) with a $2 million donation. The NVC has had a significant impact on the University of Chicago campus and on economic development in Chicago and other parts of the world. Today, the NVC is one of the country’s most successful venues for creating new business ventures. Since its inception in 1996, more than 75 alumni companies have raised over $235 million in equity capital, and have created over 1,000 jobs. The endowment will insure NVC’s long term viability and ability to expand beyond its current limits.

PLATINUM

Abbott

GOLD

Immanuel Thangaraj, AB ’92, MBA ’93
Market Strategy Group, LLC

SILVER

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Steven Neil Kaplan

BRONZE

Davinci Virtual
Reed Smith

INCUBATOR

ARCH Venture Partners

IN-KIND

AlphaGraphics
Deloitte Consulting

SeedCon Chicago Booth Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Conference (2011)

PLATINUM

dojoe
KattenMuchinRosenman LLP

GOLD

SmartBox
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

SILVER

Argentum Strategy Group
Lightspan Digital
Richards Patent Law

BRONZE

Bucketfeet
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Fee Fighters
Groupon
Harpoon Brewery
Hyde Park Angels
Illinois Technology Association
Illinois Ventures
InContext Solutions
OCA Ventures
Redbox

PRINTING SPONSOR

Alphagraphics

Social New Venture Challenge (2010 - 11)

PLATINUM

Exelon Corporation

GOLD

Ron Tarrson, ’72

Venture Capital Investment Competition (2011)

Jimmy John’s
Winona Capital

Program Host Companies and Experiential Lab Participants

Clean Tech Lab Participating Companies (2011)

AMP Americas
Coskata
GTI
Invenergy
Nalco
Next-Gen Solar

Elfman-Wareham Private Equity & Venture Capital Lab (2012)

Acuity Capital Partners
Akoya Capital LLC
Amiti Ventures
ARCH Venture Partners
Baird Capital Partners
Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Co.
Benford Capital Partners
CapX Partners
Chaifetz Group
Chicago Growth Partners
Clean Energy Trust
Duchossois
Edgewater Funds
Equibase Capital Group
Equity International
Generation Growth Capital, Inc.
HCP & Partners
High Street Capital
Hyde Park Angels
i2a Fund
Kinsale Capital Partners
Lake Capital
LaSalle Capital Group
Loop Capital Investment Management
Madison Equity Associates, LLC
Matthew Pritzker Company
McNally Capital
MedProperties Group
Merrick Ventures
MK Capital
MVC Capital, Inc.
OCA Venture Partners, LLC
Patriot Capital
Pfingsten Partners
Prescient Capital Partners
Pritzker Group
Profile Capital Management
PSP Capital Partners
Sandbox Industries (BCBS fund)
Salt Creek Capital
Seneca Partners
Sterling Capital Partners
Stockwell Capital
Victory Park Capital
Water Street Healthcare Partners
Winona Capital Management

Entrepreneurial Internship Program (2010 - 11)

Akoya Capital
ArborVita Associates
BrightTag
Cannonball Tree Capital
Clean Energy Trust
Cloudbot
Comparz
Dillon Kane Group
Element Bars
Gizmos Zambia
GoldRun
InContext Solutions
Kids Science Labs
Masala Wala
MightyNest
Pinpoint MD
Prescreen
Rent the Runway
Solixir
Stylitics
TapMe Games
Texican Salsa
The App Store
The Cleantech Group

New Venture Lab Participating Companies (2010-11)

Aviation Safety Technology
InContext Solutions
iTRACS
Joe Bosco Golf
MightyNest
Protein Bar
SA Ignite    
Solixir
STEP Solutions
VG-Bio/Venture Gain LLC

Social Enterprise Lab Participating Companies (2010 - 11)

ACCION Chicago
Five Accessories
Fresh Taste/Chicago Community Trust
I-GO
Museum of Science & Industry
One Hope United
Powerhouse High School
Urban Education Institute