Ingenuity’s mission is to ensure that every Chicago Public Schools student, in every grade, in every school has equitable access to the arts as part of a well-rounded education. This work doesn’t happen in a vacuum; in order to move the needle on quality arts education, we work collectively with arts educators, arts partners, policymakers, civic leaders, and crucially, you.

On Thursday, May 18 from 6-9 pm, we celebrated leaders in Chicago’s arts education sector and join us in advancing this work together. Special thanks to our event committee and to Event Chair Desiree F. Moore.

Tapestry 2023 by Ingenuity

Your support furthers access to the arts in Chicago Public Schools:

Thank you to our generous sponsors.


  • The Crown Family
  • Kent & Liz Dauten, Keystone Capital
  • Jim and Karen Frank
  • Savi Pai* & Howard Randell and Capital Group Private Client Services
  • Margot & Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation
  • Robin Steans and Leonard Gail
  • Marilyn and David Vitale


  • Gail and Tom* Hodges
  • Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Family Foundation
  • Elaine* and Richard Tinberg


  • Karim Ahamed*
  • Rita and John Canning
  • Kimberly Dowdell*, HOK
  • Mary and Paul Finnegan
  • Denise B. Gardner, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Jill Garling and Tom Wilson
  • Goodman Theatre
  • David Gordon*, Sidley Austin
  • Anne* and Vincent Kelly
  • Lavin Family Foundation
  • Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel & John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
  • Ann S. and Samuel M. Mencoff Foundation
  • Desirée* & Abe Moore and K&L Gates LLP
  • PNC
  • Polsky Foundation
  • Richard L. Thomas, Retired Chairman, First Chicago NBD
  • Helen Zell


  • Maria Maria* and Carlos Calderon
  • Chicago Capital
  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
  • Deepa Gupta* and Peter Byer
  • Francia E. Harrington* and Vern Broders
  • Chevy Humphrey and the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Sa Zhao Louvot & Remi Louvot
  • Brittany Merritt and Chris* Steadley
  • Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts, Northern Illinois University
  • Carol Prins & John Hart
  • Project Management Advisors, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank

*Ingenuity Board of Directors



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