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									     The Urban Gateway
    to Nature and Science


                                Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
                                   Chicago Academy of Sciences
                                   2009-2010 ANNUAL REPORT
                                               for year ending June 30, 2010
                                                        the year in numbers

                                                      20   years that Science On The Go!, the Nature Museum’s flagship
                                                           education program, has brought science and nature into classrooms

                                                                               Regal Fritillaries were triumphantly released at the
                                                                               Paintbrush Prairie Nature Preserve by Museum scientists

                                                              people attended the documentary Lords of Nature:
                                                              Life in a Land of Great Predators and ensuing panel discussion

                                                                                   runners and walkers took part in Go Go Green,
                                                                                   the city’s most eco-friendly race

                                                                                               people who participated as
                                                                                               citizen scientists in Project Squirrel

our mission

       The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its
                                                                                                                 people came to the
                                                                                                                 November through April
                                                                                                                 Green City Market

                                                                                              dollars were raised at

                                                                                              the third annual Helios Bash
       Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum create a
       positive relationship between people and
                                                                                                             specimens were inventoried
       nature through collaborations, education,                                                             by Nature Museum

       research and collections, exhibitions, and                                                            Collections staff

       public forums that fosters urban connections
       to our region’s nature and science.
                                                                                                             specimens comprise
                                                                                                             the Academy’s collections
                                                 field guide (n)               : an illustrated manual for identifying natural objects,
                                                                               flora, or fauna in nature

                                                                               : a book designed to help the reader identify objects of
                                                                               natural occurrence

from the museum leadership
                                                                               children on field trips or leading summer camp, Nature Museum educators succeed at cultivating the innate sense
                                                                               of wonder for nature and science that resides in each child.

                                                                               The Exhibitions and Public Programming team kept the momentum going. We were proud to host the U.S.
                                                                               premiere of Sanctuary: Flight of the Majestic Monarch, which showcased how one tiny butterfly can connect the
                                                                               ecosystems of three countries. We opened a permanent exhibition, Nature’s LunchBox, which teaches children
                                                                               to make healthy choices for themselves and the environment. We also debuted the Nature’s Lens film series and
           Dear Friends,
                                                                               hosted informative panel discussions.

           According to a 2009 New York Times article, the average
                                                                               Even when we throw a party, our mission is foremost on our minds. That is why the 12th annual Butterfly Ball
           American spends 8.5 hours a day in front of a screen. And that
                                                                               established a new standard for “green” galas.
           number will only increase as cell phones become more like
           computers and people use their mobile devices at all times.
                                                                               2010 would not have been as successful had it not been for Donna Gustafsson and her impactful time as President
                                                                               and CEO. With her financial expertise and business skills, Donna quickly assessed and addressed the immediate
           In our constantly connected technological world, there has
                                                                               needs of the Museum, reorganizing staff and resources to support our new strategic direction. As intended, once she
           never been a more important time to “unplug” and reconnect
                                                                               accomplished these goals, she identified a successor and insured a smooth transition so the Museum could move
           people with nature, particularly in our metropolitan region. As
                                                                               forward confidently in line with our new mission and vision. Donna remains a key member of our Board of Trustees.
           the urban gateway to nature and science, everything we do
           at the Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert
                                                                               We also had a successful year financially. While overall revenue was down slightly, similarly to our sister institutions,
           Nature Museum is based on the foundation that people have
                                                                               key revenue streams remained strong. Our key sources of revenue include the Chicago Park District; the annual
           an innate yearning for connections with nature. We are proud
                                                                               Butterfly Ball, which raised $1.2 million; and generous gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
           to serve as Chicagoland’s guide to the world of nature and
           science right here in the city. We hope future generations
                                                                               On the expense front, with focus from the senior leadership team as well as the Board of Trustees on controlling
           can benefit by experiencing the sights and sounds of nature,
                                                                               expenses and fiscal discipline, we reduced our expenses by $1.1 million. As a result of steady revenue and controlled
           instead of living life in a digital haze.
                                                                               expenses, we are reporting an operating surplus of $456,000, which is an increase of 66% over the prior year. This
                                                                               resulted in a 46% decrease in overall net loss for the year. Full financial statements are included in this annual report.
           Consider just a snapshot of what we have accomplished in the
           past year:
                                                                               As always, we are grateful to our supporters for their loyalty and generosity and to our staff and volunteers for
                                                                               their dedication and tireless work.
           Nature Museum scientists successfully raised and released 100
           Regal Fritillary butterflies, a threatened species due to habitat
                                                                               We thank you all for your continued support and commitment to the Chicago Academy of Sciences and its
           destruction east of the Mississippi. Our scientists care for baby
                                                                               Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
           Blanding’s turtles, an endangered species, until their shell is
           hard enough to deter predators, and then release them into
           the wild. And we connect with “regular” citizens with nature
           and science right where they live, through citizen science
           initiatives such as Project Squirrel.

           Our dedicated Education team brings the world of nature and
           science to more than 70,000 students each year. Whether it’s                             FIGURE 1A                                                         FIGURE 1B
           going into the classrooms for Science on the Go!, working with                           Stephen R. Ferrara                                                Deborah Lahey
                                                                                                    Chairman, Board of Trustees                                       President and CEO
natural leaders in education                                     SCIENCE ON THE GO!
                                                                 It was a milestone birthday for Science on the Go! (SOG!). This fall, SOG!, the Museum’s
                                                                 flagship educational program, celebrated its 20th anniversary of bringing science into
                                                                 the classroom and inspiring both students and teachers to look at nature in a new way.

                                                                 For SOG!, Museum educators develop the curriculum and go into schools to teach the
                                                                 first lesson of each unit. By providing the materials for the rest of the unit, they make
                                                                 it easy for classroom teachers, many of whom do not have a background in science
                                                                 education, to connect their students with nature and science in relevant, intriguing

                                                                 “‘Phenomenal’ is the best way to describe the program,” said Ian Overway, a teacher
                                                                 at Agassiz Elementary in Chicago. “So much of science is hands-on, and the Nature
                                                                 Museum educators have all these great experiments for the students. Last year, they
                                                                 brought in some worms and my students couldn’t get enough.”

                                                                 SOG! reached students in 201 Chicago Public School (CPS) classrooms during the
                                                                 2010 fiscal year.
                                       fig. 2A
                                                                 FIGURE 2A
                                                                 Independent evaluation of SOG! shows a correlation between student involvement and
                                                                 improved Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) scores.

                                                                 EL VALOR HEAD START
                                                                 When more than 100 El Valor Head Start educators were looking for ways to
                                                                 incorporate nature into their teaching, they picked the perfect place to get guidance.
                                                                 The Nature Museum, which already had a 10-year partnership with El Valor, hosted the
                                                                 educators and provided specific ways to connect the kids, ages 1-5, with nature.

                                                                 “We made it fun, interesting and tried to give them an appreciation for nature right
                                                                 here in the city,” said Rafael Rosa, Vice President of Education.

                                                                 The workshop at the Museum went so well that 1,500 kids from El Valor came to the
                                                                 Museum this spring for nature activities. “We started with a focus on the butterfly, an

                                                                 iconic image for kids in that neighborhood, and branched out from there,” Rosa said.

                          • After pilot testing it in 20 CPS     The El Valor educators were so pleased with the expertise provided by the Museum
                          classrooms, “The Changing              that they expanded the program for the 2010-2011 school year.
                          Climate” became an official SOG!
        ways we lead      unit.

        in the field of   • The Museum, along with three

     nature education     other Chicago cultural institutions,
                          contributed to CPS’ Early
                          Education Science Partnership.
                                                                 FIGURE 2B
                          The partnership was designed to
                                                                 Members of the Teeangers Exploring and Explaining Nature and
                          strengthen science teaching at the
                                                                 Science (TEENS) program participated in service projects at the
                          K-3 level.
                                                                 Gingko Organic Gardens, Adopt-A-Beach and North Pond, the Orland
                                                                 Grassland restoration and the Skokie Lagoons. “My participation

                          • The Science Teacher Network
                                                                 opened my eyes to see how important it is to take care of the
                          reached more than 51 educators.
                                                                 environment,” said TEENS member Hanna Twiss-Brooks.

                          • More than 40,000 students
                                                                                                                                                    fig. 2B
                          visited the Museum on field trips.
    pioneers in conservation                                          BUTTERFLY RESTORATION
                                                                      “It’s pretty, photogenic and has a good story.” Doug Taron,
                                                                      the Nature Museum’s Curator of Biology and Vice President of
                                                                      Conservation and Research, was not talking about the latest
                                                                      Hollywood movie starlet; instead, he was describing the Regal
                                                                      Fritillary butterfly.

                                                                      Many of the butterflies were celebrities in their own right
                                                                      July 12, when Taron released 100 of this threatened species back
                                                                      into nature at Paintbrush Prairie Nature Preserve, one of the
                                                                      Indian Boundary Prairies just south of Chicago. Photographers
                                                                      from newspapers and television stations tracked their every move.

                                                                      “It was an amazing moment when we released this rare
                                                                      butterfly back to the prairies where it belongs,” Taron said.
                                                                      Habitat destruction east of the Mississippi River has caused a                                    fig. 3B
                                                                      dramatic decrease in the population of this large, orange and
                                                                      black butterfly. The Regal Fritillary is often confused with the
                                                                      Monarch, but is set apart by the white spots on its hind wings.

                                                                      The Regal Fritillary, considered the poster child for
                                                                      invertebrate conservation in North America, has long
                                                                      intrigued Taron and Vincent Olivares, Director of Arthropod
                                                                      Conservation. As part of the Nature Museum’s Butterfly
                                                                      Restoration Project, they began rearing Regal Fritillaries in
                                                                      the laboratory three years ago in an effort to start a new
                                                                      population. They “over-wintered” the caterpillars at the Nature
                                                                      Museum, but the larvae were not able to survive. This year, the
                                                                      breakthrough came when they put them in covered cages on
                                                                      the Museum’s green roof to provide them the full impact of the
                                                                      winter cold – in a safe setting.

                                                      fig. 3A         When spring arrived, an ecstatic Taron and Olivares learned                                       fig. 3C
                                                                      that nearly 250 caterpillars survived. The news kept getting
                                                                      better. “By early June, they were pupating like mad,” Taron
                                                                                                                                          FIGURES 3B & 3C
                                                                      said. And in July, they were released back into nature where        Pioneering work with the
                                                                      they belong.                                                        Blanding’s turtle continued.
                                                                                                                                          Equipping turtles with radio
     The Chicago Academy of Sciences’                                 “What stood out about the release day and what pleased me           transmitters allows Museum
     Collections was awarded a $146,726                                                                                                   scientists to better track their
                                                                      the most was the butterflies behaved well in the field,” Taron
     grant from the Institute of Museum                                                                                                   whereabouts. The DuPage County
                                                                      said. “They didn’t fly out of the area. They nectored quickly
     and Library Services through its                                                                                                     Forest Preserve asked the Museum
                                                                      and did all the sorts of things you would want to have a
     Museums For America program.                                                                                                         to contribute to the Blanding’s
     The Collections Inventory Project                                chance to establish a population.”

                                                                                                                                          head-start survivorship study.
     began in 2008 with an original
     IMLS grant and private donations.                                Taron and Olivares are far from satisfied. They already are
                                                                                                                                          Project Squirrel keeps growing
     Since then, Museum staff have                                    formulating strategies to release even more Regal Fritillaries
                                                                                                                                          as more and more people sign
     inventoried and digitally catalogued                             next summer. “If we can ramp up the survival rate over the          up to be citizen scientists. More
     11 natural history collections,                                  winter, it gives us the potential to start with a much larger       than 1,700 people in almost
     totaling almost 220,000 specimens.                               population,” Taron said.                                            30 states have made 3,500
     The 2010 grant will allow Museum                                                                                                     observations about squirrels
     staff to focus on the remaining          collections inventory                                                                       in their neighborhoods. These

     natural history collections, including
     the malacology collection, which         project update          FIGURE 3A
                                                                      Hundreds of Silver-bordered Fritillaries and Gorgone checkerspot
                                                                                                                                          observations provide valuable
                                                                                                                                          insight into our local environment
     consists of approximately 60,000                                                                                                     and how it is changing.
                                                                      butterflies reared in the laboratory were released into nature.
     specimens, as well as part of the
premier exhibits                                                FLIGHT OF THE MAJESTIC MONARCH
                                                                Three countries, 2,500 miles and no compass. Not bad for a
                                                                butterfly that weighs less than a gram.

                                                                The miraculous migration from Canada, through Chicago and
                                                                the Midwest to the warm fir forests and beautiful mountains of
                                                                Michoacán, Mexico was showcased at the Nature Museum with
                                                                the U.S. premiere of Sanctuary: Flight of the Majestic Monarch.

                                                                Guests were transported on the wings of the Monarch through
                                                                the perspectives of award-winning Mexican artists, whose
                                                                works immersed guests in the flight of the Monarch through
                                                                captivating paintings, photography, multimedia 3-D video and
                                                                sound installations.                                                  fig. 4A
                                                                “As the urban gateway to nature and science and proud home of
                                                                the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, it couldn’t be more appropriate
                                                                for the Nature Museum to help people draw a connection
                                                                between the Monarch’s remarkable journey and nature in our
                                                                backyards,” CEO and President Deborah Lahey said.

                                                                The Museum was excited to present the exhibition in
                                                                partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico and its
                                                                Mexico 2010 program. Mexico’s First Lady, Margarita Zavala,
                                                                visited the Nature Museum to see the exhibition on August 3.

                                                                Sanctuary resonated so strongly with guests that its stay at
                                                                the Nature Museum was extended for an additional two weeks.

                                                                                                                      FIGURE 4A
                                                                       A highlight of the exhibition was a living mural created by
                                                                Chicago artist and Michoacán native Hector Duarte, who has long
                                                                   used Monarchs as a theme in his work. Visitors were given the
                                                                 unique opportunity to watch Duarte work his magic throughout
                                                                    the run of the exhibition, so the mural evolved as Sanctuary’s
                                                                                                      time at the Museum passed.

                         • The brand new Flat Show Gallery
                         featured exhibitions that look at
                         nature from an artistic perspective.
                         The halls were repainted white to
                         give the art more sobriety.
                         • Crittercam: The World Through
            highlights   Animal Eyes gave guests the
                         chance to see how animals live
                                                                FIGURE 4B
                         when no humans are around.
                                                                Nature’s LunchBox sponsored by Dominick’s is the Nature Museum’s
                         Snapshots taken by a camera
                                                                newest permanent exhibition. It encourages children to make healthy
                         attached to a pet cat, showed
                                                                choices for themselves and for the environment by taking kids from
                         visitors a glimpse of animal
                                                                farms, to the market to the compost bin.

                         behavior in an urban environment.
                                                                                                                                      fig. 4B
                         • The Birth of Coffee and Managing
                         Eden were featured in the Flat
                         Show Gallery.
unparalleled programs                                       PUBLIC PROGRAMMING
                                                            The Nature Museum’s public programming has always been popular
                                                            with children and families. This year, an initiative to reach more
                                                            adults was extremely well received. More adults attended public
                                                            programs in the last quarter of fiscal year 2010 (357) than in the
                                                            entire previous year (223).

                                                            A major highlight was the packed crowd April 14 for a screening
                                                            of Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. The panel
                                                            discussion that followed featured the filmmakers, regional experts,
                                                            professors and Steve Sullivan, the Nature Museum’s Curator of
                                                            Urban Ecology, and helped frame the important issues raised in the
                                                            documentary for the public.

                                                            The screening and panel discussion were held exactly two years to
                                                            the date after a cougar was shot in Chicago. Two wolf specimens,
                                                            a bear and a bald eagle were on display from the Nature Museum
                                                            Collections; and the Field Museum provided the skull of that cougar
                                                            for the night.

                                                            FIGURE 5A
     fig. 5A                                                Haven Yoga, a weekend class in the exquisite Judy Istock Butterfly
                                                            Haven, was featured on the cover of Yoga Chicago.

                      • Guided nature walks introduced
                      in June connected visitors with the

                      nature and science around them.
                      Museum volunteers and Lincoln
                      Park Conservancy docents lead
                      groups of all ages on walks that
                      focus on North Pond’s ecology.

                      • Adult workshops Worm
                      Composting 101 and Urban
   public programs    Container Garden were well
                                                            FIGURE 5B
         highlights   received and sold out quickly.
                                                            With interest in locally-grown food at an all-time high, the Museum
                                                            is excited about its ongoing partnership with the Green City Market
                      • The Nature’s Lens film series
                                                            (GCM). From November through April, the Museum was packed on
                      debuted with films focusing on

                                                            GCM Saturdays with people tasting, learning about and purchasing
                      sustainability and nature.
                                                            sustainable, organic food.

                      • Hundreds of children learned                                                                              fig. 5B
                      how to paint from master muralist
                      Hector Duarte.
 a natural choice for events                              BUTTERFLY BALL 2010
                                                          It’s no surprise that the Nature Museum held Chicago’s
                                                          “greenest” gala this year. The commitment to be the region’s
                                                          urban gateway to nature and science was on full display May 7
                                                          at the 12th annual Butterfly Ball.

                                                          The 675 guests in attendance helped raise nearly $1.4 million.
                                                          The proceeds support the Museum’s work in education,                                          fig. 6A
                                                          conservation, research initiatives, exhibitions and general

                                                          The theme “In Flight” celebrated the migratory path of the
                                                          Monarch butterfly prior to the opening of the exhibition,
                                                          Sanctuary: Flight of the Majestic Monarch. The space was
                                                          decorated by Bukiety Floral with flowers from local nurseries,
                                                          which were replanted in the Nature Museum’s serene
                                                          Woodward A. Wickham Butterfly Garden when the Ball was
                                                          over. Guests dined on food that Limelight sourced 90 percent
                                                          fresh from local Green City Market famers. Signage was
                                                          printed on recycled boards, and the invitations were printed                                  fig. 6B
                                                          with vegetable oil-based ink.

                                                          Deborah Lahey, CEO and President, said it best: “Whether
                                                          black tie or tie dye, we live our mission every day. It is
                                                          incumbent upon us to set the bar in green galas. We’re thrilled
                                                          at the way corporate and civic leaders as well as loyal Museum
                                                          fans embrace and support our institution.”

                                                          Distinguished Butterfly Ball Co-chairs were Mr. and Mrs.
                                                          John C. Lahey, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Richards, Mr. and Mrs.
                                                          John F. Sandner and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn F. Tilton. Bill Kurtis,
                                                          environmentalist, conservationist and supporter of the Nature
                                                          Museum’s mission, served as master of ceremonies. He
                                                          presented a video on the TEENS program, which was directed
                                                                                                                                                        fig. 6C

                                                          and produced by Donna LaPietra and Kurtis Productions.

                     • Helios Bash continues to grow.
                     In August, Society for Urban
                     Nature (SUN), the auxiliary board,
                     entertained 225 guests and raised
                     more than $51,000 for the Museum.
        additional   Much like the Butterfly Ball, all

        highlights   aspects of the evening showcased
                     a commitment to sustainability and
                     environmental responsibility.

                     • The AON Corporate lecture series
                     came to the Nature Museum on
                     February 11. More than 150 people
                     came to listen to Gary Hirshberg,
                                                                                                                            FIGURES 6A-C
                     President and CEO of Stonyfield
                                                                                                                            The third annual Go Go Green

                     Farm, present “Green Business:
                                                                                                                            5k run/walk drew more than 600
                     The Next Frontier.” Hirshberg
                                                                                                                            participants and raised more than
                     believes climate change offers
                     business the biggest economic
                     opportunity of the century.
                                                          Karen Adams           Laurel Crowe         Marina Hanes            Yvonne Matos           Erin Schembari
                                                          Casey Allen           Elizabeth Currie     Angie Harmon            Katherine McComas      Mary Schulatz
                                                          Tiffany Amisial       Sandra Davenport     Becca Hassell           Mira McCombe           Phil Seroczynski
                                                          Molly Andersen        Jennifer Davidson    Mikey Hawkins           Britt McNamara         Anu Sharma
                                                          Priscila Andrade      Nicole Dawson        Rebecca Headley         Walt Mellens           Jason Shimp
                                                          Marie Angkuw          Roberta Dawson       Radha Hemmige           Joe Miles              David Sholtes
                                                          Heather Arieti        Robin Delapena       Ben Herman              Francesca Moceri       Joseph Simchak
                                                          Leonard Aron          Stacy Dennery        Matthew Hilgendorf      Melissa Monno          Bethany Simmons
                                                          Efrain Avila          Doris Devine         Shane Hollett           Judith Montalvo        Royale Simms
                                                          Allison Bachraty      Craig DeVoto         Esther Honson           Suzanne Mora           Robert Spieler
                                                          Christopher Bakker    Bradley Dineen       Erin House              Pat Moran              Andy Stavrinou
                                                          Jay Baldridge         Kristine Dombeck     Uma Howard              Sondra Morin           Susan Stein
                                                          Frank Balestri        Mary Donovan         Sam Huff                Robert Morton          Ann Stevens
                                                          Alan Barney           Jordana Downer       Jennifer Jenkins        Jeremy Mozwecz         Hillary Stifler
                                                          Erin Barry            Katherine Dwyer      Jim Johnson             Kathryn Murray         Lynne Strode
                                                          Jill Bartholomew      Michael Eggert       Chris Jones             Jacqueline Mussack     Mary Sullivan
                                                          Ben Bartram           Ruthmarie Eisin      Rita Kahle              Jakob Nalley           Jacqueline Tagle
                                                          Daniel Beacher        Jim Erickson         JoAnne Kempf            Kate Nardin            Catherine Tanner
                                                          Mackey Bemis          Rafael Esquina       Richard Kempf           Elizabeth Neal         Alexa Teipel
                                                          Brandi Benkert        Julia Failey         Dee Kenney              Michael Nelson         Joseph Templin
                                                          Jessica Bernstein     Shara Fata           Ellen Kilmer            Adrienne Nothnagel     Sheri Thomas
                                                          Robert Bernstein      Gloria Fieri         Rebekah Kim             Glen Oba               Kate Timberlake
                                                          Bryan Berube          Christy Fisher       Alana Knowles           Eileen Off             Kathleen Tinsley
                                                          Andrea Bethke         John Fitts           Kara Knowles            Sarah Oliver           Marcelina Tobar
                                                          Angela Blackwell      Patty Fotheringham   Kathryn Knowles         Mary O’Shea            Bryan Tobias
                                                          Suzanne Blaz          Enid Frandzel        Nicholas Kolo           Andrea Otte            Elizabeth Toms
                                                          Ann Bleck             Suzanne Frank        Daniel Kozlowski        Sarah Pagliuzza        Nick Travanty
                                                          Joan Bledig           Erin Freier          Elena Krieger           Catherine Perkins      Brad Trost
                                                          Lucy Blis             Hannah Fuhr          Patricia Kroll          Lindsay Pettoruto      Paula Tsurutani
                                                          Roberto Bonilla       Carla Funk           Michael Kucker          Merilee Phillips       Eddie Urzua
                                                          Megan Bowles          Sarah Gabanski       Daniel Kujawinski       Cassandra Potter       Betty Vandervest
                    Representing the Nature Museum        Judith Brenner        Sara Gaines          Juna Kunihara           Gina Prokopeak         Marian Vernon
                    with knowledge and a smile;           Debra Brown           Marisol Garcia       Francis Lahey           Cynthia Quick          Karin Victoria
                    welcoming guests; tending to          Andrea Bruesch        Jane Garron          Mary LaLuna             Dominga Ramirez        Judy Walls
                    live animals; leading walks along     Paula Bryant          Aleksandra Gebska    Michael Laman           Joan Rathbone          Patricia Walls
                    the North Pond; staffing festivals    Christine Buchmeier   Rachel Gilles        Jesse Lambertson        Beth Reinhardt         Andrea Walsh
                    and numerous public programs;                                                                                                   Lisa Wardle
                                                          Erica Burt            Jeanine Gillott      Sandra Lancaster        Alma Richard

                    monitoring the Judy Istock
                                                          Gianluca Buttice      Mark Gordon          Greg Landgraf           Bernice Richter        Pam Washburn
                    Butterfly Haven.
                                                          Marzena Byrdziak      Susan Gordon         Vickie Lau              Sylvie Rollason-Cass   Teresa Weed
                    This is only a partial list of what   Paula Calzolari       Jenna Gosha          Katie Lerman            Ben Rooney             Hillary Wells-Pranga
                    our dedicated volunteers do           Ross Capaccio         Arathi Gowda         Angela Levenstein       Claire Ruberg          Dana West
                                                          Jacquelyn Casler      Kelly Graiziger      Maureen Levy            Anna Jane Rudolph      Justin Wilke
                    In fiscal year 2010, our 250          Judi Celdinas         Gordon Grant         Matthew Lichtenwalter   Franci Rusak-Perez     Maureen Wilkey
                    volunteers dedicated over 10,755      Delina Christopher    Cindy Gray           Lindsay Lingle          Yvi Russell            Julie Wroblewski
        sincerest   hours of their time to the Nature     Elaine Chu            Raymond Grigas       Melissa Lopez           Paul Russum            Andrew Young

          thanks    Museum, all in the name of
                    connecting our visitors to the
                                                          Antonela Ciupe
                                                          Adrienne Clark
                                                                                Galen Guerrero
                                                                                Kate Guilfoyle
                                                                                                     Elaine Lord
                                                                                                     Victoria Lungu
                                                                                                                             Anisha Sahai
                                                                                                                             Laura Saletta
                                                                                                                                                    Jordan Young
                                                                                                                                                    Nathan Ziccarelli
                    world of urban nature and science.
                                                                                                     Roslyn Mabry            Beverly Sands          Michael Zielke

                                                          Cass Cline            William Gutmann
                                                          Justin Collins        George Haas          Erica Manley            Valerie Sands          Laura Zygmontowicz
                    In Illinois, the dollar value of a
                                                          Kandarpa Cousineau    Holly Haddad         Rebecca Manuel          Trent Santonastaso
                    volunteer hour is $22.50. Our
                    volunteer service hours equated to    Dana Crawford         Samniqueka Halsey    Kristen Martinek        Martha Sarno
                    $241,987.50.                          Melina Cristofis      Patricia Haneline    Alicia Martinez         Dick Scheiberle
financials                                                                                          annual contributions

 For Fiscal Year ending June 30

 Public Support
 Contracts and Grants Earned
                                      FISCAL 2010

                                                         FISCAL 2009

                                                                                           $100,000 +
                                                                                           Judy and Verne G. Istock
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Notebaert

                                                                                           Cathy and Bill Osborn*

                                                                                                                               Mr. John Hedges
                                                                                                                                   and Ms. Janice Honigberg
                                                                                                                               Dr. Paul G. Heltne
                                                                                                                                   and Ms. Jean Linsner
                                                                                                                               Ms. Jane L. Henner
                                                                                                                               Carole and Philip Hildebrandt
                                                                                                                               Andrea and Greg Hosbein
                                                                                                                               Ms. Martha Huston
                                                                                                                                                                     Ms. Kim Johnsson
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. and Mrs. Alfred F. Kugel
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lytle
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. John McLees
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. and Mrs. Alan G. McNally
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Smolen
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. Fred L. Turner
                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. and Mrs. R. Zaniolo
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Douglas     Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Janowiak
 Admissions                              266     4.1%        288     4.2%
                                                                                           Barbara and David Speer*            Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Kerwin          $100-$249
 Other Earned Income                     679    10.5%        807    11.7%
                                                                                           Paula† and Howard Trienens          Mr. and Mrs. Rakesh Khanna            Sophie Albsmeyer
 Investment Income                        64     1.0%         37     0.5%                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F.              Casey Allen
 Total Operating Revenue                6,480   100.0%     6,922    100.0%                 $10,000-$24,999                         Lenhardt, Jr.                     Jill Allread
                                                                                           Leslie and John Burns               Marc Miller and Chris Horsman         Allison Baccich
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. John Challenger        Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Pedraza        Steven Bauer
                                                                                           Donna and Anders Gustafsson         Mr. R.D. Rodgers                      Jennifer Bauer
 EXPENSES                                                                                  Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Searle      Colleen and Rafael Rosa               Ms. Aleen Bayard
 Program Services                       3,819   63.4%      4,048    60.9%                  Dr. Douglas Taron                   Mr. and Mrs. Craig Splinter           Kathleen Belden
 Management and General                 1,211   20.1%      1,410    21.2%                  Lisa and Charles Tribbett           Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Sudler, Jr.     Ms. Leslie Bertagnolli
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Williams    Ms. Joan Walker                       Heather Bollinger
 Fundraising                             994    16.5%      1,190    17.9%
                                                                                                                               Joan Winter and Michael Levitt        Cora Bryan
 Total Operating Expenses               6,024    100%      6,648     100%
                                                                                           $5,000-$9,999                                                             Paula Calzolari
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. John Barron            $500-$999                             Mr. and Mrs. Alden Clendenin
 Gain/(Loss) From Operations             456                 274                           Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Q. Brown       Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Berner, Jr.    Mr. and Mrs. William F. Conlon
                                                                                           Sheila and James Clary              Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ellis               Ms. Terry Cook
                                                                                           Leslie A. Coolidge                  Mrs. Marguerite Hark                  Mr. Robert Deignan
 Depreciation Expense                   1,322              1,831
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Ferrara     Mr. and Mrs. Val R. Jensen            Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Delaney
 Gain/(Loss) Including Depreciation     (866)             (1,557)                                                              Mr. and Mrs. Lew Leibowitz            Alexandra Demers
                                                                                           Mr. Tim Friedman
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. David P. Hackett       Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey Lewis, Jr.        Claire S. Devlin
                                                                                           Deborah and John Lahey              Mr. Dan Louras                        Julia Failey
 NON-OPERATING ITEMS                                                                       Mr. and Mrs. James Murray           Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr.   Lynn Fosbender
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nelson         Mr. and Mrs. Steven Scheibe           Mr. John Gage
 Capital Projects Contributions           59                 177
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Novak      Ms. Reva Steinberg                    Erik Gebhardt
 Investments Gain/(Loss)                    -                (79)                          Mr. Lowell I. Stahl                 Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Stonebraker        David M. Giebenhain
 Other Non-operating Income               26               (228)                           Susan D. Whiting                    Mr. and Mrs. Craige Stout             Mr. Jay Gottfried
 Total Net Gain/(Loss)                 $(781)            $(1,687)                                                              Mr. and Mrs. Tom Weyhrich                  and Ms. Hillary Zankel
                                                                                           $1,000-$4,999                                                             Grahame Harlow
                                                                                           Anonymous                           $250-$499                             Mr. and Mrs. L. Hall Healy, Jr.
 Total Unrestricted Net Assets        $11,730            $12,511
                                                                                           Mr. Michael Bauman                  Mr. John Butler, Jr.                  Chase Heitman
 at June 30                                                                                Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Cox             and Mr. John VanderLinden          Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon P. Holzman
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Neil Cox               Mr. Robert J. Cunningham              Sarah Hydorn
                                                                                           The Honorable Vi Daley              Ms. Nancy Duke                        Lawrence Kaplan
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Donald Delves          Mr. Zachary Finer                     Mr. and Mrs. Todd Lacy
 Results in 000s
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Fossett     Mr. Avery Goldman                     Mr. Bryan Lake

                                                                                           Mr. William Gee                        and Ms. Philippa White                  and Ms. Lisa Racioppi
                                                                                              and Ms. Susan Crothers-Gee       Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hight             Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Morris
                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gignilliat        Ms. Narni Ilagan                      Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moss
                                                                                           Mrs. Paul W. Guenzel                   and Mr. Christopher Yoder          Ms. Donna Motherway
Melanie Mudarth
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Novelline
Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Owen
Ms. Beverly M. Paul and Family
Alex Penning
Mr. and Mrs. David Perry
Mr. Neil Prendergast
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Reid
                                 Mr. and Mrs. William Edmundson
                                 Ms. Susan Eggebrecht
                                    and Ms. Elaine Goldberg
                                 Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Fischer
                                 Mr. Walt Flood
                                    and Ms. Niki Maston
                                 Mr. David Footle
                                 Ms. Mary Slowey
                                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Matt Simons
                                                                      Mr. Dylan Sitarski
                                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Don Smetzer
                                                                      Mr. and Mrs. William Smilie
                                                                      Mr. Kevin Stankiewicz
                                                                         and Ms. Bridget Cheeseman
                                                                      Mr. Roger Stein
                                                                         and Ms. Jill Delitsch
                                                                                                        IN HONOR OF
                                                                                                        Harriette Roddy Brown
                                                                                                           Mr. and Mrs. William Smilie

                                                                                                        Ms. Betty Burns
                                                                                                          Ms. Barbara L. Grossklags

                                                                                                        Leslie Henner Burns
                                                                                                                                            corporate, foundation
                                                                                                                                               & government gifts
                                                                                                                                                                    $100,000 +
                                                                                                                                                                    Micole Foundation

                                                                                                                                                                    The John D. and Catherine T.
                                                                                                                                                                       MacArthur Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                    Polk Bros. Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hlustik, Huizenga, Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                            & Vander Woude, Ltd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Institute of Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Library Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mid North Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Oppenheimer Family Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sahara Enterprises Incorporated
Chelsea Richer                      and Mr. Michael Frankenstein      Mr. Andrew Szymulanski               Mr. and Mrs. Steven Scheibe                              $25,000-$49,999                      Shure Incorporated
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Saletta     Ms. Julie L. Gentes                  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Toth             Ms. Jane L. Henner                                       Aon Corporation
Rebecca Seibel                   Mr. Gary Gonya                       Mr. and Mrs. Zach Wasilew                                                                     The Brinson Foundation               UNDER $999
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Shacter      and Ms. Mariana Bernoski          Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Weinkopf   Ms. Judy Istock                                             Gaylord and Dorothy                  Aecom Technology Corporation
Manisha Shah                     Mr. George H. Gordon                 Ms. Virginia L. Whittaker           Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gignilliat                                 Donnelley Foundation              Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
Mr. Mark Silverman               Ms. Cynthia Gray                     Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Wiener         Mr. and Mrs. John A. Courson                              Lloyd A. Fry Foundation              Barley & Birch LTD.
Mrs. John Simmons                Ms. Barbara L. Grossklags            Mr. and Mrs. John Winn                                                                        The Searle Funds at                  Green Genes
Ms. Karen Steingraber            Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hawver            Mr. and Mrs. Todd Zoha            Willem Johnston                                                  The Chicago Community Trust     Jewish Federation of
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne N. Svoboda    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henning                                               Ms. Jane Napoli                                                                                  Metropolitan Chicago
Jenna Szkatulski                 Mr. Larry Howell                                                          and Mr. Jim Oliver                                       $10,000-$24,999                      Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson         and Ms. Susan Swann Howell                                                                                                      Anonymous (2)                        REI
Ms. Sarah Trees                  Mr. Douglas Hurdelbrink                                                Mr. and Mrs. Steve Semken                                   Albert Pick, Jr. Fund                Royal Management Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Uihlein     Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Judge                                              Ms. Holly Malone                                         Beatrice P. DeLany                   US Forest Service
Tony Williams                    Ms. Natalie Kays                                                                                                                       Charitable Trust
Allison Williams                 Mr. and Mrs. Rob Khoury                                                Mr. and Mrs. Dick Winzer                                    Buchanan Family Foundation
Michael Winand                   Mr. Chris Klee                                                            Mr. Craig Splinter                                       Chicago Sun-Times Charity Trust
                                    and Ms. Margaret Knapp                                                                                                          Col. Stanley R. McNeil Foundation
UNDER $100                       Mr. Ronald W. Korajczyk                                                                                                            Cubs Care, a fund of
Nimit Aggarwal and Manjot Gill   Mr. Sandor Kovacs, Jr.                                                 IN MEMORY OF                                                    the McCormick Foundation
Mr. Mike Ander                   Ms. Jean Larson                                                        Jayne Hauser                                                HSBC - North America Holdings Inc.
Mr. Vincent Arrigo               Cary Latimer and Julie Lasin                                              Ms. Beverly M. Paul and Family                           Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. John Balaban        Ms. Holly Malone                                                                                                                   Prince Charitable Trusts
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bartelstein    Ms. Catherine Mantonya                                                 Woodward A. Wickham                                         Wrightwood Neighbors Association
Mr. Richard Bartelt              Ms. A. Ann McKinney                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Owen
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Bigg            Ms. Amy Adams and Mr. Jim Miller                                         Mrs. John Simmons                                         $5,000-$9,999
Mr. John C. Bintz                Mr. Matt Miller                                                          Ms. Sarah Trees                                           ComEd
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Blanding       Mrs. Luigi H. Mumford                                                                                                              DePaul University
Mr. and Mrs. Janu Bohra          Victor Nemeroff                                                                                                                    Illinois Department of Commerce
Ms. Mary Clare Bourjaily         Ms. Jane Napoli and Mr. Jim Oliver                                     MATCHING GIFTS                                                  and Economic Opportunity
J Bradley                        Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Olson                                              The Allstate Corporate                                      John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Ms. Adele W. Combs               Mr. Ron Panzer                                                         Aon Corporation                                             Science Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Courson     Mr. Gordan Redzic                                                      Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.                                   Segall Bryant & Hamill
Mr. and Mrs. Ewan Dickson        Mr. David Richardson                                                   Morgan Stanley                                              State Farm Companies Foundation
Ms. Loretta Downs                Mr. and Mrs. Robert Romanoff
Ms. Abigail Drevs                Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roque                                                                                                          $1,000-$4,999
                                 Mr. Warner A. Rosenthal

                                 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sauer                                                                                                         DLA Piper US LLP
                                 Ms. Carol Schneider                  †Denotes deceased                                                                             Butterfly Conservation Initiative
                                 Ms. Benita C. Serio                  *Includes endowment fund                                                                      Cloverhill Bakery
                                 Mr. Lawrence A. Sherman               contribution
       }                                                                                                                                                          }
                                                                                                                   2010 BUTTERFLY BALL

                                                                                                                   HONORARY CHAIR
           PATRON                            Club Lucky                           Pivot                            The Honorable and Mrs.                             MONARCH
           IN-KIND DONORS                    Colori Chicago                       Poppies Bakeshop                   Richard M. Daley                                 SPONSORS
in-kind    $1,000 +                          Cooper’s Hawk Winery                 Province Restaurant                                                butterfly ball   ($50,000+)
   gifts   Ms. Joan Bledig                       and Restaurant                   PRP Wine International           CO-CHAIRS
                                                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lahey
                                                                                                                                                           donors     Allstate Insurance Company
           The Bollinger Family              The Crystal Cave                     REI                                                                                 Aon
                                                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Richards
           Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka         DFV Wines                            Running Away Multisport                                                             Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Douglas
                                                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sandner
           Cubs Care, a fund of the          Divine Design Interiors              The Second City                  Mr. and Mrs. Glenn F. Tilton                           Sidley Austin LLP
              McCormick Foundation           Drury Lane Oakbrook                  Sears Tower Skydeck                                                                 Judy and Verne Istock
           Mr. and Mrs. Donald Delves        Entertainment Cruises                The Signature Room at the 95th   COMMITTEE MEMBERS                                  Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lahey
           Ms. Julia Failey                  Facets Multimedia                    Ms. Jenna Szkatulski             Tracey Alston                                          Solomon Cordwell Buenz
                                             Family Dental                        Tesa Cigar                       Mrs. John Barron
           Food For Thought                                                                                                                                           Motorola
                                                                                                                   Anna L. Brown
           Institute of Museum               Ginger’s Gift Gallery, St. Charles   Trader Joe’s on Clybourn                                                            Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Notebaert
                                                                                                                   Leslie Henner Burns
              and Library Services           Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago          US Forest Serivce                Mrs. Bruce Calvert                                 Mr. and Mrs. Glenn F. Tilton
           PCI                               Glaceau Vitamin Water                Viking Metal Cabinet Company     Sheila M. Clary                                        United Airlines
           Sidley Austin LLP                 Goya Food, Inc.                      Watson Adventures                Leslie A. Coolidge                                 Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Tribbett III
           Solomon Cordwell Buenz            Grasshopper 510                      The Williams Family              Alderman Vi Daley                                      Russell Reynolds Associates
           Sun-Times News Group              GreenTree Painting and Design, LLC   WomanCraft                       Mrs. Charles W. Douglas
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Stephen R. Ferrara
           Taproot Foundation                Half Acre                            World Shoppe                                                                        VICE CHAIRS
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Michael W. Ferro, Jr.
           Toast & Jam DJs                   Harris Theater for Music and Dance   Yard House Restaurants                                                              ($25,000-$49,999)
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Bruce Hawver
           United Airlines                   Hayward                              Zanies Comedy Nite Club          Andrea E. Hosbein                                  Abbott
           United Stationers Inc.            Hot Seats Tickets                                                     Martha R. Huston                                   Accenture
                                             Hotel Arista                                                          Mrs. Verne G. Istock                               Tony Anderson
           IN-KIND DONORS                    Hotel Felix Chicago                                                   Ann L. Jones                                           Ernst & Young
           A Green Horizon                   Hotel Sax Chicago                                                     Kelly Kerwin                                       Rita and John Canning
                                                                                                                   Manisha Khanna
           A la Card Chicago                 The House Theatre of Chicago                                                                                             CDW
                                                                                                                   JoAnn Kunkel
           Aberdeen                          Howl at the Moon                                                                                                         Chicago Magazine
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Todd Lacy
           Aberle Boutique                   Ina’s Kitchen                                                         Mrs. John C. Lahey                                 Chicago Sun-Times
           American Theater Company          Julia Failey Jewelry                                                  Donna LaPietra                                     Michael and Jacky Ferro
           Argo Tea                          Krista K Boutique                                                     Susan R. Lichtenstein                                  Family Foundation
           Barb Asbrand                      Learn Great Foods                                                     Mrs. Andrew J. McKenna                                 Merrick Ventures, LLC
                                             Leber Jeweler Inc.                                                    Mrs. James A. Montgomery
           Bally Total Fitness                                                                                                                                        Don and Marchelle Goens
                                                                                                                   Gail Moss
           Bare by Solo                      Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants                                                                                        Golub & Company
                                                                                                                   Georgia R. Nelson
           Blue Man Group                    Lincoln Park Athletic Club                                            Mrs. Richard C. Notebaert                          HP
           Broadway In Chicago               Little Ricky’s Rib Joint                                              Patricia Novosel                                   Illinois Tool Works Inc.
           Mr. and Mrs. John D. Burns        Lynfred Winery                                                        Mrs. William A. Osborn                             Jay and Gretchen Jordan
           Centered Chef Food Studios        Mata Traders                                                          Mary Beth Richards                                 Joanie and Andy McKenna
           Chic Gems, Inc.                   Metro                                                                 Lydia Ryan                                         Molex Incorporated
                                                                                                                   Mrs. John F. Sandner
           Chicago Architecture Foundation   The Metropolitan Club of Chicago                                                                                         Northern Trust
                                                                                                                   Manisha Shah
           Chicago Botanic Garden            Michael & Michael Salon                                                                                                  PCI
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Alejandro Silva
           Chicago Bulls/Sox                 The Morton Arboretum                                                  Barbara A. Speer                                   Anne and J. Christopher Reyes
               Training Academy              Museum of Contemporary Art,                                           Joyce St. Clair                                    RoundTable Healthcare Partners
           Chicago Food Planet Tours             Chicago                                                           Donna Sylvester                                    Patrick G. and Shirley W.
           Chicago Human Rhythm Project      Music of the Baroque                                                  Mrs. Glenn F. Tilton                                   Ryan Foundation
           Chicago Shakespeare Theater       mygoodgreetings                                                       Mrs. Charles A. Tribbett III                       Carole and Jack Sandner

                                                                                                                   Joan Walker
           ChicaGourmets!                    NBC5 Chicago                                                                                                             Joy and Matt Walsh/
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Dan Walsh
           Christie Foran Design             NoMI Restaurant                                                                                                              Patty and Dan Walsh
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Matthew Walsh
           Clif Bars                         Stephen and Tanya Oblak                                               Susan D. Whiting
           Cloverhill Bakery                 Patagonia                                                             Mrs. Richard J. Williams
 butterfly ball
                  BDO Seidman, LLP
                  Leslie and John Burns
                  Jim and Sheila Clary
                  Brian and Kelly Kerwin
                     Duane Morris LLP
                                                       Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
                                                          & Flom LLP
                                                       Lowell I. Stahl
                                                       Duncan and Kelley White
                                                          and Gregory and Andrea Hosbein
                                                       Mr. and Mrs. Richard John Williams

                                                                                            UNDER $999
                                                                                            Ms. and Mr. Tracey Alston
                                                                                            Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Aronin
                                                                                            Ms. Allison Baccich
                                                                                            Mr. Bruce Baker
                                                                                            Mr. and Mrs. Steven Barnhart
                                                                                            Mr. Thomas Barrat
                                                                                            Mr. and Mrs. John Barron
                                                                                                                                  Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Ferrara
                                                                                                                                  Mr. Robert Frenzel
                                                                                                                                  Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fullman
                                                                                                                                  Mr. Jon Garret
                                                                                                                                  Ms. Kate Geed
                                                                                                                                  Mr. Jeffrey Geier
                                                                                                                                  Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gordon
                                                                                                                                  Mr. Terry Graber
                                                                                                                                                                    Ms. Jennifer Montague
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moran
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. J. Moriarty
                                                                                                                                                                    Ms. Karen Morris
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. John Neuman
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Novak
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. John O’Connell
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Tom O’Toole
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wellek
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Whitacre
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ms. Gretchen Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. Jonas Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. Mike Woods
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. James H. Wooten Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young
                  Ogilvy & Mather Chicago              Alberto-Culver Company               Mr. Michael Bauman                    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gray             Mr. David C. Parry                   Ms. Karen Zelden
                  Cathy and Bill Osborn                Ms. Jill Allread                     Mr. and Mrs. William H.               Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Gross          Mr. John Parsons                     Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zimmerman
                  Qwest                                Deloitte LLP                             Baumgartner, Jr.                  Mr. and Mrs. David P. Hackett     Mr. Timmons Patrick                  Mr. Tom Zoplt
                  Robert Sarazen and Ron Cortina       Mr. and Mrs. Donald Delves           Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bere               Halvorson and Partners, P.C.      PJH and Associates, Inc.
                     Goldman Sachs & Co.               Mr. and Mrs. Craig J. Duchossois     Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Besio            Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hansen        Mr. and Mrs. Edward Polich           PATRON IN-KIND
                  Susan Whiting                        Mr. John Greisch                     Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard J. Bette         Mr. and Ms. Stephen Hearty        Mr. Tom Quirke                       (VALUED AT $1,000+)
                     The Nielsen Company               S.A.G of Kenosha                     Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Birch           Dr. and Ms. Paul G. Heltne        Mr. Philip Renwick                   The Honorable and Mrs.
                                                       William Blair & Company LLC          Mr. James Bridgman                    Shawn Hildebrand                  Mr. and Mrs. Gene Reznik                Manuel Rodriguez Arriaga,
                  SPONSORS                                                                  Mr. Graham Brock                      Mr. Robert Huberts                Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Richards         Consulate General of Mexico
                  ($6,000-$11,999)                     $1,000-$2,499                        Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Butler           Mr. and Mrs. Winston Huff         Jack Robertson                       Chicago Magazine
                  APC by Schneider Electric            Mr. and Mrs. Barry Allen             Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Cameron       Mr. and Mrs. Andre Hughes         Mr. and Mrs. Christopher             Cushing
                  Bain & Company, Inc.                 AMLI Residential                     Mr. Al Capitanini                     Ms. Celine Hughes                    T. Rommeney                       Mr. Richard H. Driehaus
                  Baker & McKenzie                     Mr. Kenneth Bigg and Ms. Anne Rea    Ms. Sarah Carey and Ms. Gloria Drew   Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hughson         Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Rosa             Elysian Hotel
                  Baxter International Inc.            Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Birck        Mr. David Carroll                     Mr. John Jiganti                  Ms. Laurie Ruff                      Mr. Patrizio Fradiani
                  Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Calvert        Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Q. Brown        Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Case          Ms. Andrea Johnson                Mr. Alan Sahagian                       and Mr. Mark Steinberg
                  Chris P. Stefanos Associates, Inc.   Mr. and Mrs. John Challenger         Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cerrone          Edward Joyce                      Mr. and Mrs. Scott Santi             Goose Island Beer Co.
                  DePaul University                    Ms. Leslie A. Coolidge               Ms. Loren Charboneau                  Keller Family Foundation          Ms. Nancy Santo                      Andrea and Gregory Hosbein
                  DLA Piper                            Mr. David Carroll                    Mr. Greg Ciambrone                    Kip Kelley                        Mr. Steven Scheibe                   Mr. Andrew J. McKenna
                  Mr. and Mrs. W. James Farrell        Mr. and Mrs. Neil Cox                Ms. Nelda Connors                     Laura and Fareed Khan             Mr. Nikolaus Semaca                  United Airlines
                  FD                                   Alderman Vi Daley                    Mr. Eduardo Conrad                    Mr. Tom Kinder                    Alex Singh                           William Hill Estate
                  Anders Gustafsson                    Draftfcb                             Ms. Terry Cook                        Mr. David Klevatt                 Mr. Matthew Sorenson                    and La Marca Prosecco
                     Zebra Technologies                Ms. Paula Endress                    Cotter Consulting, Inc.                   and Ms. Laura Parry              and Ms. Dana Douglas
                  Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hawver            Environmental Systems Design, Inc.   Mr. Nic Covey and Ms. Meghan Brown    Mr. Gary Kohn                     Mr. and Mrs. David Speer             IN-KIND
                  Stanley J. Janowiak                  Ms. Elizabeth R. Foster              Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Cox            Ms. Catherine Kolik               Mr. and Mrs. Sean T. St. Clair       Alternare
                  Greg and Ann Jones and Family           and Mr. Michael P. Walsh          Mr. Bruce E. Cox                      Mr. Jack Kozik                    Mr. Jeffrey Stahl                    American Girl Place Chicago
                  Rock and Manisha Khanna              Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Friedmann     Mr. and Mrs. Jim M. Curtin            Mr. Brian Krause                  Mr. and Mrs. Brian Stech             Mr. Rick Bayless
                  William and JoAnn Kunkel             Mr. William Gee                      Mr. Jim Dahl                          Mr. Anthony Kwilosz               Mr. and Mrs. Craige Stout            Charlie Trotter’s
                  Mr. and Mrs. Todd Lacy                  and Ms. Susan Crothers-Gee        Mr. Hugh Daly                         Mr. Timothy Later                 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Strand         Chicago Indoor Sports
                  Susan Lichtenstein                   Mr. Philip L. Hildebrandt                and Ms. Julie Schiller Daly       Mr. Edmund Lester                 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stuermer            Dana Hotel and Spa
                     and John Rokacz                   Mr. and Mrs. Mark Labkon             Mr. Samuel Delisi                     Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey Lewis, Jr.    Mr. Jeff Surges                      Happy Baby
                  McKinsey & Company                   Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lytle              Mr. and Mrs. Robert Denvir            Mr. John Looby                    Mr. Nate Sutton                      Ms. Donna LaPietra
                  Morgan Stanley                       Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moss             Mrs. Maureen DeRose                   Bobbie Loughlin                   Mr. Richard Sykes                        and Mr. Bill Kurtis
                  Mr. Patrick Morris                   Resolute Consulting, LLC             Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dettmann           Mr. Don Lowery                    Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Sylvester      Moto Restaurant
                  Shirley and Walter Oliver            Robinson Lerer & Montgomery          Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Diamond       Mr. and Mrs. Julian Mack          Ms. Margaret Ungh                    Naha
                  Ms. Betsy Neville                    Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rossi           Jesse Dodson                          Mr. Robert J. Macrie              Mr. Dominick Vetrani                 Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Notebaert
                  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Novosel          Mr. and Mrs. Craig Splinter          Ms. Mary Rose Doran                   Ms. Angela Magee                  Mr. Victor Vohnert                   Ms. Barbara Powell

                  Power Construction Company           Sylvester Construction               Mr. and Mrs. James R. Estes           Mr. Ron Mallicoat                 Mr. Valerie Waller                   Dr. Doug Taron
                  The PrivateBank                         Services, Inc.                    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Euler             Mr. Jason Manning                 Ms. Amy Walsh                        The Westin Michigan Avenue
                  Lydia and Pat Ryan                   WLS Television, Inc.                 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Fargo              Mr. Robert McLann                 Mr. John Watts
                  Manisha Shah                                                              Mr. Greg Fernandez                    Mr. Robert Mignin                 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Weiler
                        }       Adler Planetarium
                                American Girl Place
                                Audubon Society
                                Bat Conservation International, Inc.
                                Boy Scouts of America
                                   Chicago Council
                                Boy Scouts of America
                                   Northeastern Illinois Council
                                                                       Communities in Schools
                                                                       El Valor
                                                                       DePaul University
                                                                       Hector Duarte
                                                                       Eden Place
                                                                       Field Museum of Natural History
                                                                       Fishin’ Buddies
                                                                       Flourish Studios
                                                                                                               Museums in the Park
                                                                                                               Museums Work for Chicago
                                                                                                               National Museum of Mexican Art
                                                                                                               National Wildlife Federation
                                                                                                               Neighborhood Parents Network
                                                                                                               Northeastern Illinois University
                                                                                                               Northwestern University
                                                                                                               Project Exploration
                                                                                                                                                         board of
                                                                                                                                                         As of October 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                  Stephen R. Ferrara

                                                                                                                                                                                  VICE CHAIRS
                                                                                                                                                                                  Leslie Henner Burns
                                                                                                                                                                                  Andre Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                                                        John Barron
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anna Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Joel S. Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gregory C. Case
                                                                                                                                                                                                        John Challenger
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sheila Clary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stanley Janowiak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Val R. Jensen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Brian Kerwin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rock Khanna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dr. James A. Montgomery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             James C. Murray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Peggy Notebaert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LIFE TRUSTEES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Frank M. Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thomas Cox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Paul Heltne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.

                                Brookfield Zoo                         Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago          Pronatura Mexico                                                   SECRETARY             Leslie A. Coolidge   Theodore J. Novak         TRUSTEES
                                Butterfly Conservation Initiative           and Northwest Indiana              Purple Asparagus                                                   Lisa Brown Tribbett   Nelda Connors        Patricia Novosel          George M. Covington
                                Center for Humans and Nature           Green City Market                       Mary Beth Rebedeau                                                                       Alderman Vi Daley    Cathleen Osborn           Laura Sudler
                                Center for Neighborhood Technology     Green Fire Productions                  REI                                                                TREASURER             Patrick F. Daly      Hilda Piell               Joseph P. Sullivan
                                Chicago Bird Monitoring Network        Green Parents Network                   Save Our American Raptors (SOAR)                                   Rich Hanson           Don Delves           Alejandro Silva
                                Chicago Botanic Garden                 Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network   The Chicago Children’s Museum                                                            Charles W. Douglas   Barbara Speer             EX OFFICIO
                                Chicago Center for Green Technology    Illinois Department of                  The Great Lakes Alliance                                                                 Jacky Ferro          Joyce M. St. Clair        Allison Baccich
                                Chicago Conservation Corps                  Nature Resources                   The Grove Historical National Landmark                                                   Donna Gustafsson     Lowell I. Stahl           Craig Splinter
                                Chicago Herpetological Society         Illinois River Towing Association       The Nature Conservancy                                                                   David P. Hackett     Joan H. Walker
                                Chicago Ornithological Society         Lake County Forest Preserve District    Trout Unlimited                                                                          Raymond Hartshorne   Brian Walls
                                Chicago Park District                  Lincoln Park Conservancy                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                                             Andrea E. Hosbein    Susan D. Whiting
                                Chicago Public Schools                 Lincoln Park Zoo                        U.S. Department of Agriculture                                                           Judy Istock          Richard J. Williams
                                Chicago Trees Initiative               Daniel Lorenzetti                       U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service                                                                                Timothy R. Zoph
                                Chicago Wilderness                          and Linda Rice Lorenzetti          USDA Forest Service,
                                   Corporate Council                   Dave McGowan                               International Programs Division
                                City of Chicago,                       Mexican Consulate of Chicago            USDA Forest Service,
                                   Department of Environment           Mexico 2010                                Regional Office Milwaukee –
                                Columbia College School                Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie         Get Outdoors Day                      corporate                 CHAIR                 BOARD                Bill Hardin               Michael L. Nicholus
                                   of Education                        Milwaukee Public Museum                 Wildlife Discovery Center                                          Craig Splinter        MEMBERS              Philip L. Hildebrandt     Devon Patterson
                                                                                                                                                         advisory                                       Richard Bonsignore   PK Johnson                Dale Peck
                                                                                                                                                            board                                       John Chipman         Jennifer Durham King      Anngelia Richter
                                                                                                                                                                                                        William A. Gee IV    William Kunkel            Jeanenne Tornatore
                                BIOLOGY                                Amanda Berlinski                        GUEST SERVICES
       museum                   Dr. Douglas Taron                      Leslie Blanchard                        Zack Ater
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arthur J. Gibson     Robin McGinnis            Doug Vanerka

          staff                     Curator of Biology and             Danielle Diaz                           John Foos
                                    Vice President of Research         Josie Elbert                            Vanessa Gargantos
          As of June 30, 2010       and Collections                    Sophie McNeill                          Molly Geiger
                                Tom Anton                              Doris Mendez-Slaven                     Margaret Ryan
                                Julia Colby                            Laura Nitanda                           Wilfrido Suarez
                                                                                                                                                          society                 CHAIR                 FUNDRAISING          MEMBERS                   Lynn Fosbener
                                                                                                                                                                                  Allison Baccich       COMMITTEE            Sophie Albsmeyer          Erik Gebhardt
                                Jamie Forberg                          Celina Petersen                         Lori Walker                              for urban                                       CO-CHAIRS            Casey Allen               David Giebenhain
ADMINISTRATION                  Seth Harper                            Barbara Powell
Donna Gustafsson                Amber King                             Tina Rossi                              MUSEUM                                      nature                 VICE CHAIRS           Heather Bollinger    Jennifer Bauer            Chase Heitman
                                                                                                                                                                                  Melanie Mudarth       Jenna Szkatulski     Steven Bauer              Sarah Hydorn
     President and CEO          Vincent Olivares                       Laurel Schrementi                       EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                              Raleigh McClayton
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tony Williams                              Kathleen Belden
Deborah Lahey                   Dawn Roberts                                                                   Alvaro Ramos
                                                                                                                                                                                                        RECRUITMENT          Paula Calzolari           Brian Novelline
     Vice President and COO     Steven Sullivan                        EXTERNAL AFFAIRS                           Vice President of Exhibitions
                                                                                                                                                                                  SECRETARY             COMMITTEE            Kim Davis                 Alex Penning
Jill Doub                       Celeste Troon                          Marc Miller                                and Museum Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                  Allison Williams      CO-CHAIRS            Alex Demers               Chelsea Richer
Mike Lowe                       Andrew Wunschel                           Vice President of External Affairs   Matheu Borque
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cora Bryan           Claire Sorenson Devlin    Rebecca Seibel
                                                                       Diane Gerrish                           Ray Figueroa
                                                                                                                                                                                  TREASURER             Julia Failey         Lisa Elkins               Mike Winand
                                EDUCATION                              Mary Kehoe                              Glenda Gonzalez
                                                                                                                                                                                  Grahame Harlow
                                Rafael Rosa                            Philip Rudolph                          Heather Grance Sanders
                                   Vice President of Education         Mary Snodgrass                          Brian Henry
                                Amaris Alanis-Ribeiro                  Ashley Solovy                           Christina Leece
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