Funding the Renovation
In February 2015, construction began to completely renovate the Illinois Governor’s Mansion, funded entirely with private dollars. While the renovation focused on structural repairs and construction updates, it was also an opportunity to focus on the visitor experience, truly making the Mansion the People’s House for Illinois residents. Complete with dedicated art spaces, expanded programming, full accessibility for visitors and a focus on Illinois’ rich history, the Illinois Governor’s Mansion is open seven days a week for visitors to learn from.
The Governor’s Mansion renovation project was completed without taxpayer dollars. The Illinois Governor’s Mansion Association set a goal to raise $15 million in private funds to complete the project.
The Board of Directors of the Association extends its sincere thanks to the donors, in-kind sponsors, and partners who made this project a reality. Their contributions to this project are truly unmatched, and their dedication to the Illinois Governor’s Mansion will make it a showcase for art, education, and history in Illinois and visitors around the world.
The below list of donors and sponsors will be updated regularly.
Bank of America
Kelly and Jeff Brincat
Neville and John Bryan
CBOE Global Market
The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust
Andrew M. and Julia R. Faville
Joseph L. & Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation
Joseph P. Gromacki
Lori S. and James S. Montana
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan and Family
Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), TAWANI Foundation
The Boeing Company
The Crown Family
$1,000,000 and Above
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Rob and Cathy Funderburg
Hugh and Gail Funderburg
Alex and Patty Funderburg
Diana M and Bruce V Rauner
Freeborn and Peters
Hinsdale Embroidery Guild
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNally IV
Parma Conservation, Ltd.
St. Louis Antique Lighting Company
Vinci Hamp Architects, Inc.