Inspiration, Influence, Impact

Stephen and Holly Babington honor Margot Babington because of her passion for social justice.

Barbara Beale Arnold honors Gary Arnold because of his persistence and ability to be a seed of change.

Ann Christophersen and Amy Blumenthal honor Denise Poloyac.

Gary Cozette honors Andy Thayer, founder of GayLiveration Network, because Andy and GLN have pushed the boundaries in public advocacy against discrimination not only for LGBTQ community, fut for oppressed minorities at home and abroad.

Barbara Engel honors Ora Schub and Cheryl Graves because they were the beating heart of the restorative justice community.

Caroline Harney and Jim Charlton honor Ora Schub and Cheryl Graves because of their many years of dedication! Yeah Ora & Cheryl!

Barbara Phillips honors Charles W. Phillips because he is a visionary activist for racial justice.

Gordon Quinn honors Morgan Johnson because she founded The Tribe news site.

Mary Schneider honors Ann Christophersen because of her lifelong commitment to movements of justice and to making our world more compassionate and inclusive.

Eileen Willenborg and Jane Melnick honor Dale and Ruth Fast because they introduced us to Seeds of Change and Crossroads Fund.

David de Vries honors Richard "Dick" Reilly because he was a founding member of Chicago Medical Action, providing first aid and support at rallies and marches.

Crossroads Fund would like to thank our auction donors. Seeds of Change (virtual or otherwise) would not be the same without their generous and creative contributions.

About Face Youth Theater

Adler Planetarium

Adornamorphosis/Ruby Pinto

Aerial Dance Chicago

Anita Expert

Lourdes Arias

Asrai Garden

As Time Goes By/Erica Clark

Avondale Bowl

William C. Ayers

Back of the Yards Coffee

The Backyard Axe Throwing League

Badass Cross-stitch/Shannon Downey

Big Delicious Planet

The Biscuit Man

Sharon Bladholm

Blank Label

Boka Group

Bon Vivant Cakes

Breeze Art Creatives/Brissa Del Mar

Brown Sugar Bakery

Café Con Leche

CH Distillery

Chicago Bulls

Chicago Cuatro Orchestra

The Chicago Ensemble

Chicago Fair Trade

Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather Arts

Chicago White Sox


Cobblestone (previously The Northman)

Coda di Volpe

Colectivo Coffee


Community Tavern

Concern America

Haman Cross 3

Deluxe Tattoo/Jennifer Trok

Amina J. Dickerson

The DuSable Museum

Early to Bed

Enjoy: Urban General Store

Eris Brewery and Cider House


Eve Ewing

Fearless Cooking

FEW Spirits Distillery

First Ascent

Tony Fitzpatrick

Flex Pilates

Four Letter Word Coffee


Iva Freeman

Amy Funk

Gamestop/Eric Bright

Emmanuel Garcia

Teresa Garcia

Gina M. Garding

Gene Siskel Film Center

Good Girl Ella/Juana Boksa

Good Omen Tattoo/Julia Campione

The Great Escape Room

Great Lakes Tattoo

Abbey Hambright

Patricia J. Handlin and Flint Taylor

Carole Harmel

Harp & Eagle Limited

Haymarket Books


Anna Inabinet

IO Theatre


Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jerry's Sandwiches

Julie Justicz

JUSTIce Cream

Just Seeds

Abha Kapila

Karen Hallion Illustration

Kartemquin Films

Mikki Kendall

Julia Klein

Koval Distillery

Jeanne Kracher & Laura McAlpine

La Colombe

Las Crafty Anties

Laughing Eye Weeping Eye

Jill Legare

Alexandra Lerner Harmel

Arthur Lerner

Lifeline Theatre

Lillstreet Art Center

Lincoln Lodge/Tight Five Productions

Cherie R. Lockett

The Logan Theatre

Ben Madden

Katie Madden

Made a Mano/Yesica E. Morfin

Mata Traders

Elaine Melko

Rebeca Mendoza

Milton and Margie's

Monstrochika/Naomi Martinez

Allison Mooney

Michelle Morales

Music Box Theatre

The Music of the Baroque

Vreni Naess

National Museum of Mexican Art


Chani Nicholas

Old Irving Brewing Co.

Old Town School of Folk Music

Om on the Range Yoga Studio

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Orso's Restaurant

Pan Artesanal

Paper Source

Antonio Pazaran


Pilsen Public Art Tours

Rita Pizarro

Production Mode

Purple and Lime, Inc.

Chandra Ram

Leslie Ramyk

Randolph Street Market

Renaissance Theatreworks

Jan Repa

Rhymes with Twee/Leigh Kelsey

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

Tom Robinson

Roeser's Bakery

Stephanie Rohr

Juan M. Roman

Kristina Roque

Grae Rosa

Rowdy Corazon/Thelma Uranga-Baca


The Second City

Sentieri Italiani

See Spot Run

Sew Crafty Studio

she crew

Silk Road Theatre Project

Dick Simpson

Skydeck Chicago

Steve Slaske

Soberscove Press

Sourlis Glass Studio

Sparrow Hair Salon

Speakeasy Tattoo

Spice House

Strawdog Theater

Julia Thiel

Timber Lanes

Twisted Scissors

Upbeat Music

Sara B. Varon


Vin Chicago

Virtue Cider


John Pitman Weber

Wolfbait & B-Girls

Women & Children First

Yo:u Salon/Yolanda Trejo

Please support the businesses that have made a great contribution to Crossroads Fund through gifts to our silent auction. They support our communities – let’s return the favor!