Thank you to our 20th Anniversary Donors!
Our 20th Anniversary Campaign will launch us into the next 20 years of green building advancement, supporting key needs in education, policy, and community work. Read more about our initiatives below.
Leadership Circle Members
Donors who've given $500 or more towards our 20th Anniversary Campaign
Tom Bassett-Dilley, Tom Bassett-Dilley Architects
Kathia Benitez, Discover Financial Services
Jon Cheffings, SCC&M
Keara Fanning, Link Logistics Real Estate
Damon Henrikson, Made to Measure Metrology
Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates
Steve King, The Invert Chicago
Neil Peck, S.N. Peck
Marya Ryan, OneEarth Consulting, Inc.
Elena Savona, Elevate
Kelly Shelton, Shelton Solutions Inc.
Benjamin Skelton, Cyclone Energy Group
Mark Stenftenagel, E2
Lauren Tavel, CBRE
Jason Westrope, Development Management Associates
20th Anniversary Benefactors
Donors who've given $200 or more towards our 20th Anniversary Campaign
Michelle Halle Stern
20th Anniversary Donors Club
Mary Alice Drain
Mary Ann Yann
Kathia E Benitez
Michael & Margaret Johnson
Dr. Tommy Zakrzewski
Lois Vitt Sale
Selena Worster Walde
Make an impact for the next 20 years of green building
What your gift supports:
Making professional education accessible
We want to keep our professional education webinars free for everyone, all year long. Your support provides accessible education to green building professionals and students.
Education fundraising goal: $10,000
Bringing sustainability to Illinois schools
42 schools have joined the 2022-23 cohort of the Illinois Green Schools Project. Your donation provides financial support for classrooms to complete a sustainability project at their school.
Green Schools fundraising goal: $20,000
Advancing green building policy
We will increase our capacity to support the implementation of CEJA and promote City of Chicago building decarbonization policy by connecting decision-makers with building professionals.
Policy fundraising goal: $10,000
Be an ambassador of Illinois Green's mission — find your engagement opportunity:
20 Years of Green Building Advancement
Learn more about Illinois Green's 20 year history, and the legacy of action in the green building community.
Founded by a group of passionate green building advocates
The Center for Green Technology in Chicago, the first LEED Platinum municipal building in the world, became a signature project and living laboratory.
Supported the passage of the Illinois Green Buildings Act, which requires all new state buildings to meet LEED Silver.
Illinois was recognized as the state with more LEED square footage per capita than any other state.
Supported the passage and implementation of the Chicago energy benchmarking ordinance.
The 2016-2020 strategic plan, called the Epic Challenge, built on our experience with LEED to bring green building experience to more buildings and neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood Power Project launched to assist community oriented buildings with sustainability operations.
The Illinois Green Schools Project launched to engage students and classrooms around green building.