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.

The below list of donors and sponsors will be updated regularly.



Bank of America

Kelly and Jeff Brincat

CBOE Global Market

The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust

Janet & Craig Duchossois

Andrew M. and Julia R. Faville

Joseph L. & Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation

Joseph P. Gromacki

Leslie Hindman Auctioneer

Lori S. and James S. Montana

Nicor Gas

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan and Family

A Springfield Family

Reyes Holdings

Don Wilson


Neville and John Bryan

Goldman Sachs

John Deere

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation

State Farm

COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), TAWANI Foundation


The Boeing Company

The Crown Family

$1,000,000 and Above

Abbott Fund

Archer Daniels Midland Company


CME Group


The Funderburg Family

      Rob and Cathy Funderburg

      Hugh and Gail Funderburg

      Alex and Patty Funderburg


Northern Trust

Governor Bruce Rauner & First Lady Diana Rauner

In-Kind Sponsors



Evans Architects, Ltd.

Freeborn and Peters

H.F. Fritsch & Sons

Henson Robinson Company

Hinsdale Embroidery Guild

Oscar Isberian Rugs


Kohler Co.

Mayer Brown

MacLean Collection

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNally IV

Newberry Library

Parma Conservation, Ltd.

Related Midwest

Resolute Consulting LLC

Res Publica Group

St. Louis Antique Lighting Company

Vinci | Hamp Architects, Inc.