The Sustaining Leaders Fund is an essential group of donors dedicated to supporting High Jump’s mission to equalize educational opportunities in Chicago.

Being a Sustaining Leader means:

High Jump at Latin School on Saturday 1st, 2022. Photos by Jasmin Shah

If High Jump were to charge for its academic enrichment programming, it would cost $7,500 per student per year. A year full of one-of-a-kind experiences, access to resources, and educational opportunities for curious and motivated students seeking a high school experience that will challenge them socially and academically.

$7,500 reflects the actual cost per student per year in the High Jump program.

“Our story is Chicago's story; our success is Chicago's success:

It belongs to students, parents, dedicated educators, support staff and principals. We all envision a bright future for our students, one in which every student in every neighborhood has the ability and support to achieve success.”

Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO of Hope Chicago, as guest speaker at the Sustaining Leaders Fund luncheon.

Join the Sustaining Leaders Fund and receive the following benefits:

  • An invitation to the exclusive Sustaining Leaders Donor Appreciation Luncheon featuring an inspiring voice in the Chicago community. Past speakers include Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chicago documentarian and director of Hoop Dreams and America to Me Steve James, and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools Janice Jackson.
  • Recognition on High Jump’s Spring of Opportunity Benefit invitation and program, as well as the High Jump website
  • Advanced invitations to High Jump events and volunteer opportunities throughout the year

High Jump would like to thank the members of the Sustaining Leaders Fund for providing annual fund unrestricted gifts of over $7,500.

Navneet Arora and Lori Eppstein
Katie and Chris Barber
Brian Bauer and George Jasinski
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bellick
Carol Bernstein Eckstein and Marty Eckstein
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum
DD Danforth Burlin and Johannes Burlin
Sally B. Carton and John Carton
Catharyn Cutright
Marc Cerone and Nick Trakas
David Chazen
Mr. and Mrs. John Cobb
Vincent Cozzi
Mrs. Paula Hannaway Crown and Mr. James Crown
Laura and Anthony Davis
Lauren and Michael Erdin
Paula and Tim Friedman
Lara Frohlich and John Bremen
Jock Fullmer and the Fullmer Family Joy Fund
Arla and Joel Gomberg
Barbara Goodman Manilow
Sarah and Jonathan Graham
Brian and Christina Greviskes
Mr. Kenneth Griffin
Ms. Cynthia Heusing and Mr. David Kistenbroker
Mariana and Paul Ingersoll
Lena and Andrew Jessen
Bruce and Marcia Johnson-Reid
Lori and Stephen Kaufman

Michael and Rosalind Keiser
Priscilla and Steven Kersten
Dr. Erik and Adrienne King
Karen and Liam Krehbiel
Randall W. Larrimore
John and Jill Levi
Deneese Walia Levin and Matthew Levin
Craig and Lisa Lindermann
Ms. Kimberly Lynch
Kerrie Maloney Laytin
Ms. Barbara Malott Kizziah | Malott Family Foundation
Nicole and Brad Mann
Mr. Joe Mansueto and Ms. Rika Yoshida
Andrew and Mary Beth McNerney
Matthew Means
Anna Meytina-Lurye and Alexander Lurye
Liz and Constantine Mihas
Dara and Ross Milner
Lisa Gregg and Randy Mitchell
James Mitchell
Cindy and Michael O'Connor
Georgy Ann and William Peluchiwski
Abby and Mason Phelps
Janet and Jon Rauschenberger
Scott and Laurie Rose
Diane Saltoun and Bruce Braun
Jodi Steinberg
Sara Stone
Malott Family Foundation


High Jump needs your support to continue to:

  • Provide students with transportation, meals, and laptops;
  • Expand Community Scholars to serve more students;
  • Challenge the status quo of Chicago’s educational landscape;
  • Accelerate the educational journeys of Chicago’s youth;
  • Grow to serve every eligible student in Chicago.

Be a Sustaining Leader. Contact Jill Reid, Chief Advancement Officer, at [email protected] to make your gift.