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The Circle of Impact

A preeminent donor community.

The Circle of Impact

Growing Home is pleased to introduce our 2023 Circle of Impact members. This year, we invite our most loyal supporters from 2022 the opportunity to make a deeper connection with us in 2023. Members are invited to participate in exclusive events and engagement opportunities that provide unique access to interact with those we serve, our leadership, and our community.

For more information on the Circle of Impact, please contact Janelle St. John, Executive Director at jstjohn@growinghomeinc.org or (773) 549-1336. Thank you to our Circle of Impact Members listed below!

If you are a 2023 Circle of Impact Member, you are invited to an Appreciation and Volunteer Family Day on May 6, 2023 from 10am-12pm at Growing Home Farms! Please view the invitation and RSVP here. 


Thank you to our 2023 Circle of Impact members!

Sustainers | $25,000-$49,999

Steve and Emmy Stanley

Scholarship Supporters | $12,500-$24,999

Carley Pulford
Dan and Rebecca Kaplan
Jana French and Peter Gotsch
Thomas and Pascale Kichler

Harvesters | $5,000-$12,499

William and Irene Beck
Marty Eckstein and Carol Bernstein
Joe Niemiec
Johanna Pistell
Lynn Sheck
Laura Tilly and Derek Cottier
Diana Leifer
Marny and Matthew Zimmer
Karen Russell and Scott Leff
Seth and Dorothy Hemming

Cultivators | $1,000-$4,999

Julia and Mark Gerstein
Drs. Carmella Barrett-Perry and Lamorris Perry
Scott and Sue Anderson
Andre and Sabrina Hughes
Faith Spencer and Mark Parts
Heather Aeschleman
Andrea Cordiano
Helen and Michael Arkes
Bradley and Christine Wynn
Betsy Gates-Alford and Peter Alford
Cooper Foszcz
Donald Goens
Jeffrey and Elaine Soble
Ertharin Coousin
Foster Dale and Janet Silverberg
Hal Rees, Emily Culbertson and Harold Rees
James Thompson
Joseph Appelt
Doug and Jessie MacDonald
Tengelsen Family Foundation
Jacob Rassner
Judith Aronson and Marc Hilton
Janelle St. John
Bob and Karen Lewis
Karl Riley
Karl and Meg Eifrig
Kate Jakubas
Kevin Ogorzalek
Kevin Swan and Venous Shabahang
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen
Matthew Eisler
Marie and David Dickson
Julia and Mark Gerstein
Michelle Gittler and Lee Francis
Norman Jeddeloh and Mario Lopez
John Raffetto
Deborah Mead
Joan Rothenberg and Ken Walchak
Sara and Rusty Foszcz
Sarah Gourevitch
Sara Jo Schwartz and Nick Van Zanten
The Gates Family
Taeyun Kim

Circle of Impact Member Benefits

Cultivators ($1000-$4999)

Growing Home Recipe Book, Farm Tour Experience, Coffee & Conversation with Executive Director, Invitation to COI Appreciation & Volunteer Day on Farm, Invitation to All Cohort Graduations, COI Newsletter

Harvesters ($5000-12,499)

All of the above plus Growing Home-Themed Special Gift

Scholarship Supporters ($12,500-$24,999)

All of the above plus Special Stories from Employment Training participant(s), Special Delivery of Growing Home Produce Package

Sustainers ($25,000-$49,999)

All of the above plus a Growing Home Tabletop Garden

Les Brown Founders Circle ($50,000 and above)

All of the above plus a Special Growing Home Gift, A Graduation named in your honor or your family’s, Invitation to address cohort during graduation