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Helping NHS Rebuild Neighborhoods

On behalf of the thousands of families who benefited from their support, NHS of Chicago acknowledges and thanks the partners that are dedicated to creating vibrant neighborhoods all are proud to call home.


Over $500,000

  • NeighborWorks America


$100,000 - $499,999

  • Citi
  • Cook County Justice Advisory Council
  • PNC
  • Polk Bros Foundation
  • State Farm
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo


$50,000 - $99,999

  • Bank of America
  • Chicago Community COVID Response Fund
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Crown Family Philantrophies
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Southland Economic Transformation Funding Board
  • TCF Bank


$10,000 - $49,999

  • Associated Bank
  • Bank Leumi
  • Byline Bank
  • Capital One
  • Central Savings Bank
  • Chicago Region Food Systems Fund
  • CIBC
  • Community Savings Bank
  • Country Financial
  • Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
  • FDC Foundation
  • Harris Family Foundation
  • Huntington Bank
  • Illinois Fair Plan
  • Inland Bank
  • MUFG Bank
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Retirement Research Foundation
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City of Chicago

Since NHS’ inception, the City of Chicago has been a caring and powerful NHS partner, fighting for strong and stable neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Without this key partnership, NHS would not have had success in revitalizing neighborhoods and helping Chicago homeowners in purchasing and keeping their homes.

The City of Chicago Department of Community Development's mission is to promote and preserve a vibrant economy by encouraging job creation, development of new businesses and affordable housing, and creating and sustaining healthy neighborhoods.

For More Information
Call 3-1-1 if you’re a Chicago resident, or visit

Lori E. Lightfoot
Mayor, City of Chicago

For More Information

Contact Mary Carlson at or call 773-329-4230

2014 NHS Metro Board

The Community Banks Partnership is an innovative working group comprised of banking industry leaders who meet to discuss issues important to community banking, such as trends in neighborhoods and the housing market, new regulation, and legislative updates. NHS gratefully acknowledges the support of its FY2015 and FY2016 Community Bank Partners.

  • First Bank of Highland Park
  • Inland Bank and Trust
  • American Chartered Bank
  • First Eagle Bank
  • FirstMerit Bank
  • First Midwest Bank, NA
  • Hoyne Savings Bank
  • Republic Bank
  • State Bank of India
NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Bank Leumi USA
  • Bridgeview Bank Mortgage
  • Community Savings Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Guaranty Bank
  • Liberty Bank for Savings
  • North Shore Community Bank & Trust
  • Pullman Bank & Trust
  • Standard Bank and Trust Company
  • Central Federal Savings & Loan
  • Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest
  • Elgin State Bank
  • Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan
  • Prospect Federal Savings Bank
  • Providence Bank
  • Pulaski Savings Bank
  • Signature Bank
  • Burling Bank
  • Devon Bank
  • First Savings Bank of Hegewisch
  • Forest Park National Bank & Trust
  • Glenview State Bank
  • Midland States Bank
  • Mutual Federal Bank
  • Seaway Bank & Trust

To join NHS’ Community Banks Partnership or for more information, please contact Jennifer Conway or call at (773) 329-4138.

Thank you to our generous supporters.

NHS greatly appreciates the friendship and generosity of the many individuals whose contributions from April 1st, 2020 through March 31st, 2021 allowed NHS to adapt our programs and services to meet the emerging needs of Chicagoland residents during a pandemic, but also stay on course in our fight to end racist housing policies and practices, close the racial wealth gap, and create neighborhoods of choice.

Together, we can foster vibrant, stable, and safe places to live and create a more equitable Chicagoland.

For more information on how to support NHS, please contact Jennifer Conway or call at (773) 329-4138.

Cornerstone Society

NHS Chicago Cornerstone Society

The NHS Cornerstone Society is an elite and committed group of contributors comprised of:

  • Growing Supporters who donate $1,000 or more;
  • Ground Supporters who donate over $2,500;
  • Stone Supporters who donate $5,000 and up; and
  • Transformative Partners, our top donors, who contribute $10,000 or more.

The support of the Cornerstone Society allows NHS to challenge racist and predatory systems that keep low-income families and people of color from accessing the American Dream, transform communities, and connect services and programs to those who need it most.

Transformative Partners ($10,000 and Above)

  • Thomas P. FitzGibbon*
  • Bruce A. Gottschall*
  • *Cornerstone Society Chairs
  • JarMar Giving Fund
  • John and Cheryl Neal
  • Ed* and Ana Williams

Stone Supporters ($5,000 and Above)

  • King Harris
  • Sean J. Heath
  • RRF Foundation for Aging

Ground Supporter ($2,500 and Above)

  • Irish Woods Family Foundation
  • Bruce Martin
  • Paradis Family Fund

Growing Supporter ($1,000 and Above)

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Burling Bank
  • Luis Castro
  • David Crossett
  • Kristin Faust
  • Lawrence Grisham
  • Robert V. McGhee
  • Alex Nitchoff
  • Paula Render
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Thurman Smith and Michael Helen Woods
  • Elizabeth Stamos
  • Peter Stickler
  • Ms. and Dr. Towns

$500 and Above

  • Vicky Arroyo
  • Joseph H. Ballway
  • James and Carolyn Brett
  • Linda Greene
  • William Hassett
  • Jeff Headrick
  • Jackie Holsten
  • Edward H. Jacob
  • Anne Jones
  • Arthur Neville
  • Raul Raymundo
  • Matthew J. Roth
  • Pamela and Charles Smith

$100 and Above

  • Louise Anderson
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Daniel Baker
  • Jeanette Battle
  • Linda Boyer
  • Onyx Brunner
  • Nancy Buenger
  • Paul L. Cerasoli
  • Julie Chavez
  • Donna Clarke
  • Courtney Dodd
  • Lindsay Durr
  • Molly Ekerdt
  • Dorinda Flores
  • Maricela Garcia
  • Becca Goldstein
  • Hector J. Gonzalez
  • John M. Groene
  • Kelsey Hamory
  • Andrea Hartman
  • Gordon Hellwig
  • Chad Henemyer
  • Tony Hernandez
  • Mark Hersh
  • Angela Hurlock
  • Marcy S. Huttas
  • Roberto Interiano
  • Karin Kubischta
  • Kirn - Levinson Family Fund
  • Yaneesa Lasley
  • Cynthia Love
  • Jerry Lumpkins
  • David G. Martin
  • Andrew Mooney
  • Jen Peck
  • Torrey Price
  • Mary Fran Riley
  • Carl Rogers
  • Michael Rohrbeck
  • Tracy Sanchez
  • James Sanders
  • Celena Santiago
  • John Santner
  • Stephanie Seweryn
  • Daniel C. Siadak
  • Vanessa Smith
  • A.M. Triche
  • Bob Tucker
  • Pat Washington
  • Adrienne J. Whitney-Boykin
  • Lillian Williams

Up to $100

  • Quandra P. Agnew-Jernigan
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Lois Baptiste
  • MarySue Barrett
  • Tyler Battista
  • Megan Bernard
  • Kyera Bradley
  • Qiana Brown
  • M'rald Calhoun
  • Karla Campo
  • Noe Castro
  • Hana Choi
  • Marteki Codjoe
  • Anne Cole
  • Vincent Cole
  • Samuel Day
  • James Drake
  • Joe Duca
  • Irene Ellens
  • Jimmy Ellis
  • Quentin Ellis
  • Lariza Fenner
  • Kate Fenner-Lux
  • Jamica Ferguson
  • Erica Frazier
  • Dante Guarneri
  • Margaret H.
  • Shavon Hale
  • Kathryn Harper
  • Lee Haynes
  • Luther Henry
  • Mattie Howard
  • Tiffany Howard
  • The Covidiots trivia team - Marcy, Chris, Kathy, Kim, and Robin
  • Sandra Huttas
  • Nia J.S.
  • Belisa Jackson
  • Jessica and Julien
  • Ouida Jones
  • Robert E. Keeley
  • Kinamichelle
  • Elizabeth Kinder
  • Norlaine King
  • Diane W. Limas
  • Matt M.
  • Lisa Mack
  • Robert Marsh
  • Maria L. McCann-Fonseca
  • Jennifer Mickelson
  • Therese Mierswa
  • Frank Mingey
  • Deborah C. Moore
  • Dimitri Moore
  • Betina O'Hara
  • Aurie A. Pennick
  • Kiwana Purchas
  • Robin Rich
  • Alberto Ruiz
  • Rebecca Seweryn
  • Amber Staab
  • Georgi Todorov
  • Ron Victor
  • Nels Wadycki
  • Stanley Washington and Rheanna Sudduth
  • Jason & Jennifer Wileman
  • Paul J. Williams
  • Karen Woods
  • Marcus Woods
  • Barbara Woosencraft

Strong partnerships are central to the success of the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative ®. Neighborhood Housing Services would like thank the following funders and partners for supporting the operation and programs of the Greystone Initiative ®.

Operating support for the Greystone Initiative ® is generously provided by:
City of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

Greystone Initiative ® program partners include:

The Chicago Home Safety Partnership (CHSP) is a working group led by NHS and comprised of insurance industry leaders, the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois.

The continued support and guidance of CHSP partners is crucial to meeting the mission of neighborhood revitalization. NHS thanks the following CHSP partners for their support and leadership:

For More Information

To learn more about corporate or government CHSP partnership opportunities, contact Jennifer Conway at (773) 329-4138 or

Bruce Gottschall

Bruce Gottschall


As many of you know I could be considered somewhat biased toward NHS because of my role as founding executive director, but who better to affirm the importance of its mission and services! Since my retirement in 2010 I have supported a number of important social justice and environmental improvement efforts. NHS is always at the top of my list.

NHS of Chicago continues to be as important to Chicago neighborhoods and its residents as it was at its founding 45 years ago. Housing and neighborhood conditions have an overwhelming impact on the well-being of families. Through direct housing services and through partnering with others, NHS creates conditions for neighborhood and housing improvement.

NHS, as a champion of homeownership for families, is fulfilling an extremely important role that strengthens neighborhoods and families. NHS has led in this effort even in very difficult times and is to be commended and supported for this.

NHS has sustained and added cooperating and partnering organizations and institutions in its efforts to achieve even more. This ability to keep and enhance existing partners and supporters while adding new ones creates the base to effectively serve more people.

Support for NHS is so important because it not only provides essential homebuyer services but because it effectively combats disinvestment in neighborhoods. NHS demonstrates effective neighborhood investment and housing services which provides valuable examples for private and public sector actors and institutions.

Individual support of NHS is an essential way that helps NHS maintain its important independence to continue to pursue its mission.

Thank you for contributing along with me.