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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

  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Citi Foundation
  • Chase
  • Freddie Mac
  • State Farm
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • U.S. Bank


$50,000 - $99,999

  • Associated Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Housing Partnership Network
  • HSBC - North America
  • Pierce & Associates
  • The PrivateBank and Trust Company
  • Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
  • West Monroe Partners


$10,000 - $49,999

  • Alfred Bersted Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • The Alphawood Foundation
  • American Family Insurance
  • Country Financial
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
  • FDC Foundation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Bank of Highland Park
  • First Midwest Bank & Trust Company
  • FirstService Residential
  • The Fund for Shared Insight
  • The Harris Family Foundation
  • Illinois FAIR Plan Association
  • Inland Bank & Trust
  • MB Financial Bank
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Northern Trust Company
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • PNC
  • Wells Fargo
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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

Rahm Emanuel
Mayor, City of Chicago

For More Information

Contact Mary Carlson at 773-329-4129 or

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 Kelly Pearson or call at (773) 329-4137.

Thank you to our generous supporters.

NHS greatly appreciates the friendship and generosity of the many individuals whose contributions from April 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2019 make it possible for NHS to strengthen households and communities through homeownership.

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; and
  • Stone Supporters, our top donors, who contribute $5,000 and up.

The support of the Cornerstone Society allows NHS to transform communities, connect services and programs to those who need it most and empower families to chart their homeownership path.

Stone Supporters ($5,000 and Above)

  • Christel Erickson-Collins and Mark Collins
  • Thomas P. FitzGibbon Jr.*
  • Sean J. Heath
  • In memory of Nicholas A. Karris (Nicholas and Mary Ann Karris Charitable Fund)
  • Bruce Martin
  • John E. Neal

Ground Supporter ($2,500 and Above)

  • Bruce A. Gottschall*

Growing Supporter ($1,000 and Above)

  • Jonathan D. Adams
  • Vicky Arroyo
  • Gary Collins
  • Bill Eager
  • Kristin Faust
  • Lloyd Lambert
  • Robert V. McGhee
  • Don Meyer
  • Andrew Mooney
  • In honor of Philip J. Rutledge (Phyllis Caldwell)
  • Andrew Salk
  • Tony Smith
  • Peter Stickler
  • Gregory Whitehead
  • Ed* and Ana Williams
  • *Cornerstone Society Chairs

$500 and Above

  • Joseph H. Ballway
  • James Carr
  • Philip Flynn
  • Leon Gray
  • Lawrence Grisham
  • Lee Haynes
  • Edward H. Jacob
  • Cindy Larson
  • Arthur Neville
  • Olinda Rodriguez
  • Matthew J. Roth
  • William W. Towns
  • In memory of Dr. Leon Walker (Leon Walker)
  • Christen S. Wiggins
  • Beth Witczak

$300 and Above

  • Anjanette Brown
  • Linda Greene
  • Bartek Mosz
  • Gunnar P. Nilsson
  • Nicholas Peneff
  • Jose Pletz
  • Emily Robinson
  • George Surgeon
  • Peter Szydlowski

$100 and Above

  • Daniel J. Burke
  • Lynette Briggs
  • Sarah Brune
  • Calo Bucaro
  • Steven J. Casey
  • Paul L. Cerasoli
  • Allison B. Clark
  • Donna Clarke
  • Dane H. Cleven
  • Robin Coffey
  • Darlene Dugo
  • Molly Ekerdt
  • Jose A. Flores
  • Andrew E. Geer
  • Rebecca Goldstein
  • Hector J. Gonzalez
  • Paula Grantt
  • John M. Groene
  • Lokesh Gyanali
  • William Hassett
  • George J. Havelka
  • Roland Hejeto
  • Tony Hernandez
  • Angela Hurlock
  • Roberto Interiano
  • Rafael Leon
  • David A. Levinson
  • Jerry Lumpkins
  • Rohit Masthipur
  • Frank Mingey
  • Frank Montro
  • Deborah C. Moore
  • Boyd Nelson
  • Lakesha Nelson
  • Kelly Pearson
  • Brogan M. Ptacin
  • Theodore Rand
  • Raul Raymundo
  • Jason Riley
  • Bill Ristau
  • Michael D. Rodriguez
  • Chris Rothwell
  • Marvin Rotstein
  • James Sanders
  • Celena Santiago
  • Jolene Saul
  • Darris L. Shaw
  • Steve Sondheimer
  • Alana Thomas
  • Karen Thomas
  • Linda V. Tucker
  • Robert Tucker
  • Richard C. Williams

$50 and Above

  • Kimberly Adams
  • Steven M. Cain
  • Jennifer Conway
  • Frank Cooper
  • Margaret Dodge
  • Angela Dowell
  • Katherine Haennicke
  • Marcy Huttas
  • Patricia Jefferson
  • Kristen Komara
  • Diane W. Limas
  • Danielle Matthews
  • Andrea D. Reed
  • David Rudd
  • Tiffany Smith
  • Georgi Todorov
  • Ronald Victor
  • Leah Wallace
  • Chery Wilson
  • Karen Woods
  • John Yi
  • Judith D. Zaba

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 Anne Cole at (773) 329-4149 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.