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Duchossois Challenge
Spurs Year-End Gift Giving to Barrington’s White House

In 2017, Kim Duchossois made a Challenge Gift of $50,000 to expand support for Barrington’s White House Cultural and Community Programing and Operations.  Over the summer and fall twenty-five people responded and gave a total of $25,000.  In planning their year-end giving, Wayne and Nan Kocourek heard about the Challenge and decided to fully fund her Challenge by making a year-end gift of $25,000!

If you have been inspired by growing cultural and community programming at Barrington’s White House over the past two years, we hope you will consider joining Kim, the Kocoureks and our other generous donors by making a donation (of any size) for your Year-End Gift! Your support of Barrington’s White House has never been more important to our community as we head into 2018. Your year-end donation will allow us to continue to expand the variety of events that we can offer, spanning the world of humanities, history, classical music, speakers, and local art.

  “We are pleased to be able to support this wonderful cultural and community center
and we hope others will be inspired to give as well.”
   Nan Kocourek

The cultural events are providing inspiration and joy to our area, creating a richer and more vibrant community. In turn, attendance at these events drives success to Barrington merchants and restaurants. Studies indicate that people who attend events typically spend an additional $25-$50 in the community at that time.

2017 Paved the Way for Important Growth at Barrington’s White House:

  • Over 9,500 people attended events, a 33% increase from the previous year.
  • We also saw our private rentals grow by 71%.
  • We added our new Third Thursday Art Night Out Series, a popular Plein Air Event, and a Historic Docent Program.
  • We started the Barrington’s White House Sustainer Program to further enhance our offerings.
  • Our cultural events were often sold out.
  • Our army of volunteers has already given more than 1,000 hours of time.

Your support will provide an even greater breadth of an expanded variety of programs in the Barrington community. Please help us grow!

Donations may be made online here or mailed to Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street, Barrington, Illinois 60010. For more information on donations, contact Beth Raseman, BWH Cultural and Community Center Manager at 224-512-4291 or Donations of all sizes are appreciated. Gifts can be made by cash, stock, credit card or IRA distribution.


Contributions are Tax Deductible
The Village of Barrington is a government entity and contributions to the Village, if made for a public purpose, are tax deductible under Section 170(c) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such contributions receive tax treatment similar to 501(c)3 organizations. The Village of Barrington FEIN Number is: 36-6005782.

Become a Sponsor or a Sustainer

Each season, we host some of the most renowned artists and speakers in the world. These programs are made possible by the generous support of the following individuals, corporations, community organizations and foundations who have sponsored our cultural programming or given grants to support our operations. For more information please contact Dr. Rollin Potter, Program Director at 224-512-4066 or email

Sponsor Program

  • Barrington Bank and Trust Bank
  • Barrington CUSD 220
  • Earle M. and Virginia M. Combs
  • Kim Duchossois
  • Mary B. Galvin
  • Northern Trust
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sullivan 

Sustainer Program

1898 CLUB 

  • Tony Ciganek
  • James and Nancy Daluga


  • Anonymous
  • Jack and Carolyn Schaefer
  • Noval and Diane Stephens


  • Judge John J. Curry and Mrs. Jamie Curry
  • Karen and Doug Darch
  • James Fitzgerald
  • Kathryn and Dave Tabak
  • Lisa Stamos


  • Carlisle, by Leslie Roberts
  • Young Chung
  • Hal and Alma Gene Guenther
  • Linda Hovde
  • Dave and Carol Nelson
  • Curtis and Marie Verschoor


Over 650 donors helped us to raise $6.8 million to cover the cost of restoring and renovating Barrington’s White House.

The Village of Barrington gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the donors listed here.  We forever thank these donors, whose contribution and belief in our mission helped make the dream of Barrington’s White House a reality for our community.  Barrington’s White House was officially opened July 4, 2015, in celebration of Barrington’s 150th. 

365 Barrington
Rose Marie and James Abbey
Tess Abila
Bob and Patti Alberding
Susan Jantorni Allen
Debby Rivera Ambrosia Patisserie
Bob and Marianne Anderson
Anderson’s Candy Shop
Dave and Connie Antler
Jon and Nancy Apmann
Apple, Inc.
Arch W. Shaw Foundation
Richard and Patricia Ballot
Bonnie Barber
Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce
Barrington Area Community Foundation
Barrington Bank and Trust Co. N.A.
Barrington Cultural Commission
Barrington High School Class of 1959
Barrington House Bed & Breakfast
Barrington Junior Women’s Club, Inc.
Bataille Academie of the Danse
Laurie and Jim Bateman
The Baustert Family
The Beaubien Family
Carolin Belden
Susan Benjamin and Laura Knapp
Bellebyron Foundation
Joan Bennett
Barbara L. Benson
The Benson/DeSilva Family
Rob and Lara Berry
Harrington and Constance Bischof
Blu Sky Creative
BMO Private Bank
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bock, Jr.
Raynette Boshell
Bill and Dyllis Braithwaite
James and Elizabeth Bramsen
Susan Brandau
Claudia Brandt
Bill Brasky
Dean and Tracey Braun
Larry and Peggy Brizgis
Bill Brusky
Dave and Melissa Buckley
Mimi Burke
Chet and Dawn Busse
Caledonian, Inc.
Calico Corners
Ms. Joyce Carlson
Catalyst Exhibits, Inc.
Stephanie Cecola
Lynn and William Cermak
Michael and Mary Chesney
Susan and Don Morris
Mrs. Allison Chmelik
Peter and Stephanie Choo
Mr. and Mrs. John Clarke
Clarke’s Irish Bakery and Deli
Mr. Brian Clifford
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cocoma
Mr. and Mrs. Earle Combs IV
Earle M. Combs Family
Bill and Nai Conners
Mr. and Mrs. David K. Conroy
Beth Shipley Cook Street Coffee
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Costello
Ms. Marjorie Cotting
Country Home & Garden Club of Barrington
The Coy Family
Mrs. Peggy Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan C. Croll
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crowther
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Crowther
Cynthia and Bruce Curin
The Honorable John Curry and Mrs. Jamie Curry
Alan and Joanne Dalessandro
The Daluga Family
The Douglas Darch Family
Nancy S. Davis
Evelyn Dawson
Gene and Jane Dawson
Mrs. Dorothy Shields De Spain
Thomas and Mary DiGiulio
Barrington School District 220
Doering Landscape Company
Meg and Dan Donoghue
Austin Doree
Pete and Stephanie Douglas
Bruce and Polly Douglass
Kim Duchossois
The Duchossois Family Foundation
Tim and Chris Dunn
Ric and Jan Durr
Karen Wasmer Einstein Bagels
Enhance Your View
Mr. Bogdan Fabrycy
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Faust
Ron and Karen Falese
Satin Filly
Richard and Deanne Fink
Ms. Marjorie Fitzgerald
Mrs. Louise Flannery
Barb and Steve Floyd
Pat and Vince Foglia
Joseph and Robin Fraczek
Kristen Frazier
Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust
Vince and Kathy Giamalva
Mr. Thomas Gilbert
George and Sallie Gill
Girl Scout Brownie Troop #759
Kay and Ted Golitz
David and Bonnie Gordon
Michael and Patricia Graft Family Foundation
Carrie and Laurence Grant
Ms. Dolores Gray
Allison and Carson Greene
John and Christine Griffin
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Griffith
Michael and Rebecca Grimm
Groot Industries, Inc.
Stephen L. Grubb and Linda F. Grubb
Hal and Alma Gene Guenther
Ronald and Nancy Hamelberg
Claire and Robert Hamilton
Phyllis Hamilton

Mike and Robin Hamlin
Jim and Molly Hamman
Susan Hamman
Mr. Jonathan C. and Nancy H. Hamill
Colleen and Michael Hannigan
Jeanne K. Hanson
Wayne Haraldson
Bill Hartman
Mr. Jason Hayden
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Z. Hayward, Jr.
Heads Up Boutique
Mr. Robert Heaton
Mrs. Marilyn Heaton
Mr. Darryl Heine
Heinen’s Barrington
Marvin and Judy Herb
Tom and Wendy Herb
Hesed Foundation
Kathy Heyse
Paul F. and Barbara J. Hills
Jane B. Hoffman
Mr. Mark Horn
Mrs. Linda Hovde
The James Huntington Foundation
Idlewood Electric Supply
Illinois Clean Energy Foundation
Insignia Kitchen and Bath Design Group, LTD.
P. Denise and Mark Israel
ITW Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. C. Roy Jackson
Jennie & Vera’s Cookies
Kathleen Murphy Jewel-Osco
Brent and Joann Johnson
Robert and Cia Johnson
Barbara Jones
Susan and Ryan Julian
Donna Jung
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Jurs
Hilary Kaboski
Vivian Kaczmarek
Kaleidoscope Foundation
Jane Kannel-O’Neill
Michael and Joyce Karon
Mr. and Mrs. David Kastning
Jack and Terese Keenan
Kelleher & Buckley, LLC
James (Kim) and Linda Kemper
Julie and Jim Kerr
Leigh P. Kinnamon
Mr. and Mrs. David Kizior
Mary Klest
Susan Benjamin and Laura Knapp
Kocourek Foundation
Eva and John Kolasinski
Caroline and James Kolder
Marimarie Konicek
Bob and Carol Kopp
Tricia and Gerry Kraemer
Jack Kruper, The Grants Network, Inc.
Bob and Ginny Kruse
Jack and Karen Lambert
Lancaster Family Foundation
Jim and Cheryl Laurence
Barbara and Jim Ledinsky
Bob and Anne Lee
Paul and Kim Lee
William M. Lee, Jr.
Claire Leininger
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Nancy Leonard
Living 60010
Linda P. Larson and Amy H. Lockwood
Corryn Flahaven and Jason Lohmeyer
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Luecke
Mrs. Marguerite Lyons
Mr. and Mrs. William MacKendrick
Michelle Maison
Mr. Frank Major
Thomas and Mary Malia
Ms. Katherine Mann
Kurt Marquardt
William and Carol Marsh
Mr. Kennon McClintock
Lee and Susan McCloud
Susan and Douglas McConnell
Ms. Elizabeth McLaughlin
Bruce and Priscilla Macintosh
Maureen McKenie
Mr. and Mrs. S. David McSweeney
Chrissie and Rey Mena
Allan and Sandra Meyer
Anne T. Miller
Tom and Rosemarie Mitchell
Mr. George and Mrs. Maria Molnar
Jim and Molly Montrie
Curt Moore
Frank and Inna Morgan
Jeanne, Dorothy, and Doug Morgan
Susan Childs Morris
Rick and Cathy Murray
Mrs. Cleon Nelson
David and Carol Nelson
Mrs. Kathleen Nelson
Mrs. Peggy Nelson
Mrs. Clifford Nelsen
Paul and Carol Neuhauser
Northern Flooring, Inc.
Northern Trust
Norton’s USA
Dennis Gallitano and Karen O’Connor
Dennis and Barbara O’Hara
Sam and Bob Oliver
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Oppenheimer
Jane Kannell-O’Neill
Rebecca Owen
The Padula Family
Mr. John Paparnarcos
Kathleen and Paul Paese
Jim and Sue Pajakowski
Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation
Frederica Smith Pederson
Roxy and Richard Pepper
Ken and Maria Peterson
Marvin Petterson
Bruce and Deborah Pfaff
C. Plummer