Barrington's White HouseFundraising

If you have been inspired by the amazing cultural events happening at Barrington’s White House, we hope you will make a year-end gift to support arts and culture in Barrington.

In 2018, the Willow Springs Charitable Trust provided Barrington’s White House with a $50,000 Challenge Grant to help us build capacity and inspire broader support for our community’s cultural and community hub.  Click here to make a donation.

“The arts are a vital part of our Barrington community, and they have flourished at Barrington’s White House,” says Cultural Director Rollin Potter.  “Arts and culture enriches our lives in so many ways and draws us together in our common humanity. Your support provides urgent and vital fuel for artists and events to remain sustainable and dynamic in our community.”

During the past 3 years, Barrington’s White House has been home to world-class performances, theater, speakers, authors, and art events. We have featured such notables as the Pacifica String Quartet, Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Conductor Andrew Grams, Actor Ron Keaton as Churchill, PBS Architectural Historian Geoffrey Baer, Cynthia Rowley Fashion Designer, and Eboo Patel Interfaith Youth Core Founder. We have partnered with organizations including the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Oriental Institute, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Chicago, Harper College, and more.  

Barrington’s White House also provided a cultural venue to celebrate Barrington’s own, including Ron Hawking, Marti and Ani Aznavoorian, Barbara Benson, Pat McKillen, Nancy Braithwaite, as well as numerous artists through our 3rd Thursday Night Out program. 

Click here to learn more about the amazing events at Barrington’s White House.   

Barrington’s White House is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of downtown Barrington at 145 West Main Street. This meticulously restored 1898 mansion hosts cultural and community events, and is also available for rental for weddings, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers and family celebrations. Visit the web site or call 224-512-4292 for your private tour.