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Amazing things happen here

2014 a n n u a l r e p o rt

GORTON

connected with

18,456 people through

CONCERTS, PERFORMANCES,

GORTON WAS POWERED by

PRESENTATIONS,

meetings &

327 Volunteers

P ROGRAM S

THANKS

HOURS

from

GORTON

CHILDRENÕS DROP-IN CENTER WELCOMED

CAMP GORTON INCLUDED

75 1 2 8 families families

A N D P R O G R A M S G O R T O N

to

moms

80 children 780 volunteer 24 &7

E V E N T S

protected

teens

SAFETY TOWN CAMP

GORTON WAS HOST TO

4,347 guests who attended

S H O W E R S, parties, weddings, MEMORIAL SERVICES

& fund raisers.

Gorton’s Theater featured

214 performers and entertained O V E R

audience

3,250 members than 93,500 GORTON SPARKED more

hellos, good mornings and see-you-soons

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Dear Friends You have made an extraordinary difference in the life of Gorton Community Center. There’s a new energy and momentum here that created one of the most exciting years Gorton has ever experienced.

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The most amazing news of all is the beginning of the transformation of Gorton which became a reality when we broke ground in October. The reimagining of Gorton into a state-of-the-art Community and Performing Arts Center is underway. Walls are coming down. Drywall is going up. Sound systems and lighting are being installed along with new theater seats, a digital projector and movie screen. You will now walk into a sun-filled first floor with inviting new rooms for us to gather. The leadership role that the Gorton Board of Directors and Advisory Committee played, launched the Community Spirit Transformed campaign. Thanks to their vision and philanthropy, the Community responded by strongly supporting our two campaign goals: Gorton’s renovation and building the endowment, which will provide financial stability and creative programming opportunities. On behalf of the Community we serve, Gorton thanks YOU, our generous donors and tireless volunteers. Come in and see your community center in action. You make amazing things happen here. With gratitude,

Mark Ventling Chairman

Brenda Dick Executive Director

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Community Spiri Our Campaign has a two-fold purpose: to create an inspired new cultural and entertainment destination for our Community and to build an endowment fund to strengthen and grow Gorton’s financial foundation. ADVISORY COMMITTEE K. Blair Nagel John H. Bryan Barbara Carr Marshall Field Jean McB. Greene David Moore Robin P. Stuart

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pirit Transformed CAMPAIgN FOuNDERS William C. Bartholomay Anne Searle Bent Neville and John Bryan The Buchanan Family Foundation Marina and Peter Carney Chris and Harry Chandler Winnie and Bob Crawford Suzanne S. Dixon Sally Bartholomay Downey Jamee and Marshall Field

Glore Family Fund Jean and John Greene Nancy Hughes Hunter Family Jamee and Michael Kane Lake Forest Bank & Trust Paula and John Lillard Diana and David Moore Barbara and Karl Nagel Becky and Blair Nagel Janet and Matt Nagel

DONORS AS OF FEbRuARY 6, 2015 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John H. Dick, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Brayton B. Alley The Dick Family Foundation Architectural Artifacts Mr. Stewart Dixon George Balbach in memory Bridgette and John Doheny of Elaine Davis Balbach Katherine and Caroline and John Ballantine Thomas Donovan Tracy and David Barrett Connie and Tom Duckworth Cathy and Bill Bartholomay Keri and Doug Falls Ann and Stephen Bartram Mr. and Mrs. James Farrell Leslie and Mike Basedow Janet and Jimmy Field Mr. and Mrs. Jess Belcher, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Patricia Borkowski Thompson D. Ford Liz and Rich Brandel Mrs. Ann Franzese Mary and Chip Brennan Mr. and Mrs. W. Ken Fuller Devon Bruce and Carol and John Gard Yvonne Derrig Carol and Richard Goldthwaite Denise and David Bunning The Gorter Family Foundation Kay and Rhett Butler Laureen and Bruce Grieve Crissy and Peter Cherry Margaret S. Hart Ellie and Charley Clarke Mr. and Mrs. George Hender Suzy and Jon Cobin Alana and Tim Hender Carrie and Phil Cole Pam and David Henkel Samantha and Barrett Davie Sally Ann Isham Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Davis Mr. and Mrs. Brent Jones Johnna and Michael Deering Nancy E. and William R. Mr. and Mrs. Kales in honor of Brenda Dick Edmund A. DePree Lynne and Jay Kennedy Miss Randy DePree Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Mr. and Mrs. Rotary Club Foundation Spencer P. DePree Sarah and Chuck Lamphere Peg Determan and The Lavin Family Lance Balk Anne and Alan Lerner

The Negaunee Foundation Sally Searle Scotty Searle Sheffield Foundation Martha and Howard Simpson Robin and Sandy Stuart Stuart Family Foundation Ernie Waud in honor of David Waud Pam and David Waud

Mary and Michael Ley Susan and Michael Loiacano John A. Looby, III and Janice M. Krakora-Looby Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Randolph Lyon Deborah Waud Moore The Northern Trust Mr. and Mrs. Stephan M. Pace Julie and Nick Peters Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Price Linda S. and Lawrence R. Remensnyder Corlene and Michael Rhoades Paige and Robert Robbins Kate and Ron Rother Debbie and Mark Saran The John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation Shannon and Alton Shader JS Charitable Trust Betsy and Tod Skarecky Kim and Peter Strothman Mr. and Mrs. Philip W.K. Sweet Ellen and Mark Trager Susan and Jay Trees Emelie and Mark Ventling Mrs. Hempstead Washburne Kristin and Jamie Wildman William Blair & Company Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood

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Thank you to our amazing donors With the Annual Fund covering 27% of our yearly operating costs, each gift not only positively impacts our ability to offer an array of programs, events and classes for all ages, but also enables our 9 resident nonprofit organizations to have centrally located, affordable office space for their outreach programs. FOuNDER’S SOCIETY $20,000 + K. Blair and Becky Nagel EDwARD F. gORTON SOCIETY Platinum Level $10,000 - $19,999 Anonymous The Dick Family Foundation Sally Bartholomay Downey Grace Elizabeth Groner Scholarship Foundation The Hunter Family Mrs. W.L. Searle Gold Level $5,000 - $9,999 Vernon Armour Marshall and Jamee Field Family Fund Jean McB. Greene Mr. and Mrs. John H. Krehbiel, Jr. Lake Forest Bank and Trust Matt and Janet Nagel Ashley Whipple Robinson Robin and Sandy Stuart Stuart Family Foundation

Silver Level $2,500 - $4,999 Rich and Liz Brandel Mr. and Mrs. John H. Dick, Sr. MACFUND Paul R. Melichar David and Pam Waud YWCA of Lake Forest Bronze Level $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest, P.C. Berger Schatz Peggy and Hal Bernthal Mary and Chip Brennan Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Corsiglia, Jr. Mrs. Cameron Farwell Mr. and Mrs. Thompson D. Ford FOSS Swim School Highland Park Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Roger and Kate Goddu in honor of Brenda Dick Ren Goltra Anne Hunting Annie and Gregory Jones

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Junior Garden Club of Lake Forest Jamee and Michael Kane Klaskin Family Charitable Fund L3 Capital Owners of Market Square Lee Family Foundation in honor of Barbara R. Lee John and Paula Lillard Stan and Merci Logan Ethan and Mary Meister Fund Mrs. Michael Miles Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Stephan M. Pace Mr. Arch Shaw, II Mr. and Mrs. Philip W.K. Sweet Ernest P. Waud, III in honor of David B. Waud Carla and Mark Westcott Mrs. Henry P. Wheeler Jamie and Kristin Wildman Sustainer’s Circle $500 - $999 Anonymous (2) Pim and Brayton Alley Bill and Cathy Bartholomay Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bunn, III Tyler Cain

James and Jana Cathcart Mrs. Silas S. Cathcart Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Chabraja Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Claeys, III Sandy and Roger Deromedi Mr.* and Mrs. Wesley M. Dixon, Jr. The Donnelley Foundation Mrs. Madeline B. Dugan in honor of Betsy Farwell Russell and Christina Fisher Geraldine Ford Francis Beidler, III and Prudence R. Beidler Foundation Mrs. Ann Franzese Gay and Otto Georgi Adele and Willard Gidwitz Family Foundation Fred and Connie Glore in honor of Robert Hixon Glore, Elizabeth B. Glore, and Robert H. Glore, Jr. Tim and Alana Hender Jon and Maureen Homstad Roger and Pamela Hull Robert and Karla Johnson Fred Klein Kurt and Alison Kohlmeyer The Krider Family Lake Forest Lion’s Club Sarah and Chuck Lamphere Rob and Kitty Lansing Jennifer and Peter Lee Dr. and Mrs. Nelson L. Levy Geoffrey and Laura Luce Mason Foundation/ Mrs. Marion P. Pawlick Mr. and Mrs. Marty Masterson V. Lance and Meredith Mitchell Diana and David Moore Juliet Priebe Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Prochnow, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quinn

Corrine Reichert in honor of Anne Luedeking Missy Romanoff Ron and Kate Rother Marion S. Searle Pat and Gene Sikorovsky Mr. and Mrs. John and Diana Terlato in honor of Kate Rother, Katie Ford, and Lucinda Sheffield Mark and Emelie Ventling Bob and Sue Wenderski Susanne and Kent Woloson

Douglas and Ann Marie Grieve Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hartung David and Pam Henkel Mary and Mark Hoffman Lynne and Jay Kennedy Kovas Family Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krauss Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club Foundation Language Stars, LLC Anne and Alan Lerner

Contributor’s Circle $250 - $499 Anonymous Ann and Hank Bernbaum Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bowen J. Melfort Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coffin Kirsten and Craig Collister Tom and Sally Coyle Mr. and Mrs. William R. Crane Barrett and Samantha Davie Peter DuBois

Michael and Mary Ley David Lidstrom and Katherine Murphy Catherine E. Murphy in honor of Daniel J. Murphy Sarah and San Orr Mr. and Mrs. James Parker The Patterson Family Alex and Anne Pollock Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Price James and Donna Proesel Mr. and Mrs. David Radcliffe Cynthia Reusche

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(Donors continued) Matthew and Mia Scholz Irving* and Barbara Seaman Thomas C. Sheffield, III JS Charitable Trust Jessie Shih Ellen and Jim Stirling for The Lake Forest Shop in honor of Brenda Dick Sunset Foods Mr. and Mrs. David A. F. Sweet Kirk and Carol Sweet Ronald Tesarik John and Carolyn Tocks Sandy and Marin Turner Ms. Elizabeth Twede Mrs. Herbert A. Vance Peter and Barbara Vlasis Mrs. Hempstead Washburne Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wells IV Windy City Wags, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Alain Wood-Prince Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zafirovski

Mindy and Malcolm Bourne Mrs. Lloyd W. Bowers* Mrs. Elizabeth Buker Dr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Bunta Mr. and Mrs. Mark Burns David and Wyn Cain Michael V. Capozzi Carney Family Foundation Ann S. Carton Doug and Kathleen Cassidy Kitty and Steve Cole Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Clarke Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Considine Patricia Curren John and Amy Davidson in honor of Alice Davidson Jim and Anne DeAcetis Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dieball Larry and Annalisa DiVito in honor of Beatrice DiVito Bette and Don Dorge

Donor’s Circle $100 - $249 Anonymous (5) Charlie and Jorie Alutto Mr. and Mrs. John A. Andersen David and Sue Barkhausen Howard and Donna Bass Samuel Beacham Joan Bent Dave and Katie Bibbs Stevie and Porter Boggess Susan Bouma

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Drake Jane and William Emerson George Erker Fairchild Foundation Hugh and Alice Falls Roger Ferch Nancy Flannery Mr. and Mrs. Ian Fowler Katie and Matt Frekko John and Carol Gard Harriet Glassman in honor of Robert Glassman Diane and Will Gregg

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Patrick and Meg Griffin Katy and Dennis Gross Mr. and Mrs. David Grumhaus Peggy and Chuck Gudbrandsen Mr. and Mrs. Michael Havey Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Henry Dean and Faye Holm Joyce D. Holson Sherry Lea Holson Louise Hough in honor of John Hough Freddie Hoyt Blair and Katie Hutton Bill Ieuter/Secure Futures Barbara Jensen Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jensen Gale and Glenn Johnson in honor of Anne Luedeking Susan and Thomas Kearney Beth Keepper Daniel Kelly Charles and Molly King Douglas and Kim Kinney, Jr. Donna Kissel Mary Knight Mrs. Charles E. Kolb, II Mr. and Mrs. Desmond LaPlace Mr. James F. Leahy Mr. and Mrs. Paul Litzinger Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Loucks Don Lynch Barbara Macfarlane in honor of Brenda Dick Mr. and Mrs. Scott Maentz Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Malinger Christine and Jack Mardoian David S. Martin Megan McCann Susie McMurray Diana Melichar Phyllis Metcalf Joanne and Kevin Miller Mrs. Barbara Monsor David and Susie Morgans Mr. and Mrs. James Morris

Carol and Tom Myers Dr. and Mrs. Mark G. Neerhof Louis and Lindsay Nero John and Mary Nikitas Jane and Tom O’Neil Taddie Opat Tom and Valerie Papastefan Conrad and Karin Pioli The Poth Family Joseph and Karen Rand Tim and Heather Richmond Sandi Riggs Ann V. Roberts in honor of Bill Roberts Mick and Grace Roebel Rob and Susan Ross Denise O’Leary Scherck Rick and Maggie Schmude Jan and Carl Schons The Sexauer Family Mary and Bob Shaw Colin and Connie Silvester in honor of David Waud Michael Simpson Stephen and Carol Slavin Maureen and E.B. Smith Leslie and Peter Smith Thomas C. Strachan III Carole S. Stroh Mr. and Mrs. Stewart G. Swift Ron and Anne Taylor John R. Templeman Wayne and Barbara Thomas HeeSun Trees Brian C. Uihlein Mr. Frank Waldeck Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wettermann Mr. and Mrs. Jay Whipple, Jr. in honor of Sally Downey Emmett and Ann White Ralph and Elinor Winters Eugene and Anna Jean Woroch Yuppy Puppy

Friend’s Circle $1 - $99 Anonymous (6) Alison Aldrich Jim and Gretchen Allen John Arazan

Carol Gayle and William Moskoff in honor of Suzanne T. Hotchkiss Ms. Janet Gibson Mr. and Mrs. William Gilcrest

Ellie and Pete Axford in honor of Tom and Katie Ford Mr. and Mrs. Francis Beidler IV Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bisulca James R. Bogan Mrs. John Bolander Ms. Casey Brandt Mel and Jack Brown Sally and Bob Bullard in honor of Sally Bartholomay Downey Heather and Steve Chamberlain Chief’s Pub Heather Clark Warren Crews Mrs. Donald B. Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Davis Carol and Dick Day Mrs. Spencer DePree Elizabeth B. DeVogelaere John Diefenbach Bob and Lorraine Doran Dominik and Lorelei Duelli Erika G. Eddy Mrs. Robert Elfering Mr. and Mrs. Dante Federighi Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Frost Marge and Cal Gage Dr. and Mrs. Lionel Ganshirt in honor of Lauralee Pfeifer

Mrs. Mabel A. Goeldner Marsha Goldstein Mrs. Jean M. Grost Tina and Terry Haight Mr. and Mrs. William Hughes Stanley and Bridget Hutchen Mr. and Mrs. James Isenberg Mr. and Mrs. Jayson Kaus David and Stephanie Konsler Lynda and Charles Kraemer Lisa Krimen and Maxwell Lown Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kuchar Mrs. Paul Lazar Dr. and Mrs. David Scott Levin Mr. Jim Litchfield Mr. and Mrs. Edward Logue Eleanor McMurrin Arthur and Janet Miller, Jr. Eva and Scott Minnig Roger and Pauline Mohr Mr. and Mrs. Richard Molokie Mr. and Mrs. Eric Moore William and Patricia Murray Benita Myles Ms. Yaga Olszewski Tom and Molly O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Edward Paluga

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(Donors continued)

Anthony Partiplo Pasquesi Home and Gardens Sarah Roloson Kathleen Ann Romberg Adam and Ellen Romeiser Elizabeth Rosinski Sarah and Charles Rowland Vicki Santos Dr. and Mrs. Burton Silver Melissa and Will Skinner Ralph and Sally Stoll Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Sturges Barbara Stypik Roger and Amy Taylor TC Furlong, Inc. Helen and Richard F. Triptow Robert and Mary Lou Troyer Rev. Ronald Valentine Mrs. Sandra S. Sheffield Velde Cynthia Wait Lea and Len Walecka Richard Weithas Anne Whelan Geoffrey Woie Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Yehle

ANNE STROMbERg LuEDEkINg MEMORIAL DONORS Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Allen Susanne Amarantos Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson Mr. and Mrs. William Avery Mr. Walter Bandi Kathryn Begley Diane Clark Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clark Mr. and Mrs. Dalessandro Ekenberg & Ekenberg, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. James Fluri Joyce and Jerry Fox Dr. and Mrs. Lionel Ganshirt Girl Scout Troop 2714 Mr. Jeffrey Given Ambrose and Gladys Glombowski Mr. and Mrs. R. Graunke Diane and Will Gregg Mr. Kendall Griffith Mr. and Mrs. John Hackworthy Mr. and Mrs. Michael Havey Mr. and Mrs. David Hill Dr. and Mrs. Richard Janson

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Mr. and Mrs. Killam Mr. and Mrs. K. James Kleinops Mr. and Mrs. William Loving Mr. Peter Luedeking Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Perry Mangione Mr. Mark Maroulis Ms. Susan Milanak Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morlock Mr. and Mrs. John Mostyn Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nisly Mr. and Mrs. Mark Oline Ms. Janet Olt The Poth Family Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reardon Corrine Reichert John and Nancy Remington Dr. and Mrs. Richard Seidel Vince and Peggy Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. William Sprague Jon and Susan Stromberg Jane and Dale Taubensee Mr. and Mrs. Mark Taylor Mr. and Mrs. David Thorson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Trucco Joy Utts and friends in honor of Mary Warren Dirk and Cynthia Vander Laan Karen Vangalis Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Williams Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Woods RObERT D. STuART, JR. MEMORIAL DONORS Ariel Investments, LLC Susann Ball William C. Bartholomay Catherine Bertini James Bird Neville and John Bryan

Joyce I. Budd Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bunn, III J. Melfort Campbell Capital Resource Management, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Chandler The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Mr. and Mrs. Steven Danhert Toby and Sylvia Davis Mr. and Mrs. John H. Dick, Sr. Jill Dolan Marshall and Jamee Field Family Fund Fresh Taste Mary Galvin James Garard Mr. and Mrs. John Gates Gay and Otto Georgi Gorter Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David Grainer Carolyn Gretzinger Barbara Hancock Margaret S. Hart Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Henkel Eugene and Suzanne* Hotchkiss Sheila Labrecque Caron and Alan Lacy Lake County Cares Rob and Kitty Lansing Stuart D. Lansing Family Rosemarie Larry John and Paula Lillard Kenneth Mason Bebe and Terry Moulton Mr. and Mrs. Edward Neuman Mr. James Oberweis Jane and Tom O’Neil Mrs. Donald Pillsbury Ms. Joann Pitcher Lynn and Jack Preschlack Quaker/Pepisico

Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes Rockefeller & Co Karen Shea Mr. and Mrs. Philip W.K. Sweet Alice Victor John and Carol Walter David and Pam Waud Susan Welch-Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Mark Westcott Mrs. Robert Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wood, Jr.

Lake Forest Fire Department Lake Forest Police Department Nels Leutwiler Mariani’s David Martin Milburn Office Equipment MK Films Group, Inc./ Joe Moski Neal, Gerber, and Eisenberg, LLC Paddle bags and more by M& J

gIFTS-IN-kIND @properties Altounian Construction Mrs. David Bunning Cellar 55 Dentons US LLP Meredith Drake Peter DuBois/ Morgan Stanley Ray Fitzgerald Photography Foss Swim School Freshmarket Melissa Goltra Dale Jessen Beth Kiernan Lake Bluff Police Department

Pasquesi Home and Gardens The Popcorn Factory John Reilly Photography Larry Ross Photography The Rother Family Showplace Productions Sunset Foods Corinne Torkelson Two Paws Up Dog Training, Inc. Woodlands Garden Club *Deceased

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ASSETS Cash and Marketable Securities Accounts Receivable and Other Assets Fixed Assets

$

4,691,215 2,307,990 696,837 7,696,042

$

227,973 79,301 388,739 696,013

NET ASSETS

$

7,273,029

TOTAL LiABiLiTiES AND NET ASSETS

$

7,969,042

$

3,244,175 382,625 315,445 222,173 166,559

$

57,628 341,413 242,128 97,897 91,542

TOTAL ASSETS

LIAbILITIES Accounts Payable Accrued Expenses Deferred Revenues TOTAL LiABiLiTiES

REVENUE Capital Campaign Annual Fundraising Non Profit Tenant and Daily Room Rental Children’s Drop-In Center Programs and Events EXPENSES Fundraising General Administration Children’s Drop-In Center Building Maintenance Programs and Events

NOTE: Figures are unaudited.

2014 Financial Status

FINANCIAL SUMMARY REVENUES

5% ChildrenÕs Drop-In Center

4% Programs & Events

7% Non-ProfitTenant and Daily Room Rental 9% Annual Fundraising

EXPENSES

29% ChildrenÕs

41% General Administration

Drop-In Center

12% building Maintenance

75% Capital Campaign 10 GORTON COMMUNITY CENTER | 2014 Annual Report

11% Programs & Events

7% Fundraising

Community Partners Gorton is proud to have these outstanding community organizations as our resident partners. We provide 9 important not-for-profit organizations with a home, at a reduced fee, so they can enrich the lives of those who need support and our community at large. Bravo Waukegan A music enrichment program that provides affordable music access to underserved children in Waukegan. CenterStage in Lake Forest Now in its 43rd year, this community theater brings together people from throughout the community, of all ages, to perform in high-quality comedies, musicals, and drama. Deer Path Art League For more than 60 years, this arts organization has offered classes, a juried art show, art outreach to North Chicago middle school students, and curates a gallery on Gorton’s second floor. GLASA – Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Creates inclusive recreational, fitness, and competitive sports activities to promote the optimal development and well-being of youth and adults who have a primary physical or visual impairment.

Lake County Cares This 47-year-old volunteer service hub connects a volunteer corps with local agencies, municipalities, schools, civic groups, and religious organizations.

LEAD – Strong Families Healthy Youth Dedicated to promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and other risky behavior by youth.

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra An amateur orchestra of 50 players from the Lake County area, now in its 50th season.

Mothers Trust Foundation Dedicated to meeting the critical needs of underserved children in Lake County. Since its founding in 1998, more than 17,500 children have been supported with grants totaling almost $1.5 million.

Lake Forest Preservation Foundation Dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of Lake Forest’s architectural history.

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2015 bOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Ventling, Chairman Barrett Davie, Vice Chairman Jamie Wildman, Treasurer Stephan Pace, Secretary Liz Brandel Peter Cherry

gORTON STAFF Brenda Dick Executive Director Lisa Adams Accounting Manager Heather Chamberlain Director of Development

Sally B. Downey Katie Ford Ann Franzese Stephen Goldman Tim Hender Jamee Field Kane Lynne A. Kennedy

Lisa Gilcrest Marketing Director Krista Hanson Events Coordinator Mercedes Logan Special Projects Manager Martha ReQua Events Coordinator

Sarah Lamphere Alan Lerner John A. Looby, III K. Blair Nagel Kate Rother Thomas C. Sheffield, III David Waud

Kristy Richardson Children’s Drop-In Center, Interim Director Tricia Sweet Special Projects Manager Catherine B. Yehle Program Director

Gorton Community Center has made every effort to ensure donors are properly recognized for their support. if your name has been omitted or incorrectly listed, please accept our apology and contact our Director of Development, Heather Chamberlain, at 847-234-6060.

We are a private, not-for-profit 501c3 organization, that relies on the generosity of area residents and businesses to support building improvements, programs and services offered in our historic building. Gorton is one of only a few, privately-funded community centers in the United States and serves as a unique partnership between community volunteers and the City of Lake Forest. OuR MISSION Gorton Community Center: the gathering place in the heart of our community where people connect, converse, learn, listen, play and perform.

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Concept, design, copy: Chicago Creative Works

gORTON COMMuNITY CENTER A not-for-profit community organization Since 1972, Gorton has connected the lives of residents through cultural arts, education and charitable services.

WHAT ELSE HAPPENS AT GORTON? Cultural, social and community connections

2014 PROGRAMS 6th Grade Grotto Dance Weekend Safety Town Camp Cooking With Froggy’s Computer Coding Workshop KIDS ONLY Holiday Shop Lake Forest Civic Concerts Manners 101 Sunday Jazz & Wine Social Media For Business

Concept, design, copy: Chicago Creative Works

12 Theatrical Productions

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