Midwest Region

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Thank you for stepping up and keeping our community united. 
We can only secure all of our victories because of your support. One Lambda means each and every one of us.

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Get to know the Midwest Region

Illinois

Since 1993, Chicago has been home to Lambda Legal's Midwestern office. The office was founded after local volunteer and civic leader, Bon Foster, selflessly bequeathed his estate upon his passing. Each year, a group of dedicated volunteers continue that legacy by raising funds to continually push forward for equality. 2021 is no exception; we hope you join us, inspired by those who fought before us. 

Indiana

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Lambda Legal's Indiana volunteers raise critical funds in support of full lived and legal equality in the Midwest and nationally. In 1999, a cohort of supporters established the annual Indiana Benefit to cement the Hoosier state on the front lines in Lambda Legal's critical work. Indiana is here and we're ready. United. As one. Are you with us for the win? 

Michigan

In 1996, Michigan volunteers established Lambda's Legal's inaugural Into the Woods event in Lakeside, Michigan. An event like no other, for over 15 years Into the Woods brought together Michiganders in support of Lambda Legal and the fight for equal protections for the LGBTQ community and everyone living with HIV. We know when we work as one, we win for all. Will you join us?  

Minnesota

Minnesota knows that Lambda Legal has been in courtrooms across the country, advocating for us, for 47 years. Our volunteers raise funds to directly impact the lives of the LGBTQ community and everyone living with HIV. Through our efforts, Lambda Legal will continue to be at-the-ready to take the stand when our rights are put on trial.  Are you with us for the win? 

Meet the Co-Chairs

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Indiana

Geovani Bonilla

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Minnesota

Brian Harrison

Michigan

Hannah Kendall 

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Indiana

Amber Maynard

Illinois

Richard Wester 

Thank you to our Midwest Sponsors

MINNESOTA SPONSORS​

Benefactor

Anonymous
Brian and Shawn Harrison

District

Mary Harper and Marigene Arnold
 

Defender

​Howard Israel and Henry Grix
 

Laureate​

​Allan Gilmour and Eric Jirgens
 

Liberty Circle

Paul J. Holoweski

Hannah Kendall
 

Partner

​Kara Nic

MICHIGAN SPONSORS

INDIANA SPONSORS

Defender

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Claudette and Larry Einhorn 

Jeffrey P. Sandoe and Brent Hendrix

Amicus

Constance and Michael Buran
Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
Nate Shinneman and Peter Fulgenzi and The Patmor-McGuire Fund
Krisztina and Ken Inskeep
Nancy E. Kalina and Kim Davis
Keller & Keller LLP
David Nelson and John Charles
Linda Quasney
Steve Thorton
Gray Tweedy and Steven Verfaille
Richard Weiss

 

Laureate

Barbara J. Baird, JD

Geovani Bonilla
Tony Davey and Dennis Benge
Steve Herker
Jae Park
N. Kent Robinson
Elcira Villarreal and Jeanette Frazier

 

Liberty Circle

Neil Bagadiong and Kevin Warren
Linda Daley and Paula Susemichel
Doug Dilling
Alex Van Gorp
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis
Rick Kissel
Kristen Matha and Kendra Schmitz

Amber Maynard and Kimm Spaugh
Linda Perdue and Suzannah Walker
Mary C. Weber in honor of Nedra Soltow, M.D.

ILLINOIS SPONSORS

District Plus

Dan Curtin in honor of Jerry Delaney

District

John F. Jennings and Stephen P. Molinari
Norman L. Sandfield
Heather Steans and Leo Smith

Benefactor

Charles Morcom

Defender

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Marvin Decker

Amicus

Arnold & Porter LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Philip P. Burgess and James T. Nutter
DLA Piper
Tim Downing, Ulmer & Berne LLP
Jordan Mitchell Heinz
Jane E. Jarcho and Miriam Pickus 
William M. Libit and Duane A. Lisowski
Brian T. May and Kirk Moore
Rudolph Mayer, Jr. and Christopher L. Moses
Timothy O'Keefe
Robert Ollis and Richard Gibbon

Perkins Coie
Prather Ebner LLP
Reed Smith LLP 
Jack Schwab and Dave Sandelin
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
George Sloan and Dougal D'Souza 
Spencer Stuart International

Laureate​

Austin Baidas
Gary Belkin and Edward Tuder
Jim Bennett and Terry Vanden Hoek
Jack Butler and John VanderLinden
Timothy and Patryk Carwinski
Gregory Fine
Brenda and Robert Flynn
Ramon Gardenhire and Cecil Dearborne
Kevin Keene
Ray J. Koenig III and Johnny Song
Latham & Watkins LLP
Kevin C. McGirr
Mona Noriega and Evette Cardona 

Greg Rose
Paul Sanders
Howard Suskin
Richard Wester and Rick Tivers
Darrell Windle and Dave Samber

Liberty Circle

Leo G. Aubel and Aaron J. Dennison
Scott Burgh and Milton Davis
Julius Carter
Bob Cohn
Doug Curtis
Daniel Dempsey

Eli Lilly & Company
Xavier Esters
Patricia Ewert and Susan Blake
C. Douglas Ferguson and Chip Howard
Michael J. Fischer
Claude A. Foreit
David P. Germaine and Robert LoPrete
James Heiser
Greg Hinz and Mel Austin
Douglas R. Hoffman and Kevin Baldwin 
David R. Jablonowski and John Peller
Leslie and Jacqui Johnson
Jones Day
Jess Jose and Eric Nelson
Branko Jovanovic and Brian Jacobson
Carol E. Kennedy
Franco LaMarca
Abel León
Stephen J. Lewis and E. Patrick Johnson, Ph.D.
Brian C. Lighty and Andy Bigelow
Ronald L. Marmer
Shanita Martha, Byline Bank
Abby McEnany
Condon McGlothlen and Victor Saporta 
John McGowan and Dave Robbins
Mesirow Financial
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Frederick Miller and Christopher Winder
Michael Mock
Craig A. Nadborne and Michael Spencer
Daniel Nisbet 
John Nordwall
Channyn Parker
Jason Z. Pesick
William L. Pry 
Tom Segal
Richard Shoemaker and James Ruud
Debra Shore
Barry C. Taylor and Marvin J. Pollack
Jeff Torres and Jean Louis Ledanois
Karriem Watson and Clarence Brown
Michael W. Weaver and Paul J. Ruffino
Keith A. Weller
Corey M. Williams
Stephen Winters and Don Curtis 

Vedder Price PC

Advocate

Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres

Elser Financial Planning, Inc.

Nancy B. Foster
J. Mark Pellegrino
Geoffrey Stone

Partner

Stephen Hnatow and Kenneth Nunes
Nancy Katz and Kathleen Wildman
Kalev Peekna
Jerome Pesick 

Advocate

Jeff Barron
Kightlinger & Gray, LLP

 

Partner​

Stacy Cook

Joe Everhart
Kristen Highfield and Linda Green
Michael Laudick and Allan Misch
Pacers Sports & Entertainment 
Steve Thornton and Bradley Coomer
Lewis Wagner

Midwest Committee

Austin Baidas
Diane Bell & Shawna Van Trease
Geovani Bonilla
Timothy R. & Patryk Carwinski
Douglas Curtis
Linday Daley & Paula Susemichel
Brian & Shawn Harrison
Jordan M. Heinz
Brian Jarman & Joey Box
Hannah Kendall
Richard O. Kissel
Bill Libit & Duane Lisowski

Trevor Mason & Jonathan Richards

Brian May & Kirk Moore
Amber Maynard & Kimm Spaugh
Kevin C. McGirr
Kimberly C. Metzger
Craig Nadborne & Michael Spencer
Robert Ollis & Richard Gibbons
Jason Z. Pesick
Robert Planthold & Nima Gharavi
Howard Suskin
Steve Thornton & Brad Coommer
Alex Van Gorp
Richard Wester & Rick Tivers

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Carla Avila, She/Her

National Events Manager
Lambda Legal

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