Donors and Partners

Thank you to all of our generous donors for your support. Your ongoing trust and belief in the mission of YouthBuild Lake County and of our students is vital to our success.

Listed below you will find donors of $2,500 or more over the last calendar year.  To view a list of our annual report that includes our activities from Fiscal Year 2018 and a listing of all of donors, please click FY18 Annual Report.

Donor Wall


Diamond $25,000 and above

EMCO Chemical Distributors
Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County
Hunter Family Foundation
R&W Machine Division, Warner Industries, Inc.
YouthBuild USA

Platinum $10,000 – $24,999

Astellas USA Foundation
Discover Financial Services
Jelly Belly Charities, Inc.
Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation


Gold $5,000 – $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Berger
Mr. Steve Blinderman and Ms. Roxanne Gottlieb
Mr. and Mrs. Regis Charlot
Dr. Chinni Chilamkurti
Generations Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Harper
Mr. and Mrs. David Liebman
National Mentoring Partnership
Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program
Stepan Company


Silver $2,500 – $4,999

Aldridge Electric, Inc.
Aon Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burkhead
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Cameron
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Charuhas
Complete Cleaning Company
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Great Lakes Credit Union
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kelley
Krügel Cobbles, Inc.
S. Edward Marder Family Foundation
Ms. Michele McGuire
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
North Chicago Community Bank
Plante Moran
Qu-Bar, Inc.
Mr. David Rosenbloom
The Trustmark Foundation

Come every day. Keep coming even after you get your diploma, because YBLC is still there for you. Don’t take this opportunity for granted because they care.

Jamaica, YBLC alum

Stay dedicated and strive for success. It’s not where you are but where you want to be.

Shemual, YBLC alum

It gets tough, but stick it out with a positive attitude. It will be worth it in the end.

Allison, YBLC alum