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

Dr. Chinni Chilamkurti (Prema Center, Inc.)
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

Anonymous (x2)
The Generations Fund
The Grainger Foundation
Jack and Jill North Shore Foundation
Jelly Belly Charities, Inc.
Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation

Gold $5,000 – $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Berger
Mr. Steve Blinderman
First Midwest Bank
JCCC Foundation
The Lake County Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. David Liebman
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program
PNC Bank
Scott and Carianne Rice
Mr. Gerry Warner

Silver $2,500 – $4,999

Aldridge Electric, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Berger
Mr. Jim Biel and Ms. Lesly Marban
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Charuhas
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Complete Cleaning Company
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Harper
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kelley
Mr. and Mrs. Kay Kneeland
Krügel Cobbles, Inc.
Macy’s Gurnee
Edward Marder Family Foundation
Ms. Michele McGuire
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
North Chicago Community Bank
The Trustmark Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Tilghman

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