The 2013, 8th Symposium, Inspirations: The Arts, The Brain, and Human Potential was possible thanks to the support of the following individuals and organizations:

Ms. Joy Bacci

Mr. Dan J. Epstein

Mr. Maxwell and Ms. Claire Friedman

Ms. Jean Fullerton

Dr. Phillip and Ms. Bonnie Gorelick

Ms. Carol Kalnow

Mr. Hamilton and Ms. Bonnie Loeb

Oppenheimer Family Foundation

Mr. Richard and Ms. Debra Rostowsky

Mr. Michael C. Shindler and Andrea G. Shindler

Richard and Susan Sigel Family Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago


Blum-Kovler Foundation
Fred Brunner Foundation
EJLB Foundation
Nancy Lurie Marks Charitable Foundation
Michael & Rosalind Keiser Charitable Trust
The Oppenheimer Family Foundation
Polk Brothers Foundation
The Pritzker Foundation
Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
Estate of L. Garry Shawstad
William Sibley Foundation



Ciba Geigy Pharmaceutical Division
Eli Lilly and Company
Pfizer Inc.


National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Mental Health
National Science Foundation



Andrea and Michael Shindler, In Memory of Richard Donda
Mr. & Mrs. Seth Bakal
Matthew and Deborah Brown
Jacques d’Amboise
Alvin Friedman
Mawell M. and Claire M. Friedman
Pearl F. Gellin
Jacqueline N. Gorner, In Memory of Peter A. Gorner
Dr. & Mrs. Philip Gorelick
Jeremy Grabil
Deborah Guage Haude
John and Barbara Hayes
Justin Kaplan
Hollis Logan
Todd and Linda Logan
Annette Mambuca
Charles Persons
Jed Porta
Susan S. Pritzker
Tom Rooney
Michael and Julie Ross
Brian Seidenfeld
Kathy and Sanford Shapiro
Alan & Isolene Shindler
Michael & Andrea Shindler
Dorothy, Louis, Susan & Richard Sigel Family Fund of the Jewish Federation of Chicago
Matthew Strosneider
Elaine Tinberg
Roberta B.Zabel



Bowne of Chicago, Inc.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Continental Airlines – Lou Maripolski
Frank J. Baker & Company – Robert Hughes
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Katten, Muchin & Zavis – Stuart Grass
Piper, Marbury, Rudnick, and Wolfe LLC – Donald Shindler
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Anthony Jones
Siegel, Moses, Schoenstadt & Webster – Morton Siegel
US Air
Winston & Strawn, LLC