We’re proud to welcome you to the newly expanded Ark in West Rogers Park and The Ark Northwest in Northbrook. 

2024 Dinner-Less Dinner®

Transform Lives Today

For more than 20 years, our community has treasured the Dinner-Less Dinner®

Our signature annual fundraiser raised more than $1 million last year to address our community’s most urgent needs—and because our Dinner is “Dinner-Less,” with no large in-person party, you can give knowing that 98 cents of every dollar goes directly to our critical programs and services.

This year, The Ark will empower more than 5,000 members of our Chicagoland Jewish community with personalized, professional, life-changing care. Your gift to the 2024 Dinner-Less Dinner makes this vital work possible.

Make a Leadership Donation Today

When someone turns to The Ark for support, we care for the whole person. Our extraordinary professionals get to know our clients deeply and partner with them to develop personalized plans to address their financial, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

This is how The Ark changes lives. 

And when one person’s future brightens, the ripple effects are undeniable. One individual helped onto the path to self-reliance impacts others, and together, we strengthen one another.

2024 Host Committee

We cannot do this work alone. It is the generosity of our incredible community of donors that ensures The Ark will be here when members of our community turn to us in need. 

We recognize with gratitude the following donors of $1,800 or more to the 2024 Dinner-Less Dinner®, as of March 31, 2024.

*Board of Directors     **Board of Trustees

Premier Sponsors ($50,000 and above)

Francine** and Dr. Anthony Brown**

Jill** and Douglas A. Hirsh

Dina Isaacs*

Harriette and Ted Perlman

Karyn* and Bill Silverstein

Platinum Sponsors ($25,000 – $49,999)

Paul & Pearl Caslow Foundation

Robert Cheifetz and Sandra Raitt

Steven* and Pamela Handmaker

Robert and Debbie Hartman**

Jacob and Edy Kupietzky*

Adam and Lindsey Labkon

Michael Lewis Company

Susan and Leonard Rubin*

Art and Jackie Schneider

Kimberly** and Perry Shwachman

Taxman Family Foundation

Walt and Ruth Weissman

Barb and Michael Zaransky**

Gold Sponsors ($18,000-$24,999)

Associated Agencies

Klaff Family Foundation

Mark and Marilyn Labkon

Peter Levy** and Jill LeBoyer

Missy* and Allan Malmed**

David Shmikler** and Elizabeth Stein

Chairs ($10,000-$17,999)


Sarah and Gabor Balassa

Robert and Beverly Berman

Vivian and Nathan Bloch**

Fogelson Family Foundation

Stuart and Dafna Gabel

Jeffrey Harris

Micky Hervitz and Leeatt Rothschild

JBS Foundation

Michelle and Ben Klein

Debra Korman

Will Lennon* and Shari Helft Lennon

Max and Sondra Lorig

Andrew and Jennifer Lucas

Lauren and Todd Lustbader

Hella and Eli Okman

Jeffrey* and Hilda Piell

Richard and Linda Price

Elliott and Ronni Robinson, Freda Robinson

Dr. Randy and Gila Robinson

Burton and Sheli Rosenberg

Schorr-Lieberman Family Foundation

Abraham J. and Suri Stern

Barbara and Steve Wolf

Debra Wrobel

Robert Wrobel

Matthew Zell Family Foundation

Vice Chairs ($5,400-$9,999)


Ariel Investments

Michael and Helen Arkes

Alexis and Jerry Bednyak Foundation

David and Ruth Binter

Dr. Irving* and Eleanor Birnbaum

Zivit and Steven Blonder*

Lena and Jonathan Brodsky

Matthew and Rada Burdeen*

Compass Health Center

Carey and Dr. Cheryl Cooper

Stan* and Sasha Diskin

Ms. Alexandra Dunietz

Dr. Naomi and Jeremy Fogel

Glenn* and Donna Garfinkel

Jacqueline Gilbert

Larry and Marla Gilbert

Arnold and Ilea Goldberg

Jonathan Hanus

Jeremy and Vered Kaufman

Sue and Jordan Klein

Josh* and Elana Lipman

George and Sarah Ohlhausen Foundation

Ronald and Linda Rashkow

Eric Rothner

Jeffrey C. Rubenstein

David and Aviva Rubin

Saul and Gail Rudo

Steven Rukin

Senser Foundation

Valerie and Lee Shapiro Family

Stephen Yelderman and Alexandra Levy

Sponsors ($3,600-$5,399)

Anonymous (7)

Paula Barnett and Gary Ruben

Bellows Family Foundation

David and Nicole Berger

Alissa Berman

Margie Breyer and Glen Marder

Bulley & Andrews

Dr. Barry and Dr. Carmel Chiswick

Gidon and Hilary Cohen

Mariya* and Max Dayan

Anschel Eilian Family Charitable Foundation

Dan and Debbie Eisenstein

Gerald Elbin

Beverly Fishman

Wendy Fox* and Jon Schneider

Samuel and Linda Frank

Ari* and Michael Goldsmith

Janice Halpern

Jeffrey Jones and Rabbi Sarah Rosenbaum-Jones

Dr. Daniel* and Sharon Katz

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Katz

Kaufman Family Foundation

Craig and Carol Levin

Josh and Claudine Liss

Dr. Jerome and Jan Loew

Donna and Richard Loundy z”l

Judd and Katherine Malkin

Frank and Karen Metzger

Carole and David Perlman

Mike** and Judy Philipp

Alan* and Katie Polansky

Mark Rosen and Dina Warner

Biff Ruttenberg Foundation

The Schnitzer Family Foundation

David Schwartz

Alan* and Janet Sear

Dr. Lewis Seidenberg

Nathan and Randy Shapiro

David and Susan Sherman

Merle and Howard Simon

Jonathan Smith and Nancy Gerstein

Dr. Michael and Donna Socol

Janet Winter

Hosts ($1,800-$3,599)

Anonymous (8)

Jeff Aeder and Jennifer Levine

AJ Feldman Financial

Gene and Julie Amromin

Rabbi Daniel and Esther Azulay

Sherwin Begoun

J.R. and Katie Berger

Sharen* and Marc Berman

Rabbi Reuven* and Dr. Nechama Brand

Lynne and Fred Brody

Lawrence and Janice Brown

Mark and Jean Burnstine

Sheila and David Cahnman

Lee and Margaret Cohn

Judge Morton and Reva Denlow

Devon Bank

Dr. Arthur S. Elstein

Burt and Marion Fainman

Linda Fisher

Ronna and David Friedman

Philip Friedmann

Robert and Roberta Goldman

Herbert Goldsmith

Marna and Daniel Goldwin

Ellen Greengoss

Paul and Rose Grossinger Foundation

Meredith Grossman Anders and Darren Anders

Jeffrey and Susan Gumbiner

Mark and Barbara Gutman

Melissa and Kenneth Hoffman

Moshe and Shoshana Kahn

Edward and Carol Kaplan

Sherman and Eileen Kaplan

David Kaplan, Beth Rosenberg

Loraine Kaufman Foundation

Jeffrey and Sandra Kellman

Stephen and Ethel Kikoler

Douglas and Deborah Klein

Pamela Kopelman and Ted Gouwens

Joanie and Richard Leopold

Craig and Monette Leva

Helayna and Jonathan Lewis

William and Wendy Lipsman

Rod and Tracy Loewenthal

Ted Lowitz

Monica and Richard Magid

Barry and Mindy Malkin

Marjorie and Bret Maxwell

Steven Miller

Miramar Capital

Bryan Mittelman and Adrienne Felder

James and Katherine Mutchnik

Bob and Karen Natkin

Aaron and Helene Paris

Adam Parker and Tamar Rubin

Ellen Sue and Jonathan Parker

Cindy and David Pogrund

Edward and Tamra Polen

Bruce and Diana Rauner

David Rebnord and Marilyn Green-Rebnord

David Ross and Linda Chi-Ross

Helen Rozenberg

Ed and Diana Ruthman

Hal and Cindy Schwartz

Mimi and Rabbi Samuel Seleski

Robert and Barbara Shmikler

Ron and Cathy Silver

David and Lauren Silverman

Marc and Arla Silverstein

Irwin Smiley

Adam and Libby Smoler

Ronnie Sokol

David Solow and Erin Yancey

Dr. Stuart and Denise Sprague

Karen and Jason Sussman

Bobette Takiff

Steven and Amy Topel

Steven and Ginny Towbin

Julie Victor and Clyde Partner

Carol Warshawsky

Lennie and Jessica Weiss

Stanley and Linda Weissbrot

Debbie and Heshy Wengrow

Bruce and Tammy Werner

Shabsai and Debra Wolfe

Carol and Irv Yoskowitz

Karen and Sy Zilberstein