Sustainers Circle members are Faith in Place’s most generous donors. They are vital partners, a community of givers who care deeply about our environment and the communities most impacted by polluted air, land, and water, and the climate crisis. Together, we advance Faith in Place’s mission-driven work at the intersection of faith, sustainability, and justice.
The Faith in Place donor event at the Bahá'í House of Worship for North America.
The Sustainers Circle is open to all Faith in Place donors who give $1,000 or more over a calendar year. Donors are then Sustainers Circle members through the entire next year. Members have special access to unique, intimate programming and exclusive networking opportunities, both online and in person, throughout the year. Recent program examples include:
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, discussing his book Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times
Steve Sarowitz, a member of the Bahá'í Faith who is also Founder and Chairman of Paylocity, leading us on a visit of the Bahá'í House of Worship for North America
Rabbi Michael Zedek and scientist Dr. Jalees Rehman in an engrossing, wide-ranging presentation about miracles, the divine, and humor
Sustainers Circle donors who contribute $5,000 or more during a calendar year are afforded an additional opportunity to select an item of their choice from Faith in Place’s online store. Those who donate $10,000 or more are also offered a personalized, behind-the-scenes tour of a local environmental project in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin.
Gifts counting toward Sustainers Circle membership can be made as unrestricted; or donated for specific purposes, such as to support Faith in Place’s annual Green Team Summit or for our Eco-Ambassador Youth Empowerment Program in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
For more information about the Sustainers Circle, please contact Rev. Brian Sauder at (217) 649-1898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To give by check, please mail your check made out to:
Faith in Place, 5416 S. Cornell Ave. 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60615
Questions about your gift? Email Greg Tisher
Faith in Place is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN #36-4540756) and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
The Sustainers Circle builds on the legacy of the Founders Circle. Formed in 2013 to honor Faith in Place founder and Executive Director of 13 years, Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield, the Founders Circle, over its ten years helped build a strong financial foundation for expanding our programs, geographic reach, and environmental justice impact. We are immensely grateful for the generosity of Founders Circle donors:
Alan and Karen Greenland
Alison and John Blaser
Amanda HanleyClimate Justice Fund
Andy and Rich Amend
Barbara W. Boockmeier
Dr. Gabrielle and Rev. Brian J. Sauder
Dr. Susan A. and Claude Cole
Drs. Ashlynn and Andrew Stillwell
Jalees, Nabeela and the Rehman Family
James A. Vroman
Jan and Dale Ritzel
Jane and Eric Freyfogle
Jo Ann and Steven Potashnick
Julie and Dr. Orrin David Sherwood
June and Ashton Waller
Karen and Alan Greenland
Karen and Bob Lewis
Karen S. McKenzie
Kathryn and Steve Gossard
Kristina M. Entner and Edward Malone
Laurie Fields and Wade Halva
Linda G. Sonner
Lou J. Shepherd
Lynn Donaldson and Cameron Avery
Marian Huhman and David Buchner
Megan J. and Sam Cox
Rabbi Michael and Karen Zedek
rev. abby mohaupt
Rev. Cindy Shepherd and Timothy Hartin
Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Wilson
Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield
Ronald E. Meissen, Ph.D.
Sara Reschly and Mark Frey
The Rehman Household
William W. Capel and Ernest J Martin, III