It’s Time to support Shedd. We invite you to make an impact that will ripple into the future. The support of our donors, members and partners will allow us to continue our critical work, from caring for our resident animals to stewarding the next generation through learning programs and taking action for animals and our blue planet.
Please join us during this historic time: Donate to our It’s Time reopening campaign or honor your Shedd memories by creating your own fundraiser.
- Select “Make a Gift” and choose a donation amount that’s right for you.
- Create and “Form a Fundraising Team” to join friends to raise funds. Don’t forget to share on Facebook!
In this unprecedented time, we now focus on galvanizing our community around the reopening of the aquarium: a symbolic celebration of our collective ability to overcome a global threat and gather, again, in unity. Shedd’s work continues with joy and optimism during the COVID-19 crisis, and it will continue after it. But our ability to adapt to our changing world is only possible through long-standing donors and partners. Thank you to our reopening sponsors!
Thank you to our benefactors
Reed Family Foundation
The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Byron Smith
Brian Kenney and Kristin Longley /GATX
Anna and Bob Livingston
Rick and Dixie Erwin
Katie and Brent Gledhill
Learn more about getting started
If you’re new to fundraising or looking for
instructions on how to create a team, we’re happy to help! You can view our
instructional PDF to find answers to your questions. We also invite you to watch our instructional webinar where Shedd staff members discuss how to set up a personal fundraising page and share it with your contacts, with tips for reaching your goal.
Make a gift
Contributions come in all shapes and sizes, and we appreciate your support. See how your donation makes a difference by visiting our OneCause page and select “Make a Gift.” Contributions of $50 or more support our ongoing animal care and will be recognized with invitations to exclusive monthly virtual events featuring some of your favorite animals! If you can give $1,500, you’ll become a member of Shedd's Aquarium Council and enjoy year-round membership benefits, invitations to all It's Time virtual events and personalized donor visits at Shedd when we reopen!
Form a fundraising team
Shedd’s It’s Time campaign is all about the social experience: doing things that are fun, rewarding and good for the community, and sharing them with your friends. Highlight your support of Shedd among your friends, family and social community by forming a fundraising team. And be sure to use #itstimeforshedd when posting on social media.
Celebrate with Shedd
To thank everyone who participates, we hosted a series of virtual events on Facebook leading up to Shedd’s 90th anniversary featuring conservation talks, live otter footage and of course Wellington! From now until June 22, you can also win free VIP tickets to Shedd by stopping by our Do312 page and “Entering to Win.”
If you have questions or need more information on how to create a fundraising campaign, watch our instructional webinar above or download our instructional PDF to learn more!
Thank you to all of our donor patrons
Amy and Paul Carbone
Paula and David Epstein
Ty and Anne Fahner
Kathryn and John Gilbertson
Anders and Donna Gustafsson
Jerry and Jayne Krulewitch
Harvey L. Miller Supporting Foundation
Tom and Alissa King, KeyBanc
David and Lesly Koo
Chris and Nikki Klingenstein
Peoples Gas Community Fund
PFK Family Foundation
Jane Warner and John Hegener
William Blair & Company
Bruce and Deb Crown
The Gallo Family
Sarah and John Garvey
David and Gillian Foulkes
George L. Shields Foundation, Inc
Meg and John Hesselmann
Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Christopher Kim Family
Klein & Hoffman
Erma S. Medgyesy
Jeanine M. Sheehan
Ed and Pat Sutarik