In August 2014, the Society of Architectural Historians headquarters, the National Historic Landmark Charnley-Persky House, sustained severe damage from flooding caused by a clogged 19th-century sewer pipe. Once the damage to Charnley-Persky House was announced, SAH received a tremendous show of support and concern from individuals and organizations to repair and restore the house. SAH board member Cynthia Weese, FAIA, and her husband, Ben Weese, FAIA, contributed a $10,000 challenge match to raise funds, which was quickly met and then exceeded. The SAH board of directors and staff sincerely thank all of these donors.

As a result of this support, SAH has developed a Friends of Charnley-Persky House donor group to recognize individuals who make donations to support ongoing restoration and educational programs at Charnley-Persky House. The donors who supported the flood repairs between August 14 and December 31, 2014, are recognized as the Founding Friends of Charnley-Persky House (see listing below). Beginning January 1, 2015, donors of $50 or more will become a Friend of Charnley-Persky House and receive benefits associated with the designated giving levels. Contributions to Friends of Charnley-Persky House will support ongoing maintenance and restoration of the National Historic Landmark and its educational programming. New donor names will be added to the list on a quarterly basis. For more information about supporting Charnley-Persky House, contact Carolyn Garrett at 312-573-1365 or

Donate online or send a check payable to Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation to:

Society of Architectural Historians
1365 North Astor St.
Chicago, IL 60610



Cynthia and Ben Weese
Laura Albertinetti
Justin Aleo
Annice Alt
Peter W. Ambler
Bruce Baker
Deborah Becker
Susan Benjamin
Richard J. Betts
Anne H. Bird
Betty J. Blum
Robert W. Blythe
Kenneth A. Breisch
Gerardo Brown-Manrique
Donald E. Cecich
Donald Choi
D. Sherman Clarke
Joseph Clarke
Joe Connors
Sonia and Tracy Cooke
Robert Craig
John D. Cramer
Lynn E. Davis
Wim de Wit
Robert Drum
Anne Earle
Beth C. Eifrig
Gail Ettinger
Diane Favro
Frances Fergusson
David N. Fixler
Carol A. Flores
Glenn and Donna L. Gabanski
Carolyn Garrett
Laura Voisin George
Michael J. Gibson
R. Scott Gill
Jan M. Grayson
Dale Gyure
Emily Gross
Margarete Gross
Kevin and Elaine Harrington
Wilbert R. Hasbrouck
Marlene E. Heck
James Heegeman
Cindy and Mark Hertzberg
Deborah Howard
Harry Hunderman and
     Deborah Slaton
Terri Jacobs
Kyle Johnson
Lawrence Kameya and
     Lynne Hensel
Helena Karabatsos
Karen Kingsley
Kurt Kramer
Janet Kreger
William V. Kriebel
Henry Kuehn
Isabell Kyrk
Tom Leahy
Nathaniel Lielasus-Morrow
J. William Locke
Bridget Maley
John Manley
John A. Martine
Martha J. McNamara
Jonathan Mekinda
Robert Michaelson
Eileen Michels
Arthur Miller
Patricia A. Morton
Luigi H. Mumford
Robert Nauman
Christine O'Malley
Elaine Osborn
Laurie M. Petersen
Virginia B. Price
Todd Protzman Davis
Gretchen Redden
Gloria Reifler
Jane E. Reilly
Robert Ripley
Aaron Rose
Pauline G. Saliga
Christine Saliga-Sullivan
Roslyn Samuelson
William Sandstrom
Susan Schwartz
Melvyn Skvarla
J.B. Starshak
Sue E. Stealey
Lois Stratemeier
Kathy Sturm
Janet Surkin
Holly Swyers
Albert M. Tannler
Sandra l. Tatman
Katherine F. Taylor
William Tyre
Dell Upton
David Urschel
John Vinci
Christian Vinyard
Bartholomew Voorsanger
Julia Walker
Stephanie Whitlock
Mary Woolever
Michio Yamaguchi
Victoria M. Young
Craig R. Zabel
Henry Zimoch
Foundations and Organizations

AIA Chicago
Alphawood Foundation Chicago
Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond
Chicago Chapter SAH
Daltile Midwest
The Fortnightly of Chicago
The J. Paul Getty Trust
Natural Resource Group
Petersen Aluminum Corporation
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation