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Rauners give $19M to liberal, conservative groups

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 28, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.



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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Illinois candidate, Bruce Rauner, and his wife, Diana, contributed through their Rauner Family Foundation more than $19 million from 1999 through 2012 to not-for-profit organizations, some with political agendas, both liberal and conservative. Below is a list of contributions combined by recipient:

OrganizationAmount
A BETTER CHICAGO$5,000
ACADEMY FOR URBAN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP$650,000
ACADEMY OF COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY$680,000
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE$110,000
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF GREATER CHICAGO$2,000,000
AMERICAN TRANSPARENCY$50,000
AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY FOUNDATION$150,000
ARIEL EDUCATION INITIATIVE$140,000
ARIEL FOUNDATION$70,000
BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION$200,000
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CHICAGO$5,000
CAMP FOR ALL KIDS$600
CATO INSTITUTE$10,000
CHICAGO COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS$55,000
CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION$500
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL$525,000
CHICAGO PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND$1,350,000
CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION$20,000
CHICAGO TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE$5,000
CHICAGOLAND ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER$49,760
COMMERCIAL CLUB FOUNDATION$100,000
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM$100,000
CPS CHILDREN FIRST FUND$172,000
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE$600,000
DONORS TRUST$700,000
EDUCATION REFORM NOW$450,000
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND$45,000
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER$700
ERIKSON INSTITUTE$10,000
FAMILY TAXPAYERS FOUNDATION$400,000
FREEDOMWORKS FOUNDATION$25,000
GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN$6,000
GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY$151,000
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLUB OF CHICAGO$18,875
HOMAN SQUARE POWER HOUSE$100,000
HUNT CLUB ELEMENTARY HOME & SCHOOL ORG$5,000
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE$525,000
ILLINOIS MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY FUND$100,000
INSTITUTE FOR TRUTH IN ACCOUNTING$50,000
INTERFAITH YOUTH CORPS$100,000
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION$100,000
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER PROGRAM$100,000
KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM$366,600
LEADERSHIP GREATER CHICAGO$10,000
LEARN CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK$125,000
LONG BEACH HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION$5,000
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION$50,000
MARWEN FOUNDAITON INC.$500
MONTANA LAND RELIANCE$290,000
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY$400,000
NATIONAL PARKS & CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION$10,000
NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION$500
NATURE CONSERVANCY$50,000
NATURE CONSERVANCY OF ILLINOIS$50,000
NATURE CONSERVANCY-NATIONAL$20,000
NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION$100,000
NEW SCHOOLS FOR CHICAGO$110,000
NILE FOUNDATION$10,000
NOBLE NETWORK OF CHARTER SCHOOLS$2,000,000
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL$60,000
ONE ECONOMY CORP$300,000
OPENLANDS$10,000
OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND$350,000
PARK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION$5,000
PAWS$1,200
PAYTON PREP INITIATIVE FOR EDUCATION$250,000
PLANNED PARENTHOOD - CHICAGO AREA$5,000
PLANNED PARENTHOOD - NATIONAL$15,000
RESURRECTION PROJECT$35,000
ACLU ROGER BALDWIN FTDN/ REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS$510,000
SARAH'S INN$1,000
SHRINER'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO$5,000
SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION$10,000
STAND FOR CHILDREN LEADERSHIP CENTER$600,000
STUDENTS FOR EDUCATION REFORM$150,000
TEACH FOR AMERICA - CHICAGO$1,100,000
TEACHERS ACADEMY OF MATH AND SCIENCE (TAMS)$25,000
THACHER SCHOOL$62,500
THE ARK$600
THE HEARTLAND INSTITUTE$50,000
THE ILLINOIS MOTORCYCLE FREEDOM RUN, NFP$2,000
THE JACK MILLER CENTER$10,000
THE NIGHT MINISTRY$500
THE PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS HARVARD COLLEGE$100,000
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO$50,000
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY$75,000
TROUT UNLIMITED$25,000
UNICEF$400
UNIVERSITY OF IL CASEL$25,000
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS$200,000
UNIVERSITY OF MICHICAN$100,000
UNO (UNITED NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION)$550,000
URBAN ALLIANCE$50,000
US HOLOCAUST MUSEUM$25,000
WGBH EDUCATION FOUNDATION$500,000
WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITY FUND$405,000
WYOMING STOCK GROWERS LAND TRUST$10,000
YEAR UP$50,050
YELLOWSTONE PARK FOUNDATION INC.$10,000
YOUTH GUIDANCE$30,000
TOTAL$19,295,285

Source: Rauner Family Foundation income-tax statements, 1999-2012.

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