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Donors - Chicago Statue Campaign

Thanks to all who have donated and endorsed the Mother Jones Chicago statue project. We are half-way there! Add your name today.


Kevin Byrne, Ireland's Consul General to Chicago and the Midwest


"A Mother Jones statue will stand as a fine testament not only of the contribution that
Irish women have made to America but also the great contribution of all immigrant women to this country, a story that often goes untold."


Mother Jones Legacy

​$10,000 & above

​Government of Ireland

Laborers International Union of North America

Chicago Teachers Union with members match

Roofers Local 11

Painters District Council 14

History Makers

$5000 level

Bricklayers ADC1 Chicago   

Sprinkler Fitters Local 281

Chicago Federation of Labor

Int'l Union of Bricklayers & Allied Trades

Fight for the Living

$1000 and above

Ernestina Padilla

            in honor of Lotty Blumenthal & Geri Baginski   

Brigid Duffy Gerace

Helen Ramirez-Odell

Mary Lou Edwards


          CTU Women's Rights Committee

       In honor of David J. Rathke 

United Mine Workers of America ($2000)

Illinois Education Association Staff Organization

Eugene Debs Foundation

Plumbers Local 130

Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach and Yokich

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

Dolores Connolly

National Staff Organization

Justice Warrior

$500 and above

Saul Schniderman

Bakers Union    

Jeanne Graham

Hector  Arrellano

Timothy Gilfoyle

Raymond O. Wicklander


Paul Bailey

Carpenters Chicago

       Sons & Daughters of Mother Jones

$250 & above

    Margaret  Fulkerson

      Coalition of Labor Union Women 

David Prosten   

      Working Women's History Project

Patricia O'Brien

Jacqueline Kirley

Marcus Rediker

Julia Nowicki

Helen  Elkiss

Sheila Durkin

Kenny & Becky Osborne

Barry Bennett

Working Class Hero

​$100 & above

Carl  Rosen

Blythe and Associates   

Shari  Paul

Leah  Humes

Sue  Walton

Sandra O'Donnell

Zeese Papanikolas

John J.  Vespo

Theresa Boyle

Stephen Jones

Donald  Marcus

Taru Spiegel

David Johnson

Noel Beasley

Harold Rosenthal

Stephen  Goldberg

Rosemary Trump

Virginia Ayers

Susan Strauss

John Enyeart

James  Tibensky

In memory of Gary Puleio

Eileen Durkin

Ellen Skerrett

Byrne, Brennan and Richards Family

Ellen Garza

Acknowledging and honoring Chicago's women organizers and activists is crucial to our identity.

Jeana Brown

Women do because Mother did.

Christine George

Sue Sebesta

Christopher and Bernadette Murphy

Dan Durkin

Gemma Doyle

Michelle Frenette

"From a proud Sangamon State Labor Relations program alumni"

Paul Bailey

Kevin Cullina

Betsy Kraft
Jim and Janet Fennerty


$50 & above

Shannon Zalinski

David Jablonsky

George & Rhonda Milkowski

Kassandra Tsitsopoulos

"Long live Mother Jones and female union members!"

Norine Gutekanst

Michael Savoir

Robert  Bloch

William Hassett

Nicholas Bode

James Schaudt

DB Hunt

in honor of Elliott Gorn

John Powell

Susanne Paradis

Ivana Krajcinovic

Joanne & August Ricca

David Richardson

Rita Alfonso  LaBarbera

Julie Quirin

Colleen  White

John Zurzaw

Joan S. Jacobs

Phyllis Magee

Donald Morris

Marion Sirefman

Kathleen Carey

Bernie Eshoo

Kathleen MacMillan

Helen Smith

Linda Bonner





 $25.00 & below

Judith Dever

Phillip Dortsch

Jennifer L. Johnson

Carlene M.  Blumenthal

Amanda Scampini

Mary Ann Trasciatti


Jerry & Irene Adler         

Stephanie Cummings Collins

Lois Evans *

* This donation is by LuLu LoLo whose campaign "Where are the Women? in 2015 highlighted the lack of monuments to women in NYC

David Band

Robert Stauffer

Karl Knobler

Patricia A. Wright

Robert  Lehrer

Diane M. Dorsey

​Martin Mikinas

Michael Zielinski

Louis Wolf

Kenneth DeBay

Elizabeth Hastings

Henry  Ooten

David Tarlo

Ed  Pickford

Bonnie Shapiro

Marissa Koziar

Ann F. Hoffman

Dr. B Iverson

Dean Doberstein

Bruce Trigg

"Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living! " I am honored to support this effort in the memory of this great woman.

Stephen Mitchell

Deborah Pope

Deborah Montgomery

Anna Johnson

Stuart Walsh
Madalyn Kenney

Angela Just

Sunti Segrave-Daly


Donors - Amount Undisclosed

Elliott Gorn

"Because, as Upton Sinclair wrote, ". . .wherever she went, the flame of protest has leaped up in the hearts of men, her story was a veritable ODYSSEY of revolt."

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