Annual Reports


Download the 2012-2013 Chicago Wilderness Annual Report


Download the 2011-2012 Chicago Wilderness Annual Report


Download the 2010-2011 Chicago Wilderness Annual Report


Download the 2007-2008 Chicago Wilderness Annual Report


Chicago Wilderness Form 990

Download our Form 990 - May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
Download our Form 990 - May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Download our Form 990 - May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012
Download our Form 990 - May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011
Download our Form 990 - May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010
Download our Form 990 - May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009
Download our Form 990 - May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008




Financial Support

The collaborative conservation work of the Chicago Wilderness alliance is funded in part by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and the Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council. Individual and organizational donations provide important funds that fulfill grant matching requirements and expand the impact of Chicago Wilderness efforts. Thank you to the organizations, foundations, and individuals that support the efforts of Chicago Wilderness and its members, through financial contributions and in-kind support. View our generous supporters for the year May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014.



Chicago Wilderness Trust

The Chicago Wilderness Trust, established as an independent 501(c)3 and operating under its own bylaws, manages the funds of Chicago Wilderness and ensures compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations, including accounting and auditing requirements.

Trust Board Officers

Peter Layton, The Tallgrass Group, LLC

Thomas E. Beck, Thomas E. Beck & Associates, Inc.

Laurel Ross, The Field Museum

Assistant Secretary
Melinda Pruett-Jones, American Ornithologists' Union 

Trust Board Members
Michelle Carr, The Nature Conservancy - Illinois
Craig Hubert, CDH Corporation (emeritus)
Deborah Lahey, The Chicago Academy of Sciences
Natalie LaPorta, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Dick Little, Illinois Conservation Foundation
David Thomas, Illinois Natural History Survey (emeritus)
Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Non-voting, ex officio member of the board:
Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Executive Director, Chicago Wilderness