Alliance for the Great Lakes (Chicago, IL)


  • Name:Michelle Liebetreu
  • Title:Grant Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Address:17 N. State Street, Suite 1390
    Chicago, IL 60602
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:312-939-0838

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  • Mission:
  • Headquartered in Chicago, the Alliance for the Great Lakes is the oldest citizens’ Great Lakes protection organization in North America. Its mission is to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.

  • History:
  • The Alliance serves the people living in the region who get their drinking water from Lake Michigan. In addition, the 5,000 volunteers who participate in our valuable programs—including the 750 students from Chicago Public Schools involved in the Adopt-a-Beach program, and the approximately 700 members, 100 government officials and 200 community groups that regularly work with the Alliance—are all impacted by our education, advocacy and direct service program.

  • Year established:1970
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:21
  • Staff size:16

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Jack Bails, Public Sector Consultants, Lansing, Michigan
    Gary Ballesteros, Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Kate Bartter, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    Janet Boyd, Wilmette, Illinois
    Matt Brett, Schiff Hardin, Chicago, Illinois
    Lori Colman, Colman, Brohan Davis, Chicago, Illinois
    Paul Culhane, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    Dave Dempsey, Conservation Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
    Peter Marks, MCM Capital Management, Evanston, Illinois
    Arthur Martin, Jenner & Block, Chicago, Illinois
    Beverly McClellan, Chicago, Illinois
    David McClellan, ProofSpace, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
    Benjamin Mills, Gruel, Mills, Nims & Pylman, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Jo-Elle Mogerman, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL
    Sarah Nerenberg, Consultant, South Bend, Indiana
    Buzz Patterson, Donahue / Patterson Assoc., Chicago, Illinois
    Jim Ridgway, Envt’l. Consulting & Technology, Detroit, Michigan
    Tina Rongers, Consultant, Chesterton, Indiana
    Cathy Rose, St. Albans, Vermont
    Mark Shadle, Edelman, Naperville, Illinois
    Lisa Yee-Litzenberg, University of Michigan, Pinckney, Michigan

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Cameron Davis, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Cameron Davis, President
    Joel Brammeier, Vice President of Policy
    Lyman Welch, Manager of Water Quality Programs
    Stephanie Smith, Director of Education Program
    Jamie Cross, Manager of Outreach Programs
    Sharon Cook, Director of Water Conservation Programs
    Frances Canonizado, Outreach Coordinator


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:23-7104524

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:237104524
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:LAKE MICHIGAN FEDERATION
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:150 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 700
  • Organization City:CHICAGO
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60601-0003
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1971
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):161, 180, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Scientific research (diseases), Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:August, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:August
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$4,039,089
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,928,886
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,838,712
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 7:11:40 pm

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