Barrington’s White House has become our area’s premier Cultural and Community Center, hosting world-class concerts, performances, speakers, theater, and exhibits for the arts and humanities. Since opening our doors in 2015, over 20,000 people have attended more than 300 cultural and community events in the house. In 2019 alone, over 5,500 people attended over 70 cultural and community events.

We also offer a first-class private event venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners and welcome parties, as well as showers, birthday and anniversary parties, and bereavement gatherings. Companies and corporations use it for holiday parties, meetings and client presentations.

Barrington’s White House is supported by donations from individuals, foundations and companies, as well as revenue from private event rentals, cultural and community events, individual and corporate sponsorships. We encourage you to explore the various ways that you can help support our cultural and community center below.

If we keep our collective eyes on the horizon and seriously start building the Capital and Operating Reserve Funds for our brand new White House, we can ensure a rock-solid future for this treasured place.

Mary Smith, Honorary Chair, Barrington's White House Advisory Board

Stories of Giving

Generous Donors Support Barrington’s White House

See the List of All Who Supported Our Community and Cultural Center

Dr. Rollin Potter and Tony Ciganek

A Gift to Support Cultural Programming

McClintock Family Provides $100,000 Gift for the Capital Reserve Fund

Our Goal Is to Raise $2.5 Million to Fund Maintenance for 50+ Years

Ways to Give

Cultural & Community Operating Fund

Barrington’s White House has become a destination for world-class performers, speakers, and artists and draws attendees from throughout the region. The venue has rapidly gained recognition as one of Chicagoland’s most prominent cultural and community centers.

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Area of Greatest Need

By designating your gift to the Area of Greatest Need, you join hundreds of donors who make Barrington’s White House possible. Reserve gifts are restricted to specific priorities, while gifts to Area of Greatest Need provide our leadership team the flexibility to prioritize the needs of the building, operations, programs, and staff, as well as meet any unforeseen challenges that may occur.

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Capital Reserve Fund

Soon after Barrington’s White House was restored and renovated, plans were underway to establish a Capital Reserve Fund that would ensure the long-term integrity of this exceptional National Historic Register property.

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Cultural & Community Reserve Fund

As our area’s premier Cultural and Community Center, Barrington’s White House hosts world-class performances, speakers, and artists, as well as providing a gathering place for non-profit organizations. Many generous contributions from our community have allowed us to build long-term support for exceptional programming.

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