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.

Each cultural season features events ranging from music, theatre, art, and history, as well as humanities-, health- and economic-related discussions. Highlights to date include: former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, distinguished violinist Rachel Barton Pine, WGN personality John Williams, PBS host and journalist Phil Ponce, author and lecturer Eboo Patel (a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships), entertainer Ron Hawking, The Pacifica String Quartet, award-winning violinist William Hagen, architectural historian Geoffrey Baer, and many others, including talented artists and speakers from the area as well as Barrington High School and local youth dance and choral groups.

Our 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out series features local artist exhibitions with works for sale each third Thursday of the month during the cultural season. These free events offer an opportunity to gather and meet the artists and include complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. This series has been incredibly well received, and we are excited to continue to see it grow and expand.

With care, compassion and commitment, the Barrington White House and its unique architectural beauty, will for generations, represent a unique home and community space… Barrington Bank and Trust is honored to be one of the Cultural Season Sponsors.

Brad Stetson, Chairman and CEO, Barrington Bank and Trust Co., N.A.

Our Vision

To establish Barrington’s White House as a premier venue for culture, humanities, performances, speakers and artists.

Our Goal

To offer a wide variety of programming, with ticket prices that are affordable and accessible for people of all ages.

Your Support

Necessary to continue these high-quality programs and events, which would not be possible without the generosity of our Corporate Sponsors and Individual Sustainers combined with grant funding.

Three Ways to Offer Support

You can make a donation of any size to support our cultural and community programming.
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Become a Corporate Sponsor

Corporate Sponsorships are crucial in underwriting our cultural events season. Without this support, the high-quality programs and accessible ticket prices we offer would not be possible. Sponsors enjoy advanced ticket sales and complimentary tickets for events. Please consider becoming a Corporate Sponsor to help us make world-class art and culture happen in Barrington.

Corporate Sponsorship Levels:

+ Platinum $20,000
+ Gold $10,000
+ Silver $5,000
+ Bronze $2,500

Program Benefactor – Opportunities exist for underwriting specific cultural programs.

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Become an Individual Sustainer

The Sustainer Program offers individuals a chance to support our cultural events season, helping to provide high-quality programs and accessible tickets prices. Sustainers enjoy advanced ticket sales and complimentary tickets based on the Sustainer level (see below). Please consider becoming a Sustainer and ensure that we continue to have exceptional arts and cultural programming in Barrington.

Individual Sustainer Levels:

+ Barrington Visionaries $20,000 and above – Unlimited tickets yearly
+ Robertson Circle $10,000 – 80 complimentary tickets
+ 1898 Club $5,000 – 40 complimentary tickets
+ Village Notables $2,500 – 20 complimentary tickets
+ Main Street Leaders $1,000 – 8 complimentary tickets
+ Friends of the Series $500 – 4 complimentary tickets
+ Community Supporter $250 – 2 complimentary tickets

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If you are interested in supporting our cultural and community programming and would like additional information, please contact Rollin Potter, Barrington’s White House Cultural Program Director, at 501-766-8208 or RRPOTTER@OUTLOOK.COM.

Internationally known, Grammy-winning Pacifica String Quartet played with virtuosity and exuberance.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Maestro Andrew Grams joined Chamber on the Fox on violin.

Ron Keaton brought World War II icon Winston Churchill to life in a dramatic and amusing one-man play.

Joel Oppenheimer spoke on famed wildlife artist John James Audubon and the making of his prints.

Known throughout Chicagoland and the world, Rachel Barton Pine was Barrington’s White House’s debut violin virtuoso.

3rd Thursdays welcome local artists to exhibit their work. Pictured: Thomas Balsamo and JoAnn Freeman.