2017 Assembly

2017 proudly celebrated USA’s 10th anniversary and recognized the diversity of the USA Fellows. Their voices truly reflect the breadth of the American story.


Lead Benefactors:

National Endowment for the Arts

Surdna Foundation


Community Outreach Day–Lead Benefactor:

The Chicago Community Trust



The Joyce Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

Northern Trust

The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation

Rasmuson Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation


Sustainers and Friends:


Julie and Roger Baskes

Ashley Hartman

Jim and Kay Mabie


In-Kind Support:

Dark Matter Coffee

Field Notes

Lake Shore Travel

Letherbee Distillers

No Small Plans Productions

Old Forester

Revel Global Events


Thalia Hall