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We Love #RiverNorth

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Dear RNRA Members and Friends,

For 25 years, River North Residents Association has worked to protect and enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood we call home.

  • We fight alongside Ward and CPD leaders to confront nuisance bars and reduce serious crime.
  • We’re a forceful voice for positive local development, infrastructure improvements and green space.
  • We create life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged Chicagoans.
  • We build community through public events, from Movies in the Park to the Taste of River North.

Understandably, many of our roughly 23,000 members probably haven't given much thought to how this organization operates or is funded, simply assuming that it will always be there as a proactive voice for them and their neighbors.

But the truth is: we can’t go on without you.

At this critical moment, it’s necessary to explain the facts more clearly, so that our members and partners understand what is at stake. RNRA is a non-profit, resident advocacy organization that has just one paid staff member and receives no funding from any government agency or political group. All resources support our mission.

The pandemic and its economic consequences limited our ability to hold the large public events that have generated most of our operating revenue, which has severely depleted our reserves. We have reached an inflection point in the life of River North Residents Association. An infusion of capital in the amount of $100,000 is urgently needed to sustain operations until we can resume our normal funding model in 2023. To this end, we are making an urgent appeal to everyone who relies on the existence of a strong, responsible, and influential neighborhood organization in River North, to step up and support RNRA with a financial contribution. We have never asked for this before, and hope never to do so again, but at this moment in time, there is no alternative.

For 25 years, RNRA has been there for you and for River North. If you value this kind of principled and effective neighborhood advocacy in your community, please consider making a tax deductible contribution. Donations in any amount are welcome and deeply appreciated.

Please click here to access our FAQ page if you have additional questions.

Thank you for your support of RNRA, and the River North community.

Your neighbors on the RNRA Board


  • Ensley Venson
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Dennis Roberts
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Marty Schlossenberg
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $97 (Offline)
    • 2 yrs
  • Carol Mjoseth
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 2 yrs


River North Residents Association
Chicago, IL

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