Company Donations

The Cradle partners with many leading companies that are committed to supporting children, pregnant women and adoptive families. Your company can get involved by sponsoring an event, providing support for Cradle programs, offering an adoption presentation for employees or organizing an employee-led fund drive or sponsoring a family in our holiday gift program.

Does your company offer adoption benefits? If so, learn more about applying for the Silver Cradle Award below.  

Silver Cradle Award

Since 2003 the Silver Cradle award has been presented annually to Chicago-area companies that provide adoption benefits to their employees. Recipient companies are recognized at The Cradle Ball for their commitment to supporting adoption through employee benefits. We congratulate all of these companies.

Companies are evaluated based on the types of assistance provided to employees who adopt and the perceived value of the overall benefit. Recipients receive a specially engraved award honoring their support of adoption at The Cradle Ball in October.

Silver Cradle recipients will be acknowledged in the following:

  • The Cradle’s website
  • The Cradle Ball invitation (distributed to 4,000 households)
  • The Cradle Ball program book (provided to each guest at the event)
  • The Cradle Newsletter (distributed to 10,000 households)
  • Post event press releases distributed to local media such as The Pioneer Press and Chicago Social Magazine

To nominate your company, download this form.

Congratulations to the 2015 Silver Cradle Recipients

AbbVie Inc.
Advocate Health Care
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Barilla America, Inc.
Baxter International Inc.
CBRE, Inc.
Deloitte LLP
Fellowes, Inc.
Hospira, Inc.
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Northern Trust
Perkins + Will
Sidley Austin LLP
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
USG Corporation
VML, Inc.
W. W. Grainger, Inc.
William Blair & Company