Chicago Tech Academy - A STEM Gateway to the Future

ChicagoTech Academy High School

Chicago Tech Academy is an educational community whose mission is to educate, empower and connect a diverse next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers to discover their passions, succeed in college and thrive in a digital world. They believe in:

  • Project based learning to encourage a deeper, connected form of evidence based education.
  • An integrated college preparatory curriculum that fosters critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.
  • Creating and sustaining a collaborative teaching and learning environment that explores and refines the ways students learn best.
  • Helping students to become leaders and life-long learners, through partnerships with the Chicago tech community.
  • Encouraging students to develop meaningful relationships with peers, faculty and the business community through networking and internship opportunities.
  • Graduating entrepreneurial-minded, fearless, confident and connected learners who take responsibility for their lives and give back to the community.
The Buonacorsi Foundation is proud to be a valued partner of this pioneering organization.

UIC College of Medicine

UIC College of Medicine

The Department of Anatomy at the UIC College of Medicine is the recipient of a four-year research grant from the Buonacorsi Foundation. This grant supports research to develop new methods for teaching anatomy to medical students as well as students in the associated health professions.

The Beethoven Project Trio

The Beethoven Project Trio

The Buonacorsi Foundation is an enthusiastic supporter of the Beethoven Project Trio. The foundation sponsored the worldwide simulcast of the May 2009 world premier performance in Chicago, as well as the production of the group's 2010 world premier recording CD.


National Museum of Health & Medicine

National Museum of Health and Medicine

The National Museum of Health and Medicine is a National Historic Landmark recognized for its ongoing value to the health of the military and to the nation. The Buonacorsi Foundation's National Museum of Health and Medicine program has been created to serve as a not-for-profit partner, providing general support for museum operations as well as for more targeted projects in both the educational and research areas. The Buonacorsi Foundation has as a major objective to drive the creation of a virtual satellite of the NMHM online, with the Reinventing the Wheel, Redefining the Game, and Diabetes: Management and Self-Care exhibits as great early examples.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic Art Awards, Hallmark Award national winner, 1977, Artist: Michael Doyle

From their web site: "Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. and the largest source of scholarship funds for young artists and writers. Each year, ambitious students...  

Camerata Chicago


The Buonacorsi Foundation is also a sponsor of the Camerata Chicago. Camerata Chicago, a chamber orchestra of 16 - 20 musicians was founded in 2003. Bringing together some of the best musicians in Chicago conductor Drostan Hall has founded one of the finest chamber orchestras to emerge on the world stage in quite some time. The ensemble is equally at home in intimate settings as well as larger chamber music venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse string repertoire including newly commissioned works. Camerata Chicago stands while playing, heightening the expressive freedom of the musicians, thus intensifying the projection of the music, as well as being visually compelling.