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Stanley Freehling was a Highland Park resident and a patron of the arts, including Ravinia Festival, where he was named the chairman in 1968. (Photo submitted)
Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
2:52 am CDT October 6, 2019

Investment banker and philanthropist Stanley Freehling, who died Sept. 20, 2019 at age 95, played major roles in burnishing the reputations and energizing the fundraising efforts of the Goodman Theatre, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Arts Club of Chicago and many other of the city’s iconic cultural landmarks. And yet, he once proudly proclaimed: “Ravinia is my first love in the world of arts.”