A Community of Supporters

How You Can Support Sundance Institute

Our community of supporters resemble the artists they champion – dynamic, committed, and diverse – which is why there are many ways to support the Sundance Institute. Whether you’re an individual donor interested in joining our Theatre Circle, a corporation looking to align your brand with the Sundance Film Festival, or a foundation seeking innovative ways to create social change, Sundance Institute connects you to the artists and programs you are most eager to support. Your investment preserves the work of artists in film, theatre, and music allowing thoughtful, provocative, independent voices to flourish.

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Become a Member

Become a Member today and join a community of like-minded individuals who believe in the power of great art. As a Sundance Institute Member, you’ll receive insider information on the best new films, plays and artists while receiving valuable benefits and discounts that complement your enthusiasm for adventurous storytelling. Learn More.

Become an Individual Patron

Whether your love is for theatre, film, the Festival or the Institute overall, we have the perfect program to connect you with your passion. Discover the ways to support Sundance Institute from a one-time gift through the Artist Fund, to joining Sundance Circle for year-round Institute engagement to championing the independent artists and stories you love through Leadership Giving. Learn More.

Become a Corporate Supporter

Sundance Institute builds multi-faceted partnerships for leading brands to engage with a creative community of artists and audiences. From Film Festival sponsorships to named artist fellowships that provide funding to artists during their creative process, there are many unique ways to engage with Sundance Institute Learn More.

Become a Foundation Partner

Foundation Giving enables Sundance Institute to support the vital work of independent storytellers. We work closely with each foundation to connect it to Institute activities that reflect shared values and priorities. Learn More.

Become a Government Supporter

Government partnerships are a vital part of our existence. Contributions from federal, state, and community agencies and embassies serve artists and audiences and provide endorsements for our local, national, and international work. Learn More.

Attend an Event

Sundance Institute hosts special events across the country year-round to celebrate independent artists and to raise funds to support groundbreaking new work for the screen and stage. Join us!


Upcoming Events

At the heart of Sundance Institute is a community of artists, friends, and supporters who believe in the value of bold, creative, independent voices. Throughout the year and around the country, our events connect, grow, and inspire this community by offering resources, sharing new work, and exploring the ideas that shape our culture.

We invite you to join us at our upcoming events to experience the magic of creative storytelling and our Artist Programs. To learn more about an event or see how you can attend please contact giving@sundance.org or call 310-492-2325.

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    Engage With Artists

    Salons, studio visits, conversations, private screenings, dinners and receptions provide exclusive opportunities to connect directly with independent artists who define our culture.

    Open to those who support the Institute at $30,000 and above.

    Discover

    Parties and screening events hosted by Institute program directors for friends and alumni, as well as private screenings for members and supporters, provide an insider’s view of the newest discoveries and conversations in independent film, theatre, and digital media.

    Open to those who support the Institute at $5,000 and above.

    Community Events

    Free educational and screening events where Sundance artists share new work and learning.

    Open to all Sundance supporters.

    Benefit Events

    Signature experiences that celebrate the Institute’s mission, impact, and community. All Sundance Institute supporters are invited to purchase tickets to our Benefit Events.

    Special ticketed events to help Sundance Institute raise funds needed to accomplish its mission.

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What's Your Passion?

Together, we have the power to transform culture by preserving the space for our artists to create and thrive and providing opportunities to introduce their work to new audiences. Explore the programs, festivals, and initiatives of the highlighted programs below and ensure that your contribution supports your passion:


Donor Spotlights

SUPPORT FOR SUNDANCE INSTITUTE

From Individual Donors to Sundance Institute Members and Foundations to Corporate Sponsors, we thank you for your commitment to our mission to advance the work of artists in film, theatre, and music and to promote these important voices in society.

As of December 2016

Endowment support
Dwight Anderson
Ariel Investments, LLC
Lin Arison
Susan Cronyn
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Jake Eberts
The Charles Engelhard Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Ford Foundation
Mellody Hobson
Cindy and Alan Horn
Karen Lauder
LisaBeth Foundation
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Geoffrey K. Sands
Target Corporation
Steve Tisch Foundation
Walter L. Weisman
Individuals

$2,500-$4,999

  • Edward Abratowski
  • John Ainsworth & Shawn Ryan
  • David Amor
  • Laurence Bardoff & Lilli Alberga
  • Teresa Beck
  • Douglas Beckwith
  • Claire Best
  • Patter & Thomas Birsic
  • James Boyd
  • Leslie Braun
  • Juanita Bronstein
  • Marcy Carsey
  • Jill Carter
  • Michael Chrabaszcz
  • Suzette Clarke
  • Judith Cohen
  • Julie & Peter Cummings
  • Deborah & Forrest Danson
  • Eric Douat
  • Ruth Duenser
  • Amy & Harold Eckman
  • Jill & Andrew Ellner
  • Nancy Forster
  • Sheila Forsum
  • Amy Gary
  • Diane Geier
  • Alyssa Geiger
  • Craig Goldberg
  • Mary Ellyn & Tom Hogan
  • Phyllis Hollis
  • Jessica Houssian
  • Katherine Immerman
  • Leanne Jackson
  • Barbara & Leon Kalvaria
  • Seth Kaufman
  • Joy & Joel Kellman
  • Jungju Kim
  • Patricia Kivel
  • Bonnie & Mark Kowalsky
  • Lisa Koxlien
  • Jason Langston
  • David & Lori Larcher
  • Mary & Lincoln Leader
  • Larissa Malmstadt
  • Clare & Jack Marash
  • Leigh Matthes
  • Seema & Kevin McGrath
  • Janet McKinley
  • Daniel McSwain
  • Linda & George Mendelson
  • Lauren Merage
  • Robert Miller
  • Constance Mortell
  • Deena & Edward Nahmias
  • Sharon Nehls
  • Judy & Henry Otto
  • Kelly & Michael Palmer
  • Mong Penella
  • Barbara Portman
  • Leigh & John Reaves
  • Joyce & William Roberts
  • Mr. Howard R. Rothwell
  • Lawrence Rubin
  • Mara Sandler
  • Shauna Schmunk
  • Robert L. Seigel
  • Valerie Sestito
  • Deborah Shedlin
  • Dianna Shpritz
  • Ms. Kerry Smith
  • Shayna Smith
  • Helene Sorin
  • Pamela & Lawrence Stevenson
  • Anna Teeples
  • Elizabeth Tinkham
  • Dyan Triffo
  • Rosalind Walrath
  • Michael Walsh
  • Tom Warne
  • Emily White
  • Kat White
  • Sue & David Wishnow
  • Ethan Yake
  • Thomas Zimmermann
  • Lisa & Alan Zuccari

$5,000-9,999

  • Eric Albritton
  • Carlos Archilla
  • Stephanie & Daniel Aucunas
  • Lorna Auerbach & Larry Wheat
  • Francesca & Christopher Beale
  • Judith & Thomas Billings
  • Susan Blachman
  • Andy & Kathleen Blank
  • Craig & Dawn Budner
  • Marguerite & David Camarata
  • William Cameron
  • Buffy Castillo
  • Hannalorre & Mohamad Chahine
  • Jennifer Chaiken
  • Katherine & David Cheek
  • Carol & Larry Clemmensen
  • Katie & George Coleman
  • Amanda Corley
  • Pam Crooke
  • Margaret Crotty & Rory Riggs
  • Margaret & Yogen Dalal
  • Ruth & Phil Davidson
  • Anne & Pierre De Villemejane
  • Richard Desich
  • Karen DiNunzio
  • Linda & Tom Dupree
  • Leslie & William Elkus
  • David Elmore
  • The Eisenberg Family
  • Caterina Fake
  • Deborah Feo
  • Mary & Ken Ford
  • Molly Forstall
  • Pamela & Jeff Foxworthy
  • Tabitha Furyk
  • Linda Gelfond
  • Barbara & Peter Georgescu
  • Karen & Robert Gober
  • Andrew Goldstein
  • Shari Gottlieb
  • Kimberley Gray
  • Doris Harrigan
  • Linda & Malcolm Hastings
  • Laura & Clayton Heckler
  • Dayna & Harvey Heller
  • Don Hendricks
  • Alan Herzig
  • Rick Hillstead
  • Joan & George Hornig
  • Barbara & Julius Hyatt
  • Mary Innis
  • Mary Ishikawa
  • Karen Jacobson
  • Barbara & Bob Jones
  • Janet & Howard Kagan
  • Jean Kaplan
  • Heather Kenihan
  • Stefani & Scott Kimche
  • Andrea Kirstein
  • Katherine Kohatsu
  • Les Kratter
  • Mike Krieger
  • Karin Kukral
  • Frederic Lahey
  • Sherry Lansing & Bill Friedkin
  • Mary & Lindon Leader
  • Shari Levitin
  • Jeffrey Lindsay
  • Karen & Gregg Lund
  • Jennifer Lynch
  • Susannah Gray & John Lyons
  • Carey & Royden Maloumian
  • T.J. Marchetti
  • Sandra & Maurice McSweeney
  • Joanna Miles-Basta
  • Katherine Milias
  • Dale Miller
  • Rayna & Glen Mintz
  • Virginia Mithoff
  • Laura Moore
  • Irene & Gary Mottola
  • Diane Namm & Richard Schirtzer
  • Beth & Joshua Nash
  • John Nisson
  • Bonnie & Paul Offit
  • Natalie Orfalea Foundation
  • Kathryn Petersen
  • Patrice Picone
  • Jane & David Preiser
  • Stacey & Steven Rauch
  • Jen Roddick
  • Ellen & Mike Rosenberg
  • Caryn & Barry Rudofsky
  • Bird Runningwater
  • Stacey Sachen
  • Beth Sackler & Jeffrey Cohen
  • Sonja & Michael Saltman
  • Laurie & Owen Schwartz
  • Gary Semrow
  • Wendy & Frank Serrino
  • Emily & Rhod Shaw
  • Maureen & Tom Shea
  • Lisa & Joel Shine
  • Evan Singer
  • Elisa & Brian Slobodow
  • Linda & Rick Smaligo
  • Bruce & Joy Soll
  • Joseph Sorge
  • Susan Sosin
  • Betsi Steinberg
  • Dave Stroeve
  • Annsley & George Strong
  • Mary & Peter Tennyson
  • Elizabeth & James Tozer
  • Steve Tullman
  • Kristin & James Ulland
  • David Vise
  • William H Voge
  • Elaine & Joe Weis
  • Sheila & Walter Weisman
  • Martin Werner
  • Tiffany Wince & Patrick Hurley
  • Gayle & Sam Youngblood
  • Beth Zollars

$10,000-19,999

  • Anonymous
  • Cynthia C. Amitin, MD & Steven C. Ludwig, MD
  • Frankie & Joseph Armstead
  • Jennifer Bastos
  • Phyllis & Scott Bedford
  • Pamela Boll
  • Louis Buglioli
  • Kimberly & Christopher Clarke
  • David Cohen
  • Kenneth Cole & Maria Cuomo Cole
  • Melissa & Bradford Coolidge
  • Clifford Curtis
  • Susan Daley
  • Carlo Enrique Muzquis Davila
  • Stephanie & Jon DeVaan
  • Eric Diefenbach & JK Brown
  • Jill Edelson
  • Kevin Efrusy
  • Nina & David Fialkow
  • Elizabeth & Jesse Fink
  • Leslie & Jeffrey Fischer
  • Ronaldo M. Foresti
  • Nancy & David Garrison
  • Sally Gepp
  • Heather Goodman
  • Green Family Foundation
  • Frederick Green
  • Robin & Daniel Greenspun
  • James Heavener
  • Janice & Steven Hefter
  • Suzy Hendriksen
  • Marleen & David Hood
  • Karen & Mark James
  • Ann Kaplan & Robert Fippenger
  • Patrick Kennedy & Jamie Amos
  • Sharrington & Parker Kennedy
  • Jason Delane Lee & Yvonne Lee
  • George Levie
  • Lynn Lewis
  • Rachel McAree
  • Nancy Medford
  • Susan & Gib Myers
  • Lori & Janusz Ordover
  • Ken Pelletier
  • Timothy Peterson
  • William Price
  • Shari & David Quinney
  • Jennifer Rainin - in memory of Graham Leggat
  • Carol Rosebrough
  • Maile & Brian Roundtree
  • Jim Scott
  • Jane Solomon
  • Sir & Lady Martin Sorrell
  • Melissa Spellman
  • Peter Sullivan
  • Rosalie Swedlin & Robert Cort
  • Janet Tittiger
  • Kim & Jeff Trocin
  • Taika Waititi
  • Aleda Toma & Mike McCoy
  • Jenifer & Jeffrey Westphal
  • George Whipple
  • Teri Meno Zingale

$20,000-$29,999

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Thomas R. Ajamie
  • Teri & Jeffry Allen
  • Chris Beck & Jane Wang
  • Peggy Bergmann
  • Nancy Blachman & David desJardins
  • Jason Blum - Blumhouse Productions
  • Laurence Braitman & Angie Wang
  • Barbara Bridges
  • Joseph Casale
  • Sean Combs & Sarah Snedeker - Revolt Films
  • Philip Fung - A3 Foundation
  • Duncan Cole Frates
  • Susan & Eric Fredston-Hermann & Family
  • Ken Grossinger & Micheline Klagsbrun - CrossCurrents Foundation
  • Kathleen Hagen
  • Jason Hirschhorn
  • Susan & Joel Hyatt
  • Caroline & Edward Hyman
  • Arlene Inch
  • Blake Krikorian
  • Kim & Ping Li
  • Ann Lovell
  • Michael Luisi
  • Crystal & Charles Maggelet
  • Carole Meiselman
  • Lynn & Tom Meredith
  • North Texas Young Presidents' Organization
  • Stuart Pollard
  • David E. Quinney III
  • Diana & Bruce Rauner
  • Gayle & Barry Tyerman
  • Van Beuren Charitable Foundation
  • Mark Wawro
  • Michael J. Zak

$30,000-$49,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • The Baker & Sudler Families
  • Katherine & Paul Bettner
  • Elizabeth & Brad Bird
  • Greg Brockman
  • Dr. Jan Broberg Carter - Rabbit Road Productions, CEO
  • Steve Cohen & Paula Froehle - Chicago Media Project
  • Dwight Curry
  • Ian Darling
  • Tamra & Chris Faulkner
  • Debbie & Alan Gold
  • Anonymous/Insurgent Media
  • Melanie & Mark Greenberg
  • Rachel & Andrew Hee
  • Geri Hormel
  • Gillian Hormel
  • Anthony Hsieh
  • Ken & Margaret Jacobs
  • Joyce Keil-Chafin & Bruce Chafin
  • Philip Kent
  • Steiner King Foundation
  • Robert & Shelly Light
  • Lynn & Bruce Lindsey
  • Kelley & Stephen Lubanko
  • Cathy & Alex Mendez
  • Debbie McLeod & Jay Sears
  • Ruth Mutch
  • Kathy & David Perno
  • Dana DiCarlo & Scott Plank
  • Joan & Lewis Platt Foundation
  • Susanne Preissler - Independent Media, Inc.
  • Robina & John Riccitiello
  • Rosenthal Family Foundation
  • Gigi & Andrew Schwertfeger
  • Marilyn & Thomas Sutton
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Grazka Taylor Productions
  • M Brent Trostle
  • Lee Vickers - Trine LA
  • David Wanek & Maribeth Portz
  • Marni & Richard Waterfield
  • Jean & John Yablonski

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Jill & Ryan Ahrens
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ed Aldag, Jr.
  • Charmaine & Sean Bailey
  • John Boccardo & Derek Esplin
  • Angus Deardoff
  • Ted Dintersmith & Elizabeth Hazard
  • Abigail Disney & Pierre Hauser
  • Philipp Engelhorn & Cameron Yates
  • J.A. & H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust
  • Barry R. Feirstein
  • Linda & Bob Frankenberg
  • Aaron Gilbert & Jason Cloth - Bron Studios
  • Lynn Gorman
  • Gardner Grout
  • Donna & Kevin Gruneich
  • Michael Kaeske & Haven Parchinski
  • Chris Kelly & Jennifer Carrico
  • Lisa Leder
  • Martha & Carl Lindner
  • Lippman Family Foundation
  • Katherine Lo
  • Michael Mailis
  • Jenny & Andrew Mason
  • Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman
  • Kate & Michel Merkt
  • Elizabeth & Chuck Mooty
  • Manish & Pramila Mundra
  • Susan Bay Nimoy
  • James & Laura Parra - Valley Packline Solutions, Inc.
  • John & Marcia Price Family Foundation
  • Gigi Pritzker & Michael Pucker
  • Erik & Melinda Reed
  • Burton & Stephanie Ritchie - Heretic Films
  • Thomas Rothman & Jessica Harper
  • David & Christina Royce
  • Carolyn & Charles Rozwat
  • Elena & Geoffrey Sands
  • Nadine Schiff & Fred Rosen
  • Spencer Silna & Nicole Barton
  • Iris & Michael Smith
  • Jim & Susan Swartz
  • Wendy Vanden Heuval - Distracted Globe Foundation
  • John & Marva Warnock
  • Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
  • Elizabeth & Kenneth Whitney

$100,000 & above

  • Anonymous
  • Bertha Foundation
  • Frank A. Bennack, Jr. & Mary Lake Polan - Hearst Communications
  • Robert A. Compton
  • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
  • Perry & Martin Granoff
  • Ruth Ann Harnisch & William Harnisch - The Harnisch Foundation
  • Cindy Harrell Horn & Alan Horn
  • Lyn & Norman Lear
  • Liminal Fund
  • The Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation
Foundations

$5,000–$9,999

  • The Carrie Louise Hamilton Foundation
  • Promontory Foundation
  • The Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, Inc.

$10,000–$24,999

  • The Film Music Foundation
  • Firestone / von Winterfeldt Family Fund
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • JL Foundation
  • Princess Grace Foundation-USA
  • Zygmunt & Audrey Wilf Foundation

$25,000–$49,999

  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • The Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
  • The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
  • Threshold Foundation

$50,000–$99,999

  • The Ammon Foundation
  • Compton Foundation
  • LUMA Foundation
  • Norlien Foundation
  • The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

$100,000–$249,999

  • Arcus Foundation
  • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
  • Embrey Family Foundation
  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Surdna Foundation

$250,000–$499,99

  • Cinereach
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Skoll Foundation

$500,000–$999,999

  • The Charles Engelhard Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Time Warner Foundation

$1,000,000 and above

  • The Annenberg Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Maurice Marciano Family Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
Government Agencies

$5,000–$9,999

  • French Embassy in the U.S. Mission for Culture and Higher Education
  • Salt Lake City Arts Council

$10,000–$24,999

  • President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
  • Utah Division of Arts & Museums

$50,000–$99,999

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Salt Lake County Economic Development Department
  • Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP) Program
  • Summit County Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Tax

$100,000–$249,999

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Summit County Restaurant Tax

$250,000–$499,999

  • National Endowment for the Arts

$500,000–$999,999

  • Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Special thanks to the State of Utah, Utah Office of Tourism, Utah Film Commission, Park City Municipal Corporation, and Park City Visitors Bureau and Film Commission.

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