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At Sundance Institute, we are committed to providing and preserving the space for artists to create and thrive. Sundance Institute’s work to support artists of a variety of media is not possible without the generosity of our passionate supporters. Whether your gift is $65 or $150,000, there is a place for you to profoundly connect with Sundance Institute. Join our community and become a champion for the independent artists and stories you love. To learn more about how you can further our work, please visit our donor programs below:


Individual Supporters

As of October 31, 2018

$100,000 & above

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Aldag, Jr.
  • Mary Lake Polan and Frank A. Bennack, Jr. - Hearst
  • Peggy Bergmann
  • Sandra and Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation
  • John Boccardo and J. Derek Esplin
  • Joe and Liz Casale
  • Steve Cohen and Paula Froehle - Chicago Media Project
  • Charles Engelhard Foundation
  • Ricki Jane Faber Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Genuine Article Pictures
  • Perry and Martin Granoff
  • Donna and Kevin Gruneich
  • Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch - The Harnisch Foundation
  • Cindy Harrell Horn and Alan Horn
  • Lyn and Norman Lear
  • Lippman Family Foundation
  • Florence and Harry Sloan
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Kimberly Steward - K Period Media
  • Elizabeth & Kenneth Whitney

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Anonymous
  • Jill and Ryan Ahrens
  • Charmaine and Sean Bailey
  • Amy and Barry Baker Family Foundation
  • Paul and Katy Drake Bettner
  • Brad and Elizabeth Bird
  • Nancy Blachman and David desJardins
  • Barbara Bridges
  • Jennifer Carrico and Chris Kelly
  • David Chan
  • Don and Alexandra Clayton
  • Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
  • David and Linda Cornfield
  • Abigail E. Disney & Pierre N. Hauser - Like a River Fund
  • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
  • Dana and Andy Eckert
  • Philipp Engelhorn and Cameron Yates
  • Barry R. Feirstein
  • Linda and Bob Frankenberg
  • The Fredston-Hermann Family
  • Ann Hill
  • Gillian Hormel
  • Caroline and Edward Hyman
  • Joanne Kagle
  • Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee
  • Bobbi and Marcus Lemonis
  • Shelly and Robert Light
  • David and Jody Lippman
  • Cristina Ljungberg
  • Ann Lovell
  • Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
  • Elizabeth and Chuck Mooty
  • Susan Bay Nimoy
  • Ken and Christina Nolan
  • Natalie Orfalea and Louis Buglioli
  • John and Marcia Price Family Foundation
  • Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker
  • Rick and Melinda Reed Family Foundation
  • Riccitiello Family
  • Brenda Robinson
  • Nadine Schiff and Fred Rosen
  • Thomas E. Rothman and Jessica Harper
  • Christina and David Royce
  • Jared Ruga
  • Elena and Geoffrey Sands
  • Iris and Michael Smith
  • David Stone-SmartBoies Productions-Smart Family Foundation
  • Jim and Susan Swartz
  • Janet and Gottfried Tittiger
  • John and Marva Warnock
  • Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin
  • Jenifer and Jeffrey Westphal
  • J.A. & H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust

$30,000-$49,999

  • Anonymous
  • David Abrams
  • Thomas R. Ajamie
  • Frankie and Joseph Armstead
  • Steven and Carolyn Barg
  • Jenn Bastos & Suzy Hendriksen
  • Francesca and Chris Beale
  • Joyce Keil-Chafin and Bruce Chafin
  • Sharon Chang
  • Dwight Curry
  • Ian Darling
  • Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank
  • Karen DiNunzio and Monica McGrath
  • Dobkin Family Foundation
  • Richard and Jill Schnitzer Edelson
  • The Eisenberg Family
  • Chandler and Oliver Evans
  • Nina and David Fialkow
  • Robert Fisher
  • William and Sakurako Fisher
  • Sally Gepp
  • Frederick Green
  • Wyncote Foundation - Leonard Haas
  • Kathleen Hagen
  • Andrew Hee and Rachel Erickson Hee
  • Dayna and Harvey Heller
  • Don and Lisanne Hendricks
  • Tony Hsieh
  • Arlene Inch
  • Suraj Israni
  • Margo and Ken Jacobs
  • Jody Johnson
  • Mike Kaeske and Haven Parchinski
  • Ann Kaplan and Robert Fippenger
  • Philip Kent
  • Kim Keywell and Liz Lefkofsky
  • Julia Lebedev
  • Sebastien and Julie Lepinard
  • Debbie McLeod and Jay Sears
  • Cathy and Alex Mendez
  • Jason Milstein
  • Susan and Gib Myers
  • Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis
  • Connie Orlando
  • Jeffrey Pechter
  • Desiree and Kevin Plank
  • Joan Platt
  • Diana and Bruce Rauner
  • Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal
  • Caryn and Barry Rudofsky
  • Linda and Michael Sachs
  • Beth Sackler and Jeffrey Cohen
  • Mara Sandler
  • The Steiner King Family
  • Lessing Stern
  • Jane Solomon
  • Marilyn and Thomas Sutton
  • Marni and Richard Waterfield
  • Mark Wawro
  • Joanne Wilson
  • Jean and John Yablonski

$20,000-$29,999

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Hallee Adelman
  • Andrew and Vera Baker
  • Phyllis and Scott Bedford
  • Laurie and Bill Benenson
  • Jason Blum - Blumhouse Productions
  • Hannalorre and Mohamad Chahine
  • David Cohen
  • Joshua M. Cohen
  • Rene and Rena Cruz - Esperanza Arts Foundation
  • Gus Deardoff
  • Stephanie and Jon DeVaan
  • Distracted Globe Foundation
  • Tom Dolby
  • Bill and Martha Dudley
  • Jana Edelbaum
  • Vanessa and Rafaela Evans - Red Butterfly Foundation
  • Philip Fung - A3 Foundation
  • Matthew and Jillian Garretson
  • Ambassador Mark & Nancy Gilbert
  • Lynda Goldstein
  • Jason Hirschhorn
  • Amanda Kelso
  • Marilyn Labkon
  • Ann Lewnes
  • Susan and Christopher Lockwood
  • Crystal and Charles Maggelet
  • Robert & Suzanne Marquardt
  • Lynn and Tom Meredith
  • Anjay Nagpal - Bron Studios
  • Nicholas Pardon
  • Katherine Phillips
  • Stuart Pollard
  • David E. Quinney III
  • Carol Rosebrough
  • Ellen and Mike Rosenberg
  • Tricia and Bryan Smith
  • Melissa and Marc Spellman
  • Peter Sullivan
  • Grazka Taylor
  • Gayle and Barry Tyerman
  • Andrea van Beuren
  • Blaine Vess

$10,000-19,999

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Steven and Michael Boal
  • Andrew and April Bosworth
  • Larry and Carol Clemmensen
  • Melissa and Bradford Coolidge
  • Christine Curtis
  • Sarah Cuthill
  • Lisa and Francis D'Ambrosio
  • Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown
  • Kevin and Molly Efrusy
  • Molly Ferrante
  • Leslie and Jeffrey Fischer
  • Ronaldo M. Foresti
  • Lenny Gail
  • Heather Goodman
  • Shari Gottlieb
  • Robin and Daniel Greenspun
  • Anne and Mark Hansen
  • Janice and Steven Hefter
  • Marleen and David Hood
  • Sharrington and Parker Kennedy
  • Katherine Kohatsu
  • Alison Leupold
  • Kelley and Stephen Lubanko
  • Karen and Gregg Lund
  • Alan McConnell
  • Nancy Medford
  • Rob and Laura Medway
  • Buzz and Donna Miller
  • Angella Nazarian
  • Lori and Janusz Ordover
  • Iris Pattillo
  • R. David Peeler
  • Kathryn Petersen
  • Patrice Picone
  • Maile Roundtree
  • Stacy Sachen
  • Jim and Stacy Scott
  • Maureen and Tom Shea
  • Linda and Rick Smaligo
  • Barry Stark
  • Kitty Stoneburner
  • Laura Stuart
  • Rosalie Swedlin and Robert Cort
  • Nancy and Brent Trostle
  • George and Victoria Whipple
  • Justin and Tatiana Wills
  • Teri Meno Zingale

$5,000-9,999

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Michael Antonov
  • Carlos Archilla
  • Stephanie and Daniel Aucunas
  • Laurence Bardoff and Lilli Alberga
  • Judith and Thomas Billings
  • Lisa Baronsky
  • Alexandra Bowes
  • David Burt
  • Noah Brandon and Shaida Talebreza Brandon
  • Marguerite and David Camarata
  • Robyn Carp
  • Greg and David Carrico
  • Ron Carson
  • Buffy Castillo
  • Leigh Ann Charlot
  • Eric Chern
  • Marni and Bill Cohen
  • Grace Colby
  • Katie and George Coleman
  • Allison Cook
  • Peggy and Yogen Dalal
  • Deborah and Forrest Danson
  • Richard Desich
  • Anne and Pierre De Villemejane
  • William Dietz
  • Linda and Thomas Dupree
  • Ms. Amy Eckman & Dr. Steven Pally
  • Ryan Egypt
  • Leslie and William Elkus
  • Gayle and Chip Everest
  • Elizabeth and Jesse Fink
  • Eric Finley
  • Craig and Andrea Firpo
  • Pamela and Jeff Foxworthy
  • Kieran Gallahue
  • Nancy and David Garrison
  • Richard Gilroy
  • Robert Gober
  • Andrew Goldstein
  • Sapphira Goradia
  • Mark and Debra Gregg
  • Amy Miller Gross
  • Heidi and Gardner Grout
  • Linda and Malcolm Hastings
  • Robin Hauser Reynolds
  • James Heavener
  • Ashley Hirt and Dean Beeler
  • Terry and Ann Marie Horner
  • Barbara and Julius Hyatt
  • Mary Innis
  • Tasha Jamaluddin
  • Elana and Andre Jassy
  • Chandra Jessee
  • Barbara and Bob Jones
  • Jean Kaplan
  • Heather Kenihan
  • Mina Kim
  • Stefani and Scott Kimche
  • Andrea Kirstein
  • Patricia Kivel
  • Karen Kolling
  • Bonnie and Mark Kowalsky
  • Leslie and Deborah Kratter
  • Derek Kroeger
  • Christopher Krubert
  • Whitaker Lader
  • Mary and Lindon Leader
  • David Lee
  • Suzanne Lerner
  • Shari Levitin and Lee Gerstein
  • Michael Levinthal
  • Lauren and Todd Lustbader
  • Susannah Gray and John Lyons
  • Karen Malkin
  • Thomas Marchetti
  • Jenny and Andrew Mason
  • Linda Mason
  • Mike McCoy and Aleda Toma
  • Mr. & Mrs. Clayton McNeel
  • Katherine Milias
  • Dale Miller
  • Virginia Mithoff
  • Laura Awazu and David Moromisato
  • Irene and Gary Mottola
  • Judy and Henry Otto
  • Cindy Pearlstein
  • Juan Pope
  • Helen & Richard porter
  • Shelby Rachleff
  • Jennifer Rainin
  • Stacey and Steven Rauch
  • Michelle and Larry Richman
  • Sonja Saltman
  • Wendy and Neil Sandler
  • Laurie and Owen Schwartz
  • Wendy and Frank Serrino
  • Maureen Shea
  • Debbie Shedlin
  • Joel and Lisa Shine
  • Elisa and Brian Slobodow
  • Joy and Bruce Soll
  • Carla Solomon
  • Helene Sorin
  • Sally Sterling
  • Jason Tan
  • Taucher Family Foundation
  • Judi and Howard Teig
  • Mary and Peter Tennyson
  • Zibby and Jim Tozer
  • Millicent and Todd Tracey
  • Kristin and James Ulland
  • Christina Varotsis
  • Stacey and Paul Von Berg
  • Kelly Waller
  • Gary and Margo Weinstein
  • Martin Werner
  • Sue Wishnow
  • Debi Wisch
  • Bruce Woolen
  • Jean Wyman
  • Ethan Yake
  • Gayle and Sam Youngblood

$2,500-$4,999

  • Sid Ahl
  • Lisa Anderson
  • Sylvia Atencio
  • Marilyn August
  • Brian Azouz
  • Teresa Beck
  • Julie Beffort
  • Alice Berger
  • Danielle Behrens
  • Mary Boyle
  • Dinah Buechner

Individual Supporters