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Thank you for celebrating with us at our annual benefit event on opening night of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. We hope you enjoyed seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and experiencing firsthand how your generous support of our year-round programs directly impacts visionary independent artists.

Over the course of the evening, we enjoyed the world premiere of Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht’s inspiring documentary, Crip Camp, in front of a packed house at the Eccles Theatre, where it received a moving standing ovation.

During the reception, Sundance Institute founder and president Robert Redford delivered a heartfelt farewell to John Cooper, toasting the 30 years they’ve worked together.

We also heard directly from artists like Nanfu Wang and Colman Domingo, both of whom underlined the direct impact Sundance Institute’s programs have had on their careers—a major testament to the generosity of our community of donors.

As the program drew to a close, Sundance Institute trustee Charles D. King came onstage to present our Vanguard Award for Philanthropy to Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. In his speech, Walker reminded us that we all have the power to effect change.

It was truly a night to remember, and we hope to see you again next year. In the meantime, you can relive the evening’s highlights in our photo gallery.

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Featured Artists

The artists who came together on this special evening are standout filmmakers, playwrights, actors, and musicians who have been supported by The Sundance Institute and whose new work we can’t wait to see.

Tickets & Packages

    • PRIORITY RESERVED SEATING for nine at the Eccles Theatre Day One screening
    • PREMIUM TABLE for nine guests and one Sundance Institute artist at the dinner and program
    • SELECT THE ARTIST AT YOUR TABLE from a group of attending artists
    • NINE COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to a preselected Festival film
    • LINE LISTING RECOGNITION on event materials, on-site signage, and the 2020 event webpage

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    • RESERVED SEATING for nine at the Eccles Theatre Day One screening
    • TABLE for nine guests and one Sundance Institute artist
    • TWO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to a preselected Festival film
    • LINE LISTING RECOGNITION in on-site signage and the 2020 event webpage

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    • ROPED SEATING for one at the Eccles Theatre Day One screening
    • ONE TICKET for the dinner and program with an artist at your table
    • LINE LISTING RECOGNITION in on-site digital program

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    • ONE TICKET for the dinner and program with an artist at your table
    • LINE LISTING RECOGNITION in on-site digital program

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    • Support the attendance of a Sundance Institute artist at the event.

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General Contribution

(Fully tax-deductible)

If you are unable to attend, you can also support Sundance Institute by making a tax-deductible contribution in any amount.

Generous Supporters

Sundance Institute would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of this event.

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsor

In-Kind Partners
Crandall Capital
Decoration Inc.
Nicholas & Company, Inc.
V. Project

Event Chairs
Shari Levitin
Pat Mitchell
Amy Redford

Event Committee
Adobe
Laurence Bardoff and Lilli Alberga
Jason Michael Berman
Paul and Katy Drake Bettner
Jason Michael Berman
Chase Private Client
Chase Sapphire®
Kenneth Cole Productions
Judy Cohen
Karen and Greg Conway
David and Linda Cornfield
The Desich Family Foundation
Phil Engelhorn and Cameron Yates
Nina and David Fialkow
Bill and Sakurako Fisher
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Janis and George Fleming
Scott and Molly Forstall
Simone Friedman—EJF Philanthropies
The Gruneich Foundation
Kathleen Hagen
Robin Hauser
Katherine Immerman, MD
Impact Partners
Margaret (Margo) and Ken Jacobs
Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation
Kenneth Cole Productions
Cynthia Knapton
Margaret Lake—MarWin Films
Lyn and Norman Lear
Kim and Ping Li
Lippman Family Foundation
MACRO
Materiell—Susan C. Daniero
Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
Pat Mitchell and Scott Seydel
David Paradice
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Brenda Robinson
Nadine Schiff-Rosen and Fredric D. Rosen
Mike and Ellen Rosenberg
Lessing Stern
Jim and Susan Swartz
Rebecca Thomley
Millicent and Todd Tracey
Gayle and Barry Tyerman
Janice R. Ugaki and R. Douglas Greally
Pamela Weiss and Michael Margolis
Kat White
Jamie Wolf
Christine Woodhouse

Directors Tables
Adobe
Emerson Collective
Ideas Collide
Mathew Clyde
Domo Inc.
Kim and Ping Li
Jeffery Katzenberg
Lippman Family Foundation
Jim and Susan Swartz
Kat White
Zions Bank

Patron Tables
Chase Private Client
Kenneth Cole Productions
Karen and Greg Conway
Phil Engelhorn and Cameron Yates
Nina and David Fialkow
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Simone Friedman—EJF Philanthropies
Sarah Johnson
Pat Mitchell and Scott Seydel
Diane and Sam Stewart Family Foundation
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Kat White
Mike and Ellen Rosenberg
Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation