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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 April 30, 2019

$100,000 & above

  • Anonymous
  • 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
  • Steve Cohen and Paula Froehle—Chicago Media Project
  • Peyton Gallant
  • Genuine Article Pictures
  • The Gruneich Foundation
  • Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch—The Harnisch Foundation
  • The Lozen Foundation
  • Maja Kristin
  • Karen Lauder
  • New Slate Ventures
  • Florence and Harry Sloan
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Violet Spitzer-Lucas and the Spitzer Family Foundation
  • Kimberly Steward—K Period Media
  • Elizabeth and Kenneth Whitney

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Anonymous
  • Charmaine and Sean Bailey
  • Amy and Barry Baker Family Foundation
  • Paul and Katy Drake Bettner
  • Jason Blum—Blumhouse Productions
  • Barbara Bridges
  • Ebs Burnough and Pierre LaGrange
  • David Chan
  • Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
  • Pascal Desroches and Yvette DeGannes
  • Abigail E. Disney and Pierre N. Hauser—Like a River Fund
  • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
  • Philipp Engelhorn and Cameron Yates
  • Caterina Fake
  • Linda and Bob Frankenberg
  • The Horn Foundation
  • Wyck Godfrey
  • Rhianon Jones
  • Heather Kahlert—The Kahlert Foundation
  • Amanda Kelso
  • Charles and Stacey King
  • Barrie Landry
  • Lyn and Norman Lear
  • Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee
  • Suzanne Lerner
  • Ann Lewnes
  • Shelly and Robert Light
  • Cristina Ljungberg
  • Ann Lovell
  • Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
  • Susan Bay Nimoy
  • Bill Plapinger and Cassie Murray
  • Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker
  • Alejandro Ramírez Magaña
  • Rick and Melinda Reed
  • Thomas E. Rothman and Jessica Harper
  • Elena and Geoffrey Sands
  • Nadine Schiff and Fred Rosen
  • Jim and Susan Swartz
  • Janet and Gottfried Tittiger
  • John and Marva Warnock
  • Jenifer and Jeffrey Westphal
  • The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation

$35,000-$49,999

  • Anonymous
  • Nancy Blachman and David desJardins
  • Donald C. Clark, Jr.
  • David and Linda Cornfield
  • Dana and Andy Eckert
  • The Fredston-Hermann Family
  • Hantz Family
  • Ann Hill
  • Caroline and Edward Hyman
  • Matthew Prince
  • Pat Mitchell and Scott Seydel

$20,000-$34,000

  • Anonymous
  • Hallee Adelman
  • Mohamed AlRafi
  • Frankie and Joseph Armstead
  • Phyllis and Scott Bedford
  • Colleen Bell
  • Thor Bjorgolfsson and Kristin Olafsdottir
  • April and Andrew Bosworth
  • Jen Chaiken
  • Beth and Jeffrey Cohen
  • Elliot Cooperstone
  • Pamela Crooke
  • Dwight Curry
  • Jeff Desich
  • Dobkin Family Foundation
  • Jana Edelbaum
  • Oliver Evans
  • Nina and David Fialkow
  • William and Sakurako Fisher
  • Janis Fleming
  • Philip Fung—A3 Foundation
  • Perry and Martin Granoff
  • Martha Gregory
  • Marni Grossman
  • Andrew Hee and Rachel Erickson Hee
  • Deirdre Hegarty
  • Jason Hirschhorn
  • Jamie Hormel
  • Tony Hsieh
  • Ken and Margaret Jacobs
  • Andrew Jarecki
  • Joyce Keil-Chafin and Bruce Chafin
  • Grace Lay and Sumalee Montano
  • Melony Lewis
  • Matt Lindner
  • Bruce and Lynn Lindsey
  • David and Jody Lippman
  • Lippman Family Foundation
  • Katy Loria
  • Robert and Suzanne Marquardt
  • Philip Maritz
  • Meryl Metni and Ubiquitous Entertainment Group
  • Susan Morrison
  • Mark Nunnelly
  • Constance Orlando
  • Maureen Pelton
  • Bill and Eva Price
  • Diana and Bruce Rauner
  • Carolyn Rozwat
  • Nicholas Pardon
  • Ken Pelletier
  • Shelby Rachleff—Westridge Foundation
  • Bill and Emily Reedy
  • Riccitiello Family
  • Adam Riemer
  • Carol Rosebrough
  • Jim and Stacy Scott
  • Jenn Lee Smith—Bewilder Films
  • Jane Solomon
  • Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal
  • Peter Sullivan
  • Fred Thompson
  • Yoshi Tsuji—Philote Factory
  • Kevin and Shelley Turner
  • Andrea van Beuren
  • Marni and Richard Waterfield
  • Alexandra Wells
  • Ed Wilson
  • Joanne Wilson

$10,000-19,999

  • Anonymous
  • Ellen Bialis
  • Steven Boal
  • Michele Boal
  • Anne and Jim Bodnar
  • Sue Bostrom
  • Robyn Carp
  • Jennifer Carrico
  • Hannalorre Chahine
  • Anla Chang
  • Christine Curtis
  • Robert De Swart
  • Sean Devlin
  • Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank
  • Kevin and Molly Efrusy
  • Wendy Ettinger
  • Leslie and Jeffrey Fischer
  • Patty Francfort
  • Lenny Gail
  • Kieran and Mel Gallahue
  • Jessica Goldman-Foung
  • Roberto Grande
  • Kathleen Hagen
  • Linda and Malcolm Hastings
  • Terry and Ann Marie Horner
  • Arlene Inch
  • Mark and Karen James
  • Steve Jang
  • Ann Kaplan and Robert Fippenger
  • Jean Kaplan
  • Sharrington and Parker Kennedy
  • Phil Kent
  • Katherine Kohatsu
  • Alison Leupold
  • Edde Loelinger
  • Crystal and Charles Maggelet
  • Janelle Mariani
  • Linda Mason
  • Cathy and Alex Mendez
  • Buzz and Donna Miller
  • Elizabeth and Chuck Mooty
  • Kelly and Michael Palmer
  • Marian E. Davis and David R. Parker Foundation
  • Kathryn Petersen
  • Patrice Picone
  • Kara Ross
  • J. Rutherford and Laura Seydel
  • Stacy Sachen
  • Susan Sherrerd
  • Tricia and Bryan Smith
  • David Stertzer
  • Laura Stuart
  • Rosalie Swedlin and Robert Cort
  • Rebecca Teitel
  • Gayle and Barry Tyerman
  • Christina Varotsis
  • Marni McKinney Waterfield and Richard Waterfield
  • Martin Werner
  • Kat White

$5,000-9,999

  • Anonymous
  • Jim Altman
  • Elizabeth Bagley
  • Lisa Baronsky
  • Paula Bennett
  • Elizabeth and Richard Berman
  • Bill Bindley
  • Biniam Bizuneh
  • Alexandra Bowes
  • Mary Boyle
  • Stephen Braun
  • Benjamin Breitbart
  • Carlease Burke
  • Marguerite and David Camarata
  • Ximena Camus
  • David Carrico
  • Ron Carson
  • Sharon Chang
  • Lorinda Chiang
  • Scott Claus
  • Joseph Cleary
  • Larry Clemmensen
  • Matthew Clyde
  • Sarah Cuthill
  • Peggy and Yogen Dalal
  • Deborah and Forrest Danson
  • Ruth and Phil Davidson
  • Michael Decker
  • Fotene Demoulas
  • William Dietz
  • Karen DiNunzio
  • Annika Dubrall and Jigar Mehta
  • Martha Dudley
  • Linda and Thomas Dupree
  • Richard and Jill Schnitzer Edelson
  • Jill and Andrew Ellner
  • Mary Jo Emfield
  • Christine Fisher
  • Audra Ford-Paterna
  • Scott and Molly Forstall
  • Pamela Foxworthy
  • Susan and Eric Fredston-Hermann and Family
  • Jason Friedrichs
  • Ambassador Mark and Nancy Gilbert
  • Andrew Goldstein
  • Sapphira Goradia
  • Shari Gottlieb
  • Sherri and John Grace
  • The Gardner Grout Foundation
  • Anna Guiro
  • Steve Harris
  • Anna Hashmi
  • Robin Hauser Reynolds
  • Sheree and Lawrence Hayward
  • Ted Dintersmith and Elizabeth Hazard
  • Janice and Steven Hefter
  • Jim Hinrichs
  • Lynn Hubbard
  • Leah Hunt-Hendrix
  • Barbara and Julius Hyatt
  • Mary Innis
  • Kiva Iscol
  • Justine Jacob
  • Karen and Mark James
  • Andrea Jaron
  • Allison Jones
  • Barbara and Bob Jones
  • Artemis Joukowsky
  • Jon Kamen
  • Elizabeth Karlsberg
  • Jeff and Tracy Katz
  • Heather Kenihan
  • Mina Kim
  • Stefani and Scott Kimche
  • Patricia Kivel
  • Bonnie and Mark Kowalsky
  • Whitaker Lader
  • Jim Ladner
  • Ryan Laney
  • David Lee
  • Michael Levinthal
  • Shari Levitin and Lee Gerstein
  • Ted Lieu
  • Susan Lim
  • Kelley and Stephen Lubanko
  • Suzanne Lueder
  • Lumberyard Studios
  • John Lyons
  • James McElwee
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clayton McNeel
  • Nancy Medford
  • Paris Medsger
  • Rob and Laura Medway
  • Joanna Miles-Basta
  • Katherine Milias
  • Dale Miller
  • Roswitha Mueller
  • Reid Nagle
  • Tim Nash
  • Steven Norris
  • Susan Noyes
  • Opeyemi Olagbaju
  • Lori Ordover
  • Judy and Henry Otto
  • Ryan Pallas
  • Cindy Pearlstein
  • Andrea Piatt
  • Carrie Pomerantz
  • Stuart Pollard
  • Dwight Poler
  • John and Marcia Price Family Foundation
  • Jennifer Rainin—in memory of Graham Leggat
  • Stacey and Steven Rauch
  • Judith Rice
  • Michelle and Larry Richman
  • Fiona and Sophia Robert
  • Jen Roddick
  • Kyra Rogers
  • Ruthanne Roth
  • Laurie and Owen Schwartz
  • Maureen and Tom Shea
  • Joel and Lisa Shine
  • Lori Sibunruang
  • Pamela Skene
  • Linda and Rick Smaligo
  • Joy and Bruce Soll
  • Melissa Soros
  • Melissa and Marc Spellman
  • The Steiner King Family
  • Santiago Tapia
  • Danielle Tapper
  • Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer
  • Howard and Judi Teig
  • Mary and Peter Tennyson
  • Judy and Tim Terrell
  • Rebecca Thomley
  • Zibby and Jim Tozer
  • Millicent and Todd Tracey
  • Brent Trostle
  • Lisa and Steve Tullman
  • Gary and Margo Weinstein
  • Elaine Weis
  • Gayle Wieseneck
  • Barbara Wolf
  • Nancy Woolf
  • Jean Wyman
  • Jean and John Yablonski

$2,500-$4,999

  • Sid Ahl
  • Lisa Anderson
  • Marilyn August
  • Brian Azouz
  • Julie Beffort
  • Alice Berger
  • Mary Boyle
  • Patrick Carothers
  • Jill I Carter
  • Tara Chen
  • Russ Caso
  • Donna Colomby
  • Mary Delle Stelzer
  • Stuart Stelzer
  • Lisa L Donini
  • Ruth Duenser
  • Mary Ellyn R. Hogan
  • Ellen Falguiere
  • Robert Finney
  • Christopher Gabrieli
  • Ryan Gallagher
  • Andrew Garbarino
  • Gabriella Glenn
  • Kim K Goldberg
  • Roger S. Goldman
  • Peggy Goulding
  • Peggy Gutterman
  • Edith Haddock
  • Edward Haddock Jr
  • Kimberly Hansen
  • Caroline Hargreaves
  • Doris Harrigan
  • Allison Hill
  • Gretchen Hollingsworth
  • Barbara Hulit
  • Gina Jansen
  • Seth Kaufman
  • David Kelly
  • Ellen Kirsh
  • Rahul Kishore
  • Lisa Koxlien
  • Sandra Kozel
  • Peter LaFleche
  • Sandy Leong-Gelfond
  • Patricia A Lucas
  • Chayah Masters
  • Howard Mavity
  • Charles Mudd
  • Edward Nahmias
  • Sharon Nehls
  • Peter Niehoff
  • Bryan OKeefe
  • Paul Panelli
  • Pishnu Peamchareon
  • Diane Philips
  • Jodi Pliskin
  • Laura Poitras
  • Matthew Ratner
  • Steven Rosenfeld
  • Howard R Rothwell
  • Celeste Roxbury
  • Lawrence Rubin
  • John Ruhl
  • Shawn Ryan
  • Angela M. Schmidt
  • Shauna Schmunk
  • Elizabeth Schwartz
  • William H Scripps
  • Russell A Smith
  • Pamela Stevenson
  • Chelsea R Stith
  • Curtis Tamkin
  • Katarina van Alebeek
  • Stephen Wallace
  • Amy Weis
  • Elaine Weis
  • Kaylene Whalen
  • Emily White
  • Kat White
  • Gayle Wieseneck
  • Lori L Wulfe
  • Thomas Zimmermann

Individual Supporters