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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 (3)
  • 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
  • Charles Engelhard Foundation
  • Genuine Article Pictures
  • Perry and Martin Granoff
  • The Gruneich Foundation
  • Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch - The Harnisch Foundation
  • Cindy Harrell Horn and Alan Horn
  • Karen Lauder
  • Lyn and Norman Lear
  • Lippman Family Foundation
  • Florence and Harry Sloan
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Kimberly Steward - K Period Media
  • Trott Family Foundation
  • Elizabeth & Kenneth Whitney
  • The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Joe and Liz Casale
  • David Chan
  • Donald C. Clark, Jr.
  • Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
  • David and Linda Cornfield
  • Rene and Rena Cruz - Esperanza Arts Foundation
  • 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
  • Wyncote Foundation - Leonard Haas
  • Ann Hill
  • Caroline and Edward Hyman
  • Joanne Kagle
  • Barrie Landry
  • Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee
  • Bobbi and Marcus Lemonis
  • Shelly and Robert Light
  • David and Jody Lippman
  • Cristina Ljungberg
  • Ann Lovell
  • Joel Marcus
  • Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
  • Jason Milstein
  • Elizabeth and Chuck Mooty
  • Damien Newman and Stacey Frost
  • Susan Bay Nimoy
  • Ken and Christina Nolan
  • Cameron O'Reilly
  • Natalie Orfalea and Louis Buglioli
  • John and Marcia Price Family Foundation
  • Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker
  • Rick and Melinda Reed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bill and Laurie Benenson
  • Joyce Keil-Chafin and Bruce Chafin
  • Hannalorre Chahine
  • Sharon Chang
  • Dwight Curry
  • Ian Darling
  • Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank
  • Karen DiNunzio
  • Dobkin Family Foundation
  • Richard and Jill Schnitzer Edelson
  • The Eisenberg Family
  • Chandler and Oliver Evans
  • Nina and David Fialkow
  • Randi and Bob Fisher
  • William and Sakurako Fisher
  • Scott and Molly Forstall
  • Sally Gepp
  • Frederick Green
  • Debbie and Alan Gold
  • Kathleen Hagen
  • Andrew Hee and Rachel Erickson Hee
  • Dayna and Harvey Heller
  • Tony Hsieh
  • Arlene Inch
  • Suraj Israni
  • Peter and Sharon Ivany
  • Margo and Ken Jacobs
  • Jody Johnson
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Mike Kaeske and Haven Parchinski
  • Ann Kaplan and Robert Fippinger
  • Philip Kent
  • Kim Keywell and Liz Lefkofsky
  • Sebastien and Julie Lepinard
  • Kelley and Stephen Lubanko
  • Debbie McLeod and Jay Sears
  • Cathy and Alex Mendez
  • Susan and Gib Myers
  • Connie Orlando
  • David Paradice
  • Joan Platt
  • David E. Quinney III
  • Diana and Bruce Rauner
  • Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal
  • Caryn and Barry Rudofsky
  • Linda and Michael Sachs
  • Beth Sackler and Jeffrey Cohen
  • Jane Solomon
  • The Steiner King Family
  • Lessing and Babbie Stern
  • Laura Stuart
  • Marilyn and Thomas Sutton
  • Marni and Richard Waterfield
  • Mark Wawro
  • Joanne Wilson
  • Jean and John Yablonski

$20,000-$29,999

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Hallee Adelman
  • Phyllis and Scott Bedford
  • Jason Blum - Blumhouse Productions
  • April and Andrew Bosworth
  • David Cohen
  • Elliot Cooperstone
  • Gus Deardoff
  • Stephanie and Jon DeVaan
  • Distracted Globe Foundation
  • Tom Dolby
  • Jana Edelbaum
  • Simone Friedman
  • Philip Fung - A3 Foundation
  • Matthew and Jillian Garretson
  • Ambassador Mark & Nancy Gilbert
  • Jason Hirschhorn
  • Amanda Kelso
  • Ann Lewnes
  • Kim and Ping Li
  • Susan and Christopher Lockwood
  • Crystal and Charles Maggelet
  • Robert & Suzanne Marquardt
  • Matthew McCaw
  • Lynn and Tom Meredith
  • Nicholas Pardon
  • Stuart Pollard
  • Nicole and Paul Ricci
  • Carol Rosebrough
  • 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)
  • Laurence Bardoff and Lilli Alberga
  • Andrew and April Bosworth
  • Leigh Ann Charlot
  • Matthew Clyde
  • Christine Curtis
  • Sarah Cuthill
  • Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown
  • Kevin and Molly Efrusy
  • Molly Ferrante
  • Leslie and Jeffrey Fischer
  • Ronaldo M. Foresti
  • Lenny Gail
  • Heather Goodman
  • Shari Gottlieb
  • Anne and Mark Hansen
  • Linda and Malcolm Hastings
  • Janice and Steven Hefter
  • Marleen and David Hood
  • Mark and Karen James
  • Sharrington and Parker Kennedy
  • Katherine Kohatsu
  • Melissa Lea
  • Alison Leupold
  • Karen and Gregg Lund
  • Nancy Medford
  • Rob and Laura Medway
  • Lauren Merage-Scarry
  • Meryl Metni and Ubiquitous Entertainment Group
  • Buzz and Donna Miller
  • Angella Nazarian
  • R. David Peeler
  • Kathryn Petersen
  • Patrice Picone
  • Ellen and Michael Rosenberg
  • J. Rutherford and Laura Seydel
  • Stacy Sachen
  • Jim and Stacy Scott
  • Linda and Rick Smaligo
  • Brad Smith
  • Keith St. Clair
  • Barry Stark
  • Rosalie Swedlin and Robert Cort
  • Nancy and Brent Trostle
  • George and Victoria Whipple
  • Diane Young
  • Teri Meno Zingale

$5,000-9,999

  • Anonymous (5)
  • Eric Albritton
  • Cynthia Appley
  • Patti Askwith Kenner
  • Diana Baron
  • Lisa Baronsky
  • Judith and Thomas Billings
  • Blue Eyed Club Productions
  • Steven and Michael Boal
  • Alexandra Bowes
  • Noah Brandon and Shaida Talebreza Brandon
  • Greg Brockman
  • Jane Burns
  • David Burt
  • Marguerite and David Camarata
  • Susan Capitelli
  • Robyn Carp
  • Ron Carson
  • Kevin Casey
  • Eric Chern
  • Scott Claus
  • Marni and Bill Cohen
  • Peggy and Yogen Dalal
  • Deborah and Forrest Danson
  • Ruth and Phil Davidson
  • Greg Davis and Lynn Hopton
  • Anne and Pierre De Villemejane
  • Richard Desich
  • William Dietz
  • Driscoll Family
  • Annika Dubrall and Jigar Mehta
  • Linda and Thomas Dupree
  • Jill and Andrew Ellner
  • Gayle and Chip Everest
  • Elizabeth and Jesse Fink
  • Craig and Andrea Firpo
  • Jason Fish
  • Pamela and Jeff Foxworthy
  • Jason Friedrichs
  • Nancy and David Garrison
  • Richard Gilroy
  • Andrew Goldstein
  • Sapphira Goradia
  • Amy Miller Gross
  • Steve Harris
  • Robin Hauser Reynolds
  • James Heavener
  • Don and Lisanne Hendricks
  • Ashley Hirt and Dean Beeler
  • Terry and Ann Marie Horner
  • Leah Hunt-Hendrix
  • Barbara and Julius Hyatt
  • Mary Innis
  • Una Jackman and Jay Alix
  • Tasha Jamaluddin
  • Allison Jones
  • Barbara and Bob Jones
  • Jon Kamen
  • Jean Kaplan
  • Heather Kenihan
  • Mina Kim
  • Stefani and Scott Kimche
  • Patricia Kivel
  • Karen Kolling
  • Bonnie and Mark Kowalsky
  • Leslie and Deborah Kratter
  • Derek Kroeger
  • Whitaker Lader
  • David Lee
  • Suzanne Lerner
  • Shari Levitin and Lee Gerstein
  • Michael Levinthal
  • Jesse Liddell
  • Suzanne Lueder
  • Lumberyard Studios
  • Lauren and Todd Lustbader
  • Susannah Gray and John Lyons
  • Jenny and Andrew Mason
  • Linda Mason
  • Mike McCoy and Aleda Toma
  • Kris & Tim McGarry
  • Mr. & Mrs. Clayton McNeel
  • Katherine Milias
  • Chad Miller
  • Dale Miller
  • Virginia Mithoff
  • Laura Awazu and David Moromisato
  • Irene and Gary Mottola
  • Lee Neibart
  • The Nike Family
  • Judy and Henry Otto
  • Kelly and Michael Palmer
  • Cindy Pearlstein
  • Helen & Richard Porter
  • Andrew Prozes
  • Shelby Rachleff - Westridge Foundation
  • William Racolin
  • Jennifer Rainin
  • Stacey and Steven Rauch
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Michelle and Larry Richman
  • Barry Ritter, Christine Dockstader, Willow Ritter
  • Kara Ross
  • Ruthanne Roth
  • Wendy and Neil Sandler
  • Michael Sapir
  • Laurie and Owen Schwartz
  • Wendy and Frank Serrino
  • Maureen and Tom Shea
  • Debbie Shedlin
  • Donny Sheldon
  • Joel and Lisa Shine
  • Elisa and Brian Slobodow
  • Joy and Bruce Soll
  • Helene Sorin
  • Jennifer and Sandy Sternshein
  • James P. Steyer
  • Taucher Family Foundation
  • Judi and Howard Teig
  • Mary and Peter Tennyson
  • Rebecca Thomley
  • Zibby and Jim Tozer
  • Millicent and Todd Tracey
  • Lisa and Steve Tullman
  • Kristin and James Ulland
  • Christina Varotsis
  • Stacey and Paul Von Berg
  • Kelly Waller
  • Gary and Margo Weinstein
  • Martin Werner
  • Sue Wishnow
  • Barbara Wolf
  • Jean Wyman
  • Gayle and Sam Youngblood
  • James Zirin

$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