College of Media Donors

Support from our alumni and friends transforms a College of Media education. Your belief in our students, academic achievements, and global presence affects our future. Below, we recognize;

 

The College of Media Legacy Society

The College of Media Legacy Society acknowledges and honors those who have chosen to include the College of Media through a bequest, charitable trust, or other planned gift. Donors who remember the College of Media in their estate plans provide critical funding to establish scholarships, awards, fellowships, and other student and faculty support. The College of Media would like to recognize:

Mr. Douglas C. Balz (dec) & Mrs. Jane Scholz 

Dr. Jules (dec) & Mrs. Jody Ann Becker

Mr. Morris R. Beschloss

Mr. Dennis G. Frary

Mrs. Lorraine E. Geittmann

Dr. Richard H. Gentry (dec) & Mrs. Diane Gentry

Mrs. Helen B. Gray

Mr. Robert P. & Mrs. Joan R. Gundersen

Ms. Ann E. Johnson Arellano

Mr. Jack M. & Elizabeth F. Klues

Mr. Michael Konrad (dec)

Dr. John L. Lastovicka

Mr. David A. (dec) & Diane A. Manthey

Mr. David A. Pearson

Ms. Cynthia Browne Placek

Dr. James E. Ross

Dr. Nancy J. Stephens

Mr. Nathan A. Swanson

Mr. David R. & Mrs. Susan D. Weigandt

Mr. Joel D. & Mrs. Analee Weisman

Ms. Jeanne E. Zasadil

 

Dean's Society, Leadership Circle, Visionaries, Innovators, Advocates, and Friends Circle

(July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020)

The following list represents contributions to the University of Illinois College of Media (excluding WILL) from generous alumni and friends during the 2019 fiscal year. We are grateful for your support of our talented students and faculty and your commitment to the goals and mission of the College of Media. Members of the President's Council are designated with (+). The President's Council, the University of Illinois Foundation’s donor-recognition program for those who give at the highest levels, is reserved for donors whose outright or cumulative gifts total $50,000 or more. 

Dean's Society: $10,000 and above

Mr. Robert O. Endres + 

Ms. Deanna L. Frautschi & Mr. Alan Bedell

Ms. Helen B. Gray +

Mr. Philip L. & Mrs. Irma Johnson +

Mr. Jack M. & Mrs. Elizabeth Klues +

Ms. Karen Lucas Petitte +

Mrs. Nancy A. Ronald & Mr. Ronald L. Hartshorn +

Mr. James E. & Mrs. Amy K. Schlueter +

 

Leadership Circle: $5,000 - $9,999

Ms. Suzanne W. Bates & Mr. Drew Yanno

Ms. Edna M. Campbell +

Mrs. Katherine S.C. & Mr. Bradley J. Denny

Mrs. Nancy E. & Mr. Geoffrey B. Gallagher

Mr. Murray C. Kalis

Mr. Timothy M. & Mrs. Judith M. McAuliff +

Mrs. Cynthia Amadon Schliemann & Mr. Peter C. Schliemann +

Mrs. Veronica A. & Dr. Paul J. Toussaint

Mr. Chidong Zhang & Mrs. Shuyi Chen

 

Visionaries: $1,000 - $4,999

Mr. Thomas S. Barber

Mrs. Lauren A. & Mr. Richard J. Barnett

Ms. Mildred L. Barnett +

Mr. Gerald A. Bean & Mrs. Marilyn F. Wolf

Mr. Michael A. & Mrs. Joan C. Cetera

Dr. Kristan M. Cockerill

Mr. Craig & Mrs. Jill Cotton

Mr. Blake L. Crawford

Ms. Sharon A. Foreman 

Ms. Joyce E. Hodel

Ms. Marilyn F. Kennedy +

Dr. Karen A. & Mr. Daniel J. King 

Mr. Bruce H. & Mrs. Cheryl A. Little 

Mr. Harley J. & Mrs. Katherine Manning

Mr. Alan R. Morris

Mr. Joseph R. & Mrs. Jo A. Paszczyk

Mrs. Tonise Paul & Mr. Eric Harkna  

Ms. Cynthia Browne Placek +

Mr. Jeffrey E. & Mrs. Kathryn Podjasek

Mr. Glenn & Mrs. Celeste Pomerantz

Mr. Henry E. & Mrs. Laurie R. Reich

Ms. Jenice R. Robinson

Ms. Marcia L. Rodgers

Ms. Elaine Finney Sagers

Mrs. Carol & Mr. Rudolph Sagers

Mrs. Mary Lynch Snowdon & Mr. Andrew Snowdon

Ms. Mary H. Sotir 

Mr. James F. & Mrs. Ann Urbanski

Mrs. Diane K. & Mr. Patrick L. Wilkey

Dr. Sherry M. Williams

Mr. Douglas E. & Mrs. Lynne G. Winter

Mrs. Suzanne Michl Wyness & Mr. David K. Wyness

 

Innovators: $500 - $999

Mr. Richard L. Adams & Mrs. Patricia A. Januszki

Mr. John P. Balz & Mrs. Erica Simmons

Ms. Linda M. Bergstrom 

Mr. Bryan W. & Mrs. Linda W. Brown

Mrs. Brenda J. & Mr. Harold R. Bruno 

Mrs. Patricia A. Chicoine & Mr. James M. Sczudlo

Mr. Mike & Mrs. Jana Cornell

COL Robert B. Downs & Mrs. Lynn Wright

Mr. Robert E. Erickson

Mrs. Linda & Mr. Michael J. Fisher

Mr. William E. & Mrs. Joan C. Geist

Ms. Nancy A. Gravatt

Mr. Dale R. Haller

The Reverend Henry O. Hardy

Mrs. Mary Louise Kandyba & Mr. Timothy E. Moore +

Marilyn M. Kaytor Estate +

Mrs. Nancy & Mr. Garry S. Leonard

Ms. Laura R. Oftedahl

Dr. Frederick M. & Mrs. Linda M. O'Hara

Mr. Richard & Mrs. Sue Pomerantz

Mrs. Marilynn R. & Mr. Barry F. Preston

Mr. Gary N. & Mrs. Linda K. Rowe

Mr. Joel A. & Mrs. Kathy Segall

Mrs. Judy L. Sennett & Mr. Richard Koblin +

Ms. Susan L. Stapleton

Mr. Jonathon D. & Mrs. Kendra H. Stewart

Mr. Bradley C. & Mrs. Susan M. Stillman

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Terry

Mrs. Marcia H. Thalhimer

Mr. John J. Toomey

Mr. Greg T. & Mrs. Gloria Welch Towles +

Mr. Patrick G. Ward

Mrs. Enid & Mr. Kalman Wenig

Mr. Kurt L. & Mrs. Cara R. Winter

 

Advocates: $250-$499

Mr. David L. Bither

Mr. Otha L. & Mrs. Teri M. Brandon

Mr. Jeffrey M. & Mrs. Joyce E. Brody

Mr. Terry P. & Mrs. Linda L. Brown

Mr. Elan Cooperman

Mrs. Kimberly A. & Mr. William H. Danielson

Ms. Suheily & Mr. George Davis

Mr. Ben Dobbin

CAPT Laurence A. Dwyer

Mrs. Mary C. & Mr. Paul L. Early

Mr. Dennis M.  & Mrs. Kathleen Finneran

Mrs. Barbara Oettel Francis & Mr. David Francis

Mrs. Linda L. & Dr. Benjamin M. Goldstein

Ms. Kathleen T. Graglia

Mr. G. Robert Hillman

Ms. Jennifer A. Hippen

Mr. Lawrence A. & Mrs. Vicki A. Ingrassia

Mr. Jeffrey L. & Mrs. Mollie Katz

Mrs. Shari B. Levine

Ms. Pamela M. Lowrey

Mr. Charles & Mrs. Pamela M. Meyerson

Ms. Jennifer A. Orwick

Mr. Roman M. Paluta & Mrs. Christine H. Engels

Mr. Charles L. & Mrs. Rebecca Rasberry

Dr. Leonard N. & Mrs. Sharon L. Reid

Mr. John R. & Mrs. Linda L. Rodenburg

Mr. John R. & Mrs. Alma L. Schmitz

Ms. Mary A. Shrensky & Mr. Isadore Shrensky (dec)

Ms. Patricia G. Solomon

Dr. William E. & Mrs. Beverly J. Steiger

Mr. Joel A. & Mrs. Amy Sucherman

Mr. Andrew S. & Mrs. Jill M. Werner

Mr. Richard A. Zoglin 

 

Friends Circle: $1 - $249

Mr. Endre J. Agocs

Mr. John C. & Mrs. Jennifer M. Ambrose

Mrs. Joan M. & Mr. William F. Amideo 

Mr. K. Stephen Anderson & Mrs. Saralee H. Anderson (dec)

Ms. Karina Anglada

Mr. Richard D. & Mrs. Martha Applegate

Dr. Jordan C. Axelson

Mrs. Geraldine R. & Mr. Robert F. Baader

Mr. Isaiah Baba

Mr. Robert W. & Mrs. Beverly H. Bachhuber

Mrs. Jody E. & Mr. Warren L. Bailey

Ms. Kristen L. Ball

Ms. Mary Ann Barnard

Ms. Marilyn L. Barr 

Mr. William R. & Mrs. Gwen Bates

Mr. Rajeev R. Batra

Mrs. Yvonne G. & Mr. Gregory T. Batton

Mrs. Kim S. & Mr. Andrew Bauman

Mr. David L. & Mrs. Caroline M. Beal

Mr. Michael J. & Mrs. Jacqueline Begoun

Mrs. Laura J. Benson 

Mr. Richard Bernal 

Dr. Marcia S. & Dr. Robert C. Berry

Mr. B. Joseph & Mrs. Linda A. Bilocerkowycz

Mrs. Ardis M. & Mr. Douglas Blanchard

Ms. Carole J. Bolster

Mrs. Patricia L. & Mr. Jason C. Bramhall

Mrs. Margaret M. & Mr. Matthew F. Breslin

Mr. Allan E. Brettman

Mr. James M. Broeking & Mrs. Laura A. Lipinski

Dr. Betty L. Broom & Dr. Glen M. Broom (dec)

The Honorable Eugene E. & Mrs. June Brott

Mrs. Kimberly D. Brun 

Mrs. Janet L. Bryan & Mr. Jeffrey L. Hempstead

LTC Robert B. Buchanan 

Mr. Kenneth A. & Mrs. Margaret C. Buel

Dr. Peggy J. Burke & Mr. Edward J. Wietecha

Ms. Melinda R. Carr

Mr. Richard A. & Mrs. Sue Carvell

Mrs. Sandra & Mrs. Joseph B. Casserly +

Mr. Kenneth H. Chang & Mrs. Ling Chen

Ms. Melanie C. Chapman

Mrs. Nancy M. & Mr. Patrick J. Chesley

Mr. Brett D. & Mrs. Jill C. Clark

Mrs. Carolyn S. & Mr. Brian Clifford

Sister Joy Clough

Mr. Joseph W. & Mrs. Anna R. Cohen

Mr. Jarrett S. Cohen

Mr. Jack J. & Mrs. Nancy Colwell

Mrs. Holly B. & Mr. John T. Conroy

Mrs. Julie K. & Mr. Mark A. Cook

Mr. Kevin A. & Mrs. Karen K. Cook

Mr. Darrell J. & Mrs. Barbara A. Corcoran

Mr. Robert P. & Mrs. Yvonne M. Crawford

Mr. Frank K. Cullen & Mrs. Laurie Jensen

Mr. Jeffrey S. & Mrs. Ann R. Currie

Mrs. Geraldine L. & Mr. John E. Cygnor

Mrs. Sandra L. M. & Mr. Joseph F. Cyze

Mr. Gregory J. Czernik

Mr. Stewart K. & Mrs. Judith I. Dan

Ms. Darcie N. De Caprio

Mr. Leslie E. & Mrs. Constance M. Deatherage

Ms. Colleen E. Delaney

Mrs. Sara C. & Mr. Zach Devlin

Mrs. Emily & Mr. John Doherty

Mr. Joseph R. & Mrs. Carole Dominick

Ms. Tracy D. Douglas

Mr. Michael & Mrs. Elizabeth A. Drayer

Mr. Ronald G. & Mrs. Colleen M. Dudzik

Mr. Richard L. Eastline

Ms. Sammi Edelson

Dr. Matthew C. Ehrlich

Mrs. Judith M. & Mr. Martin Einbinder

Mrs. Michele R. Eisele

Mrs. Janet S. Eisen & Mr. Anthony Halicki

Mrs. Karen J. & Mr. Charles R. Elsner

Ms. Lora A. Engdahl

Mr. Perry W. Ergang & Mrs. Anne M. Pachciarek 

Dr. James F. & Mrs. Marlene M. Evans +

Mr. Jeff Feldman

Ms. Lora L. Feng

Mrs. Susan E. & Mr. David Findlay

Mr. Lee M. & Mrs. Deborah Finkel

Mrs. Felicia A. Fortenberry & Mr. George R. Dunmore

Mrs. Jomarie B. & Mr. Steven R. Shamash

Mr. Samuel Freedenberg

Mr. Eldon P. Gee

Mrs. Antonina M. Geraci & Mr. John Bollwark

Mr. Steven L. & Mrs. Diana K. Goldman

Mrs. Marla F. & Dr. Gary R. Goldstein

Mrs. Karen R. Goodman & Mr. Robert T. Joseph

Mr. Marc & Mrs. Carol E. Gordon

Mr. Eric R. Gordon

Dr. Karen L. & Mr. Robert W. Gordon

Mrs. Victoria C. Grayland

Mr. Murray B. & Mrs. Anita H. Greenberg

Dr. Ulrike Gretzel

Mr. Matthew D. Griswold

Mr. Michael P. Guerin 

Mr. Robert P. & Mrs. Joan R. Gundersen +

Mrs. Marilyn G. & Mr. Robert J. Gunthner

Ms. Dorothy J. Hackett 

Dr. John S. & Mrs. Linda S. Hadley

Mr. John R. & Mrs. Carol Hamilton

Mr. Richard L. & Mrs. Marilyn C. Hare

Mr. Thomas A. Harm

Mrs. Nancy L. & Mr. James J. Hartmann

Ms. Lynn Hebel 

Dr. Judith A. & Mr. Dean H. Heerwagen

Mr. David L. Heim

Mrs. Mary K. Heitzman & Mr. Gordon T. Morris

Mrs. Laurie R. & Mr. Henry H. Henderson

Mrs. Patricia A. & Mr. George Hess

Mrs. Mary R. & Mr. Kenneth J. Hildreth

Ms. Raven L. Hill

Mrs. Sarah A. Hoban 

Mrs. Michelle L. & Mr. Peter F. Hoffman

Mr. David J. Hornung

Mr. Michael Imrem

Mr. Alexander A. Iniguez

Dr. Ralph S. Izard & Mrs. Janet P. Izard (dec)

Mrs. Cari S. James

Mrs. Amy Jeffers 

Mr. David R. Jern

Mr. Howard L. & Mrs. Mary J. Johnson

Mr. Steven V. Johnson & Mrs. Barbara Ruiz-Johnson

Ms. Ann E. Johnson Arellano +

Mr. Stephen L. & Mrs. Lesa A. Joiner

Mrs. Marlo D. & Mr. Russell C. Jones 

Ms. Paula E. Jones

Mr. Raymond C. & Mrs. Janet W. Jones

Mr. Richard W. Judy 

Mrs. Kristin N. & Mr. Joseph Jugovich

Mrs. Debra A. & Mr. Michael P. Jurgensen

Mrs. Arlene M. & Mr. Robert E. Kagan

Ms. Paula R. Kamen

Mr. Austin K. Keating

Mr. Robert G. & Mrs. Cynthia M. Kennedy +

Dr. Charles T. & Dr. Leanne B. Kerchner

Dr. Paulette D. Kilmer

Ms. Linda S. Kleczewski

Mr. David L. & Mrs. Elizabeth Klehr

Mr. Marvin & Mrs. Roberta J. Klein

Mr. Arnold I. Klinsky

Mr. Michael K. Konrad (dec)

Mr. David J. & Mrs. Linda Kravitz

Ms. Marianne Kroeger & Mr. Eldred Denny (dec)

Mr. Lawrence K. & Mrs. Kristi A. Labiak

Mrs. Gayle H. Lackey

Mr. Joseph A. & Mrs. Joan A. Lagudi

Mr. Lynn P. Landberg 

Mr. Barry M. & Mrs. Barbara E. Larrain

Mrs. Virginia Temple Lawler

Mrs. Jordanka L. Lazarevic

Ms. Mary J. Lee 

Ms. Allison A. Leopold

Mrs. Julie & Mr. Daniel L. Leopold

Ms. Karen V. Lilleleht 

Ms. Laurel A. Lindemann

Ms. Jane E. Long

Mrs. Bonnie M. & Mr. George M. Lowrey

Ms. Ann F. Lowry

Mrs. Joni M. Lucas

Mr. James C. Lukas

Mr. James R. & Mrs. Marjorie Lundgren

Mrs. Melanie & Mr. James E. Magara

Mr. James P. Marchiori

Ms. Alice E. Martin 

Mr. Howard D. & Mrs. Charlene Mathis 

Mr. Dennis McGinley

Ms. Judith E. McGinley

Mrs. Janet L. & Mr. Laurence M. McGrath

Mrs. Penelope E. & Dr. Timothy S. McLaren

Mr. Peter D. Meersman

Mr. Gerald Y. & Mrs. Sandra C. Meyers

Mr. Andre D. P. Mitchell

Mrs. Maria T. Mooshil & Mr. Daniel Steenstrup

Mrs. Lea K. Morford & Mr. Darren J. Hackey

Mr. Jonathan C. Morgan & Mrs. Carol S. Frigo

Ms. Nancy A. Mutter 

Mr. Denis L. & Mrs. Ellen Naylor

Dr. Shawn M. Neidorf

Mrs. Janet L. Neiman & Mr. Robert Reed

Ms. Kristin L. Nevius

Dr. Michael C. & Mrs. Elizabeth Nielsen

Mrs. Sharon & Mr. John M. Niemet

Mrs. Claudia D. Nora-Gatti & Mr. John Gatti

Mr. Salvatore A. & Mrs. Jill I. Nudo

Mr. Johns P. & Mrs. Shirley L. O'Connell 

Mrs. Cynthia A. & Mr. Steven J. O'Dell

Mr. Martin M. Offergeld

Mr. Gary A. & Mrs. Ann H. Olson

Ms. Nicole Ostendorf

Mrs. Glenna R. & Mr. LeRoy R. Ousley

Mr. Charles B. Parker & Mrs. Laura M. Coyle

Mrs. Danielle M. Parson & Mr. Lawarren Macklin

Ms. Joyce L. Paschall

Mr. Robert A. Pearson

Mr. Larry J. & Mrs. Lynda K. Pearson

Mr. Michael G. Peskura

Mr. Walter R. Petersen & Mr. Mike L. Tischleder

Mr. Thane E. Peterson

Mrs. Debra J. & Mr. Peter A. Petges

Mr. Matthew J. Petitt

Mrs. Ruth P. & Mr. John Petitt

Mrs. Cathleen & Mr. John Podell

Mrs. Barbara S. & COL Gary L. Poleskey +

Mrs. Beth L. & Mr. Mark F. Porst

Mrs. Maureen C. & Mr. Gary W. Pratscher

Mr. William L. & Mrs. Joan W. Prentiss

Mr. Timothy E. Pretzsch & Mrs. Dona L. Miller

Mrs. Anne E. Rago & Mr. Terry M. Hackett

Ms. Nancy E. Rampson

Ms. Barbara Gold Randolph & Mr. Charles Randolph

Mr. R. Salvador Reyes & Mrs. Rebecca Mattie

Mr. Donald M. Rohan

Prof. Karen M. & Mr. Michael E. Roloff

Mrs. Amy & Mr. Richard Rose

Ms. Erika L. Rosenberg

Mrs. Judith M. & Dr. Brandon S. Rubens

Mr. Keith F. & Mrs. Diane M. Ryan

Mr. Irwin J. & Mrs. Janice G. Saltz

Mr. Lawrence A. Sandler 

Dr. Cryl D. & Mrs. W. Jan Schick

Mr. Bernard A. & Dr. Kim Y. Schoenburg

Mrs. Georgia M. & Mr. Kyle Schreiner

Mr. Gary L. Secor & Mrs. Barbara A. Serle

Mr. Charles A. Sengstock & Mrs. Norma Halseth

Mrs. Kay S. Severinsen & Mr. Joseph J. McElroy

Ms. Annilee A. Shaul 

Mrs. Rebecca L. & Mr. Robert E. Shaw

Mr. Dwight J. & Mrs. Sara T. Shelton

Mr. Jeffrey A. & Mrs. Marilyn A.  Sherman

Mrs. Danielle M. & Mr. Brian Short

Mr. Franklin R. Shuftan & Mrs. Judith Jakush

Mr. Michael D. & Mrs. Sallie M. Sienza

Mr. Steven J. Silverman

Mrs. Rebecca S. & Mr. Michael J. Simpson

Mrs. Moira K. & Mr. Steven J. Skinner

Mr. David L. & Mrs. Barbara Slader

Ms. Ramona A. Smith

Mr. Lowell F. & Mrs. Katherine L. Smith

Ms. Diane M. Smutny

Mr. Norman & Mrs. Roberta Snitovsky

Mrs. Jutta W. & Mr. Ronald A. Spanke

Mrs. Elizabeth H. & Mr. Roger A. Stafford

Mr. Christopher H. Stalter

Mr. Zachary A. & Mrs. Melissa E. Stambor

Dr. Andrea L. Stein & Mr. Franklin Pratt

Mrs. Ann Stephens

Mrs. Alison W. Stern Stilwell & Mr. Carl Stilwell

Mrs. Joette G..& Mr. Eugene C. Storm

Mrs. Barbara I. & Mr. Kent Strange

Mr. Martin J. & Mrs. Judith L. Suffield

Mr. Geoffrey M. & Mrs. Jami Lynn F. Thomas

Mrs. Linda F. & Mr. Dirk L. Tierney

Mr. Donald R. & Mrs. Marilouise Torrant

Mr. Timothy J. & Mrs. Karri E. Unzicker

Mr. Robert M. & Mrs. Julie A. VanAntwerp

Mr. Patrick M. Vaughan (dec)

Ms. Kimberly J. Villanueva & Ms. Sarah L. Iaiennaro

Mrs. Nancy B. & Mr. Kenneth P. Walker

Ms. Kathryn Wang

Ms. Erin E. Waser

Ms. Renate Wasserman 

Mrs. Nancy E. Webb & Mr. Charles Lampe

Ms. Linda A. Wedenoja

Mr. Raymond B. Weiss

Mrs. Sarah C. & Mr. Kenneth E. White

Mr. Phillip A. & Mrs. Lee Ann R. White

Mrs. Kira Wigoda & Dr. Daniel B. Sobel

Mr. Donald W. Wilcox

Ms. Susan L. Williams

Mr. Robert K. & Mrs. Janice B. Williams

Mr. L. Patrick & Mrs. Holly M. Windhorst

Mr. Thomas E. Winski

Mrs. Anne M. & Mr. Stephen G. Woodward

Mrs. Bonnie S. & Mr. Cary A. Woolard

Mr. Richard L. & Mrs. Mary L. Wright

Mr. Thomas G. & Mrs. Jane B. Wuellner

Mr. Ervin E. & Mrs. Joyanna H. Wyne

Mr. Richard R. & Mrs. Lorecei C. Zaker

Mr. Steven G. & Mrs. Nina B. Zalusky

Mr. Eugene F. Zelek & Mrs. Margaret A. Christie

Mrs. Susan L. Zimny & Mr. Alan J. Schmitt 

 

Organization Gifts

Dean's Society: $10,000 and above

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

Jack M. Klues and Elizabeth F. Klues Family Foundation

The Sarah Min and Matt Pincus Foundation

The Trade Desk, Inc.

 

Leadership Circle: $5,000 - $9,999

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

National Association of Science Writers

 

Visionaries: $1,000 - $4,999

American Academy of Advertising

The Chicago Community Foundation

Deloitte Foundation

European Advertising Academy

GE Foundation

The Hill-Snowdon Foundation

The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust

 

Innovators: $500 - $999

Chun Fruto Law Corporation

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Pepsico Foundation

 

Advocates: $250 - $499

ServiceNow, Inc.

Walt Disney Company Foundation

 

Friends Circle: $1 - $249

Benevity Community Impact Fund

Bright Funds Foundation

Google, Inc.

LFI Solutions, Inc.

Plante & Moran, PLLC 

Schwab Charitable Fund

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

 

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Donors for 2020

Founded by the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival remains true to Roger’s belief that film is incalculably valuable as an “empathy machine, allowing audience members to better understand the world and to become more compassionate, tolerant citizens.” The festival shows overlooked, independent, and acclaimed films that celebrate diversity and the human condition, promote tolerance, and take audiences into worlds they have never seen before. The festival brings together the films’ producers, writers, actors, and directors to showcase their work and also engages students from the College of Media in roles associated with running the event. We work to ensure that a sense of community can develop among the audience, filmmakers, guests, students, and scholars. Ebertfest’s goal is to create empathy and community that transcends the festival through the screening of films and to give students from the college invaluable professional experience.

Film Circle Sponsors: $25,000+

Mr. Roger J. (dec) & Ms. Chaz Ebert

Champaign County Alliance for Inclusion & Respect

Shatterglass Studios

 

Diamond Sponsors: $10,000 - $24,999

Ms. Elizabeth L. Hendrick-Barstead

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Illini Radio Group

Surface 51

 

Platinum Sponsors: $5,000 - $9,999

Big Grove Tavern

Busey 

President Timothy L. Killeen & Dr. Roberta M. Johnson Killeen

L.A. Gourmet Catering

News-Gazette Media 

Mrs. Jeanene & Mr. Rick Stephens

University of Illinois Press

Welch Family Foundation

 

Gold Sponsors: $2,500 - $4,999

Chipman Design Architecture

Illinois Public Media

Dr. Carol Livingstone & Prof. Daniel R. Grayson

Dr. Patricia J. & Mr. Jon N. McNussen

SAGIndie

Mr. Thomas Squires

Stella Artois

Mrs. Linda L. & Prof. Charles J. Tabb

Prof. Steven S. Zumdahl & Mrs. Susan Arena Zumdahl

 

Silver Sponsors: $1,500 - $2,499

Alto Vineyards, Ltd.

Mr. Donald G. & Mrs. Susan L. Armstrong

Mr. Ronald Baker & Ms. Marilyn B. Resch

Dr. Robert A. & Mrs. Kathleen V. Bauernfeind

Mrs. Ann C. Benefiel-Kunkel & Mr. Joseph A. Kunkel

Mr. Joseph Bennett & Mr. Aaron Hines

Mrs. Marsha R. Clinard & Dr. Charles W. Boast

Mr. James & Ms. Judy Burns

Cobalt Digital, Inc.

Courage Connection

Chas Edelstein Ne Pro Meus Solus Fund

Elliott Counseling Group

Dr. Brand I. Fortner

Ms. Eleanor J. Gross & Mr. Louis H. Gross

Dr. Darrel C. & Dr. Jane M. Gumm

Mr. Jeffrey Horowitz

Illinois Film Office

Mr. James W. Johnson & Mrs. Coleen M. Quinn

Miller & Hendren, LLP

Mrs. Nell Minow

Dr. Christine C. Perks & Mr. Brian Russell

Dr. Eric C. & Mrs. Shirley J. Pierson

Robeson Family Benefit Fund

Dr. Sharon Shavitt & Dr. Steven C. Zimmerman

Mr. Peter W. Tracy & Mrs. Wanda F. Simmons-Tracy

WCIA

 

Patrons: $750 - $1,499

First Presbyterian Church - Champaign

Mr. Thomas C. & Dr. Regina A. Galer-Unti

Garcia’s Pizza in a Pan – Ralph & Joe

Ms. Diane M. Kennedy 

Dr. William & Mrs. Wilma L. O’Brien

Mr. Ashley L. Rodman & Mr. Matthew L. Gladney

Mr. G. Gregory & Mrs. Anne Taubeneck

 

Festival Friends: $500 - $749

Ms. Dianna K. Armstrong

Mr. Edward P. & Nancy L. Tepper

 

Festival Associates: $250 - $499

Mrs. Nancy J. Casey

CU Adventures 

Troylene Ladner

Ms. Lois Minute Pausch