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:

Dr. Jules (dec) & Mrs. Jody Becker

Mr. Morris R. Beschloss

Mr. Brian R. Bland

Mr. Dennis G. Frary

Mrs. Lorraine E. Geittmann

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

Mrs. Helen B. Gray

Mr. Robert P. Gundersen

Ms. Ann E. Johnson Arellano

Mr. Jack M. & Mrs. Elizabeth F. Klues

Mr. Michael K. Konrad

Dr. John Laddie Lastovicka

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

Mr. David A. Pearson

Dr. James E. Ross

Dr. David F. Stein

Dr. Nancy J. Stephens

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, 2018–June 30, 2019)

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. Daniel J. Balz & Mrs. Nancy J. Balz +

Mr. Robert O. Endres +

Mr. D. Neil & Mrs. Lynn Patton Gissler +

Mrs. Helen B. Gray +

Mr. Jack M. & Mrs. Elizabeth Klues +

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

Mr. Henry E. & Mrs. Laurie R. Reich 

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

Mr. Paul D. & Mrs. Janet C. Schrage +

Ms. Dawn M. Turner 

 

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

Ms. Suzanne W. Bates & Mr. Drew Yanno 

Mr. Gregory S. Brody 

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

Dr. Kris H. Jenner & Dr. Susan D. Cummings +

Mr. David T. & Mrs. Susan K. Kissel 

Mr. David L. & Mrs. Janice A. Kuhn +

Ms. Sandra L. Kurtzig 

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

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

 

Visionaries: $1,000 - $4,999

Ms. Mary N. Anderson 

Mr. John P. Balz & Ms. Erica Simmons

Mr. Thomas S. Barber

Mrs. Ellen K. & Dr. Victor C. Bastron

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

Dr. Kristan M. Cockerill

Mr. Craig & Mrs. Jill K. Cotton

Mr. Blake L. Crawford 

Dr. John G. & Mrs. Nicole S. Gasaway

Ms. Joyce E. Hodel

Mr. Philip L. & Ms. Irma Johnson +

Mrs. Marilyn M. Kaytor Estate +

Dr. Karen A. & Mr. Daniel J. King 

Mr. Joseph E. & Mrs. Marcia M. Kuchta

Mrs. Laura E. Larson & Mr. Jack H. Cage

Mr. Bruce H. & Mrs. Cheryl A. Little

Mr. Harley J. & Mrs. Katherine Manning

Mr. David E. McCraw 

Ms. Karen Lucas Petitte +

Mr. David W. Petrina 

Mrs. Cynthia Browne Placek 

Mr. Jeffrey E. & Mrs. Kathryn Podjasek

Mr. Glenn & Mrs. Celeste Pomerantz 

Ms. Jenice R. Robinson

Ms. Marcia L. Rodgers

Ms. Elaine Finney Sagers

Mrs. Betty A. & Mr. Lloyd G. Schermer 

Mrs. Julie A. & Mr. Glendon A. Schuster +

Dr. Janet S. Slater & Mr. Dan Hargens

Mrs. Mary Lynch Snowdon & Mr. Andrew Snowdon

Mrs. Mary H. Sotir 

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

Mrs. Deborah & Dr. Kenneth Wald

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

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

 

Innovators: $500 - $999

Mrs. Mildred L. Barnett +

Mrs. Brenda J. & Mr. Harold R. Bruno

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

COL Robert B. Downs & Mrs. Lynn Wright

Mr. Edward L. Epstein

Mr. Robert E. Erickson

Ms. Deanna L. Frautschi & Mr. Alan Bedell

Mr. Dale R. Haller

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

Ms. Marilyn S. Kennedy +

Mrs. Nancy & Mr. Garry S. Leonard

Mr. Charles & Mrs. Pamela M. Meyerson

Mr. Alan R. Morris

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

Mr. Richard & Ms. Sue Pomerantz

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

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

Mr. Edward J. Sherman & Mrs. Ilene B. Goldstein

Ms. Ina B. Smith-Tornberg 

Mrs. Patricia G. Solomon

Mrs. Susan L. Stapleton

Ms. Elizabeth A. Terry

Mrs. Marcia H. & Mr. Harry R. Thalhimer

Mr. John J. Toomey

Mrs. Enid & Mr. Kalman Wenig

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

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

 

Advocates: $250-$499

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

Mrs. Linda M. Bergstrom 

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

Mrs. Sandra R. & Mr. Joseph B. Casserly

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

Dr. Clifford  & Mrs. Priscilla J. Christians

Mr. Elan Cooperman

Mr. John T.  & Mrs. Maria D. Cummings

Mr. Gregory J. Czernik

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

Ms. Suheily & Mr. George Davis

Mrs. Angela K. Dixon 

Mr. Ben Dobbin

Mrs. Barbara Oettel Francis & Mr. David Francis

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

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

Mrs. Gayle H. Harris-Lackey

Mr. Brian R. & Mrs. Judy K. Holding

Ms. Rena M. Honorow & Mr. Bernard Rivkin

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

Mrs. Paula E. Jones & Mr. Jeff Feldman

Ms. Paula R. Kamen

Dr. Scott Klein

Ms. Shari B. Levine

Ms. Pamela M. Lowrey

Ms. Laura R. Oftedahl

Ms. Jennifer A. Orwick

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

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

Mr. Ricardo B. & Mrs. Susan C. Pringle

Mr. Charles L. & Mrs. Rebecca Rasberry

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

Dr. Derin S. & Mrs. Donna M. Rominger

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

Mrs. Danielle M. & Mr. Brian Short

Mr. Isadore & Mrs. Mary A. Shrensky

Ms. Diane M. Smutny

Mr. Todd & Mrs. Shana Snoeyink

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

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

Dr. Tracy E. Sulkin

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

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

 

Friends Circle: $1 - $249

Mr. Endre J. Agocs

Mrs. Rachel A. & Mr. Joseph W. Ahrens

Ms. Danielli M. Alejos

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

Mrs. Joan M. & Mr. William F. Amideo

Mr. K. Stephen & Mrs. Saralee H. Anderson

Ms. Karina Anglada

Mrs. Debra E. & Mr. Michael D. Annes

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

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

Ms. Kristen L. Ball

Mr. Paul E. & Mrs. Elizabeth L. Bargren

Mrs. Janet & Mr. James R. Barrett

Ms. Alexandra F. Basso

Mr. William R. & Mrs. Gwen Bates

Mr. Rajeev R. Batra

Mrs. Kim S. & Mr. Andrew Bauman

Mrs. Rachel L. & Mr. Robert J. Beck

Dr. Lary S. Belman 

Mrs. Laura J. Benson

Mr. Richard Bernal 

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

Mr. Brian R. & Mrs. Jeanne C. Bland

Ms. Carole J. Bolster

Mr. David L. Bortness

Mrs. Sara J. & Mr. Brian H. Brahm

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

Mrs. Lisa E. & Mr. Marvin S. Brashem

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

Mrs. Flora W. Bridges

Dr. Glen M. & Dr. Betty L. Broom

Ms. 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

Mr. Christopher & Mrs. Rose M. Cancilla 

Mr. Thomas E. & Mrs. Lenore Caruso

Mr. Richard A. & Mrs. Sue Carvell

Ms. Elizabeth C. Carvlin

Dr. Sumita S. & Dr. Prasun K. Chakravarty

Mrs. Linda J. Chalupnik-Hansen & Mr. Brian A. Hansen

Ms. Melanie C. Chapman

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

Sister Joy Clough

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

Mr. Jack J. & Mrs. Nancy Colwell

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

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

Mrs. Krystal R. Cormack

Mrs. Laura K. & Mr. Jason Cravens

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

Mrs. Claudia J. Curry 

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

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

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

Ms. Darcie N. De Caprio

Mrs. Joy A. & Mr. Maarten P. de Vries

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

Ms. Colleen E. Delaney

Mr. Christopher N. Desouza

Ms. Monica L. Detter

Mrs. Sara C.  & Mr. Zach Devlin

Ms. Emily & Mr. John Doherty

Mr. Joseph R. & Mrs. Carole Dominick

Mr. Robert F. Donovan

Mr. Michael & Mrs. Elizabeth A. Drayer

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

CAPT Laurence A. Dwyer

Mr. Richard L. Eastline

Ms. Sammi Edelson

Ms. Elaine M. Eggert

Dr. Matthew C. Ehrlich

Mrs. Judith S. & Mr. Martin Einbinder

Ms. Michele R. Eisele

Mrs. Janet S. Eisen & Mr. Anthony Halicki

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

Ms. Lora L. Feng

Mr. Dennis M. & Mrs. Kathleen K. Finneran

Mrs. Mary A. & Mr. Nathan L. Fleming

Ms. Bianca S. Flowers

Mr. Daniel G. Flynn

Dr. Karen J. Foli & Dr. John R. Thompson

Mr. Donald C. & Mrs. Megan Forti

Mr. Martin R. & Dr. Sandra C. Gagie

Mr. Eldon P. Gee

Mrs. Antonina M. Geraci & Mr. John Bollwark

Ms. Madeline K. Gissler

Ms. Kellie L. Glenn

Ms. Janice D. Goldberg

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

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

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

Mr. Marc & Mrs. Carol G. Gordon

Ms. Victoria C. Grayland

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

Dr. Ulrike Gretzel

Mr. Matthew D. Griswold

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

Mrs. Dana L. Haas-Rottman & Mr. Aaron W. Rottman

Mrs. Dorothy J. Hackett +

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

Mr. John R. & Mrs. Carol Hamilton

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

Mr. Thomas A. Harm

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

Mrs. Lynn Hebel 

Mrs. Kathy L. & Mr. Larry A. Hedin

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

Mr. David L. Heim

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

Mrs. Patricia A. & Mr. George Hess

Ms. Raven L. Hill

Ms. Sarah A. Hoban 

Mrs. Claude Hobson & Dr. David K. Campbell 

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

Mr. David J. Hornung

Dr. Donald L. & Mrs. Rita F. Hurwitz

Mr. Michael Imrem

Mr. Alexander A. Iniguez

Mr. Steven Isenberg

Dr. Ralph S. & Mrs. Janet P. Izard

Mr. Darrien M. Jackson

Ms. Cari S. James

Mrs. Kathryn E. & Mr. Robert Jandeska

Mrs. Amy Jeffers 

Mr. William L.  & Mrs. Brenda Jeffreys

Mr. David R. Jern

Ms. Ann E. Johnson Arellano +

Mr. Bruce C. Johnson

Mr. Howard L.  & Mrs. Mary J. Johnson

Mr. Michael P. Johnson

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

Mrs. Marlo D. & Mr. Russell C. Jones

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

Mr. Richard W. Judy 

Ms. Jillian C. Kaehler

Mr. Kenneth R. & Mrs. Pamela D. Kalthoff

Mr. Kevin J. Kaplan

Mr. Jeffrey L. & Mrs. Mollie Katz

Mr. Austin K. Keating

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

Ms. Linda S. Kleczewski

Mr. David L. & Mrs. Elizabeth Klehr

Mr. Marvin & Mrs. Roberta J. Klein

Mrs. Kathleen A. & Mr. Jeff Kline

Mr. Arnold I. Klinsky

Mr. Michael K. Konrad

Mr. Douglas A. & Mrs. Sarah Kotlove

Mr. David J. & Mrs. Linda Kravitz

Mr. Lynn P. Landberg 

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

Ms. Jordanka L. Lazarevic

Mrs. Mary J. Lee 

Ms. Allison A. Leopold

Ms. Joy D. D. Lindsey

Ms. Jane E. Long

Mr. Alden K. Loury

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

Ms. Ann F. Lowry

Ms. Dana M. Lucas

Mr. Mark D. Ludwig & Mrs. Catherine L. Snapp

Mrs. Christine Many Luff

Mr. James C. Lukas

Mr. James R. & Mrs. Marjorie Lundgren

Mr. Tim Mahl

Mrs. Dena Mahon-Bagger & Mr. David A. Bagger

Mrs. Phyllis A. Mahoney

Mr. James P. Marchiori

Mr. Howard D. & Mrs. Charlene Mathis

Mr. Donald O. Maylath +

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

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

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

Mr. Peter D. Meersman

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

Mr. Kyle M. Milnamow

Mrs. Maria T. Mooshil & Mr. Daniel Steenstrup

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

Mrs. Nancy A. & Mr. Charles W. Mutter

Mr. Ron A. & Mrs. Barbara Napier

Dr. Shawn M. Neidorf

Ms. Janet L. Neiman & Mr. Robert Reed

Ms. Barbara Nemiroff- Pfeifer

Ms. Kristin L. Nevius

Mrs. Sharon A. & Mr. John M. Niemet

Ms. Elizabeth S. Novickas

Ms. Molly K. Novotney

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

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

Mr. Martin M. Offergeld & Mrs. Sandra R. Offergeld (Dec)

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

Ms. Clarissa M. & Mr. Michael Ortiz

Mrs. Anaile S. & Mr. Steven Papageorge

Ms. Ellie Papageorge

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

Ms. Danielle M. Parson

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

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

Mr. Robert A. Pearson

Ms. Danielle Perlin-Good

Mr. Michael G. Peskura

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

Mrs. Margaret E. & Mr. Kenneth S. Pinsky

Ms. Cathleen & Mr. John Podell

Mrs. Barbara S. & COL Gary L. Poleskey

Mrs. Christina A. & Mr. Tony Porterfield

Mr. James A. Pottebaum

Ms. Gwen E. Potucek

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

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

Mrs. Stephanie M. & Mr. James M. Preston

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

Ms. Nancy E. Rampson

Ms. Barbara Gold Randolph & Mr. Charles Randolph

Mrs. Jill M.  & Mr. Tyler Rehm

Mrs. C. W. & Mr. Howard Reinhardt

Mrs. Jacqueline A. Riddell & Mr. Paul J. Stolarczuk

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

Mrs. Amy & Mr. Richard Rose

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

Ms. Karen A. Rugen

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

Ms. Stephanie Sada

Ms. Stephanie C. Saladino

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

Mr. Lawrence A. Sandler 

Mr. Daniel J. & Mrs. Diane L. Schick

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

Mrs. Judith K. & Mr. Jack J. Schindler

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

Ms. Georgia M. & Mr. Kyle Schreiner

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

Dr. Kimberly A. & Mr. Greg Selber

Mr. Charles A. Sengstock 

Mrs. Joni M. Shapiro

Mrs. Annilee A. Shaul 

Mrs. Rebecca L. Shaw

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

Ms. Patricia Shepherd

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

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. Michael S. & Mrs. Robin Slavik

Mrs. Rosetta M.  & Mr. Thomas J. Slavin

Mr. Michael K. & Mrs. Kathy J. Smeltzer

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

Ms. Ramona A. Smith

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

Mrs. Ann Stephens

Mr. Peter A. Stephens

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

Mrs. Barbara I. & Mr. Kent Strange

Mr. Joel A. & Mrs. Amy Sucherman

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

Mrs. Dorit R. & Mr. Michael B. Suffness

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

Mr. Robert H. & Mrs. Carole C. Thornberry (Dec)

Ms. Julie R. Thorpe

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

Mr. Thomas J. & Ms. Maureen A. Tierney

Mr. Donald R. & Mrs. Marilouise Torrant

Mrs. Jamie L. & Mr. Benjamin Turpin

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

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

Mr. Patrick M. Vaughan

Mr. Christopher J. & Mrs. Jenny L. Walker

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

Ms. Jacqueline B. Walsh

Mr. Patrick G. Ward

Ms. Linda A. Wedenoja

Mr. Brandon Weiss

Mr. Raymond B. Weiss

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

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

Ms. Paula A. Widholm

Mrs. Kira Wigoda & Dr. Daniel B. Sobel

Mr. Donald W. Wilcox

Ms. Susan L. Williams

Mr. Jason C. Wilson

Mrs. Patrice C. Wingert-Kelly & Mr. Brian J. Kelly

Mr. Thomas E. Winski

Ms. Lindsey C. Wiza

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

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

Ms. Amanda M. Work

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

Ms. Whitney Wyckoff

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

Mrs. Judith A. & Mr. Glen A. Zumwalt

 

Organization Gifts

Dean's Society: $10,000 and above

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Equitable Resources, Inc.

Jack M. Klues and Elizabeth F. Klues Family Foundation

Thrivent Gift Multiplier Program

 

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

Schwab Charitable Fund

 

Visionaries: $1,000 - $4,999

Adler Schermer Foundation

The Chicago Community Foundation

Deloitte Foundation

Ely Lilly and Company Foundation

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

The Hill-Snowdon Foundation

Marajen Stevick Foundation

U.S. Charitable Gift Trust

Innovators: $500 - $999

GE Foundation

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

National Association of Science Writers

William Randolph Hearst Foundation

 

Friends Circle: $1 - $249

The Walt Disney Company Foundation

Exelon Corporation

The Gagie School

LFI Solutions, Inc.

Lockheed Martin Foundation

McDonald's Corporation

MetLife Foundation

Plante & Moran, PLLC

Wells Fargo Foundation

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

 

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Donors for 2019

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+

Roger & Chaz Ebert

Champaign County Alliance for Inclusion & Respect

Shatterglass Studios

Surface 51

 

Diamond Sponsors: $10,000+

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Amazon Studios

Betsy Hendrick

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Illini Radio Group

 

Platinum Sponsors: $5,000+

Big Grove Tavern

Busey Bank

President & Mrs. Timothy L. Killeen

L.A. Gourmet Catering

Jeanene & Rick Stephens

News-Gazette Media

University of Illinois Press

Welch Family Foundation

 

Gold Sponsors: $2,500+

Chipman Design Architecture

Carol Livingstone & Dan Grayson

Patty & Jon McNussen

Nell Minow

Stella Artois

Linda & Charles Tabb

Steven & Susan Zumdahl

 

Silver Sponsors: $1,500+

Alto Vineyards, Ltd.

Don & Suzi Armstrong

Ronald Baker & Marilyn Resch

Mrs. Bauernfeind & Dr.  Bauernfeind

Ann Benefiel & Joseph Kunkel

Joe Bennett and Aaron Hines

Marsha Clinard & Charlie Boast

Jim & Judy Burns

CMT bars (Guidos, Jupiter’s, Aroma, Seven Saints, Barrelhouse)

Cobalt Digital, Inc.

David & Shirley Crouse

Elliott Counseling Group

Brand Fortner

Ralph & Joe, Garcia’s Pizza in a Pan

Ellie & Lou Gross

Debra Hartman

Jeff Horowitz

Illinois Film Office

Jim Johnson & Coleen Quinn

Maxine & James Kaler

Eric Pierson and Shirley Pierson

David Prochaska & Kathleen Holden

Robeson Family Benefit Fund

Abby & Andy Schopp, For The Love of Hair

Sharon Shavitt & Steven Zimmerman

Mary Shores

Janet Slater

Michael Swartout and Pamela Swartout

Ransay Thurber

Peter & Wanda Tracy

WCIA

 

Patrons: $750+

Adams Outdoor Advertising

Hilary Frooman and John J. Lee

Tom & Regina Galer-Unti

Josephine Gersch

Todd Salen

Bill & Wilma O’Brien

Ashley Rodman & Matt Gladney

Greg & Anne Taubeneck

 

Festival Friends: $500+

Dianna Armstrong

Fleurish

Carter’s Furniture

 

Festival Associates: $250+

Nancy Casey

Lois Pausch

Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, LTD.

Ed & Nancy Tepper

Troylene Ladner