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Giving Tuesday is December 3rd!

Giving on this day joins the Gene Siskel Film Center to thousands of organizations across the world in celebrating the holiday season by supporting and engaging in local communities.

Now, more than ever, we need to lift up and celebrate those values that bring us together and make joy. Movies have the ability to create empathy and enlarge our view of what our world and lives can be.

Your generosity allows us to bring quality films to inclusive audiences and is the heart of what makes the Film Center great. As a non-profit arts organization, we rely on donors like you so that we can continue to carefully curate films to engage and enlighten. Your gift matters.

Donate any amount and be entered in a raffle for a dual membership—for yourself or to give to a loved one. Three lucky winners will be chosen! Winners will be notified by December 12th.

We need more generosity in the world. Give a gift on Giving Tuesday!

Click here to contribute
to the Annual Fund

Every gift matters! When you give...

$100: provides an honorarium for movie club guest speaker

$250: allows us to screen a film for a Chicago Public School group

$500: brings an internationally-acclaimed film to Chicago for exclusive showings

$1,000: employs a student artist in our Box Office for a semester

$5,000: replaces a new lightbulb for the 35mm film projector

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purchase a gift card!


Your gift to the Gene Siskel Film Center is tax-deductible and entitles you to exclusive benefits, including:

Executive Producer — gifts of $1500 and above – BEST DEAL

  • One VIP pass – free admission for two to all regular Film Center screenings
  • Reserve/pick up your tickets in advance
  • Listing for two years on the Gene Siskel Film Center's donor wall
  • Invitations to special donor events at the Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Listing for one year in The Art Institute of Chicago's Annual Report
  • Invitations to select School of the Art Institute of Chicago events
  • Museum of Contemporary Art reciprocal member privileges
  • Invitations to special events and Annual Gala
  • Producer's Circle — $1000—$1499

  • Gene Siskel Film Center DUAL MEMBERSHIP (instead of individual)
  • Listing for one year on the Gene Siskel Film Center's donor wall
  • Listing for one year in The Art Institute of Chicago's Annual Report
  • Invitations to select School of the Art Institute of Chicago events
  • Museum of Contemporary Art reciprocal member privileges
  • Invitations to special events and Annual Gala
  • Director's Circle — $500—$999

  • Gene Siskel Film Center DUAL MEMBERSHIP (instead of individual)
  • Invitations to select School of the Art Institute of Chicago events
  • Museum of Contemporary Art reciprocal member privileges
  • Invitations to special events and Annual Gala
  • Donor — $150—$499

  • Gene Siskel Film Center DUAL MEMBERSHIP (instead of individual)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art reciprocal member privileges
  • Invitations to special events and Annual Gala
  • Contributor — $50—$149

  • Automatic INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP to the Gene Siskel Film Center with all membership benefits (please contact development if you want to make a straight contribution).

  • For more information on supporting the Gene Siskel Film Center as a Donor, please download our Fact Sheet & contact:
    Mary Kruse at 312-846-2079 or mkruse@saic.edu or Jean de St. Aubin at 312.846.2076 or jdestaubin@saic.edu