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We gratefully acknowledge our generous donors and sponsors for their essential support and leadership.

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to the Annual Fund

Consider joining the Gene Siskel Film Center's family of supporters through a gift to our Annual Fund. Annual fund support is critical to maintaining the Film Center's mission to present innovative film programming that is unparalleled in Chicago. Ticket and membership sales only cover about half of the operating costs of the Film Center. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Film Center relies on contributions to allow us to bring people together to experience the best in the cinematic arts.


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

Contributor — $50—$149

Automatic INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP to the Gene Siskel Film Center, with all membership benefits.

Donor — $150—$499

Same benefits as Contributor, plus:
  • Invitations to special events, Annual Gala, and Hollywood on State
  • Gene Siskel Film Center DUAL MEMBERSHIP (instead of individual)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art reciprocal member privileges

Director's Circle — $500—$999

Same benefits as DONOR, plus:
  • Invitations to select School of the Art Institute of Chicago events

Producer's Circle — $1000—$1499

Same benefits as DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE, plus:
  • 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

Executive Producer — gifts of $1500 and above

Same benefits as PRODUCER'S CIRCLE, plus:
  • Listing for two years on the Gene Siskel Film Center's donor wall
  • Two VIP Passes - free admission to all regular Film Center screenings. Replaces the Dual Membership
  • Invitations to special donor events at the Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Invitations to select School of the Art Institute of Chicago President's Council events, including the Holiday Art Sale Preview Party

For more information on supporting the Gene Siskel Film Center as a Donor, please download our Fact Sheet & contact:
Dionne Nicole Smith at 312.846.2072 or dsmith16@saic.edu or Jean de St. Aubin at 312.846.2076 or jdestaubin@saic.edu