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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:

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:
    Dionne Nicole Smith at 312.846.2072 or dsmith16@saic.edu or Jean de St. Aubin at 312.846.2076 or jdestaubin@saic.edu