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Roger Ebert’s Film Festival is a special event of the College of Media at the University of Illinois.

We are pleased to acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their sponsorship of the 2017 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival. Without their generous support, the festival would not be possible.

Film Circle Sponsors  |  Diamond Sponsors  |  Platinum Sponsors  |  Gold Sponsors  |  Silver Sponsors  |  Patrons |  Festival Friends  |  Festival Associates  | Media  |  Gifts In Kind  |  Restaurant Sponsors

Film Circle Sponsors: $25,000+

Roger & Chaz Ebert
Champaign County Alliance for the Promotion of Acceptance, Inclusion, & Respect
Steak 'n Shake
Shatterglass Studios
SURFACE 51

Diamond Sponsors: $10,000+

Betsy Hendrick
Hollywood Foreign Press Association 
L.A. Gourmet Catering
The News-Gazette

Platinum Sponsors: $5,000+

President & Mrs. Timothy L. Killeen
Busey
Jeanene & Rick Stephens
Big Grove Tavern
Welch Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors: $2,500+

Carol Livingstone & Dan Grayson
SAGindie
Patty & Jon McNussen
TAWANI Foundation
Steven & Susan Zumdahl
Fandor
Brenda Robinson, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Jennifer Shelby
Ford of Hoopeston / Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or Hoopeston
Chipman Design Architecture

Silver Sponsors: $1,500+

Don Tingle 
Nell Minow & David Apatoff
Marsha Clinard & Charlie Boast
Sharon Shavitt & Steven Zimmerman
Brand Fortner
Robeson Family Benefit Fund
Peter & Wanda Tracy
Words that Work by Mary Shores
Elliott Counseling Group
Ann Benefiel & Joseph Kunkel
Linda & Charles Tabb
Jim Johnson & Coleen Quinn
C-U Adventures in Time & Space
Ellie & Lou Gross
Suzi & Don Armstrong
Jim & Maxine Kaler
Kassie & David Porreca
David & Shirley Crouse
PNC Bank
Cobalt Digital
Ramsay & Maura Thurber
Josie Gersch & Joe Bennett
Guido’s Bar and Grill
Aroma Café
Jupiter’s Pizzeria and Billards
Seven Saints

Patrons: $750+

Ashley Rodman & Matt Gladney 
Bill & Wilma O’Brien
Tom & Regina Galer-Unti
Carol Spindel & Thomas J. Bassett
Greg & Anne Taubeneck
Eric & Shirley Pierson
Ann Beddini
Todd Salen

Festival Friends: $500+

Dianna K. Armstrong
Gary & Connie Wikoff
Marge Perrino 

Festival Associates: $250+

Robert & Beth Zeiders
Ed & Nancy Tepper
Yvette Scheven
Troylene Ladner

Media

Illinois Public Media
The News-Gazette
Smile Politely
Illini Radio Group
WCIA
MIX 94.5
WIXY 100.3
REWIND 92.5
WYXY CLASSIC 99.1
OLDIES 97.9
EXTRA 92.1
HITS 99.7 

Gifts-In-Kind

SURFACE 51
Stella Artois
CarltonBruettDesign 
The Daily Illini
LA Gourmet Catering
Fleurish 
Champaign Park District
Virginia Theatre 
News Talk 1400/Lite Rock 97.5
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD)
​Herriot's Coffee Company
Thompson.McClellan 
Ralph & Joe, Garcia’s Pizza in a Pan
Community Concierge Magazine 
Champaign County Tent
Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, LTD. 
Carter's Furniture 
Einstein Bros. Bagels 
Power n Soul Pro
Dish Passionate Cuisine
Springer Cultural Center
MIGA

 

Restaurant Sponsors

Big Grove Tavern
MIGA
V. Picasso
Bacaro
Guido’s Bar and Grill
Aroma Café
Jupiter’s Pizzeria and Billards
Seven Saints
Nando Milano Trattoria
Hamilton Walker's

 

* The News-Gazette has made a one-time donation of $50,000 toward the remodeling of the Virginia Theatre's projection booth.

 

For questions about sponsorship, please contact: 
Casey Ludwig
ludwig2@illinois.edu
217-300-1375