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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 2021 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+

Champaign County Alliance for the Promotion of Acceptance, Inclusion, & Respect
College of Media at the University of Illinois
Shatterglass Studios



Diamond Sponsors: $10,000+

Betsy Hendrick
Cynthia and Blair Hull
Hendrick House 
Illinois Arts Council Agency




Platinum Sponsors: $5,000+

Big Grove Tavern
Busey Bank
President Timothy L. Killeen & Dr. Roberta Johnson Killeen 
Jeanene & Rick Stephens
The News-Gazette
Mike & Karen Kulas 

Gold Sponsors: $2,700+

Carol Livingstone & Dan Grayson
Century Client Support
Hamilton Walkers
Jim Johnson & Coleen Quin
Patty & Jon McNussen
Stella Artois
Tom Squires

Silver Sponsors: $1,800+

Don & Suzi Armstrong
Dr. & Mrs. Bauernfeind
Ann Benefiel & Joseph Kunkle
Mr. Joe Bennett and Ms. Dianne Kennedy
Charles Boast & Marsha Clinard
Cobalt Digital, Inc.
Elliott Counseling Group
Brand Fortner
Ellie & Lou Gross
Darrell & Jane Gumm
Libman Company
Nell Minow & David Apatoff
Eric & Shirley Pierson
Kassie & David Porreca
Robeson Family Benefit Fund
Brenda Robinson
Skeff Distribution

Patrons: $900+

Greg & Anne Taubeneck
Martha & Paul Diehl
Ashley Rodman & Matthew Gladney
Ralph Senn

Festival Friends: $600+

Chipman Design Architecture

Festival Associates: $300+

Dianna K. Armstrong
Carter's Furniture
Tom & Regina Galer-Unti
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Troylene Ladner
Ed & Nancy Tepper


Champaign Park District
The Hyatt Place
Kemper Potty House
Ralph & Joe, Garcia's Pizza in a Pan
Shatterglass Studios
Surface 51
Virginia Theatre
Heavy Spoon


Restaurant Sponsors

Big Grove Tavern is a special partner of the festival


For questions about sponsorship, please contact: 

Molly Cornyn