DONOR CIRCLE

The Donor Circle brings together a vital group of individuals who believe in the power of storytelling through film to inspire, educate and entertain.

The Bronze level is offered in single ($2,750) and dual ($5,500)

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access to MVFF in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • All-Access to MVFF Big Night films and events: Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpiece, Opening & Closing Nights*
  • First entry line at MVFF screenings
  • Filmmaker Lounge access
  • First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Discounted DocLands tickets 

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Donor Circle supporter (print, online and on-screen)
  • Discounted beer and wine at the Rafael
  • Invitations to ALL free member and industry screenings year-round
  • First entry line at member screenings

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $2,609, Dual $5,217
Please check with your tax consultant

Excludes benefit programs

 

 

The Silver level is offered in single ($5,500) and dual ($11,000)

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access to MVFF in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • All-Access to MVFF Big Night films and events: Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpiece, Opening & Closing Nights
  • First entry line at MVFF screenings
  • Filmmaker Lounge access
  • First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder
  • Reserved seating at MVFF screenings, held until 15 minutes before showtime

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Discounted DocLands tickets
  • All-Access to DocLands in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • First entry line at DocLands screenings
  • Reserved seating at DocLands, held until 15 minutes before showtime

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Donor Circle supporter (print, online and on-screen)
  • Discounted beer and wine at the Rafael
  • Invitations to ALL free member and industry screenings year-round
  • First entry line at member screenings
  • Reserved seating at member screenings, held until 15 minutes before showtime
  • Complimentary access to ALL Rafael screenings & Q&As 365 days a year! (in theater and Rafael@Home)

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $5,359, Dual $10,717
Please check with your tax consultant

Excludes benefit programs | Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

 

If you are interested in becoming an instrumental donor to the California Film Institute at the Donor Circle Platinum level, please contact Liana Bender at 707-363-5403 or [email protected]You can also CLICK HERE to send us a note regarding your interest. 

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access to MVFF in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • All-Access to MVFF Big Night films and events: Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpiece, Opening & Closing Nights
  • First entry line at MVFF screenings
  • Filmmaker Lounge access
  • First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder
  • Reserved seating at MVFF screenings, held until showtime
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Access to VIP area at MVF Opening and Closing Night parties
  • Private reception area with guest filmmakers/talent at Big Night events

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Discounted DocLands tickets
  • All-Access to DocLands in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • First entry line at DocLands screenings
  • Reserved seating at DocLands screenings, held until showtime

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Donor Circle supporter (print, online, and on-screen)
  • Discounted wine and beer at the Rafael
  • Invitations to ALL free member and industry screenings year-round
  • First entry line at member screenings
  • Reserved seating at member screenings held until showtime
  • Complimentary access to ALL Rafael screenings & Q&As 365 days a year! (in-theater and Rafael@Home)
  • 20 complimentary popcorns at the Rafael

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) $24,377
Please check with your tax consultant

Excludes benefit programs  |  Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

If you are interested in becoming an instrumental donor to the California Film Institute at the Donor Circle Platinum level, please contact Liana Bender at 707-363-5403 or [email protected]You can also CLICK HERE to send us a note regarding your interest. 

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access to MVFF in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • All-Access to MVFF Big Night films and events: Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpiece, Opening & Closing Nights
  • First entry line at MVFF screenings
  • Filmmaker Lounge access
  • First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder
  • Reserved seating at MVFF screenings, held until showtime
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Access to VIP area at MVF Opening and Closing Night parties
  • Private reception area with guest filmmakers/talent at Big Night events
  • Personally chosen reserved seats for MVFF screenings
  • Sponsor a film at MVFF

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Discounted DocLands tickets
  • All-Access to DocLands in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • First entry line at DocLands screenings
  • Reserved seating at DocLands screenings, held until showtime
  • Personally chosen reserved seats for DocLands screenings

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Donor Circle supporter (print, online, and on-screen)
  • Discounted wine and beer at the Rafael
  • Invitations to ALL free member and industry screenings year-round
  • First entry line at member screenings
  • Reserved seating at member screenings held until showtime
  • Complimentary access to ALL Rafael screenings & Q&As 365 days a year! (in-theater and Rafael@Home)
  • Complimentary concessions (candy/soda/wine/beer) at the Rafael

 

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) $49,377
Please check with your tax consultant

Excludes benefit programs  |  Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

If you are interested in becoming an instrumental donor to the California Film Institute at the Donor Circle Platinum level, please contact Liana Bender at 707-363-5403 or [email protected]You can also CLICK HERE to send us a note regarding your interest. 

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access to MVFF in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • All-Access to MVFF Big Night films films and events: Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpiece, Opening & Closing Nights
  • First entry line at MVFF screenings
  • Filmmaker Lounge access
  • First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder
  • Reserved seating at MVFF screenings, held until showtime
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Access to VIP area at MVF Opening and Closing Night parties
  • Private reception area with guest filmmakers/talent at Big Night events
  • Personally chosen reserved seats for MVFF screenings
  • Sponsor a Big Night film at MVFF

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Discounted DocLands tickets
  • All-Access to DocLands in-theater and online screenings, panels and events
  • First entry line at DocLands screenings
  • Reserved seating at DocLands screenings, held until showtime
  • Personally chosen reserved seats for DocLands screenings

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Donor Circle supporter (print, online, and on-screen)
  • Discounted wine and beer at the Rafael
  • Invitations to ALL free member and industry screenings year-round
  • First entry line at member screenings
  • Reserved seating at member screenings held until showtime
  • Complimentary access to ALL Rafael screenings & Q&As 365 days a year! (in-theater and Rafael@Home)
  • Complimentary concessions (candy/soda/wine/beer) at the Rafael

 

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) $99,377
Please check with your tax consultant

Excludes benefit programs  |  Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

We thank this vital group of passionate film lovers who share CFI’s belief in the power of extraordinary film. Their support is instrumental in sustaining the California Film Institute and its core programs. 

LEADERSHIP
Christopher B. Smith Family
Vickie Soulier
Jennifer Coslett MacCready
Project No. 9
Nancy P. and Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation
Christine A. Schantz

 

INVESTOR
Jim Boyce Trust and Kris Otis
Destino Fund
Gruber Family Foundation
Daniel Kenyon and Michelle Marchetta Kenyon
Mobley Family Fund
Maggie O’Donnell and Josh Floum
Jonathan and Deborah Parker

Gordon Radley
Mays Family Charitable Fund
Michael and Susan Schwartz Fund
Henry O. Timnick

 

PLATINUM
Kamala Geroux-Berry and David Berry
Ken and Jackie Broad Family Fund
KHR McNeely Family Fund 

 

SILVER
Nancy Abodeely
Bolte-Frederick Charitable Fund
Alice Corning
Suzette deVogelaere
Stephanie DiMarco
Michael Dyett and Heidi Richardson
Dennis P. Fisco and Pamela Polite Fisco
Tricia Gibbs
Griswold Family Fund, Bob and Alex Griswold
Maureen Groper
Margaret Haas
Lynne Hale
Tom and Barbara Harrison
Andree and John Jansheski
Willa Jefferson-Stokes
K.C. and Steve Lauck
Janice and Jessica Link
Jacqui Lopez
Catherine and Ted McKown
Kenneth and Vera Meislin
Stephen and Mary Mizroch
James Mochizuki of Friends Productions
Jann Moorhead
Linda Morgan
Cathy and Robert Nourafshan
The Jay Pritzker Foundation
Susie Sarlo
Eric Schwartz and Magda Wesslund
Mona Steinberg
Biz and Livia Stone
Patricia Tanoury

 

BRONZE
Vicki Abeles
Jane Bay
Ann Peckenpaugh Becker and David Becker
Susan and William Beech
Susan Bolle
Jean Bolte and Carl Frederick
Joe and Sue Carlomagno
Leslie Chatham
Christine Chessen
Joy Chik and Tom Larson
Tom Cohen and Kristi Denton Cohen
Christina Cook
Becky Draper
Gayle Donsky and Morton Stein
Bronya Feldman
Catherine and Peter Flaxman
Jeff Hodge and Michele Crncich Hodge
Richard J. Idell and Susan Kornblatt Idell
Elisabeth and Howard Jaffe
Ray and Carla Kaliski
Joe and Margaret Keon
Peggy Keon
Amy Keroes
Kristine Klussman
Cindy and John McCauley
Rosemary and Kevin McNeely
Russell Munsell
Alexander Nourafshan
Constance Oclassen
Roberta O’Neale
Lorne and Ilona Parker
Jason and Cherity Payne
Dr. Sanford Rosenberg and Media Research Associates 
Steve Riffkin
Jessica Sittig
Susan and Joel Sklar
Elliott and Shayna Stein
Visra Vichit-Vadakan
Cameo Wood
Zach and Marlies Zeisler

 

MAJOR FOUNDATION SUPPORT
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Hellman Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Miranda Lux
Fenwick Foundation
EMA Foundation

 

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
County of Marin
National Endowment for the Arts











CLICK HERE to view/download the complete CFI Donor Circle Levels & Benefits grid 

Your support will sustain the mission of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit California Film Institute and its programs:
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center   |   Mill Valley Film Festival  |   DocLands Documentary Film Festival  |   CFI Education  |   CFI Releasing

The California Film Institute’s Federal Tax ID is 94-2498062

We are pleased to accept donations in the form of matching gifts or stock transfers; for more information about ways to give or Donor Circle levels, contact us at [email protected] or (415) 526-5838

In keeping with IRS regulations, the fair-market value of certain membership benefits may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gifts. The value of these benefits will be provided in California Film Institute’s acknowledgment of your gift. Please consult your own tax advisor.

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