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Free Spirit Media runs on the collective power of our community. Your contributions allow us to sustain our growing portfolio of programs in the following areas:

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HIGH QUALITY MEDIA PRODUCTION

YOUR SUPPORT strengthens our ability to produce regular, high quality, solutions-oriented content and maintain the technology needed to fulfill our curriculum.


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DISTRIBUTION

YOUR SUPPORT helps us expand our reach, host more community based screenings, and submit youth work to film festivals.


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CREATIVE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

YOUR SUPPORT funds the stipends we pay our media producers and helps grow the emerging creative economies of Chicago's West and South sides.


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FREE SPIRIT MEDIA'S 2020 VISON

YOUR SUPPORT will allow us to implement our bold 2020 Vision, Free Spirit Media 3-year strategic plan.

 

CONTRIBUTE TO OUR GROWTH. By making a contribution and spreading the word about Free Spirit Media, you are helping amplify youth voice in Chicago!

BECOME A FREE SPIRIT MEDIA SUSTAINER

MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM: Join Free Spirit Media's monthly giving program for access to special media releases and branded swag. Donors who contribute $20+ monthly are invited to exclusive media events, including our annual Sustainers Reception.

FOUNDERS CIRCLE: Founders Circle members contribute $1,000+ per year for access to program site visits, recognition on our onsite, digital donor wall, and invitations to exclusive engagement opportunities such as our annual Sustainers Reception.


Free Spirit Media thanks our FY17 supporters:

$100,000+

Anonymous Foundation

McCormick Foundation

North Lawndale College Prep High School

Susan Crown Exchange

 

$50,000-99,999

After School Matters

Chicago Community Trust

Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning

John & Judy McCarter

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Polk Bros Foundation

Steans Family Foundation

Voqal

 

$25,000-49,999

Allstate Insurance Company

Alphawood Foundation

Chicago Department Of Family & Support Services

Chicago Department Of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Anonymous Foundation

Gary Comer Youth Center

Mellody Hobson & George Lucas

Illinois Humanities

Julian Grace Foundation

Jeffrey Neal & Susan Cellmer

Anonymous Foundation

The Field Foundation Of Illinois

The Grainger Foundation

 

$10,000-24,999

Bank Of America

Charles H. & Beverly E. Shaw Foundation

CineCares Foundation

Communities United

J. R. Davis

Foundation For Homan Square

Fay Hartog-Levin

Meg & Bill Hayes

Ingenuity

Leadership Greater Chicago

MHA Labs

National Endowment For The Arts

Marianne Reinisch

Woods Fund of Chicago

 

$5,000-9,999

ABC 7 Chicago

Frank Bauer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Of Illinois

Chicago Survivors

Council Of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

Cyrus & Mitzi Freidheim

Google

Carlton Guthrie

Hootenanny

Illinois YMCA Youth & Government

IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation

Knight Family Foundation

Andrew Lerner & Maryam Banikarim

Anonymous Company

Public Health Institute Of Metropolitan Chicago

Marlene Richman

School Of The Art Institute

Smart Family Foundation

Jennifer Steans & Jim Kastenholz

Harrison & Lois Steans

The Private Bank

The Seabury Foundation

The Mardi Gras Fund

William Blair & Company

 

$2,500-4,999

AICP/Midwest

Stacey & Sheri Bolton

Richard & Andrea Burridge

Comma

Community Memorial Foundation

D3D Cinema

Matthew Downs

Tom Duff

Energy BBDO

Gary & Virginia Gerst

Giant Screen Films

Ned Jannotta

Jell Creative, Inc.

Sarah Harper Nobles

Power Rogers & Smith

Power Family Foundation

Quicksilver Associates

David Reinisch, Inc.

Robin Steans & Leonard Gail

The Donnelley Foundation

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

 

$1,000-2,499

Cameron Avery & Lynn Donaldson

Don Avila

Pete & Judy Bensinger

Andrew & Shaun Block

Norman Bobins

Charles Bobrinskoy

Jim & Pam Brown

Jerome & Marie Caruso

Chicago Foundation For Education

Chicago Cultutral Mile Association

Chicago Wilderness

Steven Cohen

Lewis Collens

James Compton

Robert & Winnie Crawford

Susan Crown & William Kunkler

Cutters

Daily Planet

DDB Chicago

James & Catherine Denny Foundation

Jon Desir

Janet Diederichs

Marsha & Phil Dowd

Ebert Foundation

Edwardson Family Foundation

Essanay Studio and Lighting Company, Inc.

 

$1,000-2,499 (CONT.)

Harve Ferrill

Sally Fletcher

Paul & Ellen Gignilliat

Karen Gray-Krehbiel

Martha Gutierrez

Qadree & Troy Holmes

Darrick Hooker

Illinois Production Alliance

Gerald & Sharon Komlofske

Kurtis Productions

Lawrence Levy

John & Martha Mabie

James & Kay Mabie

Erica Mann Ramis

Jeff McCarter & Catherine Sollman

Michael Moscow

Lester & Judy Munson

Michael & Nicki Nabasny

Kenneth Nebenzahl

Noisefloor

Nolo Digital Film Inc.

Nauman Noor

One Digital

William & Cathleen Osborn

Purcell Palmer

Nick & Linda Penniman

Judith Pepple Greffin

John Podjasek,

Peter & Alicia Pond

Anne Pramaggiore

Debbie & Jeff Ross

Nadine Scully

Gordon & Carole Segal

Meera Sinha & Nathan Rennicke

Prabha & Anita Sinha

on Siskel

Siskel/Jacobs Productions

Scott Smith

Dan Soles

Someoddpilot Inc.

Kurt & Helen Summers

Rachel Switzky

Liz Tate & Tim Knuth

The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation

The News Literacy Project

The Old Mountain Company Inc.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Wayne Whalen & Paula Wolff

Whitehouse Post Productions

Robert Wislow

Paul & Mary Yovovich

$500-999

John & Linda Anderson

Peter & Lucy Ascoli

Geoffrey Baer & Amelia Kohm

Stephen & Susan Baird

Christopher & Kristen Barker

Warren Batts

Tom & Kathy Bindley

Boston Consulting Group

Reid Brody

Dianne & Tom Campbell

Chicago Recording Company

David & Connie Coolidge

Critchell-Miller& Petrus

Jennifer Davidson

Skyler Dees

Filmworkers Club

Willard Fraumann

Keith & Rodney Goldstein

Joe Grossmann & Melissa Taylor

Walter Humann

Robert & Sharon Jordan

Judd & Leah Kohn

Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation

Gabrielle Lyon

Media Process Educational Films

Withrow Meeker

Richard & Barbara Metzler

Jack & Louise Mills

Newton & Josephine Minow

John Mjoseth

MK Films

Motion Picture Studio Mechanics-Local 476

Clare Muñana

Lawrence & Inez Okrent

Paul and Mary Finnegan

PBS NewsHour

Prue & Frank Beidler

Quriosity Productions

Jenn Rockey

Kati Rooney & James Hennessey

Roosevelt University

Paul & Bettylu Saltzman

Olivia Scully

Christina Shaver

Michelle Stohlmeyer Russell

Studio 41

Amy Tara Koch & Peter Gottlieb

The Keller Family Foundation

Tom Dick and Harry Creative Co.

Annette Turow

Deborah Lynn Wahl

Pam & Douglas Walter

Walter and Shirley Massey

Mark Welch

Brian & Sheila Whalen

William & Barbara White

Mark Zeboski

 

$250-499

Nina Abnee

Mary Anderson

Jean & John Berghoff

Allegra Biery

Judy Block

Faris & Chris Chesley

Byram & Sue Dickes

Don Bacigalupi

Julia Faust

Bridget Gainer

Bill & Linda Gantz

Pete & Jean Henderson

Todd Hieggelke

Rachel Hoge

Edward & Jeannine James

JustGive

Paul Krauss

Lila Leff

Jonathan Lehman & Zachary Hullsing

Elizabeth & Tom Levinson

John Lewis

Maguy Maccario-Doyle

Elizabeth Marcus & Ira Belcove

Jeremy McCarter

Media Process Group

Mix Kitchen

Odd Machine

Diane Pascal

Joshua Prangley

George & Vicky Ranney

Heidi Rudolph

SAG-AFTRA

Mike Schield

Gene & Barbara Schmitt

Margarita Shabazz

Scott Siegel

William Siskel

Craig Snider

Stan & Ann Goldblatt

Neele & Bonnie Stearns

The Colonie

 

Melissa Thornley

Dorothea Tobin

Daniel Toft

Scott Turow

Montel V. Williams

Katie Wrobel

 

$100-249

Danny Alpert

Asia Ashley

BAM Studios

Chris Batte

Ashley Battle

Nilima Bhat

Jennifer Bluford

Carroll Bogert

Joyce Bottum

Andy Brown

Judith Bryan

Willard Bunn III

Larry Burse

 

John & Jane Chapman

Stephani Cook

Ty Cooper

Jonathan Copulsky

Tosha Downey

Paul Durica

Earhole Studios

Jones Edward

David Eisenman

Calvin Fentress

Susan Frohling

Marshall Froker and Linda Lenz

Betty Giorgi

Ryan Griffin-Stegink

Cornelia Grumman & Jim Warren

Donald Haider

Kal Hassan

Christie Hefner

Michele Henry

Kari Hess

John Horan

Jayme Joyce

Marguerite Juliusson

Dennis & Connie Keller

Jeff Kliment

Randi & Alan Kohn

Jeannette Barcelos Kravitz

Charlie & Toni Krull

Suzanne Landis

Janis & Richard Lariviere

Silvia Lopez-Ramirez

J'mme Love

Margaret Macnamara

Carmen Marti

Amy McCarter

Nathalynne McGinnis

Amy McIntyre

Salvador Mendoza

Nadine Moore

Soumit Nandi

Raphael Nash

Network For Good

 

Rachel Niewoehner

Virginia & Thomas Noyes

Bill & Penny Obenshain

Diana Palomar

Phoenix Pact

Jaime Powers

Priehl Foundation

Gordon Quinn

Ben & Ginevra Ranney

Wendy Raymer

Reel Chicago

Tricia Rennicke

Sendhil Revuluri

Blanca Rios

Nancy Robinson

Darren Sanders

Dan & Julie Schmidt

Marily & Spike Schonthal

Carmita Semaan

Jeff & Liz Sharp

Pam & Tom Sheffield

 

$100-249

Alexander Shermansong

Chris & Suzie Shoup

Judy Siskel

Betsy Steinberg

Melissa Sterne

STORY

Kevin Sutton

Megan Sweas

Scott Takeda

Melissa Taylor

The Retirement Research Foundation

Sophia Twichell

Marsie Wallach

Joel Weisman

Westside Productions

Adam Wiebe

Lewis Williams

Maria Xerogianes & Tim White

$100>

Dorothy Andries

Natalee Arteaga

Peggy Austin

Esther Barron

Mallory Bell

Greg Boozell

Beth Casey

Chelsea Corbin

Jeff Daniel

Stephanie Daniels

Anne Dawson

Jeanine Donner

Christine Dudley

Lesley Etherly

Sylvia Ewing

Mike Falevits

Tom Finks

 

BJ Galvin

Patricia Garza

Bridget Gibbons

Laura & Matt Gomez-Mesquita

Elliot Heilman

Darryl Holliday

Andrew Huff

Philip Hummer

Deylon Jeffries

John & Ursula Rooney

Steven Jones

Adam Kriticos

Warrn & Marcia Kunstler

David Lane

Kim & Guillaume Le Mezo

Gina Leone

Melanie Lindsey

André Lodrée

 

Surita Mansukhani

Gracie McGarrigle

Spes Mekus

Ashley Mills

Mark Murray

Dan Neumann

Rich Newman

Peter Norman

Pallavi Pandey

Adriane Piehl

Rachel Pikelny

Barbara and Radoje Popovic

Christy Prahl

Rose Razal

Roderick Reed

Courtney Rennicke

Chris Rhudy

Chad Rispalje

Elena Robinson

Lauren Roth

Bria & Phalon Royal

Andrea Saenz

Eric Scholl

Eliot Schreiber

Bruce & Margaret Sents

Ed Siskel

Colleen Stockmann

Nicole Strickland

Sandra Suminski

Christopher Summers

Keri Tate

Eileen Taylor

Nikki Thomas

Leslie Thomas

Christy Uchida

Asheley Van Ness

Sharon Walker

Arlene White

Beth Winer

Cynthia Xerogianes