You have many options for making a gift to IU Cinema. Whichever one you choose, your donation will help continue and expand the exceptional film experiences and learning opportunities for which IU Cinema is known.
How to give to IU Cinema, and funds you can support
Sponsor a seat
When you give $1,000 or more, we will honor your donation with a plaque on an IU Cinema seat.Learn how to sponsor a seat
Naming opportunities are available for IU Cinema film series and programs, as well as Cinema technology and equipment and the entire building. For more information, please contact our Director Dr. Alicia Kozma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program funds and endowments
We are grateful to have several programs funded through endowments from generous donors. These endowments generate program and commissioning funds to help us provide unique and transformative experiences.
For more information about endowing a program, please contact Dr. Alicia Kozma, at email@example.com.
You, too, can contribute to these funds
IU Cinema Fund
Gifts to this fund support our film screenings, programs, lectures, and other special events, as well as other IU Cinema needs.
Art and a Movie Film Series
Established by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. This fund supports an ongoing series of lectures and film screenings related to works of art in the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art.
Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series
Established by the Ove W Jorgensen Foundation and Jane M. and Jay O. Jorgensen. This fund enables IU Cinema to bring some of the world’s most talented filmmakers to campus. Each guest gives a public lecture or interview, introduces and discusses his or her work, and shares his or her wisdom with students.
Michael A. McRobbie President’s Choice Film SeriesEstablished by multiple donors. This fund supports an annual series of films chosen by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. The series honors President McRobbie for his leadership in establishing IU Cinema and his continuing engagement with the Cinema.
Jon Vickers IU Cinema Director’s Discretionary FundEstablished by John F. and Kathleen J. Fiederlein. This fund was established to honor IU Cinema’s Founding Director Jon Vickers and supports film screenings, events, staff support, technical support, and filmmaker visits at the discretion of the Director IU Cinema.
Additional endowed programs
CINEkids International Children’s Film Series
Established by Gregory A. Waller and Brenda R. Weber. This series introduces children of all ages to stories and cultures from around the world. After all, you are never too young to develop a taste for good films.
Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker Program Fund
Established by S. James Sherman and Roberta T. Sherman. This annual program pairs two filmmakers on stage to discuss their artistic visions, processes, and bodies of work, surrounded by screenings of their films.
Grafton Trout Fund for IU Cinema
Established by Laura C. Trout and Grafton D. Trout Jr. This fund honors Grafton Trout, a deceased IU alumnus, sociology professor, director of the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages, and champion of arts and humanities at IU—including IU Cinema. The fund supports programming that Grafton would have loved.
Jon Vickers Film Scoring Award
Established by P.A. Mack Jr. This award offers commissioning funds for students in the IU Jacobs School of Music to create musical scores for silent films. Each score is premiered at IU Cinema with a live performance during a screening of the film.
Jon Vickers PicsEstablish by Darlene J. Sadlier and James O. Naremore. This fund was established to honor IU Cinema’s Founding Director Jon Vickers and funds an annual program at IU Cinema curated by Vickers.
Funding to support capital improvements
These funds will ensure IU Cinema is a world-class venue and facility well into the future:
- John S. and Amy G. Applegate IU Cinema Fund
- Kaili and Ed Myerson Cinema Equipment Fund
Programs endowed through planned gifts
These thoughtful planned gifts will support and shape our programming for many years to come:
- Tina M. Jernigan IU Cinema Fund
- Dr. Gregg A. Richardson International Arthouse Series Fund
- Paula W. Sunderman International Film Fund
- Michael W. Trosset Archival Print & Restoration Exhibition Fund
Our semiannual program booklet names all donors whose lifetime giving to IU Cinema totals $1,000 or more. It also lists all donors who gave to IU Cinema in the previous year.