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Meet Our Donors

UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to recognize our generous contributors, whose support makes it possible for us to preserve and make accessible our nation's moving image cultural heritage.


We would like to thank:

Preservation Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Gaye and Charles Burnett '69, MFA '77
  • Farhang Foundation
  • The Film Foundation, Inc.
  • Susan Fuhs MBA '93 and David Fink
  • The Andrew J. Kuehn, Jr. Foundation
  • Patricia W. Mitchell Charitable Remainder Trust
  • The Packard Humanities Institute
  • Myra Teitelbaum Reinhard '58 (p)*


Producers Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Carol Bahoric MBA '88 and Myron Meisel
  • Ivy Tombak and Joey Berlin
  • David Chierichetti '70, MA '73**
  • Cohen Film Collection, LLC
  • Bronni Stein and John Connolly
  • GRAMMY Foundation
  • Dorothy Manzarek
  • Eleanor DDS '80 and Glenn Padnick (p)*
  • Margaret Black and John Ptak '67
  • Robert Rosen
  • Ken Schultz


Directors Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Monica L. Bouldin
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association
  • Stephanie '81 and Harold Bronson '72
  • Cineric Inc.
  • Cinnafilm, Inc.
  • Barbara Roisman-Cooper '62 and Martin Cooper '63
  • Mindy Schirn and Jan-Christopher Horak
  • Luxe Summit Hotel
  • National Film Preservation Foundation
  • Netflix, Inc.


Studio Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Ahimsa Cinema, LLC
  • Paul Federbush
  • Shelly and Vincent Fremont
  • Richard Haden Gordon
  • Edmund C. Grainger Jr.
  • Hollywood Heritage, Inc.
  • Mackey Miller Laurel
  • Stephen Oliver Lesser '61
  • Robert Williams Lewine
  • Kerri Martinez
  • Tom Reed
  • Rohauer Collection Foundation
  • Vincent Fremont Enterprises Inc.

 

 

 

 

Silver Screen Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Argyros Foundation
  • Julianne and George Argyros Sr.
  • Bonnie Arnold and Robert Puglisi
  • Audio Mechanics
  • Elizabeth Bryson
  • Benedict Campbell
  • Sarah Cruikshank and Jon Davison
  • Robert Grant Dickson
  • Bob Duncan
  • Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul
  • John W. Gloske
  • Lynda and Alan Goldman '81 (p)*
  • Heidi and David Hodges
  • Glenn Ishioka
  • The Ishioka Living Trust
  • Linda Marie Lee '66
  • Jenni Olson
  • M. Duane Rutledge
  • Stephen Neal Sauer '74 (p)*
  • Jennifer Scherrel
  • Alexandra Seros '69 and Walter Ulloa
  • David Paul Wexler
  • Todd Wiener


Cinephile Circle

  • Anonymous
  • John Gregory Branca JD '75
  • Anne Bruner '98 and James Bremner
  • Andrew Dimeglio
  • D. J. Audio, Inc.
  • Gay '67 and Donald Durward '64
  • George Grant
  • Charles Horak
  • Lin Zhang and Michael Iracondo III '91
  • Maria B. Jacobson
  • Elaine Deidre Johnson '76
  • Diane and Jeffrey Jones (p)*
  • Mark Deangelis and Henry Jung '87
  • Willard Huyck Jr. and Gloria Katz ‘69**
  • Sharon F. Katz
  • Deborah '71 and Jeffrey Kaye
  • Sharon and Leslie Klinger
  • Glenn A. Knickrehm
  • Leslie MacDonald
  • Jeffery Jon Masino
  • Debbie Graber and Patrick McCarthy
  • William Wayne Mora Jr.
  • Jackie and Peter Oreckinto
  • Jennifer Owens-Ornellas and Jay Ornellas '74, MBA '76
  • James Pedas
  • Theodore Pedas
  • Victoria Riskin
  • Adam S. Rubinson
  • Gary Joseph Rutkowski
  • Schwab Charitable Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy Fund
  • Gwen Ewart and Robert Thomas
  • Marlene M. Trois
  • Matthew M. Wheeler
  • David C. Willms
  • Sharon '80 and Randall Wixen '81
  • Ziffren Brittenham LLP

  Friend Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Michael Abraham
  • Erik Abrahamson
  • Patricia Tobias and Joseph Adamson III '67, MA '70
  • Barbara Pariser Adler
  • Meredith and Robert Alcock (p)*
  • Anti-Defamation League Foundation J&T Roth/
    M&F Livingston Philanthropic Fund
  • Alan Aperlo
  • Karina Arzate-Arenivaz
  • Steve Bailey
  • Dail E. Barbour
  • Dan Barham
  • Grace Mary Barnes '76, MFA '92
  • Richard L. Beecher
  • Roxanne Benecke
  • Chiara Benedetti
  • John L. Benson
  • Judith '64 and Allan Bernstein '65, DDS '71
  • Frank L. Bidart
  • Beverly '68, MA '69, PHD '73 and Bernard Bienstock '68, MS '70
  • Patricia Biggi
  • Debby Jo Blank
  • Peter E. Blau
  • Laure Norma Brost Halliday PHD '11
  • Ben Louis Browdy '69, MS '70, PHD '78
  • Adam Bugbee
  • Melinda L. Burge
  • Edmond Burzycki
  • Frederick E. A. Bush
  • Thomas Canning
  • Mac Carlson
  • Shawn Mc Mullen-Chen '86, MED '88 and Charlie Chen '87
  • Tony Chen
  • Joy A. Chuck MA '74, MLS '83
  • Peter Cohn
  • William Charles Coker '70
  • Luis A. Cordero
  • Susie MacLean and John Crittenden '78, JD '81 (p)*
  • Neil Cutler
  • Susan and Rynol Dahlman Jr. '71
  • Steve Dean
  • Rani Lila Demuth MFA '05
  • Jeannie L. Dimter '74
  • Wheeler Winston Dixon
  • Edward Dodd
  • Allison M. Dragotto
  • Brigit and Jim Drake
  • George Drucker
  • John Duff III
  • Laryssa Duncan
  • Scarlett Edwards
  • Connie Bandy Elliot
  • Peyton Ennis
  • George Eubanks
  • Stephen Edward Farber MA '69
  • Shana Kay Feibel MA '94, MFA '04
  • Randy Ferguson
  • Mark Forer
  • Janine Roseanne Fowler '83
  • Pierre Francois
  • Steve D. Gabel
  • Miguel Garcia Gonzalez
  • General Electric Company
  • James D. Gentile
  • Lisa Beckers and Michael Gershbein
  • Mari Gilbert
  • Deepak Giri
  • Pooja Giri
  • Magdalena and Barry Goch '90 (p)*
  • Jacquelyn Pearl Goldman
  • Mark Joel Gordon '83
  • Greater Albany Public Schools
  • Tracy Grunig
  • Jere N. Guldin
  • Gary J. Hancock
  • Jackie Haskins '68
  • Kazumi Hatakeyama
  • Robert Heckes
  • John Heinsen
  • Marcia and Jack Heller (p)*
  • Pamela and Bruce Henstell MLS '89, PHD '01
  • Christopher Hernandez
  • Craig Heslor
  • Elliott Hicks
  • Adrianne Briana Hodge '16
  • Nick Holdsworth
  • Marlana Hunt
  • IBM Corporation
  • Claudia D. Israel
  • Philip H. G. Ituarte '84, MA '06
  • Keiko and Larry Jacobson '79
  • Audrey Jamme
  • Sally and Michael Janover MFA '73
  • Jody Michelle Johnston (p)*
  • Bobette Jones '50
  • Yensey Murillo and Kenneth Jones
  • Mikhail Khitrik
  • Amy Krell '86
  • Peggy Otsubo MA '82 and Don Kuroyama '75
  • Alison Laird Craig
  • Melissa Lambert
  • Bruce Chilton Lane '62, MA '70
  • Lois Langer '53 (p)*
  • Robert Lanier
  • Maria Crenna '87 and David Leiman '84
  • John Patrick Lennon '92
  • Judith '64 and William Levin '63, MS '66, MS '73 (p)*
  • Leland Fong Lew '78
  • Joe Libby
  • Gail Kamer and Warren Lieberfarb
  • Magali Lozano '14
  • Sylvia Lynch
  • Justin Wayne Macuga '03
  • Anthony J. Magliocco
  • Nikki Masher
  • William V. McTaggart
  • Marion Peters and Jonathan Mersel MS '77
  • Stephan Meyer
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Peter Mikkelsen
  • Ida M. Miller
  • Gabrielle and Jeffery Miller
  • William Morgan
  • Darryl Mori
  • Dennis Paul Moriarty
  • Daphne Gronich and Paul Nagle '82
  • Debbie and Randall Nakashima '76
  • John Nemec
  • Thomas Nemeth MA '06
  • Keith Nesson
  • Marsha L. Niles
  • Oriana Fiona Nudo
  • Gene O'Brien
  • Eva Baker '63, MA '65, EDD '67 and Harold O'Neil Jr. (p)*
  • Paul Francis Penna
  • Sally Phillips
  • Sylvie Poitevin
  • John Polito
  • Julie and Richard Prince '74, MBA '77
  • Alex Prisadsky
  • Federica Pudva
  • Jennifer Rader-Quigley and Mark Quigley MFA '00 (p)*
  • Judy '81 and Louis Race '68
  • Vicki Johnson and Mike Raugh '62
  • Abraham Ravett
  • Norma '68 and Neil Reichline '68, MFA '70
  • James Reid
  • Jennifer Rhee MA '14
  • Michael Patrick Richards
  • Howard A. Rodman
  • Jo Ann Roth
  • Noel Rowsome
  • Charles Franklin Ruebsamen '72
  • Tyler Ruggeri
  • Jane Ruhm '72
  • Janette Ruiz
  • Beverly and Stephen Sbarge
  • Roselyn K. Scott
  • Lisa and Larry Selkow
  • Susan and Peter Sherayko
  • Gary Shulberg
  • Dan Silver
  • Jack Silverstein
  • Randy Skretvedt
  • Megan Skyy
  • Shawnee Isaac Smith '78, MFA '06
  • Susan L. Solat (p)*
  • Maris Somerville
  • Gene Sorkin
  • David Sorrenson
  • Daniel Jakub Stach
  • Helena Stach
  • Kristen Nicole Stankowski
  • Taylor Elizabeth Stayton
  • William Bond Steele
  • Paul Jeffrey Steier '72
  • Carrie Gorringe and Scott Thurlow
  • Gregory Topping
  • Steve Turnbull
  • Izabella Jeanne Velez
  • Gloria Campbell and John Verwys
  • James Robert Watkins III '99
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • James R. Wendt
  • Betty J. Werner
  • Susan Wester '82, MA '85
  • Jan Westman
  • Kathryn E. White
  • Helen Wicks
  • Richard Willett
  • Diane and George Wolfberg '61 (p)*
  • Robert S. Wollin '58 P
  • Diana L. Woody

 

List reflects gifts made between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

(p)*parent(s)

**deceased


Family and Friends of Ron Isroelit

"Our dad was an avid old movie buff, and he especially loved Laurel & Hardy films. I remember many times (pre-video/DVD/Internet) when he would setup his 16mm projector and screen Laurel & Hardy titles like Brats (1930) and Hog Wild (1930) in the basement of our house or outside on a warm summer night so that the kids in the neighborhood could also see them. We'd watch them once, then rewind and watch them again and again. It was the memory of this enjoyment and his passion for classic films that motivated us to look for a unique way to honor his memory after he passed away. This led us to the discovery of UCLA Film & Television Archive's restoration program and the idea of restoring a film in his honor.

At the first meeting with the UCLA archivists, we were amazed at the list of films that needed to be restored: features, shorts, serials, westerns, comedies, silent and sound eras. Wow! What an opportunity, but how do you decide? Then we saw a few Laurel & Hardy titles on the list, and we knew immediately that restoring one of those would be a perfect way to honor his memory—and that his love for Laurel & Hardy films that he'd passed down not only to his kids, but also to his grandkids would live on. We settled on a classic Laurel & Hardy title called Helpmates (1932). It was a great way to give back to a specific cause that had meant so much to him during his life. And what better way to insure that future generations could benefit from the timeless Laurel & Hardy humor than to restore a classic title within the UCLA Film & Television Archive library."

Ken and Carol Schultz

"Our first exposure to classic films of the 1930s through the 1950s was during the 1970s in our hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where a guy named Rege Cordic hosted "Sunday Afternoon at the Movies." There were probably dozens of these Sunday afternoon matinee shows on air throughout the country at that time, but those shows were not hosted by Rege Cordic.

Rege had grown up in Pittsburgh and worked in radio during the '40s and '50s and moved to Los Angeles in the '60s to begin an acting career in television, but he returned to Pittsburgh regularly to host his show. Rege did a wonderful job of analyzing plots and characters, and describing the skills exhibited by actors and directors in creating fascinating depictions of human aspirations, fears and dreams—along with aspects of the films that nobody else ever talked about. Our love of classic films and belief that it is critical to preserve them is as much a result of our childhood memories of watching these films and learning about the complexities of life from them as it is the quality of the stories, phenomenal acting and talented people who brought them to life.

We are so pleased to be able to further our understanding of, and experience with, classic film and moving image through our involvement with UCLA Film & Television Archive. It has been quite meaningful to us that our philanthropic support of the Archive means not only our favorite films, but also other portions of the Archive collection can be preserved and accessed for future generations to study and enjoy.

Thank you Rege, and thank you to those at UCLA who dedicate their lives to this mission."