A Facets Celebration: Screen Gems Benefit 2017


Wednesday, May 3, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m.


The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611

The Facets Award

Doris Conant

2017 Benefit Co-Chairs

Marjorie Craig Benton and Judy and Mickey Gaynor

2017 Benefit Committee (in formation)

Howard and Marcia Aduss, Doris and Larry Ashkin, Dolores and Ralph Barnett, Linda and Peter Bynoe, Jobi Cates, Liz Cicchelli and Bob Buono, Fay Clayton and Lowell Sachnoff, Pam Conant, Howard Conant, Jr., Sunny Fischer, Maya Friedler, Meredith George, Dedrea and Paul Gray, Lois and Marty Hauselman, Bette Cerf Hill, Rhona Hoffman, Paula Kahn, Iris Krieg, Victoria Lautman, Paul Lehman and Rona Stamm, H. Debra Levin, Amalia and William Mahoney, Susan Manilow, Linda and Bob Mendelson, Adele and Seymour Neems, Jerry Newton, Lynn Pearl, Marianne Philbin, Denis Pierce, Alan and Dorothy Press, Hedy Ratner, Vicki and David Riskin, Jane Nicholl Sahlins, Esther Saks, Bettylu and Paul Saltzman, Anita and Prabha Sinha, Matthew Steinmetz, Ellen Stone-Belic, Mary Stowell, Marianne and Goran Strokirk, K. Sujata, David Weinberg, Janet and Les Wilson

To Benefit

Proceeds support the year-round educational programs of Facets and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival.


Please contact Benefit Coordinator Mary Visconti at mary@facets.org or 773.281.9075 x 3052

Doris Conant

A relentless fighter for civil rights and social justice, Doris Conant's lifetime of dedication to a truly democratic America is an inspiration to all. She has battled racial inequality, championed women's rights, advocated for a free press, promoted education and the arts, embraced human rights, and fostered inclusivity in civic discourse. Doris Conant marched when it mattered. Never afraid to swim against the tide, she has worked tirelessly for a just society in which people of all genders, religions and socioeconomic status have equal opportunities to live freely, speak openly, learn equitably and achieve to their highest potential.


Film is powerful. It is Facets' mission to harness that power to change lives and thus to change the world. The dynamic set of educational programs offered as part of the Facets Academy use film as a catalyst to inspire and motivate the next generation of creative, engaged, and thoughtful citizens. For 33 years, we have produced the Chicago International Children's Film Festival—the most celebrated children's film festival in North America—connecting children in Chicago with over 8,500 exceptional films from all over the world. We have served over 562,000 children, nearly half on scholarship. Now through Facets Kids, our revolutionary video streaming site, we are sharing our cinematic expertise with children and families the world over.