October 1, 2012 2:49 pm
A great celebration of Kartemquin's mission and body of work, our sold-out 2012 Gala on September 21st in Chicago united over 200 supporters of independent media for a night of film, community and social change. We're delighted to announce that we surpassed all of our goals, including a special $10,000 matching Challenge Grant that was announced on the night! Adding up ticket sales, pre-event donations, on-site Challenge Grant pledges and donations, and the match itself, we raised a total of $64,960! The money we raised at the Gala will help cover Kartemquin's operations through the end of the year, and will give us room to explore new funding and programming avenues that will allow Kartemquin to not only survive, but thrive over the next 46 years. You can view photos from the event on our Facebook page. Thank you again to all who attended and supported this event. Here's to next year!