IFP throws first annual fundraiser at Lagunitas

Event auction
prizes include
lunch with IFO
Director Peter Hawley,
CFO Director Kwame Amoaku,
and Cinespace Chicago
President Alex Pissios

IFP Chicago’s new associate board is proud to announce that their first annual fundraiser will be hosted by Lagunitas at the Lagunitas brewery facility near Cinespace Studios at 2607 W 17th St. on September 30, 2019.

“We’re especially proud of the ‘experiential’ silent auction prizes we’re offering,” says associate board chair Sam George. “You can bid on a private lunch with Illinois Film Office Director Peter Hawley, Chicago Film Office Director Kwame Amoaku, or Cinespace Chicago President Alex Pissios!”

Lunch with Alex Pissios even includes a walking tour of the second largest film studio in the US.

Other auction offerings include a wine tour and tasting from City Winery, rock climbing lessons from First Ascent, color correction services from Periscope Post & Audio, a membership to Music Box Theatre, a membership to the Chicago Humanities Festival, and gift baskets from Pleasure Chest and CBD Kratom.

The event will run from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and will include bites from various Chicago restaurants, live Chicago film-themed improv, and of course Lagunitas beer.

“We’re very pleased with the efforts of our associate board in putting together what we expect to be our most successful fundraiser to-date — and the first ever to feature live entertainment!” exclaims Development Committee Chair Chris Johnson.

Since the event is being held at a brewery, attendees must be 21 or over. For tickets and additional information, click here.

About IFP Chicago
IFP Chicago is a nonprofit organization that empowers Midwest filmmakers at all career stages to create bold, original content that reaches audiences and impacts culture by providing mentorship, community, and connection to industry and each other. For more information, visit www.ifpchicago.org.