As a nonprofit community film exhibition and education center, BMFI relies on financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government grants to fuel our innovative programs and maintain our historic theater. These are some of the ways you can show your support of BMFI:
Membership is a significant source of revenue for BMFI and a great value for you. Join now.
As a higher-level BMFI member, you become a partner in furthering BMFI's mission. Review the benefits of sustaining membership and see if this form of support is right for you.
Online donations to BMFI are convenient and secure. To support a specific program or initiative, simply include your instructions in the "Notes" area and we will be happy to honor your wishes. If you prefer to mail your donation or would like to pledge a significant gift over time, please use our downloadable pledge form.
Planned Gifts are made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor's financial or estate planning, and pledge a lasting commitment to BMFI. There are numerous ways to make a planned or deferred gift, and each has associated tax benefits for the donor. Please visit our Planned Giving page to guide your discussion with your financial advisor about a Planned Gift that best fits your long-term goals.
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage philanthropy among their employees—and some will even match for spouses or retirees. If your employer will match your gift, multiplying the impact of your support, please mail the necessary paperwork, along with your donation to:
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
PO Box 1058
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
BMFI is happy to receive gifts of stock. Please ask your broker to electronically transfer
the stock from your account into BMFI's Raymond James account using the following information:
Contact: Eileen Gravinese
Account name: Bryn Mawr Theater Film Institute
DTC number: 0725
Account number: 5305G831
After requesting transfer, it is very important to contact Charles Grafman, Director of Development, 610.527.4008 x103, with the specifics of the securities being transferred (stock name, share quantity, as well as the date of instruction to your broker). This will enable BMFI to track the stock and properly acknowledge your gift.
Businesses eligible to participate in the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) can earn significant tax credits by giving to BMFI. Gifts made through the EITC program have enabled BMFI to provide See, Hear, Feel Film—the third-grade visual literacy program—to thousands of students free of charge. Complete eligibility requirements, application procedures, and deadlines for businesses can be found on the EITC web page.
Businesses, educational institutions, and arts and community organizations can take advantage of BMFI's high-profile onscreen announcements and print placement in Projections to promote their missions or events to the large and growing BMFI community. Complete details are found on the Become a Sponsor page.
Sponsor a theater seat in your name or in honor of a loved one, a special occasion, or your favorite film. Seat sponsorships are $2,000 per seat. Honorees' names will be engraved on a plaque permanently affixed to the theater seat of your choice. Make your seat sponsorship donation online or by downloading and mailing in a Take-A-Seat sponsorship form.
BMFI offers a number of limited-duration program naming opportunities as well as the more lasting option to name a specific piece of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute theater complex. Current naming opportunities include:
A Theater Seat
Membership Desk - named
$50,000 Projection Booth - 1 of 2 named
$50,000 Business Office
$75,000 Multimedia Room
$75,000 Summer Film Making Workshop
$100,000 Concession Lobby
$100,000 Lobby to Theaters 3 and 4
$150,000 Theater One
$150,000 Theater Two
$150,000 Film Studies Program
For more information on naming opportunities at BMFI, please contact Charles Grafman, Director of Development, 610.527.4008 x103.
Your unrestricted gift provides BMFI with the flexibility to direct funds where they're needed most. BMFI is also happy to honor your request to designate gifts to the Capital Fund for care of and improvements to the theater facilities, to the Endowment Fund to meet long-term capital and educational needs, or to a specific program (i.e., education). We welcome the chance to discuss your specific interests and recommend an area of support.
Please contact Charles Grafman, Director of Development, 610.527.4008 x103, with your questions and concerns.
• BMFI 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
• BMFI 2017 Audited Financial Statement [719K PDF]
• BMFI 2017 Report
• BMFI 2017 Form 990 [724K PDF]
• IRS Verification of 501(c)(3) Status [76K PDF]
• BMFI Board of Directors
• BMFI EIN Number: 04-3682610
Give the gift of Film! Gift cards are available for purchase at the BMFI Box Office or online.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Official registration and financial information for Bryn Mawr Film Institute may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.