The Outfest Empathy Campaign Annual Fund supports the continued expansion of our nearly 40 years of programs, through the generosity of the entertainment community, our alumni, and the individuals you see below.  Together we join forces to reach the millions of Americans and global citizens that are in desperate need of re-connecting.

VISIONARY ($20,000 to $49,999)
Mike Rose & Ruben Rodriguez
Alan Koenigsberg & John Dotto

INNOVATOR ($10,000 to $19,999)

John & Michael August
Joseph Chianese
Ismail Elshareef & Mark Zecca
Marissa & Peter Griffith
Cinesky Pictures
Gerald Herman
Dave Regan & Edgar Cervantes

ACTIVIST ($5,000 to $9,999)

Nicholas Hess
Jonathan Howard & Lee Warren Jones
Valerie Milano
World of Wonder

TRAILBLAZER ($1,000 to $4,999)
Olympia Ammon
Bil Bertini & Anthony Vayos
Dan Brescoll
Brian Cordova-Brookey
Alan Brocka
Denis Cagna & Carlos Medina
Gary Chilcott
John Carroll
Jeffrey Epstein
Terry Franklin
Cher & Sean Keck
David Koepp
Neil Landau & Trent Farr
Weston Milliken
Steven Modglin
Charles Mustachia & David Courier
Ryan Sarkissian
Tamara Woolfork
Peter Wentzel
Michael & Scott Wojtowicz


Beginning in 2017, Outfest undertook the development of a bold new Strategic Plan in response to the global expansion of production and content platforms; the increasing calls for inclusion from within the Entertainment Industry; and our Nation’s growing disparity across the socio-economic-political landscape. In 2020, we began to implement that plan.

Please consider joining our Legacy Circle of supporters for this ground-breaking and innovative initiative to build Empathy across our Nation. Outfest set a first-round fundraising goal of $500,000 by the end of 2021. Funding will help us build the critical groundwork, acquire the resources and begin blueprinting our new programs.