Help Robinson Film Center become debt-free

Goal: $415,000
Progress: $89,560 as of Jan. 15

For seven years, Robinson Film Center has strengthened our community by offering world-class, community-driven programming. We hope our mission has enriched you, your friends and our region’s quality of life.

What started as a dream – let’s build an art house, education center and entertainment destination in downtown Shreveport – has turned into a signature destination. RFC serves 60,000 people per year, and the number is growing. Isn’t that remarkable?

As exciting as this progress sounds, it has been earned through a daily struggle to keep the doors open. Our nonprofit is burdened by a $415,000 debt load that has lightened too slowly since its $560,000 max in 2010. We also operate on little to no cash reserve.

We have formed a committee of ambassadors, or longtime advocates for RFC, to aggressively attack debt and cash flow problems once and for all.

"The debt has crippled our capacity to create a stable and sustainable source of revenue," says Tina Kendrick, chair of the ambassadors group and past board president. "Debt-free, RFC has the opportunity to grow and expand on the mission to educate, enrich and entertain through the power of film."

We firmly believe that RFC deserves a vibrant place in our city’s future, but we have to act now. Our nonprofit can only survive if we pull together to strike a $5,900 monthly debt obligation for good. That money can be saved steadily to make RFC stronger.

We’re asking you to make a 100% tax deductible gift to help us reach this goal of balancing our books. If you help us pay off our debt today, we’ll give you a better, more stable film center tomorrow.

Can you imagine Shreveport-Bossier without the Robinson Film Center? We don’t want to halt this progress because we run out of money. Please help us eliminate our debt. Please act now to make us stronger. Please give generously by clicking "Please Donate Online Now." If you have questions, please contact us.


Most humbly,

RFC Ambassadors Group
Tina Kendrick, Chair
Lampton Enochs, Co-Chair
Bruce Allen
Laura Peterson Butler
Donna Curtis
Betty Henderson
O Delton Harrison, Jr.
Sanford Katz, M.D.
Sherry Kerr

Tem McElroy
Dee Peterson
Ro White, Board Liaison
Ben Woods