Founders circle

A critical
champion in
creating the long-
term legacy of
Sun Valley Film.

Members of the Founders Circle share their gifts in service to our mission by 

providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge 

of constituent perspectives; their connections to local, national, or international resources, 

colleagues, or peers; and their generous philanthropic support. They allow us to think big, 

because they believe, like we do, that the arts enhance the world around us.



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ali long

Ali Long is a mother, conservationist, community activist, impact investor, and highly engaged philanthropist. Social mindedness, environmental awareness, and a systems approach underpin each endeavor. 

bernie dupre

John (Bernie) Dupre, Jr.  currently lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. The family also owns homes in Hailey, Idaho and Captiva Island, Florida.


Tim is a serial entrepreneur, has been an independent private investor since 1994, and is also the managing partner of Blue Farm Wines.  His vision, energy and stewardship led to the recent founding of the Argyros Performing Arts center in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho, where he currently serves as Board Treasurer.

David perdue

David lives with his wife, Elizabeth, on a small farm in Somerset, Virginia.  He is the father of three children ages 20,22 and 24, three horses and three dogs.  The family also owns a house in Ketchum, Idaho.

jeff steen

Jeff graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law.

krista simor

Krista Simor is a philanthropist, traveler and lifelong learner. She opts to take the scenic route while navigating life’s journey. Krista calls Ketchum, Idaho home.

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