Remembering David Swope

The Jacob Burns Film Center is proud and honored to name its largest theater after David Swope. A founding board member and former Chair, David was a devoted friend to the JBFC staff, board, students, emerging artists, and community.

David’s passion for our mission, infectious enthusiasm for our programs, inspiring leadership, and substantial financial support helped to propel the JBFC to the institution it is today. For many years to come, countless people will enter the David Swope Theater with a smile as they remember a man who touched their lives and had an enduring impact on the Jacob Burns Film Center.



We created this video to honor David at our 2016 gala, where he received the JBFC Leadership Award.


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