The head of the Roger Ebert Sculpture Fundraising Campaign has announced new incentives for donors.
The goal of the project is to place a life size statue of Ebert sitting in theater seats outside of the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.
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CHAMPAIGN — The Ebert Foundation headed by Chaz Ebert has pledged to match up to $25,000 gifts made this month toward a life-sized bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert to be installed outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.