IBG Inc. was an a registered US-American 501[c] corporation charity effort founded by several Gillian Anderson fans in 2008. In the beginning the three letters in the name stood for Inspired By Gillian, later the name was changed to Inspire - Believe - Give after the focus changed from supporting Gillian Anderson and X-Files fandom supported charities to other, non X-Files fandom endeavors.
IBG, Inc. became defunct sometime around March 2013. Former staff member Elizabeth De Razzo moved on to work for Legendary Women, Inc., an organization devoted to promoting the empowerment of women*, both in the media and in their everyday lives and endeavors.
IBG Inc is an official non-profit campaign focusing on utilizing the power of philanthropy through the arts to benefit a wide range of microfunded charities worldwide. We function as a fundraising facilitator for selected charities by holding special events and auctions, as well as generating merchandise sales and promoting online giving. IBG provides the venue, the advertising and arranges for talent involvement for organizations that would otherwise struggle with the logistics and costs associated with event fundraising. Donors can be confident that their funds are getting to the people who need them the most. All events will solely benefit charity. Please join us in this endeavor.https://web.archive.org/web/20110917180528/www.ibginc.org/ (archived version)
- Karen Mendez (Business Affairs | Graphic Design )
- Elizabeth De Razzo ( Talent Coordinator | Charity Liaison | Event Production )
- Caileigh Scott ( Webmaster | Editor )
- Patricia Steffy ( Event Production )
- Danielle Turchiano ( CEO | Publicity Coordinator )
- Susie Richards ( VP of Development )
- Meghan Wilson ( Social Media & Company Outreach)
IBG began as an idea on the back of a diner napkin in the wee hours of a night in the late summer of 2008 when five friends, inspired by the tireless charity work of actress Gillian Anderson [though not affiliated with her], got together to make a difference. Since that day, IBG, Inc. has established an official tax-exempt non-profit campaign and we have had the pleasure of hosting events to benefit a number of charities across the globe, including NF, Inc., UNICEF, SA-YES, UCLA-Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, Kids Defense Team, American Cancer Society, and many more.https://web.archive.org/web/20111023073825/http://www.ibginc.org:80/about (archived version)
Events and Efforts
IBG Charity Conversation Series
This series brought together fans and some of the most successful producers, directors, writers and actors working today. The one hour Los Angeles-based event consists of both moderated discussion and open floor questions. In an effort to promote discussion and create a unique atmosphere for our guests, a limited number of tickets will be made available for each event [advanced tickets will be made available through the "Friends of IBG" program]. Proceeds from each session will be donated to a charity chosen by the participating speaker.
November 2011: A Conversation with Allison Mack ft. Kelly Souders
On Saturday, 05 November 2011, IBG gathered in Westwood, CA for a very special, intimate conversation "round table" with actress Allison Mack and writer Kelly Souders. Fans in attendance received a special opportunity to gather around a large table and munch on a light lunch while Allison and Kelly engaged in an open, funny and honest dialogue with each other. Fans were also offered the opportunity to ask their own questions, in a setting that very much suggested a fun private lunch among friends. All proceeds from the event benefit ASTEP.
July 2011: A Conversation with Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny ft. Special Guest Chris Carter
On Saturday, 30 July 2011, IBG gathered in Beverly Hills for a special, extended version of our ongoing Conversation Series, featuring former The X-Files co-stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, along with special guest, creator of The X-Files Chris Carter, to raise money for SA-YES. Unlike other Conversation Series events, this time there was no moderator - instead, Gillian and David asked each other questions, and engaged in a real conversation that was both hilarious and poignant. They were later joined by Chris Carter, and the three chatted and answered questions from the audience. After the main portion, VIP ticket holders had the opportunity to partake in an autograph session with Gillian and Chris, and those who purchased separate photo tickets received one-on-one posed photos with Gillian Anderson!! There were also meet-and-greets prior to the event, and two lucky raffle winners also received the opportunity to head backstage for their own brief meeting with Gillian and David. Inspired by the creative opportunities to raise money for SA-YES, Gillian surprised those awaiting their one-on-one photos with her by ducking into the room and auctioning off the paper she'd printed her questions for David on, offering to sign it and personalize the message!! Over 32,000 USD has been raised from this event thus far, with upcoming auctions of signed memorabilia to come. The event was also released on DVD, all proceeds went also to SA-YES
May 2011 A Conversation with Mitch Pileggi
On Sunday, 22 May 2011, IBG gathered in Beverly Hills for the first Conversation Series of 2011, featuring prolific actor Mitch Pileggi, moderated by Give Me My Remote's Marisa Roffman. As is practice with this event series, only a small number of tickets were sold, and guests were treated to an entertaining hour of stories, reminiscences [two of Pileggi's high school buddies from Turkey were in attendance!!] and insight into the crazy business of show from an actor who has been working consistently for 30 years.
- December 2010 A Conversation with Life Unexpected
On Saturday, 11 December 2010, IBG, Inc. gathered in Beverly Hills, CA for A Conversation with Life Unexpected, featuring series creator Liz Tigelaar and stars Kristoffer Polaha and Shiri Appleby. As with all Conversation Series panels, the event served as an intimate gathering – just 50 tickets are available for per event – which allowed attendees a very unique experience to listen to tales from the set, discussions of the business and even ask burning questions!!
September 2010 A Conversation with Vince Gilligan
On Saturday, 18 September 2010, IBG, Inc. gathered in Beverly Hills, CA for A Conversation with Vince Gilligan, moderated by Michelle MacLaren. The event served as an intimate gathering – the Conversation Series allots just 50 tickets per event – which allowed attendees a very unique experience to listen as Gilligan and MacLaren discussed his work and their joint projects, and then the opportunity to ask questions during the open floor Q&A. Aside from being candid and funny, Gilligan and MacLaren were incredibly inspiring and motivating to the many film students and aspiring filmmakers in the crowd.
annual "all things" Global Fundraiser
2013: 05th Annual All Things Fundraiser
For the fifth year in a row, IBG is hosting our All Things Fundraiser. The proceeds from this year’s global event will benefit SA-YES. For more information on the event and how to be a part of it (from anywhere in the world), head over to the official event page!
July 2012 4th Annual “all things” Fundraiser
Throughout April – July 2012, IBG hosted our 4th Annual all things Fundraiser. Groups of fans gathered in cities, towns and remotely around the world, on a day in April – July of their choosing, and contributed a 10 USD entry fee per person. The event consisted of watching The X-Files‘ episode “all things,” as well as two Gillian Anderson films of the host or group’s choosing, to celebrate the charity work of the acclaimed actress. Many groups also hosted raffles, games and other fun ways to increase their total raised. As per Ms. Anderson, this year’s event will benefit ANSA.
As with years prior, the host of the group that raised the most money will receive a special prize from Gillian Anderson herself! Our winning group will be announced shortly.
April 2011: 3rd annual "all things" Global Fundraiser
Throughout the month of April, fans of Gillian Anderson celebrated her work on television and in films during this international, month-long fundraiser benefiting OTSK. Fans gathered in cities, towns, and remotely via the Internet for a viewing party and other fundraising activities, such as games and raffles. The Los Angeles effort, hosted by IBG, gathered at the Paley Center to view special footage and see episodes of The X-Files on the big screen!!
April 2010 2nd annual "all things" Global Fundraiser
Throughout the month of April [and into May], fans of Gillian Anderson celebrated her work on television and in films during this international, month-long fundraiser benefiting ANSA. Fans gathered in cities, towns, and remotely via the Internet for a viewing party and other fundraising activities, such as games and raffles. The Los Angeles effort, hosted by IBG, gathered at the Paley Center to view special footage and see episodes of The X-Files on the big screen!!
April 2009 1st Annual "all things" Global Fundraiser for Off The Street Kids
The Global Fanderson Marathon was hosted by groups worldwide throughout April 2009. Fans gathered in cities, towns, and remotely via the Internet for a viewing party and other fundraising activities, such as games and raffles. The Los Angeles effort, hosted by IBG, even got private access to the 20th Century Fox studio lot!!
A very big congratulations to Roxane and Agathe, our Parisian hosts whose dedication and innovation led them to the winner's circle. Their event was the most profitable of the dozen-plus marathons held across the globe. For their efforts, Roxane and Agathe will receive a special prize.
Live & Silent Auctions & Wine Tastings
2nd Annual TRC-IBG Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
On Saturday, 25 February 2012, IBG and The Relational Center will join forces for the second year in a row to host a lovely wine tasting and silent auction event in Beverly Hills, CA. Tickets are $25 each in advance or $35 each on the day of the event. Event address will be furnished upon purchase.
January 2011: 2nd Annual Wine & Beer Tasting w/ Silent Auction
On Saturday, 29 January 2011, IBG teamed up with The Relational Center to host a wine and beer tasting with silent auction at a lovely private home in Beverly Hills, CA. Guests were able to stroll through a media room to learn about the charities in a multimedia presentation, then take their wine glasses out to the poolside to taste fine wines and microbrewed beers, nosh on select cheeses, and enjoy the sunny Southern California afternoon. As the event came to a close, raffle prizes were drawn and silent auction winners announced.
October 2010 Live & Silent Auction
On Saturday, 30 October 2010, IBG, Inc. gathered in Hollywood, CA for a Live & Silent auction to benefit their continued work for micro-organizations across the globe. Items included set visits to ABC's Castle and the film Johnny English Reborn, meet-and-greets with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, signed items from the CW's cult hit Life Unexpected and Fox's hit animated series Family Guy. The auction contributed over 10,000 USD toward IBG's General Fund.
January 2010 IBG, Inc. Wine Tasting - Affordable Yet Fabulous
IBG gathered together on a beautiful Saturday at the Wilshire Art Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA for an afternoon of fabulous yet affordable wines from around the world. Guests indulged not only in vino, but in fine cheeses and breads, as well as the opportunity to win art and entertainment memorabilia through a silent auction and raffle. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported IBG!!
June 2012 My Letter to Fear
On Sunday, 24 June 2012, IBG gathered in Beverly Hills, CA for My Letter to Fear, a staged reading of a work written by IBG’s own Patricia Steffy. The event was a benefit for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center. Full event update (and photos!) to follow.
November 2009 Believe Again for Fezeka | Kids Defense Team | OTSK | Rape Treatment Center
On Saturday, 14 November 2009 IBG, Inc. hosted Believe Again: A Celebration of The X-Files with guests Gillian Anderson, Rob Bowman, Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz from The X-Files television series and film franchise at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA. The Q&A was moderated by Erin Fox. All monies raised went to Fezeka, Kids Defense Team, OTSK and the Rape Treatment Center.
September 2009 UNICEF Online Fundraiser
In September 2009, IBG, Inc. raised funds online to benefit UNICEF, the leading force in child protection and welfare worldwide. As per IBG custom, we did this in honour of David Duchovny, who has been of great assistance to IBG fundraising efforts in the past. Fans of Mr. Duchovny, along with their donations, were able to include a short paragraph of thanks to him.
"Age of Stupid" Worldwide Premiere
IBG was proud to officially partner up with Age of Stupid, as they embark upon a global effort to educate people on the tragic environmental impact humans are presently engaging in. We were given ownership of the Los Angeles area efforts for Age of Stupid and sold out the Monday, 21 September 2009 Century City, CA screening.
January 2009: American Cancer Society Online Fundraiser
Prolific director Kim Manners, beloved to fans of The X-Files and Supernatural for his skilled and innovative directing style, lost his battle with lung cancer on 25 January 2009. To honour the firecracker genius we lost all too soon, we invited the friends and fans of Mr. Manners to contribute collectively to his family's charity of choice, The American Cancer Society. The funds, 2600 USD, have been contributed to the organisation in the memory of Mr. Manners. We thank everyone for such an overwhelming and immediate response.
December 2008: NF, Inc. Double-Feature Screening of The X-Files w/Q&A
All proceeds benefit NF, Inc.
- official website (defunct)
- official IBG Blog (last updated 19 April 2012)
- IBG Inc on tumblr
- official channel on youtube