Updated: Feb 5
Our philanthropy branch here at Ignite Tutoring—Ignite Impact—strives to consistently give back to our local California community.
Most recently we partnered with the Chris Brinker Film Foundation to support their efforts in providing at-need high school students with college scholarships to pursue filmmaking and other creative endeavors. The nonprofit foundation was founded in honor of Chris Brinker (picture above, far left), the late uncle of Ignite’s own Co-founder and CFO Graziella. Chris was a hard working and quick-rising Hollywood film director/producer who passed away far too young at the age of 42 due to health complications. Chris’ final project and directorial debut was released in 2014 entitled Bad Country. More can be learned about Chris at the following link: https://cbfilmfoundation.org/chris-brinker-2/
The foundation itself pursues the goal of providing as many scholarships as possible by selecting students who not only demonstrate a financial need, but who also show the promising talent and ambition for film and creative study that Chris Brinker exemplified. These efforts have resulted in providing 2-3 students with scholarships every year for the past seven years, having provided 16 students with funding since its inception. Most recently, Ava Bunn and Christopher Allen-Lem received this amazing scholarship.
Ignite worked to support this foundation by collecting direct donations from our generous friends, family and clients, as well as donating part of our revenue from “class package” purchases to the foundation. At the end of our fundraising efforts on January 31st, Ignite had raised $1000 to donate to the CBFF.
It is opportunities like these that we find so important here at Ignite, and we are honored to have been able to give back to the next generation and further their education.
This piece was written by our tutor and Ignite Impact director, Ryan J.
*Image courtesy of Getty Images by John Lamparski