Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Pledge $10 Million in Financial Support For Black and Latin@ Students at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Earlier this week, the George Lucas Family Foundation announced that $10 million from its 2006 pledge $175 million would be going towards African American and Latin@ students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
“Hispanic and African American storytellers are underrepresented in the entertainment industry,” Lucas said. “It is Mellody’s and my privilege to provide this assistance to qualified students who want to contribute their unique experience and talent to telling their stories.”
The donation, which also established the George Lucas Family Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity, will mark the largest single donation in the school’s history.
“We are so grateful to George and Mellody for their continued support of the School of Cinematic Arts, and in particular for this amazing gift, and their recognition of the need to encourage the Hispanic and African American storytellers of tomorrow,” Elizabeth M. Daley, dean of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, said.