Meet This Year’s Winners!

Ellen Wolf

Ellen is excited to help use the grant money to help Sanctuary Palm Springs, an LGBTQ+ housing program for 18- to 21-year-olds who are transitioning out of foster care. She’ll create a marketing plan and materials to attract the vendors, suppliers, volunteers, and donors needed to help open their second location.

Amanda Robertson

Amanda plans to put her design skills to use for the Hill Learning Center, dedicated to helping the 20% of students who have learning differences, and therefore may not excel in a traditionally taught classroom.

Chris Lyon

Chris will be utilizing his skills to help the Louisiana Film Prize and their Film Prize Jr. competition for high school students. Working with the nonprofit, he will create three virtual workshops to enable them to reach a far greater audience than their in-person ones.