Today, we celebrate Giving Tuesday, a national celebration of philanthropy.
As such, we’d like to spotlight one of our many GCFC supporters, Nick Kuhar, head of the Film Department at St. Edward High School, and let him tell you himself why he gives to GCFC:
“I’m Nick Kuhar; I co-founded and chair the Film Department at St. Edward High School.
Ivan Schwarz has graciously coached and mentored St. Ed’s since 2012: he’s come in for multiple Q&A sessions with our young filmmakers, and has invited our entire department to keynote events (including sessions with the Russo Brothers and Tom Hanks).
The St. Edward Film Department gives to the GCFC annually because Ivan and his team have consistently demonstrated that they’re in this to serve the greater Cleveland community. There’s a genuine reciprocity between our institutions.
One of our recent alumni, Connor Ling (now a second year filmmaker at USC) even managed to secure a summer internship with GCFC. That throughline–from the St. Ed’s Film program to a legitimate position at GCFC–demonstrated to Connor (and our extended student body alike) that, if you’re serious, passionate, and reliable, you can make this industry your home.”
We want to thank Nick and all of our generous GCFC supporters, members, sponsors and partners. As a true nonprofit, we receive no funds from the media productions we bring to Northeast Ohio, and rely entirely on support from our community.
Here are just a few ways you can support GCFC’s mission of bringing more jobs and economic impact to Cleveland this Giving Tuesday: