Brian Goldner wasn’t just a visionary for entertainment, play and storytelling; he also believed in using our business as a force for good. He was passionate about lifting others up through mentorship, empowering women in our industry, creating opportunities for underserved youth, and improving systems of care for vulnerable members of society.
To honor Brian’s life and legacy, we have established the Brian Goldner Center for Transforming Futures. The Center, funded by a $2.5M contribution, will support causes Brian was dedicated to by benefitting three nonprofit organizations:
Ghetto Film School, Year Up and Angel Flight Northeast.
Brian Goldner Storytelling Fellowship at the Ghetto Film School
Ghetto Film School provides underrepresented artists in LA, NY, and London the opportunity to enter the film industry through a 30-month visual storytelling course, called a Fellowship. Inspired by Brian’s passion for film and entertainment, funding will support underserved young artists, particularly female artists, to participate in this transformational program and pursue a career in entertainment.
Brian Goldner Student Support Fund with Year Up
Year Up provides young adults (ages 18-29) with job training and corporate internships to connect them with meaningful careers. Year Up works to close the Opportunity Divide for thousands of young adults across the United States. The Brian Goldner Student Support Fund will play a crucial role in aiding Year Up students who need emergency assistance with medical bills, rent, car repairs and other expenses, to ensure they can remain enrolled in the program. The Hasbro Foundation will make multiyear gifts to the Student Support Fund, the Year Up Endowment and the Brian Goldner Alumni Community Impact Award, an annual recognition for an outstanding Year Up graduate.
Brian Goldner Flights of Hope with Angel Flight
Angel Flight Northeast provides free air and ground transportation for children and adults to receive lifesaving medical treatment across the U.S. Providing flights in Brian’s honor will have a long-standing transformational impact on patients and families who benefit from these services.