For over 10 years, The Kimmy Foundation has been proud to support students who we believe will be not only a success in their chosen career, but who show good character, strong compassion for others, and in many cases, creativity. These were characteristics of Kim Galbreath. This year, the final 3 students received grants from the Kimmy Foundation. We toasted their success and hope they realize their potential to make a big difference in our world.
In the 2011, the Kimmy Foundation has signed an agreement with Denver University to put our remaining funds into their foundation. From the yearly investment returns, we are now making a substantial annual award to a deserving graduating student who is taking a path toward long term community service.
This year, our first award was granted to Joseph Zhang, a student who graduated from DU Suma Cum Laude with a degree in International Business. Instead of choosing the corporate world, he has elected to join the Jubilee Project in California as a non-profit film producer. The Jubilee Project is a 501c3 that exists to tell stories that inspire change. It was founded in January 2010 by three students at NYU who were moved to help people in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in 2009. The Project makes short films, PSAs and documentaries in collaboration with non-profits to increase awareness and inspire action. Their vision is to produce entertaining content that will empower, enable, and inspire others to do good as well. We invite you to find out more about this amazing organization at http://jubileeproject.org/
- the videos they have posted on this site are inspiring.
While still at DU, Joseph co-founded a video production/media services company that helped more than 20 non-profit organizations, raised $25,000 to help build a library for students in Ethiopia, and produced an award winning documentary on LGBT youth homelessness. His focus and commitment have been toward youth development and global poverty. He plans to use his experience in film production to share and celebrate meaningful stories from the community.
The Kimmy Foundation legacy continues, and you have been a part of our experience as we supported these students for over 10 years. We have greatly appreciated your support and want you to share our pride for helping over 100 students fulfill their dreams. We are no longer accepting donations, we simply wanted to say thank you.
James H. Galbreath, President
Cheryl Wilks, Vice-President