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Get Lit – Words Ignite is a non-profit organization that fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media. Get Lit was founded in 2006 by author and educator Diane Luby Lane whose goal was and is to cultivate enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities. Now in 150 schools and counting, our programs significantly impact youth from age nine to young adulthood primarily in under-resourced areas and include in-school and after-school programs, poetry and film summer camps, our annual Classic Slam competition, the Get Lit Players teen performance troupe, Literati Leadership Core and Get Lit Media youth-run production studio.

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torch

  • 2 Get Lit T-shirts
  • Small tile on a pillar in the Get Lit office
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  • A mention in the Annual Report

Bonfire

  • 2 Get Lit T-shirts
  • Large tile on a pillar in the Get Lit office
  • A mention in the Get Lit newsletter
  • A mention in the Annual Report

Wildfire

  • 2 Get Lit T-shirts
  • Large tile on a pillar in the Get Lit office
  • A mention in the Get Lit newsletter
  • A mention in the Annual Report

Heat

  • 2 Get Lit T-shirts
  • Large tile on a pillar in the Get Lit office
  • A mention in the Get Lit newsletter
  • A mention in the Annual Report

Energy

  • 2 Get Lit T-shirts
  • Large tile on a pillar in the Get Lit office
  • A mention in the Get Lit newsletter
  • A mention in the Annual Report

Lightning

  • 2 Get Lit T-shirts
  • Large tile on a pillar in the Get Lit office
  • A mention in the Get Lit newsletter
  • A mention in the Annual Report

Supernova

  • 2 Get Lit T-shirts
  • Large tile on a pillar in the Get Lit office
  • A mention in the Get Lit newsletter
  • A mention in the Annual Report
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Donations that help build community, empower youth, and inspire millions

2019-2020

LUMINARIES

Luminaries are the generous supporters of Get Lit and its mission and assist in igniting our efforts that change lives.
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Supernova
($100,000+)

Anonymous
Cal Mental Health Services Authority

Lightning
($50,000+)

Annenberg Foundation
California State Library
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The California Endowment

Energy
($25,000+)

California Arts Council
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
LA County Department of Arts & Culture
LA County Department of Mental Health
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Samantha Paige
The Mark Hughes Foundation

Heat
($10,000+)

California Humanities
Delta Wright
Elizabeth A. Lynn Foundation
Gesner-Johnson Foundation
LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas 2nd District
Susan Saltz
White-Trivas Family Foundation
Women Helping Youth (WHY)

Wildfire
($5,000+)

A & J Trust
Anonymous
Find Your Light Foundation
Gina Browne & Lee Feldman
Jewish Community Foundation
John Saunders
Leonora Horwin
Los Angeles Clippers Foundation
Marc & Eva Stern
Muskin Family Foundation
Ned Colletti
Steven Barker
The Canet Foundation
Theodore Chittenden
Wendy Posner
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

Bonfire
($1,000+)

A World Fit for Kids
Adrienne Rosenthal
Andrea & Michael Zomber
Angel/Farkas Family
Brian Lee
CalMHSA
Cari Uslan
City National Bank
David Aronow Foundation
Ellen and Peter Picataggio
Emily Zietlow
Eric & Carol Helm
Erika Abrams
Farmer's Daughter Hotel
Gary & Luisa Romoff
Gravillis Inc.
Harriet Aronow
Hilary Siebens
Jason Blackwell
Jeanna Marks
Jeffrey Soros
Jess S. Morgan and Co.
Jill Rosenthal
John Keim
Jon Hess
Jonathan Zeichner
Katherine A. Moore
Katherine Farkas
LA County Board of Supervisors
Lee Horwin
Leslie Poliak
Liberty Godshall
Lida Jennings
Lindsey Kozberg
Lisa Bloom
Lisa Richardson
Loree Goffigon
Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF)
Lynn Shih
Marianne Perls
Michael Goldstein
Minim Productions Inc.
Naveena Ponnusamy
Paul Jablon
Phil Angelides
Robert Zaugh
Roy Choi
Sabrina Stergiadis
Sam Anagnostou
Sang Kim
Santa Clarita Valley International School
Schwab Charitable
Seema Thakker
Seymour 1989 Trust U/A/D
Shanon & Shahira Marks
Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs
Suzanne Madison
Suzanne McManus
Suzanne Novik
Todd Nathanson
Tony Chu
Wedney vanden Heuvel

Torch
($500+)

AMA-LA
Aaron Harberts
Alex Sangster
Andy Spahn
Ann Marie Spinelli
Carlos Lopez Estrada
Carole Jablon Bernardi
Catherine Soros
Chris Speer
Cristina Pacheco
Dana Gluckstein
Deborah & Tom North
Dennis Kanin
Desiree Flores
Diane Cary and James Parriott
Diane Luby Lane
Dorothy Reik
Elisabeth Halsted
Gerald Kay
Google Adsense
H2-OM
Harris Smith
Heidi Frey Greenwald
Jean Chodos
Jessica Stroup
Jodie Evans
Joel Bellman
Jon M. Rubin Ttee IKDH Foundation
Jose (Platao) Rocha
Jose Martinez
Karin McGaughey
Karyn Lovegrove
Kay Gallin
Kelly Ziegler
Kimberlee Acquaro
Kimberly Stuckwisch
Kristy Edmunds
Leo Frumkin
Maria Ferrari
Melanie Abrams
Mica Nafshun-Bone
Michael Dieden & Dana Gluckstein
Mimi Kennedy
Nancy Therberge
Neil Garvey
Nicholas Bishop
Nina Drabkin
Nora Aronow
Olympia Miccio
Patricia Garza
Patrick Murray
PayPal Giving Fund
Peter Kim
Ralph & Rhonda Finfrock
Ralph Finfrock
Richard Fannan
Richard Foos
Richard Luby
Robert Greenwald
Roderick M. Spencer
Ron Livingston
Sangster Family
Sarah Pilsbury
Scott Harris
Shaun Thompson
Shelly Tremain
Steve Hein
Steve Tsirtsis
Susan Lewis
Tiffany Mosely
Tina Gittelson
Tony Kim
Vanessa Kogevinas
Vanguard Charitable
YourCause, LLC
Yulia Rafailova

Flame
($250+)

Alex & Tracy Trivas
Andia Bayandor
Angela Aaron
Barbara Luby
Barbara Williams
Benjamin Skerker
Benjamin Taverniti
Blake Drabkin
Brett Eagan
Brian Weitman
Bronwyn Watson
Cameron Davis
Canuto Borromeo
Charles Jensen
David Bolhuis
David Derus
DeAnna Gravillis
Disel, A Bookstore
Dynasty Typewriter
Elaine Vukadonavich
Elisa Hein
Eugene Allen
Gilbert Romoff
GiveSmart
Glet McKinney
Gretchen Berg
Heather Mathieson
Helen Park
Jas Maharu
Jean-Baptiste Kouame
Jennifer Levin
Jessica Oyelowo
Joanne Bancroft
KC Paper
Karen Madigan
Karen Valencia
Keith Rohman
Kenny Goodman
Kirsten Ellis
Laurie Benenson
Lisa Field
Lori Nafshun
Lynz Floren
Madyson Park
Maria Kuznetsova
Marina Berti
Merchey Foundation
Michelle Snyder
Mindy Fox
OneUnited Bank
Public Interest Investigations
Sara Mengesha
Scott Schilling
Steven Sloan
Suzanne Thompson
Suzy & Steve Gilison
Tara Prescott-Johnson
Tayler Bunge
Terry Curtin
Tess Jablon
Therese Curtin
Vanessa David

Spark
($100+)

Alex & Tracy Trivas
Alisa Tager
Amazon Smile
Andrea Rothschild
Andrew Blau
Anie Hong
Aron Baumel
Becky Boise
Bill Mikulak
Bob Zaugh
Braden Pollock
Brenda Lozano
Brian Chesters
Caroline Garcia
Carolyn Martin
Carrie Hoffman
Chloe Kim
Crystal Meurant-Davis
Edison International
Elizabeth Suzuki
Elle Frih
Emiah Bennett
Esteban Alvarado
Felix Pfeifle
Frederick Toland
Gail Shingler
Gina Blumenfield
Good Street Inc.
Grace Tuan
Greg Liberman
Gregory Curtin
Gregory Liberman
Gurnell Washington
Howard Abramson
Isbeth Ramirez
Jaime Masuda
James Ellis
Jamie McCormick
Jamie Thompson
Jasbir Daley
Jeane Hamilton
Jerold Saslow
Jerri Chou
Jill Demko
Jonathan Rios
Judy Marks
Katie Fanikos
Katrina Frye
Kelly Austin
Kim Ohanneson
Kroger Points
Lara Goldstone
Laura Nieto
Louise Dobbs
Lucia Banuelos
Maria Alvarado
Marion Simms
Mary Kennedy
Masa Sushi Bon Appetit
Maya Kell-Abrams
Melora Donaghue
Michael Drabkin
Michael Green
Michael Henderson
Michael Kass
Mike Goldestein
Min Kim
Monica Chinlund
Network for Good
Nichole Valliere
Paola Gianturco
Paul Schulz
Peggy Dobreer
Rob & Nina Fresco
Sam Nouri
Sarah Bull
Scott Director
Seimie Kim
Shahira Tadross
Shelia Romana
Silvia Thomas
Stephani Saldivar
Susan Nichols
Susan Ollweiler
Susan Phiefer
Ted Bean
The Resident Collective
Thomas Harrison
Thomas North
Thomas/Vojdani Household
Toby Gilbert
Zack Keim
Zoe Williams