“Education is the single most important endeavor of the human race.”

– George Lucas

About Us

Founded by award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991, the George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to transforming pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade education so all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.

In particular, we believe three skills are fundamental in the 21st century:

1. Finding fact-based information

2. Assessing the quality and accuracy of information

3. Creatively and effectively using information to accomplish a goal

Our Vision

We believe that improving education is essential for the survival of the human race. We envision a new world of learning, one where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills. It’s a world where innovation thrives, schools offer rigorous project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and access to new technologies. It’s a world where students and parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers, and the communities they serve are all empowered with a shared vision to change education for the better.

Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Executive Director


Stephen Merrill

, General Manager and Chief Content Officer

Chelsea Beck

, Art Director

Sukee Bennett

, Audience Development Manager

Tom Berger

, Managing Editor, Contributors

Hannah Bogenreuther

, Brand Marketing Specialist

Amy Erin Borovoy

, Director of Video

Andrew Boryga

, Senior Editor

Nana Gilbertson

, Content Operations Lead

Sarah Gonser

, Managing Editor, Features

Doug Keely

, Motion Graphics Artist

Daniel Leonard

, Assistant Editor

Samer Rabadi

, Online Community Engagement Manager

Kenie Richards

, Chief Marketing Officer

Madison Shumway

, Social Media Specialist

Emily Taylor

, Senior Product Manager

Youki Terada

, Editor

Paige Tutt

, Associate Editor

Lucas Learning

Maaroof Fakhri

, General Manager

Joel Sadler

, Chief Technology Officer

Charlotte Luongo

, Learning Design Lead

Finance, IT & Administration

Lilly Fu

, Senior Director, Finance and Administration

Julie Brown

, Senior Accountant

Billy Hawes

, Desktop Support Specialist

Silvia Tisell

, Senior Accountant & Contracts Administrator

Ryan Gerson

, Executive Assistant

A History of Impact

Travel back in time to see where the George Lucas Educational Foundation started and why we’re excited about what the future holds.

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