The ICI Fund
In 2013, I started the Innovation & Creativity Institute Fund. Eager to inspire people of all ages, I established the fund to provide scholarships to those in the Highlands-Cashiers area who need financial assistance to discover and explore their creativity.
In the hopes of building a strong connection between art and imagination, my very first grant funded a 13-year old’s private sketching and photography lessons at our local art campus. From the get-go, her mother knew this would have a profound impact on her daughter’s life:
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for Susie deVille and reaching out to us about the Innovation & Creativity Institute Fund. Thanks to this program, my daughter was given an amazing opportunity to work with fabulous artists such as Byron and Cecily, in photography and drawing. These one-on-one resources have enabled her to further explore and grow in her own artistic talents. The knowledge, skills, and enjoyment gained by this experience, I truly believe will make a lasting impression. Priceless! Thank you again!”
– Katie Baker Passmore
I would not have been able to afford my classes without the Innovation & Creativity Institute Fund. The teachers at The Bascom were so nice to me, and they were very informative. Now I can fully work a camera and do character concepts!”
For me, it truly doesn’t get better than this! Everyone is creative and everyone deserves the chance to learn how to use it!
Sound like you?