POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Three-time Academy Award-nominated, twice Primetime Emmy Award-nominated and three-time Peabody Award-nominated producer Jason Blum ’91, founder and CEO of Blumhouse, the company behind films such as Whiplash, get out and BlacKkKlansman, will donate $10 million to Vassar College that he has requested to be used to supplement the College’s financial aid funds, the President Elizabeth Bradley announcement.
Blum’s gift, which served on by Vassar Board of Trustees since 2015, is the greatest gift ever given to the college by a male alumnus and is a primary gift for by Vassar next fundraising campaign, which will be launched this fall. “As we prepare to launch the largest campaign of by Vassar the story, by Jason Blum financial aid donation is catalytic and will positively impact countless lives of Vassar students for years to come,” said President Bradley.
Blum, who specialized in theater at Vassarsaid his gift reflected his gratitude for the role his Vassar education played in shaping his career. “The classes I took, the friends I made, and the other activities I participated in while at Vassar fueled my critical thinking skills and made me more curious about the world,” Blum said.
He said he directed his donation to the College’s financial aid funds because of his firm belief in the importance of access to the best liberal arts education for all applicants, regardless of their financial circumstances. . “I want to help make sure Vassar is able to continue its commitment to admit students who want to succeed, whether or not they can pay,” he said.
Blum announced the giveaway during an appearance on ABC Live with Ryan and Kelly last Friday.
Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse, a multimedia production company that pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking, producing high-quality micro-budget films. Thanks to Blumhouse, he has produced more than 150 films and television series with theatrical receipts amounting to more than $5 billionincluding lucrative and iconic genre franchises including Halloween, paranormal activity, Insidious, happy day of the dead, Claim and The purgeamong many other films.
Blumhouse’s TV division produces provocative programming – with streaming anthology series like Welcome at Blumhouse for Amazon and a film series for Epix – and has expanded beyond the genre with acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The thing about Pamfeaturing Renee Zellweger for NBC; The good lord birdwith the Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke for Showtime; The loudest voicefeaturing Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A desert of error (effects ); The Jinx for HBO; A secret lovefrom the executive producer ryan murphy, for Netflix; and the rented HBO series Sharp objects featuring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarksonamong others.
He was recognized by TIME the magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and has appeared several times on Vanity Fair’s “New list of establishments”.
Vassar College is a coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.
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