George Lucas Is a Philanthropist and Founder of Lucas Technologies
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Early Life and Education
The George Lucas Educational Foundation champions project-based learning, technology integration and community partnerships to boost student achievement. Furthermore, it promotes virtual reality use in the classroom and seeks to make education more relevant and improve its quality in today’s globalized environment.
George Lucas was raised in Modesto, California before enrolling at the University of Southern California film school to make several short films – among them, Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB which won first prize at the 1967-68 National Student Film Festival.
Lucas also established an innovative special effects company and sound studio at Skywalker Ranch. He became close with mythologist Joseph Campbell and co-founded the Film Foundation – joining Francis Coppola, Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese on its board of directors.
Lucas began her professional journey at a CPA firm, honing her skills in accounting oversight. Later, she transitioned to IT consulting company before accepting a role with PSCU.
She contributed to developing various in-house software solutions and processes that help the company meet its cybersecurity resilience goals, as well as coaching her team members on becoming more effective.
Lucas finds time in her busy schedule to spend time with family and friends, participate in charitable causes such as Tulsa Mothers of Multiples and Jenks Public Schools Foundation as well as serving on the Tulsa Ballet’s board of directors.
Achievement and Honors
George Lucas’ company includes three entities, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound for visual effects; licensing division THX; and video game studio LucasArts. In addition, George founded the George Lucas Educational Foundation with an eye towards providing technological-rich education systems, while also serving on the Board of Directors at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
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Lucas has long been active in community affairs in Southwest Florida, supporting arts programs and other educational institutions. Together with Mellody Lucas has funded the Gordon Parks Arts Hall at University of Southern California Laboratory Schools which opened its doors in 2015 with three auditoriums, four art studios, digital media/photography labs, rehearsal spaces/practice rooms/costume shops/scenery shops.
Lucas has dedicated much of his career to innovating new technology that would enable him to tell the stories he imagined, including digital editing, cinematography and projection techniques that have revolutionized filmmaking. These innovations include digital editing, cinematography and projection – revolutionized filmmaking itself! He founded THX, Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light & Magic companies as well as numerous others including Red Tails (2012) a biopic chronicling America’s first all-black air combat unit during World War II.
Lucas is an accomplished businessman with an array of investments. He has built his wealth through smart real estate and tech investments while dedicating much of his time and energy to charitable activities.
He has contributed to the production of numerous successful movies, including those within the Star Wars franchise, which have grossed billions of dollars at box office ticket sales, helping him increase his net worth significantly.
Lucas is also the founder of iCIMS, a technology company. A skilled software developer with extensive industry experience, his team has developed tools that assist companies with recruiting candidates. Furthermore, they’ve partnered with Florida Memorial University in creating opportunities for underrepresented students in tech to thrive in this competitive field.