The Adam Burke Student Fund was launched by founding Board member Renay Weissberger Fanelli and her husband Michael Fanelli to ensure that all local students have full access to the Alexander Valley Film Festival and our year-round educational opportunities.
The fund has been named in honor of Adam Burke, another founding Board member of AVFilm, who passed away in October 2018. He led the organization’s first student-focused workshops and served as the defining voice in the creation of AVFilm’s comprehensive educational services.
A devoted father and animator at Pixar Animation Studios, Adam was an engaging and inspiring presence for kids of all ages. We miss him terribly and will proudly carry on his commitment to young people.