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BRIGHTENING LIVES FOUNDATION


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A Non-Profit Foundation with a Hope to Brighten Lives Around the World

 

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BRIGHTENING LIVES FOUNDATION


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A Non-Profit Foundation with a Hope to Brighten Lives Around the World

 

At Brightening Lives Foundation, we are dedicated to helping people around the world so as to reduce poverty and injustice; to advance human achievement; to promote global health, education, peace and to promote the sustainability of the environment on which life depends.

We are determined to do what we can to brighten the lives of people around the world.  We believe that all people deserve the chance to have healthy and productive lives.

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Our Mission


We focus on three major charitable areas. 

These areas are: improving the environment, making it easier for the poor or handicapped to attain basic necessities, and to provide healthcare and education to people who cannot afford it. 

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Our Mission


We focus on three major charitable areas. 

These areas are: improving the environment, making it easier for the poor or handicapped to attain basic necessities, and to provide healthcare and education to people who cannot afford it. 

Basic Necessities

  The availability of food and water is something that people in rich nations take for advantage.  In poorer countries food and water is often too expensive to buy and the nearest river is often polluted and is hours away. We support charities that will help to provide water and food for impoverished peoples.

 

The availability of food and water is something that people in rich nations take for advantage.  In poorer countries food and water is often too expensive to buy and the nearest river is often polluted and is hours away. We support charities that will help to provide water and food for impoverished peoples.

Health & Education

 

We aim to fund charities that help to provide healthcare or other forms of care and education to people around the world who lack the ability to afford such care. We have the philosophy that every human life has equal worth.  The life of an impoverished child in a developing country is as precious as the life of a middle-class child in a developed one. A family struggling to make ends meet in an American inner city matters as much as a family thriving in a safe, suburban neighborhood.

Environment

  Ever since the industrial revolution, people have been concerned about the detrimental effects that industrialization has on the environment. We have made it our duty to help organizations that are trying to reduce the terrible effects that industrialization has had on the environment while attempting to still maintain efficiency and high production.

 

Ever since the industrial revolution, people have been concerned about the detrimental effects that industrialization has on the environment. We have made it our duty to help organizations that are trying to reduce the terrible effects that industrialization has had on the environment while attempting to still maintain efficiency and high production.

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Our Process


We were inspired by the book The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer.  This book taught us the moral benefits and the most effective way of donating to a charity.
 

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Our Process


We were inspired by the book The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer.  This book taught us the moral benefits and the most effective way of donating to a charity.
 


Choosing charities can be a difficult process.  We were inspired by the book The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer, which taught us the moral benefits and the most effective way of donating to a charity.



Our foundation has chosen to donate to the charities that we feel both meet our vision and mission and also use donation to the greatest potential.
 


 

Our Charities

  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  • Eurasia Foundation
  • James Beard Foundation
  • Taste of the Nation
  • Room to Read
  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Blue Oak School
  • Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • LA Philharmonic
  • KQED
  • Join Together Society
  • Summerbridge Boy
  • Scouts of America
  • Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
  • Broadway Dream Foundation
  • Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation
  • Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Southern Poverty Law Foundation
  • SCTNow
  • Bread for the World
  • Junior League of San Francisco
  • Greenberg Firefighters
  • Blackhawk Women’s Charity Scholarship Fund

 

  • Helen Keller Foundation
  • Wheelchair Foundation
  • Kearney Street Workshop
  • JTS Society
  • LPGA Scholarship Fund
  • Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center
  • SFJungto Society
  • Fountain House
  • Aldea Children’s & Family Services
  • Community Health Clinic Ole Sister Ann Dental Clinic
  • Cope Family Center
  • Healthy Moms and Babies
  • Raenda House
  • St Helena Family Center
  • The Women’s Diagnostic Center
  • Angwin Community Teen Center
  • Big Brother Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Child Start Inc.
  • Community Resources for Children
  • Cyber Mill Technology Center
  • On the Move-VOICES
  • Summer Search-North Bay
  • St. Helena Hospital
  • The Osborn
  • Mount St. Michael Academy
 
 
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Who We Are


Brightening Lives Foundation was founded by Frank Ingriselli and
his daughter Elizabeth Ingriselli in 2006. 

Under the leadership of Elizabeth Ingriselli, Brightening Lives primarily focused on supporting the use of alternative forms of energy in its reception.  Elizabeth lobbied U.S. Senators to successfully pass the Enhanced Energy Efficiency Act of 2006, which intended to decrease dependence on foreign oil.  Today, Brightening Lives Foundation has significant cash assets that were jump-started by donations from Frank Ingriselli.
 

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Who We Are


Brightening Lives Foundation was founded by Frank Ingriselli and
his daughter Elizabeth Ingriselli in 2006. 

Under the leadership of Elizabeth Ingriselli, Brightening Lives primarily focused on supporting the use of alternative forms of energy in its reception.  Elizabeth lobbied U.S. Senators to successfully pass the Enhanced Energy Efficiency Act of 2006, which intended to decrease dependence on foreign oil.  Today, Brightening Lives Foundation has significant cash assets that were jump-started by donations from Frank Ingriselli.
 

 
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Frank C. Ingriselli

Founder

Frank C. Ingriselli is the Founder and Chairman of California-based oil and gas company Pacific Energy Development. Mr. Ingriselli has more than 36 years experience in the international energy industry and is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with wide-ranging experience in diverse geographies, business climates and political environments.

Before founding Pacific Energy Development Corp. Mr. Ingriselli was the founder of Pacific Asia Petroleum (later known as Erin Energy).  Before he founded Pacific Asia Petroleum, Mr. Ingriselli had spent 23 years in executive positions with Texaco Inc., including President of Texaco International Operations and CEO of the Timan Pechora Company.

Mr. Ingriselli sits on the Advisory Board of the Eurasia Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit that funds programs that build democratic and free market institutions in the new independent states of the former Soviet Union.  For Mr. Ingriselli's bio, please visit www.frankingriselli.com.

 

 
 
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Elizabeth Ingriselli

Co-founder

Elizabeth Ingriselli is a law clerk in the corporate department at the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 2011 and received the Howard Crosby Warren Junior and Senior Prizes for highest GPA in the Psychology Department.  She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2016, where she was the Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal and an Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review and where she received the Edgar M. Cullen Prize for Best Paper by a First-Year Student.

 
 
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Sung Jin Suhr Ingriselli

President

Sung Jin Suhr Ingriselli is a seasoned executive in the international oil and gas industry. With over 32 years working at various management and leadership positions within Texaco and Chevron corporate headquarters, Mrs. Ingriselli has led many of Chevron’s global marketing application and architecture initiatives which serve over 20,000 users in 24 countries worldwide. Mrs. Ingriselli currently serves as Manager of IT Project Management Group at Chevron’s Headquarters in San Ramon, California.

Growing up in Korea and educated in the U.S. where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at Pace University in New York, Mrs. Ingriselli is familiar with the cross culture dynamics that shape the vibrant blend that is the unique culture of California. She has a long history of community involvement from the East to West Coast. She had served as the Board Vice President for the Stamford Young Artist Philharmonic Orchestra where she was responsible for corporate development and fundraising.

Previously she served as the PTA president for the Connecticut Korean School from 1997 to 1999 and as PTA president for the New York Korean School (one of the oldest and largest Korean schools in the USA) and a board member at the School from 1992 to 1996.

Mrs. Ingriselli also serves as the President at Global Venture Investments LLC, an energy consulting firm.

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Will You Help?


Your Contribution Makes a Difference.

By contributing to Brightening Lives Foundation, you will be helping to funnel your contribution directly to people that need it most

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Will You Help?


Your Contribution Makes a Difference.

By contributing to Brightening Lives Foundation, you will be helping to funnel your contribution directly to people that need it most

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Please consider making a contribution to Brightening Lives Foundation, Inc, by sending in a a donation to:

Brightening Lives Foundation, Inc.
9000, Crow Canyon Road, Suite 544, Danville, CA 94506

Or make an online donation below.

 
 
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Contact Us


Brightening Lives Foundation Inc.

9000 Crow Canyon Road, Suite 362, Danville, CA 94506
contact@brighteninglives.org
(925) 255-5071

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Contact Us


Brightening Lives Foundation Inc.

9000 Crow Canyon Road, Suite 362, Danville, CA 94506
contact@brighteninglives.org
(925) 255-5071

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