Blavin Scholars

Paul and Amy Blavin are committed to making a difference in the lives of Blavin Scholars, the University of Michigan campus, and the larger community.

Blavin Scholars: Paul and Amy Blavin have established Blavin Scholars Programs at the University of Michigan and Northern Arizona University. To learn more about Paul and Amy’s commitment to supporting students who have experienced foster care as they pursue higher education and success upon graduation go to

Graceful Light Entertainment: Paul Blavin established Graceful Light Entertainment in order to utilize multimedia to enhance the impact of his philanthropic efforts. Graceful Light Entertainment is committed to harnessing the power of exceptional art (including video, music and film) to inspire hope, create awareness of critical human issues and, ultimately, compel positive social action.

Freehab: Paul Blavin is a Founder of the Teen Project’s Freehab Program. Freehab is a free, residential, 12-step drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. In the later parts of their rehabilitation, residents participate in high-quality vocational training to support the obtainment of employment and establishment of successful careers. 

Paul is also on the Board of Directors of Helping Young People Excel (HYPE LA), the South Central Scholars Program, and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.