Join Us!
Join Us!

2024 Inspire Brighter Celebration
April 25, 2024
6:00 pm
Crane Bay Event Center

Join us for Brightlane Learning’s annual Inspire Brighter Celebration. This event raises over $250,000 to provide tutoring and academic services to children impacted by homelessness.

Becoming a sponsor creates visibility for your organization, supports Brightlane Learning, and aligns your organization with a non-profit positively shifting the trajectory of Indianapolis children and families impacted by homelessness.

Since 2001 we have worked to break the cycle of homelessness through education. Get your tickets today.

Download the sponsor benefits here.
Contact Amber Ewing Kostoff for more information.

Donate to our Silent Auction
Donate to our Silent Auction

Join the more than 200 different businesses that contribute items and experiences to Brightlane’s silent acution, which raises over $50,000 to support educational attainment and equity.

By donating to our silent auction, you position your organization before hundreds of in-person and virtual participants and show the community that you believe every child has the right to an education. Your support will help us in creating excitement for this annual event and encourage others to get involved.

Download the auction donation form here.
Contact Kimberly Witchger for more information.

Tocarra Mallard, Emcee
Tocarra Mallard, Emcee
Tocarra Mallard is a comedian, writer, actress, and children’s book enthusiast based in New York City. A former program and volunteer manager for non-profit organizations in the midwest–including Brightlane Learning–Tocarra took a leap of faith and got her first job in TV working as a writer on the Emmy-nominated show THE PROBLEM WITH JON STEWART, earning her three WGA award nominations. She was also a frequent guest on the show’s WEBBY award-winning companion podcast. Jon Stewart has described her as “brilliant” because it takes one to know one!
In addition to her work on the show, Tocarra has showcased her comedic talents on various podcasts and platforms. She was a featured performer at the 2022 Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, Indiana, captivating audiences and solidifying her status as a rising star in comedy. In 2017, Tocarra co-wrote and starred in an episode of the popular web series THE OPEN MIC, available on YouTube.

You can find Tocarra performing standup all over New York City or reviewing Children’s books on her hit TikToK. Tocarra is currently working on her first children’s book, her first TV pilot, and reminding her two children to wash their hands.