Total loan: $7,000


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Owings Mills, MD, United States / Services

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A loan helped us to have the operating capital to produce a Root Branch original TV show entitled $aving City Kids.

Vonnya's story

Vonnya Pettigrew is the CEO and Founder of Root Branch Productions & Film Academy, an award-winning media production firm and learning academy for youth. Ms. Pettigrew has 20 years of professional media experience as a filmmaker, writer, producer, director, and casting agent. She’s produced content for government agencies, corporations, universities and broadcast networks such as Discovery, TV One, Disney and Starz. Ms. Pettigrew earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Maryland College Park, and is a member of BABJ – Baltimore Association of Black Journalist, NAPW - National Association of Professional Women, a Distinguished Toastmaster and former White House Intern (1999 – President Bill Clinton). Ms. Pettigrew has sat on a number of boards and panels for organizations such as NFTE - Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, YLAN – Youth Leadership Advocacy Network, The Baltimore Tree Trust, and Goucher College’s Center for Teaching and Learning Technology. She’s been written about in a number of publications including the Baltimore Times, the AFRO Paper, and has been featured on WHUR’s “Let’s Talk Money” with Taylor Thomas, WEAA’s “Wealthy Radio” with Deborah Owens. Ms. Pettigrew is the author of the “Lil’ V” children’s book series, a contributing writer for “Project Eve” an online magazine and blog for women in business, and Creator/Host of “BWI – Black Women of Impact,” an online web-television series, blog and podcast. When Ms. Pettigrew is not producing top notched programming, she teaches filmmaking to youth ages (8-18) through the award-winning Root Branch Film Academy, a national media institute for kids.