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Drive Hope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was created by international recording artist Malina Moye and independent filmmaker Marc Fusco, for the purpose of opening the minds of youth who wouldn’t otherwise have access or resources to even consider a life or career outside of their own disadvantaged circumstances. Malina and Marc have both come from humble origins, yet have worked all around the world and understand that if no one shows a teenager what’s available to them, they may only desire the limited choices they see in front of them. Giving a young person the license to think big is a valuable thing. It means everything.


Non-profit status at IRS.com here

IRS Determination Letter to Drive Hope

EIN: 81-4154447

Board of Directors

Malina Moye, Co-Founder

“Growing up in an entertainment family. I understand first hand how important creativity, ethics, and morals are. My parents instilled in my brothers and I that we were special in our own way. Having the freedom to be creative encouraged a confidence in me to learn that I loved the arts. And I think its important for people to find what it is they like to do, that makes them happy. Cliche as it sounds, you must see it, believe it, achieve it!” — Malina Moye


As Malina continues to grow her brand as an international recording artist, she will continue using her star power to be an advocate for the human spirit.


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Marc Fusco, Co-Founder

Entertainment veteran Marc Fusco has written and directed several films in addition to assisting legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg. One of his true passions is supporting those who need a boost in their lives or a hand in whatever project they may be focusing on at the time.


“Encouraging others is one of the greatest obligations we all have, especially when it comes to our youth. We just have to!” — Marc Fusco


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Marcella Johnson

Director of Development. Marcella Johnson is a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army. With a Master’s degree in Counseling: Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Marcella has an impressive list of achievements but those don’t out weigh her passion for helping youth.


Grant Writer/Administrator. As a recording artist and multimedia producer, DiLee has performed across Europe, India, and throughout the United States. The message she tells by her performing and producing shines a light to uplift our youth and encourage cultural diversity. She has worked extensively in fundraising and building awareness for worthy organizations such as I Have A Dream Foundation, Circle Of Hope, and Safe Passage to name a few. Drive Hope is proud to have DiLee on the team!


Deidre Powell

Program Manager. A veteran in the music industry, Deidre Powell has produced such acclaimed events as Artist For Peace, Stevie Wonder’s House of Toys, and her highly anticipated annual talent showcase for undiscovered youth. Her work has been praised by Rolling Stone, Jet Magazine, and Essence to name a few. Deidre’s love for people has fueled her to continue elevating our youth worldwide.

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