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The Ripple Effect of Christian Education

Creating a Better World One Student at a Time

Our Commitment to YOU

The Generous Classroom Team is committed to providing an immersive, Biblically-based character development program that empowers students to live out generosity in their schools, homes, and communities. The Generous Students Program creates lifelong givers and equips kids with the tools they need to live with purpose and give joyfully.

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Generous Classroom’s Growing Stats


States are using Generous Students curriculum


Students using our curriculum


Increase in engagement within the classroom

Our company mission is to exceed expectations

  • Students whose families never spoke about generosity at home and now engage in such discussions at home.
  • Improvement of generous actions in the classroom at conclusion of program.
  • Results indicate an increase in generous acts occurring in the classroom after program. 
  • Results indicate increased occurrences of acts of generosity in the classroom after the program.

A Note From Our Founder

I started Generous Classroom in 2010 with the goal to inspire people to live generously. My grandpa modeled the generous life when I was young and it stuck with me! To know me is to know I have an entrepreneurial spirit and a life passion for giving. Since the beginning our team has been finding new ways to full fill our vision though world class short films, proven programs that teach students the generous life along with helping companies create a culture of generosity. Combining the power of story and timeless principles Generous Classroom has inspired over 125 million people around the globe! I invite you to join us.

Brad FormsmaFounder & CEO

Meet Our Dream Team!

On a Mission to Create a World Filled with Generous Givers

Brad Formsma

| Founder & CEO

Brad Formsma is the founder and CEO of I Like Giving: an organization that inspires the world to live generously. He is the visionary behind Generous Classroom and oversees it’s mission. He lives in Orange County with his wife, Laura, and they are proud parents of three children.

Christie Tallant

Project Manager & Administration

Christie Tallant joined I Like Giving in March and helps with project management as well as supporting the administrative team. She is an Army wife to Dean, former elementary school teacher of 6 years, and mom to three active little boys.

Chelsea Cummings

Lead Designer

Chelcea is a graphic designer based in Orange County, CA with a passion for creative expression and helping individuals or organizations tell their story and shine. She believes everybody is created to be creative — in the ideas we develop and the methods we communicate those ideas — and she loves to partner with the creativity of others to bring those ideas to life visually.

Kierstin Toth

Chief Integration Officer

Kierstin is the Chief Integration Officer at I Like Giving, helping lead all initiatives to make the world a more generous place. She has her Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication and has been with I Like Giving since 2014. She lives in West Michigan with her husband and they have three children.

Danan Brady

Director of Content

Dana is the Director of Content for Generous Classroom. She leads the initiatives in creating curriculum and content for the Generous Students Program. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She spent 13 years in the education field and came to Generous Classroom in 2022 with a mission to empower the next generation to be generous. She lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their 4 children.

Drew Formsma

Creative & Marketing Strategist

Drew Formsma joined the I Like Giving team in 2016 as a young speaker and author of the book “Everyday Generosity.” Drew brings a young perspective to the team and focuses on creative strategy at I Like Giving. He enjoys golf and spending time with his friends and family.

Megan Shahabi

Program Developer

Megan joined I Like Giving in 2020 as a program developer for the Generous Classroom Initiative. She has a Master's in Educational Administration and 12 years of experience in K-8 education, as a classroom teacher and vice principal. Megan is married to Ari and they live in Southern California with their 4-year old twins.

Laura Formsma

Program Developer

Stacey Ziegler

Program Developer

Stacey joined the Generous Classroom team in April. She has worked in elementary education for 23 years as a teacher and coach. She has a passion for working with children and teachers to create authentic and engaging learning experiences within the classrooms. She lives in West Michigan along with her husband and their 3 teenage children.

Teresa Roberson

Programer Developer

Teresa began her teaching career in 1969 in Ojai Unified School District. Teresa was in Public Schools as a teacher, then administrator until 1999 when she moved to Pacific Palisades to be the Head of School at Calvary Christian School. Teresa is passionate about excellent curriculum and instruction, thus her involvement on the I Like Giving Team. She and her husband, Don (a high school English teacher and tennis coach) raised three sons, two of whom are educators as well as her daughter in law. She loves being involved in the lives of her 5 grandchildren and their education.


Program Developer

Bio coming soon!

What Teachers Are Saying

It was a great experience and I truly believe this should be something all children (and adults) learn. It really challenged me on how much generosity I show daily. It was great to learn with my students. They loved the booklet and videos. It really got them thinking about how even though they are young they can still set an example to others.

Kim4th Grade Teacher, Michigan

I love Students Students and think it’s something that should be used in all classrooms! I think it would be a great tool to implement at the beginning of the school year to create a strong classroom community. I am excited to use it again!

Haley4/5 Grade Teacher, California