I directed a task force of 10 chapter leaders investigating how AIGA, the professional association for design, would use $1 million to help develop its their communities. Our team worked to create an application process that balanced ideas with execution and emphasized thinking big and taking chances. I art directed the branding of the program and resided on the committee to judge the applications. In the first year of the 4-year program we received 57 applications and the funds for awarded projects totaled $129,000. I will be overseeing the application process through 2017 as well. To date, we have awarded over $500,000 to chapter projects across the nation.
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