together+ Anti-xenophobia Project wins $50,000 SAPPI grant

Author: Lonnie Atkinson

Congratulations to Robert Sedlack, Andrea Pellegrino and all the ND Design students who were a part of the South Africa together + anti-xenophobia project for winning a $50,000 SAPPI grant to help produce this awesome campaign.


Sappi Fine Paper North America announced 13 grant recipients for its 13th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry's highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi's Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations. This year's winning projects reflect the on-going commitment in the design community to utilize design in combination with innovative thinking to solve social problems. Grantees submitted outstanding proposals outlining their ideas, creative execution and their unique ability to instill positive social, cultural or environmental change.

The selected proposals were determined by an independent judging panel of leaders from the design profession. This year's judges, all widely recognized for their forward-thinking commitment to design for social good, included Rich Hollant, Principal/Design Director at co:lab inc., Hartford, CT; Sam Shelton, Principal/Designer, Kinetic, Washington, DC; Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, Designmatters Department, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; Mike Weikert, Partner, Weikert Design, Baltimore, MD; and Tracy West, Creative Director, 50,000feet, Chicago, IL.

"Sappi started the Ideas that Matter program because we wanted to give back in a way that we felt could make a real and lasting impact," said Patti Groh, Marketing Director, Sappi Fine Paper North America. "After 13 years, we are proud to see this legacy continue and to be able to recognize the critical role that good design plays in inspiring people to take action."

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