2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of AIGA and the 30th anniversary of the Washington, DC, chapter. To recognize the DC chapter’s 30th birthday, we launched “10 for 30,” a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $30,000 for the Design Continuum Scholarship Fund by year’s end.
Ultimately, our vision is was to raise enough money to establish a Continuum Fund endowment —a sum that, when properly invested, will grow enough to fund the scholarships in perpetuity. We knew it was an ambitious goal, but we not only raised it but surpassed it by $10,000.
As of December 31, 2014, ten D.C. metro design firms (listed below) raised $40,000 and in various was of engagment. From staff events to dinner parties and t-shirt campaigns, they engaged a good portion of the local design community.
Below are some of their efforts!
Beth Singer Design: Worked on an email campaign targeted towards close friends.
Canvas: Had a DIY Halloween party.
Grafik: Grafik publicized their “Ties that Bind” email campaign in honor of Judy Kirpich’s retirement. Check out the blog post here.
Kinetik: Had an invite only holiday party.
Rock Creek Chief: Check out their blog post here to see their efforts.
Threespot: Sold a limited series of t-shirts designed by they’re very own designers online. Check out their blog post here.