Submitted: The Two Sides Team September 7, 2012
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.
Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 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.”
“Serving on the Sappi Ideas that Matter jury was
such a true privilege,” said Mariana Amatullo, Vice President,
Designmatters Department, Art Center College of Design, and member of
the 2012 Ideas that Matter judging panel. “This is a rare platform that
brings to the forefront outstanding talent and initiatives that speak
loud and clear about the potency of design driven by purpose.”
For more information about Sappi’s 2012 Ideas that Matter grant recipients in North America, please visit Web site: www.sappi.com/ideasthatmatterNA or call 800-882-4332. The Call for Entries for next year’s Ideas that Matter program will be announced in the spring of 2013.