The Common Thread - The Art Institutes by wuyunyi


									Our world is a vibrant tapestry of communities, a delicate weaving of
individuals and families, cultures and artistry, memories and hopes for
the future.

For more than 40 years, Education Management Corporation (EDMC)
has served communities throughout North America. In every location
and at every school, our faculty and staff reach out, make a difference, and
inspire others to do the same.

This is our common thread. A commitment to service and volunteerism,
purposeful innovation and creativity, and a desire to preserve and improve
the fabric of our communities.

EDMC educational system includes The Art Institutes, Argosy University,
Brown Mackie College, South University, and Western State University
College of Law. We provide rigorous academic programs offered in supportive
environments with measured practical outcomes that enhance our students’ lives.
We are committed to offering quality academic programs and continuously strive
to improve the learning experience for our students.
Culinary arts students pledge their
allegianCe to help the uso

 Since 2005, dozens of Culinary Arts students at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta       According to Austin, who oversees the airport USO and is president and CEO of USO Georgia, Inc., the program is “an integral part
 make hundreds of sandwiches every week for the United Service Organization (USO), providing box lunches for             of our hospitality to the troops. Being able to provide sandwiches, fruit, chips, cookies – it’s greatly appreciated, especially for those
 the service members who come through Hartsfield International Airport on a daily basis. It’s part of a project called   going overseas. Everyone involved admires the students’ commitment and talent – and their hearts. I’ve met some of the students, and
“Operation Chefs Unite,” working with Mary Lou Austin of the local USO to provide these meals.                           I know how much they enjoy doing this every week because they know how much it means to our men and women in the service. The
                                                                                                                         USO depends on donations and this is one of the best!”
Chef Sarah Gorham, now associate dean of academic affairs at The Art Institute of Atlanta–Decatur, brought The
Art Institute of Atlanta into the “Operation Chefs Unite” program. The program was developed through the Greater         The USO is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization, and is not a part of the federal government. Since 1941, the USO
Atlanta chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) in 2004, and works to ensure that the men and women            mission has remained the same: to provide morale, welfare, and recreation-type services to service members and their families.
of the armed forces are fed during their stay at the USO.

For one Culinary Arts student, this project took on a special meaning. Floyd Underwood is an Army combat veteran,
who, after serving in the Middle East, decided to pursue a culinary career at The Art Institute with the help of the
GI Bill. He hopes to eventually open his own restaurant, featuring European and Mediterranean cuisines. “Being
deployed,” he said, “you really don’t get enough time to get something to eat. For me to prepare something for service
members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is my pleasure.”
partnering pixels with pirouettes
for atlanta’s danCe Community

Claire Horn, communications manager with Several Dancers Core, approached Dr. Ameeta Jadav, department chair                 According to Bales, “The course is a great opportunity
of Web Design & Interactive Media, about the possibility of students creating a website for the new coalition, Dance         for students to exercise their skills and understanding
ATL. “The new website will be a focal point for Dance ATL,” Horn explained. “It should be integrated with the                about web design while working with a real client. All the
existing Facebook and blog presences.” Jadav shared the request with Carol Bales, faculty member in Web Design &             ups and downs of real-world projects can come into play.
Interactive Media, and she took on the challenge with her Production Team class.                                             Students have to think on their feet to solve problems and
                                                                                                                             come up with good designs that satisfy themselves, the
During fall quarter 2010, Bales divided her class into two teams, each charged with creating a website for Dance ATL.        course objectives and the client.”
The students worked directly with Horn to understand the organization and its needs. Each team had to work with
the client throughout the project to determine requirements, create the site, design the information architecture, create    Horn is delighted with the results. “The website will provide
the visual design, and ultimately execute a complete site. At the end of the quarter, the two teams delivered two distinct   a service to the entire Atlanta-area dance community and
website designs.                                                                                                             to their audiences. It will be a clearinghouse for information
                                                                                                                             about everything concerning dance in our area: classes,
                                                                                                                             performances, workshops, video of recent activities,             The two student teams working on this project included:
                                                                                                                             funding opportunities, auditions and jobs,” she said.            Team 1: Anna Lam, Mark Anthony Moore, Charlie Seals and Ana Maria Velez
                                                                                                                                                                                              Team 2: Kester Cockrell, Henry Freeman and Brittany Misra
a SCARE for a CURE

The Comic Book Society (CBS), a student organization at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute     In 2010, The Art Institute of Austin student Eric Stewart was
of Houston, first heard of SCARE for a CURE while looking for a comic book hero celebrity to help create a charity     named art director for the haunted house project and recruited
drive for the Hero Initiative. They contacted Jarrett Crippen, The Defuser, winner of season two of Stan Lee’s “Who    22 members from the school to assist in the development of the
Wants to Be a Superhero?” Crippen suggested that CBS check out SCARE for a CURE.                                       storyline, and create the character designs, props, graphic design
                                                                                                                       artwork for marketing, promotions, and four videos.
SCARE for a CURE is a volunteer organization that creates, builds and performs a fully interactive haunted house
adventure, the only one of its kind in the country. At SCARE, the guest is the primary actor and is submersed into a
terror-filled adventure lasting up to an hour and a half, during which problem solving can save the day.

Last year, the club made such an impact on the SCARE organization that they received the “Welcome to the
Cult” award for contributions to the haunt. The Art Institute of Austin contributed over 2,000 hours to build a
148,000-square-foot haunt covering 2.5 acres. This year, SCARE for a CURE raised over $20,000 for the Breast
Cancer Resource Center of Texas (BCRC), a nonprofit, grassroots organization created by breast cancer survivors.
It is a centralized source for breast cancer information, education and support for women in central Texas who are
diagnosed with breast cancer.
                                                                                                                       Each team decorated their campsite with a theme and had the ability to advertise products or services to raise funds. Campsites were
hollywood spends                                                                                                       inspirational; participants could indulge in sweets, fruit, toys, manicures, nutrition and health services, or even stop at a general store as
                                                                                                                       they walked around the track. The Art Institute of California–Hollywood team wore Hawaiian-themed custom shirts and lounged at a
24 hours devoted to life                                                                                               campsite reminiscent of a California beach party. There were flower leis, palm trees, raffia curtains, tiki lanterns and pup tents everywhere.
                                                                                                                       Over $3,000 was raised by the school team. Participants were challenged with raising a minimum of $100 each through sponsorships and
                                                                                                                       fund-raising. The team, known as “The Art Institute in Action,” held bake sales, denim days and sold luau goodies at their island oasis
                                                                                                                       tent during the relay itself. In the end, the team came in third for their fund-raising efforts, taking home the bronze award.
On May 22, 2010, over 17 faculty, staff and students from The Art Institute of California–Hollywood came together
for 24 hours at the Studio City/North Hollywood Relay for Life, a walk-a-thon supporting cancer research and           The Art Institute of California–Hollywood team met hundreds of others in the Studio City/North Hollywood community during the
awareness through the American Cancer Society. Through donations, dedication and service, participants were            event. Teams from other local schools and colleges attended, including Pierce College, Oakwood School and California State University,
rewarded with something larger than time and blisters.                                                                 Northridge. Community organizations such as the Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scout troops, local
                                                                                                                       churches and local city council were all represented.
Teams of people camped out at the Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood and took turns walking or
running around the track for a 24-hour period. Throughout that time, each team was challenged to have at least one     Groups walked together, sharing stories about how cancer had affected them through family, friends and personal experiences. Some
member on the track at all times. Special events were scheduled throughout the relay with an opening ceremony, a       members even participated in the cancer survivor lap of the event. Cancer knows no bounds, and no matter how one came to be at The
survivor’s lap, a luminaria ceremony, movies, meals and entertainment. Included within the schedule were educational   Art Institute of California–Hollywood, this team came together for just this common thread.
events and activities designed to build cancer awareness, promote preventive measures and provide resources and
services for victims and their families.                                                                               The Art Institute of California–Hollywood “Art Institute in Action” Team consisted of the following participants:
                                                                                                                       Christopher Atkins, Sarah Carlson, Lily Carlson, Shaquanta Downs, Alyssa Duncan, Sahag Gureghian, Ryan Jones, Liz Kok, Deborah Lowe, Michael Luna,
                                                                                                                       Deisy Martinez, Carolyn Mitchell, Rochanda Mitchell-Iverson, Heather Simmons Combs, Joshua Vasquez, Maxwell White and Christina Winterhalter.
designing spaCes for
musiC Changing lives                                                                                                   In October 2010 at Redlands Community Center, MCL and the Redlands City Council awarded several students with certificates for their design
                                                                                                                       contributions: Jennelle Boskovic (Game Room and Lobby); Jen Gustafson (Lobby Display Case); Amy Lawrence (Production and Audio Studios,
                                                                                                                       Online Radio Station Studio, and Art Room); Mercedes Luna (Kitchen); Allison Williams (Multipurpose Room and Floor Wayfinding).

Students from the Summer 2010 Senior Design Class were tasked by A. Bambi Tran, Interior Design instructor at The
Art Institute of California–Inland Empire, to perform needs analysis, develop space programming, conceive a design
concept, and execute it in design development documents for nonprofit organization Music Changing Lives (www.

Music Changing Lives (MCL), based in Redlands, California, focuses on building a better tomorrow by educating
and mentoring at-risk youths in the arts. MCL’s Executive Director, Josiah Bruny, was extremely impressed by The
Art Institute of California–Inland Empire students’ designs for the spaces that house MCL’s programs at Redlands
Community Center. Said Bruny, “The designs and presentations far exceeded my expectations and are great examples
of what dedicated, talented students can do to help other youth.”

“I’d like to congratulate our Interior Design students. They welcomed the challenge of this project, which drew upon
 their skills and allowed them to provide needed design vision and services to a wonderful community organization,”
 stated Tran.
graphiC design department Creates
an identity system for the glendale
philharmoniC orChestra
Since its inaugural concert, the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra has established a notable presence within the local
community. Its innovative marketing has opened many doors by building awareness and creating a following with new
audiences throughout southern California.

The founder of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, Ruslan Biryukov, had a vision to market his orchestra in order to
bridge the gap between local and international audiences, in a way that would be memorable and easily identified. He
reached out to the Graphic Design team at The Art Institute of California–Los Angeles to introduce his organization,
mission and vision.

Under the direction of Design Team 2 Class instructor Ann Enkoji, the student design team worked closely with
Biryukov to create a visual identity for the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, one that would convey his vision for the
                                                                                                                             A complete identity system was designed, approved and applied to business stationery, templates for concert programs, posters and
growth of the orchestra. The Graphic Design students began with a study of the orchestra’s existing logotype design;
                                                                                                                             concert CD packaging. Going one step further for their client, The Art Institute of California–Los Angeles Graphic Design team
they explored alternate versions of the logo and created variations that could be used to market the brand in a variety of
                                                                                                                             presented Biryukov a CD with the design guidelines for future use. Biryukov was quite pleased with the team’s work and dedication.
ways throughout the community.
                                                                                                                             Later in November, the team also provided the design and print management for a concert poster and program for the Glendale
                                                                                                                             Philharmonic Orchestra.
Charitable organizations
turn to the Care program
for marketing solutions
For the past eight years, The Art Institute of California–Orange County has been providing pro bono graphic design,             “The students delivered exactly what we
web and interactive media design, animation, and culinary services to the local nonprofit sector.                                requested,” said Julie Karges, who had a website
                                                                                                                                 designed for Irvine-based charity Music for a
Over 100 projects have been completed through what is titled the Community Arts Resource Exchange Program, or                    Cure, during the fall 2010 quarter. “It was really
CARE program, the school’s community service initiative. As part of the school curriculum, CARE gives students                   inspiring to work with the class. I don’t think we
hands-on, real-life opportunities to develop their skills with actual clients in art, design and culinary, while experiencing    could have had a better experience working with
the rewards of charitable contribution.                                                                                          a professional firm.”

“The CARE program allows students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to professional projects,” said                Other organizations that have recently benefited
 Graphic Design and Advertising academic director Catherine Stickel. “It’s direct experience that provides students fully       from the CARE program include Orange County
 produced and completed projects for their portfolios.”                                                                         Public Library, South Coast Children’s Society,
                                                                                                                                and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana.
Organizations may apply for assistance with design work spanning from branding, logo development, collateral material
design, postcards, interactive media projects, computer animation sequences, to even complete websites and online
company portfolios.
graphiC design has the power
to “RESpond. ASSIST. RESToRE.”

When natural disasters occur in regions throughout the world, the call goes out for aid, assistance, supplies and donations.         Throughout their educational experience, these
On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a catastrophic earthquake. Graphic Design students at The Art Institute of                    Graphic Design students are instructed to “add
California–Sacramento effectively responded to the international call for aid and assistance to this devastated region by creating   value” as a benefit to their clients. In this case,
communication tools to assist in the fund-raising efforts of the American Red Cross.                                                 students put their skills to work, and their work
                                                                                                                                     became part of a very valuable cause that directly
The students’ challenge was to communicate the crisis to the public. By bringing the audience face to face with                      benefited those in need. Tamara Pavlock, The Art
the despair and losses of the individual citizens of Haiti after this catastrophe, they would be able to rally support               Institute of California–Sacramento’s academic
for the cause.                                                                                                                       director for Graphic Design, explained, “We
                                                                                                                                     encourage our students to understand that they can
Working with the American Red Cross as the communication platform, a select team of advanced Graphic Design students
                                                                                                                                     make an impact and influence their community as
created an integrated fund-raising program that included: event branding, key editorial elements and a variety of compelling
                                                                                                                                     educated, skilled graphic designers. This project is
graphic format applications. The “call to action” for the fund-raising campaign was encompassed by this tag line: “Pick Up The
                                                                                                                                     an excellent illustration of conceptual thinking.”
Fallen.” Three powerful and commanding words were featured as both the visual and verbal core of the campaign: “Respond.
Assist. Restore.” By combining these words with strong images from the media, a highly effective communication campaign
was created.
stitChing together
a Community of Charities
with fashion                                                                                                                 One of the beneficiaries of Urban Garden was SurfAid International, a nonprofit
                                                                                                                             humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being
Fashion shows are glamorous events featuring celebrities, red carpet arrivals and exclusive VIP receptions that build into   of people living in isolated regions that are connected to the organization
a grand finale runway show. In true fashion industry style, the faculty and staff of The Art Institute of California–San     through surfing.
Diego produced their annual “It” Fashion Show on Friday, June 14, 2010. While the showcase highlighted the fabulous
designs created by their Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Management students, the cause for the event                 City of Hope was another charitable partner, an independent biomedical research,
supported worthy charities in the community.                                                                                 treatment and education center dedicated to preventing and curing cancer, and
                                                                                                                             other life-threatening diseases.
Each year, a different theme is selected, and the event concept and fashion show is built around this idea. The 2010
theme was Urban Garden, a celebration of street and city life as seen through the lens of environmental awareness.           Jeans 4 Justice ( J4J) also received a charitable donation from this fashion show
This event gave students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent to the San Diego community, potential        fund-raiser. J4J is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sexual violence
employers and their peers. Students are involved at all levels of the production, and they are able to gain experience       through creative awareness campaigns and cutting-edge education programs.
from doing industry work while supporting local charities. “The ‘It’ Fashion Show is a community effort, with the
goal being to build synergy amongst all students in the school,” stated Jaye Brown, academic director of the Fashion         This event has drawn the attention of companies that believe in and support the
programs at The Art Institute of California–San Diego. “We love being able to give back to our community partners            mission of the fashion show. Urban Garden 2010 was sponsored by Westfield
through the money raised in ticket sales from the fashion show fund-raising efforts.”                                        UTC, Verizon,, Reef, Kip Gerenda Photography, and Fashion
                                                                                                                             Group International.
painting a portrait of
Community serviCe

In April 2010, the National Week of Service was more than just a service initiative for those at The Art Institute of
California–San Francisco. For students, faculty and staff who gave nearly 200 hours of their time, the volunteer effort
was an opportunity to get involved in their community.

The Tenderloin Boys & Girls Club is located just around the corner from The Art Institute of California–San
Francisco, but the students who attend the Club each day don’t always have access to arts education. This is where The
Art Institute of California–San Francisco stepped in by offering a week of arts programming for students at the Club,
including workshops such as Drawing 101, Arts & Crafts and Seasonal Snacking. There was also a special Careers in
the Arts workshop for middle school and high school students.

In addition, volunteers from the school completed a service and facilities improvement project of repainting and
reorganizing the Boys & Girls Club art room. The Art Institute of California–San Francisco students, faculty and staff
were able to work together on these projects, giving their energy, time, talent and skills to enrich the lives of those in
their community.
the Challenge team breakfast,
Cooked up sunnyvale-style

On December 15, 2010, The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale hosted a continental breakfast for The Challenge            Academic Director of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of California–
Team Sunnyvale, a community group that meets under the direction of the Sunnyvale Department of Safety to discuss           Sunnyvale Jeff Glatstein was happy to donate his time and support
the challenges that youth and families face. This group, which consists of community members and leaders from a             his community, working with the chefs in his department to prepare a
variety of different backgrounds in education, judiciary, business, religious groups and health care, comes together each   special breakfast for The Challenge Team. “It makes us proud to support
month to find solutions to look for creative and compassionate methods to guide at-risk youth away from the damaging        such an important cause. We were thrilled to have leaders from the
influences of gangs and drugs by encouraging them to participate in positive lifestyle activities.                          community and our local youth from the different high schools be present
                                                                                                                            at our campus. Everyone enjoyed the breakfast and many students were
The faculty members of the culinary department at The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale were pleased to work            interested in learning about the different programs offered here at The
with this group by hosting 60 members of this community organization on campus, along with students from the local          Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale,” stated Glatstein.
middle schools and high schools.
                                                                                                                            The Challenge Team supports programs designed specifically for
“The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale was a tremendous host for our December meeting. Chef Jeff did a                  elementary, middle and high school youth, as well as their families, from
 marvelous job catering our meeting, and added to its success. We are very appreciative of his hard work and dedicated      the local public and private schools in the city of Sunnyvale.
 service,” said James Davis, Neighborhood Resource Officer from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.
students volunteer talents for
gala benefiting CritiCally ill
patients and their families
                                                                                                                               The inaugural Palmetto Palace Gala, with The Art Institute of
                                                                                                                               Charleston as presenting sponsor, was held on Friday, October 1, 2010,
People with family members undergoing treatment at local hospitals in Charleston, SC have a resource in The Palmetto           at the Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center. The evening raised more than
Palace. It’s a nonprofit organization serving families of critically ill patients undergoing treatment at local hospitals by   $150,000 with both silent and live auctions that included fabulous trips,
providing affordable lodging, transportation and emotional support for families whose members are facing a health              jewelry and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
crisis, with an emphasis on serving those who are indigent or eligible for Medicaid.
                                                                                                                               “While our organization is new, the need to assist families is not,” said
The Art Institute of Charleston is an enthusiastic supporter of The Palmetto Palace, thanks to the efforts of                   Dr. Gibbs. “I was given a vision for this project as a direct result of my
Dr. Youlanda Gibbs, founder and executive director of The Palmetto Palace, who is also a faculty member at The                  role as a Family Care Manager in a local hospital. I became painfully
Art Institute of Charleston. “When Dr. Gibbs approached us with the idea of sponsoring and being involved in The                aware of the families who found it necessary to sleep in their cars or in
Palmetto Palace Gala, it was not something we had to think about for long,” said Art Institute of Charleston President          waiting room chairs during this stressful period and realized something
Rick Jerue.                                                                                                                     needed to change.”

Students from the Graphic Design and the Culinary Arts programs were involved in the Gala from the initial planning            President Jerue commented, “This is just the kind of community
stages. Graphic Design students worked on invitations and brochure designs, with the Culinary Arts students planning           involvement we love to see from our faculty, staff and students. Not
and prepping food for local chefs. The students served guests at the Gala and worked side by side with the chefs.              only did we want to support Dr. Gibbs in her efforts, but we also saw
                                                                                                                               the huge need for this wonderful and worthy cause.”
                                                                                                                         Students, faculty and staff, along with representatives of CBS Radio and
                                                                                                                         Second Harvest Food Bank, worked together in the shadow of the Intimidator
                                                                                                                         roller coaster, taping cans together before adding them to the construction –
                                                                                                                         drawing spectator questions and creating an opportunity to talk about Second
                                                                                                                         Harvest and The Art Institute of Charlotte as the car took shape.

                                                                                                                         In total, Second Harvest Food Bank reaped more than 2,100 pounds of
                                                                                                                         donated foods from amusement park attendees in addition to almost 13,000
                                                                                                                         cans of food donated from the build by CBS Radio. Kay Carter, executive
                                                                                                                         director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, was very pleased with
                                                                                                                         the event.

                                                                                                                         “We are always thrilled to receive 13,000 cans of fruit and vegetables. Nutrition
                                                                                                                          in the food we provide our agencies is important to us, and we never have
                                                                                                                          enough fruits and vegetables,” Carter said. “Thank you, CBS Radio, plus the
Charlotte students                                                                                                        opportunity to work with the wonderful volunteers from The Art Institute and
                                                                                                                          the great exposure at Carowinds – this was a win-win-win!”
“intimidate hunger” by building                                                                                          Despite it being one of the hottest days in a long summer, the
raCing Car of Canned foods                                                                                               students found the work rewarding. And once their labor was complete,
                                                                                                                         they headed over to the gigantic Intimidator roller coaster to get an
                                                                                                                         aerial view of their masterpiece.
In a tribute to NASCAR, the region’s homegrown and internationally known motor sport, Graphic Design students
at The Art Institute of Charlotte partnered with CBS Radio’s Charlotte affiliates and Carowinds amusement park to
build a replica race car that would encourage the public to “Intimidate Hunger.”

Approached by CBS Radio about the project, The Art Institute of Charlotte’s Graphic Design program tapped
alumnus Ryan Drye, owner of Charlotte’s District Design Studio, to help out. Drye, a 2007 graduate, designed the race
car and supervised its construction in mid-July at Carowinds.

Almost 12,000 cans of foods donated by grocer Food Lion, another partner in the project, were used to build the racing
car replica.

Upon its completion, the Intimidator replica, named for the late legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt and for
the park’s fearsome Intimidator roller coaster, encouraged park visitors to “Intimidate Hunger” by donating canned
goods to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, which services other food banks and nonprofit agencies in 11
counties in the Greater Charlotte region. The cans used to build the Intimidator also were donated to the food bank.
                                                                                                                            students from an Environmental & Sustainable Design class and students
                                                                                                                            from the Industrial Design department at The Art Institute of Colorado
                                                                                                                            were asked to develop and fabricate designs for the new and improved
                                                                                                                            YesPleaseMore Pop-Up Store.

                                                                                                                            The innovative retail outlet features Colorado-designed products and is
                                                                                                                            a platform to support the creative economy in Colorado. The business
                                                                                                                            model focuses on providing direct capital to local artists and designers, co-
                                                                                                                            working space to promote collaboration between different disciplines and
                                                                                                                            support the entrepreneurial endeavors, social events and starter grants for
                                                                                                                            new creative entrepreneurial ideas that are voted on by the community.

                                                                                                                            Fourteen students took on the design challenge: a real-life project
                                                                                                                            with a focus on sustainable design. Students were put into teams for
                                                                                                                            a competitive design charette that required developing creative and
                                                                                                                            sustainable design solutions within a specified budget and presenting their
Colorado design students                                                                                                    ideas to the client for feedback.

“Create denver”                                                                                                             The winning team’s design theme for the store was Connect the Dots,
                                                                                                                            which centers on geometry, connections, shapes, contemporary motifs,
                                                                                                                            sculpture and constellations. All of the students participated in the
                                                                                                                            successful fabrication and installation of the approved designs.
In support of Denver’s vitality as a creative capital, The Art Institute of Colorado students contributed designs to both   Sustainable elements were incorporated throughout the store, including
Create Denver Week and the YesPleaseMore Pop-Up Store.                                                                      fixtures designed with reclaimed cardboard, a eucalyptus pegboard from
                                                                                                                            a well-managed forest, reclaimed plywood and other green-friendly
The inaugural Create Denver Week, organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA), successfully brought              products.
individuals and creative businesses together to celebrate their stake in Denver’s creative power and dialogue about new
opportunities to grow this important sector.                                                                                Carissa Mullaney, Environmental & Sustainable Design instructor, said
                                                                                                                            the project was important for the students because it presented them with
The Art Institute of Colorado Visual Effects & Motion Graphics student Chad Seidel shot, edited and pieced together a
                                                                                                                            a tangible challenge that instilled the importance of communication and
comprehensive video that featured Create Denver sponsors, including the Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., Colorado
                                                                                                                            collaboration, and allowed the opportunity to work with “real-life” clients
Business Committee for the Arts, The Art Institute of Colorado and more, as they discussed Denver’s role as a creative
                                                                                                                            in the design community.
capital. Seidel’s piece was featured during Create Denver Week 2010 and premiered during other DOCA events.
                                                                                                                            The YesPleaseMore Pop-Up Store was the recipient of a 2010 Mayor’s
A black-and-white character portrayal was painted by former Graphic Design student Kristophor Hutson on a focal point
                                                                                                                            Design Award, in the “Home is Where the Art Is” category, and the
interior wall in the warehouse space that served as the site for most Create Denver Week events. The mural served as a
                                                                                                                            students’ collaboration was acknowledged in printed materials and at
design inspiration throughout the week.
                                                                                                                            the reception with former Denver Mayor and recently-elected Governor
                                                                                                                            John Hickenlooper.
As a continuation of The Art Institute of Colorado’s partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Interior Design
Culinary students give thanks
for being able to help

The holiday spirit was alive and well last Thanksgiving, thanks in part to Chef Andrew Savoie and culinary students at
The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, who had the pleasure of preparing Thanksgiving dinner for
the local Phoenix House chapter. They created a holiday meal that included roasted turkey with all of the trimmings for
50 people. This is the second year the outreach took place.

“I am thankful that I can do something like this and how an act of kindness can affect so many. I am also very happy
 that I have had the opportunity to cook with The Art Institute of Dallas students as we had many laughs and special
 moments preparing this meal,” said Savoie.

Since 1967, Phoenix House has been putting men, women and teens on the road to recovery. They are the largest
nonprofit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility in the nation. Each day, they treat more than 7,000
people in over 150 residential and outpatient programs throughout ten states.
                                                                                                                             “We are extremely grateful to the students, faculty and staff of The Art
                                                                                                                              Institute of Fort Lauderdale for all their time, effort and dedication
a Colossal Collateral projeCt                                                                                                 toward our organization for all these years,” said Rivera-Moya. “Like
                                                                                                                              any other nonprofit organization, our budget is limited in the area of
with ronald mcdonald house                                                                                                    design and advertising. We are their clients, but more than that, we are
                                                                                                                              partners for life. I am not sure what we would have done if they did not
                                                                                                                              exist and had not provided their services to us.”

In 2003, Soraya Rivera-Moya, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, approached              “We have given our students a unique opportunity to witness firsthand
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to see if the students would be interested in designing the collateral for the first     how communication affects the decisions society makes,” said Chriss
Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale, a place where up to 20 families can reside while their children receive             David, department chair of Advertising, Graphic Design and Web
medical treatment.                                                                                                            Design & Interactive Media. “Communication is an amazing tool.
                                                                                                                              With it we can change the world and make a difference. We have done
That was the beginning of a seven-year partnership in which The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Honors students            just that for the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Lauderdale. The
have designed public relations, advertising and media marketing campaigns, including brochures, print ads, public             children and families staying there need love, respect and stability. We
service announcements, posters, invitations, fund-raising materials, a website, displays, newsletters and even tray liners    have great students with amazing talent, as well as good health. We
for more than 265 South Florida McDonald’s restaurants. One of the major events for which the Honors students have            want to pay it forward to those kids who are our foundation for the
designed materials is the annual Home for the Holidays party, which raises between $50,000 and $65,000 annually so            future. We let the community know this and bring everyone together
that families with seriously ill children receiving treatment in pediatric hospitals can continue to have a “home away        for the greater good of a child and his or her family.”
from home.”
                                                                                                                            graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas. “For our other students, one
                                                                                                                            of the barriers they have to getting a professional job is that they don’t
                                                                                                                            have the resources to purchase the needed clothes.”

                                                                                                                            In December 2010, The Art Institute of Fort Worth students
Cute shoes help women                                                                                                       organized a clothing drive, asking their fashion-savvy classmates to
                                                                                                                            donate trendy clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry that would spruce up
step out on their own                                                                                                       the Success Store inventory. The drive benefited not only The Ladder
                                                                                                                            Alliance students, but also The Art Institute of Fort Worth students
                                                                                                                            who participated in it.

                                                                                                                            “It’s broadened my mind about the fashion world,” said Fashion &
Presentation is everything and students at The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University, understand         Retail Management student Anna Sherman, who designed the flyer
that professional appearance is a vital element of success – which is why they lent a hand to The Ladder Alliance in         promoting the event. “You can get involved with high-end fashion, but
Fort Worth, Texas.                                                                                                           also with people who need help.”

The Ladder Alliance provides female victims of domestic violence or low-income women with the tools to lead                 Kimberly Guerrero, the Fashion & Retail Management student who
self-reliant, independent and successful lives. The Ladder Alliance accomplishes this by offering GED courses and           led the drive, also volunteers at the Success Store once a week to help
computer skills classes – from typing to email to Excel – plus much-needed professional attire through its Success Store.   with merchandising. “I love fashion, so being able to help The Ladder
The Ladder Alliance students earn Success Dollars through class attendance and volunteerism, and then use the dollars       Alliance students by showing them what’s in fashion was something I
at the Success Store to buy gently used professional clothing that will help them as they transition into the workplace.    really enjoyed doing.”

The need is real.                                                                                                           Volunteer Success Store Coordinator Vicki Giles praised their efforts.
                                                                                                                            “We’re thrilled to have The Art Institute staff and students interested
“Seventy percent of our students are victims of domestic violence, and many of them left [their homes] with only the         in and involved with The Ladder Alliance,” she said. “It means that we
 clothes they had on,” said Sharon Cox, founder and executive director of The Ladder Alliance, whose son is also a           can provide appropriate work attire for our students, as well as clothing
                                                                                                                             for their everyday life.”
“day of the dead” fashion show
Comes to life to help at-risk youth

Students at The Art Institute of Houston supported Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts
(MECA) by helping to celebrate its Dia de los Muertos festival with an amazing fashion show. The “Day of the Dead”
festival is an annual event that helps promote fund-raising and awareness for MECA. MECA is a community-based
nonprofit organization committed to the healthy development of at-risk youth and adults through arts and cultural
programming, academic excellence, support services and community building. “Day of the Dead” is one of the most
important Mexican holidays, where the living celebrate and remember those who have passed on from this life. It is
often characterized by skeletons and colorful decorations.

Fashion Stars, an organization made up of The Art Institute of Houston’s Fashion & Retail Management students,
volunteered to create, design and assemble many of the outfits that went down the catwalk. They also produced the       “It was wonderful to help the young children of MECA in
entire show and were able to obtain models, make-up artists and music on their own. Everything to produce the show       this way,” said Vince Tran, Fashion & Retail Management
was donated by the students or came from organizations and companies from which the students procured donations.         student. “At the same time, in order to put on the show, we
                                                                                                                         learned so much about their traditions and history. It was a
“This event was a great success,” said Jane Hall, instructor and faculty advisor for the Fashion Stars. “This was the    great opportunity for us to learn and celebrate the diverse
 first year they had a fashion show to help raise awareness and funds for MECA and, judging from the response of the     cultures that are in our community.”
 crowds, I think we helped achieve that.”
students help paint CanCer
out of the piCture

Students, staff, and family members from The Art Institute of Houston–North, a branch of The Art Institute of
Houston, participated in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in downtown Houston. The walk raises money for breast
cancer research as well as awareness about the importance of early detection.

Many of The Art Institute of Houston–North team members walked in memory of a loved one. Fund-raising began
on campus with a bake sale and continued with personal donations to achieve the fund-raising goal. In total, The Art
Institute of Houston–North team raised more than $1,400 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. More than 35,000
people participated in the Houston race this year, and more than $3 million was raised for Susan G. Komen for the
Cure® in Houston.

Some students also donated artwork to “Project Pink” (sponsored by the North Cypress Medical Center) to auction off
at their annual Art for the Cure banquet. All proceeds raised from the auction were donated to Susan G. Komen for the
Cure®. “Project Pink” brought in more than $50,000 this year for breast cancer research.
                                                                                                                          Last year, The Art Institute of Indianapolis students
                                                                                                                          assisted in the dressing for the CARA Fashion Show
                                                                                                                          as well as provided garments to be showcased. This
                                                                                                                          year, CARA Charities invited them to be more involved.
                                                                                                                          Following the theme “Going Global: Giving Children a
                                                                                                                          World of Hope,” students were provided a segment called
                                                                                                                         “extreme, global-friendly fashion.” This category allowed
                                                                                                                          students to transform old race gear into new futuristic
                                                                                                                          garments. Nine students spent a month transforming
                                                                                                                          everything from tires to bolts to seat belts to race jumpsuits
                                                                                                                          into high fashion garments. Each garment was showcased
                                                                                                                          during the fashion show.

fashion students fuel                                                                                                    Two students were honored by CARA Charities board with
                                                                                                                         scholarship money for their designs. Misty Dodson earned
                                                                                                                         a $1,000 scholarship from CARA with her futuristic design.
Cara Charities’ runway                                                                                                   Dodson was inspired by Indy 500 Princesses as she created
                                                                                                                         her royal garment. The bright long train created of different
                                                                                                                         colored race flags and a checkered flag for the bodice were
                                                                                                                         finished with flowing tulle and a top box hat. Second place
The Art Institute of Indianapolis Fashion Design students raced down the runway at the annual CARA Charities             went to Elise Lyon with her deconstructed seatbelts design.
Fashion Show. For almost 30 years, CARA Charities hosts a fashion show during the Indy 500 festivities, using drivers,   She earned a $250 scholarship from CARA.
team owners, pit crew members, local and national celebrities, fans, media personalities, professional models and the
kids at Methodist Hospital Pediatric Unit and Riley Hospital for Children as the models.                                 “CARA Charities is very pleased to have established a
                                                                                                                          relationship with the school. It not only allows us to bring
The Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary (CARA) Charity was founded in 1981. Since its inception, the charity has           some fresh talent to the world of fashion, it is also a great
been the key to philanthropic projects on behalf of the Motorsports families, their fans and their sponsors. Projects     local community collaboration in order to promote auto
such as the award-winning Buckle Up Baby and toy deliveries to children’s hospitals with members of the Motorsports       racing, which is at the very core of our mission,” said
community, including drivers, sponsors and the always-popular friend of CARA, the Firestone Firehawk mascot, have         Cathie Lyon, executive director. “The CARA Fashion
all been sponsored by CARA Charities.                                                                                     Show helped raise nearly $50,000 for CARA to support
                                                                                                                          our national programs as well as our Indianapolis hospital
                                                                                                                          partners, Methodist Hospital Pediatric Unit and Riley
                                                                                                                          Hospital for Children.”
dining by design to
make a differenCe

DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Kansas City Dining by Design is an annual fund-raising gala
featuring outrageous, clever and elegant tablescapes. Supporters of DIFFA come together to celebrate the creations of
local designers and share an evening of food and fun.

2010 marked the first year during which The Art Institutes International–Kansas City participated in Dining by Design.
This event is DIFFA’s signature fund-raising event, which showcases the personal passions of some of the Kansas City
area’s leading design talents. Dining by Design has helped raise over a million dollars for education and prevention of
HIV/AIDS in the Kansas City area.
                                                                                                                             Red and silver chargers on black bamboo placemats added sparkle and echoed patterns of the table underskirt. Designer bags placed upside
Students and instructors from The Art Institutes International–Kansas City used “A Creative Storm” as the conceptual
                                                                                                                             down on the chair backs circled the table with a sense of whimsy, while Art Institute mugs filled with novelty chocolates went home with
impetus in the planning and execution of the school’s tabletop. Student work from all departments was photographed and
                                                                                                                             the table guests at evening’s conclusion.
printed on vellum in various sizes. The vellum pieces were wrapped in layers of tulle around a bamboo framework. Up-lit
with a halogen lamp, the resulting visual tornado became the centerpiece. Additional light was provided by votive candles.
                                                                                                                             Student participation in the event brought them face to face with the design community at one of its best and proudest moments. Most
                                                                                                                             importantly, design professionals and students from the school came together to make a vital difference in their community.
                                                                                                                              NOLA Stock was developed to serve as a stock
                                                                                                                              photography website for nonprofit organizations,
                                                                                                                              cataloging the images from the New Orleans’ bi-annual
                                                                                                                              photography travel and study courses. Photography
                                                                                                                              students who wish to participate in the program can
                                                                                                                              develop an account online, complete the appropriate
                                                                                                                              release form(s), and upload their photographs to the
                                                                                                                              database. Each nonprofit organization also sets up an
                                                                                                                              account on the site, completes the online form that
                                                                                                                              includes who is using the images, where the images are
                                                                                                                              going and how they will be used. Once an image has
                                                                                                                              been requested, an email is automatically sent to the
                                                                                                                              photographer so that the students may update their
                                                                                                                              resume and portfolio accordingly.

minnesota students put stoCk in                                                                                               “NOLA Stock was created as an access point for
                                                                                                                               nonprofit organizations to download photography
photographs for new orleans                                                                                                    when they need it. It provides the organizations with
                                                                                                                               high-quality images to use in furthering their missions,
nonprofit organizations                                                                                                        and it also helps the students have an efficient way to
                                                                                                                               make these donations while building their portfolios,”
                                                                                                                               said Colleen Mullins, Photography academic director.
                                                                                                                              “Too much editorial and journalistic photography is
In March 2008, The Art Institutes International Minnesota’s Photography program began a semi-annual program to                 based on first-response devastation imagery that ends
study documentary photography in New Orleans, Louisiana. The basis of this program is to instill a sense of community          up in a second market of gallery print sales with no
involvement and awareness in the students as they learn that photography can evoke great change. Additionally, students        meaningful long-term gain for the community from
continue to examine the concept of ethical practice in the field of photojournalism.                                           which the profit is being gained. We are teaching our
                                                                                                                               students to break that cycle. Most importantly, we are
When the students arrived back in Minnesota, they prepared an extensive exhibit installation at Traffic Zone Center            teaching them that the photograph can be mightier
for Visual Art, a gallery in Minneapolis. The exhibition ran the gamut from dynamic panoramas of the checkerboard              than the hammer.”
resettlement of New Orleans, to animal shelters and poetic examinations of the city through its deep roots in music and the
arts. While partnerships had already been established with New Orleans nonprofits, image distribution was challenging.
The students were more than happy to share the images with the nonprofit organizations, but a way to better track and
house donated work was needed in the long term.

Colleen Mullins, the Photography academic director, wanted an online photographic database that would provide
photography to nonprofit organizations in New Orleans. She worked closely with Chris Tetreault, a Web Design &
Interactive Media student to develop something that would work and meet everyone’s needs.
                                                                                                                           The finished video debuted at P.A.L.’s Annual Sheriff ’s Roast on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. During
                                                                                                                           this premiere fund-raising event, the P.A.L. of Jacksonville introduced the students who had been instrumental in the creation of the
                                                                                                                           promotional spot, which will be used to seek future sponsorship opportunities in the greater Jacksonville community.

                                                                                                                           P.A.L. began in the 1960s out of the trunk of a patrol car driven by the Jacksonville Police Department’s Officer Norm Demer. As time
                                                                                                                           went on, P.A.L. grew, and in 1972 the nonprofit was formed to provide various athletic, mentoring and education programs to deter
                                                                                                                           crime and provide exercise and self-esteem to local youth. Since the nonprofit was first established, the program’s success has depended on
                                                                                                                           generous support from the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office, local businesses, local and state agencies, and private donors.

                                                                                                                           Brian Mazur, president of The Art Institute of Jacksonville, commented, “Community partnerships like this one not only provide a needed
                                                                                                                           community service, they also give our students real-world experience and get them started on a lifetime of giving back. I am so proud of
                                                                                                                           our students and faculty for the wonderful job they did on this project for P.A.L.”

jaCksonville students “p.a.l.”around
with poliCe athletiC league to
Create promotional video
The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville (P.A.L.) works to build strong relationships between local law enforcement
officers and children in the community. The organization was built on the idea that young people can develop positive
attitudes toward law enforcement as they grow up and become adult citizens of the community.

When the P. A.L. of Jacksonville, one of the oldest citizen-building programs in the nation, needed to create a video to
promote their nonprofit youth-serving organization, they looked to The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami
International University of Art & Design.

The Art Institute of Jacksonville Digital Filmmaking & Video Production students, led by department chair Eric Flagg
and faculty member Steph Borkland, completed a promotional spot highlighting P.A.L.’s commitment to consistently
provide safe and structured activities to youth in the Jacksonville community. The goal of the promotional video is to
inspire, educate and build awareness.
a night to remember in
support of las vegas youth

The second annual Sleep Out for the Homeless for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth took place on Thursday,
August 5 through Friday, August 6, 2010. Leading up to the event, different departments hosted fund-raisers on campus
during the “Sleep Out for the Homeless Fund-raiser Week.” The different events included a root beer float fund-raiser, a
bake sale, donate-a-dollar-to-wear-jeans day, a hot dog fund-raiser, and fill the pillow with spare change event. The event
itself was $5, and everyone who participated got a Sleep Out for the Homeless T-shirt. On the day of the event, over 65
students and staff members spent the night at this educational lock-in where there was live music, presentations, a shelter-
building event, relay races and the construction of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, among other things.

At the event, the school presented the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth with a check for $2,500. Additionally, the
school donated hundreds of hygiene care packages and a plethora of non-perishable food items to the same organization.
Furthermore, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission was the recipient of the 600 plus peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The event
drew media attention from two local television stations, as well as a local newspaper.
reCyCling has never
looked so artsy                                                                                                             “Arts & Scraps is a gem in this particular Detroit neighborhood,” said
                                                                                                                             Karen Zuliani, human resources manager at The Art Institute of
                                                                                                                             Michigan. “What could be better than helping an organization that
The Art Institute of Michigan faculty and staff were more than excited last spring when the school partnered with an         brings art into the lives of those that normally wouldn’t have access
amazing nonprofit, Arts & Scraps, which is located within the city of Detroit.                                               to it?”

Arts & Scraps’ focus is using recycled industrial materials to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create and   The Art Institute of Michigan hosted a variety of donation activities
learn – attributes closely related to The Art Institute of Michigan’s mission. Arts & Scraps was founded in 1989, and       to purchase items on Arts & Scraps’ wish list: a digital camera,
since then, the organization has served over 2 million children and has recycled close to 28 tons of material.              memory card and a cross-cut paper shredder. The school also
                                                                                                                            collected recyclable materials to donate – everything from buttons
Teachers, students and parents go to Arts & Scraps to collect materials for classroom projects or home projects, or just    and yarn, to bottle corks and baby food jars.
to get creative ideas flowing.
                                                                                                                            The Art Institute of Michigan appreciates the artistic outreach and
                                                                                                                            good work that Arts & Scraps conducts with greater Detroit youths.
                                                                                                                            After all, what would life be like without art?
                                                                                                                               According to student director Alex Dorwart, “I had a lot
                                                                                                                               of fun while working with The New York Pops. The new
                                                                                                                               experience of working with a real client has made the
                                                                                                                               project more stressful yet also more rewarding. Having
                                                                                                                               had the real experience, I feel like my classmates and
                                                                                                                               I are even more prepared now to leave school and
new york pops                                                                                                                  start working.”

and students let                                                                                                               From Joanne Winograd, education and marketing
                                                                                                                               manager at The New York Pops: “We received the
the musiC play                                                                                                                 video and I was so excited to see it. As a nonprofit arts
                                                                                                                               organization, the creation of a compelling video about
                                                                                                                               our education programs was critically important for us.
                                                                                                                               The students at The Art Institute of New York City
The Art Institute of New York City Digital Filmmaking department is proud to reach out to a variety of nonprofit               did really excellent work. The video segments they
organizations to promote their positive contributions to society. The school has been working with The New York Pops           put together for us are just wonderful. The quality far
to create promotional videos for their “Kids in the Balcony” and elementary after-school programs. This experience serves      surpassed my expectations. As a nonprofit organization,
a variety of needs for the students, such as community involvement, interaction with a professional client, public speaking    we truly appreciate the generous donation of their time
opportunities and is a valuable addition to their resumes.                                                                     and talent. Thank you to all the students who worked on
                                                                                                                               our project.”
The Art Institute of New York City Digital Filmmaking instructor Susi Graf ’s class, Broadcast Studio Production, created a
video for The New York Pops, which is helping drive donations to the nonprofit orchestra, as well as aiding their mission to   Department Chair Eve Okupniak is thrilled that this
provide free education to students at public schools. Each new quarter, students continue working on the project.              relationship is ongoing and challenging. “I believe that
                                                                                                                               our relationship with The New York Pops organization
On May 3, 2010, the entire class was invited to attend a special concert at Carnegie Hall on the occasion of the               and Joanne has improved the quality of work coming out
organization’s major fund-raiser. The show, “The Best is Yet to Come,” celebrated the legacy of Frank Sinatra. The Art         of the Digital Filmmaking department. A student acts
Institute of New York City students were able to interview elementary school students who attended the concert through         differently when working for a client rather than working
The New York Pops Music Education program. The goal of the students was to document the children’s experiences so              for a class. Students can also see work from previous
that donors could see how their contributions are being used. Interviews of children, students and other musicians were cut    quarters and try to out-do their success.”
together, creating a promotional video.
Culinary students nourish
a garden of eatin’                                                                                                         Led by Chef Lindsey Cook, The Art Institute of Ohio–Cincinnati assisted
                                                                                                                           Granny’s Garden by leading on-site cooking demonstrations using produce
                                                                                                                           and herbs grown at the school. During Granny’s Garden annual plant sale,
                                                                                                                           culinary students volunteered by demonstrating and providing samples of food
Culinary instructors and student members of the Culinary Club at The Art Institute of Ohio–Cincinnati spent the            and recipes created by utilizing only ingredients that were harvested on-site
2010 growing season volunteering and providing cooking demonstrations at Granny’s Garden School. Granny’s Garden           with the assistance of customers.
School is a nonprofit organization in the Cincinnati area dedicated to using school gardens to teach students how to
discover the beauty and importance of nature, to experience the satisfaction of growing their own food and to appreciate   The partnership between The Art Institute of Ohio–Cincinnati and Granny’s
the simple pleasure of picking a flower.                                                                                   Garden proved to be beneficial to both organizations on many levels. With a
                                                                                                                           focus on the slow food and local food movements, culinary students were able
Granny’s Garden School collaborates with local schools and the community to offer fun, imaginative, hands-on               to gain firsthand experience with growing, tending, harvesting and preparing
learning to complement the school’s curriculum. Granny’s Garden School guides educators in the innovative and              fresh produce, as well as providing innovative and practical suggestions
practical conversion of school grounds into self-sufficient learning environments that encourage critical thinking,        to others about how to best integrate fresh, local foods into their families’
problem solving and a concern for the environment.                                                                         everyday menus.
“free to breathe” Campaign
Creates an air of awareness

The Graphic Design students in Linda Karp’s Art Direction class at The Art Institute of Philadelphia worked with Nancy
Gatschet from the Pennsylvania Lung Cancer Partnership to develop an ad campaign to inform the public about the changing
face of lung cancer and to promote Philadelphia’s Free to Breathe® 5K run.

“You don’t have to be a smoker to get lung cancer,” Gatschet told the students at the start of the project.

Four teams of graphic designers created campaigns that emphasized the changing demographics of the disease and how it can
affect women and a younger generation of non-smokers, as well as focusing on the role of genetics.

In addition to creating a series of informative ads suitable for placement on billboards, on the backs of buses or in bus shelters,
each group also created a 30-second radio and television spot incorporating the themes and graphics of their print campaigns.

The large-format print ads created by the winning team of Amanda Jones, Hanan Abdulrahman, Daniel Egan and Kerrey Smith
appeared in bus shelters, inside buses and trains and on the backs of buses, as well as on a billboard along I-95. The student-
created public service announcements were aired during October 2009 in the lead-up to the Free to Breathe® 5K run
in November.
playing santa to support
the new life Center
As the holiday season rolls around each year, community centers in Phoenix can rely on The Art Institute of Phoenix to
help provide both necessities and extras on the wish lists of the women and children they serve.

The Art Institute of Phoenix launched its annual holiday drive to assist the New Life Center in November 2010. The
goal of this drive was for students, faculty and staff to assist those in need during the holiday season – more specifically,
those who have been impacted by domestic violence.

The New Life Center has been serving the community by providing refuge from domestic violence. From 2006 to
2007, the center provided 26,523 nights of safety and services to 1,162 women and children. Services through the                The college hosted a kick-off event for all students, faculty and staff, raising more than $800 to purchase items from the New Life Center’s
center include individual and group advocacy, education and job assistance, transportation services and, most of all,           wish list and high-need items. In addition to the funds raised, clothing, diapers, formula and personal care products were collected during
respect, compassion and encouragement.                                                                                          the drive. The Art Institute of Phoenix is proud to serve the community by contributing to the safety and well-being of women and
                                                                                                                                children in Arizona.
                                                                                                                         Students were trained and cleared for roof access, attended regular project briefings and conducted
                                                                                                                         interviews of all key stakeholders involved in the green roof initiative. The team developed a blog to
                                                                                                                         capture and share photos, video and dialogue about daily progress on the roof.

                                                                                                                         According to Digital Filmmaking & Video Production student Ben Bostaph, working on
raising the roof – and Capturing                                                                                         the County Office Building Green Roof Project has been both professionally enriching and
                                                                                                                         illuminating: “When I first joined the project, I had no idea what it was. The fact that they’re
it all on film                                                                                                           changing the roof into a garden was surprising and wonderful. I began to imagine what the city
                                                                                                                         would be like if green roofs were everywhere. More birds, butterflies, a nicer view and cleaner
                                                                                                                         air. The project has been a joy to work on, and I’m looking forward to seeing the roof ’s full
                                                                                                                         transformation in the spring.”
Shortly after Allegheny County, PA Chief Executive Dan Onorato announced the construction of a green roof on the
County Office Building, the first green roof on a public building in Allegheny County, project manager Darla Cravotta    In addition to their community service, the student team gained tremendous exposure to the
turned to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for creative support.                                                          practical advantages and technological advancements of green roofing. “While I was up there, I
                                                                                                                         was getting some footage of the technology that was being incorporated and I realized just how
Recognizing the significance of the roof project for the region, the college responded with students interested in       impressive it was,” said Bostaph. “As a video student, I’m well aware of how much technology
documenting each stage of development with photography and video. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh also offered the       influences our daily lives, but I had never considered how it can impact how we grow and maintain
resources necessary to produce a website and blog to share news about the green roof with the community.                 plants, and improve air quality and energy efficiency.”

Throughout the summer, students visited the County Office Building roof regularly to document the stages of the          The Green Roof Project will save energy, reduce storm water runoff, and cut down on the amount
historic green roof project development, including construction, the soil and plants, data collection, maintenance and   of pollution reaching the four rivers in Allegheny County. Onorato’s team intends to demonstrate
education.                                                                                                               that green infrastructure works, and use the example to show residents and businesses how they can
                                                                                                                         employ green roofs and rain gardens to benefit the environment and be energy efficient as well.
The Art Institute’s creative team included Photography students, Web Design & Interactive Media students, Digital
Filmmaking & Video Production students and Graphic Design students. They all came together to help support the
project by developing a signage system and exhibit design to assist in educational outreach.
kids Cook at the portland
farmers market

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland is committed to building a strong food community,
founded on the principles of quality and sustainability. These values are evident in its continued support of the Portland
Farmers Market. By working with their local market, students from the culinary school gain real-world experiences,
motivating them to succeed and give back to their community at the same time.

In the summer of 2010, students and faculty developed recipes and taught children ages 7–11 how to cook in a series of
classes titled “Kids Cook at the Market.” In these hands-on workshops, the culinary team worked with these young chefs
to prepare delicious dishes such as “Strawberry, Chocolate and Hazelnut Crepes” and “Summer Vegetable Sushi.” Not
only did the children learn about the local, seasonal foods and how to prepare them, they were also able to enjoy their
yummy culinary creations after they made them.

“Our partnership with the Portland Farmers Market gives us a platform to highlight our commitment to education while
 showcasing local farmers, ranchers and artisan producers. Our students are excited to work side by side with our chef
 instructors, which not only reinforces their passion and interest in food, but also shows that they are actively engaged in a
 valuable educational experience that will have a positive personal and professional impact,” said Ken Rubin, chef director
 at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland.
lighting up our Corner of the
triangle to fight CanCer
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and
national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk
events, and to bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.

Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, participants carry
illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
Thousands of walkers – men, women and children – form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world             Overall, more than 90 teams and nearly 1,000 walkers participated. The event was held right outside the school’s front doors, in the
of cancer.                                                                                                                heart of the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. At the end of the walk, The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham’s Culinary
                                                                                                                          department provided an array of delicious desserts for the walkers. The school’s team received over $5,600 in donations on a goal of $5,000
A team of enthusiastic faculty, staff and students from The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham joined together for the       to help in the fight against blood cancers.
second year in a row, in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk in Durham, NC on
October 21, 2010.                                                                                                         In recognition of surpassing our donation goal of $5,000, The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham’s team was recognized during the event
                                                                                                                          and received a certificate of appreciation. The school was acknowledged for its efforts in raising over $5,000 at an awards ceremony hosted
                                                                                                                          by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
a portrait of the road
to home inspires hope
Photography students from The Art Institute of Salt Lake City gave hope to families in need at The Road Home in          Families at The Road Home have been
Salt Lake City by shooting family portraits for those served by the shelter. More than 40 of the shelter’s 60 families   rescued from homelessness and receive
registered to participate in the June 4 event.                                                                           assistance as they work to restore their
                                                                                                                         lives. The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
“Working with The Road Home allowed us to use our artistic talent, passion and education to serve the community,         students donated their time and artistic
 something our students enjoy doing,” said David DeAustin, the college’s Photography department faculty advisor.         talent to assist these families searching for
“Hands-on opportunities like this are extremely valuable to our students’ educational experience; the opportunity was    a brighter future.
 very uplifting.”
                                                                                                                         The opportunity reinforced valuable skills
The Art Institute of Salt Lake City students shot and printed 8" x 10" family portraits, while Roberts Arts & Crafts     for the students, including proper use of
donated frames to accompany and display each image. The portraits gave families a tangible item to draw hope and         lighting, organizing mass photo shoots and
inspiration from as they continue to work through their personal challenges and circumstances. For many families, the    working with children.
portraits were the first their families had experienced together.
                                                                                                                            The donation of a series of digital cameras was
                                                                                                                            presented at the event by Pond to Mr. Jeffrey Flores,
                                                                                                                            principal of HFA: ASAD. “The Art Institute of San
                                                                                                                            Antonio is an excellent higher education option for our
                                                                                                                            students,” said Mr. Flores. “We have been impressed
                                                                                                                            with the commitment of The Art Institute of San
                                                                                                                            Antonio towards not only the art community, but the
                                                                                                                            greater community of San Antonio.”
a piCture perfeCt partnership with                                                                                          To further underscore this partnership, a group of

young artists in the alamo City                                                                                             representative students were invited to participate
                                                                                                                            in the “paint splash,” a ribbon-cutting ceremony of
                                                                                                                            sorts, alongside campus administration, community
                                                                                                                            leaders and current students of The Art Institute
                                                                                                                            of San Antonio. “Their students are immersed in a
The August 2010 grand opening of The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, was            college-going culture, and intensive art and design
about more than just the establishment of a new school. The grand opening ceremony was as much about establishing           preparation,” said Pond. “I can think of no group
a partnership within the greater San Antonio arts community. Among the 150 guests at the gala event were students,          of students with greater potential to succeed in our
faculty and administrative staff from the Henry Ford Academy, Alameda School for Art and Design (HFA: ASAD).                programs.”
This San Antonio charter high school opened August 2009, and is focused on strong academics, art and design.
                                                                                                                            HFA: ASAD is a partnership led by Henry Ford
“The Henry Ford Academy, Alameda School for Art and Design is a natural partner for The Art Institute of San                Learning Institute (HFLI), a nonprofit organization
Antonio,” said Joshua Pond, president of The Art Institute of San Antonio. “In an environment where funding is              dedicated to creating public schools in public spaces,
 difficult, and high school art programs are frequently being pared back, we feel that it is an imperative to support       and San Antonio’s The Alameda National Center
 schools and programs like this. The sooner students are able to identify these career paths and begin building the         for Latino Arts and Culture, a world leader in
 requisite skills to be competitive, the better,” he added. “We are especially eager to see their student population grow   documenting and sharing Latino contributions to the
 and succeed, and we know they will ultimately be a talented and qualified group of individuals upon graduation.”           broad landscape of American art and culture.
                                                                                                                           Blank Canvas supports a number of charity organizations throughout the year through
                                                                                                                           their “Artist Throwdown” events. The events feature teams made up of 5 to 8 local
for interior design graduate,                                                                                              design professionals, students, as well as faculty and staff from The Art Institute of
                                                                                                                           Seattle. Teams are given a blank canvas and painting supplies, and challenged to let their

suCCess means giving baCk                                                                                                  imaginations run wild! The collaborative spirit of the event, combined with the artistry
                                                                                                                           and generosity of the team members, makes for a fun exercise in creative expression.
                                                                                                                           Teams are given a set period of time to complete the painting, and all works are auctioned
                                                                                                                           off at the end of the evening, with the money going to the featured charity.
As a member of the first graduating class of B.F.A. students in the Interior Design program at The Art Institute
of Seattle, Kristen Young (B.F.A., Interior Design, 2005) knew an advanced degree meant more choices, and more             One such charity, recently featured as the recipient of the “Throwdown” event, was
opportunity to design the kinds of spaces she loves. Upon graduation, Young began working for upscale hotel and resort     Seattle’s Art with Heart. Founded by local graphic designers, Art with Heart creates and
design firm, Degen and Degen. Her new employers were impressed with her talent and ambition – giving her plenty of         distributes therapeutic books and offers supportive training aimed at helping high-risk
freedom to push the boundaries of design in spaces like the new Doubletree Bellevue Hotel, as well as other high-end       children and youth learn to manage their emotions and stress, and express their needs in
projects. Young admits to “secretly liking the business side of design,” and claims the 60-hour workweek doesn’t bother    healthy ways. Their books combine engaging art with therapies that help youth cope with
her at all. Young finds motivation in the “task and the function” of interior design, and says her greatest joy comes in   feelings in the midst of a crisis, such as after a diagnosis of cancer, a natural disaster or the
finishing a space and being able to tell visitors, “Everything you’re experiencing now, I created.”                        tragedy of a school shooting. In this way, Art with Heart supports emotional and social
                                                                                                                           growth, and helps pave the way for success in school and in life.
In 2006, Young and a team of creative individuals founded Blank Canvas ( The group was
originally organized as a way to engage the interior design and architectural communities of Seattle and the Pacific       Blank Canvas presents four fund-raising events throughout the year and is making a
Northwest in an act of collaborative and spontaneous creative expression with an opportunity to raise funds to support     name for itself as one of Seattle fastest-growing and most engaging charity support
local charities. The popularity of these events over the years has led Young and Blank Canvas to expand beyond their       organizations. For Kristen Young, her exciting designs continue to celebrate charm and
original mission and open the doors to create a collaborative design studio space in the heart of Seattle’s Fremont        functionality, while her ambition continues to guide her toward new heights of creativity
neighborhood.                                                                                                              and social responsibility.
                                                                                                                       Pietro Monfreda, a member of Paint Your Heart Out’s Executive
                                                                                                                       Board, expressed appreciation for the contribution made by
                                                                                                                       students, faculty and staff at The Art Institute of Tampa. “The
                                                                                                                       students and faculty were part of every aspect from painting
                                                                                                                       homes, to branding, to fund-raising,” he said. “Again this year, they
                                                                                                                       have really added a complete and motivational touch.”

painting our hearts out
for the City of tampa

At The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, students helped give one
22-year-old nonprofit organization a face-lift, a makeover and a few fresh coats of paint.

Adopted as the mayor’s official community service effort, Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa, is a citywide program
enabling citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations to lend a helping hand to low-income, elderly citizens whose
homes desperately need painting. The Art Institute of Tampa has been dedicated to the citywide paint day since it
began in 2004.

This year marked Paint Your Heart Out’s 22nd anniversary, and The Art Institute of Tampa wanted to continue
supporting the organization. For its 20th anniversary, Graphic Design students competed to redesign the Paint Your
Heart Out logo, and the winning logo is still in use.

This year, The Art Institute of Tampa formatted the fund-raising brochure for the annual Aim High event – a clay
shoot competition. Graphic Design students created a mailing piece to generate awareness. Then, on the citywide
paint day, faculty, staff and students used their best wrist techniques to paint senior citizens’ homes in the Tampa
Bay community.
                                                                                                                         Chef Robbie Piel’s Senior Culinary Practicum class partnered with Yazoo
                                                                                                                         Brewery and Olive & Sinclair Chocolates to host a beer and food pairings
                                                                                                                         dinner, which raised over $800 for Second Harvest. For the dinner, the
                                                                                                                         Exploring Wines and Culinary Arts classes brewed their own beer to serve
                                                                                                                         with the main course. And Chef Chris Chapella’s Advanced Patisserie class
a flood of support for                                                                                                   created eight gingerbread houses for a silent auction, which raised almost
                                                                                                                         $700 for Second Harvest.

nashville flood viCtims                                                                                                  Chef Anthony Mandriota, department chair of Culinary Arts, and five
                                                                                                                         students partnered with Second Harvest and seven other area chefs to
                                                                                                                         produce an eight-course meal hosted by Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher.
With the devastation of the Nashville area from flooding in 2010, employees and students at The Art Institute of         The 4th Annual “Cooking Wild with Jeff Fisher and Friends” event was
Tennessee–Nashville were eager to find ways to help those victimized by the disaster. The college chose Second Harvest   held at the Culinary Arts Center at Second Harvest and raised $20,000 for
Food Bank of Middle Tennessee as one of its partners.                                                                    the organization.

The mission of Second Harvest, organized in 1978, is to feed the hungry and work to solve hunger issues in the           Finally, faculty and staff contributed to a Christmas-time canned food drive
communities it serves. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive food banks nationwide and is a member of          to benefit Second Harvest.
Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Second Harvest distributes food to approximately 400 nonprofit
partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee.                                                            Carol Menck, president of The Art Institute of Tennessee–Nashville,
                                                                                                                         commented, “With the scale of the devastation from the flooding in this
Just after the flooding occurred in greater Nashville, faculty member Bob Umberger and the catering class at The         area, our college community was eager to do whatever we could to help
Art Institute of Tennessee–Nashville hosted a pasta luncheon, which raised over $1,200 for Hands On Nashville and        those in need. This was the right way for us to express our care and concern
Second Harvest.                                                                                                          for our community this year.”
a british invasion in tuCson
Creates a new wave of
support for Charity                                                                                                               Other Art Institute of Tucson students assisted, including Digital Photography student Jose Beltran as the creative fashion photographer,
                                                                                                                                  and Digital Film & Video Production students Allex Gregoire, Joel Lopez and Adriana Garcia as event videographers. Nic Brenden,
                                                                                                                                  Graphic Design student, created the program insert and Media Arts & Animation student Corey Browning painted colorful graffiti
Fashion students at The Art Institute of Tucson partnered with the Tucson Ladies Council to plan the group’s sixth annual         artwork for the show’s silent auction.
fashion show. With the theme of “London Calling,” students at The Art Institute of Tucson were determined to make the fund-
raising show an event to remember.                                                                                                One of the event’s most dramatic moments was at the show’s start; a model walked the stage in a mod-styled British flag dress, designed
                                                                                                                                  and constructed by students.
Overall, the event raised an impressive $140,000 for the Tucson nonprofit organization Tu Nidito. More than 15 years ago,
Tu Nidito filled a need in the Tucson community by building a successful nonprofit agency dedicated to supporting children        “We are so proud of our students,” said Elizabeth Heuisler, The Art Institute of Tucson fashion academic director. “The professional-level
impacted by serious illness and death. Since then, Tu Nidito has served the needs of Tucson’s children and has experienced         work they did for the event played such a large role in its success. These unique real-world opportunities help position the school, our
phenomenal growth.                                                                                                                 curriculum and our students in such a positive light within the community.”

Hundreds of fashion-minded guests attended the September event, hosted by a popular Tucson radio celebrity, at The Westin         The show received fanfare before it even took place. Two dresses worn on the runway by the Tucson Ladies Council members were
La Paloma resort. The Art Institute of Tucson played a much larger role than merely being a sponsor. The show was produced by     featured on the cover of the September issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine. Fashion student Geovanny Beltran designed and constructed
the school’s fashion instructor Paula Taylor, and featured mod-UK styles from various stores in Tucson’s upscale La Encantada     one of the dresses. Cybil Waite also constructed a dress that was featured in the magazine’s story.
mall. The school’s team had a role in nearly every aspect of the show, from building the opening act costumes, to designing and
constructing the black dresses worn by the 15 members of the Tucson Ladies Council. Not wanting to leave any dress askew, the     “The entire experience was truly amazing,” said Geovanny Beltran, fashion student. “Being a part of the event was an incredible
students also served as backstage dressers to ensure that all 83 garments were stage-ready.                                        opportunity for us to apply our knowledge and skills in a real-world scenario – and to help raise money for such a great organization was a
                                                                                                                                   great feeling.”
“dream Camp” wakes up
students’ artistiC side

The Art Institute of Vancouver joined a coalition of local businesses, community groups and school district staff to give
about 500 district students full-day activities over spring break in 2010.

The students, from inner city elementary schools, attended DREAM Camp (Drama, Recreation, Extracurricular, Arts
and Music) at selected schools throughout the two-week school break. The objective was to introduce students, ages          This unique opportunity to receive encouragement and feedback from
9 through 11, to drawing processes and skills used by illustrators, animators, graphic designers and fashion designers.     instructors from The Art Institute of Vancouver inspired students,
Students created line, shape and collage self-portraits, using individual photos of the participants.                       who worked enthusiastically to create artwork.

Valerie Pugh, instructor for Foundation programs at The Art Institute of Vancouver, worked to help them experiment          Valerie went on to say, “An applied arts education trains students to
with and explore a wide range of media and processes used in illustration. She described the project as a “unique           achieve personal satisfaction and economic success in a wide variety of
opportunity to make art, which opened the horizons and recognition of drawing skills as the basis for much of today’s       design and media industries. Art and design skills are not esoteric or
entertainment products (movie animation, games, etc.).”                                                                     frivolous; they entertain us and change lives in our global community.
                                                                                                                            This was an intense and interesting week that reminds me again that
                                                                                                                            educating is an expression of hope for the future.”
serving others with a holiday spirit

During the holiday season, Culinary Arts students, faculty and staff from The International Culinary School at The Art
Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, experienced firsthand that sometimes the most
meaningful gifts are created by giving of oneself. They volunteered their time and talents to prepare dinner for the less
fortunate at the Ann Van Vleet Winter Homeless Shelter hosted by the Foundry United Methodist Church in Virginia

The dinner was the result of a coordinated effort among several Culinary Arts classes with assistance from staff with
serving. Chef Larry Adler’s Purchasing & Product Identification class assisted in planning the menu, and students worked    The International Culinary School team served the dinner buffet-style to the nearly 70 guests from the Hampton Roads region who were
for three solid days to prepare approximately 200 pounds of food, including homemade dinner rolls, fresh fruit and cheese   transported to the church by the Volunteers of America. When the line began to slow, some students transitioned from kitchen staff to
trays, turkey tetrazzini, lamb stew with steamed rice, oven-roasted chicken, roasted red potatoes, sautéed vegetables and   dining partners, sitting and talking with guests while they finished their dinner.
homemade sugar cookies. Chefs Charles Vakos, Lin Old, Larry Adler and Jim Odishoo, along with Chef Director Paul
Kennedy, coordinated more than 20 students over many hours to finalize preparations for the meal. “This really was a        Culinary student Giselle Gonzalez summed up the evening’s experience, saying, “This was a great chance for me to give back to people
team effort from our school to the local community,” said Chef Kennedy.                                                     who may not be as fortunate as I am right now.”

As Chef Adler put it, “One of our goals for the evening was to ensure that our guests got to eat as much as they wanted.”
annual gingerbread projeCt
spiCes up hearts

On a cold winter night, the excited voices of nearly 30 children were heard down the hallway of Children’s National
Medical Center in Washington, DC. It was December 13, 2010, and seven Culinary Arts students were arriving from
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. Dressed      The gingerbread project was coordinated by Chef Alison Friedman of the Culinary Arts faculty. Because she had enjoyed similar events as
in their white uniforms, the aspiring chefs were bringing a host of goodies for the annual gingerbread project, a warmly     a culinary student herself, Chef Friedman devised a holiday activity that would benefit both the children and students. “Holidays are a time
anticipated part of the hospital’s holiday party for patients and their families.                                            to spread cheer, and I wanted to come up with an activity that everyone could enjoy,” Chef Friedman said. “I get a kick out of seeing the
                                                                                                                             children’s faces light up when decorating their gingerbread men and the excitement over showcasing their creations to their parents.”
The students carried in boxes of gingerbread men, peppermint candy canes, sprinkles, yummy chocolate balls and
pounds of vanilla icing. Wide eyes and smiles greeted the culinarians. The children were eager to create their very own      Each child was given two gingerbread men, baked and prepared by the culinary club under the guidance of Chef Benita Wong, who has
gingerbread men and munch on some sweet treats, too.                                                                         supported the gingerbread project for many years. The children enjoyed taking bubblegum balls and creating eyes for their gingerbread
                                                                                                                             men. They added sprinkles on the hands and feet and gave some of their gingerbread men hair using lots of vanilla icing. They even
Serving children from birth to age 23, the Children’s National Medical Center operates a full-service medical clinic         managed to enjoy a few pieces of candy while decorating!
known as the Children’s Health Center @ THEARC in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC. Care includes preventive
health care, sick visits, immunizations, chronic illness management, and psychological, legal aid, referral management and   This project has turned into an annual community service event for the Culinary Arts department, as well as a long-lasting
social support services. Children’s National Medical Center provides services to families in communities where affordable    community partnership.
health care is a challenge.
making a splash in arts eduCation
in northern virginia
The many communities that comprise the Northern Virginia area are known for their rich historical significance, beautiful
landscape and a thriving arts community just outside the main Washington, DC hub. That’s why when The Art Institutes opened
a branch location in the Northern Virginia town of Sterling, faculty and staff made great strides to become a good neighbor in its
new home.

In the summer and fall of 2009, as The Art Institute of Washington–Northern Virginia, a branch of The Art Institute of
Atlanta, opened doors to its first creative class of students, the school partnered with many local community organizations,
including meeting with the Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Foundation for
Northern Virginia; co-sponsoring high-profile community events, such as the Loudoun County Fair and the Northern Virginia
Foundation Gala; and hosting a special grand opening celebration, during which attendees participated in The Art Institutes’
grand opening “paint splash” tradition – literally making a mark on canvas to symbolize the impression the new school has made
in Northern Virginia.

Such collaborations and outreach are not only important, but also warmly welcomed, said Heather Stillings, past president of
the Loudoun Arts Council. “We were thrilled to hear that The Art Institutes was opening a new school right here in the heart
of Northern Virginia. At the Loudoun Arts Council, we work to achieve an increasingly vibrant and vital arts scene in Loudoun
County, and The Art Institute of Washington–Northern Virginia is a perfect fit as an educational partner toward this goal.”
                                                                                                                              The exhibition featured more than 15 graphic design works,
high sChool art Collaboration:                                                                                                and was viewed by more than 200 invited guests to the school’s
                                                                                                                              grand opening. Word spread fast around the Third Ward,
a housewarming in the heart                                                                                                   and numerous passersby paid a visit to the school to view the
                                                                                                                              exhibition and take a tour of the school’s new campus.

of milwaukee                                                                                                                  “We were honored that The Art Institute of Wisconsin provided
                                                                                                                               our students the opportunity to display their artwork and for
When The Art Institute of Wisconsin prepared to open its doors in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in October 2010,             its commitment to nurture young artists in Milwaukee,” said
the school was looking for opportunities to showcase the school’s commitment to being an active educational partner            Kimberly Abler, MPS art curriculum specialist. “For many of
within the community.                                                                                                          these students, it was the first time their work has been on display,
                                                                                                                               and we look forward to the possibility of future collaborations.”
“From day one, our goal was to demonstrate to our neighbors the important role The Art Institute of Wisconsin is
 committed to playing in growing the artistic creativity that already exists in Milwaukee,” said The Art Institute of         The collaboration with MPS was the first of many partnerships
 Wisconsin president Bill Johnson.                                                                                            The Art Institute of Wisconsin intends to explore as it becomes
                                                                                                                              more and more a fixture among Milwaukee’s creative arts
In doing so, the school collaborated with the arts education director of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to                landscape. Additionally, as Art Institute students continue to
showcase artwork from MPS high school graphic arts students in The Art Institute of Wisconsin’s new permanent                 explore their own creativity, as they themselves are given the
student art gallery. The kick-off of the inaugural exhibition coincided with the school’s grand opening celebration and its   perfect opportunity to take their skills from the classroom to the
participation in the Historic Third Ward’s popular Gallery Night & Day celebration – a quarterly event showcasing the         gallery for all to see.
best and most creative gallery exhibitions to be found in Milwaukee’s cultural district.
                                                                                                                               Instructor Tom Notarangelo oversaw the friendly competition, saying, “It is
                                                                                                                               important for the students to get real-world experience. They also get to see
                                                                                                                               the rewards of their talents when doing volunteer work in the community.” The
                                                                                                                               competition continued as all the students were able to enter their designs in the
                                                                                                                               statewide competition, held in Philadelphia.

york students put the pedal to
the metal for the ameriCan
CanCer soCiety
When the word “cancer” is spoken, most of us freeze in panic and fear. That was not the reaction of the Advanced
Typography class at The Art Institute of York–Pennsylvania. They welcomed the topic when they learned they could do
their part to combat the disease as volunteers for the American Cancer Society.

As an extracurricular project, each class member accepted the challenge of designing the logo for the local chapter’s
annual Bike-a-Thon fund-raiser. The winner’s design will promote the Society’s South Central PA chapter on apparel
worn by participants in the 2011 event.

For over three weeks the students designed, received feedback and refined their logos until the final presentation
took place in late October 2010. The representative from the American Cancer Society was presented with seven
outstanding designs. Choosing a winner was difficult. Finally, Amie DiStefano’s bicycle-embodied design won the
judges’ hearts, narrowly edging out Kristin Brusstar’s tire-track design. DiStefano said, “I’m thrilled to win. It gave me a
real boost of confidence that I am in the right industry.”
stirring up a love for art
in ChiCago students

Every fall, winter and spring, children at Falconer Elementary School on Chicago’s Northwest Side can count on a visit         Falconer Elementary School Assistant Principal
from students at The Illinois Institute of Art–Chicago. The college students come armed with lesson plans they’ve created      Diana Acevedo believes the program is truly
for art class. This program is especially significant because budget cuts have forced many schools like Falconer Elementary    beneficial for her students. “It gives our students
to cut back on arts education spending.                                                                                        an appreciation for art, and they really look
                                                                                                                               forward to it.”
“It’s great for our students to get out of their classrooms, and it brings a service learning component to their education,”
 said associate professor Laurie Mucha, who incorporated the project into the curriculum of her Effective Speaking class.
                                                                                                                               Mucha said her students enjoy the experience so
Mucha created the “Art Lovers” program in 1996, and its popularity has only grown with time. Each college student is           much that some have volunteered to participate
charged with picking an artist and creating a project based on that artist’s work. “The [elementary school] kids learn to      in future “Art Lovers” projects even though they
look at art more critically and get the chance to connect with these young adult artists,” explained Mucha.                    are no longer in her class.

When possible, Mucha tries to match her bilingual students with Falconer students who speak the same second language
to give the grade schoolers a greater connection to her students.
sChaumburg families get a Creative                                                                                           The college community collected various art supplies for the center’s
                                                                                                                             children, such as glitter, glue, construction paper, stickers and other
boost from our students                                                                                                      goodies that make young art projects so tactile and exciting. Basic
                                                                                                                             household items, such as paper towels, trial-size toiletries and cleaning
                                                                                                                             products were also collected for the center’s families. Activities included:
For one heartwarming week in April 2010, faculty, staff and students at The Illinois Institute of Art–Schaumburg dedicated   art projects with family, children and center staff, rocking babies, reading
their time and creative energies to benefit the lives of families in need.                                                   to children and more.

The effort was an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to enhancing the already fruitful work of the Children’s Home + Aid Family    The college also left a lasting impression by donating a wooden bench
Center in Schaumburg.                                                                                                        and coat rack. Hand-built by the campus president and dean of academic
                                                                                                                             affairs, the useful objects also created painting projects for the children
The Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child + Family Center provides subsidized services to low-income, high-risk families         and volunteers.
living in Schaumburg and the surrounding areas. The center is an early intervention program providing early childhood care
and education, enabling families to work and receive assistance to care for their children.
                                                                                                                             This is the second year that The Illinois Institute of Art–Schaumburg
The programs offered through the center provide childcare, early childhood education, parenting education and support,       was rewarded by working with Children’s Home + Aid in Schaumburg.
crisis counseling and intervention services. The center also helps low-income families obtain health insurance through       Members of the campus community are looking forward to participating
KidCare, a state program that offers health care coverage and premium payment assistance to children and pregnant women.     on a school-wide level again.

The campus-wide effort included volunteer time and a donation drive to benefit the center’s families.
resCuing our furry friends

Reducing animal cruelty and creating sensible social change for animal rights is a cause dear to the hearts of the Miami      This year’s event was built on the success of the inaugural Dog &
International University of Art & Design community. For the second year in a row, students, faculty and staff organized       Cat Show fund-raiser last year, which raised over $1,000 for two
The Dog & Cat Show, a fund-raiser that fuses passion for art with support for nonprofit animal rescue shelters. The           worthy Miami no-kill animal shelters through the sale of tiles and
proceeds benefit two of South Florida’s no-kill animal shelters; this year’s beneficiaries were Fairy Tails Adoption and      other artwork, and celebrated the adoption of two pets.
Friends Forever Rescue.
                                                                                                                              “We are very proud to have done The Dog & Cat Show again this
The fund-raising event included the sale of handmade tiles, drawings and artwork by faculty and students from the              year. It is our belief that consistency is a key factor for making a
University, as well as artwork from other local colleges and local artists. Students and faculty worked together to prepare    change that will make a difference,” said Erika Fleming, president
custom animal portraits that were made available to those who had prepaid for a tile. Aside from the work for sale, there      of Miami International University of Art & Design.
was an exhibition of dog- and cat-themed artwork by prominent Miami artists to complete the celebration. Additionally,
the no-kill animal shelters brought dogs and cats available for adoption during the opening reception.
deCorated bras lend support
to breast CanCer researCh

It started as a student idea: “What if we decorated and transformed bras and hung them in the gallery during October for   “This was a tremendously successful event,” said Kathleen Evans, chair of the Fashion
Breast Cancer Awareness month?”                                                                                             & Retail Management program. “Not only did our students enjoy the project, but
                                                                                                                            they learned about community service, and we hope they will incorporate that into
The idea quickly caught on and soon, the entire Fashion & Retail Management degree program at The New England               their careers going forward.”
Institute of Art was volunteering to create bra-artwork for a silent auction. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston
came on board, thrilled with the idea and happy to help raise consciousness of the need to fund breast cancer research.    As a final touch, Cranshaw Construction (the company that helped construct the
                                                                                                                           gallery) donated 12 pink hard hats and a miniature (4x4) construction site composed
Bras came in one by one. There was the Mardibras, a bra transformed into a New Orleans-style mask. Celeb-Bra-ty            of little trucks full of pink ribbons, miniature construction workers and two mounds
came from the Coolidge Corner Theater; it was all glitter and gold with lightbulbs that changed colors and straps made     of construction materials (created from – a bra!).
of filmstrips. The Phantom of the Op-Bra captured the black and white mystery of the famous mask, and it joined
transformations that took the shapes of elephants, butterflies, a pirate ship and even a lamp.                             “We received such positive feedback on the show,” added Evans. “This will now be
                                                                                                                            a yearly event, and the students are already planning their designs for next year. The
A silent auction netted more than $1,300 for Dana-Farber, and the entry fees added $250 to the student scholarship fund.    college sees this as a great OppBratunity.”
                                              Allegheny County Executive Office           Arizona Humane Society                       Betty’s Day Care                                 Canterbury Park                               Children’s Home + Aid
hundreds of organizations benefit             Allegheny County Immunization Coalition     Arizona International Film Festival          Bicycle Transportation Alliance                  Canton Urban League                           Children’s Home Society of South Florida
from the work of edmC schools.                Alley Cats                                  Arizona Veterans Foundation                  Big Brothers Big Sisters                         Capital Area Christian Church (Haiti Relief   Children’s Hospital
following is a partial list:                  Alpha Kappa Alpha                           Art BeCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation         Birthday Blessings of Charlotte, NC                       Mission)                             Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters
                                              Alpha Phi Alpha                             Art Festival 2010                            Bombardier, Inc.                                 Career Closet                                 Children’s Memorial Hospital
                                              ALS Association of Georgia                  Art for the Cure                             Bonnet House                                     Caring House, Duke University                 Children’s Museum (CM2)
2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter                   AMBUCS                                      Art in the Pearl                             Boston College                                   Carnegie Museum of Natural History            Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community
360 Communities                               America Reads                               Art on Alberta                               Boston Minuteman Council (Boy Scouts)            Carolinas Raptor Center                                Action Agency
4C for Children                               American Cancer Association                 Art Road Nonprofit                           Boston Preparatory Charter School                Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH                          City Mission, Findlay, OH
A+ Angels Mentor Program                      American Cancer Society                     Arts Council of Fort Worth &                 Boston University                                Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club            City of Davenport, IA
A Child’s Place                               American Cancer Society Discovery Shop                Tarrant County                     Boy Scouts of America                            Catholic Charities                            City of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Abby’s Closet                                 American Cancer Society’s Making Strides    Arts Fifth Avenue                            Boy Scouts Troop 1                               Cell Phones for Soldiers Project              City of Hope
Ability Plus                                          Against Breast Cancer               Arts for Learning                            Boys & Girls Clubs                               Center City District                          City of Miami – Fire Department
Academy of Advanced Thinkers                  American Counseling Association             Artsphere                                    Breast Cancer Awareness Walk                     Center for Breast Health                      City of Philadelphia Department
Ad2 Nashville                                 American Culinary Federation                ASAP Treatment Center                        Breast Cancer Research of Tampa Bay              Center for Sustainable Energy                          of Recreation
Adam’s High School                            American Express Houston Business Women     AseraCare                                    Breath of Life Celebration for Delaware Valley   Central Virginia Food Bank                    City of Portland
Adopt-A-Family Program of Tarrant County      American Heart Association                  Ashby House                                           Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis          Chaîne des Rôtisseurs                         City of Refuge, Inc.
Adopt-a-Road                                  American Liver Foundation                   Asian Reporter Foundation                             Foundation                              Champion Life Center                          Clackamas River Basin Council
Adrienne Arsht Center                         American Lung Association                   ASIFA and Starz Film Festival                Brent’s Place                                    Charis House                                  Classroom Central
Advancement                                   American Printing House for the Blind       Association for Adult Development            Bridgeway Homes for Pregnant Teenagers and       Charity League of Charlotte                   Clean Air Council
Africa Aid                                    American Red Cross                                    and Aging                                   Their Babies                            Charles River Wind Ensemble                   Coalition to End Homelessness
Afya: Health for Serengeti through Internet   American Red Cross – Haiti Relief           Association for Counselor Education          Broadway Christian Parish Food Pantry            Charlotte (NC) Art League                     Coats for Colorado
AIDGwinnett                                   American Red Cross of LaPorte County                  and Supervision                    Brooke County Veterans Association               Charlotte (NC) Emergency Shelter              Cocker Rescue of Fort Lauderdale
AIDS Action Committee                         American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana     Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &     Brookline Chamber of Commerce                    Charlotte (NC) Men’s Shelter                  College Art Association
AIDS Alliance Atlanta                         American Red Cross of Saint Joseph County             Transgender Issues in Counseling   Brookline Symphony Orchestra                     Charlotte (NC) Rescue Mission                 Colorado AIDS Foundation
AIDS Outreach Center                          American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area         Association for Spiritual, Ethical and       Broward County School System                     Charlotte (NC) Women’s Shelter                Colorado Association of Career Colleges
AIGA                                                  Chapter                                       Religious Values in Counseling     Broward General                                  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools                          and Schools
AIGA Colorado                                 American Society of Interior Designers      Atlanta Day Shelter                          Broward General Pediatric Oncology Center        Chefs Move to Schools & The White House       Colorado Ballet
Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank               Amherst College and Vassar College Alumni   Atlanta Veteran’s Center                     Broward Junior Academy                           Cherry Creek Arts Festival                    Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Akron Children’s Hospital                             Associations                        Autism Society, Greater Harrisburg Region    Bruce Irons Camp Fund                            Chi Sigma Iota                                Colorado Council on the Arts
Akron Dog Park                                Amor en Accion Ministries in Homestead      Autistic Children                            Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center                 Chicago Literary Hall of Fame                 Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation
Akron Urban Restoration                       Angels of Change: Children’s Hospital of    Avon                                         Business for Culture & the Arts                  Child Seek Network                            Columbia Regional Program’s Autism
Alameda School of Art + Design                        Los Angeles                         Battered Women’s Shelter                     Business Volunteer Council Annual                Children First Academy                                 Common Walk Festival
Albertina Kerr Centers                        Animal Haven                                Bayfront Medical Center                               Playground Build                        Children’s Attention Home of Rock Hill        Community Climate Team
Alcoholics Anonymous                          Anti-Violence Partnership (AVP)             Bayou City Arts Festival                     CA Breast Cancer Foundation                      Children’s Cancer Association                 Community Food Bank
Ali Khan/Peter Simon Traveling                        of Philadelphia                     Beaverton Together                           Camillus House                                   Children’s Cancer Center                      Community Harvest Food Bank
All The King’s Men                            ARC of York County/SERTOMA Auction          Beth El Congregation                         Camp Hill Swim Team                              Children’s Healing Art Project                Community Health Care
Community Human Services                    DIFFA                                        Faith Presbyterian Hospice Hope for           Goodwill Industries                        Heritage Park Nursing Home Activity Fund     Jaycees Christmas for Kids
Community Teamwork, Inc.                    Dilbert Hoyt Arboretum                                 Peace and Justice                   Governor’s Arts Awards                     Herman Miller’s “We Care” program            Jerusalem House
Community Transitional School               Diocese of Dallas Addiction Ministry         Family Fall Festival                          Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund     Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood              Jesse F. Richardson Foundation
Community-University Health Care Center     Discovery Place                              Family Place                                  Grace Institute/Grace Academy              Historic Third Ward Association, Milwaukee   Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Community Warehouse                         District 300                                 Fashion 4 A Cause                             Grace Presbyterian Village                 Hollywood Boosters                           Johnson County Family Crisis Center
Compassion Outreach                         Divorce Recovery                             Fashion Group International                   Grady Rape Crisis Center                   Hollywood Philharmonic                       Junior Achievement
Consumer Credit Counseling Services         Dogwood Festival                             Father’s House Church                         Granny’s Garden                            Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic                 Junior League/Dress for Success Charity
Convoy of Hope                              Domestic Violence Project                    Father Joe Foundation                         Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary          Holy Comforter Episcopal Church                        Fashion Show
Covenant House                              DoveLewis                                    Feed My Starving Children                              Foundation                        Home Health & Hospice                        Junior Symphony Guild
Cr8Con                                      DOVIA: Directors of Volunteers in Agencies   Film Action Oregon                            Green Tree Farmers Market                  Home Instead                                 Junk to Funk
Cre8Camp                                    Downtown Animal Care Foundation              First Impression Suit Close and Center        Greenville Chamber of Commerce             Homeless Veterans                            Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center of
Crime Stoppers                              Dreams Are Free Elementary School                      for Accessible Living               Greenville Cultural Center                 HOPE Family Services                                   Kansas City
Crisis Assistance Ministry                  Dress for Success                            Florida Breast Health Initiative              Greenville Rape Crisis & Child Abuse       Hope House Women’s Shelter                   K9 Police-Minneapolis & Fridley, MN
Crisis Nursery Phoenix                      Duffy Health Center                          Florida Youth Orchestra                                Center                            Hospice of Charlotte                         Kaiser Permanente
Crispus Attucks                             Eagan Resource Center Food Shelf             Food Pantry; Lake County, IN                  Guadalupe Alternative Programs             Houston Ballet                               KEEPS Boutique
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America     Easter Seals ARC                             Forgotten Harvest                             Guardian ad Litem Program                  Houston Star of Hope Celebrity Fashion       Kentucky Humane Society
Crossroads Community Ministries             Easter Seals Building Value                  Fort Wayne Urban League                       Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center                     Show                               Keshet
CRVA Education Foundation Girl’s Day Away   Eastside Family YMCA                         Fort Worth Public Art                         Gustare Ltd.                               Houston Zoo                                  Kicks Sports Arena
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation                  Ecotrust                                     Fortunate Families: Foundation for            Habitat for Humanity                       HUGE Improv Theater                          Kids Helping Kids
Cystic Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild            EDMC Education Foundation                              Family Science                      Habitat Healers                            Human Rights Campaign                        Kids In Distress
Dallas Association of Family and            Educate Tomorrow                             Foundry United Methodist Church               Hacienda CDC                               Humane Society of the United States          Kilimanjaro Education Foundation
         Marriage Therapists                Education Foundation of Sarasota County      Fresh Start Women’s Foundation                Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort           Humility of Mary Shelter                     Kingsley Stingrays Swim Team
Dallas Group Psychotherapy Association      Egyptian Study Society                       Full Life Crusade–Haiti Relief                Haitian Women of Miami                     iDesign                                      Kiwanis Club
Dallas Metro Counseling Association         Elkhart General Hospital                     Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention    Hands On Atlanta                           IDU Community Collaborative                  La Penita de Jaltemba Community Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute                Emergency Management Services of North                 Project                             Hands On Charlotte                         iHeal                                        Lawrenceville Community
Dance Houston                                         Central Kansas                     Genesis Women’s Shelter                       Hands On Greenville                        Industrial Designers Society of America      Leach Botanical Garden
Decatur Arts Alliance                       Empowered Youth                              Georgia Alliance for Inclusive Technologies   Hands On Nashville                         Innocent Justice, The Education Foundation   Legal Aid Society
Decatur Business Association Board          Epilepsy Foundation                          Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities               Harley-Davidson                            Insights Teen Parent Program                 Lend A Hand Society
Decatur Education Foundation                Erin’s House for Grieving Children           Girl Scouts                                   Harvard University                         Institute for Medical Arts                   Les Marmitons
Decatur Film Festival                       Esther’s Pantry                              Girls Inc.                                    Harvesters                                 Institute of Contemporary Art                Let Them Run
DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi – High              Evansville School for the Blind              Gladstone School District                     HealthCare Connection                      Interlink Counseling Services                Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the
         School Division)                   Extraordinary Young People                   Glam Guitars                                  Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition   International Association of Culinary                  Night Walk
Delaware Valley Stroke Council              Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Savannah      Global Game Jam                                        of Georgia                                  Professionals                      Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation
Denver Dumb Friends League                  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Virginia      Globio                                        Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies             International Interior Design Association    Levine Children’s Hospital
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs                     Beach                              GLSEN Pittsburgh (Gay, Lesbian and            Heart to Heart International               Invisible Museum                             Lewis House (a division of 360
Department of Economic Security – Veteran   Fairmount Park Commission – Cobbs                      Straight Education Network)         HEARTH of Pittsburgh                       iTwixie                                                Communities)
         Outreach Program                             Creek Park                         Gold Coast Jazz Society                       Hearts for Haiti                           Jackie Hirneisen Memorial Scholarship Fund   LifeShare
Diamond Children’s Hospital                                                              Goodwill Easter Seals                         Helping Paws of Minnesota Service Dogs     Jackson Memorial Hospital                    LifeShare Community Blood Services
LifeSource                                   Memorial Blood Bank                         Multnomah County Sherriff ’s Office          North Texas Food Bank                       Paint Portland Pink!                       Portland Animal Welfare Team
LifeSouth Blood Drive                        Memorial Hospital                           Muscular Dystrophy Association               North Texas Hypnotherapy Association        Palm Beach International Film Festival     Portland Art Center
Light House                                  Metro                                       Museum of the City                           Northeast Ohio Food Bank for Pets           Parent University                          Portland Center Stage
Lincoln Heights Senior Living Center         Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences           Museum of the Peace Corps                    Northeastern University                     Park Clean Up                              Portland City Art
Lions Club                                   Metro United Way                            Music Changing Lives                         Northern Virginia Foundation Gala           Park Place Casitas                         Portland Creative Conference
Literacy for Life                            Metro Youth of the Quad Cities              My Father’s House, Inc.                      NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center       Parkway Elementary School                  Portland Farmers Market
Little Light House                           METROlink; Davenport and Bettendorf, IA     N2E                                          Northwest Career Colleges Federation        Partnership Against Domestic Violence      Portland Fashion Synergy
Living Yoga                                  METROlink; Moline and Rock Island, IL       NAMI                                         Northwest Medical Teams, International      Partnership for Community Action           Portland Fashion Week
Locks of Love                                Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund              Nashville Humane Society                     Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center      Passage Meditation/North Haven Methodist   Portland Festival Symphony
Logan Center                                 Meyer Center                                National Amber Alert System                  Northwest Society of Interior Designers              Church                            Portland Fire Bureau
Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital     MHARF (Minnesota Hooved Animal              National Art Materials Trade Association     Oakwood Mental Health Center                PDX Bridge Festival                        Portland French School
Lord’s Rose Garden                                    Rescue Foundation)                          (NAMTA)                             Ohio Valley Voices                          PDX Fashion Incubator                      Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Los Angeles Fire Department – Firehouse 60   Miami Children’s Hospital                   National Catholic Council on Alcoholism      Okolona Business Association                Peace Partners                             Portland Opera Association
Loudoun Arts Council                         Miami Rescue Mission                                and Related Drug Problems            Olivia’s House                              Pearl District Business Association        Portland Public Schools
Loudoun Chamber of Commerce                  Miami-Dade County Head Start Program                 (NCCA)                              Olmstead Parks                              Penn State Four Diamonds Fund to Fight     Portland Rose Festival Association
Loudoun County Fair                          Miami-Dade County School System             National Fish & Wildlife Foundation          Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis            Cancer                            Portland Women’s Foundation
Louisville Metro Corrections                 Michiana Humane Society                     National Flag Foundation                               Shelter                           Pennsylvania Lung Cancer Partnership       Prevent Child Abuse GA
Louisville Metro Animal Services             Milwaukee Public Schools                    National Park Service (Edgar Allan Poe       Operation Christmas Child                   People Serving People                      Primavera Foundation
Louisville Zoo                               Minnesota Career College Association                 National Historic Site)             Operation Santa: Universal City/North       PHARMALY                                   Prince of Peace Catholic Community
Lovett School                                Minnesota HOSA (Health Occupations          National Restaurant Association Education              Hollywood Jaycees                 Phashion Phest                                       Pastoral Counseling Center
Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association               Students of America)                        Foundation                          Oregon (CHIFOO)                             Philabundance                              Pro USA
Lupus Foundation of America                  Minnesota Rorschach Society                 National Television Academy–Heartland        Oregon Art Education Association            Philadelphia Black Gay Pride 2010          Project Angel Heart
Mae Volen Senior Center                      Miracles Club                                        Chapter                             Oregon Ballet Theatre                       Phillips West Neighborhood Organization    Project for Pride in Living
Make-A-Wish Foundation                       Mission of Arlington, TX                    Native American Resource Network             Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement     Phoenix Birthing Project                   Project HOPE
Making Memories                              MIU Plus Online Program                     Neighborhood House                           Oregon Food Bank                            Phoenix of New Orleans                     Project NOW
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center        MN Metro Meals on Wheels                    Neighbors of Overbrook Association           Oregon Humane Society                       Pittock Mansion                            Project Salina
Marblehead Festival of Arts                  Moffit Cancer Center & Research Institute   New Beginnings Fellowship Church             Oregon Media Production Association         Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force                 Project Transitions
March of Dimes                               Moline Fire Department                      New England Innocence Project                Oregon Museum of Science and Industry       Pittsburgh Coalition for Dynamic           Prometheus Film Festival
Martin Luther King Center                    Molly’s Fund                                New Life Mission                             Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center                          Psychotherapy                     Provincetown International Film Festival
Martin Memorial Library                      Mooresville Senior Center                   New Repertory Theatre                        Oregon Zoo                                  Pittsburgh Film Office                     Q Cinema Film Festival
Mason Park Elementary School                 Moreno Valley Police Department             New Town Farms in support of local farming   Orlo                                        Pittsburgh MMA Kumite Classic              Raptor Rehabilitation
Massachusetts Water Works Association        Morris Animal Refuge Furball                Next Door Farms                              Our Saviour’s Housing                       Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners         Read for Life
Mayors’ Feed the Hungry                      Morris Park Restoration Association         Nexus Recovery Center                        Out of the Closet Thrift Stores             Pixie Project                              RecyleRama
MDA, Durham Lock-up                          MS150                                       Nob Hill Business Association                Outreach Ministry in Burnside               Planned Parenthood                         Red Cross
ME3 (Motivate, Educate, Empower, &           Mt. Washington Community Development        Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group          Outrigger Sports USA                        Polinsky Children’s Center                 Regional Arts & Culture Council
         Engage)                                      Corporation                        North Carolina Central University Campus     Overtown Youth Center                       Pocket Change                              ReTune Nashville
Meals on Wheels                              MTH Farm-Natural Lamb                                Ministries                          P:ear                                       Portage Animal Protective League           Riley Hospital for Children
Melba School District                        Multnomah County Library                    North Texas Central Counseling Association   Pact-Bradley House                          Portland Advertising Federation            River City Brass Band
RiverBend Cancer Services                   Second Harvest Food Bank                    Stonewall Democrats                          The Mask Project & The Denver Hospice            University City Partners Green Goats &       World Awareness Club Toy Drive
Roadrunner Food Bank                        Second Harvest Heartland                    Stop Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN)            The National Institute for Occupational Safety            Gardens Festival                    World Forestry Center
Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls                SECU (Southeastern Credit Union) House,     Stray Rescue                                          and Health (NIOSH)                      Upstate Women’s Show                         Wounded Warrior Project
Rolling Readers                                       Chapel Hill, NC                   Style Wars                                   The Office of City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke       Urban League                                 Yawkey Club of Roxbury
Ronald McDonald House Charities             Sergeant Electric Services                  Suicide Awareness Voices of Education                 Ravenstahl                              Urban Ministry Center                        YCAL (York County Alliance for Learning)
Roots In The City                           Shake-A-Leg Foundation                               (SAVE)–MN                           The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society             USELESS Sustainable Products                          Yellow Ribbon Support Group
Rosa Parks Elementary School                Share Our Strength                          Suicide Prevention Action Network of         The Ralph McGill Civil Rights Museum             USO                                          YMCA
Rose Home for Women                         Sharing & Caring Hands of Minneapolis, MN            Georgia                             The Right Brain Initiative                       VAE (Visual Art Exchange)–fashionSPARK       Yoplait for Breast Cancer
Rotary Club                                 She’s the First                             Sunnyside Presbyterian Church Food Pantry    The Salvation Army                               Vancouver Opera                              York Barbell mural
Royal Gardens Association                   Shepherd’s Heart Veterans Home              Sunshine Acres Children’s Home               The Stark County Humane Society                  Veteran’s Day Parade; Clarksville, TN        York County (SC) Cancer Association
Ruth House                                  Sherri’s Wishes                             Surfrider Foundation USA                     The Stewart Center                               Veteran’s Hospital                           York County Bar Association
S.C.O.R.E.                                  Signal Behavioral Health Network            Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure             The Stewpot and Second Chance Café               Veterans Administration Medical Center       York County Habitat for Humanity
S.E.E.K. Arizona                            Sister Kenny International Art Show         Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation      The Storehouse Food Bank                         Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation          York Cultural Alliance fund-raising
Sacred Heart Grade School                   Slow Food                                   Symphony of the Americas                     The Veteran Administration                       Visit Denver                                 York Rescue Mission
Safari Seconds                              SMART                                       Take Flight Leadership Program               The Williams Community Foundation                Visiting Nurse Association Grief Luncheons   York Spanish American Center
SafeHaven of Tarrant County in Fort Worth   So Others Might Eat                         Tanner’s Touch (local cancer organization)            Youth and Families First                VIVA Quad Cities                             York Women’s Show
SafeHaven Women’s Shelter                   Soldiers’ Angels                            Tarrant County Gay Pride Week                The Woman’s Hospital of Texas 7th Annual         Voices for Children                          York YWCA Race Against Racism
SafeHome                                    Soles4Souls                                          Association’s Parade and Picnic              Labor Day Luncheon & Style Show         Voices for Education                         YPAL and Habitat LEED Building
Safer Foundation                            South Bend Animal Care and Control          Taste of PA Wine Fest                        The Women’s Connection                           Volunteer Center of Durham (Share your       YWCA
Saint Margaret’s House                      South Bend Center for the Homeless          Taylor Memorial Library                      Three Rivers Harley-Davidson                              Christmas, Backpacks for Kids)      Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul            South Bend Unity Gardens                    Teddy’s Rescue                               TLC for Children & Families                      Volunteers of America                                 Food Pantry
Salina Community Theatre                    Southlake Green Day                         Tesla Science Foundation                     Town of Brookline                                Wallace Medical Concern                      Zippo
Salina Regional Health Center               Southwest Washington Sierra Club            Texas Association for Counselor Education    Toyota                                           Walter Ames, Community Blood Center          ZUMIX
Salvation Army                              SPCA                                                 and Supervision (TACES)             Toys for Tots                                    Watts Center
Salvation Army/Angel Tree                   Special Olympics                            Texas State Democratic Party                 Trade Works                                      Waverly Children’s Center
Salvation Army Shelter                      Springboard for the Arts (MN)               The 2009 Houston International Festival      Transition Projects, Inc.                        WECS/WINGS
Samaritan House                             Springettsbury Township Saturday in         The Aliveness Project                        Truly Nolen                                      Wellspring Support
San Antonio Food Bank                                 the Park                          The Aurora Foundation                        Tu Nidito & Tucson Ladies Council                Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center
San Diego Food Bank                         St. Ambrose University                      The Charlotte (NC) Art League                Tucson Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona           Western State Hospital
San Diego Police Department                 St. Frances Hospital                        The Charlotte (NC) Trolley Powerhouse        Tulsa Community Food Bank                        Wildlife Forever
San Diego Wildfire Relief                    St. John’s Episcopal Church                          Museum                              Turning Point                                    William Temple House
Sanctuary, Inc.                             St. Joseph The Worker                       The Education Foundation                     Twenty-First Century Learning Center             Winterfest
Sandy Springs Police Department             St. Jude House                              The Family Resources                         U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service                     Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation
Sarasota Military Academy                   St. Luke’s Home for the Elderly             The Hazlett Theater                          UNICEF                                           Women In Film and Media
Scott County Family YMCA                    St. Pius X Spiritual Life Center            The Ladder Alliance                          United Blood Services                            Women of Tomorrow
SCRAP                                       St. Vincent De Paul                         The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society              United Way                                       Women’s Resource Center
Search and Rescue                           St. Vincent Meals on Wheels                 The Literacy Volunteer Organization of       United We Can Foundation                         Woodley Manner Nursing Home
Second Baptist Church                       Stepping Stone Shelter for Women                     Atlanta                                                                              World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

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