Sappi 2014 Ideas that Matter Grant Recipients/Michelle Kwon, Meghan Lazier, and Robin Newman from Design for Social Innovation at SVA
BOSTON – Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the grant recipients of its 15th annual Ideas that Matter program, aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Ideas that Matter has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing more than $12.5 million to causes that use design as a positive force in society. The program is open to North American designers who are partnered with a nonprofit organization and have created a solution that is ready for implementation. This year's nine winning projects highlight how designers can use the power of paper as a catalyst for social change and innovation.
"The Ideas that Matter Grant allows us to expand our commitment to researching and addressing real-world issues through design by supporting charitable projects around the world," said Patti Groh, Marketing & Communications Director, Sappi Fine Paper North America. "We understand the power of strategic design and are proud to help this year's inspiring recipients act as change agents for improved global healthcare, education and economic stability."
Michelle Kwon, Meghan Lazier, and Robin Newman from MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts won for their game "Say No More". It is a game for middle school girls in the United States which helps them understand and create healthy relationship bounderies. The non profit to benefit from the grant is ECPAT-USA http://www.ecpatusa.org
Congratulations Michelle, Meghan, and Robin!