Support Student Scholarships
The Chapter President’s Council (CPC) will be holding a photo auction as part of the American Planning Association’s 2013 National Planning Conference, April 13-17 in Chicago. Chapters, Divisions, and all Leadership have a unique opportunity to participate in fundraising event for the APA Planning Foundation. The Planning Foundation of APA funds philanthropic activities that the American Planning Association has supported for years – scholarships and community equity programs – and new initiatives like special research projects and creative ways to “tell the planning story.”
The first auction was held in conjunction with the 2012 National Planning Conference held in Los Angeles. Over two-thousand dollars was raised to benefit the APA Planning Foundation and the California Planning Foundation. This year, the Chapter President’s Council (CPC) will be organizing and running the fundraising event.
This auction involves a friendly competition among National APA Chapters and Divisions. We are asking each participating Chapter and Division to donate a photographic image that is representative of their Chapter and Division that reflects the Conference theme: PLAN BIG. We hope to continue a tradition of holding a Silent Auction at the National Conference to raise money for student scholarships.
CPC is requesting that each Chapter and Division to submit one image that best represents your Chapter or Division for donation to this Silent Auction. Any person involved in Leadership is also encouraged to participate. We are requesting that you send CPC the selected photograph as a digital image. We would like photos that reflect the diversity of your Chapter or Division. Creativity is encouraged – area landmarks, a lively neighborhood scene/activity node, or a scene, structure, or activity, representative of your respective Chapter or Division would be great! Let’s come together and raise money for student scholarships. With your participation in this effort, Planners throughout the nation will have the opportunity to see and bid on photographs that reflect the diversity of our organization, and in the process provide much needed financial support for planning student scholarships.
Images may be color or black and white and should be formatted for printing as a 12” X 16” photograph for display in a 16” x 20” frame. For best quality, photos should be taken by a camera with a minimum resolution of 8 mega pixels.
Please provide the following information when transmitting your image:
- Photo Title
- Description of photo, including location
- Chapter/Division/Person submitting photo
- Contact Person with Phone number and email address
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING IMAGE: MARCH 29, 2013
For more information contact:
Kurt Christiansen, AICP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Viado at email@example.com