The Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Youth Services of Tulsa collaborated in 2012 on a Youth in Philanthropy art project, piloted with Street School and Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences.
The project focused on AFP's "Youth in Philanthropy" and "Diversity" strategic initiatives through a judged art contest based on the theme of a diverse and giving community.
Students were asked to portray their perception of the theme, a diverse and giving community, through visual art media of choice and include a short paragraph describing the work and what it represents. Judging criteria included artistic representation, creativity and relevance to the theme.
Judging panelists included local artists, members of AFP, the Diversity Crew of Tulsa's Young Professionals, and the Mosaic program of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. The winners are:
Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences
1st Place: Courtney Baker, senior
2nd Place: Stephen Sharpe, senior
3rd Place: Reagan Dechow, junior
1st Place: Latisha Long, senior
2nd Place: Ashley Small, sophomore
3rd Place: Martin Ortiz, sophomore
Representatives of AFP and YST visited the school sites on Tuesday, December 18 to present cash prices to the winners. Support for this program came from the AFP Grant Partnership Award, received by the Eastern Oklahoma chapter of AFP for its outstanding participation in the most recent AFP Every Member Campaign.
Those on site to congratulate the winners were:
Janet Gaskins, Past-President, AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter
George Romero, Arts Program Coordinator, Youth Services of Tulsa
Lori McGinnis-Madland, Executive Director, Street School
Eric Doss, Executive Director, Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences
A special thank you to our 2012 Youth in Philanthropy judges:
Pam Dose, Immediate Past-President, AFP, Eastern Oklahoma
Susan Garcia, VP, Advancing Philanthropy
Linda Jenkins, Mosaic, Tulsa Regional Chamber
Toby Jenkins, Mosaic, Tulsa Regional Chamber
Joshua Lee, Diversity Crew, Tulsa's Young Professionals
Gabe Low, Director of Youth Enrichment, Youth Services of Tulsa
Jonny Hinkle, Community artist
Britt Greenwood, Community artist
The winning artwork was displayed at the Youth Services of Tulsa "Art is Alive" art show and reception at the Philbrook Museum of Art on Thursday, December 20, 2012.
AFP is committed to engaging young professionals and promoting the exploration of philanthropy by youth to build their future fundraising careers. AFP recognizes the importance of outreach to young professionals in order to assure that effective and ethical fundraising is practiced well into the future.