The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) launched the Yulanda M. Faris Young Philanthropist Award earlier this month to recognize leaders in fundraising for the arts under 35 years old. The winner will receive the award at CACV’s annual fundraiser SWITCH! November 17, 2016.
Since that time, a donor has stepped forward to provide financial sponsorship of the award. The winner of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Philanthropist Award will now have the opportunity to choose a DTES Vancouver organization supporting the community led renewal through the arts and a $1,000 donation will be made in their name to that organization. This allows the award not only to highlight arts philanthropy by the next generation of Vancouverites, but also the incredible work being done by community-engaged arts projects in the Downtown Eastside.
The criteria for the award will consist of the following:
- Leadership in recent projects or activities supporting the arts.
- Major gifts to arts organizations.
- Board service.
- Commitment to raising the profile of the arts in Greater Vancouver.
As there are a variety of ways to demonstrate leadership in philanthropy, the ideal candidate will fulfill some of these criteria, not all, and/or a combination of them.
The deadline for award applications is October 31, 2016. Nominate a young arts philanthropist in your community today!