Last Friday, December 2nd, we celebrated another Launch Day with our new round of Project Grantees! Each grantee was paired with a designer, and an expert from their project's field to help with project branding and language development. This year we also had breakout sessions with experts in the worlds of tax management, event planning, and media engagement. Over the course of the day, the teams worked towards developing a 6-slide pitch to quickly present what they plan to accomplish with their projects. We finished the day with rapid-fire presentations from each grantee.
Team "Warrior Moms" begins sketching out logo ideas and strategies.
Team "CSX Six" works on their identity with designer Austin Dunbar.
Team "Pantry Raid" became "The People's Pantry" during the launch day design process.
Grantees having a breakout session about public relations and how to work with the media.
Designer and architect Quinn Kummer was an expert for team "CSX Six" while also scanning all the new grantee's heads for our 3D model bust wall.
At lunch there was a panel discussion with past Project Grantees and current Haile Fellow Chris Glass. This session allowed new Grantees a glimpse into the process from start to finish.
Grantees listening to a talk about the tax implications of their grants and how to go about hiring talent.
Kurt Reiber, director of The Freestore Foodbank talking to team "People's Pantry."
Grantees learn some pointers on how to best plan and organize events for their projects.
All of our Project Grantees are paired with a videographer throughout their project to create a beautiful retrospective video.