2008 Chicago Community Organizing Awards Request for Nominations

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From: "J Pinzino" <Jpinzino at woodsfund.org>

February 2008

Dear Friends of Organizing,

We are pleased to announce the 2008 Community Organizing Awards. The 
award celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at the 
Ballroom of the School of the Art Institute.

There will be two awards given this year. The Community Organizing Award 
will be given to an organization demonstrating excellence in community 
organizing. The Chicago Community Trust Collaboration Award will 
recognize the efforts of a collaboration that uses community organizing 
as a successful strategy to achieve policy change. Each award will 
include a $50,000 unrestricted grant. Nomination criteria for both 
awards can be obtained by sending an e-mail to jpinzino at woodsfund.org.

The awards are sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur 
Foundation, Wieboldt Foundation, Woods Fund of Chicago and The Chicago 
Community Trust. The Collaboration Award is made possible by a generous 
grant from The Chicago Community Trust. In giving these awards, we aim 
to recognize excellent and effective community organizing and 
collaborative efforts in the Chicago metropolitan area. We also hope to 
stimulate more support for community organizing and to increase public 
understanding of the vital contribution made by community organizing 
groups in neighborhoods and the broader community.

We invite you to nominate your own or another organization for the 
Community Organizing Award. We also encourage you to nominate community 
organizing collaborations. If you nominate an organization or a 
collaboration with which you’re not directly involved, we advise that 
you consult with its staff and leadership. The deadline for submission 
of nominations is Monday, March 17, 2008. If you have any questions 
regarding the awards please call Jeff Pinzino at the Woods Fund of 
Chicago at 312-782-2698 ext 103, or e-mail to: jpinzino at woodsfund.org.


Terry Mazany

The Chicago Community Trust

Regina McGraw

Wieboldt Foundation

Spruiell White

John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation

Jeff Pinzino

Woods Fund of Chicago

Jeff Pinzino
Program Officer
Woods Fund of Chicago
360 N. Michigan, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
(312)782-2698 x.103
jpinzino at woodsfund.org

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