This year ICA has a new approach to fundraising. We have worked hard on creating programs that are self-sustaining; however most of our programs are still relatively young, and have a few years until they will be able to run without external support. In the mean time, the ICA's programming staff is taking charge of making sure each program is financially viable.
Nina Winn, Seva Gandhi, Caitlin Sarro accepting the Delta Emerging Leaders Boost Grant on behalf of the ICA, pictured with the other winner, Alex Poltorak from the Urban Canopy Project
An amazing amount of new non-paper Archives have been created by seven individuals working far away from our Chicago location. One focus has been in audio-visual compilations, digitization and evaluation.
The ICA expresses another deeply heart-felt thank you to Raymond and Tina Spencer. They have once again pledged to match all new and increased gifts up to $40,000 in 2013. It is support like this that makes ICA programs possible.
Two interns from Oberlin College worked with ICA's Accelerate 77 team and ICA fellow Jenny Hirsch during their January winter term. They were engaged in projects that supported Jenny's work with the Chicago Community Climate Action Toolkit, as well as broadening ICA's knowledge on communities in green buildings. Peter Nguyen is a freshman from Chicago and Yuran Pan is a sophomore from China.