Your Dollars at Work: Scholarships and Staffing Made Possible Through Your Generosity

Wow!  Thanks to more than 200 of you, Docs In Progress raised more than $17,000 in our Winter and Summer Fundraising campaigns.


Winter Campaign Update: Scholarships


Thanks to your support and that of the William and Karen Tell Foundation, three youth and two adults will be able to learn how to tell stories through the power of documentary video.

The youth scholarships went to Marc QuintanillaFeevan Megersa, and Claire Spaulding, all of whom attended our summer camps. Marc is pictured at right, picking up camera skills from Camp Counselor Aberham Berhanu.  We hope to have their films uploaded to our YouTube page for viewing soon.

We have also set aside two scholarships for our fall production class. One was  a full scholarship given to a deserving nonprofit organization to help them improve their use of documentary-style video to further their cause. This has been awarded to Gloria Robinson from ONE DC, who participated in our spring conference Documenting Your Story. The second scholarship is a competitive needs-based scholarship which will cover 50% of the costs for the production class.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is August 17. More information.


Summer Campaign Update: Staffing


Completed only a few days ago, the goal of this campaign was to provide critical operating funds for Docs In Progress. Thanks to your support, we met the goal of matching capacity-building funds from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County to support a full-time Executive Director position.

We are happy to report that Erica Ginsberg will start back full-time next week and is already hard at work with the Board, Sam Hampton, and volunteers on planning future programming and organizational development.

Once again, thanks to the Docs In Progress community for supporting the organization which supports you.

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