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Emily Ostertag, Allied Member ASID, designed a table for the event, which raised more than $9,000 for students. Students from KIPP Endeavor Academy played an active role, modeling purses for the fundraiser’s live auction.
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“During these tough economic times, it was inspirational to see our chapter members go all out to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause—educating children. This type of community involvement speaks volumes about the hearts of our membership.”
– Vickie Stewart, ASID
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bers of the ASID Missouri West/Kansas Chapter welcomed the impending arrival of spring with their ﬁrst annual Purse Parade fundraiser. The event, based on a theme of “Spring in …,” raised more than $9,000 for the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Endeavor Academy, a free, open-enrollment charter school serving nearly 200 middle school students in Kansas City’s urban core. Event co-chair Vickie Stewart, ASID, describes the day as a “win-win,” as it gave designers the opportunity to network with members of the community while raising much-needed funds for the school. ASID members were paired with table hosts from the community, to create more than 20 tablescapes representing a variety of “spring” themes, such as Springtime in Amsterdam and Reﬂections of Spring. The pairings allowed designers to meet potential clients who were seated at their tables, and some designers purchased their own tables and invited existing clients.
For the event’s “purse parade,” more than 50 purses—donated by local stores, purse designers and generous ASID members—were sold via live and silent auction. The live auction was especially engaging for those in attendance, as the purses were modeled by several of the school’s students, known as “Kippsters,” while volunteer auctioneers did their best to encourage enthusiastic bidding from the 200-plus attendees. “We were thrilled at the response this event has gathered from the Kansas City community,” says event co-chair Stephanie Campbell, development director for KIPP Endeavor Academy. “We got the opportunity to raise money for KEA’s amazing programs while helping the design community grow their clientele. What a perfect match!” Plans are already in the works for a second annual Purse Parade in 2011, thanks to the enthusiastic response from both the ASID design community and members of the Kansas City community at large. i
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASID Icon - September/October 2010
ASID Icon - September/October 2010
Making Their Mark
A Year of Ups and Downs
Design For Life
Resource Guide & Advertisers
ASID Icon - September/October 2010
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