LWVMC seeks support for documentary
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
LWVMC Plans Documentary of Volunteer Impact; Starts Power2Give Campaign to Raise Funds
Plans are underway for LWVMC to make a documentary that tells the stories of some of our League's illustrious volunteers and their impact on the Central Ohio community.
The League is reaching beyond its regular base of support by launching a Power2Give campaign.Power2Give is an internet-based crowd-sourcing platform, similar to Kickstarter, that is specifically for nonprofit organizations.The League launched a Power2Give campaign on February 14, the League's 95th birthday. It will continue throughout Women's History Month until March 31. More information, including a link to a short video trailer about the League's project, can be found here: http://power2give.org/go/p/8931
The goal is to develop a documentary that will debut in August 2015, to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the League's 95 years of service to the community. The program will be called "Growing People to Grow the Community: Stories from the League of Women Voters of Metro Columbus."
The documentary will show that volunteers do make a difference. It will include stories from Gloria Davis, Joan Lawrence, Mary Lazarus, Virginia Colson Leidhieser, Sue Phillips, Peg Rosenfield, Ruth Schildhouse, and more. The focus will be in four key areas: school desegregation, child welfare, redistricting, and leadership development.
It is a two-part project: In Phase 1, the LWVMC will record the stories of some of its notable volunteers, as well as other community leaders who have benefited from the Metro League's work. Short "teaser" videos of at least two of our focus issues will be produced. Check out the first "couch conversation," featuring Ruth Schildhouse and Gloria Davis, here. And check out the second "couch conversation," featuring Virginia Colson Leidhieser, here.
In Phase 2, which will require additional funds, LWVMC will edit and produce a short video documentary. This inspiring show will be just right for TV, the Internet, meetings, schools, etc.
The project will be run by League volunteers, and the funds will pay for professional quality video and editing by Bookbag Video, a dynamic local company that specializes in using real people to tell real stories.
How You Can Help
Learn more about the project, and watch the trailer at http://power2give.org/go/p/8931.
Make a donation at http://power2give.org/go/p/8931. If you prefer, you can mail a check directly to the League office (6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 129, Columbus, OH 43229). Please write "documentary" in the memo line.
Share information about the documentary project with friends, family, colleagues.
Write a testimonial in support of the project at http://power2give.org/go/p/8931.
Let the League office know of other people/organizations we might want to contact about this great project.
Let the office know if you have photos or clippings from the 1960s-1980s that we can scan for possible use in the documentary. Right now we are looking for League activity around school desegregation, redistricting, and child welfare.
Puffin Foundation West has pledged a dollar for dollar match, up to $1000, on Power2Give, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council has pledged to match 50 cents for each dollar pledged! Thank you to both of these incredible sponsors.
The League acknowledges contributions from the following generous donors so far:
Kitty Burcsu Lucy Buzzee
The Change Collaborative
Steve & Kristin Grove
Anne L. Hoke
Donna Marie & Wes Lossing Jones
Barbara McAdams Muller
Deb & Bryan Peluso
Puffin Foundation West
Beth & Brent Taggart
Catharine Warmbrod Jane B. Young