Help BU win $5,000! We’re finalists for the KingFischer award…

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Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 9.14.53 PMBethel University was just selected as one of six finalists for the New England Grassroots Environment Fund’s Cheryl King Fischer Innovation Award. We’re honored!

And now we need your help. The award recipient is selected through a combination of quality and quantity of public comments. The winner will receive an additional $5,000 grant to support community projects.

Please take 5 minutes to visit the website and leave a comment about why Bethel University matters to you or to our community and why you think we deserve to win. Scroll to the bottom of the page, create an account, and post away! Share a personal story or anecdote, talk about what BU has done for Bethel, and help make sure we can keep going in the future.

We’re grateful to the Grassroots Fund for their generous support of Bethel University last year, and for honoring our community efforts this way.

More info about the award:

The Cheryl King Fischer Innovation Award or the ‘KingFischer’ for short, is a bonus grant given at the end of each year to an innovative, crosscutting, and inspiring project that embodies the Grassroots Fund’s founding director’s essential spirit and commitment to:

  • Balancing environmental sustainability with social justice issues

  • Testing new and innovative ideas and problem-solving approaches
  • Examining problems or opportunities from many angles, using systems thinking and organizing strategies that break down issue and organization “silos”
  • Fostering collaboration, networking and collective action to gain broad and lasting impact
  • Demonstrating social entrepreneurial thinking, risk-taking and willingness to try solutions that could be wildly successful or fall on their face, but in all cases move change forward and teach new things
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