The time period “waymaker” describes our purchasers who’re entrepreneurs, mother and father, and leaders residing in excessive poverty whereas working every single day to create a greater future for his or her households and their communities for generations to come back. In December 2021, Alternative’s first immersive artwork expertise Portrait of a Waymaker made its debut as a digital artwork gallery that includes 10 illuminating portraits accompanied by narration from our purchasers and our area consultants. In case you haven’t explored this wonderful digital exhibit, test it out right here!
After an thrilling on-screen debut, the Alternative group and some devoted donors put our heads collectively and requested:“What if we introduced this digital artwork gallery to life?” Collectively, we remodeled a mission that was as soon as seen on display into tangible printed portraits and packaged it right into a touring artwork exhibition. My private background earlier than becoming a member of Alternative’s occasions group was in Museum Schooling, so the prospect of constructing an in-person expertise to assist supporters higher perceive our purchasers’ lives was one thing I used to be notably keen about!
Portrait of a Waymaker Chicagoland
The primary cease within the lineup was within the suburbs of Chicago. This Portrait of a Waymaker occasion was hosted on the Oak Park Nation Membership the place practically 200 attendees had the chance to come back nose to nose with highly effective photographs of our purchasers and hearken to the quick narrations that described their tales. Printed portraits have been arrange across the room and served as not solely an avenue for private reflection however a springboard for dialog with the bigger group because the night progressed.
Throughout dinner, company had group dialog with their tables that requested them to step into the footwear of our purchasers and make some not possible choices round what they’d do to assist their households with solely $2 a day. The night time concluded with a keynote speech by Michael Chitwood, Alternative Worldwide’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, who moved hearts whereas sharing his personal story of overcoming ache and the way necessary it’s to help to these in want.
After a really transferring night and insightful conversations, our supporters raised $68,000 to assist Alternative purchasers across the globe. What an exceptional approach to be part of one thing bigger!
Portrait of a Waymaker’s Subsequent Stops
We’re trying ahead to internet hosting this exhibit in two different places earlier than the yr is out!
- October 20th Portrait of a Waymaker, A Celebration of Alternative in Huntsville Alabama
- November ninth Portrait of a Waymaker, with CEO Atul Tandon in Palo Alto, California
In case you are taken with attending both of those occasions, please attain out to your native Alternative Worldwide Consultant or contact the Occasions Group at [email protected].