We made it!

A big thanks to the 49 individuals, businesses and organizations who helped us meet our goal on Kickstarter – we couldn’t have done it without you!   Thanks also to AIGA Richmond and Women in Design for hosting events that allowed CCDC to spread the word out about the Design Marathon. With October 1st one short month away – the planning committee is in high gear getting everything ready for the big day. We’ll be announcing the nonprofit projects on September 1st.


nearly there…

Thanks to those of you who have stepped up and backed the Design Marathon on Kickstarter – we’re getting close!  We have until noon tomorrow to meet our fundraising goal or we won’t get any of the support pledged so far – please encourage your friends and colleagues to join you in making a pledge today.  And stay tuned for the announcement of the 2010 projects later this week.

5 days to go!

We have just five days to go to meet our fundraising goal for the 3rd Annual Design Marathon, and CCDC needs YOUR help getting there!   Please consider making a $10 or $20 pledge today. Your support helps underwrite the cost of putting on an event that brings dozens of local designers together to provide over $50,000 worth of pro bono design services to nonprofits that serve our community. The process is easy – just visit our Kickstarter page, click “Back this project”, and you’re on your way!

Raise a Glass to Benefit the Design Marathon!

Come out to support and celebrate the upcoming 2010 Design marathon!  On August 25th from 5:30-7pm, the CCDC and the AIGA Richmond are co-hosting a happy hour to benefit the Design Marathon upstairs at the Local (824 Hinton Avenue).  Enjoy drink specials with past, present and future participants and if you haven’t already pledged on our Kickstarter page, you will have an opportunity to pledge at the event to help the CCDC reach its $3,000 target by August 31st!

**Marathon attire is strongly encouraged!!

Nonprofits, one week to go!

Nonprofit applications for the 3rd Annual Design Marathon are due on Monday, August 16 at 5 pm.  Applications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered to CCDC. Any nonprofit in Charlottesville or a surrounding county is eligible to apply with the exception of religious or politically affiliated organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with some of Charlottesville’s most talented designers on a design project for your organization.  Apply today!

Designers, one week to go!

Designers have until Monday, August 9 at 5 pm to submit an application to participate in the 3rd Annual Design Marathon.  Whether you’re an architect, landscape architect or graphic designer, this is a great opportunity to gain exposure for yourself or for your firm by giving back to the local community.  Applications can be downloaded from this page. Don’t be shy, apply today!