Hi, friends! I hope you’re having an awesome Tuesday. I know most of you tracing paper readers aren’t Buffalonians, but I wanted to share a little bit about a project I’m working on anyway.
As said in my About page, I was really hesitant when I first made the move to Buffalo. I mistakenly took negative rumblings and opinions about this city as truth. Over the last four and a half years that I’ve called Buffalo home, I’ve realized that I couldn’t have been more wrong. This city is full of hard-working, artistic, and kind people. There is beautiful, old architecture to be seen, and new shops and restaurants are popping up everywhere you look.
Recently, I was introduced to a phenomenal organization called The Awesome Foundation. The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. With the help of some new friends, we’re bringing a chapter to Buffalo! Our city is the perfect Awesome fit as we experience a renaissance of sorts.
We will function as a fully autonomous chapter, supporting awesome projects through micro-grants, given out a few times per year at pitch events. These micro-grants come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are awarded on a no-strings-attached basis to people working on awesome projects.
Here at Awesome Buffalo, we’re currently looking for chapter trustees, who participate fully in the grant selection process. If this intrigues you, please fill out our interest form and join us in making Buffalo even more awesome: tinyurl.com/awebufform
I’m sorry in advance for using the word awesome so much. More to come!