The Tipp Foundations’ 2012 annual report will arrive in every area mailbox within the next few days. Be on the lookout for your copy. It represents the sole annual community-wide communication from the Foundations.
Why is that? “It’s expensive to produce,” said Dr. Jim Ranft, the Foundations’ volunteer leader. “But at the same time we feel that it is an important message to get out. It’s worth the price.”
“What a sense of hometown pride the report stirs,” said Mike Lightle, a long-time member of the board.
The message covers three distinct sectors, each one with a very specific connection to Tipp City.
“The report simplifies what may appear complicated,” said Heather Bailey, editor and volunteer. “It is a year in review of the grants, the endowment funds that grants are awarded from, and of the donors who assure our future through estates or current-year gifts.”
The report will be hard to miss. Bold bursts of orange-toned photos dash across the cover and the 2012 report is the largest format produced by the Foundation to date.
One photo that stands out is of Tipp City’s Old City Hall. It is by Terry Glass using a Canon DSLR on a tripod. It was taken in Sept 2012 using light painting, a photographic technique involving keeping the camera lens open for 30 seconds and using a flashlight with a red filter. Using this technique, photographers can artificially “paint” to obtain the unusual color. Some enhancement with the color was also achieved in Photoshop. The photo won Second Place in the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s “Then and Now — How Do You See It?” contest in December 2012.
Additional photos laid atop Glass’ are by another local photographer, Andrea Nay. Nay’s work appears perennially in the Foundations’ reports.
For more information about the Foundations, visit the web site at www.tippfoundation.org. Want to know how you can get involved? Contact Jim Ranft at 667-1270.
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