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U-M undergrads to launch Makeathon with A2Awesome grant

A few days ago, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded $1,000 in cash to University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering undergraduate Beverly Chou (seen below accepting the award from A2 Awesome founder Lisa Dengiz) to help fund the launch of an event that she and fellow students are calling Makeathon. After our meeting, I took the […]

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Amanda Sari Perez on winning this month’s A2Awesome grant, and the geodesic dome she’s built with the money

Today, the trustees of A2Awesome handed over $1,000 to Amanda Sari Perez for the creation of an enormous geodesic dome, which she hopes will serve as a platform on which others in the community can express their creativity. Following is my interview with her. MARK: To start out, could you tell us a bit about […]

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A2Awesome awards its first $1,000 grant. Congratulations to Nathan Ayers!

As I mentioned a while back, I’m one of a group of people to who decided, not too long ago, to start a local chapter of Boston’s Awesome Foundation. Well, this morning, our group – christened A2Awesome – handed over its first $1,000 grant. The funds were given, in a brown paper bag, to Nathan […]

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A2Awesome, the Awesome Foundation’s local Washtenaw County chapter, announces launch, and promises $1,000 in monthly cash grants for awesome ideas

For those of you who didn’t catch the announcement on AnnArbor.com today, I’ve got some potentially good news to share. Thanks to the efforts of Neutral Zone founder Lisa Dengiz, and a small but active group of community-minded individuals, Ann Arbor is, as of today, home to a branch of the Boston-based micro-philanthropic organization – […]

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