OPEN CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO HONOR REGIONAL VOLUNTEERS
24th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards to honor volunteers on Friday, October 12, 2012
OPEN CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
TO HONOR REGIONAL VOLUNTEERS
24th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards
to honor volunteers on Friday, October 12, 2012
PITTSBURGH—Dominion and WQED are requesting nominations from throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Maryland, and northern West Virginia for the 24th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards.
Entries are being accepted Monday, May 21 – Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Organizations involved in the arts who are interested in nominating volunteers can obtain VITA Awards rules, information and applications online. Information may also be obtained by calling or writing to WQED at:
Phone: (412) 622-1380
Address: ATTN: Dominion VITA Awards
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
For 24 years, Dominion and WQED have worked in a joint partnership for the VITA Awards. VITA Awards winners are honored at an annual luncheon and presented with a grant of $2,500 for the arts organization where he/she volunteers his/her time. This year’s VITA Awards ceremony will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Concourse C, on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The awards are funded by an annual grant from Dominion Foundation. The Dominion Foundation is primarily dedicated to improving the economic, physical and social health of the communities where Dominion serves. The Dominion companies contribute more than $20 million annually to these nonprofit organizations.
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 128 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and The WQED Education Department.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,200 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
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