*Image courtesy of Mark Kauzlarich
The holidays are all about community, and we’re proud of the one we’ve built with you. Together we discover Leica’s rich history, learn more photography skills, and discuss details about gear. Leica Society members know that the Leica journey is most meaningful when the experiences are shared with friends who understand that similar to Leica camera themselves, the community is more than the sum of its parts.
We also understand the importance of giving back. Our Philanthropy Fund was established to provide financial support and exposure for the next generation of photographers. Because of your support on #GivingTuesday, it helped us award our first grant in 2017 to Ksenia Kuleshova and this year’s grant to Mark Kauzlarich.
Now is your opportunity to help another deserving photographer complete their vision in 2019 by simply becoming an auto-renew member on #GivingTuesday.
To contribute, simply turn on auto-renew or join the Leica Society and choose auto-renewal when you sign-up.
Our goal with this initiative is to support another deserving photographer for the third year in a row. Our Philanthropy Fund’s cash award of up to $5,000 will help a student or beginning professional photographer complete their respective project and provide opportunities for their work to be seen by a large audience. The recipient will also have the opportunity to be featured in an exhibition at a Leica Store in North America, have their project published in Viewfinder, and more.
Become an auto-renew member on #GivingTuesday to enjoy many member-only benefits and support our community.
Support from members like you make the Leica Society’s acclaimed Viewfinder quarterly journal, digitalization of Leica historical archives, and enriching photographic education programs possible.
If you’d like to make an additional tax-deductible contribution (check with your financial advisor) to help sustain the Leica Society community, please donate here. If you contribute $100 or more, you will be recognized as a Sustaining Member (unless you wish to remain anonymous); $50 or more will be recognized as a Supporting Member. Contributions of $25 or more will be recognized a Friends of LHSA.
#GivingTuesday will help another deserving photographer complete a photographic project. Because of your going #GivingTuesday support, it helped us award our first grant in 2017 to Ksenia Kuleshova and this year’s grant to Mark Kauzlarich. Learn more about our Philanthropy Fund grant recipients below.
* Donations matched up to $5,000
Thank you for supporting the next generation of photographers with us!