Support Photography this #GivingTuesday

Nov 4, 2019  By Richard Rejino

*Image courtesy of Scott Brennan

Make a bigger impact for the next generation of photographers this #GivingTuesday!

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 Scott Brennan.

Now is your opportunity to help another deserving photographer complete their vision in 2020 by simply becoming an auto-renew member on #GivingTuesday. 

This #GivingTuesday, Dec 3, 2019:

Become an auto-renew member and we’ll
donate 10% of your membership fee to our Philanthropy Fund!

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 fourth year in a row. Our Philanthropy Fund’s cash award of up to $5,000 will help a deserving photographer complete their 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.

Donate directly to our Philanthropy Fund on #GivingTuesday and
we’ll match 25% of donations received!*

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.


Philanthropy Fund Grant Recipients

#GivingTuesday will help another deserving photographer complete a photographic project. Because of your going #GivingTuesday support, it helped us award our grants in 2017 & 2018 to Ksenia Kuleshova and Mark Kauzlarich. Learn more about our Philanthropy Fund grant recipients below, including the 2019 recipient Scott Brennan.

2019 Grant Recipient: Scott Brennan

2018 Grant Recipient: Mark Kauzlarich


2017 Grant Recipient: Ksenia Kuleshova 

* Donations matched up to $5,000


Thank you for supporting the next generation of photographers with us!

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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