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Cheryl Heller to Lecture on the Evolution of Design for Social Innovation

April 9, 2015

Sappi is proud to host a presentation and cocktail reception April 9th in New York City for our Ideas that Matter program.

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th)
New York, NY 10011

– Doors open at 6:30pm
– Speaker at 7:00pm
– Event ends at 8:30pm

Cheryl Heller, who created this ground-breaking initiative for Sappi 15 years ago, will explore the evolving path of social design and highlight projects that have made a lasting impact in communities. Join us to celebrate 15 years of the Ideas that Matter program and kick off the 2015 call for entries.

We welcome past winners and applicants, and those who aspire to enter this year.
Seating is limited to those with an RSVP.
Please reserve your spot today!

Cheryl Heller is the Founding Chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at SVA and the founder of the design lab CommonWise. She is a business strategist and communication designer who has founded two companies and taught creativity to leaders and organizations around the world, helped grow businesses from small regional enterprises to multi-billion global market leaders, launched category-redefining divisions and products, reinvigorated moribund cultures, and designed strategies for hundreds of successful entrepreneurs.
She is the former Board Chair and Advisor to PopTech, a Senior Fellow at the Babson Social Innovation Lab, and the Lewis Institute, on the Innovation Advisory Board for the Lumina Foundation, and serves as an advisor to DataKind. She has written for many publications on the subject of social innovation design and creativity.

Her clients have included Ford, American Express, Reebok, Marriott International, Cemex, Gap, Bayer Corporation, Seventh Generation, L’Oreal, Hearst, Sappi, WWF, Audubon, IDE, Concern Worldwide and the Girl Scouts of America. She created the Ideas that Matter program for Sappi in 1999, which has since given over $12 million to designers working for the public good. She also advised Paul Polak and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum on the exhibit, “Design for the Other 90%.”

Cheryl is an AIGA medalist, a Matrix Award winner for excellence in communication and has been profiled through articles in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, BusinessWeek and many others, and her work has been published widely. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.

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