Category Archives: Success Stories

Megan Alstott Awarded YES Grant

A nonprofit a decade in the making debuted at THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW in Indianapolis in June 2015.

At its coming out party, The YES FOUNDATION presented two grant awards to people embodying the spirit of the organization’s mission, which is continuing education.

Checks were presented to a high school graduate that plans to pursue a career in the graphic arts and a career center that will use the money to fund Adobe Photoshop classes for some students.

Megan Alstott is a recent graduate of Irvington Preparatory Academy who is attending Anderson University near Indianapolis. Alstott says she plans to study visual communications and graphic design and minor in marketing

A free-hand artist, Alstott says she loves the aesthetic elements of getting a business’s message across.

Megan Alstott
Megan Alstott

“I guess people don’t really realize how much art is involved in the business world,” says Alstott.

After graduation she aspires to work for a large corporation, she says, using her creative talents to help deliver the company’s message.

“Every time I see a company’s logo I’m always thinking about how it could be different – how it could be better,” Alstott says.

For a YES FOUNDATION grant application form, please click HERE.

Walker Career Center Awarded YES Grants

Walker Career Center, offering students nearly two dozen career programs from construction technology to health sciences to TV broadcasting, has been awarded a group grant by THE YES FOUNDATION. Nancy Campbell, assistant director of the career center, and David Prevost, an instructor in graphic design, accepted the grant on behalf of Walker Career Center.

“It’s going to allow seven of the students to go to an Adobe Photoshop workshop,” Prevost says. “So not only my students but also those who are taking photography classes.”

For a YES FOUNDATION grant application form, please click HERE.