26th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards to honor volunteers on Friday, October 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 17, 2014
Frank J. Mack
OPEN CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
TO HONOR REGIONAL VOLUNTEERS
26th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards
to honor volunteers on Friday, October 10, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Dominion and WQED are requesting nominations from throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and northern West Virginia for the 26th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards.
Entries are being accepted Friday, June 6 – Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Organizations involved in the arts that are interested in nominating volunteers can obtain VITA Awards rules, information and applications online. Information also may be obtained by calling or writing WQED at:
Phone: (412) 622-1380
Address: ATTN: Dominion VITA Awards
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Dominion and WQED have worked in a joint partnership since 1988 to present the VITA Awards, which annually honors dedicated individuals who have given their time and talents to ensure that the arts thrive throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
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 on Friday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The awards are funded by an annual grant from the Dominion Foundation. The Dominion Foundation is primarily dedicated to improving the economic, physical and social health of the communities where Dominion has customers, facilities or assets. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation contribute nearly $20 million annually to nonprofit organizations.
WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires. 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; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 10 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.