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Inspire Foundation Finalists: Newsletter Dec 2012

Posted December 27, 2012 by & filed under
December at IMI Design and Inspire Foundation 


With the New Year just around the corner, we are delighted to present four incredible finalists for the 2013 project that the Inspire Design Foundation will take on.

Will you please take a moment to read about each one of the nominees? Help us make our selection by sending your choice via email to   You don’t have to explain the reason for your choice (unless you’d like to do so, of course) – simply put the name of your choice in the subject line and hit “send.”Your votes will be tallied by January 4th and will count for 40% of the overall decision. Meet your finalists!

  • Arizona Burn Center – The Arizona Burn Center was founded by Dr. MacDonald Wood in 1965, and has grown from a few beds set aside for burn care, to our current, specialized unit of 37 beds, expandable to 47 of which 19 can be used for intensive care, if necessary. The Burn Center serves all of Arizona and receives patients from many surrounding states and Northern Mexico. This makes the Arizona Burn Center the second largest in North America. More information can be found at
  • Fresh Start Women’s Foundation – Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping empower women through the services of the Jewell McFarland Lewis-Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center. This Center, the first comprehensive self-help center for women in the country, opened in October 2002 and currently provides resources to more than 2,500 women a month. For more information, please visit


  • Foundation for Blind Children – Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) serves the blind and visually impaired of all ages, from birth to currently 102 years old. With three Phoenix-area campuses, FBC provides education, tools and services that enable all persons with vision loss to achieve greater independence. The organization’s vision is to have a world where vision loss is a diagnosis, not a disability. For more information about FBC visit
  • The Rock at 32nd Street – The Rock at 32nd Street Teen Center has been the dream and passion for Alice and Sheryl Cooper and the entire Solid Rock team for the past 12 years. In 2012 that dream was finally made a reality. A collaboration of Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock and Genesis Church, The Rock at 32nd Street opened in October 2012 to help teens through the music, dance, art, vocational training in sound, lighting, and staging, and fellowship in a safe facility. With so many public schools forced to cut vital programs like music and dance due to lack of school funding, The Rock cultivates a love of the arts to inspire and challenge teens to choose artistic excellence instead of drugs, guns, or gangs.   Learn more at


Each one of the above organizations provides such great value to our community and each one presents a unique opportunity for us to help.   Don’t forget to send us your vote by January 4th!


Cheers to a New Year! At IMI Studio, we know that the best is yet to come! Thank you for your support of the Inspire Design Foundation.


Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!


Anita Lang and the team at IMI Design Studio