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If you haven't already participated in one of the great philanthropic events this month, look for opportunities to volunteer or donate items below. Thank you to everyone that has donated their time, sponsorship, and energy to the events that have already occurred this month.


Interesting fact in honor of recent graduates:

You can find helpful job hunting tips as well as career opportunitites on IIDA's website and the Carolinas Chapter website.

Member Spotlight
Name: Holly Christian
Occupation: Design Director
Company: Gensler
Number of years with company: 10
Number of years in IIDA: 15
Educational background: Bachelor of Science UNC-Greensboro - Interior Architecture

List 3 words that describe design: necessary, inspiring, powerful 

3What project are you most proud of? There are so many.  I have been blessed to work with AMAZING clients.  Their visions and aspirations have allowed me to be part of spectacular projects, in all shapes, sizes and budgets.  A few are: Duke Energy Center, SPX, Mullen Advertising, Parker Poe-Raleigh, Culp Inc., UBS, and the Chamber of Commerce.
What are you currently reading?  Lots!  My bedside table is always piled high.  I just finished Loving Frank, a novel about Frank Lloyd Wright and am in the middle of David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, and the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  As for magazines,a  few of my favorites are Fast Company, Elle D�cor, and Azure.
Why interior design? 

I selected it when I was 17 applying for college.  Amazingly, I Never looked back. I t is a perfect profession for a creative, extrovert like me, who believes in the power of great design.  Every day brings new opportunities and challenges.  It is NEVER boring and I'm always learning.


What is your design style?  Clean and crisp, with an authentic edge. I f my design does not reflect the uniqueness of each and every client, I haven't done my job.


3 things you cannot live without:  My sweet and awesome family, books, and getting my hands dirty...did I mention I like to garden?

Charlotte City Center
 In the "Hole" for Charity
Date: 5/21/14
Where: NC Music Factory
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
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Coastal City Center
Annual Kayak Regatta
Date: 5/01/14
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Columbia City Center
 Sample to Satchels Auction
Date: 5/29/14
  Where: Corporate Concepts
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
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Triad City Center
 Bowling with Donations to the Food Bank
Date: 5/9/14
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Triangle City Center
Boys & Girls Club Mother's Day "Why I love you" book event
Date: 5/8/14
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Upstate City Center
11th Annual Amy K. Stubbs Golf Tournament
Date: 5/30/14
Furman University Golf Club
Time: 7:15am-1:30pm
Western NC
City Center
Get Outdoors with Brother Wolf
Date: 5/9/14
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ASU Campus Center
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UNCG Campus Center

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May - Philanthropic Month:

May 29 Columbia, May 30 Upstate

July - Summer Social - Charlotte, Triad, Triangle

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Communications Team
Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Debbie Nestvogel, Associate IIDA, LEED AP BD+C

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