Kathy Schipper of Schipper Design recognized by San Juan Bautista Committee

San Juan Bautista Committee showed its appreciation for Kathy Schipper on Philanthropy Day. The committee thanked her for volunteering on local projects and giving regional nonprofits support through her "Creatives through Community"
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Kathy Schipper, owner of Schipper Design was recognized by the San Juan Bautista Committee for her philanthropic work in the community.

According to Committee Secretary Jill Pagaran, the San Juan Bautista based business was honored by the Committee on Philanthropy Day for “many, many reasons.” Philanthropy Day is an annual event put on by the Community Foundation for San Benito County.

Secretary Pagaran explained that when the Committee contracted with ABC-TV for its “Get Outta Town” show, Schipper donated numerous hours to make it happen. On the day of the filming, Schipper and her husband, Ken, dealt with all the logistics for the many stops Pagaran was quoted saying in a news release about the recognition.

“Kathy also worked with the San Juan Committee to develop its branding and currently is working on the Committee’s website. Every step of the way — her gift in-kind and generosity is immeasurable,” said Pagaran. “This year, Kathy reached out to all three surrounding counties’ nonprofits offering an application-based grant for design work — our County recipient was R.E.A.C.H.”

The San Juan Committee was established in 2011 as a committee under the San Benito Chamber of Commerce. In January 2015, the committee filed for and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. In January 2017, the nonprofit became a membership organization, expanding its membership from six to 73.

Schipper Design partners with many local nonprofits through its Creatives for Community design grants to support the local community. Owner and Creative Director Kathy Schipper opened Schipper Design in 2003 and has grown her business offering a full range of graphic design and marketing services, specializing in: brand development / rollout, advertising, content strategy, graphic design, and web design.

In 2017, Creatives for Community partnered with three local nonprofit groups, including logo development for Big Sur Fire; park guide handouts for R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation; and logo development for Live Like Geno Foundation.

“From new logo exploration to comprehensive park guides, our team worked hand-in-hand with these organizations to address each cause’s unique design needs,” said Ella Kaplan, Schipper Design project manager. “With a combined 90 hours donated, it was a wonderful experience for the Schipper Design team to support the local community using the power of design.”

The news release provided by San Juan Bautista Committee mentioned that applications for the 2018 Creatives for Community Design grant will be available January 1, 2018. For more information, go to the website



BenitoLink Staff