ACE WEXL ENTREPRENEURIAL GRANT
In Memory of William Edward Xavier Lennon.

ACE and the Alta Ski Patrol have partnered to offer a grant in memory of Bill Lennon and his outsized legacy. The WEXL grant is given in recognition of Bill's many accomplishments and the inspiration he provided to the Alta community. Bill helped establish ACE (Alta Community Enrichment) in 1995; he was a stalwart member of the Alta Ski Patrol from 1980 to 2006, and served as a gadfly on the Alta Town Council for many years. He was the consummate entrepreneur, not afraid to start a new offbeat enterprise. His ventures included “The Great White Hunter” (ski finder service), “Beater Cords” (cords attached to your skis for powder falls), the power plant in lower Little Cottonwood, and a hand washing station for firefighters. He was a masseuse, a mountain biker, a kayaker, and a handball and tennis player. He was fun-loving and ruthlessly honest, thoughtful and obstinate, crazy and cutting, funny and overbearing, and at times, deeply profound. He would offer up a mind-bending morsel that would knock around in an individual’s head for years. He was good with his hands (Bill and Ellza built a house in Alta), generous with his heart and with his time, and a great supporter of our Alta community. All of the members on the selection committee were drawn to him, miss him, and hope by these grants to encourage his wild spirit and wide view. We are lucky to have known him.

The object of these grants is to encourage those who embody his legacy of thinking alternatively and creatively. The grants will provide two community members, in need of assistance, to pursue an endeavor that will (a) enhance themselves as entrepreneurs and (b) contribute to the Little Cottonwood Canyon community.

Total grant funds awarded each year will be $1,500.  Two grantees will be awarded - $1,000 and $500. However, the committee retains flexibility regarding the size of the annual grants, depending on the quality of applicants and the funding from year-to-year.

REQUIREMENTS
Must be a Little Cottonwood community member.

Not available to employees or Board members of Alta Community Enrichment or WEXL Committee Members

Must be an entrepreneurial pursuit that is currently in process or has not yet begun.

Not available for entrepreneurial pursuits that have already been completed.

The use of the funds is flexible, but a description of how the funds will be used should be explained thoroughly in the application and recipients are expected to use the funds as described.

Funds will be distributed once year with deadline for applications of March 1st with money distributed on April 1st.

Any funds granted will be for one time only. Past recipients are no longer eligible for grant monies.

Although not required if awarded grant funds, applicant could be approached by ACE to present at an event about their project. This could be teaching about your project, a short statement, or volunteerism.

Project and evaluation form must be completed by April 1st the following year.
Recipients required to present accounting of project.

Deadline for applications of March 1st
All applicants will be notified approximately April 1st

WE HIGHLY SUGGEST ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS IN WORD, SPELLCHECKING AND COPYING YOUR ANSWERS TO THIS FORM. Applications with poor spelling and grammar will be disqualified.

If you have any questions contact Sara Gibbs director@altaarts.org

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