S&R Foundation Launches Halcyon Incubator; Awards Gala on May 31


The S&R Foundation has announced the set-up of its Halcyon Incubator, headquartered at Halcyon House at 3400 Prospect St., NW. The foundation is also celebrating its Washington Awards Gala at Halcyon House on May 31, when the freshly renovated 18th-century architectural gem will be reintroduced to the city after more than two years without a major public event.

The Washington Awards Gala highlights S&R’s musical programs and young artists at Evermay on 28th Street, NW. “We are proud to recognize this talented group of artists,” says Sachiko Kuno, president of S&R Foundation. We’ve had the pleasure of introducing past Washington Award winners to sold-out audiences through our Overtures Concert Series, and look forward to supporting the 2013 winners in furthering their careers.”

The foundation’s scientific side will get new prominence at Halcyon House, which Kuno and her husband Ryuji Ueno brought in 2012, after they purchased Evermay in 2011.

The ambitious goal is to empower talented social entrepreneurs, says S&R Foundation COO Kate Goodall. “The Halcyon Incubator pulls on the rich and diverse communities that define Washington, D.C., and engenders an unrivaled opportunity to incubate transformational social ventures in the nation’s capital.”

According to Goodall, the foundation will offer “a 12- to 16-month fellowship, including a four-month residency, eight months of rent-free workspace, complimentary strategic, legal and PR support, mentors, as well as access to a network of potential funders from all sectors.” Applications are due May 1 for the 2014 fall residency that starts in September.

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