If you’ve been to more than one Foundation event – EP Gives or Prairie Brewfest especially – chances are good that you’ve seen Steve Silverman dutifully recording the event by taking still pictures.
Steve, a commercial photographer by vocation, has been providing pro-bono photography services to the Foundation for many years. Not just event photos, but photo essays, commercial-type shoots, and even some video work.
He readily admits it’s grown into something more than he first, ahem, pictured. He’s also become a volunteer member of the Foundation’s Marketing & Public Relations Committee, providing valuable input on how the Foundation raises awareness of what it is, and does.
And, that heavy volunteer load is alright with Steve, because he gets a kick out of using his knowledge and skills in a way that helps a community he and wife Robin moved to 13 years ago.
The pro-bono work is not about building his business, Silverman Be Remarkable, which specializes in architectural and landscaping photography, as well as portraits of people in business.
“What I enjoy is simply the gratification I get from giving back,” he explains.
It’s been a massive win for the Foundation. Steve’s photos end up on lots of Foundation marketing pieces and its social media. And, he’s become not only a frequent volunteer but an enthusiastic spokesperson for the Foundation.
On top of all that, he brings valuable expertise to the organization, having been president of two other nonprofits.
We’re indebted to Steve for his above-and-beyond help. And, we invite you to consider following suit.
Do you have a skill or talent that would help move the Foundation forward in its mission to fill unmet community needs? Then reach out to the Foundation’s executive director, Mark Weber, at (952) 949-8499 or [email protected].
We love volunteers!