While we always stay in the background, our work has won awards and/or we have helped nonprofits and philanthropic projects win awards.
2011 Ride For 3 Reasons (www.3reasons.org) featuring the ride circumnavigating the United States and earning the rider Citizen of the Year Award from Barrington Area Development Council. This project raised more than $1 million for three nonprofits.
2011 A Long Swim (www.alongswim.com) featuring the swim across the English Channel and earning the swimmer Volunteer of the Year Award from Les Turner ALS Foundation. This project raised more than $200,000 for the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
2010 Jack Curran Award for photography/marketing by Wellness Place, A Cancer Resource Center. We created a stand alone photography and narrative exhibit entitled “Finding Strength” featuring cancer survivors. This project raised $200,000 in underwriting for Wellness Place.
2009 Woman of the Year Award for photography/marketing for the Illinois Heart Gallery (foster children who are available for adoption) by Melissa Bean, Member of Congress. (If you feature a foster child in a heart gallery they have a 50% chance of finding a home. Otherwise they have a 5% chance.)
2008 Volunteer of the Year Award for photography/marketing by Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, now called Journey Care. We created a stand alone photography and narrative exhibit entitled “The Gift of Knowing.”
2007 Volunteer of the Year Award for photography/marketing by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Photography focused on “The Possible Dreams Auction,” the most successful celebrity auction in the country.
2007 Capital Rotunda Featured Photographer, Illinois Heart Gallery, Foster Children Available for Adoption. Every state has a Heart Gallery, and this was one of the years that the Illinois Heart Gallery was shining bright.