Year after year, Vivid Image staff finds creative ways to give back. We consistently give over $50,000 in cash, our time, and our services each year to the organizations in the communities where our staff live, volunteer, work, and play. As part of our philosophy in giving, Vivid Image staff determine where funds go, donating $250 to the non-profits of their choice after volunteering a minimum of 25 hours. Here’s what has captured their attention and hearts…
Who Did You Choose to Give a $250 Vivid Image Grant and Why?
“Habitat for Humanity is near and dear to me. I’ve volunteered in the past, but this year my family will be more involved and hands on for this project! Their vision speaks volumes to me: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Amber Erickson, Project Manager
“My dollars went to the Hutchinson Leadership Institute. I love being on the Design Team, and it’s so much fun watching the class grow throughout the year as they learn about themselves and Hutchinson. I think it’s a valuable program and has helped develop great leaders in our community.” Karlie Mosher, Graphic Designer
“I’m was excited to see the start of the very first New Century Academy Band program. I selected them to be the recipient of my $250 Vivid Image grant, because they need funds to be able to insure every student who wants to play in the band has the opportunity to do so.” Beth Gasser, Vice President
“I chose Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum because I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer with this organization in the past and believe in what they are doing for our community and children. My children love going to the museum. I want to continue to see Wheel & Cog grow and succeed. Giving them my $250 Vivid Image grant was one way for me to support their cause.” Heidi Arndt, Online Marketing Specialist
Where Did You Spend Your Time Volunteering & What Would You Love for Others to Know?
“I co-coached 212 Youth Soccer & Baseball. I also volunteered with the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation and Olivia Corn Capital Days. Most of my volunteer hours this year went to helping with a fundraising event for my kids’ school – the Prime Rib Dinner for St. Mary’s School in Bird Island. The Dinner and Auction is the school’s second largest fundraiser, and I head the committee to collect and organize the auction items. I chose St. Mary’s School to receive my VI non-profit funds, because it is a wonderful school with amazing staff and my children love it dearly.” Jackie Kaufenberg, Social Media Strategist
“I volunteer to help organize and facilitate the Luce Line Lace Up event in September. I also enjoy being part of the Hutchinson Area Community Foundation Board of Directors. I selected Hutch Tiger Cycling to be the recipient of my $250 Vivid Image grant: the program is growing and offers youth an exciting opportunity to compete in a sport that’s positive, healthy, and gaining momentum.” Steve Gasser, President