“The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.”François-Marie Arouet(1694–1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire. As successful members of the community, we have a responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and to contribute to the common good. Our world is so full of people that go about their day worrying only about themselves; it is refreshing when you come across those that are willing to share their time and talents with no regard of what they will get in return. The best way to encourage this in others is to do more of it yourself.
The three most cited motivations to volunteerism were: 1) to contribute to the community; 2) to share one’s skills and experiences; and 3) having a connection to an organization that required help.
Jeff Currier gives back in ways……
Jeff is an active member of Trout Unlimited and the Henry’s Fork Foundation and participates in fundraising events with Friends of the Teton River and the Snake River Fund. In 2012 Jeff volunteered his time to give one of his exciting presentations at the annual “Henry’s Fork Day” on the banks of the river in Last Chance, Idaho. “Henry’s Fork Day” is an all-day symposium featuring presentations on the ecology, geology, history, fishing and native culture of the Henry’s Fork River. To top it off, Jeff generously gave one of his prized original watercolors of a huge Henry’s Fork Rainbow he caught in 2011.
Jeff has donated his time to give presentations for many fundraising events, and in 2013 will be entertaining Teton Valley Trout Unlimited, and Friends of the Teton River.
Jeff has been a member of the Henry’s Fork Foundation for nearly 20 years. Each year he generously contributes to the foundation for fundraising events.
Jeff is a long time member of Trout Unlimited. He has donated his books, artwork and time to selected fundraising events. He recently donated his lecture fee for the Jackson Hole Banquet to the Henry’s Fork Foundation.
Each year Jeff donates an original watercolor painting to the Jackson Hole One Fly Event for auction. The proceeds of the auction go towards funding conversation projects on a selected river each year. In 2008 his “Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroat” painting sold at auction for nearly $2,000!
Every time Jeff gets hired to speak at a fly fishing club, banquet, conclave or symposium, he donates. Bring Jeff repetitively to your event, and he actually paints before a live audience and then donates the art! This artwork is usually sold on the spot during a live auction to generate funds for river conservation work in the local area.