I strive to make a positive difference in my local community and beyond. For over three decades, I have consistently,

The income I earn from my clients combined with the flexibility my consulting business provides enables this strategy – and for that, I am very grateful!

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

– Prayer of Saint Francis

I was honored to found the Help Portrait Steamboat Springs chapter (shown here) and also served as the benefactor from 2012 through 2016. I later founded Help Portrait Prescott and am the beneactor for each annual event gathering volunteer photographers, hair and makeup artists, Photoshop and printing specialists, and other assistants to provide individuals and families in need with a free portrait session that ends with a free, framed print.

Habitat for Humanity

I first volunteered with Habitat for Humanity while attending the University of Kansas. I soon became Vice President of that local college chapter, including organizing a spring break trip for undergraduate students to build houses in Texas. Habitat for Humanity has been a regular recipient of my #profitswithapurpose approach, including sponsoring a community-wide Builders Blitz.

Photo: Applying some finishing touches to a Habitat for Humanity house I helped build in Kansas City, Kansas (2009).

Cherry Street Youth Center

Immediately after starting my business, Cephas Innovation, in 1994, I partnered with my first two clients, RV manufacturer Nu-Wa Industries and internet service provider Nautilus, to donate 15 computers for the children of Cherry Street Youth Center alongside free Internet access.

Cans for the Community

My business, Cephas Innovation, has provided pro-bono web design services and donated all web hosting fees for Cans for the Community since 2005. This awesome charity in Lawrence, Kansas has raised over $200,000 for other charities.

So much fun with so many charities

Other organizations that I and/or my business, Cephas Innovation, has had the pleasure of helping with financial donations and/or volunteering efforts include:

Global:

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Brain Aneurysm Foundation
  • Campus Crusade
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Family Giving Tree
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Help Portrait
  • Red Cross (Ukraine relief efforts)
  • KLove Radio
  • LIVESTRONG / Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • Silent Bridge (Ukraine relief efforts)
  • Shriners Hospital
  • SPCA International
  • Worldvision

Local:

  • 4 Yellow Foundation
  • Acker Music
  • Arizona Adaptive Watersports
  • Arizona Wildlife Federation
  • Azimuth Quest
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona
  • Cans for the Community
  • Casting for Recovery of Arizona
  • Cherry Street Youth Center
  • Children’sMercy
  • Flagstaff Youth Riders
  • Horizons (for developmentally disabled)
  • Maui Food Bank (Covid-19 relief & 2023 wildfire relief)
  • Mile High Middle School Bike Team
  • Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank
  • Prescott Firefighter Charities
  • Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (local IMBA chapter)
  • Prescott Unified School District
  • Ravens Composite Middle School Bike Team
  • Routt County CEO (youth entrepreneurship training program)
  • Routt County Riders
  • Sk8 Church Steamboat Springs
  • Selah
  • Steamboat Arts Council
  • Steamboat Springs Unified School District
  • Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
  • Steamboat Strings
  • The Launch Pad
  • US Maher Friends
  • Yampa Valley Community Foundation
  • Yavapai CASA for Kids
  • Yavapai Humane Society