2008 & 2010 Grant Recipient
“WHY? That’s a damn good question. No, I’m not working out my penance nor am I putting too much weight on karma. Why do I do it? I think I have to blame my father. He worked for the Red Cross for 38 years. Growing up, we were constantly volunteering for something. It’s part of who I am, I guess.”
Terry’s goals are to build organizations with heart, substance and soul — and to inspire the non-profit community towards entrepreneurial ventures, to expand and educate the public about the sector. He co-chaired the Oodles of Doodles For Your Noodle project: an activity book co-written by Stefanie Lorig for the nonprofit Art with Heart. He and his firm have participated in work for additional non-profits including the Experimental Education Unit and ASTAR for Autism—for which he was awarded an Ideas that Matter grant in 2008. Other organizations that tmarks supports include Friends of Arthur, The Northwest Network Foundation and Powerful Voices, which works with girls in juvenile detention.
“It’s not about being seen as a nice guy or about proving anything. I’ve wondered that. The fact of the matter is that nobody even really knows you do it. And truthfully, I usually do it because I either think the idea is great or I find that the people who are doing the real work really care. It’s compelling. And I want to help.”