by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting
JVA is excited to announce that Vice President of Design and Innovation Ashley Kasprzak has been selected as a member of the advisory board for the University Art Museum at Colorado State University (CSU). Ashley has a long history of community involvement around the arts in northern Colorado beginning when she was an undergraduate student at CSU minoring in art history. In 2006, she returned to CSU to serve as an art history instructor. Ashley also spent four years on the board of Novo Restoration—a nonprofit that works to enhance the sense of community in Loveland through Loveland’s cultural and architectural heritage.
“I am thrilled about the opportunity to serve on the advisory board for the University Art Museum because I’ve been involved with CSU for 21 years,” said Ashley regarding her newest role in community involvement. “I’m excited to give back, even in a small way.”
Ashley is not the only member of the JVA team who stays involved in her community. Community involvement is a passion that is common to all JVA staff members. Most recently, JVA’s Jennifer Johnson volunteered many hours of her time for Totally Tennyson—an 80s themed event with proceeds that benefitted several local schools including Escuela Tlatelolco. Jennifer’s involvement in Totally Tennyson is driven by her passion for the role that Escuela Tlatelolco plays in our community.
“The purpose of my involvement was raising money for my daughter’s school (Escuela Tlatelolco) but it turned into so much more,” explained Jennifer. “I met people I would have never known before and learned about other great schools in our community. It was a lot of time but so worth it. I loved learning about the power of social media in turning people out for events and can’t wait until next year!”
To read more about the ways that JVA staff members stay involved in the community, click here.