Cuningham Group is proud to announce that one of our own is being honored by KARE 11’s “Eleven Who Care” program for 2014. Shawn Olson, Assoc. AIA, is being recognized for his efforts in founding and leading Cuningham Group’s Annual Creative Exhibition. Eleven Who Care highlights individuals making a difference in the Twin Cities community and shares their inspiring stories throughout the year.
Shawn’s story began back in 2003 when he helped set in motion the organization of an annual art show at Cuningham Group. With much energy and enthusiasm, Shawn has nurtured the event over 11 years. As a result, the Cuningham Group Creative Exhibition raises thousands of dollars for a different, selected Twin Cities organization each year. Each year the firm also increases awareness about the chosen nonprofit while promoting the value of creativity and art in our community. The organizations supported are encouraged to join the event and participate in a way that highlights their mission; from musical ensembles to custom art—attendees are able to see these organizations in action.
Cuningham Group staff feels empowered to impact the community through a passion for art, guests feel inspired by the experience, and the nonprofits’ efforts are enriched by the funds raised. Each year the Cuningham Group Creative Exhibition has increased its attendance and giving through the one-night exhibition held in Minneapolis. More information on the Creative Exhibition can be found here.