Dear HSCSSF Board Members,

My wife and I recently moved from Austin, Texas, to the Inner Richmond, having fallen in love with San Francisco while we cared for her terminally-ill brother last fall. I was searching for volunteer opportunities this week when I discovered your call for new board members. I’ve since read about your mission and am writing to introduce myself.

I’m David Rice, co-founder and principal at Flow Studios, a multidiscipline creative studio. Over the last fifteen years, we have worked with numerous nonprofits, including Wounded Warrior Project, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Texas Children’s Hospital, Boys and Girls Club of America, and Special Olympics. In addition to developing general brand goodwill, many of these projects - gala videos, print and web branding, direct TV, and photography - we produced in partnership with development teams with the express intent of fundraising.

We remain profoundly moved by the personal stories we’ve shared over the years, many of which involve struggles with TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues central to your mission.

It’s hard to know how things will click until they click, but it’s not a stretch to imagine I might be an interesting candidate for your board. I’m keen to contribute to meaningful work, I have time to do so, and I believe I could offer a unique and seasoned perspective (and possibly some pro bono creative work) to Hyde Street Community Services.

I’ll continue reading up on your work, and I invite you to explore mine (you're already in the website!)

David Rice

EP of 2x Emmy-nominated Small Business Revolution (Hulu)
Creative Director, Clubhouse: Music up Close