Our Philanthropic Mission
In addition to sharing our imagery, a core part of our mission is supporting two philanthropic programs, one preserving Cape Cod’s environment, and one promoting healing and resilience. We have embedded these causes into the gallery’s spaces and donate 20% of all profits. The rear of the gallery is largely dedicated to building awareness for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. The second floor houses the EDI Institute.
EXPRESSIONS Gallery also serves as headquarters for the EDI Institute, a non-profit organization that Steve founded to help patients and caregivers to feel heard, supported, and connected in the face of challenges.
EDI involves the creation of images using a specialized mobile app designed specifically for self-expression. The EDI Institute has partnered with leading healthcare organizations including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, McLean Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Gosnold Addiction Center. Over 10,000 individuals have participated in EDI programs, creating over 30,000 images.
Those interested in learning more can visit the EDI Institute website or watch Steve’s TEDx Talk.