RICHARD STAPLES was recently honored as Leadership Rhode Island’s 2017 Volunteer Award recipient. Staples, who retired from Fannie Mae in 2014, has volunteered as LRI’s photographer for more than four years.
In what ways does photography help LRI’s mission?
My primary reason for volunteering as class photographer is to give Core Program and College Program participants a curated, visual diary of their class’ journey, keeping session-day messages, emotions and calls to action fresh in their minds. I also believe the photos help them celebrate the classmate relationships they enjoyed during their LRI experience and will lead to more connected, engaged alumni working together to support LRI and help make Rhode Island stronger.
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