Brent Skidmore Headshot
CGG Campus Picnic Table
Leslie Rosenberg Headshot Cropped
The Furniture Society is pleased to be awarding the 2023 Steffi Dotson Service Award to Brent Skidmore and Leslie Rosenberg of UNCAsheville’s STEAM Studio for their work with our Craft For a Greater Good community program.
The Steffi Dotson Service Award recognizes an active member of The Furniture Society who has demonstrated an extraordinarily dedicated effort on behalf of and/or to the benefit of the Society. The Award is named in honor of past President Steffanie Dotson whose dedication and service during her tenure as President and as a Trustee ensured The Furniture Society’s continuing strength and accomplishments during a period of great transition.
Over the past two years, and during the pandemic, the Furniture Society worked with Brent Skidmore and Leslie Rosenberg on our our Craft For a Greater Good community program. to help form meaningful relationships in the community of Asheville, connecting with and serving the Asheville community through the creation of impactful projects. In this version of CGG, Brent and Leslie tirelessly worked to create and maintain the relationship between UNC Asheville’s STEAM Studio, The Furniture Society and BeLoved Asheville, as we created furniture solutions for the micro-home village being built by BeLoved for the homeless insecure population in Asheville. Brent and Leslie helped us bring together a community of makers across the country who gave their time, created educational experiences, and made products to donate to BeLoved, and truly helped boost and promote Craft for a Greater Good on a national scale, shining the light on the work and impact we are having on communities in need.
The Furniture Society is grateful for the combined and heartfelt efforts of Brent Skidmore and Leslie Rosenberg in helping us shape this version of Craft For a Greater Good, contributing to something as profound as creating furniture for housing the homeless which truly exemplifies the program’s intent. The Furniture Society and the Board of Directors owe Brent and Leslie a debt of gratitude for their service and are honored to celebrate their efforts
This year’s award is designed by The Furniture Society thanks Ellie Richards for designing this year’s Steffi Dotson Service Award.