Jeff Hanson is an award-winning, philanthropic artist on a mission to change the world through art. Visually impaired since childhood from neurofibromatosis type 1 and an optic chiasm brain tumor, Jeff’s acrylic-on-canvas works employ bold color and heavily sculptured texture to create an unmistakable signature style. Jeff’s commissioned paintings reside with art collectors around the globe, including Sir Elton John, Warren E. Buffett and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
The agency will oversee performance—based digital marketing and advertising strategies to expand Jeff Hanson Art’s presence in hospitals and among community foundations to auction commissioned art for charity. JSMM is an award-winning, early-adopter agency, leading the industry into the future of digital advertising, using artificial intelligence to drive business objectives among B2B and B2C clients worldwide.
“We are honored to be selected,” said Valerie Jennings, CEO. “Our agency has a deep passion for art and giving back to the community. Jeff Hanson’s story is one to inspire the world and we are humbled to play a role in helping Jeff reach his goal of raising $10 million for charity.”
Hanson received national attention for raising $1 million for charity with his art by his 20th birthday. As of today, he has raised more than $5 million. Jeff’s new goal is to raise $10 million for charity by age 30. To-date, more than 200 non-profit organizations have benefited from his auctioned works.
Hanson has been awarded both Young Philanthropist of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his efforts. He was a People magazine “Hero Among Us” and appeared on CNN’s “Impact Your World.” In 2015, Hanson was honored by The NASCAR Foundation with the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award and his inspirational story was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning.
Founded in 2003, Jennings Social Media & MarTech is a full-service digital marketing agency, representing clients ranging from publicly traded companies to startups. JSMM has locations in Overland Park, Kan., Irvine, Calif. and Miami Beach, Fla.