General TCPPA Charities Fund
The Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association fundraises throughout the year toward “TCPPA Charities” - our charitable giving efforts. This fund is divided between three beneficiaries:
The Rod Radtke Memorial Fund
100% of the donations in this fund will be given to the family of long-time member and former TCPPA president Rod Radtke for use in the final expenses for Rod Radtke Photography, or any other expense the family sees fit. Rod Radtke passed away suddenly May 14, 2018, from the effects of a hemorrhagic stroke.
Rod had been a member of TCPPA since 2002 and served for many years on the Board of Directors. He was the association president in 2015. He had been a part of the photography community for much longer, however. In 1982 he started working for Photo Corp of America (PCA) in Minneapolis as a photographer and later as a certified district trainer, studio manager/photographer at Focal Point One Hour Photo in Roseville, CPI(Sears) Portrait studio in Brookdale Mall, and Great Photos Fast in Golden Valley. In 2010 he opened his own studio, Rod Radtke Photography, in Fridley. He was selected to be one of the Starkey Foundation Gala photographers, where he took photographs of presidents, musicians, sports figures and astronauts.