2010/08/22 - Jim Tachias
The Longview Museum of Fine Art (LMFA) announces its theme of Togas & Tuxes for the annual Casino Night fundraiser to be held Saturday, August 28, at the museum. LMFA board member Jim Tachias encourages the community to support this fun and entertaining evening. All proceeds raised will benefit the museum and their effort to create interest, provide educational opportunities, and promote knowledge of the visual arts.
In his capacity as a financial advisor with Wells Fargo, Mr. Tachias is excited and honored to be a part of an exhibition coming to LMFA featuring selections from the Wells Fargo Advisors Corporate Art Collection. The Wells Fargo Contemporary portion of the collection will be on display to the public beginning September 14 and continue through the end of the year. Mr. Tachias states this will be a tremendous opportunity to view a collection that would usually be seen in much larger cities across the country.
As an active community volunteer, Mr. Tachias lends his time to Habitat for Humanity, serves as chairman of the economic restructuring committee for 100 Acres of Heritage-downtown main street project, and teaches a class at Longview Community Ministries. He also volunteers for events with the Longview Partnership, including the East Texas Boat and RV Show, Alley Fest, and as a new volunteer this year for the Great Texas Balloon Race. Mr. Tachias participates with the Buckner annual Sporting Clays Challenge fundraiser and has also served at the Highway 80 Rescue Mission.
“Volunteerism to me is a way to give back to a community that brings me so much fun and pleasure,” Mr. Tachias said. “I live my life with a ‘pay it forward’ attitude and volunteering brings me in contact with so many wonderful people that I may not have ever met otherwise.”
Born in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Tachias has been a member of the Longview community for 25 years. He graduated from J. J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, and received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
“Longview is a great place to live and has so much to offer. I have lived and worked all across the country and have enjoyed the people here in Longview the most,” Mr. Tachias said. “I enjoy spending time downtown. To me the downtown area is the heart of any city and reflects the community’s past and present direction. There have been so many improvements to our downtown area and I am excited about the new businesses that have recently opened and the prospect of many more to come.”