Dan started working with The National Kidney Foundation of Florida in 1995. He met the Events Director, Richard Salick, in Cocoa Beach while doing a show. Richard ran the largest charity surfing event in the world over Labor Day weekend. Ever since, Dan has done the poster and t-shirt images every year and has donated artwork for their finale, “A Taste of Brevard”. Dan's artwork has raised well over two million dollars for their charity.
Helping People Succeed in nearby Jensen Beach, Florida, serves parts of St. Lucie and all of Martin counties. Dan's artwork has been in their calendar for about 20 years, and he invented a charity event called “White Shirt Night”. The event gets around 200 people at a local restaurant; attendees pay $50, receive a white shirt, four napkins or apron, two drink tickets, and heavy appetizers. There are usually about 12 artists at tables around the dining room, and they go from one to another, and the artists do sketches on the fabric in color sharpies.
Dan is writing a book about his adventures working on the Amazon River and attending the University in Mexico.