It is with bittersweet feelings that Store to Door bids farewell to longtime Board Member Marcia Blasen as she completed her board service with us in December 2021.
Since joining the Board in April 2016, Marcia’s dynamic personality, willingness to ask tough questions, and deep commitment to our program work have been instrumental in sustaining and increasing our organization’s ability to serve homebound members of our community. We are deeply grateful for all of Marcia’s indelible contributions to our program over the past 6 years, and wish her luck in this next chapter!
In the past 6 years, Marcia has volunteered more than 335 hours in support of our homebound clients, as a Volunteer Delivery Driver, Friendly Caller, and Shopper, bringing her energy and generosity to bear sustaining homebound seniors and adults living with disabilities. In 2020, Marcia was the recipient of The Peter R. Marsh Foundation’s ‘Silent Servant Award,’ which recognizes private citizens who selflessly and quietly serve others, and who are indeed the most valuable citizens of their communities.
During her service on our Board, Marcia served as both Board Secretary and Treasurer, as well as Finance Committee Chair. Hugely impactful in program fundraising efforts, Marcia has also played a key role in organizing Store to Door’s annual Nourish to Flourish gala event, bringing her dynamic energy and generosity to bear. In addition to her years of service with our organization, Marcia spent 22 years with U.S. Bank, holding multiple roles in New Product Development as well as Global Treasury Management, and continues to work regularly with a number of other local nonprofit organizations.
“While serving on the board, Marcia has displayed dedication, grace and seriousness. As a tireless advocate for the mission of Store to Door, Marcia has done a great deal to raise awareness about our organization,” says fellow Store to Door Board Member John Van Dinter. “Although she is leaving the board, she has made it clear that she will continue to volunteer and support our organization. We look forward to her ongoing passion and enthusiasm!”
Our program has been markedly improved by Marcia’s hard work on behalf of our clients, volunteers, and staff, and we are grateful for her years of service. We wish Marcia the best, and we know that she will continue to be a part of the Store to Door community!