Store to Door is excited to welcome Mallory Rogers-Boone as our new Development Coordinator!
Mallory has a strong background in administrative, development, and event work in the nonprofit sector. As Development Coordinator, Mallory plays a key role in our Development team, with a focus on enhancing fundraising activities, optimizing our data management, and eventually helping to put on Store to Door events. Mallory earned bachelor’s degrees in English and sociology from The University of Oregon, and has worked in support of a variety of causes, working for environmental, family, and political organizations. Mallory brings a valuable perspective to Store to Door’s work, and an ability to solve problems and plan creatively.
Since beginning with Store to Door in July, Mallory has connected with the importance of Store to Door’s work and the connection program staff and volunteers form with clients. She also has a personal connection to the work: “A few years ago, my grandfather (aka Papa Rod) was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He was an extremely outgoing, fun-loving person who enjoyed dining out, traveling and meeting new people, so it was really hard to see him slowly become homebound as his cancer progressed,” says Mallory. “He eventually passed away at home, surrounded by family, which was really important to him – he wanted to be home. That experience gave me insight into how important it is to allow people to remain at home, and to provide resources so they’re able to do so comfortably.”
Born and raised in Portland, Mallory lived in Kenton with her Husband Andy, cat Cooper, and dog Rudy. She enjoys spending time with her pets in the backyard, exploring the Pacific Northwest outdoors, and traveling (when possible). During this challenging year, Mallory has been staying positive by focusing on things that she is grateful for, and allowing herself to work through difficult things at her own pace. “Helping others and supporting causes I care about helps too,” says Mallory. “Since quarantine began I’ve learned many important ways to prioritize and be creative, to speak up when needed, and to paint my own nails… but I haven’t stooped to baking my own sourdough bread, haha.”
We hope you will help us welcome Mallory to the Store to Door community, and are glad to have her help in this important work!