Congratulations to Joan Caley, honored as the 2011 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year at Share-a-Bowl on April 17, 2011. This prestigious award honors a long-time Share volunteer and board director, Emily Marshall, who passed away in August 2007.
Past Emily Marshall Volunteer of Year Award Winners:
Judy Ellithorpe, 2010; Chris Soltisiak, 2009; and Lori Thayer, 2008.
“Her passion was helping people,” said husband, Vern Marshall, on Emily’s philanthropic nature. “She liked Share’s mission and valued the services your organization provided to those in need.”
In honor of Emily Marshall, the Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year Award will annually recognize an individual who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster Share’s mission of serving the hungry and homeless in Clark County. If you would like to nominate a volunteer, please complete the nomination form below (available as a PDF file) and mail it to: Share, Attn: VOY Award, 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver WA 98661; or call the Volunteer Center at (360) 952-8228. Nominations must be received by February 28, 2013.
Nomination Form for Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year Award
Tickets for the 2013 Share-a-Bowl (Oct. 5) will be available Sept. 1 and can be purchased on-line at sharevancouver.org or by calling (360) 952-8223.
Biography of Emily Marshall
Emily was born in Minnesota and moved to Vancouver at age eight. She worked as licensing agent for both Dick Hannah and Peterson Motors. Emily came to know Share when a friend asked her to come to Share House to help serve meals; as a result of this first encounter, Emily began serving meals one to two times each week for the next few years. Recognizing her commitment to the organization, Emily was asked to become a Share Board member, for which she served 16 years.
In her more than 20 years of service to Share, Emily contributed in numerous ways beyond the Board of Directors: she operated the Mexican food booth at the Clark County Fair, who proceeds benefited Share; she volunteered for Share’s annual Golf Classic; and she wrapped presents and adopted families each year for the past eight years.
She volunteered her time to other agencies, as well. She volunteered for Southwest Washington Medical Center’s Hospital Auxiliary and, in the year 2006 alone, volunteered 2,380 hours of service to Divine Consign.
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