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.
“Her passion was helping people. She liked Share’s mission and valued the services your organization provided to those in need.”
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.
“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.
Below is a list of past recipients:
2013: Robert Harland
2012: Jillian Provience
2011: Joan Caley
2010: Judy Ellithorpe
2009: Chris Soltisiak
2008: Lori Thayer