Volunteer – Rachelle Stoller
Organization – ArranmoreArts
ArranmoreArts is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that serves as a creative facilitator for innovative and memorable arts experiences in Chicago’s western suburbs.
In the fall of 2010, Rachelle Stoller walked into a local coffee shop for a meeting she hoped would be the start of something exciting. Stoller had moved from the culturally-rich City of Chicago to the far west suburbs with her husband four years prior, just in time to welcome their first child.
Now the mother of two and a freelance business and marketing writer, Stoller was looking for a volunteer project that would utilize her skills and align with her love of dance, music and art.
A good friend suggested she get in touch with Shannon Greene Robb, founder and executive director of ArranmoreArts, a burgeoning non-profit created to bring those unique arts experiences normally found in the city to the western suburbs.
“We hit it off from the start,” says Greene Robb.
And with that, Stoller became one of the organization’s first volunteers.
Four years later, she is still volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors as the Marketing/PR chair.
“I am amazed by how far this organization that started as an idea in Shannon’s head has become a full-fledged non-profit with events people can’t wait to attend,” Stoller remarks.
Those events include the CabernetCabaret (CabCab) Summer Concert Series and Artini, a live-art-meets-pop-up-martini-bar event. Stoller points out that all of those events benefit ArranmoreArts’ educational arm,
InspirEd, which offers performance and experiential arts programming to help students tap into what inspires them, artistically or otherwise.
For more info about ArranmoreArts, visit www.arranmorearts.org.