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Staff Spotlight: Sammi Magyar

We’re so proud to work with each and every one of our staff members here at Donor Alliance. In our Staff Spotlight, we like to take a minute to share who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance. In this month’s staff spotlight, meet Sammi Magyar. Sammi is the Events Coordinator at Donor Alliance and has been part of the team 1.5 years.

This Month’s Staff Spotlight is on Sammi Magyar:

Name: Sammi Magyar

Position: Events Coordinator

Years at Donor Alliance: 1.5 years

Tell us a little about your role with Donor Alliance: I am in charge of planning all of our signature events (Colorado and Wyoming Donor Family Tribute, Donor Dash, and Scavenger Hunt). I also help with our Community events and the logistics for those. I am also on the PRIDE committee in which we get to plan our staff meetings, holiday parties… all the fun things for the organization.

What do you enjoy most about your role/what’s the most rewarding aspect of your role: I love the event planning process and seeing everything come together on event day. I really enjoy collaborating with others and brainstorming ideas on how to create a successful event. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing and hearing how appreciative our donor families and recipients are for our hard work that goes into these events. Even though I haven’t been able to plan any “normal” events yet due to the pandemic, I still feel very appreciated for my committee and I’s work on these events. It is such an emotional and rewarding feeling knowing that our donor families feel that we did our absolute best to honor their loved ones through our events.

Tell us about a time at work that really moved you, most moving experience you’ve been a part of: I don’t have one specific time in my mind but whenever I am able to hear any of our advocates stories, that is something that emotionally moves me, every time. I am so proud to work at Donor Alliance and see the life changing and meaningful work that we do.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun: I love spending time with my friends and family! I love traveling to other states and visiting friends. When it is warm out, I love to be outside in the sun! I also love going to concerts and football games!

What piece of advice would you give your younger self: Always say yes to adventure!

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