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David Stoller ‘74 Recognized For Charity Work

November 27, 2012

David Stoller BA ‘74 was recently inducted to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Oregon and Southwest Washington Hall of Fame after a decade of work with the organization. RMHC provides a place for out-of-state families to stay while their children are receiving treatment at hospitals in Portland.

Stoller started working for McDonald’s after graduation from Lewis & Clark and now owns three franchise locations in the southwest Washington area. He joined the board of trustees of RMHC in 2003. He was secretary of the board from 2006-2011 and is currently a member of the executive committee. He is also involved with the charity as the chair of the outreach committee, awarding grants to expand access to pediatric oral health care. As a member of the speakers bureau, he represents the charity at community events. Stoller and his wife, Pam, are contributors and founding members of the Tanner Society, which recognizes major donors.

Stoller graduated with a double major in communications and German literature and a minor in business. His experiences in school, from participating in the first junior year abroad program in Munich, Germany, to being inspired and challenged by his professors led to a successful career in the business world.

“I was set up well to be successful in the business world because I learned that not everybody is motivated by the same model, different people are motivated by different things,” he said.

Stoller credits his interpersonal skills, communication ability and creative thinking to the people and classes from Lewis & Clark.