You may not have seen Mary Lynn Malaby around the Madison shelter, but you have almost certainly seen her work. A valuable and creative behind-the-scenes volunteer, Mary Lynn designs many of the great looking promotional flyers, invitations and other documents that St. Hubert’s uses to get out the word about its events and services.
Mary Lynn first came to St. Hubert’s about 15 years ago to adopt a cat. Several years later she began helping out in the volunteer office and with fundraising events. She was a key player in the creation of Buddy’s Boutique, a task she found particularly rewarding because the net profits from the store would directly benefit the animals in St. Hubert’s care.
The St. Hubert’s development team spotted her talent, and Mary Lynn began creating flyers. When asked to create one, often on short notice, the former project manager for an investment banking/brokerage firm is always happy to help, and the flyers never disappoint.
Mary Lynn is surprised where her volunteering has taken her. “When I first visited St. Hubert's all those years ago, I never dreamed I would become as involved (or stay as long) as I have. I've been lucky to work with many of their amazing staff, other volunteers, and to see the facility evolve into a state-of-the-art shelter able to save many more pets than when I started!...I've heard it often, but have learned first-hand that it's so true: I get back much more from volunteering that I give.”