Last month, we welcomed a new member to The Street Trust team! As Development Director, Brittany Morris (she/her/dia) will lead fundraising and supporter relations, creating unique opportunities for individuals, families, and organizations to invest in our mission.
How can you help to create a safer, more sustainable and equitable transportation system? Contact Brittany at [email protected]to explore your options.
Brittany moved to Portland eight years ago: 5,000 miles by bicycle from her home state of Florida. It was a formative experience that added to her already formidable leadership skills, developing her patience, grit, and sense of wonder.
She immediately fell into Portland’s nonprofit scene, working in the Schools United Neighborhood program at Buckman Elementary School managed by Impact NW. Her role as site coordinator involved some small fundraisers and sparked her initial interest in development work. She later worked as development associate, hosting large events, conducting major donor cultivation, and more.
Brittany comes to us from another transportation nonprofit, Community Cycling Center, where she was most recently Development Director. When asked what inspired her to shift focus to multimodal transportation, Brittany said:
“I believe that everyone deserves safe, reliable access to the places they want to go, and that we need more options to make this a reality. When someone can’t access work, community or recreation, just because they can’t drive or don’t have a car, it has countless ripple effects on their health and well-being.
Outside of her day job, Brittany continues to pursue that mission by volunteering and organizing activities for Adventure Cycling Association, Cycle Oregon, Radical Adventure Riders, BikePOC PNW and Next Up. She’s excited to be at a point in her career where she has the time and skills to give back and mentor others in the nonprofit community.
What do you most enjoy about working at The Street Trust?
I enjoy being a part of a dynamic team of people who aren’t afraid to ask difficult questions and present creative solutions. It’s inspiring!
Lately, I’ve been leading this year’s Alice Awards, The Street Trust’s annual award ceremony honoring champions for the future of transportation. I hope to see you there on Saturday, October 14th at the Oregon Zoo! Tickets and nominations are open at the link below.