01 Sep RPOR Staff Member Spotlight: Chris Stout
Chris Stout, Director of Development
Chris was one of the first RPOR staff members. He has been working with RPOR since the beginning, back in 2019.
Learn more about Chris and his role as Director of Development for RPOR below.
Q: What type of work did you do before joining the RPOR team?
A: Before joining the RPOR team, I worked on several projects and held different positions within multiple companies. Below are my past and current positions:
- Founder – CEO of Veterans Community Project
- Major Gifts Officer | Wounded Warrior Project
- Director of Programs | Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus
- Director of Development | Hesperus [Current]
- Executive Director | Jackson County Historical Society [Current]
- Director of Development | RPOR [Current]
Q: Explain what your role is here at RPOR and what a typical day looks like on the job:
A: I respond to communication about supporting RPOR, writing grants, exploring grant research, as well as donor cultivation and recognition.
Q: What about our mission resonates with you and why?
A: The passion to serve those who need it most, desire to improve the community we live in as well as make it safer for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish (or learn) during your time here at RPOR?
A: I hope to help eliminate human trafficking in our community and serve those who struggle with access to services.
Q: What goals do you have for your role at RPOR?
A: My main goal for RPOR is to raise a ton of money that will go towards the programs we offer, like Christine’s Place, Demand Reduction Project, and the Mike Daniels home (coming soon).
Q: What are you looking forward to the most while working here?
A: I look forward to working with other like-minded people wanting to make an impact in the community.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I work pretty much 24/7, so what do I like to do outside of work? Well, work!
Q: Why do you love working at RPOR?
A: I love working at RPOR because of the impact it’s making in the community and the awareness it’s bringing to something seldom discussed.