October 2019 Park Angel of the Month: Alexandra Malloy
“Any parent of young children will tell you they spend a lot of time in the parks. When you have kids of your own you begin to really appreciate what it takes to keep parks clean and beautiful and the need to make sure these spaces are supported,” said Alexandra Malloy.
Alexandra Malloy currently serves as the co-chair for the Party for the Parks auction committee, an event which brought in over $125,000 last year to benefit more than 25 Charleston Parks. The Party for the Parks silent auction is a huge part of the fundraising efforts, and this year the auction will showcase many exciting items, including beauty packages, private chef events, vacation getaways and more. “So many businesses here in Charleston have been so generous in their gift-giving to our auction because of the great work The Conservancy does,” shared Alexandra.
As the founder of her own marketing and public relations agency, Alexandra Malloy & Co., Alexandra brings her expertise to inform the community of The Conservancy’s mission to engage them in Party for the Parks. “We really need local businesses to support our parks and once they understand how vital the Conservancy is to the success of our Charleston Parks, they are quick to want to help ” added Alexandra, “we are excited to have new businesses onboard this year like Rita’s Roots, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, The Inn at Middleton Place and The Dewberry,” and “so value the continued support year after year, including Longevity Fitness, The Kiawah Island Club, Indigo Road, and The Market Pavillion Hotel.”
Alexandra lives in the downtown neighborhood of Harleston Village with her husband and two daughters. She frequents iconic Charleston parks including Colonial Lake and Allan Park and she and her daughters love to venture outside their neighborhood and check out the other greenspaces Charleston has to offer. “When we first moved back here, we used the park-finder tool on The Conservancy website to find hidden gems in downtown Charleston,” she shared. “As as family we loved discovering parks like Chapel Street Fountain Park and we recently discovered Tiedemann Park on Elizabeth Street.”
This will be Alexandra’s second year on the Party for the Parks committee where her work has helped secure countless new and exciting auction items for this year’s event. “We couldn’t have done it without her,” shared Austin Nelson, Special Event Manager for Party for the Parks. “We are truly so lucky to have her and I can’t wait to see what she does next.”
This year’s Party for the Parks plans to be wilder than ever and tickets are selling fast! Buy yours today before they sell out: get your tickets!