DoorDash COO Payne brings fundraiser to hometown of Owensboro to benefit DCPS

January 13, 2021 | 12:08 am

Updated January 12, 2021 | 10:51 pm

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Local students will benefit from a current fundraiser thanks to a partnership between DoorDash and The Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools.

Christopher Payne, who graduated from Apollo High School in 1986, is currently the Chief Operating Officer for DoorDash. 

“I am pleased to bring one of the first DoorDash fundraisers in the country to my hometown,” Payne said in a release. “As an alumnus of DCPS, I was really excited to learn the Foundation and Daviess County Public Schools want to work with us on a new corporate initiative to give back to our communities.”

According to Vicki Quisenberry, Executive Director for the Foundation, they are working with DoorDash’s local representative and city specialist Molly McCarroll — a Daviess County High School graduate of 1998 — to coordinate the fundraiser.

The fundraiser is already underway and will run through Monday.

McCarroll says the process to help students through the DoorDash fundraiser is easy:

  1. (If you don’t already have it,) Download the DoorDash app 
  2. Place your order for $20 or more from your favorite restaurant
  3. Enter the code TFDCPS at checkout

For every valid promo code of “TFDCPS” redeemed for orders with a minimum subtotal greater than $20 (excluding taxes and fees) placed on the DoorDash app or website, DoorDash will donate 10% of the subtotal of these orders to The Foundation, up to a maximum of $10,000. The promo code is valid on DoorDash orders placed with merchants in Owensboro. 

“We know students and families are struggling through COVID-19 and online learning. We want to help,” McCarroll said in a release. 

Quisenberry said the Foundation is honored to have a new partner in DoorDash to help DCPS students.

“To be able to work with DCPS alumni Christopher Payne and Molly McCarroll makes it even more impactful for the Foundation, the district and our community,” Quisenberry said. “Because of his success in upper level management in multiple national-level corporations, Christopher was recognized as one of two Distinguished Alumni by the Foundation in 2015. We are so glad he thought of working with us in this capacity.”

Payne said he is a proud Apollo Eagle, and he hopes the community continues to utilize DoorDash.

“I am impressed with the way the community has embraced DoorDash and want to encourage everyone in Owensboro and Daviess County to support our corporate efforts to help with educational needs,” he said. “It’s great to reconnect with Owensboro.”  

Quienberry said the Foundation is hoping to develop a long-term partnership with DoorDash “to benefit students, to increase business for Owensboro restaurants and to help DoorDash increase its presence in Owensboro.” 

Companies interested in partnering with the Foundation to remove barriers to education or provide educational enhancements for DCPS students may contact the Foundation at 270-231-5583 or email Quisenberry at

January 13, 2021 | 12:08 am

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