ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH, July 1, 2023 — New Day Foundation for Families is proud to announce the launch of New Day NEXT, a young professionals’ group of passionate and motivated friends designed to cultivate the next generation of philanthropy, along with the group’s first event – a brunch following New Day’s 5K Run on Sat., July 29. NEXT aims to inspire the incoming generation of emerging leaders to advocate for New Day today, ensuring its legacy for tomorrow. NEXT is built on three pillars: fun-raising, advocacy, and volunteering.
“The New Day NEXT initiative represents the embodiment of comradery and compassion, as we come together to make a meaningful difference in the lives of families battling cancer,” said NEXT co-founding council member Sarah Smith. “We designed NEXT to connect up-and-coming and established professionals to turnkey donation, mentorship and relationship building opportunities. It is our hope we will cultivate the next generation of New Day donors, giving them the power to create lasting change, all while building lifelong relationships and having a little fun along the way.”
NEXT will make its debut this summer in conjunction with the Color of Wellness 5K Run, which benefits New Day Foundation, by hosting a post-race brunch at O’Connors Public House in Downtown Rochester on Sat., July 29. Those interested can join the NEXT team in the race, or simply meet up afterward for the brunch. Show your race bib or t-shirt to get 10 percent off your bill from 9:30- 11:00 am.
“The future of New Day Foundation for Families lies in our ability to create space for the next generation to bring innovative new ideas and energy to the organization,” said Gina Kell Spehn, New Day president and co-founder. “We’re excited to tap into the passion and leadership of these dedicated young professionals. Through them, New Day will sustain its commitment to providing vital financial and emotional resources to families facing cancer, and will continue to level the playing field for all cancer patients, for generations to come.”
NEXT’s membership model drives instant donations and engages passionate members. Interested participants can visit New Day’s website at www.foundationforfamilies.org/new-day-next. NEXT is led by its founding Leadership Council: Jordann Andrusiak of West Bloomfield (Synergy Capital Solutions), Amber Beauchamp of Sterling Heights (City of Rochester Hills), Katie Bryk of Clinton Township (BSP Law), Whitney Bunn of Royal Oak (Rockford construction), Danielle Leath of Shelby Township (Marsh McLennan Agency), Eric Nahat of Ann Arbor (Synergy Capital Solutions), Mike Pietila of Utica (Nebo Lending) and Sarah Smith of Lake Orion (Tiicker).
New Day Foundation for Families is a 501c3 Charity Navigator Four-Star rated nonprofit, Platinum Level Guidestar organization and Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great Nonprofits. The Rochester Hills, Mich. organization is an accessible, trusted and patient-centric cancer support organization that provides financial and emotional resources to families facing cancer. Programs are intended to have a positive impact on treatment outcomes and survivorship by alleviating financial and emotional stressors. New Day pays critical living expenses (direct to creditors) and offers professional counseling and grocery support to help patients maintain medical compliance and improve quality of life.
New Day NEXT founding members seek new members to help local families facing cancer overcome obstacles to treatment.