21 Nov A Note from Allison: Grateful
This word is used a lot at this time of year. Sometimes the cynic in us may think the word is just Hallmark pablum. However, at New Hope it is anything but that. There is so much to be grateful for here, it just becomes part of who we are, our culture.
Personally, I am grateful to every New Hope associate. This starts with our executive team, an amazing group of people that have steered the ship of New Hope for much of its history. As many of you know, two of these leaders are retiring in December. Lynn Feldman is retiring after 41 years of service to New Hope of Indiana and Kathe Rae is retiring after 39 years. It is nearly impossible to explain what these two have meant to the life of our organization. Without them, New Hope would not be what it is today-their combined leadership, intelligence, hard work, dedication and love for the organization has seen it through both good and bad times. Lynn and Kathe are very different people; however, like all of New Hope, in diversity lies strength. Thank you, Lynn and Kathe – New Hope will not be the same without you!
I am also grateful for the other 400 New Hope associates who work selflessly to serve individuals and their families by sharing their love, hope and commitment each and every day including all of the holidays we are soon to celebrate.
But it is not just New Hope associates I am grateful for each day. I am also grateful for the individuals we serve and their families who trust us with their loved ones. I am grateful for our donors, volunteers, friends and our Board of Directors. Thank you all for your support!
If you have not seen it already, please read New Hope’s 2018-2019 Annual Report. This is the first Annual Report that we have prepared since being a stand-alone organization, and we are proud of it! I think this Report does an excellent job of really showing who we are at New Hope. We are the individuals we serve; we are their families; we are our volunteers; we are our donors; and we are the exceptional programming provided by exceptional staff. Please take a look and I think you will agree!
I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!