A Note from Allison: Passionate about New Hope

A Note from Allison: Passionate about New Hope


Passion is one of the words I think of when I think about New Hope of Indiana. Our associates, board members, volunteers and donors are all passionate about our mission, the people we serve and/or their fellow New Hope associates.

It is very easy to be the CEO of such a passionate organization because I see it and the joy it brings every day. New Hope people never cease to amaze me! They show their passion in both big and little ways. To everyone in the New Hope family, I say thank you for making our little corner of the world a better place through your passion!

To thank you passionate volunteers and donors, please save the date for September 27th from 4:30-6:30pm. We will be celebrating you and your passion that evening with a Thank You wine and cheese party! Come join the fun and be part of New Hope’s legacy as we continue to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. We will be working on a series of paintings just like the ones that still hang in our halls from New Hope’s 10th Anniversary. Join us on September 27th and paint a piece of New Hope history! NHI associates and individuals serves will be completing the paintings before they are hung.

Finally, thank you to everyone who took the Pearson Ford challenge at the Silver Cup Celebration! Thanks to John Pearson’s matching contribution, we were able to raise over $20,000 and are about to purchase a new vehicle for our AIM program! The AIM program will begin in August with our first group of young adults. We will have more information on the program in next month’s Heartbeat. Thanks again for your financial support and for your passion for New Hope!

I hope to see you all in September!

Allison Wharry, CEO

P.S. After this article was written, my long-time friend and New Hope Board member, Lee Mehrlich (pictured here at July’s Client Communication Committee Meeting which he chaired), passed away after a short illness. Lee was loved by many including me. As another board member said, Lee was truly an inspiration and will be missed. Another commented that his very presence evoked both reflection and inspiration. He taught us much about patience and gratitude. Lee will be dearly missed and always remembered with love.

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