New Directions for Women (NDFW) successfully hosted our 5th Annual Circle of Life Fundraising Breakfast on March 25, 2013 at the exclusive Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, CA. Almost 250 business executives, treatment and health care professionals, volunteer board members, loving staff, NDFW alumnae, community members, and their friends took time out of their busy schedule to raise scholarships for women and women with their children seeking recovery from chemical dependency.
We were honored to welcome the current Mayor of Newport Beach, Keith Curry, as well as the former Mayor and current President of Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Steve Rosansky. In this year’s remarks, Executive Director & CEO Rebecca J. Flood shared with the audience that since our inception, “5,000 women have completed our program, 300 children have lived in residence with their mothers, and 100 sober babies have been born at New Directions for Women.”
This year we gave a lifetime achievement awards for Faith Strong and Carole Pickup for their many years of dedicated service. Together they have contributed more than 50 years of service to New Directions for Women. We would not be where we are today without their insight, support, and heart to see lives transformed.
We extend a very special thank you to an anonymous investor for the unlimited match of all financial contributions and to the Chamade Foundation for underwriting the Breakfast. We happily received supporters from as far away as Pennsylvania for 90 minutes of breakfast, emotional testimonials from grateful alumnae of our programs, and moving updates on the life changing work we do.
NDFW is proud to announce that the 2013 Circle of Life Breakfast generated over $400,000 and counting! All pledges will go directly to the Pamela Wilder Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to women seeking quality addiction treatment services but lack the financial resources to pay for the extent and duration of care needed to achieve sustained recovery.
If you are interested in making a donation to NDFW in honor of the Circle of Life Breakfast there is still time! All donations will be matched if it comes in before Monday, April 1st.
Missed this year’s Breakfast? Want to connect with New Directions for Women? If you are interested in taking a tour of our facility call us 800-939-6636 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn
We have included some picture below of this very special day for New Directions for Women. Enjoy!