NewDay USA Expanding Charitable Activities During the Holidays
Through NewDay’s philanthropic arm, the NewDay USA Foundation, the company gives five percent of its profits to veteran causes. Since its start in 2013, the NewDay USA Foundation has given more than $4 million and awarded more than 60 four-year scholarships to the children of fallen and severely disabled military veterans to attend JROTC military high schools across the nation.
Over the past several weeks, NewDay has “adopted” military families for Christmas through Operation Help a Hero’s annual “Operation Christmas Spirit” program. Through the program, families of active duty military servicemembers who are facing difficult situations are given gifts for every child and adult. Among the military families NewDay USA has adopted is an Army sergeant raising his three kids alone while supporting his mother and an aunt on one salary. Another family has been living paycheck to paycheck and was counting on the father’s enlistment bonus for Christmas gifts and home repairs. When the bonus didn’t come, the family found itself in need of groceries, food gift cards and clothing.
While our commitment to veterans and the military community is a year-round cause, the holiday season is an opportunity to spread extra joy to families who have sacrificed so much for our nation,” said NewDay’s executive chairman, Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN (Ret.) “I am proud of the efforts of our employees and partners to improve the lives of veterans, active service members and their families during this special time of year.”
Recently recognized by National Mortgage Professional as a Best Military Lender 2019, NewDay is a longtime active supporter of military servicemembers, veterans and their families. In addition to helping military families achieve financial security by taking advantage of their earned VA benefits to buy or refinance their homes, hundreds of NewDay team members volunteer thousands of hours each year toward multiple charities and non-profits that serve veterans.
Over the past year, NewDay employees have volunteered more than 1,200 service hours toward various military-tied organizations, including The Baltimore Station, Boulder Crest Retreat, Wreaths Across America, hands-on Vietnam and Korean War Memorial cleanup, and wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery and Annapolis National Cemetery.
“At NewDay USA we have privilege of coming to work each and every day to serve servicemembers, veterans and their families, and we have much to be grateful for,” said NewDay CEO Rob Posner. “Now is the time of year when we focus on those who have served our nation so selflessly.
About NewDay USA
NewDay USA is a nationwide VA mortgage lender focused on helping active military personnel, veterans, and their families achieve their financial and housing goals. NewDay, which was named a Best Military Lender by National Mortgage Professional, is also a Ginnie Mae (GNMA) approved issuer/servicer. The company employs best practices in mortgage lending and career growth for mortgage professionals. Consistent with its mission, NewDay is a philanthropic partner of numerous organizations focused on assisting military veterans and their families in need. The NewDay USA Foundation provides four-year scholarships to the children of fallen and severely disabled military veterans to attend JROTC military high schools across the nation. The company is also a major philanthropic partner of the Medal of Honor Foundation, the USO, Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, and is a major sponsor of the Military Bowl. Community service and giving back in the form of volunteerism also play a significant role among the NewDay USA workforce. NewDay USA is a registered trade name of New Day Financial, LLC (NMLS # 1043), which is a key holding of Chrysalis Holdings, LLC, a premier private investment company focused on the financial services industry. For more information about NewDay USA, visit www.newdayusa.com.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.