Gary Morrison Named Executive Director of NewDay USA Foundation
|Former Superintendent of Fishburne Military School Tapped to Lead Foundation’s Scholarship Program and Other Philanthropic Efforts|
FULTON, MD – April 18, 2017 – NewDay USA, a nationwide VA mortgage lender, today announced the promotion of Gary Morrison to the position of Executive Director of the NewDay USA Foundation, the nonprofit organization that serves as the principle instrument of philanthropy for the company.
“We are very fortunate to have a person of Gary Morrison’s experience on our leadership team,” said Rear Admiral Tom Lynch USN (Ret.), executive chairman of NewDay USA. “His empathy for the families of our military service members and his passionate, take-charge style make him the perfect choice to lead the NewDay USA Foundation.”
As executive director of the NewDay USA Foundation, Morrison will be overseeing the foundation’s scholarship program, which provides scholarships to children of fallen or severely wounded veterans, as well as those whose families have endured multiple, extended deployments. Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2013, the Foundation has provided 26 scholarships to children attending select military high schools.
“As superintendent of Fishburne Military School [in Waynesboro, Va.], Gary has spent his life mentoring and developing young people to give them the foundation and tools for life,” said NewDay USA Chief Executive Officer Rob Posner, who is an alumnus of Fishburne’s Class of 1987. “He has been instrumental in building the NewDay USA scholarship program. We are grateful to Gary for his tireless work, helping to ensure that children whose parents or guardians have made great sacrifices for our country have the opportunity to attend military schools across the nation.”
“I look forward to continuing our great work, impacting the lives of these young men and women whose families have given so much to our country,” Morrison said. “I also hope to grow the Volunteering for Veterans program that provides opportunities for employees to take an active role in NewDay USA’s culture of giving back. In 2016, our wonderfully dedicated team members gave over 1,200 volunteer hours to a wide variety of veteran-related causes.”
“It is an absolute honor to be able to participate in the good work of this remarkable organization. Serving veterans and their families, especially those who have given so much for all of us, is truly a noble cause,” Morrison concluded.
In addition to his other accomplishments, Morrison is the author of “Your Kids– Their Future,” and has gained national recognition as a successful motivational speaker, conducting seminars on the art of expanding opportunities, team building and leadership.
|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 USA 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 plays a significant role among the NewDay USA workforce.
NewDay USA is a registered trade name of New Day Financial, LLC, 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.
About the NewDay USA Foundation
Helping America’s veterans is at the core of what the Foundation does, and “Giving Back” is a NewDay USA core value. The Foundation’s giving focuses on supporting the veteran and active duty communities. These include the USO, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Baltimore Station, and others. Through the Foundation, NewDay’s employees have volunteered thousands of hours of their own time to support Boulder Crest Retreat, Wreaths Across America, The Baltimore Station, the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, the veterans’ memorials on the National Mall, and other activities.