Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Receives $50,000 Grant

Sherri Steele, President of Junior League of Collin County, Cindy Willman, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Board member and Jim Malatich, CEO of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center accepting the ceremonial check from Great Lakes

This morning, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center received a $50,000 Brighter Futures grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates.

Headquartered in Madison, Wis., Great Lakes is celebrating its 50th anniversary by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations making a difference in the communities where its nine offices are located. Great Lakes has been operating its Plano office since 2014 and currently employs 154 area residents.

“In Plano, employees identified domestic violence as one of the most pressing issues affecting their community. Hope’s Door is already doing good work, and we’re excited to help them make an even bigger impact with our Brighter Futures Grant,” said Richard D. George, President and Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes.

(From left) Jim Malatich, CEO of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center; staff member Great Lakes; Melissa Whitlock, Human Resources with Great Lakes; Angela Ward, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Board member

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides intervention and prevention services for individuals and families affected by intimate partner and family violence.

“Unfortunately we’ve had to refer out over 600 people from October to this point because of the fact that we don’t have enough room to shelter them,” said Jim Malatich, Chief Executive Officer of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, after accepting the ceremonial check. “One hundred percent of the $50,000 that you are giving us will go directly to impact the people that we work with.”

Jim continued, “We are very humbled by this and just want to say thank you so much.”

Staff from Great Lakes with Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Board and staff

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