Honoring the Legacy of Katie Pedigo
As New Friends New Life prepares for another year of providing hope for victims of human trafficking and exploitation, we honor Katie Pedigo, who is retiring after more than six years of compassionate and visionary service to our organization. Katie’s legacy will live on through the recent resolution adopted by the Commissioners Court of Dallas County in recognition of her service to trafficked and exploited women in our community and through the dedication of the Katie Pedigo Family & Group Therapy Room at New Friends New Life, where thousands of women, children, and families will be served on their paths toward healing and restoration.
Together with the Board, New Friends New Life is pleased to announce that Kelly Cruse, who was promoted to Executive Director last year, will be overseeing the organization’s day-to-day operations and continued growth. Kelly has been an integral part of the New Friends New Life team for more than five years, serving as Advancement Officer. Under her tenure, the organization experienced record-breaking growth, including events that have surpassed all fundraising goals and strategic initiatives that have moved our advocacy platforms and services to new heights.
Kelly’s vast experience in the nonprofit community partnered with her corporate expertise is an excellent combination to help usher New Friends New Life into a new era. Kelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.