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Friedman Named to Board of Directors for Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids

Mar 21, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - Matt Friedman has been selected as one of five new members to Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids Board of Directors, which include:

  • Mike Fezzey of New/Talk 760 WJR
  • Chuck Hammond of Hammond & Associates
  • John Turcotte of The Advanced Strategies Group
  • Jaime Rae Turnbull of JR Turnbull Communications

Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of support and services to families of kids who have lost a parent. As members of the Board of Directors, Fezzey, Friedman, Hammond and Turnbull, all formerly Advisory Board members, along with Turcotte, who is new to the leadership, will work to advance the Foundation's mission and fundraising efforts while serving as ambassadors for the cause. Fezzey also will continue to serve as the Advisory Board Chairperson.

"Our ability to strengthen our ties within the community is directly related to the strength of our Board of Directors," said Norman Yatooma, founder and president of Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids. "The varied backgrounds, passion for our mission, years of business and nonprofit experience, and overall support of these individuals make them assets as we grow the Foundation's depth of services and families assisted." 

Board meetings are held quarterly where members focus on governance, strategic planning, fundraising and building awareness. The Board works collaboratively to inform, involve and bond the community to the organization while continually growing a consistent and generous base of donors.

The Board also advises the Foundation on the 5th Annual Champions For The Kids VIP Dinner/Auction and Golf Tournament, a special two-day event to benefit children who have lost a parent. The Dinner/Auction takes place June 6 at the Townsend Hotel, followed by the Golf Tournament the next day, June 7, at Oakland Hills Country Club. Since its inception, the event, which is the Foundation's largest fundraiser, has raised more than $2 million. All proceeds benefit kids and families served through Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids. 

About Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids

Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring tenderness to tragedy and turn tragedy into triumph for the families of kids who have lost a parent by providing practical, professional and personal assistance at each stage of the grieving and recovery process. Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids is located in Birmingham, Mich. For more information, visit www.forthekidsfoundation.org.

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