Next Gen funds organizations combatting addiction


The Next Generation of Southern Delaware (Next Gen South), a giving circle of the Delaware Community Foundation had its Annual Grants Ceremony at Arena’s in Milford on Thursday, November 9th, 2017.

Funds raised from Next Gen South’s Annual Chowdown for Charity, held last February in Dover, were awarded to three organizations at the Grants Ceremony: Elizabeth W. Murphey School; Forge Youth and Family Academy; and Summer Learning Collaborative. The NGS Grants Committee was able to dedicate funds to organizations that combat the addiction crisis not only in the area of active addiction, but also in prevention and re-entry, which are equally important.

“The funds that we have received from Next Gen will allow us to add some very specific addictions counseling to help those families, in order to try to reunify the children with their biological families, which is huge.” said Michael Kopp, Executive Director, Elizabeth W. Murphey School.



Those in attendance heard emotional and inspiring stories from all three grant recipients that evening. Next Gen South is looking forward to seeing just how these funds are able to change lives and continue the fight against addiction in our local communities.

Individuals are encouraged to visit Next Gen South’s Facebook @TNGSoDel for their upcoming Annual Chowdown for Charity to be held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover on Friday, February 24th, 2018.

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