Barbara J Ivens, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND, and Stella H Cash, MS, MED, FAND, hosted a brunch in Cash’s Bath, Michigan home on Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017, to create some grassroots awareness and raise funds for the Academy Foundation’s Second Century Initiative. Both Barbara and Stella are past Academy Foundation Chairs, and have championed the Foundation’s efforts throughout their careers.

Nearly 30 Academy members from around Michigan attended for the opportunity to network, enjoy some great food and refreshments and learn more about the Academy’s Second Century. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics CEO, Patricia M. Babjak, GSLIS, provided an update on the Second Century Initiative and both Barbara and Stella took the opportunity to share their thoughts on what is inspiring about the Second Century and why it is so important Academy members contribute in a meaningful and significant way. They asked that everyone making a gift to the Second Century Campaign.

Betty Krauss, RDN, CDE, attended the reception and was inspired to make a donation:

I am excited to be part of such a progressive organization that will continue to lead us all into the future through collaboration, in order to realize our new vision of a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition!

Gifts of any size are appreciated and needed to support a bold new vision of the future that will position registered dietitian nutritionists as leading the charge to improve nutritional health world-wide. We encourage you to donate and select Second Century to make a gift on-line. As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this is your opportunity to make a significant impact on the future and donate to the Second Century!