Giving Back

Giving back is in our DNA. New Age was founded on the belief that to be a good citizen of this world means spending time helping others who may not be as fortunate. We're proud of our team members who help in their communities. They are truly making a positive impact. Read some of their stories, below.

“Every March, I plunge into ice cold water at Breezewald Park & Beach in Lake Zurich, IL—oftentimes surrounded by ice and snow—for Purple Plunge an annual fundraiser to help local families affected by cancer. They provide aid and support to cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers.”

Megan Martin
Business Development Manager

“I support three organizations: I help with administrative work at Expect a Miracle Foundation and regularly volunteer at Feed My Starving Children and Northern IL Food Bank. One of the quotes from Carolyn Gable—New Age Founder and philanthropist—that I always remember is: "Whatever you give, you will get back tenfold.” She inspired me to want to give back because, when you really break it down, I am fortunate to be in a position where a little fraction of my time or money will not make or break me, but that same fraction could mean the world to someone in need.”

Joe Verzillo
Carrier Sales Coordinator

“I volunteer on the steam-powered sawmill at Hesston Steam Museum, exhibiting how logs were turned into lumber 100 years ago.”

Ryan Abens
Associate Manager, Carrier Sales

“I volunteer at several organizations. For the past 14 years, I’ve taught Religious Education at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, I am the Vice President of our Conference for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Prince of Peach Church, and from October through April, I volunteer one night a month at a local church for PADS Homeless Shelter. I help get the beds ready, serve a meal, clean up after the meal, visit with the homeless and help with anything that needs to be done. It really puts life into perspective to work with the homeless. It is fulfilling to hear their stories and provide them with some hope as much as possible.”

Tami Rohr
Business Development Agent

“I like to spend a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday walking the dogs from Chicago Canine Rescue, an organization that gives animals a second chance at finding a forever family. It takes some responsibilities off of the staff and helps the dogs get their required exercise.”

Mark Kremsner
Senior Account Executive

“For Easterseals, I participate in fundraising and visits to Camp Wabeek Wisconsin. For the past eight years, I spend one week per year overseeing construction and growth of the camp. Additionally, I helped raised over $3 million in donations during my time with the University of Wisconsin Athletic Alumni Association.”

Mike Desautels
Manager, Carrier Sales

“I spend about three hours a week working at the Des Plaines Park District, and yearly, help with the fundraising for WTTW, Chicago’s public television station. In addition, I support two local churches, spending one hour per week at each.”

Robert J. Gavin
Business Development Manager