Goodbye, Dr. Shelly!

Dr. Shelly's Goodbye Party

It’s with a heavy heart, unbridled gratitude, and bursting optimism that we announce the departure of our development director Dr. Shelly Gerig. Shelly has been with New Vision for eight fun-filled years, weathering some storms and helping us grow and thrive. You may have befriended New Vision through Shelly, been one of her job readiness students, or met her in some other capacity with our agency. We are indefinitely grateful to Shelly for her dedication, tenacity, and love, and we will miss our Doc McMoney. Her last day is June 15.

We invite you to join us for her 8-for-8 Goodbye Party – bring $8 in honor of her 8 years at New Vision (Shelly’s last New Vision fundraiser):

When: Wednesday, June 22 – 5-7 p.m.

Where: Lake County Museum of Art, 213 W Ruby St., Tavares

RSVP: email Chantel at so we can have a headcount for food/beverage

“Thank you to each and every friend that I have met and built a relationship with through New Vision for Independence. Whether you have volunteered or given support financially, it has made a positive impact in our community by giving our clients hope and encouragement!”

Dr. Shelly Gerig

As Helen Keller said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” While we’re sad to see Shelly go, both she and we know this is an opportunity for New Vision. We are hiring immediately. Check out our job posting and pass it on.


Chantel Buck

President/CEO, New Vision for Independence