PINC ... Next Generation of Philanthropists

Fresno, CA Mid morning on June 2nd found Stacie Gudgel visiting with some of the member of the group telling them about her loss and how important their commitment to giving back really is, "Being a mom who has lost 2 babies, this program is just incredible."

They were gathered in Central Fresno at a Boutique Hotel on Shaw just west of Palm Avenue. It's the site of the very first fundraising party for the young women. Their meeting with Stacie Gudgel brought tears as she told them about being able to be with her tiny Gabrielle in a homelike setting during her last hours, "Those are some precious moments I'll never forget. For (you) to spread that generosity and that love around is great and to have it come to Angel Babies this year is so wonderful." Spreading the generosity is exactly what these young women want to do with their fledgling organization called - 'PINC'. President and founder, Analiese Friesen explained, "It stands for: Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community."

Each of the founding members is much younger than most such community organizers. And they have a new twist, a new take on giving. 'Pinc' will choose a different beneficiary each year says Friesen, "To be able to really focus in and donate to the organizations that are most in need at the time we are holding the event." The Nancy Hinds Hospice Angel Babies program is program the group is supporting this.

Like the other 'PINC' ladies Friesen's mom is also an active fundraiser and expressed surprise at her daughter's plan, "She thought I was nuts when I started." But in less than a year she raised the money to incorporate with 501-3c nonprofit status.

On Saturday June 6th the grounds of the boutique San Joaquin Hotel will host the first 'PINC' event. It will feature uninterrupted food, wine, dancing and fun with a silent auction and stunning seven and a half carat raffle prize. No sit down dinner, no formal wear and no speeches for the 'PINC' ladies. Just an evening out for $65 a person that goes to support PINC's non-profit of 2009 says Friesen, "We have just some very young and fresh positive energy and some amazing girls. It's not; it's not your Mama's non-profit."

It is a new path to an old destination: the support of those in need. A practice these PINC Ladies learned from their own families and one these members of a new generation are making their own.

You can find out more about this Non-Profit that raises funds for other non-profits on their website:

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