PLAYBOOK INVESTORS NETWORK ANNOUNCE DAWNN LEWIS AS BRAND AMBASSADOR
DALLAS, Texas, April 9, 2018 – Playbook Investors Network (PIN) today announced Dawnn Lewis, GRAMMY, BMI, NAACP Image Award Winning Actor, Composer-Singer, Producer, A New Day Foundation, CEO and Morning Jewel Inc, CEO, as a PIN brand ambassador. Lewis will participate in a series of marketing and fundraising initiatives including social media and brand awareness events for PIN. With this alignment, PIN will also assist Lewis with efforts to expose and gain support for her nonprofit, A New Day Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial and programmatic support toward the empowerment and education of underserved youth; provide capacity building pro bono services to assist small/grassroots nonprofits; and to provide general support services in underserved communities.
“The PIN Family and I are excited about working with Dawnn because we share the same principles, mission, and vision when it comes to helping underserved communities, says CEO, Rodney Woods. “At PIN, we’re used to working with these markets and communities in various capacities. Whether it’s our product, service or the people that represent our brand, we desire to work with the best of the best, and we see that with Dawnn. She has a passion for what she does, and we support that one-hundred percent.”
“I’ve known Rodney Woods for close to 25 years, and he has been an advocate for setting the table for success, as you transition from one career to the next. When far too many professional athletes or entertainers find themselves at a loss…as to how to navigate their lives and career opportunities when their ‘playing days’ are over, Rodney and PIN continue to create pathways for financial and entrepreneurial stability. PIN’s demand for excellence in its business practices, knowledgeable staff and ‘outside-the-box’ thinking make partnering with them a ‘win – win’ scenario for all involved. I’m proud to call Rodney Woods & PIN my Friend and now Partners,” says Lewis.
On May 26, 2018, A New Day Foundation will launch Focused N F.I.T. For A Different World on the University of Southern California’s Campus. This program is geared toward Low and Moderate Income (LMI) underserved college (Freshman & Sophomore) and college-bound high school (Junior & Senior) students. Focused N F.I.T. is designed to engage, inform and empower these students by educating them on how to afford entering and completing college; develop responsible and profitable economic habits; and maximize their college education and entrepreneurial pursuits by helping them utilize technology to access the world market.
About Dawnn Lewis
Dawnn Lewis, a multitalented and multifaceted individual: President & CEO of Morning Jewel Inc. – a multi-platform production company in the areas of film, television, animation, music / music publishing & experiential events. She is also the Founder & President of the A New Day Foundation – a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, that provides financial & programmatic support to underprivileged youth and grassroots community based nonprofit organizations. She is an: NAACP Image Award, Trumpet Award, Grammy Award-winning singer, multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, film, television & stage actor, and a Series TV creator/producer. Dawnn mesmerized audiences with her powerful voice and stirring performance in the ETC 2017 production of Gershwin’s PORGY & BESS as “Serena”, and can now be seen recurring on three hit series: NBC’s THIS IS US!, TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES & the CW’s IZOMBIE. Perhaps best known for her roles on the hit TV shows A DIFFERENT WORLD (composer of shows theme song), HANGIN’ WITH MR. COOPER & ANY DAY NOW, she has received rave reviews and the BEST World Premiere of the Broadway hit “SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL” as the “outrageous, Nun-On-The-Run”, Deloris Van Cartier. She’s served the last 8.5 years on the National Advisory Board of the NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS in Atlanta, Ga., & completed her fourth term on the SAG National Board of Directors. Dawnn also finds time to teach Master Classes, mentor youth across the country, give motivational lectures and lend her support to: The Brotherhood Crusade, The United Negro College Fund; American Cancer Society; The March of Dimes; EMPOWHER; the Hall of Fame Foundation; Habitat For Humanity; The United States Conference on AIDS; The K.I.S. Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease; Artists For A New South Africa; The Los Angeles Urban League; Campfire Boys and Girls; The NBA/WNBA and other important causes.
Playbook Investors Network (PIN), headquartered in Dallas, Texas is a web-based business capital and education platform created to foster the engagement of minority-, women- and veteran-owned enterprises, government businesses and the LGBTQ community with institutional and private investors. PIN identifies, evaluates, educates and introduces certified, eligible business owners to both institutional and private investors actively seeking opportunities to support underserved markets; all while helping businesses extend capacity for job creation. For more information, visit playbooktemp.azurewebsites.net.
Rodney Woods is PIN’s Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman. He retired from the Dallas Police Department after serving 20 years. In separate ventures, he has grown a business portfolio that includes clients such as Toyota, Volkswagen, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Adidas, Converse, General Motors, and various small businesses. In addition to PIN, Woods is also the CEO of Diversity in Promotions; a business development procurement portal.
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