In 2019 honoring Al Pacino, Quincy Jones and Evander Holyfield
brought together the Donna Briggs Team at the American Icon Awards. Donna Briggs was there to honor her friend and mentor
Quincy Jones. Even though she was a seasoned red carpet interviewer she was not there in that capacity.
The other team members included:
Sandra Gabriel, event producer, David Alan Kogut, creative director,
and Barbara Siegal, associate producer.
In 2020 when public gatherings stopped and red carpet interviews were no longer viable,
Donna Briggs wanted something deeper and more meaningful.
Donna created Make Every Day a Great Day
and put her positive messaging to work on all social media platforms
helping people across the globe. In the spring of 2021 she called upon the team from the
American Icon Awards to launch Donna Briggs’ Make Every Day a Great Day Initiative
and the Pay it Forward Principle.
It is ground breaking and under closely guarded confidence. This National Initiative brings local
Law Enforcement working closely within their communities and partnering with corporations and
public service agencies to forward this
powerful action plan to the forefront one city at a time.
With great determination and her signature positivity and focus, Donna’s message of paying it forward
can only contribute to a better future so that all can
Make Every Day a Great Day.
“We can do anything peacefully and with compassion and kindness.
We need to create our own great day, even of it’s a bad day
for ourselves, and then pay it forward for others’ “
– Donna Briggs
To partner with law enforcement and the communities they serve to start a productive conversation about how to bring about mutual respect and understanding.
Donna Briggs met her team at the AMERICAN ICON AWARDS in 2019. Earlier this year, she approached them with the idea of the MAKE EVERY DAY A GREAT DAY Initiative. With combined experience in public relations, social media, marketing and production, the team worked with Donna to develop her website, reach her extensive social media audience and to formulate, enhance and, fine tune, her message of paying it forward to MAKE EVERY DAY A GREAT DAY.
It is important to make it a practice to focus on others and not just ourselves. Working hard is a wonderful virtue however, giving back can plant a seed of kindness that will start with you and reflect on countless others. Lets plant that seed today and make a difference!
Cups of Coffee & Tea
Before meeting Donna Briggs my life was filled with few ups and mostly downs. I never looked up because I could never keep my head high because of the feeling of being disappointed. She taught me to not look at your failures as weakness, but as wins. Thanks for all the love & guidance you give to me. Every day is truly a great day with you in my life thanks for Making Everyday a Great Day
Donna Briggs has been a great friend for over 5 years a positive ray of sunshine to everyone she comes in contact with.
I was thrilled when Donna approached me to do a testimonial I have so many positive things to say I don’t know where to start. I’ve never met someone so considerate, compassionate and kind always making sure everyone is taken care of and still humble regardless of the circumstances.
Since meeting Donna Briggs 7 years ago I was consistently depressed about my life situation Donna has helped me get through some tough times with her upbeat and positive personality.
I just wanted to say meeting Donna Briggs has changed my life for the better with her positive mantras and positive social media posts she’s a blessing to us all
Donna Briggs has changed my life from a negative mindset to a positive way of life I’m greatly appreciative.
Donna Briggs met her team at the AMERICAN ICON AWARDS.
A seasoned red carpet interviewer, Donna was there only to honor and support her friend and mentor,
Quincy Jones, one of the honorees.
The awards show, a star studded event which also honored Al Pacino and Evander Holyfield,
was a benefit to support St. Judes Hospital and Autism.
Earlier this year, impressed with the success of the event and the professionalism of the team behind it,
Donna approached Sandra Furton Gabriel, Barbara Siegal and David Alan Kogut
with the idea of the MAKE EVERY DAY A GREAT DAY.
With combined experience in public relations, social media, marketing,
fundraising and production, the team worked with Donna to develop her website,
reach her extensive social media audience and to formulate, enhance and,
fine tune, her message of paying it forward to
MAKE EVERY DAY A GREAT DAY INITIATIVE.
Partnering with corporations and public service agencies, the initiative will bring local law enforcement and their communities, one city at a time, together through conversations and a ground breaking action plan.