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Get Money Do Good: A True Story How-To

Launch Date: October 12, 2020

Twelve Children. Four Countries.
Two Capitalists. One Story.

Debut author J.D. Vermaas confronts autism, human trafficking, capitalism, and conventional methods of “doing good” in this brutally honest adoption memoir. With the spirit of The Blindside and the heart of Bob Goff’s Dream Big, Get Money Do Good tells this family’s epic journey to a dozen children.


Having become successful in business beyond their wildest dreams, Drs. Garry and Jodi Vermaas embraced a deeply felt responsibility to do the most good possible. Having a son with autism spurred them to rescue 10 more children out of poverty, slavery and sexual exploitation. From Southern India, across China, and to the Philippines, they endured government opposition, financial ruin, broken bones, and children who—they were told—might never love them back.

Face-to-face with fierce opposition, wild success, and unthinkable heartbreak, J.D. Vermaas takes you on a life-altering journey that challenges everything you know about altruism. Her action-packed memoir illustrates a life of relentless faith while opening your eyes to the promise of changing the world one messy story at a time.


Ebook: $8.99 Paperback: $13.99 Hardcover: $26.99 Audiobook: $12.99
Imprint: Get Money Do Good (Vermaas LLC)

Media Contact:

J.D. Vermaas
407.340.0986 | [email protected]

What Others are Saying:

Through moments of blood, sweat, and tears, Dr. J.D. Vermaas reveals the broken, global issue of lost and orphaned children. Brilliantly written memoirs through the eyes of one powerful woman on a mission to change the world–one messy story at a time.

—Tom A Dutta, #1 International Best-Selling Author, CEO KRE-AT®

This delightful book is must reading for successful businesspeople who wonder if they are “giving enough back” to the world. It contains a ton of inspiration (and oodles of love). I commend it and hope other wealthy men and women follow in the admirable footsteps of its author J.D. Vermaas and her husband.

—James O’Toole, Best-selling author of Enlightened Capitalists, Professor Emeritus at USC’s Marshall School of Business, founder of Neely Center for Ethical Leadership.

Their experiences seem right out of a Lifetime movie, but they really happened–they stuck to their ideals, which in turn will inspire you to be the hero in someone’s life. Come along to meet this special family. “Get Money Do Good,” by J.D. Vermaas, PhD, is more than a memoir. It’s the story of one couple’s calling.

—Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Reader Views

It is a rare and wonderful experience to read a book that discloses the highly personal, highly candid inner family life of relentless change-makers seeking persistently to find their life’s purpose. This inspiring journey, colorfully and creatively written, touches the heart and quickens the imagination for ways normal, middle-class American families can change the world–one child at a time. Powerful

—Robert D. Lupton, PhD, veteran urban activist, Founder of Focused Community Strategies Urban Ministries, and author of the revolutionary Toxic Charity and Charity Detox

J.D. Vermaas brings the beautifully messy world of adoption, missions, and real-world challenges to life. It is beautifully written–even more is the amazing legacy she has created by remaining faithful in her pursuit to help just one at a time, (and sometimes a few more). From the perspective of one who has experienced and worked with the “unadoptable,” I fully resonate with the journey, pain, hope, and restoration that comes from the unconditional love of those who come alongside. Truly, a wonderful accomplishment and a beautiful story!

—Amy Joy, MPA and author of Human Trafficking 101

Get Money Do Good is an inspiring read about an amazing family, alternating between the voices of four of its family members. There is honesty, heartache, and above all–love. Their home can be summed up as: “You are loved. You are wanted. You are safe.” This was such an amazing, powerful, and inspirational read.

—Julia Wilson, Christian Bookaholic


Author: J.D. Vermaas, Ph.D.

In addition to parenting her 12 children, Jodi (J.D.) Vermaas is the Chief Leadership Officer of BASE4 where she provides executive coaching and talent management for her international team using the servant leadership model. Jodi is a quantitative researcher, published author, and double Ph.D. in the field of counseling and counselor education. She provides executive leadership for Priority One Worldwide and co-founded STONEPILE, a new institution of higher education, which she directs with her husband of 23 years, Dr. Garry Vermaas. Determined to use her resources and experiences to change the world, J.D. Vermaas hopes Get Money Do Good will inspire you to share your story with her at

24.9 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery—trafficking is a 150-billion-dollar industry of villains. Every day I ask myself: What can I do about it?

—J.D. Vermaas

In the meantime, do good!


Drs. Garry and Jodi Vermaas

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