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Holding fast in tough economic
Todayís headlines are dominated by reports of colossal companies and tiny
charities struggling to stay in business. A volatile stock market, rising
unemployment and threats of terrorism and war have impacted how businesses,
families and individuals allocate increasingly scarce financial resources.
At The CFIDS Association of America, we too have felt the pinch of our
nationís contracting economy. Yet the need for our programs and services holds
steady. We are aware that these economic conditions may persist for many months,
and we are moving to protect programs central to our mission to conquer
We are implementing more extensive use of technology, increasing
participation in established coalitions and restructuring project plans and
budgets to preserve vital education, public policy and research efforts.
For-profit and non-profit organizations across the country are taking these same
steps. In the face of declining donations and shrinking endowments, the
charitable sector is experiencing record demand for the work and services only
it can provide.
The CFIDS Associationís efforts on behalf of persons with CFIDS will not be
deterred by external events. You have placed your confidence and your trust in
the Association and we will continue leading progress until our job is done.
With the Annual Fund Campaign underway, please support our efforts in any way
you can ó together we will bring an end to CFIDS.
With deepest gratitude,
Jon B. Sterling
Chairman of the Board
K. Kimberly Kenney
President & CEO