Message from the Chair of the Board of Directors

Dear Friends: 

The CDC Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous support of foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals. This support, totaling $49 million in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2011, enables the CDC Foundation to advance CDC’s 24/7 life-saving work to protect us all.

With your help, since 1995 the CDC Foundation has provided more than $350 million to support CDC’s work, launched more than 600 programs around the world and built a network of individuals and organizations committed to supporting CDC and public health. In FY 2011, the Foundation helped CDC make real progress in fighting threats like global disease and death from tobacco use, malaria, pneumococcal disease, viral hepatitis, and the health consequences of large-scale disasters.

Increasingly, partners that help fund a program with CDC through the CDC Foundation come back – either to expand CDC’s work in that area or to address a different health issue. We are encouraged by this trend. It confirms that our involvement in building and managing programs adds significant value to both CDC and our funding partners. We deeply appreciate partners like Pfizer Inc, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Philanthropies and others who continue to invest their resources and pursue their philanthropic and program goals with us.

We are proud to build partnerships on behalf of CDC and we salute our dedicated CDC colleagues who are the boots-on-the-ground, remaining ever vigilant to keep America healthy, safe and secure. Your gifts are a powerful way to support CDC’s efforts to protect our nation from expensive and dangerous health threats. Thank you for your generous support.

Gary Cohen
Chair, Board of Directors


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