Thanks to You, Our Donors, For Helping Extend CDC's Life-saving Work

The past year has been an eventful one, particularly for those of us helping to advance public health protection efforts across the globe. On the one hand, there’s much to be excited about when it comes to technological advancements and scientific discoveries that are improving the health of people around the world. But there are also many challenges, from Ebola in West Africa to concerns about persistent antibiotic-resistant superbugs and the increase in chronic disease in the United States and abroad.

I appreciate that we have the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working to protect the health and safety of Americans at home and working with governments and partners across the globe to improve health protection efforts elsewhere. And, I’m honored the CDC Foundation is able to help CDC in this important work.

Of course, the CDC Foundation would not be able to help CDC if it were not for the generous support of our partners. We are grateful to all of our partners—philanthropies, individuals, organizations and corporations—who are helping us extend CDC’s life-saving work. Because of your support, the CDC Foundation made history in fiscal year 2015, when we raised more than $157 million through public-private partnerships and managed nearly 300 programs.

Donor Report FY2015Our 2015 donor report provides some of the highlights from the year. Thanks to your generosity, our partnerships have supported CDC’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, launched a new alliance to eliminate malaria in Haiti, initiated a project to improve health in sickle cell patients, and much more.

On behalf of the CDC Foundation’s board of directors and staff, we thank you for supporting CDC’s work, protecting the health, safety and security of us all, and we look forward to continuing to build on our work together.


Charles Stokes is president and CEO of the CDC Foundation.