FUNDING AND RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS Maintaining adequate funds is a major challenge for charitable organizations. Generally it is a balancing act to deliver the program services and generate the required funding. Consequently, they depend heavily on community agencies to help generate the shortfall in program funding, conduct research, provide training and lobby for policy reform. Funding agencies realize the need for the charitable organizations and have become strategic partners. PGA Professionals also play a major role because they help organize and manage golf outings to support charitable causes.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers, we are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. We help people through early detection, healing after cancer diagnosis and passage of legislative reform. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do.
MARCH OF DIMES
The March of Dimes was started in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to find a cure for polio. On April 12, 1955 that dream was realized by Dr. Jonas Salk. Their mission today is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. They carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. Researchers, including 11 Nobel Prize winners, have brought about many important medical advances such as the first successful bone marrow transplant to correct a birth defect; the discovery that alcohol consumption during pregnancy causes birth defects; first prenatal diagnosis of sickle cell anemia; the successful use of surfactant to treat respiratory distress syndrome (RDS); successful use of gene therapy to treat hemophilia and retinitis pigmentosa in the lab; and the list of achievements continues.
WISCONSIN UNITED WAYS
The mission of the 31 Wisconsin United Ways is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities within the state to advance the common good. The vision is that all individuals and families will achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Chief Executive Officers from 10 Chapters participated in a special “United Way Community Day” to collaborate on ways to improve youth education, healthy relationships with adults and increase high school graduation rates across the State.
The United Ways are: Sheboygan and Plymouth Area, Brown County, Oshkosh Area, Marathon County, Fox Cities, Manitowoc County, Dane County, Inner Wisconsin, Green Bay and Fond Du Lac Area.
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