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2011 Fall Newsletter

  1. 1. This report was paid for by a generous bequest gi g a E 8 vi c y P/ l e INU ngof y o uCrONt Daniel Rothenberg Why matters. g participatin connecting innovating + Plus! Gamers saving ( r e a l) lives. p/4 hange. a life. 100-day campaign p /6 DirectRelief.org
  2. 2. Peter F. Drucker Awa r d Winner for Nonprofit Innovation andrew stern rick wartzman, Drucker Institute Executive Director: Relief: “[Direct Relief’s] fundamental insight—to take the best in private-sector technology and uniquely adapt it for the social sector—has greatly strengthened a weak link in the medical supply chain…Its efforts demonstrate that social-sector organizations can achieve the very highest levels of efficiency. ” on Direct drucker press release: “The award recognizes, in particular, Direct Relief’s aggressive adaptation of information technology to better meet its mission. Direct Relief has built a commercial-grade IT system that has enabled a more precise, more targeted, more efficient and more expansive flow of donated medical goods to nonprofit healthcare facilities in more than 70 countries and across the United States. ” drucker press release: “In 2010, Direct Relief used its strengthened IT system—the result of what it calls “market research on the noncommercial market”—to better manage the distribution of $258 million in medical aid to healthcare providers in the U.S. and around the world. Healthcare providers, in turn, have been able to take advantage of Direct Relief’s state-of- the-art SAP software to reduce their own administrative burden, make more informed product requests and increase their ability to focus on patient care. ”2 direct relief international Fall 2011
  3. 3. efficiencies , Maryland ick Mercy, Brunsw sion of Courtesy of Mis 5 things to know about 1 he country’s largest nonprofit program providing T free prescription medicines—$250 million worth since 2004. 2 T he only nonprofit licensed to distribute interactive maps visit medications in all 50 states. 3 ,000 clinic partners nationwide, representing 1 DirectRelief.org/USA 20 million patients. 4 Partnering with CVS to provide $6 million in free flu shots. 5 Preparing communities for emergencies— hurricane preparedness along the Gulf Coast and equipping medical reservists in California. + ident pres ceo “irst you F “ he efficiencynot strongeris–just a T argument have to care, then “The problem with emergencies: urgency as strong – if for nonprofit providing humanitarian “ fficiencyare E and“ublic service P isn’t the sole you have to think, then to act + incomplete info services as it is for a commercial accuracy not just goals in = waste. Information business serving its customers, Direct Relief’s purview of you have to particularly in tough economic flow should drive work public servants act.” flow. Better information, times when more people need work, they are ” anymore. ” better managed means help and fewer dollars exist to expectations. more people get help. ” provide help. ” Fall 2011 direct relief international 3
  4. 4. Zynga develops games, like FarmVille, that are available through social networking websites, such as Facebook. By offering gamers the option to purchase virtual goods to gain an edge in game-play— the proceeds from which to be channeled into charitable Nutritionist Morinage donations—virtual buys become Yoko checks stock life-saving assistance from and orders new supplies for Direct groups like Direct Relief.Courtesy of Peace Boat, peaceboat.jp/relief/ Relief-partner Peace Boat’s central kitchen in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Peace Boat has provided more than 100,000 meals to people affected by the earthquake. Games for building support HELPING PREPARE Change # of Direct Relief donors in 2009 = 1,000 FOR THE NEXT EMERGENCY (Real) Life Saving Aid 5,400 Zynga’s most recent Millions of people around the world are playing # of Direct Relief donors campaign for Direct Relief—through the in 1 week with Zynga’s help games online for fun; but game Empires and Allies—offered players in an instant, Zynga and the opportunity Direct Relief turned gaming to buy virtual into good by transforming protection, the proceeds from which supported Direct Relief’s Global online connections into Preparedness Program to prepare real life aid. vulnerable communities around the 120,700 world for everyday emergencies. Zynga is broadening philanthropic opportunity online. With over 230 Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan million gamers using Zynga games through Facebook on a monthly earlier this year, Zynga chose Direct Relief to leverage their basis, the potential for reaching more gamers’ generosity. people with the help they need is amplified. $2.5 illion m in grants to 8 apanese J relief and recovery groups 4 direct relief international Fall 2011 ¼ f which thanks to Zynga, Facebook, o and Mafia Wars players
  5. 5. D r. Hillary Mabeya, an obstetrician gynecologist and fistula surgeon with eight years of 2 million mothers experience in obstetric fistula repair, operates in the Gynocare Fistula Treatment Center in Eldoret, Kenya. The center opened in June 2011 worldwide are and has already treated 45 patients. suffering from a Heidi Breeze-Harris, Courtesy of One By One devastating condition that almost no one knows about. The condition all photos by is obstetric fistula, and it is entirely preventable and treatable. Direct Relief is spearheading 5 work with global leaders in things to know fistula repair and prevention – about fistula the United Nations Population Fund’s Campaign to End Fistula, The Fistula Foundation, 1 What it is. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor without prompt medical intervention. Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International, and EngenderHealth – to improve 2 Why it matters. and, in most cases, a stillborn baby. The woman is left with chronic incontinence awareness, coordination, and the allocation of medical resources 3 Who it’s affecting. that will be key in the effort to Even though obstetric fistula is eradicate this condition. both preventable and treatable, an estimated two million women in developing countries are living with fistula and an additional 50,000 to 100,000 new cases develop each year. Most sufferers are young women, many in their teens. The Geography 4 What can be done. The health of women with fistula can be restored if they have of Fistula access to surgical treatment. Success rates for fistula repair Who needs help surgery can be as high as 90 percent for skilled surgeons. and how to get it to them 5 The big picture. Knowing where to aim medical resources is as important as Many women with fistula live with the condition for many years having them. A mapping tool before receiving treatment, and the ability to leave the hospital developed by Direct Relief completely healed and dry after years of incontinence has a profound impact on women’s health and well-being, lifting families and will help visualize which communities. organizations are involved in fistula treatment, where these organizations are located, and where gaps in service may exist. The global fistula map will Recognizing a Commitment to also help Direct Relief, and other Health and Hope groups working to end fistula, In September, Direct Relief recognized Covidien with the Restoring Health and Hope of Women better match fistula repair Worldwide Award. For the past several years, Covidien has supplies with the healthcare been a generous supporter of Direct Relief’s Obstetric Fistula providers who need them to best Repair program, providing both financial support and product care for their patients.Lindsey Pollaczek donations to equip health facilities providing fistula repair in sub-Saharan Africa. fall 2011 direct relief international 5
  6. 6. hange. a life. Youth4directrelief 100-day campaign You can support safe births for mothers and babies in Start the poorest your campaign parts of the world. at DirectRelief.org/ 100DayCampaign 1 safe birth Students at Santa Barbara High School started Youth 4 Direct Relief five years ago. Since that time, the club has grown substantially through many schools and is responsible for raising more than $110,000 for Direct Relief. T he mission of the club is to engage other kids to raise awareness and critically needed funds for Direct Relief while educating themselves and others on the challenges of global health.6 direct relief international Fall 2011
  7. 7. andrew stern Each year, Direct Relief isprivileged to receive support froman average of 150 companies thatshare their wealth and the source of their wealth—such as Google for online interaction, FedEx for logistics, and companies who manufacture medicines. This provides enormous energy and efficiencies, and leverages each dollar we receive from generous people to help big business help others. DirectRelief.org Teva Pharmaceuticals of contributions go to programs. is now able to donate medications recent highlights with longer expiration dates, allowing Direct Relief to get more of Teva’s critically needed medicines to more people around the world. Baxter International Inc. With Astra Zeneca’s medicines provided a key medical product to prepositioned with Direct Relief for deployment Direct Relief that will help treat 500 in emergencies, Direct Relief provided children suffering from Burkitt’s immediate relief to people affected by floods in Lymphoma in Kenya and Uganda for the U.S. Southeast and Hurricane Irene. the next two years. Johnson Johnson Donations from Merck partnered donated personal care and Alcon with Direct Relief to educational supplies to serve Laboratories and support the needs orphans of HIV in Kenya. These other companies made of people affected products were assembled into possible Direct Relief USA’s by all recent U.S. backpacks for the children largest ever nationwide disasters with by JJ’s dedicated Global distribution of free tetanus vaccine and Communications employees. medicine and supplies. other products. 100% Thanks to Midmark’s Promotional Program, Direct Relief has received GSK’s newest PULSE volunteer arrived at Direct Relief 3,000 table-top sterilizers to be this month. GSK employees donate time, resources, and refurbished and sent to healthcare talent to strengthen Direct Relief’s infrastructure. providers worldwide. Donate at Every Child’s Dream Foundation has partnered with Direct Relief to provide baby blankets and teddy bears to newborn babies in eight countries. Fall 2011 direct relief international 7
  8. 8. Leave a Legacy A bequest or planned gift to Direct Relief can extend your generosity beyond your lifetime. Your commitment and dedication will help people in the U.S. and around the world affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest live better, healthier lives far into the future. With such a gift, you will be included in the Legacy Society, which recognizes visionary and caring individuals who have included Direct Relief in their estate plans. For more information on planned giving, visit DirectRelief.GiftLegacy.com, or contact Kerri Murray, at KMurray@DirectRelief.org or (805) 964-4767. Legacy Society MembersDotsy Jack Adams Roy R. Laurie M. Cummins Kate Dick Godfrey Evelyn C. Lund Charitable Jody Don Petersen Estate of Elaine F. StepanekMs. Jane H. Alexander Fund Ed Mary Harvey Trust Remainder Trust Mr. Juan Posada Walter Mae Stern TrustAnner Trust Estate of Margaret E. Davis Mrs. Raye Haskell Estate of Robert Maclean Estate of Nancy Roberts The Anna StuurmansAnonymous Estate of Peter M. Dearden Betty Stan Hatch Marilyn Frank* Magid Estate of Paul N. Roberts Revocable TrustEstate of Rhea Applewhite Estate of H. Guy Di Stefano Estate of Dorothy S. Hitchcock Audrey E. Martinson Estate of Maria Rosmann Estate of Elna TheusenDr. Mrs. Gilbert L. Ashor The Grant C. Ehrlich Trust Terrence Joseph Hughes Martone Family Trust The Babette L. Roth Irrevocable The Wilbur H. Thies, Sr. Miriam William* Bailey Mr. Mrs. Ted Ewing Estate of Dorothy Humiston Kathleen Bruce McBroom Trust Emily P. Thies EstateEstate of Charles H. Bell Estate of Elsie Feibes Pat Dick Johnson Ms. Estelle Meadoff Maryan Richard Schall Estate of Grace A. TicknerMerle E. Betz, Jr. Estate of Florence Feiler Ms. Beverly A. Jones Mr. Michael Mendelson The Petar Schepanovich* Tilton Family FoundationMr. Joseph F. Bleckel Estate of Howard C. Fenton Estate of Judith Jones Mr. Mrs. Frank B. Miles Kathleen Schepanovich Donn V. TognazziniEstate of Marguerite Bulf Peggy Gary Mrs. Marvel Kirby Patricia McNulty Mitchell Trust Carol Van den Assem TrustDon Bullick Finefrock John Michael Koelsch Charles J. Esther R. Mlynek Trust Nancy Bill* Schlosser Estate of Marie L. Van SchieWilliam S. Burtness June Breton Fisher Mr. James Kohn Estate of Regis J. Morris Estate of June H. Schuerch Bettine* Lawrence WallinMs. Carol Carson Estate of Mario J. Frosali The Anette La Hough Trust Connie Smith Nevins Estate of Margaret H. Smith Marjorie Lynn ZinnerEstate of Charlotte Castalde Mildred K. Fusco Trust Dorothy Largay Wayne Rosing Estate of James Orr Estate of Thelma R. SmithMs. Patricia Clancy Estate of Monica Gallagher Kenneth R. Loh Estate of Harold A. Parma Mrs. Fred Smithcors * deceasedThe Crosby Fund Sandra Garcia Estate of Barbara Jeanne Lotz William J. Partridge Revocable Estate of Robert H. SommerMarjorie B. Cullman Trust Estate of June Gaudy Estate of Yvonne C. Lucassen Living Trust Estate of K. Walter Stawicki NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA BARBARA, CA 27 S. LA PATERA LANE PERMIT #756 SANTA BARBARA, CA 93117 TEL: 805.964.4767 TOLL-FREE: 800.676.1638 FAX: 805.681.4838 ww w .D i r e ct R e l i e f . o rg BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Thomas J. Cusack VICE CHAIR John Romo SECRETARY Rita Moya TREASURER Patrick Enthoven Kendall Bishop • Jon E. Clark • Lawrence Dam • Patty DeDominic Hon. Paul G. Flynn • Gregg L. Foster • Dorothy Gardner • Ernest J. Getto Bert Green, M.D. • J. Michael Giles • Raye Haskell • W. Scott Hedrick Priscilla Higgins, Ph.D. • Angel Iscovich, M.D. • Ellen K. Johnson Nancy Walker Koppelman • Dorothy F. Largay, Ph.D. • Donald J. Lewis Mari Mitchel • Jeanne Newman • Mary Louise Scully, M.D. • James Selbert Ayesha Shaikh, M.D. • George Short • Gary R. Tobey INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR EMERITI Lawrence R. Glenn • E. Carmack Holmes, M.D. Stanley C. Hatch S. Roger Horchow • Stanley S. Hubbard • Jon B. Lovelace Denis Sanan Donald E. Petersen • Richard L. Schall • John W. Sweetland Nancy Schlosser PRESIDENT CEO Thomas Tighe HONORARY BOARD PRESIDENT EMERITUS Sylvia Karczag Chair EMERITUS Jean Hay DIRECTOR EMERITUS Dorothy Adams Learn more. /////////// facebook.com/directrelief Get Connected with Direct Relief spread the word. /////// twitter.com/directrelief see video. ////////////// youtube.com/directrelief