Susan R. Miller
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Dec. 9, 2013 – The Campbell Foundation (http://www.campbellfoundation.net/)
Throughout the year, the Foundation focuses its efforts on providing seed money to scientists around the world to support groundbreaking scientific and medical research on HIV/AIDS. But each December, the Foundation offers a “holiday hug” to thank organizations that provide direct services to those with HIV/AIDS, said Program Officer Ken Rapkin.
“These organizations work hard all through the year to provide services to the AIDS community and their families. This annual gift, to be used in any way they see fit, is our way of recognizing all that they do,” Rapkin said.
The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (http://childrensdiagnostic.org/
“Their research grant funds have been critical for the advancement of HIV knowledge and their end-of-year grants have assisted tremendously in the provision of HIV services and support to the children and families living with HIV in Broward County,” Calderon Randazzo said.
Heidi Andrus, executive director of the Wellness Center of South Florida (http://wellnesscentersouthflorida.org/
“It is so generous of them and so thoughtful and so good that they do it. We always have a need and we are very grateful to the Campbell Foundation,”
Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare in West Palm Beach, said the generous grant will continue to help support her organization’
Since 1997, 30 community-based organizations that assist tens of thousands of people living with HIV and their families have received funding to deliver treatment, housing, social and medical services, according to Campbell Foundation Trustee Bill Venuti.
“We thank them for their commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS and are honored to partner with them,” Venuti said.
This year’s recipients are:
· Aids Help of Monroe County, Key West, Fla.
· Aid for AIDS, New York, N.Y.
· American Academy of HIV Medicine, Washington, D.C.
· Broward House, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
· Caracole, Cincinnati, Ohio
· Care Resource, Miami, Fla.
· Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
· Clinical Directors Network, New York, N.Y.
· FoundCare (formerly the Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach), Riviera Beach, Fla.
· Frannie Peabody Center, Portland, Maine
· Help, Inc (HIV Education and Law Project), Miami Beach, Fla.
· Jerusalem House, Atlanta, Ga.
· McGregor Clinic, Fort Myers, Fla.
· Mothers Voices, Stone Mountain, Ga.
· North Broward Hospital District - Comprehensive Care Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
· Oasis, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
· Open Hand, Atlanta, Ga.
· Poverello Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
· Time Out Youth, Charlotte, N.C.
· Wellness Center of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Campbell Foundation (http://www.campbellfoundation.net) was established in 1986 by the late Richard Campbell Zahn as a private, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting clinical, laboratory-based research into the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. It focuses its funding on supporting alternative, nontraditional avenues of research. In its 19th year, the Campbell Foundation has given away $9 million dollars, with about $2 million going to direct services.