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The Friends of Nathan Foundation seeks annual gala sponsors
Kildeer, Ill., event will raise funds for children with cerebral palsy and other debilitating diseases
By: The Friends of Nathan Foundation
Since the nonprofit’s inception in 2007, more than $800,000 has been raised to support its mission with 94% of the funds raised going directly to the children and families the foundation assists.
“The gala is our main fund raiser,” said Tom Mueller, president and founding director of The Friends of Nathan Foundation. “Each time we have a successful gala we use the funds to expand the number of families we help. One of our goals is to be able to send 10 children to a special needs summer camp in 2016, which will cost $15,000.”
Through corporate sponsorships and private donations the number of children FONF serves has grown from one child in 2007 to 37 in 2015. This past year alone, FONF provided funds for 419 sessions of therapy; 1,000 hours of respite care and almost $10,000 in medical treatments. Through the years FONF has helped build four special enabling bathrooms; provided ceiling tracking for better and safer child transferring in the house; and several ramps to allow safer access in and out of their homes.
To help the foundation meet and exceed their goals, donors can sponsor and attend our annual gala on April 9, 2016. Your generous gift will be recognized throughout the evening to the hundreds of people in attendance. We offer a variety of sponsorship levels and accept donations for our silent and live auctions as well. To donate or buy tickets to the gala, visit www.thefonf.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-885-8250.
About The Friends of Nathan Foundation
The Friends of Nathan Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established to provide financial aid and support to children with cerebral palsy and other debilitating diseases. Since its inception in 2007 to support a single child with cerebral palsy, the foundation has reached out to more than 30 families with needy children and has provided funds and volunteer support for respite care, specialized therapies, special-needs furniture and enabling devices, home modifications (such as handicap ramps and bathrooms), service dogs, financial aid for uncovered medical services and Cobra payments, and special needs summer camps. Follow The Friends of Nathan Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/