Annual Appeal: Please Support Our Work
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute relies on philanthropies, businesses and individuals who share our commitment to fostering ethical adoption practices that respect all members of the adoption circle.
Year-End Appeal and Annual Report
What a year it has been for the Adoption Institute!
From our national "Keeping the Promise" initiative (our award-winning program that helps families who adopt from foster care); to the launch of our latest and potentially most significant and impactful project (called "Untangling the Web," on the historic ways the internet is changing adoption); to path-breaking research and education on issues ranging from the decline in intercountry adoption to preparing families and professionals for greater openness and transparency; to shaping positive identity development for adopted children; to providing influential legislative testimony, professional trainings and hands-on advocacy for equal rights and best practices in adoption; the Institute has once again been at the forefront of the issues that matter most to the adoption and foster care communities.
We could not be more proud of our accomplishments, which we invite you to learn more about in our Fiscal 2012 Annual Report. We also know we could not possibly have produced such influential, important work – or helped improve so many policies, practices and people’s real lives – without your generous support. That is not hyperbole; the Institute has no endowment, so it is your commitment, your volunteering, your use of our work and, vitally, your donations that enables us to produce the high quality work for which we have come to be known.
Now a bit of exciting news: After 16 years of operation, the Board of Directors has decided to update the organization’s name to honor the devotion, generosity and active participation of the entire family of William Donaldson (Evan B. was his late wife). Moving ahead, we will be known simply as the Donaldson Adoption Institute and, as a key part of the change process, we will be reaching out to you – our loyal friends and supporters – to ask how we can serve you better. Please keep an eye on our website and newsletter for more details.
Thanks to a deeply committed staff and Board, the Institute has grown into a genuine national leader that works tirelessly – and effectively – on behalf of the millions of children, youth and adults for whom adoption, foster care and other families are an everyday reality. With your support, we will not only continue our cutting-edge programs and projects, we also will be able to increase their scope and their impact, while ensuring the Institute’s long-term health.
Thank you in advance for the confidence you place in us, and have a wonderful holiday season.
|Susan Notkin||Adam Pertman|
|Board President||Executive Director|
Read the 2012 Annual Report (pdf file) to learn about the exciting work that your contribution enables us to do.
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- Print and complete this donation reply card (pdf file – 98K).
- Mail reply card to:
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
120 E. 38th Street
New York NY 10016
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