Thursday, May 7, 2009
MK ASH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation- Giving Increases During Economic Downturn
I am proud to be a part of this Company - just look at what was accomplished in 2008!
Mary Kay Ash inspired us with these words, "Belief in success is the one basic absolutely essential ingredient in successful people. Obviously, if you think victory, you will succeed. Belief is the thermostat that regulates what we accomplish in this life. A person is actually a product of her own thoughts; and when you think big, you achieve big things. Shakespeare said, "There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.' He who would attain greatness must make no little plans."
Consistently, our donors have joined with us in big, big ways to support Mary Kay's dream of eliminating cancers that affect women and ending domestic violence. They are truly impressive and inspiring! Their steadfast commitment and heartfelt energies have enabled the Foundation to make a difference in the lives of women and their families through grants and creative initiatives. Our support for vital programs has surged from $500,000 in 1997 to $3.6 million in 2004 to $5.4 million in 2008, our largest amount of giving ever.
Here are highlights of what we accomplished together in 2008:
Granted 150 domestic violence shelters $20,000 each -- a total of $3 million
Awarded 15 respected doctors and medical scientists $100,000 each in cancer research grants -- a total of $1.5 million
Donated $500,000 to CancerCare Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free professional help to people with cancer, for its Touching Hearts program
Contributed $300,000 to the National Network to End Domestic Violence to produce a Spanish version of the CD Survivor's Technology: An Interactive Safety Planning Tool, and to support the Amy's Courage Fund, which provides assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children
Gave $225,000 to the American Society of Breast Disease for the Mary Kay Ash Advanced Training Program in Onoplastic Breast Surgery
Raised $165,960 in the Team Up For Women! Challenge
Raised $283,570 from donations at Seminar 2008
Raised more than $97,000 in sponsorships in the 4th annual MK5K®
By sustaining our big hopes, dreams and actions, we will continue to be a positive force in the world.
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First Post - Why I Started This Blog
The Article I Wrote For ScamTypes.com (here) (there)
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