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Leadership Update: Announcing our 2012 Annual Report

This is the leadership update from June's e-newsletter.

Dear ACHA members and supporters,

In the last few weeks, I have had the pleasure of spending time with ACHA’s supporters at events in New York, Portland, Long Island, and Chicago. At every venue, ACHA members want to know the same three things: How is ACHA benefiting the patients and families we serve? What specific actions is ACHA taking to help CHD patients live longer, healthier lives? And finally, how is ACHA making sure that it uses funds responsibly, effectively, and efficiently so that every donation has maximum positive impact for the congenital heart community?

To answer these questions, ACHA has published its 2012 Annual Report. This report offers 20 pages of information and graphics on all of ACHA’s services and activities throughout 2012. It also includes a comprehensive look at where ACHA gets its funding, what we use it for, and our overall economic health. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, ACHA’s total revenue has more than tripled since 2009, and in 2012 we raised more than $2 million. Unlike many nonprofits, ACHA keeps fundraising and administrative costs to a minimum—76 cents of every dollar you donate goes directly to support ACHA’s expanding array of programs and services. Another 12 cents funds the core administrative costs that make these programs possible, such as office supplies, accounting, and payroll services, and the final 12 cents is invested in fundraising efforts to ensure that ACHA continues to grow its resources as we reach for our vision of a bright future for every person born with a heart defect.

ACHA’s annual report doesn’t just document the financial impact of our activities—this year’s report is filled with member pictures, quotes, and graphics that illustrate the many ways that ACHA makes a difference every day. Please take a look!

All the best,

Amy Verstappen
ACHA President/CEO

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013