As I reflect on the Foundation’s accomplishments during 2017, I am filled with gratitude. While I was proud of BSNCF at the end of 2016, I had a vision that it could be more. This vision was enriched by the hiring of a creative team headed by our Executive Director, Tara Kohler. I asked the Board to take a leap of faith and commit financial resources based on my conviction that BSNCF could do more. I believed that the effort and funding would come back to BSNCF through the number of people we would help and the additional donations we would receive.
As you will see in this annual report, we exceeded our goals and have accomplished more. We have helped many more cancer patients and their families, and the Foundation’s financial position is stronger. I am immensely proud and humbled by the number of people who have stepped up and volunteered countless hours of time to support BSNCF. The Foundation has many new friends because their family was personally touched by our outreach, or because our mission speaks to them. I am thrilled that there is a whole new generation of supporters who were reached because of the transformation we undertook in 2017. These new supporters will undoubtedly take us beyond what was envisioned when we started the Foundation so many years ago.
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the family and friends of our board members and leadership team who have stepped up with donations of time, talent, and money. Their tireless efforts go largely unnoticed by those other than the Foundation’s leadership team. Without them, we would not be able to continue to spread Mary's and Jenny’s light.
Co-Founder and Chairman, BSNCF