The Hepatitis B Foundation (“HBF”) is the nation’s leading nonprofit research and disease advocacy organization solely dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B, the most common serious liver infection in the world.Hepatitis B chronically infected 400 million people worldwide, causes up to 80 percent of all liver cancers, and results in almost 1 million deaths each year.
The HBF is dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide through funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.
The Hepatitis B Foundation was established in 1991 with the personal support of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus. The Foundation has since grown into a professional organization with a global reach. Today, the HBF’s research institute, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute that was named in honor of its co-founder, represents the largest concentration of nonprofit scientists in the U.S. working on hepatitis B drug discovery and liver cancer biomarkers.
To learn more about the Hepatitis B Foundation, please visit: www.hepb.org
Presby’s Inspired Life is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry that provides continuing care and affordable housing to more than 3,000 seniors in 31 communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Serving the community for nearly 60 years, Presby aspires to provide quality senior living environments that allow their residents to live exciting and engaging lives. Presby is committed to providing exceptional communities and care for individuals representing a broad range of backgrounds, religious affiliations, physical abilities and economic circumstances. The goal is to extend opportunities for all of residents to continue to fully experience what life has to offer to the extent they are able. With beautiful residential campuses, spacious cottages, apartments, personal care and nursing care environments Presby offers a spectrum of opportunities to create the lifestyle residents desire, while receiving the support they need.
AIM Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Whitemarsh, PA for bright children in grades 1-12 with learning disabilities/differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. AIM Academy was established in 2006 with the belief that our students thrive in an environment with committed faculty with access to the latest research. In just eight years, the school’s enrollment has grown from 24 students to 260 students. AIM Academy provides exceptional educational opportunities in classrooms that offer multi-sensory and experiential learning, enhanced by an array of extracurricular activities and enrichment in the arts, athletics, and global outreach. The school has a brand new campus with a 61,000 square foot state of the art facility including science and robotics labs. With a 100% college acceptance rate and averaging over $1,000,000 in merit scholarships each year, AIM prepares its students for the challenges, complexities, and choices available to them in college and beyond.
Main Line Art Center in Haverford is a welcoming and inclusive creative home where everyone is encouraged to create, experience, and discover the value of art. Committed to making art more accessible to everyone, for over 75 years the Art Center has offered art programs for all ages, abilities and skill levels, including a unique series of Accessible Art Programs for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities at-risk youth, and low-income families. Throughout the year, Main Line Art Center presents innovative, contemporary art exhibitions in their award-winning gallery, as well as exhibitions that celebrate community. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Art Center’s Accessible Art Programs and the 10th anniversary of the Center’s widely acclaimed contemporary exhibition series, Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, as well as the first year back in the renovated building. With a goal of providing Art for Everyone, the Art Center is an inclusive and vibrant community and a cultural gem on the Main Line.
Like High Swartz, the Art Center has an active role in the Montgomery Bar Association’s Courting Art program as a community art center partner. May is also a special month for the Art Center. On Friday, May 9, the Art Center will hold a Preview Party for Jewels & Treasures, a fine art exhibition and sale running May 9 through June 6, which benefits the Center’s Accessible Art Programs and educational offerings. Tickets are on sale now. On Saturday, May 31 from 1 to 3 pm, the Center will unveil their new Sensory Garden for artists and community members of all abilities, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Accessible Art Programs with a Sensory Garden Party.
Since 1972, the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) has awarded approximately 2,500 scholarships to children and grandchildren of active duty, reserve, and veteran U.S. Navy Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps Officers seeking a college education. SMSA relies on the generosity of its individual supporters, as well as endowments from corporations, families, members of U.S. Navy units, and the Seabee Veterans of America. There are currently 70 students nation wide receiving scholarship money in amounts ranging from $2,800 to $5,000 each year.
HDC MidAtlantic’s mission is to assist in the development of safe, high quality, affordable housing for low-income persons. This includes working families, seniors and people with disabilities. In addition, HDC provides supportive services and are advocates for affordable housing and issues facing low-income households. HDC MidAtlantic focuses its work in the following areas: development of affordable housing, supportive services, advocacy for affordable housing and low income families, and development and training.
The Arc Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in 1951. Its mission is to assist people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays to obtain the rights and resources they require to become, to the fullest-extent possible, independent, self-sufficient, participating and contributing members of society.
The Arc Alliance provides a variety of early intervention services, advocacy services, and support groups for children and families. It is also affiliated with The Arc Alliance Foundation, an organization established to generate private and public funding to improve and expand their services, as well as provide individual support to families in need.
UNITE, Inc., a non-profit organization, has been providing grief support following the loss of a baby, including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and infant death, to parents in the Philadelphia area since 1975. UNITE offers services including grief support groups, literature, educational programs, training workshops, group development assistance, and referral assistance to bereaved parents. To learn more about UNITE and how you can support this organization, please visit www.unitegriefsupport.org.