L to R: NKF Chairman Ed Walter, NKF President Dr. Lynda Szczech, NKF CEO Bruce Skyer
At year's end, it's only natural to look back and take stock of where we've been before we look ahead to where we're headed in the coming year. NKF began this year under very difficult circumstances due to the economic recession and loss of longstanding, ongoing revenue sources. To meet those challenges, we took a number of steps including diversifying revenue, reducing expenses and integrating local divisions into "One NKF."
And today, we are thrilled to report that all the steps we took and all the plans we made were successful by any measure. The National Kidney Foundation had a banner year during which we generated an unrestricted surplus of $4 million, we served more than three million patients, families and people at risk across the country and are moving forward to a bright future.
Working collaboratively with our headquarters and field staff, national and local boards and key volunteers, NKF has developed a new strategic plan outlining priorities that are both impactful and financially sustainable. Patients and their needs continue to be the core of what NKF has done, is doing and will continue to do. We've committed to fighting the challenge of kidney disease through Awareness, Prevention and Treatment. We're working to ramp up our communications efforts so that the millions who are unaware but need to know they're at risk will have a chance to find out before it's too late.
Through our health screenings all over the country, comprehensive website and online communities, the NKF is leading the effort to prevent kidney disease. Launched this year, our PEERS mentoring program offers support and prevention strategies from experienced patients to those who are newly-diagnosed. The NKF Cares hotline, manned by trained professionals, is providing thousands each month the opportunity to learn about their condition as well as proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices that will help prevent kidney damage.
While continuing our longstanding tradition of excellence in education for the nephrology professional community, we're putting our resources behind education of the primary care practitioner-those who can identify, diagnose and care for people with early stage kidney disease.
This year, we organized our local offices into nine regions. Collaborative teamwork and communication are enhancing our services and bringing the best programs to our patients while we continue to develop our outreach, management and fundraising capabilities.
In order to diversify and add to our revenue base, we have created an individual and major gifts program that is enabling us to reach out to potential supporters in new ways that will benefit NKF.
This year represented a new beginning for NKF. We assessed what we do well, what's most needed and where we can have the greatest impact on the lives and health of our constituents. And NKF put a plan in place that will capitalize on our strengths and raise the revenue needed to deliver meaningful programs that reach the greatest number of people at risk for kidney disease. With the groundwork in place, we look forward to building on our successes in 2013.
Twenty-six million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk, but most don't know it. CKD often develops slowly with few symptoms, and many people don't realize they're sick until the disease is advanced and requires dialysis or a transplant. But kidney disease doesn't have to be the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S. The NKF remains dedicated to spreading the word about kidney disease and its risk factors, the importance of early detection and the need for organ donation.
This year, the NKF teamed up with several celebrity spokespeople to raise kidney disease awareness. Award- winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV's top rated America's Got Talent, Nick Cannon, lifestyle maven B. Smith, and former major league baseball player David Eckstein all stepped forward.
During National Kidney Month in March, Nick Cannon told his personal kidney disease story and urged Americans to get tested on national TV, including Good Morning America. B. Smith participated in a Healthy Recipe Makeover Contest and free NKF screening at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, appearing on Good Day New York onsite. Publications from USA Today to Ebony magazine ran stories highlighting NKF's free kidney screening and awareness events. "Dear Abby" published a letter urging readers to participate in NKF's free kidney screenings across the country throughout the in her nationally syndicated advice column, which reaches over 110 million readers.
Nick Cannon continued his partnership with the NKF as host of the Kidney Walk. He appeared on national television programs such as The View, Access Hollywood, Rachael Ray, and Larry King Now to highlight kidney disease and its risk factors. David Eckstein also told his story at the Major League Baseball Fan Cave and the interview was posted on MLB.com, reaching thousands of fans.
The NKF's comprehensive website, kidney.org includes timely articles on kidney disease prevention, the latest health news, kidney-friendly recipes, treatment options and important information on organ donation and transplantation. The A to Z Health Guide continues to be a popular feature attracting millions per month.
NKF's "Ask the Doctor" blog offers web visitors the opportunity to ask any kidney-related question and receive an answer online within 48 hours from NKF spokesperson Dr. Leslie Spry. Dr. Spry has answered more than 3,000 questions and the blog has had more than 155,000 page views. Dr. Spry also writes a monthly column about kidney health for the Huffington Post, which reaches millions of people nationally.
2012 saw an increase in our online communities, utilizing social media platforms to create awareness and share information. Our Facebook fans post messages, offer advice, and share links and tools provided by the NKF. Twitter followers rely on NKF for health news, and our YouTube channel contains cooking segments, health advice, personal stories and Foundation news.
NKF distributes a monthly e-newsletter, "Love Your Kidneys," that includes health advice, new recipes and research, to 140,000 subscribers. We also publish a quarterly e-newsletter, "Keep Healthy," which focuses on risk factors for kidney disease and contains prevention tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It currently has more than 12,000 subscribers.
"The kidneys filter out toxins in the blood, acting as the body's purifier, but unless they stop working, people pay no attention. The fact is there are 26 million Americans with kidney disease and most don't know it. One in three people in this country are at risk because of high blood pressure and diabetes-the two leading causes. So none of us can afford to ignore this anymore. I'm working with the NKF to help get the word out about screening and the importance of healthy lifestyle in preventing kidney disease. I had very unhealthy eating habits but I now know that eating low fat, low sodium and low sugar diets and keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control can prevent kidney damage". Nick Cannon, award-winning actor, comedian, and host of America's Got Talent
The concerns of kidney patients as well as those at risk were heard in the halls of Congress this year, due to the National Kidney Foundation's efforts. NKF requested continued support for the Chronic Kidney Disease Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an initiative designed to provide public health strategies for promoting kidney health. And the process was set in motion. At year's end, CDC launched a web site (www.cdc.gov/ckd) providing comprehensive data on kidney disease in the U.S.
On the transplant front, NKF continued to lead the community's effort to enact legislation to extend Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients. In honor of World Kidney Day in March, 20 NKF patient advocates shared their stories as they met with Congressional staff and the result was numerous cosponsors of the Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Act. As of November 2012, more than 120 House Representatives had cosponsored H.R. 2969 and 21 Senators were cosponsors of the companion bill, S. 1454.
NKF joined other kidney groups on the Steering Committee of the first annual Home Dialysis Summit that brought more than 50 stakeholders together for a one-day conference to discuss opportunities and barriers to the utilization of home dialysis therapy. We continue to serve as a member of the Home Dialysis Alliance that was formed to build support for the Summit's various recommendations.
To ensure that important medications get reviewed and approved in a timely manner and that medical devices for kidney patients are safe, NKF maintains a seat on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. The Alliance consists of nearly 200 members, including consumer, patient, and research advocacy organizations; associations representing health professions and industry; and individual companies. Its sole focus is to build support for additional FDA funding through the annual congressional appropriations process.
"When you're passionate about a cause, you're always successful in your efforts. You never know who you will impact by sharing your story. As a health care professional and kidney donor for my dad, it was so important to me to be part of NKF's efforts on Capitol Hill. Sharing my story as I helped advocate for legislation to extend coverage for immunosuppressive drugs will hopefully help make a difference in the lives of kidney patients everywhere." Gina Ferguson, kidney donor
"Before KEEP, I didn't know that high blood pressure, which runs in my family, was a leading risk factor for kidney disease. I'm constantly chasing after my grandchildren, and in order to watch them grow up, I'm determined to preserve my kidney function. And so, I've made some important lifestyle changes-daily exercise and cutting back on salt, sweets and fast food. I am so grateful that the KEEP screening alerted me to the silent toll high blood pressure was taking on my kidneys and ways to prevent further damage." Jeff Carter, NKF kidney screening participant
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) conducts free, community-based kidney health screenings to reach those at the greatest risk for developing kidney disease with the goal of detecting damage early on and preventing further loss of kidney function. In 2012, more than 15,000 people at risk for kidney disease participated in our screening programs.
Our research shows that people who participate in these programs tend to adopt healthy and life-saving behaviors as a result. For example, after participating in KEEP, people who discovered kidney disease or other life-threatening conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease, were more likely to pay a visit to their doctors. Additionally, these participants were more likely to make lifestyle changes such as regularly monitoring blood pressure and blood sugar levels, taking prescription medications and adopting healthier diets.
NKF's KEEP screening evaluates kidney function and includes blood and urine tests as well as blood pressure and body mass index. Those screened also receive a personalized consultation with a health care professional, during which they can review results and discuss health concerns. KEEP screenings are held coast-to-coast and anyone with risk factors — diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of these conditions or kidney disease-is eligible to attend.
NKF's KHRA screening focuses on increasing kidney health awareness while at the same time evaluating participants' risk for developing kidney disease. This program is held in public settings, such as health fairs, trade expos, transit hubs, state capitols and other well-trafficked spaces, in order to reach a wide audience. KHRA screenings identify those at greatest risk through blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) measurements, as well as the completion of a brief questionnaire. Each at-risk attendee is also eligible to meet with an advanced health practitioner who evaluates kidney risk based on test results and health history. Those recognized as at-risk are also given educational resources, encouraged to follow up with their physicians and invited to attend the more comprehensive KEEP screening.
The kidney patient is at the core of all of NKF's programs and this year NKF expanded educational and support services for tens of thousands who are affected by kidney disease, dialysis and transplantation.
Our patient support Help Line. NKF Cares is staffed by trained professionals who help ease the path for patients on their kidney disease journey – those who have just embarked and those who have been facing this challenge for many years. Every day, they offer information on topics such as treatment options for kidney failure and managing a kidney-friendly diet, and also offer support to those preparing for transplant and those navigating complex insurance systems. In addition to counseling patients, they provide resources, educational materials and advocacy opportunities.
NKF's newest educational offering for the kidney community, Kidney Living, made its debut in 2012. Kidney Living is a free magazine for dialysis patients that features stories of people who are living well on dialysis, tips for coping with kidney disease, healthy eating suggestions and more. More than 10,000 people have already subscribed for home delivery.
The NKF's Peers Lending Supportprogram matches trained kidney patients with newly-diagnosed individuals. Peer mentors serve as positive role models by sharing first-hand knowledge, experience, hope and inspiration. Peer support is highly effective in helping kidney patients adjust to dialysis and in alleviating fears relating to kidney disease and transplantation. Studies have also shown that peer programs can decrease symptoms of depression and social isolation and improve self-esteem.
"I had just been diagnosed with CKD stage 3, but I got conflicting information about my condition. I needed someone to talk to. My NKF PEERS mentor understood how I was feeling after my doctor visit, was able to answer all my questions, and let me share what I was experiencing. She gave me a different point of view — a positive one that helped me make changes in my life to slow the progression of my kidney disease." Gina Corona, kidney patient
This year, NKF offered an array of new educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to learn about the latest advancements in the detection and treatment of kidney disease.
The NKF has earned Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This achievement grants the NKF a 6-year accreditation term and places the foundation in the highest tier of all Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers, including the nation's most prestigious medical schools and professional medical societies.
The premier NKF CME offering is the annual NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, which once again provided an opportunity for busy healthcare providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. As part of NKF's initiative to reach Primary Care Providers, the Meetings marked the launch of a PCP-specific half-day symposium.
"The meeting was a great opportunity to discuss our findings with a variety of healthcare professionals and patients in the ESRD community and beyond – the range of perspectives was great." Sarah Yi, PhD; SCM12 Poster Presentation Award Winner
Additionally, NKF offered CME/CE courses, reaching healthcare professionals around the world, across all disciplines. This year, NKF introduced the "Virtual Patient" and "confidence based learning" methodologies for CME/CE programs which enable the learner to self-assess their knowledge and skills in a "safe" setting, practice clinical decision-making specific to complex patients similar to what they would see in actual practice, learn where their assumptions and practices may not be aligned with guidelines and best practice, and overcome barriers to changing practice in developing the most effective clinical action/treatment plan for a patient.
NKF also launched three new smartphone medical apps, Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) calculator and screening/treatment algorithms for albuminuria and cardiovascular disease, to help healthcare professionals overcome the barriers associated with lack of knowledge and/or time to research appropriate assessment algorithms or treatment options; this information can now be referenced easily in the clinical setting.
NKF's well-respected, peer-reviewed journals, American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease (ACKD), Journal of Renal Nutrition (JRN), and Journal of Nephrology Social Work (JNSW), provided the latest findings and research related to kidney disease.
The National Kidney Foundation's research activities are helping advance knowledge about chronic kidney disease, treatment and patient outcomes. NKF's three major initiatives include: the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), the Awareness, Detection and Drug Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease Study (ADD-CKD) and the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium.
NKF's signature early detection screening program, the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP®), offers free screenings in cities around the country to anyone at risk for kidney disease--those with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure. It is the nation's largest and most successful chronic disease screening program and has touched the lives of nearly a quarter of a million Americans since its inception. KEEP screens kidney function through a variety of tests, including blood, blood pressure and urine.
Everyone screened is entered into the KEEP database of over 180,000 at- risk individuals and test results are studied and analyzed to help doctors find ways to improve outcomes and better treat kidney disease in specific populations.
"KEEP has contributed greatly to the advancement of our knowledge concerning chronic kidney disease among Americans. Since the methods of KEEP touch obesity, diabetes, hypertension, kidney, and heart disease, this program is improving the health and awareness of individuals at risk for these common medical problems."Dr. Peter McCullough, Chairman of the KEEP Steering Committee
KEEP is studying the medical samples of participants to search for markers of chronic diseases that will ultimately lead to the development of new tests and therapies for kidney disease. KEEP is also linking its data with other national databases such as the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) to allow for more research on how best to provide care for individuals with kidney disease.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease, yet recent studies have found that only half of primary care doctors discuss chronic kidney disease with their diabetic patients. In an effort to estimate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in adults with type 2 diabetes and examine their care, the National Kidney Foundation launched a multi-site cross-sectional study, Awareness, Detection and Drug Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease (ADD-CKD). This research is assessing how chronic kidney disease is being identified and managed in type II diabetic patients, in the primary care setting, using a survey of 10,000 adult patients and their 500 primary care physicians. Results are showing that only 12% of diabetics with kidney disease are being identified by their primary care doctors.
"Primary care physicians are the first line of defense against one of the world's top killers. The goal of this study is to increase the awareness and management of chronic kidney disease in diabetic patients and NKF will work very closely with this group to spread the word". Lynda Szczech, MD, MSCE, President of the National Kidney Foundation
Using the contributions of leading investigators from 45 studies, this NKF-funded project is creating and analyzing the world's largest dataset about patient outcomes at all stages of chronic kidney disease.
"Chronic kidney disease is a spectrum disease and at each stage, people experience different complications — from stroke and hypertension to infections and acute kidney disease. This research will examine how these complications impact a patient's prognosis at each stage." Dr. Josef Coresh of Johns Hopkins University, one of the project's leaders.
Kidney Walks are held coast-to-coast year-round to raise funds and awareness about kidney disease and the vital need for organ donors. Communities rally together to take lifesaving steps on behalf of the 26 million Americans living with kidney disease.
Signature galas and events are hosted by NKF across the country throughout the year. Whether it's a night of dinner, dancing and special guests at a black-tie Kidney Ball, a sampling of culinary specialties whipped up by premier chefs at a Great Chefs gala or a Casino Night, Chili Cook-Off or Golf Classic Tournament, the goal is the same. Funds raised through NKF events support ongoing initiatives in awareness, prevention and treatment for the tens of millions affected by kidney disease.
The National Kidney Foundation thanks the individuals listed below for serving NKF with distinction as members of our Board of Directors in 2012.
Jerome Bill Aiken
Coldwell Banker Burnet
George L. Bakris, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
R. D. Todd Baur
Conway Investment Research, LLC
St. Louis, MO
Bryan N. Becker, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Illinois-Chicago
A. Bruce Bowden, Esq.
Derek E. Bruce, Esq.
Edge Public Affairs
James G. Carlson
President & CEO
Virginia Beach, VA
Paul Crawford, MD
Nephrology/Internal Medicine Specialist
Evergreen Park, IL
Jane S. Davis, CRNP
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Dilsheimer Communities, LLC
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief People Officer
Hospital Sisters Health System
Thomas P. McDonough
Great Falls, VA
Stephen Pastan, MD
Emory Transplant Center
Art Pasquarella, CRE
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
BPG Properties, Ltd.
Michael W. Sexton
Piedmont Bushings & Insulators, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Chief Operating Officer
Wasserman Media Group
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
President & CEO, Host Hotels & Resorts
Gregory W. Scott
NKF Chairman Elect
Newport Beach, CA
Beth Piraino, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lynda A. Szczech, MD, MSCE
NKF Immediate Past President
Medical Director, Pharmacovigilance
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC
William G. Dessoffy, CFA
Regional Managing Director
First Republic Bank
New York, NY
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Vassalotti, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice President for Organizational Resources
Kerry Willis, PhD
Senior Vice President for Health Science and Education
Senior Vice President for Program Development & Innovation
Petros Gregoriou, CPA
Vice President for Finance
Vice President for Events Development & Sports Marketing
Vice President for Government Relations
Vice President for Communications
Figures below depict the combined financial activities of the National Kidney Foundation and its Affiliates for Fiscal Year 2012
|PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUE|
|Program Service Fees||$19,282,686||30.3%|
|Special Events (Net)||$15,963,228||25.1%|
|All Other Income||$2,886,174||4.6%|
|Public Health Education||$9,831,283||15.9%|
|Management & General||$5,153,672||8.4%|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$10,934,600|
|Inventories of Educational & Campaign Materials||$192,962|
|Fixed Assets, at cost||$8,025,339|
|Less Accumulated Depreciation||($4,938,034)|
|Fixed Assets, (Net)||$3,087,305|
|Loans Payable||$1 ,577,122|
|Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses||$8,813,497|
|Total Net Assets||$29,103,545|
|Total Liabilities and Net Assets||$44,566,036|
The National Kidney Foundation thanks the corporations whose generosity helps us to continue to provide public and professional education, conduct kidney health screenings for those at risk, support and advocate for kidney patients and their families, and promote organ donation. The following organizations contributed $10,000 or more to support NKF programs and services in 2012. For additional information please contact us.
|Bohringer-Ingelheim USA||Commonwealth of PA – CRDP||Elsevier Inc|
|$500,000 – $999,000|
|Abbott Laboratories||Affymax, Inc.|
|$250,000 - $499,000|
|Community Thrift Store||General Motors Corporation||Genzyme|
|National Kidney Services, Inc||Takeda Pharmas North America||United Way|
|$100,000 - $249,000|
|Amerigroup Charitable Foundation||Astellas Pharmas||Cranberry Marketing Committee||Donnelly Mechanical Corp|
|Embassy of the United Arab Emirates||Genentech, Inc||HM Life Insurance Company||JC Penney Corporation|
|Novartis||Otsuka America Pharma, Inc||Pfizer Pharmas, Inc.||Questcor|
|Reata Pharmas, Inc||Sanofi||Vifor International, Inc.|
|$50,000 - $99,000|
|American Access Care||Charity Supply, Inc.||Community Health Charities of California||DaVita|
|First National Bank||Fresenius||Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Inc.||Healthcare Research, Inc|
|$10,000 – $49,000|
|A&E Networks||Accenture LLP||Alexion Pharmas, Inc||Ally Financial|
|American Resort Development Association (ARDA)||Atlas-Acon Electric Service Corp||Avera McKennan Hospital||Bank of America|
|Bank of New York Mellon||Basic Energy Services||Baylor Health Care System||Bechtel Energy Corp|
|Bedford Falls Foundation||Bell, Falla & Associates, LLC||Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC||Bert Smith & Co.|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center||BPG Properties, LTD||Bristol-Myers Squibb||Caesars Foundation|
|Calgon Carbon Corporation||Camp Construction Services||Capital Eagle, Inc.||CGI-US|
|Chemocentryx, Inc.||Clark-Reliance Corporation||Clear Channel Management Services – Radio||CM&D|
|CMGRP, Inc||Covidien||Crozer Chester Medical Center||Crystal Trust|
|DCI||DFW Management Corporation||Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Columbus||Discovery Shared Services|
|Duke Corporate Accounts Payable||East River Medical Imaging||Eli Lilly||Emerson|
|Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.||Express Scripts||Fox Broadcasting Company||Gambro|
|Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center||Group Mindshare USA LLC||Hall Contracting of Kentucky||Hemosphere, Inc|
|Hennepin County Medical Center||Highmark||Host Hotels & Resorts, LP||IBM|
|IM&T Center Texas||Intelligent Decisions||Ion Media Networks||Iroko Pharmas, LLC Navy Yard Corporate Center|
|Jefferson University||John Carris Investments, LLC||Ketchum, Inc||Kiawah Resort Associates, LP|
|Kiewit Companies Foundation||KPMG LLP||Laboratory Corp of America Holdings||Leupold & Stevens, Inc|
|LG&E and KU Capital Corp||Loughran & Corbett, Attorneys, Inc||Marriott International, Inc.||MDC Partners|
|Meditech||Medtronic Foundation||Met Life Insurance Company of Connecticut||Metrolina Nephrology Associates, PA|
|Microsoft||MLB||Mount Sinai Hospital||Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
|Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation||Multiview, Inc||N G Enterprises||NBC Universal Media, LLC|
|NBC Universal Cable Entertainment||Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana||Nes Associates, LLC||New York Presbyterian Hospital|
|Nichols Media||NxStage Medical, Inc||OMDUSA, LLC Omnicom Media Group||Oregon Community Foundation|
|Partners HealthCare System||Permian Transport and Trading||Pioneer Foundation||Pittsburgh Foundation|
|Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation||Prairie Lakes Healthcare System||Renal Solutions||Research Foundation of SUNY|
|Rice Memorial Hospital – Willmar||Rite Aid Foundation||S&A Event Services||Safeway|
|Sanford Health||Sandord Medical Center Fargo||Sarris Candies Inc||Satellite Healthcare Inc|
|Source Rock Minerals LP||Starcom Mediavest Group||Sun Pharma||SurgiCare of Manhattan|
|Teva Pharmas||Thomson Reuters||Total Renal Care, Inc. A subsidiary of DaVita||Truist|
|Turner Broadcasting System, Inc||University of Rochester, Office of Research Accounting||UPMC Health System - Presbyterian||Virginia Eastern Star Philanthropic ACC|
|Wawa||Weight Watchers International||Wheeling Renal Care||Willia Auto Campus|
|Yale New Haven Hospital||Zoom Media Corp.|
The National Kidney Foundation is grateful for the support of thousands of individuals across the country who made generous contributions in 2012 to support our programs, services and initiatives on behalf of kidney patients and their families. We are grateful for their generous support.
|Figgie Family Foundation||Arthur Pasquarella||Ronald & Joy Paul||Gregory Scott||Ed & Carole Walter|
|$10,000 - $49,999|
|Charles Anderson||Harold Anderson||Joel Anderson||Terry & Susan Anderson Family Foundation|
|William Cella||Dart Group II Foundation, Inc.||Crystal Family Foundation||David M. Crowley Foundation|
|William & Martin Dessoffy||Zea Dingels||Evelyn Elliott||Damian Eonta|
|Frank J. Antun Foundation||Frank M. Ewing Foundation||Stephen A. & Diana L. Goldberg Foundation||Guller Foundation|
|Larry Hagman||Harold Simmons Foundation||Diane & Michael Haughton||Hickman Flora Paxton Foundation|
|William & Kerry Holekamp||Benjamin Inker||Issa Family Foundation||Kenneth L. & Eva S. Smith Foundation|
|Kevin Longino||Los Angeles Times Family Fund of the McCormick Foundation||Stephen McDonnell||Robert Nicoletti|
|Terri Phillips-Mierkey||Paul & Dr. Beth Piraino||Jon Praw||Lynn Ryan|
|Linda Squires||Walter Family Fund||Michael & Tiffanee Watts||Suzette Way|
|$1,000 - $4,999|
|Antar Abouzaki||Paul Abraham||Rod Adams||Mary Adkins|
|Susan Affleck||Linda Beth Aguilera||Daud Ahmed||James Allen|
|Jennifer Allen||Gina Allison||Josefina Alvarez||Emilio Amendola|
|Kathy Ament||Bonnie Ammer||William Amoroso||Jim Anderson|
|Joshua Anzaroot||Mariko Aoki||Robert & Judith Aptekar||Grace Aquitania|
|Michael Atieh||Jerry Awe||Mildred Bacchiocchi||Erica Bagwell|
|Stacey Baker||George Bakris||James Ballard||Mariclare Ballard|
|Gerald Balonek||Andrew Bank||Suzanne Barnette||Bill Barno|
|Aubre Barr||David and Louise Barsness||Mike Batchelder||Carl Baughn|
|R. D. Todd Baur||Bryan Becker||Benjamin Bedford||David Bell|
|Chris Bemis||Jason Benda||Alisa Berger||Mark Bezos|
|John Birnhak||John & Ruth Bitler||Richard Blackburn||Loren Blackford|
|Fionn Blevio||Henry Blevio||Stuart Bloch||Joseph Blum|
|Ellen Blumberg||Paul Blume||Tim Bock||Joseph Bombard|
|Abe Borenstein||Anna Boutzalis||Glenn Bowen||Hope Bowers|
|David Boyd||Kevin Boyle||Michael Bradshaw||Ida Braun|
|Robert Bray||Daniel Brennan||Linda Brown-Coleman||Derek Bruce|
|Kim Bullano||Sally Burant||Brian & Becky Burcham||Myra Burke|
|Christopher Burns||Larry Burris||John Burrows||Michael Byars|
|Anne Cadwell||Gil Caffray||Gregory Cafua||James Cain|
|Michael Caine||Chris Camarda||Manie Campbell||Yvonne Cane|
|Larry Canfield||Richard Capling||John Capone||Paula Carano|
|Cory Carlesimo||James Carlson||John Carlson||Robert Carollo|
|Steve Carollo||Eddie Cassin||Charles Castiglione||Jason Castillo|
|David Caudle||Christopher Cavallaro||James Cavanaugh||Kenneth Chen|
|Peggy Cherry||Yu Keung Chung||Anthony Cino||Clemmons Family|
|James Clenny||Tracy Cogley||Bernard Cohen||Courtney Combe|
|Greg Conde||Richard Connolly||Shane Cooper||Francis & Irene Corsaro|
|Jeffrey Cowhey||Chris Cox||Paul Crawford||Freyan Crishna|
|William & Janet Cronk||Katrina Cukaj||James Culmo||James Cunningham|
|John Curley||Allan Curtis||Joseph Czechowicz||Isaac Dabah|
|Kim Daly||Allan Davenport||David M. Davis||Hanley Daws|
|Edward DeBartolo||Teresa Deboer||Jeffrey DeCarlo||Tracy DeCock|
|Pete Deeb||Pamela Delehoy||Terri Deleon||William Delvac|
|Brenda Devine||Barbara & Bob Dilsheimer||Joseph Dimauro||DM DiLella Family|
|Donna Doherty||Steven Doherty||Daniel Dominguez||Troy Dorner|
|Scott & Candace Dorsten||Thomas Doyle||Steven Duenkler||Michael Dumas|
|Leo Dumstorff||Wesley Durkalski||Susan & David Edelstein||Thomas Egan|
|Bart Eisner||Barbara Elia||Jennifer Elia||Anna Emery|
|Sukru Emre||Brian Essner||Robert Eubanks||Seth Evans|
|Chris Fagan||Frances Falt||Arde Farid||John Fassler|
|Dennis Faulkenberg||Anthony Favia||Cheryl Fearing||Dana Feldman|
|Michael Ferguson||Nancy Fiame||Julio E Figueroa||Gary Filizetti|
|Barry & Pamela Fingerhut||Randy & Joan Fink||Sheila FitzPatrick||Ellen Flanagan|
|Lawrence Flinn||Robert Fox||Deniz Franke||Cass Franklin|
|David Frauenshuh||Peter Frohwein||Rick Froio||James Fuhrman|
|Cynthia Gage||Barbara Gales||Brandon Gandy||Mitchell Gandy|
|Jeremiah Garvey||Alexander Gaudio||Janice Gelfand||Domenic Giglio|
|John Gilbert||George Gipson||Timothy Gleason||Shannon Glynn|
|Philip Gold||Jeffrey Goldenberg||Janice Goltare||Harvey Goodman|
|Darwin Goodsell||Andrew & Nancy Gordon||W.l. Gore||Lynda Graham|
|Jane Graiser||Molly Grazzini||Melanie Greathouse||Michael & Sheryl Greenberg|
|Jolynn Grimes||Keith & Cindi Guller||Anne Guy||Elizabeth Guy|
|Lynn Hackney||Eddie Hagerty||Samuel Harrell||Edward Harriman|
|Larry Harris||Leon Harris||Jack Hartog||Carabae Hasson|
|Hugh Haydon||John Healy||D.R. Hebert||Matt Heise|
|Mary Henderson||Amaly Hensley||Dennis Hensley||Catherine Herridge|
|Joshua Higdon||Mark & Kari Hill||Kasey Hillin||Amy Hinger|
|Ronald Hirschel||James Hixon||Tyler Hofinga||Robert Holm|
|Ronald Horne||Pamela Hoston||Thomas Hough||Madeline Hughes|
|David Hull||John Imbriale||Sue Immerman||Gail Inderwies|
|Beth Irick||Dwayne Irick||Michael Irvine||Aaron Irwin|
|Fred Isaf||Don Jacobs||Donald Jacobs||Wit Jamry|
|Mike Johnson||Melanie & Tyler Johnston||Kelleanne Jones||David C. Jory|
|Jay Justice||Ron Kaczor||Stephen Kahn||Peter Kalikow|
|Stuart Katchis||Brian Katz||Brett Kaufman||Chip Keeling|
|Robert Keels||Evelyn Kehtel||Richard Kelly||Jacqueline Kinloch|
|Kevin & Julianna Kirk||Kendall Kliewer||Gregory Knolhoff||Kenneth Koenig|
|Stuart Koenig||Ronald Kordick||Donald J. Krasowski||William Kremer|
|Charles Lambert||Cecelia Lance||David Lane||Jodi Lang|
|Keith Langham||Elizabeth Langille||Laura Langsdorf||Mark Laraia|
|Rebecca & John Larkin||Chuck Larson||David Larson||Barbara & Tom Leanse|
|Steve Lederman||James Lee||Steven & Clarissa Lefkowitz||Thomas Lehner|
|Edward Lettieri||Alan Levin||Mindy Levine||William Lewis|
|Bruce Lippmann||James Longino||Joan Lustig||John MacMillan|
|Dennis Maddi||Kaleigh Maher||Pius Manavalan||Dino Mangione|
|Dean Mann||James Maran||Stephen Marotta||Lorri Marquez|
|Mark Matson||David Matusz||Wade Maugans||Steve Maupin|
|Kelly Mazur||John McCabe||John McCarrick||Shannon McCullough|
|Tom & Sharon McCullough||Thomas McDonough||John McGarry||Rita McGill|
|Michael McKeigue||Richard McKinless||Princeton McNeley||Tina Melanson|
|Anibal Melo||Kip Merck||Brad Meyer||Carroll Miller|
|Chad Miller||George Mitchell||Ingrid Montecino||Kathleen Moore|
|Tina Morales-Eldridge||Alli Morgan||Louis Motyka||Michael Moustakakis|
|Laura Mulloy||Steven Mungo||William Murphy||Jennifer Murray|
|Tessa Nash||Howard Nathan||Marc New||Brian Newton|
|Mark Nicoletti||David Niemann||Eric Nusbaum||Jane & Jim O'Connor|
|Michael O'Grady||Ed Oleksiak||Mark Olsen||Joseph Onomastico|
|Marty Ordman||Margaret Orman||Amy Orton||Michael Ossip|
|Cathy Panopoulos||Val Pasquarella||Stephen Pasten||Cecil Patrick|
|Caron Pegram||Stephen Perales||Oskar Peralta||Alan Perlowitz|
|Kenneth Perotta||Felix Pesa||Thomas Pesa||Robert Peterson|
|Terri Phillips||Robert Pieper||Claudio Pincus||M. Kate Pitcairn|
|Shirlie Plummer-joseph||Thomas Pohlman||Donovan & Barbara Polack||Rachael Ponge|
|Mike Prainito||Scott Price||Chuck Pridham||James Prince|
|Tate Profilet||David Pryor||Lucille Puncer||Nancy Rainey|
|Gary Rathburn||Bruce Ratner||Sanford Reikes||Eamonn Reilly|
|Julie Reilly||Phil Renault||Christopher Riegler||Anthony Rizzo|
|Brian Robison||Jose Rodriguez||Adam Ross||John Ross|
|Matthew Rowe||Jack Rubin||Michael Rubin||Michael Ruggiero|
|Darrin Russell||Matt Russell||Aslynn Rust||Dennis & Marie Ruth|
|Joan Ruvane||Chris Ryan||Sylvester Ryan||Joel Saal|
|Brian Sabine||Lou Sack||Lucy Sanna||Tiziano & Janine Sartori|
|Lynn Schadle||Philip Schimmel||Brad Schlagel||Charles Schleifer|
|Sande Schlumberger||Charles Schmidt||Rick Schmidt||Dorothy Schneider|
|Anne & Jeff Schofield||Thomas Schubert||Jayme Schumer||Kimberly Schwabe|
|Mari Scotch||John Scotti||David Seifert||Michael Sexton|
|Niraj Shah||Shilpa Shakarpurl||James Short||Bruce Silverman|
|Nicole Simmons||Cary Simon||Alan Simpson||Kim Sinarski|
|Mike Singer||William Singleton||Carl Singmaster||Michael & Miriam Sirota|
|Scott Slate||Bill Slattery||Dean Smith||Jesse Smith|
|Joe Smith||Leslie Smith||Michael & Susan Smith||Susie Soares Phillips|
|Amy Solmos-Wayne||Eric Sorengen||Mark Spier||Stewart Spradlin|
|Wendy St. Peter||Tony Stadler||Les Stallings||Robert Stanley|
|Martin Starr||Virginia Steppe||Eric Stern||Michael Stevenson|
|Bart Stewart||Andrew Stone||Arthur Strackhouse||Melissa Sutherland|
|Paul Svigals||Dennis & Katharine Swanson||Delia Swigart||Timothy Sypko|
|Prayus Tailor||Patsy Taliaferro||Shirley Tartak||Gregory Taylor|
|Judith Taylor||Thav Thambi-Pillai||Greg Thompson||Kimberly Tiburzi|
|Rachel Torgueman||Buwon Tran||Drew Trivisonno||Robert Tudor|
|Joyce Turley-Nicholas||Timothy Tyler||Gregory Tymchak||Christian & Rebecca Urciuoli|
|Sally Van Doren||Michael & Juli Van Hook||Nina Vasavada||Laura Vele-Capossela|
|John Vellone||Ernie Verrecchio||Adolfo Villar||Rodney Vucenich|
|Todd Vucenich||James & Audrey Waggoner||Matt Wagner||Michael Walker|
|M. Bradley Wallace||Carl Walsh||Ellen Walsh||William Ward|
|Bonita Warner||David Warnock||Rodney Wasserstrom||Rich Watson|
|Alex Wayman||James Wayman||William Webster||Dennis & Alyson Weinberg|
|Lon Weiner||Michael & Shari Weiner||Mickey Weinstein||Robert & Susan Weis|
|David Wermuth||Pamela Wesley||Sheretta West||Patrick Wethington|
|Merle White||Suzanne Whitlock||Dean & Shannon Wickel||Christine Wigert|
|Shelby Wiggins||Barbara Wikoren||Robert Wild||Steve Wilhite|
|Dave Wilson||Don Wilson||Mary Ellen Wilson||Susan Wilson|
|George Winterling||Janne Wissel||Jeffrey Wolfer||Helen Yan|
|Lynne Yao||Ning Yao||Merele Yarborough||Jason Yardi|
|Travis Yelton||Eddie Yongo||Gary York||Ellen Yoshiuchi|
|Jeremy Yospin||Peter Youmans||Dan Young||Donald Yowell|
|Melvin Yudis||Robert Zakian||Lee & Peggy Zeigler||Barry Zeller|
|Nicolas Zerbib||Charlotte Zureick||—||—|
We thank all of those who contributed to the NKF this year. If we inadvertently omitted one of our generous supporters, kindly contact us and we will correct the error.
Contributions of $10,000 or above from trusts and estates are listed below.
|Bette Pauline Williams Revocable Trust||Carrington Burgess Trust||Catherine H. Setar Trust||Daniel R. Cady Trust|
|Elizabeth M. Best Revocable Trust||Estate of Alvin Kay||Estate of Barbara G. Bargar Living Trust||Estate of Clara Butz|
|Estate of Cleo T. McMaster||Estate of David L. Dewar||Estate of Deborah M. Lewis||Estate of Dorothy Johnson|
|Estate of Glenn E. Kelly Trust||Estate of JoAnne McMullin||Estate of Leonard & Lois Fryer||Estate of Mable L. Pletcher|
|Estate of Margaret Welsh||Estate of Nancy Harknes||Estate of Patricia D. Sprow||Estate of Robert & Emily Cohen|
|Estate of Robert H. Hanes||Estate of William Vinson Marie Dike Trust||Otto Alexander Trust||The Ada J krieger Revocable Inter Vivos Trust|
|Vivian Phillips Charitable Trust||—||—||—|