2008 Annual Report|U.S. Fund or UNICEF
A Message rom the Chair andthe Presi
It’s been a truly momentous year here at the U.S. Fund or UNICEF. Thanks toyour commitment and generosity, we were able to make signicant strides in theght or child survival.All over the world, your contributions have helped UNICEF counter grave threatsto children, giving them the chance to thrive and grow.Ater a cyclone lashed Myanmar — and then, ten days later, an earthquake hitparts o China — you helped UNICEF speed medicines, clean water, and schoolsupplies to vulnerable children in both disaster zones.In Haiti, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Eritrea — where the ood crisis has ueleddeadly malnutrition — your support means that children can get the therapeuticoods they need to survive.In countries like Swaziland, Belize, Jamaica, and Nepal — where AIDS continuesto claim the lives o so many children and leave so many others orphaned — yourcontributions have helped expand treatment, care, and prevention programs.From Angola to Madagascar, Pakistan to the Philippines, your support helpedUNICEF deliver immunizations and other liesaving health interventions tochildren and amilies.Your support enabled the U.S. Fund to reach a total revenue or scal year 2008o nearly $450 million. With your help, we have seen great success. Thank you.But we can’t stop now. Consider this: I you see ten children drowning … do youstop and pat yoursel on the back ater you have rescued ve … or do you reuseto rest until zero children are in danger?
We believe in zero.
Zero children dying rom preventable causes.Now let us join together and work toward a day when every child survives andhas a promising uture.
Caryl M. Stern Anthony Pantaleoni
President and CEO Chair
Organized under the laws o New York State as a not-or-proft corporation, the U.S. Fund or UNICEF is exempt rom tax under Section 501 (c) (3) o the Internal Revenue Code and is governed by an independent and non-salaried board o directors. The U.S. Fund or UNICEF qualifes or the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. U.S.Fund or UNICEF activities or the year ended June 30, 2008, are described in this report, which also includes a summary o fnancial highlights or the year.