Philanthropy is extremely important to the life of IDI, and we deeply appreciate the gifts, grants, and commitments from individuals, private foundations, and corporations that the Institute receives. The growth in giving to IDI is noteworthy in the context of philanthropy nationwide, which in recent years declined in some academic and research sectors.
Several factors forecast continued growth in giving to the Institute. First is the projected health of our operating budgets. Next is the remarkable creativity of the investigators and staff. The loyalty and generous leadership of our governing boards, donors, and friends complete the picture.
IDI recently completed a strategic plan that clarifies our mission and focuses resources during the next decade on critical research that promises to improve health care for everyone. As we move ahead, private philanthropy and commitment will strengthen the overall vision, provide the fiscal flexibility, and secure the basic financial resources necessary for our world-class operations.
The generosity and leadership of donors leverage our innovative work and enable the Immune Disease Institute to thrive as a center of world-class discovery that can help millions of patients. As the clinical potential of this research becomes more apparent, IDI enthusiastically welcomes new donors outside of its traditional giving community.