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Letter From The Vice President Of Development


Dear Friends, 

A quick look out my window and it’s clear that summer has officially arrived. The bees are buzzing, the grass is fresh and green, and the sun is shining for several extra hours each day. These welcome signs of summer accompany the arrival of the summer issue of Global Relief Quarterly as well as our 2022 Annual Report. I am pleased to share the Annual Report is now available on our website and I encourage you to read it – it is an excellent representation of the work BBF does and the impact your donations have through our programs. The charts, graphics, photographs, and writing were all specifically selected to tell the story of BBF’s work in 2022 and the result is an impressive narrative of our humanitarian work around the globe. I know you will be pleased with all we have accomplished in 2022 made possible by your generosity. If you would like a hard copy of the annual report, please call the office and we would be happy to mail one to you. 

This spring has been busy in the Development Office. You should have received the colorful spring ‘Give From the Heart’ donation card in the mail in April. After a brief hiatus last year, we brought back this annual campaign that raises money for all our core programs. We are also hard at work planning our Third Annual Golf Classic to be held July 17 at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh. The event raises money for our local Education and Healthcare initiatives. Looking forward, we will begin work on a fall education fundraiser. Be on the lookout for more information about that soon. 

Thank you for your continued support of BBF and our programs. I hope you enjoy this issue of Global Relief Quarterly and find inspiration from the pages within. Your donations are what make these stories possible! 

Laura Kelly
VP of Communications and Development

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