2014 Winter RDSF Newsletter

Winter 2014

In this issue:
Your impact on Colorado Gives Day 
> A simple vote can bring us $20k of free marketing
> A video link to Dr. Richard Warner’s talk
> The Big Giver
> New Seminar Series starts January 26th

See Dr. Warner’s full talk from the RDS Foundation event….
Visit our website!

Rachel Cruz,
RDS Foundation Secretary

“I took on an administrative role for the Foundation because I am Bob Sutherland’s assistant. But in the past five years of working behind the scenes to support the mission and seeing the direct impact of helping patients and families affected by this disease, my commitment now runs deeper than “just a job.” I know that what I do is significant, and I have helped make a difference in the lives of many people, which is extremely rewarding and truly meaningful.”
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Hello Friends,

The season of giving has arrived, and all of us on the Board of the RDS Foundation have committed to making our own individual financial donations before 2014 is over. Won’t you consider making a tax deductible donation to the RDS Foundation, also? Here are some ways to support us, one of which only requires a simple vote.

On Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday December 9th, your contribution will have more value because of the $1 mil Incentive Fund that was established for all Colorado Gives Day Nonprofits to share after the day of giving. See the article below for more details.

Philanthropy can have a far-reaching impact as this article shows. Big givers like Ted Stanley certainly make the headlines, but your contributions make a significant impact for those people in Colorado with bipolar disorder who need direct help today. And those resources are available to them from the Sutherland Center with your generosity.

If you missed our Annual Event last month, visit our Facebook page for photos, and here is a link to Dr. Warner’s full talk about the paradox of bipolar diagnosis.

And a new Sutherland Seminar Series will be starting in January. If you want to learn more about bipolar disorder, join us– no other organization covers the topic in-depth like the Sutherland Center Staff.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and we wish you and your family peace and all good things this holiday season.

Bob Sutherland Jr.
President, RDS Foundation

Give where you live and schedule your donation here
About Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round website featuring nearly 1,500 nonprofits. ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we need your support. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Last year, a record-breaking $20.9 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits, and this year we are fortunate enough to be accepted as a part of this exciting event. Our goal is to raise $10,000, and your donation is worth more this year because of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

Check out our donation page on ColoradoGives.org. Your support helps us continue to offer and provide high-quality comprehensive care to all of our bipolar patients who otherwise cannot get what they need to manage their mental illness, educate and train doctoral students at the Sutherland Center in state-of-the-art, research-based practices, and educate our surrounding community about bipolar disorder.

Donations can be scheduled ahead of time, so set your donation here, and then don’t worry about it!
Cast your vote!

Voting has begun for Partners in Philanthropy, a program of BizWest and Premier Members Federal Credit Union.

Vote for the RDS Foundation to win a complimentary $20,000 marketing campaign. Click here, find the Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation logo, and click on it to place your vote. You can vote once every day until the polls close on November 30th!

How A Giant Act Of Philanthropy May Kickstart Psychiatry

If scientists ever decipher the complex biology behind diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, a lot of the credit may go to a few deep-pocketed philanthropists and the money they’ve poured into the tiny stretch along the Charles River in Cambridge between Harvard and MIT.

In 2007, Ted Stanley, who amassed a fortune selling sports collectibles […]