A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE MIA NERI FOUNDATION
Roma, December, 2018
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Mia Neri Foundation:
It is a welcome duty to address myself to you all at the end of this year 2018, to thank you for your continued support and to inform you on what we have done and what we plan to do.
Fund raising this year was good, much from private donations, but also from one bank which supported one of our research projects, and from the State. In Italy the State allows private citizens to donate 5x1000 of tax money to charities of their choice. Other funds were obtained by activities organized or sponsored by the Foundation, such as sale of small objects and gadgets, sale of tickets for sport events or musical performances at Christmas and at the end of the school year by students of the Middle School Nitti, that Mia attended for a few months.
This year, Dr. Agnese Novelli, a young investigator, concluded her PhD program, supported by the Foundation. In March of 2019 there will be the formal defense of her dissertation, an event of great importance for the Foundation, because this is the first project to be funded after the establishment of the Foundation in 2014. Three other research projects, supported by the Foundation, are currently underway, two at the Catholic University School of Medicine, one at the pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù in Rome. One additional project will soon start at McGill University in Montreal with a young scientist as principal investigator.
In the coming year the Foundation plans on supporting other research projects, according to directions suggested by the International Scientific Committee that was established last year. Fund raising will continue along the same lines as in previous years, hopefully with even better results.
I realize that this report is very synthetic, but I do not want to take too much of your time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) or visit the website www.mianerifoundation.it.
Once again, a big thank for your support and the best wishes for the coming Holiday Season. May the New Year bring you peace, joy, prosperity and good health. May Mia continue to be a source of inspiration for us all.
President, Mia Neri Foundation