Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 with supplemental information to December of 2020)
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) improves the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and families, and fosters a sense of community to ensure that no one battles this disease alone. PFNCA offers exercise, communication and education programs to strengthen the physical and emotional health of people impacted by Parkinson’s.
WELLNESS PROGRAMMING CONTINUES TO BE A KEY APPROACH TO SERVICE…With the support of our partners and generous donors, PFNCA has increased wellness program offerings which include with a focus on exercise and vocal cord strengthening. Wellness programs are currently provided in 34 different locations in 26 cities and/or communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. at no cost to participants. When COVID-19 restrictions became effective in the spring of 2021, wellness classes moved online and demand surged.
SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION… Registration for PFNCA Wellness programs increased approximately 16% in 2020 as compared to 2019.
HELPING MORE PEOPLE…PFNCA provided programs and services for more than 2,500 people impacted by Parkinson’s in fiscal year 2020.
WALK OFF PARKINSON’S… PFNCA’s awareness and fundraising program was held virtually in October of 2020 in response to COVID-19 and featured presentations from the organization’s medical advisory board. The program raised $233,000.
PFNCA SYMPOSIUM… Led by our medical advisory board, in 2020 this signature event was scheduled to take place in person in Falls Church, VA, Towson, MD, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Hagerstown, MD and Lancaster, PA in April. In response to COVIDS-19, the program was held virtually. It is estimated that more than 1,100 people participated. The agenda included updates on medications, research as well as information to live well with the disease.
CONTINUED GROWTH OF PARKINSON’S POINTERS LECTRUE SERIES… Three lectures were held virtually in FY20 with an average attendance of 586 people per lecture.
EFFICIENT…Over 84 cents of every dollar spent went to program related activities.
LEVERAGING DONATIONS WITH IN-KIND SUPPORT…We had in-kind support (donations of products and services) of more than $758,000.
USING DONATED OFFICE SPACE…We continue to operate out of donated office space, which saves tens of thousands of dollars annually.
ONE OF THE BEST… PFNCA continues to be honored as One of the Best Small Non-Profit Organizations in the Greater Washington Region by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. This recognition honors organizations with budgets less than $2M that excel in non-profit service. PFNCA first received this honor in 2014.
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PFNCA continues to thrive as a local independent organization that is not affiliated in any way with any of the many national organizations that focus on Parkinson’s.
A special thank you goes out to our Medical Advisory Board, Board of Directors, partners, donors, volunteers, program instructors/facilitators and staff. Your support has made this progress possible. We are looking forward to another great year in 2021. Thank you for the role you have played in our success. Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson’s.
Jared D. Cohen, MBA
President and CEO
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area