On behalf of NDF's Board of Directors and GNEM Patients everywhere, I would like to thank everyone who participated in NDF's most successful Gala event to date! This includes our Gala Co-Chairs, Sogol Ashourpour and Desiree Pakravan, as well as artists, musicians and honorees who filled our night with joy and beauty. We could not have achieved this astonishing milestone without the commitment and dedication of our supporters, large and small, both online and in person last Sunday November, 11th.

With over 450 attendees, and many viewers through our live-stream, we were able to raise just over $1 Million on Sunday towards our goal, making for a total of $1.7M raised so far all year through grants, sponsorships, donations and pledges. This means we are only $800k away from our goal of $2.5M as set by the terms of our matching gran t from an established charitable foundation that wishes to remain anonymous.

As a reminder, in order to qualify us to receive these funds we are bound by terms set by the IRS regulations which prevent any one person or entity to provide the majority of a nonprofit's funding to avoid undue influence. Therefore, it is truly heartwarming to see so many members of the Los Angeles community come together in support of this lofty mission.

Thank you again to those of you who were able to join us at the Gala. With your continued support and the support of the entire NDF community, we will continue to work toward our goal, so that we are able to collect on our game-changing grant.

Warm regards,
Lale' Welsh
CEO & Executive Director,

Please consider making a year-end contribution of cash, stock, or other assets by either clicking the link below or by contacting us directly here .
A Glimpse Into The Night
Meet Our Honorees
NDF Ambassadors- Recipients of the NDF Advocacy Award for past efforts toward outreach and carrier advocacy.
Shari Rezai - Recipient of the NDF Community Impact Award for her work with Iranian Artists in Diaspora
David Dahl - Recipient of the NDF Philanthropy Award for his generosity and help with discovering the funding source for our $2.5 Million Challenge Grant.
About the Contributing Artists
We congratulate the contributing artists whose works were selected for inclusion in Sunday's fundraiser for GNEM.

The artwork was spectacular and was curated beautifully by our Gala Co-Chair, Desiree Pakravan with the help of our honoree, Shari Rezai, among many others.

Thank you to the artists who contributed 50% of their proceeds towards NDF's goal.

To inquire about artwork that may still be available, please reach out to Desiree .
Watch the Night's Performances
Help NDF this Giving Tuesday!
We may have raised $1.7 Million, but we still have $800k to go before we meet the $2.5 million dollar challenge grant ! You can help NDF this Giving Tuesday through fundraising that has little to no cost to you! Become part of the NDF Team with our peer-to-peer fundraisers or donate your Birthday on Facebook .
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