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Fundraising Suspended

We have reached our fundraising goals for the year and as of June 30, 2007 we will temporarily suspend fundraising while our publisher, editor, webmaster and chief administrator (same guy – works for free) is undergoing treatment for his CLL). Suspending this labor-intensive activity will lighten up our operational commitments and allow us to concentrate our time and effort on maintaining our publishing and educational activities, including this website and Topics Alerts. We will report on the results from our sponsored projects as and when they become available. For an update, please see Topics Alert #269.

Thank You for your encouragement and generous support.

— The Topics Team

A Community Effort

This acknowledgement page salutes all of our generous donors. It is an honor roll of motivated people who have stepped up to make a difference in our approach to this disease. We believe that the sponsorship and seed-money support of carefully selected research projects can accelerate the development of new, low toxicity therapies for CLL.

Tell Us How

If you would like your gift to be acknowledged in honor of, in memory of or with thanks to another person, please include a note containing his or her name and address along with your  check. We will be happy to reflect both the donor and the honoree on this page. If, however, you would like your gift to be anonymous, please say so in your note and we will honor your wishes.

Where We Are

Since the Donation page went live, CLL Topics has received a total of $310,828.34 from 555 donors plus a $2,000 honorarium sent directly to Mayo Clinic.

We have so far committed to funding four clinical trials:
(1) Green tea extract (EGCG) at the Mayo Clinic, MN;
(2) Low dose subcutaneous Rituxan study at the University of Virginia
(3) Rituxan plus fenretinide protocol at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at Seattle and
(4) Imiquimod as an immune booster to improve annual flu vaccinations at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK.

Other trials are currently in discussion.

Here is a link to the details about each of these CLL Topics sponsored clinical trials. Your generous donations will help us continue to offer critical seed money to initiate and support important investigations such as these in the future. The involvement of the patient community in sponsoring and funding clinical trials is important since it reflects our priorities and our ownership of at least a small part of the increasingly commercialized clinical trial process.

Updated: December 31, 2007

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A Friendly Hand

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following corporations and individuals.

The following professional journals for granting us free access to their online or print publications:

British Journal of Haematology,
Leukemia Research.

Our special thanks to the following volunteers:

1) librarian and fellow CLL patient Brian Sholes for his generous help in locating published source materials for us;

2) Steve Grice for his generous help in reviewing and correcting bugs and inconsistencies in the CLL Topics website ;

Keith Friedlander and Guy Colombo at LKF Partners (our insurance advisors) for their generosity and professional help in obtaining D&O insurance for CLL Topics.

Microsoft Corp., Adobe Systems Inc. and Symantec Corp. for their donation of office and web development software.


Our Donors List


Gifts of over $1,000


$500 to $1,000


Gifts of up to $500

Adrea Rubin Management, Inc.
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Malcolm & Victoria Airst

Aaron Allbright & Gary Rodrigue
in honor of Professor Terry Hamblin

Anne & Alan Amster
in memory of Chaya's Father
in honor of Chaya & PC's work

Anonymous (5)

Elizabeth Bridgman

Robert & Gail Blake
in honor of P. C. Venkat

Jane & Peter Carpenter

Fran & Frank Conn

Marian & Lew Cook

Chicca D'Agostino
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

George E. Deichert
in memory of Walt Deichert

DeTemple Family Charitable Gift Fund

Karen & Bob Driver
in honor of Kathleen Beattie

Debbie & Fred Dunn
in memory of Granny Barb

Steve & Arlene Dunston

David FitzGerald

Keith & Carmen Friedlander

Penny & Bill George
in honor of Robbie Blake

The Milton M. & Ruth F. Gilbert Philanthropic Fund

Daniel Glosser

Kurt Grayson

Stephen & Barbara Grice

Jean & John Hartigan
in honor of Chaya &
P. C. Venkat

Hewlett Packard
Employee Giving Program

The Richard D. Hannan Family Foundation

Bill & Margaret Helene

Michael Hill

Bruce Hopkins

Pamela and Matthew Hudson

Adam Irgon

Rodney & Jonnie Jacobs

Elsa & James P. Joseph

John Jeffries

Digby Kirby
in memory of Susan & Nancy Kirby

James Law

Lumina Foundation for Education
Matching Gift

Keith L. MaCurdy

Charlie & Carol McCullough

Marie V. McDemmond

William N. Melton

Jim Moore

Dermot O'Brien

David R. O'Donnell

Quest Diagnostics
honorarium donated by P. C. and Chaya Venkat

Wendy Ramsey
in memory of Joe Ramsey

Kandy Quigg & Roger LeMay

Chino & Shyamala Rao in honor of P. C. Venkat

Adrea Rubin & Steven Pollack
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Rachel Huseman Schneider
in honor of Dr. Clive Zent &
in honor of Chaya Venkat

Graham & Andrea Spavin

Daniel A. Springer

Pat Stanton
in honor of Chaya & P. C.

Michael Sweig Foundation

Bruce & Jackie Sue Taylor

Chaya & P. C. Venkat
in memory of Bill Duffy
and Judy Fisher

Radha Venkat & Peter Fortman

P. C. Viswanathan

Hal & Virginia Vincent
thanks to Chaya Venkat

Norman & Irene Ward

David W. Weber

Herbert & Vera Wells

Mary Ann and Michael Winiger
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Milt & Diane Wilcox

Paul & Susan Zamecnik

Eric & Deborah Zelnick


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D. H. Albertson

Anonymous (1)

David Arenson &
Marilyn Werden

John Bales

Barry & Sharon Bedrick

Peter Berton

Bruce Bocina

Vicki & Jonathan Brammier

Evelyn & Peter Buchanan

Roberta Cappel

Rod & Lynette Case

Frank Connors

Laurel Dauer
with thanks to Chaya Venkat

Grant Davis

Paul B. Donzis

Thomas Downey & Laurel Farnsworth

Tony and Elizabeth Duchi

Sandra & Victor Fuller

William Gairdner

James G. Giannopoulos

Christopher Hatcher

Ronald Herring

Ursula Huebner

Charles Hull

Rowena Johnson

David & Cassie Kottkamp

Penny Leusink
in memory of Bill Leusink

Kenneth M. Lodge

Diana & James Long

John R. Ludemann

Lawson & Mary Beth Mabry

Jim, Charlotte and
Valla Mielziner
in honor of Anne Amster

Joseph Mogil

Katharine & David Newhouse

Cathie Nicholl
in memory of Chaya's Father

Sheila O'Malley

Blair Milton & Barbara Queen

Sol & Diane Pelavin

John Perry

Lise C. Rasmussen

Kevan Rehm
in honor of Chaya Venkat

Darleen Ros

Louise Schulden

Gerald Share
in memory of Chaya's Father

Ene Silberberg
in memory of Chaya's Father

Scott B. Snapper

Daniel Sommerdorf

Delmar & Joann Stuermer

J. P. Sunderland

Employee Matching Gift

Jack Utton

Beth Weigand & Mark Frost

Josephine & Desmond Wang

Carol J. Watkins

Stan & Dorrie Wencley

Phillip Williams


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Suzanne Ahern

Sharon Alexander

William Allan
in memory of Bill Duffy

Always Learning Books

Amper, Politziner & Mattia
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Elizabeth Anderson

Jay Anderson

Richard & Debra Andrews

ACE-INA Foundation
Employee Matching Gift

Roy W. Gibson Post No. 535 American Legion
in memory of Bill Duffy

Anonymous (10)

in honor of John T. Tully
in honor of Anne M. West

Robert & Joan Anthony

Rolf Asarnoj

Dennis P. Ashley

Evelyn Averill

Deborah Baker

John Balan

R. L. & Alexandra Barnard

Jane Barnard

William Bates

Dennis Bayer

Kathleen Beattie

Robert Beatty

Jack E. Benton

Jon & Ronda Berton

Diane Bird

G. W. & M. M. Bisshopp

Lanny Blake

Malcolm R. & Dorothy E. Blotner

Wayne Blumenthal

David Bohrer

James Boland

Richard H. Borow

William Bosch

John Bowman

Peter Bray & Bridget Reel

Diana Brinson
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Chris Brocci

Gerald J. Buchko

Dr. P. G. Budden

Elyse N. Burden

Suzanne & Julian Burr

Janice & Kelly Buskell
in memory of W. Wayne Williams

Linda D. Bussell
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Derek & June Caine

Timothy Call, MD

Christine Callender

Carlin Camp

Margie Campbell

Anne & Michael Cann

Michelle & Aaron Caplan

George & Alexandra Carides

Lee Christensen

Carol's Christmas

David Carpenter

William & Amy Carraher / Focus USA
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Terry L. Caulfield

Cecil County Dept. of Social Services
         –Executive Staff;
         –FIA Dept.
in memory of Bill Duffy

Beau & Shirley Chapman

James & Susan Clark
in memory of Barry Jones

Kimberly & Douglas Clark

Terry & Maureen Cogswell

Arnold Cohan

George Cohen

Victor Copelan
in memory of Anita Abeles Copelan

Robert & Ann Corrigan

K & KJ Coward

James & Billie Cowell

Stephen Cowen

Glenn Cserey

David & Lorraine Curtis

James Danisch & Judith Chase

Dee Davis

Howard Davis

Jeanine & Raymond Dawson

Sheila J. Delaney

Joanne & Michael Dereskiewicz

Linda & Howard Deunk

Inderpal Singh Dhanda

Michael C. Dohan
in honor of Joann Breuer

David & Judy Dorner
in memory of Bill Leusink

Susan J. Dorrell

Jeff M. Douglas

Cindy Drost

Hy Dubowsky

Bill & Jennifer Duffy

Richard & Claire Dunne

Angela Duyao

Daniel Dwyer & Diana Murphy

Michael E. Dwyer

Lynda Dyar

Stephen A. Earl

David & Tina Edstam

Donald P. Eggleston

James & Patricia Egiziano

Leslie Eisenberg
thanks to Chaya & PC Venkat
in memory of Sylvia Eisenberg

Polly Ellerbe
in memory of Chaya's Father

Linda N. Emslie
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Paul Epstein

Christine J. Evans

Cheryl Evers

Lee & Eileen Evert

Mikhail Fabrikant

Jason Far-hadian

David Ferris

Barbara A. Flasch

Margaret & Joseph Fischer
in honor of Keneth Scharneck

Judy & Cal Fisher

Liz Fletcher

Edwin Flockhart

Barbara & Kenneth Florence

Gustavo Flores

Christopher Fondum

Natalie A. Fontaine

Alexander Forman

Ron Fortman
in memory of Chaya's Father

Mary M. Flynn

Karen & Thomas Foley

Mark Foss

Lou J. Fox

Mary Elizabeth Frederick

Joseph Frick

Jacob & Doreen Fridman

Andrew Gach

Chihiro & Ray Gannaway

Sherry Gardner

Stokes & Mary Jane Gentry

Ross & Suzanne Geoghegan

Donald & Kathryn George

Dennis Gibson

Cynthia Giebler

G. Patrick Glenn

Joel B. Glickman

Vic Gobeil

Gloria, Norman & Andrea Goldblatt

Arthur Goldstein

William & Katherine Goodell

Sarah E. Goodwin & John D. Lisco

Tamra Lee & Edward Gotchef
in memory of Bill Duffy

John R. Grady

Alan Green

John Green

John Griffiths

Dr. Michael and Rebecca Jo Grill

Ivan & Mariette Grimaldi

Lisa Grossman

Susan Guenzel
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

John & Luann Gvozdjak

Fred Gysi

Anne Hael

Evelyn Haertel

Jimmy Hammond

Priscilla S. Hanrahan

Rosanna & Gary Harbison
in memory of Mike McGee

John & Priscilla Hardekopf

Richard Harvey

Beth & John Havey
in memory of Chaya's Father

Elizabeth Hawes

Martin Herman

J. A. & S. D. Herdle

Shannon Hickey

Dr. Priscilla & Roger Higgins

Alan Hirst

Frank R. Holder

Allen Hopkins

Rita Horwitz

Susan T. & James M. House

Suzanne Brooks House

Sarah Hruska

Brenda Hueston

Paul Huffington

Fred Hummel

Installation Solutions, LLP

ITT Industries -
in memory of William R. Leusink

Lawrence & Mary Jackson

Leon Jacobs

Peter Jacobs

Lisa & Daniel Jahnke

Jeffrey K. Janicke

Roy & Janeth Jelinek

Penny & Arnie Jellison

Robert Johnson

Robert H. & Joyce Johnson

Barry & Karen Jones

Elsa Tobin Joseph

Phil Josephs

Joseph Kamnik

Gary Kaplan

Mildred Keefer

Thomas C. Keeler

Ilene Kelfer

Dan Kesselbrenner

Declan Keogh

Terry Kirby

Meg Kimball / Focus USA
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Margaret & Fred Klubben

Paul Koegel & Ilene Bell

Brian & Patricia Koffman

Anuradha Kohls

Elmer Kuhnke

Aramez Kutrieh

Karin Laakso
in memory of Chaya's Father

Dale E. Landis

James Lawson

Barry & Leena Lambert
in memory of Chaya's Father

Employees at LAUSA-Labs
in memory of Anita Abeles Copelan


James Lawson

Kathy & Mark Lebedun
in memory of Dan Diner

Margaret & Normand Leblanc
in memory of Bill Duffy

William Lechner

Jack Lee / Andrews Wharton, Inc.
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Reinhard Lehner

Mark & Valerie Lender

Frank S. Leonard

Susan H. Levine
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Thomas Lewis

Judith Lincer
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Karen Lindberg

Dawn Lipthrott

Marty Liquori

Sharon Litchfield

Employees at LKF Partners
in honor of Keith Friedlander

Phil Louwagie

Perry Lucas

Anne Lucero

Ann Macklin

Judi Magnussen

Elizabeth & James Mancini

Tracy Mannon

Rita Marion

Audrey J. Mason

Barbara Massey

Laura D. Matkin

Patricia & Robert McGee

Marianne McGhan

Paul & Joyce McHugh

Robert M. Mattivi

Raymond & Wendi McGlamery

Kathleen A. McGrath

James McVey, NOG

Karen and Daniel Medema
in memory of Bill Leusink

Dennis, Robert & Patricia Meehan

Elizabeth Meihofer

James & Fiesta Merrick

Norman & Judith Mesard

Metrowest Center for Independent Living
in memory of Bill Duffy

Mark Metzger

MH2 Direct, LLC - Chris DeMarco, Dave McPhillips & Mark Potter
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Micro Focus, Inc.

Dave Mikol

Emrick Milligan

Arkady Milyavsky

Rachel & John Mitchell
in memory of Bill Duffy

W.W. & Ursula Moffett

Robert Morgan

Patrice C. Mroczkiewicz

Laura & Amanda Murray
in honor of Glynn Murray

Terence R. Musick

Lisa & Jack Nash
in honor of and with love for Debbie & Jay Stark

Allen Natowitz

John & Darla Neal

Egon Neuberger

J. Ryan Neville

William Newland

Christine Nicolayeff
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Irving Noble

Joel Norman

Joe Novinski

Donna Obrien

Laura & Robert O'Connell

Thomas & Mary Ogg

Matthew P. Olson

Steven A. Orszag

Ilse M. J. Ortabasi
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Thomas & Sarah Overholt

Terry Winter Owens

Martin & Helen Paciello

Arlene Pannullo

Chris Paradysz / Paradysz Matera
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Sharon K. Passarella
in memory of Bill Leusink

Patricia Weil Antiques

Judith Patton

Mary Jane and Glen Phillips

Regina Pierallini

Tony and Patti Pirretti
in honor of P. C. and Chaya Venkat

John F. Platz

Merle Pollack

Barbara Potter

Laura Powell

Betty & Robert Powers
in memory of Bill Duffy

Edward T. Prell

Irving Putter

Joshua Qualy
in memory of Barry Jones

Alan & Helen Queen

Fiona Queen

Gordon M. Quinn

Norman & Marilyn Radow

Christine & Russell Randolph

Srini & Shuba Ratneshwar

Robert Rausch

Grace V. Rea

Gary & Carol Reddig

Grace Rentiers

Betty Reynolds

Carol Rhoades

Guy Rich

Carl & Donna Rindfleisch
in memory of Bill Leusink

Catherine E. Ringwood

Choon I. Ro
in memory of Bill Duffy

William Roady

Carl Rogat

Alan D. Rogowsky

Cesar Daniel Rojas

Brian & Shelly Roles

Howard Rolston

Eric Rosso

Marc & Joy Rothenberg

Janet & Jerry Ruby

Kim Rusinow

Arthur & Barbara Safran

Bonnie & Timothy Salles

Barbara & Howard Sanderow

Michael P. Sandford

Kenneth & Anne Scharneck

Dave Schmitz

Julie & Allan Schoenberger

Stephen Schultz

Michael C. Schwalm

David Sculpher

Jim G. Sefandonakis

Jane & Ned Stamey

Drs. Stan & Carol Seidman

Jay & Florence Seligman

Genevieve M. Shannon

Mark & Carol Shirey

Brian Sholes

Gene Sidak

Nathan & Janet Silberman

Hazel Silverstein

Herbert Simons

Trisha T. Sison

Charlene & Daniel Skelton
in memory of Bill Leusink

Hal Skye

Liz & Kent Smerdon

Bernard & Edith Smith

Elizabeth & David Smith

Ronald H. Solomon

Colin Speer

Elaine & John Spiecker

Warren Stanton

Debbie Stark
in honor of Dr. Brian Greffe &
in memory of William Reifman's Father

Douglas A. Stark

Allan Starry &
Cherie Renfrow-Starry

Martin Stein / RMI Direct Marketing
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Timothy & Catherine Stepanek

Robert & Cynthia Stiehl

Harry Stoof

Loralee Strauss

Willi Strobel

Daniel Strol

Frank B. Swayze

Gina Sweetman

Carolyn R. Swift

William Taylor

Judy & Gayle Tellis

Maitland Gast Thomas
in honor of Peter Thomas

Dave Thompson

Lisa Tiegel

George & Hala Topalsky

Roy C. Towlen

Nancy B. Trent

George Truett

Nancy Tsuchiya

Patricia & Michael Turner

Michael R. Vacca

Sandra van Droogenbroeck & Koen van Hoeylandt

Rondi Vasquez
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Chris Verhoeven

Mary Versteeg
in honor of Chaya & P. C.

Phyllis & Patrick Villegoureix-Ritaud
in memory of Bill Duffy

Tony Viscardo

Gerry Vitorello &
Ed Gori
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Herbert & Margaret Walker

David Webster

Weidman Enterprises

Nancy Weissman

Wayne W. & Miriam Fay Wells

Susan L. Whaley

Lori & Bruce Wheeler

Jeff & Diane White

Wicomico County Dept. of Social Services - LGA Automation Committee
in memory of Bill Duffy

William/Reid Ltd.
in memory of William R. Leusink

Jacquelyn Williams

Tom & Audrey Williams

Van Williams

Liz Wilson
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

Steven D. Winkler

Carol & Richard Witt

Rachel A. Wolfe

Renee & Franz Wolff

R. J. & J. E. Wood

Valerie Wood

Rob Woodruff

Evelyn Woodworth

Jack Woon

Mr. & Mrs. Marc Wunderman
in memory of Vince D'Agostino

Sachio & Irene Yamamoto
thanks to Lise Rasmussen

George & Mary Anne Yezukevich

Monique and John G. Zasi

Sharon Zimmerman

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You can use the following links to review the financial statements, incorporation documents
 and tax exemption letter for the Corporation:

Corporate Information

Fiscal 2007 Financial Statement

Annual Report to the Board for 2007

Fiscal 2006 Financial Statement

Annual Report to the Board for 2006

Fiscal 2005 Financial Statement

Annual Report to the Board for 2005

Fiscal 2004 Financial Statement

Annual Report to the Board for 2004

Fiscal 2003 Financial Statement

Articles of Incorporation


Tax Exemption Letter

Application for Tax Exemption





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