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Organization: Dreams Fulfilled Through Music (DFTM), A non-profit organization based in San Antonio, TX, dedicated to bringing the joy of making music to persons with special needs.

Key Success Factor: Creating a community around a compelling and emotional story, and communicating their story on a 1-to-1 basis that moves individuals to action.

Acromegaly Community ( launched a new web-based community platform designed to provide information, support and personal interactions to patients coping with the rare disease. Within a month, the site had over 200 members sharing stories, tips and experiences as well as new donations, a book for sale and even selling tickets to their community events.

Georgia native and former horn player Vince Ford grew up watching the New York Philharmonic on "Live from Lincoln Center" and connected with the ensemble at a young age. Now he is in a unique position to affect change within this highly visible organization. The New York Philharmonic stands among the elite in the classical music world, alongside the likes of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. These orchestras have rich histories that date back more than 120 years. The Director of Digital Media position, however, is not even four years young, yet it will play an integral part in the Philharmonic's fight to survive, adapt and thrive in the ever-changing digital dot-com age. We had a chance to speak with Vince and talk about his work, his ideas and his vision for orchestras.

Key Success Factor - prioritizing collaboration and partnership in order to provide comprehensive solutions and to extend resources as far as possible.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage was founded to provide support to those who had nowhere else to turn. Since 1930, they've helped families restore balance in their lives, achieve increased self-sufficiency, and maximize their level of functioning.

Upcoming objectives:

  • "Climate Cycle 100" fundraising event
  • Climate Cycle bike ride on May 22nd for (4,10,20 & 62-mile routes) and May 21st for the 2-day ride
  • Expand corporate sponsorships

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