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2007 Annual Report
Solar Cookers International

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Executive Director's Message

Each year Solar Cookers International (SCI) receives thousands of contributions from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, church groups, community organizations and other private-sector entities. Some donations are one-time actions, such as a foundation grant supporting a specific program, while others represent the ongoing generosity of loyal SCI supporters and solar cooking enthusiasts.

Whether in the form of a large grant or modest gift, contributed income is critical to SCI. It accounts for over 85% of our annual income, the balance coming from retail sales of solar cookers and related products.

Contributions support SCI’s efforts to spread solar cooking and related technologies through activities carried out in one of our four core areas — International Program Development, Education Resources, Advocacy, and Humanitarian Assistance. Examples of these activities include: establishing sustainable solar cooker programs in Kenya; creating and maintaining web-based solar cooking information resources; developing stronger ties to the United Nations and World Health Organization; and providing technical and financial assistance for refugee-based solar cooker projects in Chad that serve Darfur refugees.

Of course, all SCI stakeholders — staff, volunteers, beneficiaries — understand the importance of donor support. We strive to acknowledge those who contribute to SCI and honor their commitment by maintaining full disclosure and transparency in the administration of our programs and finances. Providing financial and related data is one example of how we meet our fiduciary responsibilities.

This financial summary report provides information for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007, including information on revenue and expenses. Also, the summary provides a list of donors who contributed $500 or more to SCI during that time period.

It is my pleasure to thank all SCI donors and volunteers for helping us with our mission to assist communities in using the sun’s power for cooking food and pasteurizing water for the benefit of people and their environments.

Patrick T. Widner
SCI Executive Director


Distinguished people

Advocates & Volunteers

Mark Aalfs

Linda Hayward

Christine Nyanda-Chacha

David Anderson Sonia Heptonstall Bob Parkins

Dale Andreatta

Gary & Gayle Hursh John Roche

George Artz

Norge Jerome David Ruppe
Ann Bennett Joyce Jett Clark & Eleanor Shimeall
Bev Blum Barbara Knudson Bruce Stahlberg
Don Coan & Barbara Jodry Matt Kuzins Claude Thau
John Collentine David Martin Alta & Del Tura
Mojgan Fisher Joe McCabe Deling Wang
Mary Frank Virginia Moose  
Christopher Gronbeck Janet Nicol  

Board of Directors (January 2008)

Jack Blanks Sotiris Kolokotronis Virginie Mitchem
Sue Corbett Edye Kuyper Michael Mora
Louis Grivetti AJ Lederman James Moose
Patt Hull Patricia McArdle Gabriele Simbriger-Williams
Joseph Huma Bob Metcalf Dawit Tadesse

SCI Donors

  Sun Circle ($10K+)

Anonymous JKW Foundation Wendy vanden Heuvel
Beth & Steve Bangert James & Nancy Joye Mr. & Mrs. Isador Wachstein
Beverly & George Blum Bob & Mary Beth Metcalf Julius Wachstein
The Hesed Fund Jeff Roth & Joanna Katz Andrea Zojourner

  Life Steward ($5-10K)

American Conservation Association Mark III Engineering Contractors Sustainable Living Center
Daniel Croddy Mark & Tim O’Brien Temple Emunah Inc
Darfur Assistance Project The Olive Branch Fund Tim Wennrich & Jessica Griffiths
The Dermologica Foundation Stephen & Lucila Plank Raymond & Jane Wurwand
Barbara P. Kerr Bruce, Karen & Jeremy Sabath  

  Gold Benefactor ($1-5K)

2MN Engineering Christina Gore Marianne O’Malley
Aid to Africa Federation Agnes Gund & Daniel Shapiro On Shore Foundation, Inc.
Valerie Anderson Tom & Phyllis Hammer Oppenheimer Funds Legacy Program
Branford High School Gerda Holmstrom & John Engen Carl B. Page
Beverly & Chuck Barnes Jean Jackson Rick Palkovic & Jamie Knapp
Lucy & Dave Bauer Jewish Community Endowment Chris & Jeanette Phelps
Ann Bennett Sonja F. Jones Presbytery of Geneva
Erik E. Bergstrom Michael Kieschnick Remy, Thomas, Moose & Manly, LLP
A Better World Fund Mr. & Mrs. George Kinkle, III John & Mary Ann Roche
Jack Blanks Kinkle Family Trust Larry Rockefeller
Genevieve Brennan Nauman Leslie Kleinfeld & Jon Lockert Richard & Marjorie Rogalski
Donal & Brenda Brown William & Janet Kristie Marc Rosenbaum & Jill De La Hunt
Mr. & Mrs. John Cahill Edye Kuyper Lesley Schroeder
Dick & Ellen Cochran Oliver M. Langenberg Alta & David Schwartz
Joanna Cohen Joan Lautenberger Shasta Linen Supply Inc.
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Arline J. Lederman & Edward Friedman Janet & Martin Sheen
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Cotham Colette M. Lee Anonymous
Don & Nancy Crosby Barbara Leighton Silverman Charitable Group
Judy & Jack Cunningham Nancy Levit & Cathy Underwood Nancy P. Stetson
Nina Dambra Louise Arnold Maddux Environmental Foundation Jean W. Stevenson
Peter D’Ascoli Machiah Foundation Frances W. Stevenson
Stephen B. Dwelle Eunice Mahler Thomas & Donna Stone Foundation
Dwelle Family Foundation David Marell & Patricia Mitchell Robert D. Stuart, Jr.
Paula Eldot Mark McCormick Stuart Family Foundation
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Lou Ann Merkle William Svabek & Teddi Dunn
First Baptist Church Perry Metzger Mark Unger
First US Community Credit Union Burnett & Mimi Miller Hannah & Felix Wassermann
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia Virginie & John Mitchem Whole Systems Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Fischer Jim & Virginia Moose Jane & Richard Wilson
Fischer Family Fund James Moose & Kirstie Wilson Working Assets
Frank & Clare Gallardo Joan Myers  

  Silver Benefactor ($500-1K)

David & Elizabeth Anderson

Ron Hansen

Gudrun & Wolfgang Polak

Weston & Jeannette Anderson Judy & Ralph Harding Mary Ann Reihman & Craig Clark
Rebecca Arnold Lila G. Harman Marcia Robinson
Bellingham First Christian Church Joan Harrison Martin & Joan Rosen
Molly & Ann Bennett Linda & Gerald Hayward Rotary Club of Longwood
Ann S. Bissell Ted Helms Rebecca Schmidt
Cynthia Braun Jeffrey Herrick & Christine Laney Fredricka & Ben Shapiro
Wendy & Bill Brody Sarah Hoe Sterling Clydene Shepherd
Robert & Irene Brown Jean Holden & James Sanford Clark & Eleanor Shimeall
John & Jean Burton Scott & Amy Horwitz Sierra Health Foundation
Susan Buzzell Kathlene Holser Gabi Simbriger-Williams
Bill Canino John Hun & Teresa Clayton Simon Edison Foundation, Inc.
Charles Schwab Matching Gift Program Kerr-Cole Enterprises Daniel & Jennifer Sklarew
Lynn Chiapella Aline King Sklarew Family Fund
Donald Coan & Barbara Jodry Kraft Employee Involvement Program Maclyn Somers
Elsa, Sherry & Robert Cole David & Sharon Landecker Southampton Rotary Club
Thomas & Sally Coyle Barbara E. Lapp William & Shareall Stillwater
The Coyle Foundation Eleanor P. Laubly Donald & Betty Stone
Davis Food Cooperative Irene Levoy Eric Stromberg
Roxanne & Rudy de Koning Joan & Warren Linney Michael & Sachiko Sugawara
Ruth & Charles Dow Linney Stewardship Fund Karen Rae Sutton Lowe
Daniel Drake Daniel A. Looney John & Andrea Thomas
Cecily A. Drucker Markmakers Foundation, Inc. Walter Thomson
Carol Dulmage & Yasha Susoeff Ardele Martinez Tides Foundation
Economics for Everybody Dorene Matney & Gary Estes Tri -Star Equities
John Edison Lilliana C. Mendez-Soto Rob Tyrrell
Tony Fielek Microsoft Matching Gift Campaign United Church of Marion
First Baptist Church of Lexington Mira Loma Solar Cooking Club United Methodist Men of St. Marks
Karol A. Foss Dorothy Mitchell P.T. Vajda
Marianne Gawain-Davis Mike Morton Mary Wagner & Mark Klein
Nancy Gibbs Patricia Nichols Esther Wanning
Mary & Clinton Gilliland Eloise & Edward Norton Mariquita West
Michael S. Glass Irene Ott Joan Wilkes
Global Water Instrumentation, Inc. Kristopher Owens Williams Family Trust
Lorraine Grace Barbara Palant Jody Zaitlin
Dan Hafeman Ed & Kim Patron Marilyn Zaklan
Elizabeth Hagens Roger Peters & Stephanie Moulton Virginia Zapp
Peter & Gretchen Haight Kathy Pillsbury & Cindy Marshall  

Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Should you have a question or comment about its contents, please contact the SCI Resource Development Coordinator at 916.455.4499. Thank you.


Financial summary

Revenues

Gifts

$675,299

Grants

74,577

Sales

93,760

Other 8,977
Interest 3,233

Total

855,846

Expenses

Africa Programs

283,551

Education

469,487

Fundraising

161,533

Management

58,629

Total

973,200

Assets

Cash

112,370

Investments 34,702
Grants Receivable

20,000

Inventory

14,164
Equipment 23,798

Other

8,057

Total

213,091

Liabilities

28,302

NET ASSETS 06/30/07

$184,789

Solar Cookers International (SCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. SCI is a member of InterAction and meets its standards for private voluntary organizations. Donations to SCI are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. SCI does not sell, rent or trade donor information. Tax ID # 68-0153141.


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