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2008 annual report
solar cookers international

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executive director's message

congratulations to sci!

january 2008 marked the 20th anniversary of the incorporation of solar cookers international (sci). this organization has evolved from promoting solar box cookers to advocating an effective integrated approach to cooking through use of the solar cooker, the fuel efficient stove and the hay basket or heat retention device. sci kenya offices now have all these items on display, along with a simple solar light that can be charged during the day and used after the sun goes down.

prior to the anniversary date, sci and jewish world watch took part in an evaluation of the solar cooker project, which we supported, in refugee camps in chad; the project was developed by kozon, a netherlands based ngo. it is gratifying to know that women are able to reduce dangerous forays for fuel outside of the camps because of the introduction of the solar cooker.

the first sci safe water project was also implemented in this anniversary year through the generosity of the goldman fund. this project incorporates the use of water testing for e. coli, the solar cooker for cooking and water pasteurization along with safe water storage. it is a pleasure to see that children under five can operate the valve on the clay storage container to get a cool and safe glass of water.

the expanded efforts of sci are also evident in the two web sites, and, as well as in the work of our advocates promoting closer collaboration with un agencies such as who and un habitat. thank you to all of the generous supporters of sci worldwide and we look forward to the next twenty years of this vital organization working to help make lives better!

patrick t. widner
sci executive director

distinguished people

board of directors (2007 / 2008)

jack blanks patt hull robert metcalf
dick cochran joseph huma virginie mitchem
john collentine sotiris kolokotronis james moose
sue corbett edye kuyper michael mora
louis grivetti arline j. lederman gabriele simbriger-williams
joyce hightower patricia mcardle dawit tadesse

sci major donors

shine on! sponsors

linda bell linda & gerald hayward virginia & jim moose
rick bettis patt & tupper hull james moose & kirstie wilson
bob dreizler, chartered financial consultant gary & gayle hursh alta & del tura
donald coan & barbara jodry bob & mary beth metcalf councilman ray tretheway
  life stewards

beth & steve bangert

fred & alice stanback

the international foundation

beverly & george blum


mtv networks

mr. & mrs. mark cotham

gill dunn

richard & rhoda goldman fund

drs. james & nancy joye

greater kansas city community foundation

robert h. & janet s. fleisher foundation

bob & mary beth metcalf

the hesed fund

jill schaefer decou 1994 trust

  gold benefactors
weston & jeannette anderson burnett & mimi miller community foundation of greater memphis
valerie anderson virginie & john mitchem cornell university foundation
doris beard, phd jim & virginia moose dora freedman levit fund for people
ann bennett joan myers dwelle family foundation
prof. edith borie chris & jeanette phelps norma & ernie seigler family foundation
robert & irene brown dr. & mrs. stephen & lucila plank anonymous
mr. & mrs. john cahill john & mary ann roche dr. & mrs. charles fischer
alan l. chung alarik a. rosenlund first evangelical lutheran church, ia
don & nancy crosby dr. & mrs. robert safran first unitarian church of wilmington, de
judy & jack cunningham david schwartz fischer family fund
camille dull clark & eleanor shimeall industrial valco
gil ewing doran e. smout isadore & sadie dorin foundation
karol a. foss bill sperber, phd jewish communal fund
robert & chandra friese frances w. stevenson mr. & mrs. george kinkle, iii
frank & clare gallardo jean w. stevenson louise arnold maddux environmental foundation
louis & georgette grivetti dr. & mrs. michael & sachiko sugawara mark iii engineering contractors
christopher gronbeck rob tyrrell markmakers foundation, inc.
elizabeth hagens lou watson pershing charitable trust
carlyn halde jody zaitlin rev. samuel l. edwards
mr. & mrs. robert halliday donald coan & barbara jodry remote productions, inc.
patricia & tom hallquist arline j. lederman & edward friedman remy, thomas, moose & manly
mary & blair hankins rick palkovic & jamie knapp larry rockefeller
joseph r. heller, phd marc rosenbaum & jill de la hunt sarasota manatee jewish federation
kathlene holser james moose & kirstie wilson sarmento family charitable trust
patt & tupper hull agnes gund & daniel shapiro tom & phyllis hammer, shasta linen supply, inc.
sonja f. jones christine laney & jeffrey herrick the hein & beverly rusen foundation
jean korleski leslie kleinfeld & jon lockert the grace jones richardsontrust
eleanor p. laubly jonathan slater & barbara schecter the machiah foundation
barbara leighton, md a better world fund tierra oil company
eunice mahler bozeman united methodist church rev. o�shaugnessy banks
cynthia rosequist mccoy calvert social investment foundation world without borders
kent mein
  silver benefactors
david & elizabeth anderson carl r. heinlen steve toby
florence antablin dennis holz p.t. vajda
joseph & virginia audia natalie houghton esther wanning
beverly & chuck barnes gwen & dick houk joan wilkes
lucy & dave bauer gary & gayle hursh george & lucille wilson
john beeler jean jackson virginia zapp
ann s. bissell miriam & william jencks ruth holton-hodson
jack blanks ellen jensen judy wilber & bob miller
sa boothroyd gary & manuna klein mary ann reihman & craig clark
keith brinton matt klicka jane hiatt & dr. robert pearl
allan & marilyn brown edye kuyper dorene matney & gary estes
john & jean burton barbara e. lapp mary s. wagner & mark klein
lynn chiapella luther & cathy jo leake patricia burbank & michael kilgroe
barbara & william chinitz mr. & mrs. c. & m. leith cate mcguire & mike smith
katherine s. dannenberg andrea lewis tim wennrich & jessica griffiths
marianne davis joe mccabe john hunt & teresa clayton
devon dickenson susan mcclatchy carol dulmage & yasha susoeff
dr. ruth m. & charles dow helen mckenna 2mn engineering
daniel drake kathleen & p.h. moore city of sacramento
cecily a. drucker mike morton ann sutherland & s. king, craft co-op of the northwest
lisa esherick r. ian murray first baptist church of lexington
don & nan faith genevieve brennan nauman first congregational ucc, sarasota
tony fielek john & joyce nicholas jewish federation of metropolitan chicago
thomas gangloff nadia niedzielska elsa, sherry & robert cole, kerr-cole enterprises
helen giambruni mark niehaus perforce foundation
dr. nancy gibbs christopher o�connor rca community fund
phillip ginsberg martha h. oehler leslee burnett
dr. christina gore, dmd patricia padgett-rogers seba international, llc
jonathan & shelah graiwer john parker sidwell friends school
robert j. greensfelder peter rogen debbie silveira
dan hafeman don roth sisters of st. francis
peter & gretchen haight r.h. & dorothy ruby michael mora
ron hansen nathan a. russo st. andrews episcopal mission
robin hansen fredricka & ben shapiro st. james parish
lila g. harman jacob sigg st. michael�s episcopal church
joan harrison derek & stephanie smith susan bury & david stauffer, stauffer bury, inc.
cary & gary hart sally ann stein stevenson school
linda & gerald hayward william & shareall stillwater thomas & sally coyle, coyle foundation
friederike heidger donald & betty stone wellesley monthly meeting of friends
hildegarde heidt john & andrea thomas

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






service fees 6,251
sales (gross profit) 67,109
donated goods and services 25,103
other 753




international programs


education resources




humanitarian assistance 25,050
resource development 126,051








investments 35,691
grants receivable


equipment and vehicles

inventories for sale 26,802







net assets 06/30/08


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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