In 1997, as part of a community-wide celebration to honor member Annie Forts, the Moultonboro Lions Club decided to help Ann realize her dream to start a new fund to assist and encourage young people with Down Syndrome. The fund was incorporated in NH as The Annie Forts "UP" Syndrome Fund, Inc. and approved by IRS as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable fund. $50,000 was raised at the celebration.

Over $300,000 has been received in donations to date towards Ann's ultimate goal of $1,000,000. Only interest earned is used to provide enrichment opportunities to persons with Down Syndrome and to help support individuals interested in pursuing a career in Special Education. Since the fund was started in 1997, the awards committee for Annie's Fund has issued financial awards totaling $115,000.

 

February 27, 2002 - Washington, DC
Annie was awarded the Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities. Annie was one of seven recipients chosen from more than 400 nominees.

 NEW: print scholarship and enrichment  applications online!

At the age of 7, Ann began using a crayon to cross out "Down" on the National Down Syndrome Congress Newsletter, and replace it with the word "Up".

Become a supporter of the Annie Forts "UP" Syndrome Fund and make a contribution today.



ANNIE'S FAVORITE
COMMENTS

"I hope to have as many friends as all the stars in the sky.
I think that I am getting
very close to my wish."

"I LOVE MY LIFE!"

Read more Favorite Comments.

Annie with Katie Couric on "The Today Show".
 

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The "UP" Fund has received generous support of donations, time and talent from many of Ann's friends and area businesses. Each year many more people get the "Annie Fever" as the Fund continues to grow and Annie's dream becomes more of a reality.

Dedicated volunteers are enthusiastically working to make Ann's dream come true. Give them your support. JOIN THE TEAM! You will never have a more rewarding and satisfying experience!

- VOLUNTEER YOUR SERVICES - SUPPORT US FINANCIALLY -
- BECOME A LOYAL PATRON -
- TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE "UP" SYNDROME FUND -
- SHARE WITH US THE "ANNIES" IN YOUR LIFE -

Contact any of the Board Members for more information, or to join this great "UP" cause.

 


 
Thank you to Mark Borrin of Preferred Rentals for
donating our monthly meeting space!

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The Annie Forts "UP" Syndrome Fund, Inc.
PO Box 838, Moultonboro, NH  03254
Phone:  (603) 253-9541


"Don't be afraid to try something new. Get involved and don't ever give up!
If you don't try your very best, then you will never know the real joy of success." 
 - Annie Forts -

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