Friends & Partners

Demos Medical is pleased to recognize the efforts of Best Buddies , an international nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies has chapters in all 50 of the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Best Buddies.

Demos Medical is also pleased to recognize the efforts of Special Olympics , an international organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics , athletes and the community. Special Olympics.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation (SDRF) is a family foundation based in New York City that began operation in 1995. Their three main areas of activity are: Arts and Culture, Health and Human Services, and Civil Liberty and Social Justice. SDRF's mission is to support innovative efforts to make social organizations and institutions more effective and more responsive to a broad range of human needs. SDRF interests include, but are not limited to: public health and sanitation; education; support for new media; preservation of traditional and local artisans and their economies; AIDS and its effects on society's institutions; and at-risk children and families. Click here to read SDRF's manual, Earthquake Resistant Housing SDRF.