Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Every dollar raised for Within Our Reach will be used to fund the innovative research necessary to find a cure for RA.


It is an exciting time in the history of rheumatoid arthritis research. Recent advancements have brought us to the moment where we can find a cure for RA if we accelerate research NOW.

Through the Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis campaign, we are committing $30 million to fund innovative RA research that is not being done elsewhere, which will impact medical breakthroughs in RA and other rheumatic diseases.

Our Extraordinary Vision Requires Unprecedented Action

To fund this innovative research, it is required that we raise major gifts from a diverse donor base.

Why Entrust Funds to REF?

For more than two decades, REF—the second largest funding source of rheumatology research and training programs in the U.S.—has been renowned as a highly effective medical research organization with remarkable efficiency in directing donor dollars to its mission.

  • Since 1996, the REF has increased its core awards and grants programs by more than $6.6 million.
  • Since 2006, the REF has almost doubled its net assets, allowing it to dedicate more money than ever to the advancement of the field of rheumatology.

FY 2007 Organizational Efficiency

In June 2008, the REF received four out of four stars from Charity Navigator in for exceeding industry standards.

Program Expenses   87.0%
Administrative Expenses   3.8%
Fundraising Expenses   9.1%
Fundraising Efficiency   $0.10
Four-star charity



“My rheumatologist saved my life. I am indebted to the rheumatology community, so I am more than glad that Hunter and I are able to support their efforts to fight and defeat this disease.” - Shirley Enis






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