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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hepatitis B Foundation Receives $21,000 Capacity Building Grant from
The Philadelphia Foundation

DOYLESTOWN, PA (December 6, 2007) – The Hepatitis B Foundation recently received a $21,000 capacity building grant from the Walter E. Hering Fund #2 and the Henry N. Stephens and Georgie Ruth Stephens Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation to support the strategic development of its institutional advancement goals. The announcement of the grant was made by R. Andrew Swinney, President of The Philadelphia Foundation, whose Board of Managers approved the grant in fall 2007.

According to Joan Block, Executive Director of the Hepatitis B Foundation headquartered in Bucks County, Pa., “The grant provides needed funds to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to help manage the exciting growth and development of the Hepatitis B Foundation and its current programs.”

The Hepatitis B Foundation was founded in 1991 in New Hope, Pa., in response to a young family affected by hepatitis B, the world’s most common, serious liver infection. In 15 short years, the Foundation has grown from a kitchen grassroots effort into a professional organization with a global reach. Through its dedicated website and outreach services, millions of lives have been touched. Additionally, hope is being brought to the 400 million people who suffer from chronic hepatitis B worldwide through its research institute focused on finding a cure.

About the Hepatitis B Foundation
The Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected with hepatitis B worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. The Foundation is located in the new Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, which it created to expand and accelerate its research mission. For more information, visit www.hepb.org or call (215) 489-4900.

About The Philadelphia Foundation
As Southeastern Pennsylvania’s primary provider of philanthropic services, The Philadelphia Foundation manages more than 750 charitable funds established by caring families who want to give something back to their community. Revenue generated from these funds provides grants and scholarships to over 1,000 cultural, educational and humanitarian programs, exactly as the donors intend. For more information, visit www.philafound.org/index.cfm.

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