The Braille Monitor                                                                                               April, 2002

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Three cakes are pictured here, each bearing one of the three exciting words, "Eighteen Million Dollars"

February 28, 2002, will go down in Federation history as the day we could officially announce that we have met our goal of raising eighteen million dollars toward building the National Research and Training Institute for the Blind. The National Center staff took time out of another busy day to celebrate this impressive victory. Three sheet cakes are pictured here, each bearing one of the three exciting words, "Eighteen Million Dollars." Now the demanding work of fund raising continues since we have already experienced construction cost overruns. Then, of course, there is the challenge of meeting Institute operating expenses. But Thursday, February 28, was a day to savor our long-anticipated victory.

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