• Fiscal Year 2008–09 was a challenging year. Donations decreased by eight percent. In large measure, this was the result of a reduction in bequests, included in donation income, after an historic high in FY 2007–08. Despite the downturn almost all of our donors honored their commitments to our FY 2008–09 programs. Donations from individuals actually rose, although multi-year pledges from some foundations and corporations declined.