DUFF North America began the year with $8,247.27 and ends with $5,964.27.
The fund took in $1,455 in donations, $1,400 of which was raised during the fan fund auction at the Worldcon. Thank you, fandom!
The fund paid out $3,738 for Clare McDonald-Simís five week visit to the USA as delegate. This is a higher amount than normal due to DUFF being unable to secure her much in the way of accommodations with fans as she traveled; she was obliged to stay in hotels instead. I hope we can do better next time as half the fun of traveling as a delegate is staying with fans. Clare did an amazing job on her trip and created a lot of goodwill between our fandoms.
Thank you to everyone who donated time, energy and money to DUFF NA in 2016.
Lucy Huntzinger (DUFF 1987)