- Organization Name:1 Million 4 Anna Foundation
- Address:15301 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
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Our formal mission statement: "Our mission is to eradicate Ewing sarcoma. We will remain vigilant to the needs of suffering adolescents and their families. We will provide university scholarships for students who have battled, or continue to battle the disease. We will fund Ewing sarcoma research. Our commitment is to empower cancer survivors in varying stages of their journeys through identification, education, and eradication."
The internal purpose of 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation is "To win the fight against Ewing sarcoma today, tomorrow, and until it's gone." Today: Assist families and warriors with monetary donations and spirit-lifting gifts. Share gifts with all teenage cancer warriors through Anna's Closets. Tomorrow: Award scholarships to Ewing sarcoma warriors and survivors. Until It's Gone: Fund promising Ewing sarcoma research with the help of our Medical Advisory Board.
Our foundation is led by Carol Basso, Anna's Mom, the Managing Director. A Board of Directors advises and helps implement processes, programs, and assists fundraising efforts. Our Financial Advisory Team includes a corporate CFO and two accountants. We file 990s every year, and completed an outside audit for 2014 financials. We are scheduled to audit 2015 financials in June of 2016. A member of our Finance Team maintains Quick Books, and provides monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports.
We formed an Executive Board in 2014 to guide our growth and assist with annual planning and goal setting. The Exec Board consists of three retirees with a vast amount of experience in start-up and corporate development, business planning, leadership, and finance.
We have a Legal Advisory Team, a Fundraising/Event Planning Team, a Communications/Social Media team, Anna's Angels, and the Float On Team (teenagers).
Our organization is 99% volunteer driven. Starting in 2015, we have periodically paid a part-time intern to help with administration and event planning. That is our only paid employee.
Our Board of Directors meets monthly. Our Executive Board joins us quarterly. In January, a budget is established based on the previous year's results. The past three years, we have moved half of our money to a Charles Schwab account to insure sustainability. The other half is divided and budgeted for the three parts of our mission: 60% funds our research grants, 30% funds our scholarship program, and 10% funds our "today" piece - helping families and supporting teen warriors through Anna's Closets.
The majority of our donations come through fundraising events. In May, we hold a dinner to honor and award our scholarship recipients. In September, we host a two day fundraiser, a Dinner/Auction and a Golf Tournament. In December, we implement a social media campaign, asking for donations of $12.12 on December 12th. We also organized two music festivals which took place in 2013 and 2014.
Anna Basso was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma at age 16. Ewing sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer, primarily affects teenagers and young adults, ages 10-20. Treatment consisted of 5 different chemotherapy drugs administered every two weeks, for 14 rounds. When Anna began treatment, a close friend of the Basso family was determined to help. A website was created, with the goal of having people commit to pray for Anna. Friends and strangers were asked to sign up with a pledge to say a prayer every day at 12:12. The time was selected to align with Romans 12:12, “Be joyful in hope, painful in affliction, faithful in prayer”, a verse chosen by Anna for her cancer fighting journey. As prayers were counted, Anna could see and feel the support, as she bravely battled her cancer. Anna enjoyed five treatment-free months with no evidence of disease from July until November. In November of 2010, Anna’s cancer had returned, and she returned to treatment. She endured more chemotherapy and struggled to attend school. On June 1, 2011, the goal was met, one million prayers had been said on Anna’s behalf, from all over the world. One week later, Anna passed away. It was less than one month after her 18th birthday, and just ten days past her high school graduation.
Anna’s family and friends were determined to continue her fight for her. What was learned during Anna’s fight with Ewing sarcoma was disheartening. There is no set protocol treatment plan for metastasized Ewing sarcoma. The same is true if Ewing sarcoma recurs. There have been only two new chemotherapy drugs approved for use in children and teenagers in the past 20+ years. Only 3-4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget for cancer research is designated for childhood cancers. Metastasized Ewing sarcoma has a survival rate of less than 10%. We could not walk away. We started our foundation to honor Anna and continue her fight for her. Our approval from the IRS came in January of 2012. The structure of the organization, established with volunteers, was in place.
Highlights of 2012, our first year: We held a Launch Party for 200 guests and awarded our first five college scholarships to Ewing sarcoma survivors. We established 7 "Anna's Closets, providing small gifts for teenage cancer patients in children's hospitals. We held our Inaugural Golf Tournament and raised $125,000. In December, we ran a social media campaign and raised nearly $30,000 with donations from 34 states and 3 Canadian provinces.
Highlights of 2013: We held a dinner and awarded 12 college scholarships. We added a Music Festival as a fundraising event. Our golf event grew to a two day event, a dinner/auction and the tournament. We awarded our first research grant for Ewing sarcoma research at UTSouthwestern Medical Center. Our Anna's Closet program added two hospitals.
Highlights of 2014: Three major fundraising events were held again. We awarded 15 college scholarships in May, In September we doubled the size of our golf tournament - people and revenue. Another research grant was awarded to UTSouthwestern. The number of Anna's Closets grew to 12.
Highlights of 2015: 19 college scholarships were awarded, a $30,000 research was awarded to a Ewing sarcoma pre-clinical trial at the Cleveland Clinic, Anna's Closets grew to 13 - with an addition in Chattanooga, TN. We awarded our largest research grant to date ($250,000) to UTSouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas to establish a formal "Ewing Sarcoma Research Program". A team of five incredible physician scientists, with a commitment to drive important new advances in the treatment of Ewing sarcoma, are conducting five integrative Ewing sarcoma projects. This team is one of the largest in the U.S. focused on bringing new, effective, targeted therapies for the treatment of Ewing sarcoma.
In summary - in our first four years - we have donated over $250,000 towards promising Ewing sarcoma research at UTSouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.
We have awarded 51 college scholarships to date - totaling $134,500. This year (2016) we have 26 new applicants and 13 returning students. We hope to reward scholarships to all 39 with the help of some families and other foundations.
We support 14 Anna's Closets (added Utah in March of 2016) in 14 different children's hospitals in Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee and Utah. We We have given support to Ewing sarcoma warriors and their families through monetary donations and spirit lifting packages in 38 different states and 3 Canadian provinces. (approximately 240 gifts and assistance to 60 families to date)
Each year our revenues have increased. At the end of our third year, we celebrated reaching the $1million dollar mark in fundraising!
We are resolute in our commitment to and passion for our mission, as we carry on in 2016.
- Year established:2012
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:United States
- Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
- IRS Section:501(c)(3)
- IRS Subsection:None
Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)
- None specified
Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)
- None specified
Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)
- None specified
IRS Business Master File Information
- Organization Name:1 MILLION 4 ANNA FOUNDATION
- Sort (Secondary) Name:
- Care Of Name:% CAROL R BASSO
- Organization Address:15301 DALLAS PARKWAY
- Organization City:ADDISON
- Organization State:TX
- Organization Zip:75001-4691
- Group Exemption Number:0000
- Subsection Code:03
- Classification Code(s):1, 2
- Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
- Affiliation Code:3
- Ruling Date:December, 1969
- Deductibility Code:1
- Foundation Code:15
- Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
- Activity Code(s):
- Activity Code Desc.(s):
- Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
- Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
- Tax Period:December, 2015
- Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
- Accounting Period:December
- NTEE Code:H123
- Asset Amount:$851,704
- Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
- Income Amount:$554,849
- Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
- 990 Revenue Amount:$437,729
- Last Updated:3/25/2017 6:40:54 pm
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