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Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation (Sun Protection Foundation Inc.)

 10 Tupelo Drive, c/o Maryellen Maguire-Eisen
 Hingham, MA 02043
[P] (781) 875-1773
[F] (781) 875-1773
melanomaprevention.org
[email protected]
Maryellen Maguire-Eisen
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INCORPORATED: 2003
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EIN 51-0476866

LAST UPDATED: 07/09/2015
Organization DBA Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to teach children and their caretakers safe and proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

Our aim is to reduce the incidence and impact of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, on families and society. 

Our goal is to prevent skin cancer one child at a time.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to teach children and their caretakers safe and proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

Our aim is to reduce the incidence and impact of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, on families and society. 

Our goal is to prevent skin cancer one child at a time.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $113,450.00
Projected Expense $69,140.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Glenna's Gift Video Project
  • Professional Education
  • SunAWARE
  • SunAWARE at Sea

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Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to teach children and their caretakers safe and proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

Our aim is to reduce the incidence and impact of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, on families and society. 

Our goal is to prevent skin cancer one child at a time.

Background Statement

The Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation (CMPF) is a non-profit educational foundation established in 2003 to deliver a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to children in Massachusetts.

The Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation was created to aggressively focus attention on the need to teach "prevention" or "sun protection" to children, and their caregivers. Our Foundation recognizes that the world can be a frightening enough place without making the sun an enemy. We wanted to teach children simple ways that they could protect themselves from the adverse effects of overexposure to Ultraviolet rays.

Our Foundation developed its SunAWARE Program to help individuals identify environmental factors that contribute to sun damage, while at the same time exploring inherent and acquired risk factors that contribute to an individual's risk for skin cancer.

The Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation has three specific goals:

  • To increase a child's knowledge about the risks of excessive ultraviolet exposure from both sunlight and indoor tanning.
  • To encourage children to practice SunAWARE behaviors.
  • To reduce the incidence of skin cancer in every segment of our society.

"The tools that this organization has provided have been wonderful in illustrating the invisible UV radiation present in our environment." Megan Coneys, Teacher, 5th grade, Derby Academy, Hingham, Massachusetts

The founder of the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation, Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, has been an oncology nurse for twenty-five years. While working at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, she decided to specialize in skin oncology. She trained as a nurse practitioner, focusing on the prevention and early detection of skin cancer. Ms. Maguire-Eisen is acutely aware of the terrible impact of skin cancer on patients and their families. She has cared for many people struggling with the life threatening diagnosis of malignant melanoma, and provided terminal care to patients with both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Ms. Maguire-Eisen is determined to reduce the risk of this preventable disease in children by providing educational programs that inform children, parents and teachers about the risks of overexposure to the sun's UV rays.

"One parent told me that she knew that her daughter had gotten the message when sunscreen was the first item that she packed for her family vacation." Sherri Nichols RN, School Nurse, Holy Family School in Rockland, Massachusetts.
 

To achieve our sun safe vision, the Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation has developed a specific, tactical, sun safety program that is targeted at school children from pre-k through twelfth grade. This activist, in classroom approach, is called the SunAWARE program

 


Impact Statement

Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation (CMPF) provides a skin cancer prevention curriculum, SunAWARE, for no fee directly to thousands of children and their caretakers annually, and has done so for the past ten years.  The SunAWARE curriculum was developed according to Massachusetts Educational Frameworks to demonstrate time on learning. This multi-level curriculum (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) is available for free download on our website for teachers to implement anywhere. CMPF staff provides professional education nationally to over 1,000 teachers, nurses, coaches, daycare and preschool personnel annually. We have mentored nurses in both education and research initiatives as well as trained residents at Boston University’s Department of Dermatology on the use of a skin analyzer in prevention education. We planned and delivered skin cancer prevention education at the Boston Medical Center Health Expo reaching over 10,000 adults and children in 2013. 

Through our partnerships with the Dermatology Nurses' Association, US SAILING, Boston University School of Medicine, National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention, Oncology Nursing Society, Shade Foundation, Melanoma Foundation of New England, and others we have significantly expanded our outreach efforts to children and professionals nationally.

In 2013, we published two referenced articles in the Seminar in Oncology Nursing Skin Cancer edition.

In 2011, we forged a formal collaboration with US SAILING working together on educational symposia at local and national events, publishing an online children's book, Danger at Graves Light, and created a Don't Fry Day educational flier for their members and sailing clubs.  CMPF is a feature contributor for the US SAILING magazine, OptiNews, providing five articles annually distributed to over 3,000 members and dialing clubs nationally.

Other accomplishments include the publication of three children’s books, Braveheart Saves the Dawn, Pretty Prom and Lake Vacation.  The later two won the American Academy of Dermatology’s Gold Triangle Award in 2009.  We have been featured on CBS News Boston, CBS News Philadelphia, and ABC News New York regarding our SunAWARE initiatives.

The SunAWARE Program is designed to promote our mission to teach children and their caretakers about skin cancer prevention. This program is based upon the SunAWARE acronym that includes five easy action steps for prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight, seek shade, and never indoor tan.

Wear sun protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses year-round.

Apply recommended amounts of broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sunburn protection factor (SPF) ≥ 30 to all exposed skin and reapply every two hours, or as needed.

Routinely examine your whole body for changes in your skin and report suspicious changes to a parent or healthcare provider.

Educate your family and community about the need to be SunAWARE.


Needs Statement

 In alignment with our strategic plan, additional funding is currently needed to hire administrative staff, and teachers as well as to support the production of program tools, publishing, printing, and consulting, so that we can continue to:

  • Further our mission
  • Expand our educational programs and outreach efforts
  • Ensure a robust administrative infrastructure to support the organization and its mission.  

We are presently searching for two additional part-time health educators to expand our local program as short term goals .

We are currently reviewing an opportunity to expand our SunAWARE Curriculum to Florida.

 In 2014, we will be embarking on a capital campaign to raise funds to relocate offices to a larger more accessible location as part of our 3 year strategic plan.


CEO Statement

For more than 30 years, I have cared for cancer patients as an oncology nurse at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, South Shore Hospice in Braintree and the VA Hospital in New York.  As a nurse I was always particularly disturbed by the death of patients from melanoma, especially as I knew that skin cancer is both preventable and easily recognizable with the proper education and treatment.  

With one person dying every 45 minutes from skin cancer I felt compelled to use my expertise and professional connections to educate children about sun protection and skin cancer prevention in the hope that we could prevent the disease before it even started.  This led me to found the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation in 2003. 

We have an active and strong board of directors that is deeply committed to our mission, as they themselves have been directly impacted by the disease, but have survived to “tell the tale”.  

In addition, our Advisory Board is comprised of experts in the field of medicine, nursing, education, public health, finance, law, among other fields.

In-kind donations of professional services have been provided by our bookkeeper, accountant, webmaster and attorney, all of whom help contain costs so that we can focus our efforts and funds to further our mission.  

We have been blessed by the support of wonderful volunteers, supporters and professional partners who have helped us further our mission, as well as expand our awareness, education and outreach efforts worldwide.

Board Chair Statement

Children's Melanoma Foundation is a small non-profit organization with a big mission (and a big heart). We have been able to further our mission and accomplish significant mission related objectives both locally and nationally through our continued strategic utilization of our resources, including financial resources and human resources.  We are aided in our efforts by our stakeholders, including our dedicated volunteers, as well as through strategic collaborations with other organizations. 

As the founder and executive director, I have donated in kind any monetary compensation for my work, as part of my commitment to “prevent skin cancer one child at a time”.  

I also serve as the Board of Directors Chair.  Our goal is to raise additional funds so that we can hire an Executive Director who take charge of our daily operations and help further the mission. This will allow me to more effectively leverage my role as the Board Chair so that I can focus my efforts to ensure that the strategic plan goals are achieved and to lead the organization in to the next decade in an effective, thoughtful and successful manner. 
 
Our strategic plan also includes objectives to further our mission and grow the organization by relocating our office and hiring additional staff.  

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Throughout the United States
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
STATEWIDE
NATIONAL
SOUTHEAST REGION, MA

The Sun Protection Foundation (d/b/a Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation) presently teaches in over 150 schools in Massachusetts.  In addition, we have partnered with the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency's SunWise Program, Boston University Department of Dermatology, Dermatology Nurses' Association, , US SAILING, Massachusetts School Health Institute, South Shore Skin Center, South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection, Shade Foundation, and Women's Dermatology Society to expand and leverage our efforts to educate children and their caretakers, including teachers, nurses, parents, and coaches, locally and nationally, about skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Cancer
  3. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Cancer

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Yes

Programs

Glenna's Gift Video Project

“Glenna’s Gift”  is an anti-tanning video project that includes interviews with a young melanoma patient, discussing both her treatment and her history of an indoor tanning "addiction.".  Tragically, Glenna Kohl succumbed to melanoma at the age of 26.  Because she believed that her melanoma was the result of indoor tanning her comments touched students deeply, especially as she represents their peer group.  Glenna's Gift includes three distinct segments: Glenna sharing her personal struggle, high school students responding to Glenna’s story, and a young dermatologist and college student discussion skin cancer prevention and early detection of melanoma.  We conducted focus groups with students to gauge  the impact and effectiveness of the content and messaging.  The peer-to-peer perspective utilized was received very positively with students commenting that it resembles reality TV and was very believable, as well as having an immediate impact on them. The project was supported by a matching grant from the SALAH FOUNDATION and developed under the direction of an award winning cinematographer, Bruce Lundeen. The foundation is working on a sequel featuring Glenna's family.
Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) College Aged (18-26 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 
The video serves as a discussion starter to educate teens about the serious and sometimes fatal health risks associated with indoor tanning.  Through this discussion, teens are likely to modify their behavior and no longer participate in indoor tanning to protect their health.  In addition, information on the use of self tanners will encourage teens and young adults to avoid indoor tanning.
Program Long-Term Success 
The video serves as a discussion starter to educate teens about the serious and sometimes fatal health risks associated with indoor tanning.  Through this discussion, teens are likely to modify their behavior and abstain from indoor tanning to protect their health. In addition, providing a tutorial on melanoma recognition will provide long-term impact by heightening their awareness regarding the subtleties of melanoma progression on the skin.  The goal is that these signs and symptoms of melanoma will be incorporated into their personal health routine through regular and repeated skin examination over the years.
Program Success Monitored By  We have conducted focus groups with high school and college students to gain input about the impact and effectiveness of the content and messaging.  The number of YouTube hits is indicative of impact and audience size.  Facebook "likes" also provide valuable information about the overall impact and the audience of the video.
Examples of Program Success  Over 1,500 You Tube visits have been recorded since posting this fall.  Once we are back in the classroom marketing the tool we expect increased visitation.

Professional Education

Foundation board members and stakeholders present continuing education programs to nurses, doctors, teachers, coaches, and day care providers annually at statewide and national symposia. This fiscal year, foundation members will present at the American Public Health Association Annual Convention in Boston, Dermatology Nurses Convention as well as at the Disney Institute in Orlando, the  the School Nurses Health Institute in Massachusetts, the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention in Washington DC, etc.
Budget  $5,200.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) College Aged (18-26 years) People/Families of People with Cancer
Program Short-Term Success 
Each year our goal is to increase the number of professionals taught both in didactic sessions as well as in professional publications. In August, 2013 two board members published articles in the Oncology Nursing Society's Seminars in Oncology Nursing Skin Cancer issue. Board members, Maryellen Maguire-Eisen and Krista Rubin, have been recognized by the Dermatology Nurses' Association for their Community Service.  
Program Long-Term Success 
Prevention of melanoma and reduced fatality rates associated with this disease by raising awareness and educating professionals about skin cancer prevention and early detection.
Program Success Monitored By 
Program success is monitored by the number of professionals taught and publications accepted for publication.
Examples of Program Success 
  • Recent publication of "Skin Cancer: A Growing Health Problem for Children" by Maryellen Maguire-Eisen and "Management of Primary Cutaneous and Metastatic Melanoma" by Krista Rubin.
  • CMPF has been invited by Disney employees to present a skin cancer education program at the Swan Hotel in Orlando in Melanoma Awareness month, May.

SunAWARE

This skin cancer prevention educational program is provided, free of charge, to school children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.  CMPF staff along with local dermatologists, nurses, high school students, and volunteers provide classroom presentations that teach children about UV intensity, skin sensitivity, signs and symptoms of sun damage and skin cancer as well as proper sun protection.  UV monitoring and UV reflectance photography are two important innovative technologies used in the program.
Budget  $29,100.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults Females
Program Short-Term Success 
Our research study, "A Sun Protection Community Intervention in Quincy Middle Schools: Insights From the Use of Ultraviolet Photography and Its Impact on Sunburn" demonstrated that our program was highly effective in reducing sunburn incidence in the short term.  However, longer follow up revealed the the educational impact lessened over time.  This demonstrated the importance of providing children with continuous and frequent skin cancer prevention education in multiple ways to significantly impact long term success with sunburn avoidance, as well as long term behavioral change.
Program Long-Term Success 
Over the past decade, we have been able to teach over 250,000 children locally and many others nationally.  In addition, we have reached over 10,000 professionals through continuing education programs and in-service education.
 
Our partnership with other skin cancer prevention organizations nationally has allowed us to leverage our experience exponentially to create effective and insightful tools that are utilized by everyone everywhere.
Program Success Monitored By  Our research study, "A Sun Protection Community Intervention in Quincy Middle Schools: Insights From the Use of Ultraviolet Photography and Its Impact on Sunburn" was a proven indicator that our program success results in increased knowledge and appropriate sun protection behaviors subsequent to participation in our program.  The increasing number of children taught, educational materials developed and long term behavioral change over the last decade are all indicators of our program success.
Examples of Program Success 
We continually receive testimonial letters received from children and their caretakers thanking us for making them SunAWARE, including those below:

Dear Ms. Eisen
I learned a lot from your speech. I did not even know there was a skin cancer called melanoma. I also never knew it grew in moles. I also thought freckles you were born with not from staying in the sun to long. I never use nearly close to 1/2 ounce of sun screen. Now I know to use more. I am also never going to a tanning parlor ever. I will now be on the alert for any changing moles. I will inform my family and friends.
Scott H. - 2008
 

"Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation helps us meet our own cross-curricular goals of promoting wellness through awareness."

Marg Rossi, Nurse Leader
Scituate Public Schools
Scituate, Massachusetts

"I would like to thank you for visiting the students at Center/Sylvester Schools in Hanover. The students and I found the program to be educational, interesting and impacting."

Lori Coburn Wellness Educator Center/Sylvester School Hanover, MA


SunAWARE at Sea

In 2011, CMPF was invited to teach at the US SAILING National Sailing Program Symposium. Our goal was to educate Program Directors and to raise awareness about their responsibility for ensuring proper sun protection among boaters as part of their Safety at Sea programs.   We created two free educational resources, a Don't Fry Day infoflier and a children's book, "Danger at Graves Light." The book was endorsed by US SAILING and features an introduction by Susan Epstein, US SAILING Director. UV meters  are provided free-of-charge to US SAILING boating programs nationally.  We teach at local sailing centers and community events each summer.  The SunAWARE at Sea Program provides young sailors with five easy action steps for prevention and early detection of sun protection and skin cancer prevention. These steps are based on scientifically proven methods known to prevent skin cancer and to promote early detection. We have been invited to contribute five articles annually on sun safety to the OptiNews magazine for distribution to over 3,000 members and sailing clubs. Our goal is to prevent skin cancer, one child at a time!
Budget  $3,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) People/Families of People with Cancer
Program Short-Term Success  CMPF has been able to educate young boaters and counselors locally each year with the endorsement of US SAILING so that they are SunAWARE.
Program Long-Term Success  CMPF has been able to educate program directors nationally in 2011 and 2012 so that they can continue the educational and awareness efforts.    The children's book, "Danger at Graves Light" has been advertised in a US SAILING publication and in press releases.  The book is also being provided to the public at large.
Program Success Monitored By  Program success is measured by the number of program directors, counselors, and young boaters taught annually.
Examples of Program Success  Publication of a children's book, "Danger at Graves Light", endorsed by and marketed by  US SAILING as well as the collaboration on Don't Fry Day, a national day for raising skin cancer awareness among Americans are examples of program success. Betsy Altman, Editor of OptiNews advised us that, "as we reviewed favored content in OptiNews, you information was considered excellent." Being able to reach children and their caregivers through call oration with national organizations is a true indicator of our success.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As CEO, Board President, and Founder I could not be more proud of the accomplishments that our organization has made over the last decade in developing and delivering our SunAWARE Program, along with our other outreach efforts.  My greatest disappointment is that deaths from skin cancer continue to rise in the US.  I know that it will only be when all of the skin cancer prevention stakeholders work together that we will make progression preventing skin cancer.  This is why I work tirelessly to collaborate with other stakeholders. If you have seen anyone die of melanoma you will appreciate just how malignant and devastating this disease truly is to an individual and family.  I know that skin cancer is often not considered to be a "real" cancer but those who think that could not be more wrong.  With 1 out of 5 developing skin cancer and one person dying every 45 minutes we must do all that we can to prevent children from overexposure to UV Rays.  Our goal is to prevent skin cancer one child at a time by by teaching them how to safely enjoy the outdoors.  We believe that sunburns and tanning should become extinct. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Maryellen Maguire-Eisen RN, MSN
CEO Term Start June 2004
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Maryellen Maguire-Eisen RN, MSN is an oncology and dermatology nurse with over thirty years of experience. Ms. Maguire-Eisen is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Boston University, an American Cancer Society Scholar and the winner of multiple service and research awards. Ms. Maguire-Eisen is the founder and Executive Director.  As Executive Director she has acquired additional skills with the help of seminars, consultation, and a business coach.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Community Service Award Dermatology nurses Association 2014
Gold Triangle Award American Academy of Dermatology 2009
President's Award for Service Dermatology Nurses' Association 2009
Nurse Research Award Dermatology Nurses' Association 2008

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

CMPF collaborates with Boston University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, Dermatology Nurses' Association, National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention, Melanoma Foundation of New England, US SAILING, Shade Foundation, SunAWARE.org Foundation, Women's Dermatology Society, South Shore Skin Center, School Nurse Health Institute, and South Shore Hospital Youth Health Connection,

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As CEO, I continuously evaluate opportunities and challenges for growth and development. During our strategic planning session two years ago, our board identified several major challenges impacting our mission: competition for limited donor dollars, a public misconception regarding the severity and potentially deadly consequences of the skin cancer problem, and a limited educational priority due to “time on learning” demands. These challenges were impacting our ability to expand the delivery of our message. We realized that we would need to be even more resourceful in order to further our mission and magnify our impact, both locally and nationally.

Competition for Donor Funds

The most significant challenge to our mission is competition for donor dollars. There are seven non-profit melanoma foundations in Massachusetts competing for grants and donations. CMPF had discussed a potential merger with two other organizations with the intent to merge operations and gain economic efficiency, but were not able to obtain the necessary synergy. However, we have continued forging partnerships with other local and national organizations to further our mission, expand our programs and outreach efforts and to expand our impact geographically.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 8
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Maryellen Maguire-Eisen RN, MSN
Board Chair Company Affiliation Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation
Board Chair Term June 2012 - June 2014
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Sara Mason Ader BSJ, MALD Journalist, Consultant Voting
Dr. Richard Franklin Eisen MD South Shore Skin Center and Spa NonVoting
Ms. Susan Keyes BA, M.Ed. Town Hingham/Hingham High School Voting
Ms. Maryellen Maguire-Eisen RN, MSN Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation Voting
Ms. Krista Rubin RN, MSN, NP Massachusetts General Hospital Voting
Ms. Lori Skinner RN, BSN South Shore Skin Center and Spa Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Mary Barrow SunAWARE Foundation NonVoting
Mr. Robert Hedlund Massachusetts State Senator NonVoting
Mr. Scott Naughton Dermatology Business Consulting NonVoting
Ms. Jane Shanney MED, MSW Woodward School NonVoting
Ms. Marianne Tawa RN, MSN, NP Dana Farber Cancer Institute NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Human Resources / Personnel and Finance and Marketing and Nominating and By-laws
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Public Policy/Advocacy
  • School Impact
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Last year in preparation for our continued growth, the Board of Director's formalized human resources policy and procedures to align with its strategic plan.   As part of this process, we have reviewed current and future positions.  We have hired a consultant/accountant to help strategize with the board to achieve our immediate and long term goals.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $113,450.00
Projected Expense $69,140.00
Form 990s

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $69,093 $26,311 $35,454
Total Expenses $54,179 $41,463 $36,768

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$38,013 -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $19,695 $23,997 $43,845
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $10,888 $2,314 $-8,391
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $497 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $42,188 $31,933 $28,464
Administration Expense $10,206 $9,530 $8,304
Fundraising Expense $1,785 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.28 0.63 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 77% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 3% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $58,714 $44,366 $60,735
Current Assets $54,726 $38,773 $54,905
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $379 $945 $2,162
Total Net Assets $58,335 $43,421 $58,573

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 144.40 41.03 25.40

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

CMPF has been strong financially because we carefully and continually review and monitor our strategic plan, as well as our projects and proposals for mission related impact and appropriateness.  CMPF also develops project budgets, raise funds in accordance with its budget and strategic plan to ensure its success.  

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. Please note, for fiscal year 2012 the Program and Administrative expense data is per the Statement of Functional Expenses page in the FY12 Form 990.

Documents


Other Documents

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Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Our ultimate goal is to foster collaboration among skin cancer prevention stakeholders thereby developing a unified voice in teaching skin cancer prevention thereby reducing the incidence and mortality from skin cancer among Americans.  Our three strategic initiatives are a clear example of our goals.

GOAL 1 – FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT
CMPF
will establish its organizational priorities and raise funds to meet financial goals and objectives.

GOAL 2 – IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT
CMPF
will be change agents focused on raising awareness and addressing societal attitudes and behaviors regarding skin cancer risk and prevention.

GOAL 3 – PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
CMPF
will expand its outreach through online educational programming, networking and strategic collaborations with other organizations..


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Strategies for Financial Development:

  • Create an annual plan to forecast needs for operations and expansion based on goals.
  • Work with the foundation accountant to create annual budgets and financial plans.
  • Enlist the services of an external auditor to review finances and prepare a financial statement.

 

Strategies for Identity Development:

  • Consult with experts in the field of marketing, development, business, healthcare, and education.
  • Review, develop, and revise  promotional and educational media as needed.
  • Identify organizations that provide optimal opportunities for sharing knowledge and experience to influence policy and programs.
  • Utilize talents and expertise of board members to impact all organizational goals.


Strategies for Program Development:

  • Establish clear practice guidelines for SunAWARE educators and independent contractors.
  • Provide support, supervision, and evaluation of program providers.
  • Evaluate program delivery and outcomes.
  • Identify local and national organizations appropriate for presentations and publications.
  • Identify topics of interest to the general public as well as health professionals.

 


3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

CMPF is highly capable of accomplishing its three year strategic plan due to the commitment of an active and involved board of directors, as well as through the support and guidance of experts in the field who provide in-kind professional services. 

The organization has also been fortunate to locate consultants, independent contractors and other stakeholders that augment its activities.  Presently, we have developed a strong network of experts in the field of finance, education, business, law, healthcare, and marketing.

The organization is fiscally solvent with six months of assets available in reserve funds. 

The board reviews and monitors the strategic plan at each quarterly meeting to ensure that present activities and future planning are in alignment with the strategic plan goals. 

The board has approved a Board Agenda Item Form that includes information regarding a proposed any new project that requires the identification of the specific associated strategic goal as well as the economic impact of the project.  The Executive Director or Board member presents the proposed project allowing the board members with clear information for an appropriate discussion prior to voting and approval. 

These actions have been instrumental in keeping the board focused on projects that fulfill the strategic plan and further its mission.

 


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Indicators of progress will vary by goal and strategy.

Indicators of our financial security include:

  • our assets and liabilities
  • ability to achieve organizational goals
  • comprehensive budgeting
  • reliance on experts that consult on business and finance matters. 

Indicators of our identity development include:

  • web presence
  • social media trends
  • professional articles published
  • press coverage
  • number  of books downloaded

Indicators of our program expansion and impact include:

  • number of SunAWARE educational programs provided
  • number of children taught
  • number of program evaluations collected
  • number of available trained SunAWARE educators
  • number of professional lectures provided
  • ability to respond to invitations received to teach both locally and nationally.

 

 


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Indicators of our financial accomplishments include:

  • our assets and liabilities
  • ability to achieve organizational goals
  • comprehensive budgeting
  • reliance on experts that consult on business and finance matters.

We have been able to support our annual budgetary needs, with a reserve for future operations. We haven’t yet raised the additional funds needed to expand our program throughout Massachusetts and into other states.

Indicators of organizational identity accomplishments include:

  • website visits
  • social media recognition
  • professional articles published
  • press coverage
  • electronic SunAWARE books downloaded

We have created effective and insightful educational tools and expanded our social media presence. However, we haven’t yet been able to market our educational tools to the fullest extent so that teachers and children everywhere have ready access to those tools.

   

Indicators of our program expansion accomplishments include:

  • number of SunAWARE educational programs provided
  • number of children taught
  • number of program evaluations collected
  • number of available trained SunAWARE educators
  • number of professional lectures provided
  • ability to respond to invitations received to teach both locally and nationally

 Every year we continue to increase the number of students taught and educational resources available for free to teachers, nurses, and coaches.

We haven’t yet been able to achieve significant and meaningful legislative action which will require mandatory skin cancer prevention education in Massachusetts as well as institute an indoor tanning ban for children less than 18 years old.