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

 75 Washington Street
 Norwell, MA 02061
[P] (781) 875-1773
[F] --
melanomaprevention.org
[email protected]
Maryellen Maguire-Eisen
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INCORPORATED: 2003
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EIN 51-0476866

LAST UPDATED: 11/27/2017
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 prevent skin cancer one child at a time through education and advocacy.

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

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prevent skin cancer one child at a time through education and advocacy.

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

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $200,000.00
Projected Expense $190,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Boston Harbor Now
  • Professional Education
  • Skin Cancer Prevention Advocacy Campaign
  • SunAWARE

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Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prevent skin cancer one child at a time through education and advocacy.

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

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

Our SunAWARE Program has been expanded both in schools and the community allowing us to reach thousands more with our prevention message. The SunAWARE National Curriculum aims to 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 photography are two important innovative technologies used in the program.  The program is provided, free of charge, to children in grades K-12, faculty, school nurses, parents, and coaches.  We have increased our program delivery by 20% each year with over 90% of our schools rebooking the program.

Collaboration and partnership continues to be a focus. In 2017 we launched a Boston Harbor Island’s SunAWARE Project that included training staff, and six on-site educational programs for visitors that also included the distribution of a program bookmark and sunscreen. Perkins School for the Blind partnered with us by providing two Summer Interns who provided information and sunscreen to visitors on Spectacle Island daily for six weeks. Together, we reached thousands of staff, campers, and visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands. Between our school and community programs we reach over 100,000 children and adults each year with our SunAWARE message.

Advocating for laws that protect children from sun damage is a primary goal. CMPF was instrumental in the passing of the indoor tanning ban for children under 18 in MA. In 2017 staff member, Maura Flynn, introduced legislation along with Senator Jamie Eldridge & Patrick O'Connor to allow children to bring sunscreen to school. In addition, CMPF successfully petitioned Governor Baker to officially proclaim Don’t Fry Day in Massachusetts. CMPF has proudly received multiple citations from Senators and Congressman for our work in advocacy and education.

 
 


Needs Statement

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

  • Further our mission
  • Expand program delivery and foster strategic partnerships
  • Ensure strong leadership to support continuity, growth, and engagement  

As part of our Leadership Goals within our Strategic Plan, in 2017 we created the Assistant Executive Director position. We will bring on additional leadership roles as funding allows.

We are currently embarking on a Capital Campaign to raise funds to relocate offices to a larger, more accessible location as part of our strategic plan.

The Program Development initiative of our Strategic Plan directs us to continue to develop ways to expand program delivery through our strategic partners. 

 


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. In addition, our Advisory Council 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 advocacy 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 takes 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

Boston Harbor Now

In 2017, CMPF fostered a new partnership with the National Park Service, Dept of Conservation and Recreation and Boston Harbor Now to educate staff, visitors and campers about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The SunAWARE on Boston Harbor Islands Initiative included onsite educational programs for their outdoor workers, local residents and tourists. Trade size sunscreen were provided by Neutrogena and distributed along with an educational handout that included SunAWARE action steps. CMPF and park staff along with Summer Interns from Perkins School for the Blind raised awareness by providing information about UV intensity, proper sun protection, and on six occasions skin analysis using a specialized UV camera. In addition, CMPF provided educational resources and training for the Discovery Camp Counselors who bring 500 inner-city children to the islands each season. Together we reached well over 10,000 people last Summer with our SunAWARE message.


Budget  10,000
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  CMPF partnered with Boston Harbor Now in 2017 providing weeks of onsite programming reaching over 10,000 residents, tourists, and visitors.
Program Long-Term Success 

In 2014, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a “Call to Action (CTA)” to educate Americans about UV intensity to prevent skin cancer. This public health mandate was issued because skin cancer is increasing faster than any other cancer and one American dies every 45 minutes from the disease.

The long term success will depend upon the ability to obtain funding to support this very valuable community program. 


Program Success Monitored By  Program success was measured by the number SunAWARE resources & sunscreens given out, staff commentary on behavior changes, and people reached.
Examples of Program Success 

“As with the first training this session- you knocked it out of the park! When the staff members in training were asked ‘What did you enjoy most about today’s training?’ 70% of participants said that they liked the SunAWARE Program and UV camera check up the best. Staff also commented that they were applying more sunscreen than they had, reapplying sunscreen more frequently, and others said they now consider it part of their Personal Protective Equipment! Thanks so much for your SunAWARE Program, your time and the Children’s Melanoma Foundations’ generous offering of Neutrogena sunscreen to the park staff and our many visitors on the Boston Harbor Islands. Keep up the great work and I look forward to working with you the rest of the season.” Deni Sarno Bucca, Regional Director, Boston Harbor Islands Division Of State Parks and Recreation Conservation and Recreation.

“Thank you for all of your hard work this season – it has been a wonderful partnership!” Susan Kane, District Manager Department Of Conservation and Recreation.

Professional Education

Foundation board members, advisory council members and staff present continuing education programs to nurses, doctors, teachers, coaches, and day care providers annually at statewide and national symposia. This year, CMPF was recognized by the Center for Disease Control in their progress report on the Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer for our Partners in Prevention program which educates dermatology, public health, school, and oncology nurses.
 
In 2016, CMPF coauthored a peer reviewed article along with the lead epidemiologist of the Center for Disease Control in the Seminars for Oncology Nursing Issue. 
Budget  10,000
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served Adults Females Males
Program Short-Term Success 
We partnered with MA public health nurses and the Dermatology Nurses Association to initiate a "Watch Your Back" campaign. Campaign posters were distributed throughout the state to public health nurses and national to dermatology nurses.
 
We are educating health care professionals on the importance of skin cancer detection and early diagnosis of melanoma to save lives. 
Program Long-Term Success 
State and national melanoma statistics will be an indicator of long term success.
Program Success Monitored By 
Program success is monitored by the number of professionals taught and resources distributed locally and nationally.
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.
  • Featured in the CDC 2017 Progress Report.

Skin Cancer Prevention Advocacy Campaign

Our mission has expanded over the years to include advocacy. To that end, we were instrumental in advocating for the indoor tanning ban for minors and have acquired multiple proclamations from Governor Baker and citations from legislators. With the help of our Advisory Council, including Massachusetts State Representative Kate Hogan, we've been able to introduce the Sunucate Bill that would allow children to bring sunscreen to school.
Budget  10,000
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Females
Program Short-Term Success 
  • Children in the state of Massachusetts are no longer permitted to legally indoor tan under the age of 18.
  • Governor Baker signed a proclamation to proclaim the Friday before Memorial Day as Don't Fry Day at our bequest.
  • Maura Flynn, CMPF Advocacy Coordinator, co-sponsored Sunucate legislation S229 and H2055 int he Massachusetts State House.
Program Long-Term Success 
The long term successes is that there will be a reduction of melanoma among young American women as a result of the tanning ban.
Program Success Monitored By  State health data cancer statistics will monitor these result.
Examples of Program Success  The Indoor Tanning Association disbanded in 2017.

SunAWARE

Our SunAWARE school curriculum is based on five action steps: Avoid unprotected UV exposure and never indoor tan, Wear sun protection clothing, Apply adequate amounts of SPF 30+ sunscreen, Routinely examine your skin for changes, and Educate others. The SunAWARE acronym incorporates both sun protection and skin cancer detection components. The curriculum meets or exceeds the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and National Common Core Standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. There are four academic levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 with lesson plans, evaluation tools, and additional resources. We prevent skin cancer one child at a time by providing our curriculum and resources at no charge. The SunAWARE curriculum is easily replicated and adapted with clear goals and objectives, as well as lesson sequence, supporting material, special needs adaptations, extensions, co-curricular links, teacher resources, and evaluation materials. Additional resources are available, for more information contact the foundation.

Budget  50,000
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults Families
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 
Since inception, we have been able to teach over 1,000,000 children and the people who care for them. In addition, we have reached over 10,000 health 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 
CMPF has developed a SunAWARE Curriculum that meets or exceeds the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, the National Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Trained staff utilizes UV reflectance photography in the classroom to illustrate sun damage (freckles, moles, tanning) and proper sunscreen application (total coverage without missed areas including hairline, eyelids, ears, neck, etc.). Students rate the use of UV photography highly in terms of interest and impact. The curriculum and some companion resources are available free-of-charge to educators worldwide. Other innovative and interactive tools include a UV sensitive Frisbee, meters, apps, and a UV bracelet craft kit. Companion educational resources include an anti-tanning video and free downloadable children’s books.

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

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Erin Presutti Assistant Executive Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Don't Fry Day Awareness National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention 2017
Finalist for Excellence Award in Advocacy Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2016
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

In 2017, CMPF fostered a new partnership with the National Park Service, Dept of Conservation and Recreation and Boston Harbor Now to educate staff, visitors and campers about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The SunAWARE on Boston Harbor Islands Initiative included onsite educational programs for their outdoor workers, local residents and tourists. Trade size sunscreen were provided by Neutrogena and distributed along with an educational handout that included SunAWARE action steps. CMPF and park staff along with Summer Interns from Perkins School for the Blind raised awareness by providing information about UV intensity, proper sun protection, and on six occasions skin analysis using a specialized UV camera. In addition, CMPF provided educational resources and training for the Discovery Camp Counselors who bring 500 inner-city children to the islands each season. Together we reached well over 10,000 people last Summer with our SunAWARE message.

CMPF is the only foundation, in the U.S., solely committed to teaching skin cancer prevention to children. Over the past 13 years, we have been able to directly reach well over one million children and thousands of adults with our SunAWARE message. We have not done this alone but rather with the help of other organizations, including nursing groups, small and large foundations, state agencies, and local hospitals who understand our mission and want to help promote it.

We would like to first off recognize our nursing colleagues for their help and support. Dermatology, public health, school, and oncology nurses have all worked with us to spread the word about the importance of skin cancer prevention for children. The Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) has led the way by endorsing our SunAWARE acronym in 2007 and our SunAWARE National Curriculum in 2016. Together we have raised awareness through community education and joint fundraising efforts. In 2017, the Center for Disease Control recognized CMPF for partnering with public health nurses in Massachusetts to promote the Suregoen General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. Together we launched a "Watch Your Back" campaign to educate the public about the signs and symptoms of melanoma skin cancer.

Our work with the public health nurses has been both at a national and local level. CMPF presented at the American Public Health Association conventions in 2013 and 2014. At the first convention we shared our novel approach to utilizing teens in the creation of an anti-tanning viedeo, Glenna's Gift, and then the following year the video was featured in their International Film Festival. Locally, we have held regional workshops to raise awareness and promote collaboration to join forces in educating residents in their communities. We have provided local workshops for school and oncology nurses, as well as published multiple peer-reviewed articles in the nursing literature.

For our SunAWARE at Sea Program, we partnered with US SAILING to provide presentations and resources for administrators, instructors, coaches, and children. In 2017, we partnered with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Boston Harbor Now, and the National Park Service to provide programs for staff, campers, and visitors, as well as to provide sunscreen and educational materials to reinforce our SunAWARE message.

Other prevention partners include the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention, Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers, Melanoma Action Coalition, Boston University’s Department of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatology Society, South Shore Skin Center, Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network (BCCNS), and the Montana’s Division of Cancer Control. In 2017, CMPF was recognized in 1st place for their Don't Fry Day initiative by the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention. They won this contest because their DFD activities reached more people than any other Council member. Our activities included advocating for a Proclamation by Governor Baker to recognize this national day of skin cancer awarenss, marketing the program with a digital billboard that reached over 1 million commuters, and delivering local programs to one thousand children and adults. We have partnered with all of these organizations by providing programs, support, and free resources to expand our reach. Please check out our website to learn more about our program, resources, partners, and upcoming events. Resources include a K-12 curriculum, lesson plans, infofliers, bookmarks, children’s books, an anti-tanning and sunscreen dance videos, and multiple professional publications.

As a small organization we rely on our partners to help us expand our reach to fullfill our mission to prevent skin cancer one child at a time through education and advocacy. These stakeholders are truly our partners in prevention and we recognize all of them for their help in building our program and educating Americans about skin cancer prevention.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As CEO, I continuously evaluate opportunities and challenges for growth and development. Our board has 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. To that end, we have recruited new board members with experience in finance, development, sales, and social media to further promote our mission.

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 continues to forge 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 3
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
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 2016 - June 2018
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
Mr. Anthony Drapos Aurora Diagnostics Voting
Dr. Richard Franklin Eisen MD South Shore Skin Center and Spa NonVoting
Ms. Maryellen Maguire-Eisen RN, MSN Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation Voting
Mr. Gus Naughton GE Digital Voting
Mr. John Ripple MBA Business Consultant Voting
Ms. Lori Skinner RN, BSN South Shore Skin Center and Spa Voting
Dr. Jeremy Warhaftig MD South SHore Medical Center 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. Renee Banks Student NonVoting
Ms. Tori Carpenter Student NonVoting
Representative Kate Hogan State Representative NonVoting
Ms. Susan Keyes BA, M.Ed Hingham School System NonVoting
Ms. Clair Lombardo BS, M.Ed Sacred Heart School NonVoting
Mr. Scott Naughton Entrepenaur NonVoting
Ms. Linda Redding Silver Lake High School NonVoting
Ms. Krista Rubin MS, RN, FNP-BC Mass General Hospital NonVoting
Ms. Susan Sarni MPH Town of Hingham NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 5
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 100%
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

With the help of a consultant, the CMPF Executive Board and Advisory Council continues to grow. Our Board is active and engaged, they have been instrumental in the strategic planning process, program delivery, advocacy and development.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $200,000.00
Projected Expense $190,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

2008 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $101,455 $71,181 $51,645
Total Expenses $94,313 $47,986 $42,652

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions $88,447 $61,177 $42,904
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $0 $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $0 $0 $0
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $12,614 $9,501 $8,741
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $394 $503 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $52,544 $25,344 $24,683
Administration Expense $26,807 $22,215 $17,703
Fundraising Expense $14,962 $427 $266
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.08 1.48 1.21
Program Expense/Total Expenses 56% 53% 58%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 15% 1% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $98,554 $91,673 $67,853
Current Assets $96,108 $88,434 $65,333
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $938 $1,167 $525
Total Net Assets $97,616 $90,506 $67,328

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose

Goal: The board approved a capital campaign to raise $100,000 additional funds in support of a new corporate office. This support and space will promote organizational growth including the provision of corporate space to house additional administrative and teaching staff.

Campaign Goal $100,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Aug 2017 - July 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $15,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 102.46 75.78 124.44

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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. 

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 main goal is to reduce the incidence of skin cancer through education and advocacy  We will do this through our Strategic Plan for 2017-20 which has identified three main goals which will strengthen our leadership, manage our growth, and increase our reach through programs and advocacy. Our three strategic initiatives are a clear example of these goals.


GOAL 1-LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: CMPF will continue to build, strengthen and diversify its leadership to further its mission, support its programs and grow the organization to ensure continuity, growth and engagement.

GOAL 2-ORGANIZATIONAL & FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT: CMPF will ensure that the organization will be able to manage its growth and adapt to the ever-changing nonprofit sector environment. CMPF will ensure the organization fulfills its fiduciary responsibility to its constituents, partners and funders, as well as to fully comply in respect to all government rules and regulations.

GOAL 3 - PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: CMPF will continue to further its mission, expand program delivery, and foster strategic partnerships to prevent skin cancer one child at a time through education and advocacy.



2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Strategies for Leadership Development: CMPF will grow and strengthen the Executive Board to further its mission, as well as to ensure that it is representative of their constituents and the geographic areas served. CMPF will build and strengthen a formal Advisory Council to support the Executive Board as well as assist in programs & projects. CMPF will develop a formal succession plan for the Executive Director.

Strategies for Organizational & Financial Development: CMPF will develop an operational plan that will support the mission, programs and future growth and financial needs. CMPF will develop an organizational emergency operation plan.

Strategies for Program Development: CMPF will strengthen and expand its SunAWARE brand throughout all programs and platforms. CMPF will expand SunAWARE education locally, nationally, and globally. CMPF will advocate for laws and policies that protect children from overexposure to UV radiation and to respond to the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.



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 leadership development include:

  • strong and balanced board 
  • implement a formal selection process
  • track and recognize board and council contributions of time, talent & treasure
  • create a succession plan with staff hired as needed

Indicators of our organizational & financial development include:

  • develop and formalize an operational plan for proposed expansion
  • develop and formalize a development plan to meet current & projected needs
  • attract new corporate sponsors

Indicators of our program development include:

  • develop consistent branding
  • develop and formalize a social media plan & recruit social media partners
  • adapt and update lesson plans & curriculum 
  • develop a SunAWARE educator program
  • develop outcome criteria to evaluate impact of community programs
  • develop and annual advocacy plan

     


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

    Indicators of our leadership accomplishments include:

    • a growing and engaged board
    • the creation of an Assistant Executive Director position
    • the updating of a comprehensive strategic plan

    We need to continue to work on a succession plan.

    Indicators of organizational & financial accomplishments include:
    • our assets & liabilities
    • comprehensive budgeting
    • partnering with experts and consultants 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 organization with bigger and more efficient office space.   

    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
    • passing of indoor tanning ban for children less than 18 years old

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

    We continue to try to find ways to bring awareness to our SunAWARE message, with the incidence of skin cancer on the rise we realize we have along way to go.