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Love Life Now Foundation Inc.

 1 Nolan Street
 Avon, MA 02322
[P] (617) 803-8357
[F] (617) 8038357
www.lovelifenow.org
[email protected]
Lovern Gordon
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INCORPORATED: 2012
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 45-3580292

LAST UPDATED: 04/19/2017
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. (LLN) promotes year round awareness against domestic violence and helps bridge the gap between shelters and the communities they serve by hosting various initiatives/events that connects shelter representatives with the community and in turn engages communities to learn more on how they can be part of the solution in ending the epidemic.

Mission Statement

Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. (LLN) promotes year round awareness against domestic violence and helps bridge the gap between shelters and the communities they serve by hosting various initiatives/events that connects shelter representatives with the community and in turn engages communities to learn more on how they can be part of the solution in ending the epidemic.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $20,000.00
Projected Expense $40,380.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • White Ribbon Night Gala

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. (LLN) promotes year round awareness against domestic violence and helps bridge the gap between shelters and the communities they serve by hosting various initiatives/events that connects shelter representatives with the community and in turn engages communities to learn more on how they can be part of the solution in ending the epidemic.

Background Statement

Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. was established in November, 2011 by Lovern Augustine now Lovern Gordon.

Lovern worked tirelessly to promote Awareness Against Domestic Violence as a platform after winning 2 beauty pageants (locally in Boston and nationally in Los Angeles), but did not want to stop there with her advocacy. She is a survivor of abuse from a 2 year relationship, and was also a child witness to it since her mother was abused at the hands of her father throughout their marriage. Lovern and her mother were unaware at the time of the tremendous and valuable resources available to victims and survivors that help save lives daily, and is the reason she seeks to spread awareness on a daily basis today through the Foundation’s work.

As a domestic violence survivor, Lovern is passionate about domestic violence prevention, educational outreach initiatives and helping the shelters that do the real work of aiding victims and survivors year round.


Impact Statement

Accomplishments this past year:
-Implementing our Homeless Brown Bag and Care Program that seeks to aid those living on the streets and affected by domestic violence.
-Growing our digital magazine subscribership to over 1100 folks nationwide. 
-Having Tufts Health Plan join us as a sponsor for our Annual Gala.
 Goal:
-To have our Homeless Brown Bag & Care implemented into Boston areas.

Needs Statement

With the implementation of the Homeless Brown Bag and Care Program, we have been able to sustain it to date mostly via private donations. It however is a costly effort and need help to continue to sustain it.

Our digital publication has risen to over 1100 subscribers nationwide and is still continuing to grow which shows the want for this type of publication: www.lovelifemag.org
We need funding to help produce it each quarter.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

CAPE &ISLANDS REGION, MA
CENTRAL REGION, MA
METROWEST REGION, MA
NORTHEAST REGION, MA
SOUTHEAST REGION, MA
STATEWIDE
NATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Under Development

Programs

White Ribbon Night Gala

· White Ribbon Night Gala – Click here for highlights of past event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCNzDJCZ6vA

A formal event fundraiser that gages ‘male awareness against domestic violence’ and seeks to educate men on how they can be part of the solution in ending the epidemic by coordinating a series of speakers who share from their perspectives how they have been a part in helping. The male speakers range from Male Domestic Violence Advocates to prominent male figures in the community. The nationwide White Ribbon Campaign began as a way to urge men to speak out against violence against women. This Gala is a venue to educate men about the ways they can be part of the solution in ending the violence against women, spread awareness against Domestic Violence as well as raise funds to give back to shelters. LLN provides literary resources at all of their events for attendees to take away so awareness continues amongst their peers in their own communities.

Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Improved number of male attendees to the event to initially take Pledge against domestic violence.
Program Long-Term Success  The expansion of the nationwide White Ribbon Campaign.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  Men going forward post event to become a White Ribbon Ambassador.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Lovern Gordon
CEO Term Start Nov 2010
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. was established in November, 2011 by Lovern Augustine now Lovern Gordon.

Lovern worked tirelessly to promote Awareness Against Domestic Violence as a platform after winning 2 beauty pageants (locally in Boston and nationally in Los Angeles), but did not want to stop there with her advocacy. She is a survivor of abuse from a 2 year relationship, and was also a child witness to it since her mother was abused at the hands of her father throughout their marriage. Lovern and her mother were unaware at the time of the tremendous and valuable resources available to victims and survivors that help save lives daily, and is the reason she seeks to spread awareness on a daily basis today through the Foundation’s work. As a domestic violence survivor, Lovern is passionate about domestic violence prevention, educational outreach initiatives and helping the shelters that do the real work of aiding victims and survivors year round.
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
Citation Award for D.V. Awareness Massachusetts State House 2017
1000+ Female Entrepreneur Profile The Story Exchange 2016
Oustanding Activism for a Cause' Community Excellence Award Community Connections 2016

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

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 75
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 25
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 25
Male: 75
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Rondae Drafts
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
Board Chair Term Jan 2012 - Dec 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Antonio Arrendel Community Volunteer Voting
Sam Fischer RMC Promos 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
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 75
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 25
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 25
Male: 75
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $20,000.00
Projected Expense $40,380.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 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 $14,774 $6,048 $7,260
Total Expenses $13,862 $5,923 $6,877

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 -- -- --
Individual Contributions $2,300 $1,125 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $12,211 $4,923 $7,260
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $263 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $13,862 $5,923 $6,877
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 1.02 1.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $2,020 $1,108 $983
Current Assets $2,020 $1,108 $983
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $2,020 $1,108 $983

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 No
How many months does reserve cover? --

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? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990EZs. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Domestic violence prevention via our year-round awareness initiatives.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

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

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

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

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