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AINSLEY'S ANGELS OF AMERICA

Together, We Shall

aka Ainsley's Angels   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.AinsleysAngels.org

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Mission

Together, We Shall educate, advocate, and celebrate inclusive communities while connecting everyone through empowerment and belonging. In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included. We invite you to join our efforts at www.AinsleysAngels.org

Ruling year info

2014

President

Major Kim Rossiter

Main address

PO Box 6287

Virginia Beach, VA 23456 USA

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EIN

45-3576353

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Far too many people are excluded from partaking in everyday activities. We aim to advocate and education everyone on the importance of inclusion and to celebrate inclusionary successes. Together, we shall overcome this challenge every day.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ainsley's Angels Race Series

Ainsley's Angels of America manages and hosts an all-inclusive Race Series across America. This unique series brings athletes of all abilities together. An "Angel Team" consists of one rider and at least one runner and an adaptive racing chair. The race series is a special event that is based around inclusion with the riders being the spotlight of the event. The Race Series travels around the country to ensure everyone can experience endurance events.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities
Caregivers
Families

In 2015, Ainsley’s Angels of America launched our Ambassador Program. The Ambassador program is comprised of local Ambassadors (currently impacting hundreds of communities) whose purpose is to fulfill the Ainsley’s Angels mission of fostering all-inclusive communities. Local Ambassadors are supported in their role by their Sr. Ambassador Directors, as well as the Vice President of the Ambassador Program, to build awareness about the importance of inclusion, through action, while transforming populations into all-inclusive communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Caregivers
Families
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Health

Related Program

Ambassador Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Transforming hundreds of communities, our members collectively partake in over 700 local community road races annually and advocate and educate at as many as 200 all-inclusive events a year.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Related Program

Ambassador Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Racing Chairs are the vehicles that make racing inclusion possible. We provide these vehicles at Ainsley's Angels events and also grant these vehicles to individuals across the country monthly.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health, Age groups

Related Program

Ainsley's Angels Race Series

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Ainsley's Angels Race Series is complete operated by Ainsley's Angels and provides for an amazing inclusion experience of advocacy, education, and celebration.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included.

Between our Ambassador Program and our Ainsley's Angels Roll With the Wind Race Series, we aim achieve the aforementioned mission. Inclusion wins through the race series, as it is designed not only for Ainsley's Angels duo teams but for all runners of the local community and virtual runners as well.

Our primary strategy revolves around our Ambassador concept. Ambassadors will coordinate efforts with local race directors and ensure they understand the needs of our athletes and are willing to cooperate. Ambassador shall coordinate at least six local endurance events during a twelve month period as an exclusive representative of Sponsor, to include but not limited to, promotion of Sponsor through the use of Sponsor literature, apparel, and accessories at endurance events. Ambassador will direct potential angels and athletes to apply to become such in their area. Ambassadors will co-manage the appropriate social media with the assistance of the Regional Ambassador. Ambassador must complete at least one educational promotion per year in which they educate community members on the mission of AAA. Education can include but is not limited to involvement in local school event or field meet, race expos, seminars, lectures, community forums, book reading, etc.

To accomplish our mission, we have created the following structure: President is the chief executive officer, presides over all board meetings, and performs other duties customarily exercised by a CEO, including the right to hire and fire any employees. The Executive VP performs the President's duties during the President's absence or disability and will also oversee AAA grant writing and requests as well as assist with identification of national and regional corporate partnerships. SVP of Education is responsible for managing education initiatives regarding inclusion, various special needs/diagnoses, and community activism as well as identifying opportunities for organization and Ambassador involvement in inclusive education.SVP of Ambassador Operations, is responsible for managing the national, regional and local Ambassadors and ensuring the mission of Ainsley's Angels is being fulfilled to the highest extent.

Since 2011, we have underwent sustained growth and impact from one location to over 60 locations in 34 states. Additionally, we have established a mobility equipment grant program that has assisted over 1000 individuals across the Nation in gaining the equipment required to be included in endurance events During the summer of 2015, we launched the Power to Push Run across America and in 2017 the Run down the Mississippi River. We donated over 60 freedom push chairs during these two missions and over 400 more as part of our grant and fundraising programs. Born An Angel, a children's book by Ainsley's sister Briley originally printed 5000 copies. In 2017, an additional 5000 copies where printed and are educating America about the importance of inclusion. The Ainsley's Angels Race Series has expended from 2 races to 12 races across the country in the last 5 years and our membership has expanded by 500% the last 3 years. We continue to scale and sustain.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AINSLEY'S ANGELS OF AMERICA

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kim Rossiter

Joe Orth

Grey Ghost

Kristine Seaward

Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital

Kim Rossiter

Retired Major, US Marine Corps

Chung Siedlecki

Retired Colonel, US Air Force

Camille Minor

Travis Manion Foundation

Daniel Bourgeois

Affinity Bank

Andrew Reid

Film Director, Disability Advocate

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/30/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability