PLATINUM2024

Summit For Stem Cell Foundation

Victory Over Parkinson's

aka Summit 4 Stem Cell, Victory over Parkinson's   |   San Marcos, CA   |  www.SummitforStemCell.org

Mission

Summit for Stem Cell Foundation's mission is to support, educate and raise awareness about the development of today's and tomorrow's evidence-based regenerative medical therapies focused on Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. It is our goal to empower patients and caregivers with information to elevate their understanding in order to manage their healthcare.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Jenifer Raub

Main address

PO Box 1420

San Marcos, CA 92079 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

47-4279391

NTEE code info

Medical Specialty Research (H90)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (U12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2022, 2021 and 2021.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Studies Required by FDA to complete application

FDA required studies for approval to begin clinical trials

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Donations Amounts needed for Research, Education and Awareness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SUMMIT NEEDS $1 MILL TO ESTABLISH A PARKINSON'S WELLNESS CENTER.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Bring the research from bench to bedside as an FDA-approved option for a Parkinson's treatment for patients worldwide.

Summit for Stem Cell Foundation is a unique collaboration of patients, volunteers, researchers and clinicians to find the funding to insure the studies are completed, FDA approval is attained, and patients have access to the treatment. Summit raises funds to finance the research and provide a foundation of support while grants are sought.

Dedicated group of volunteers have trekked mountains, hosted dinners, organized events and held concerts to raise funds and create awareness.

Studies have been funded, grants received, awareness created.
Formed a board, raised money, organized events and funded the researchers.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Summit For Stem Cell Foundation
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Summit For Stem Cell Foundation

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jenifer Raub

Jane Mitchell

Semi-retired business professional.

Kathy Brombacher

Founding Producing Artistic Director of Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista, CA

Reita Ceponiene, M.D.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society. Neurologist at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA

Stanley Cohen

Treasurer, Managing partner at Atlantic|Pacific Companies and is the Executive Vice President of the West Coast division

Robert Copeland, Esq

Special Counsel in the Corporate Practice Group of Sheppard Mullin and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1987

Liese Cornwell

VP of Strategic Partnerships, San Diego International Film Festival, Business Consultant and Estate Management

Jana Green

Real Estate Agent at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Matt Rattner

Mr. Rattner is a co-founder and has served as an executive of Karl Strauss Brewing Company (KSBC) since its inception in 1988. KSBC opened in 1989 as the first new brewery in the city of San Diego since prohibition. Today, KSBC is recognized as a leading regional brewery in the state of California.

Doug McQueen

Doug McQueen is founder and partner of Target River, a company that builds brand strategies and advanced target marketing campaigns for large and emerging organizations in commercial, non-profit, education and political sectors.

Abigail Lawler, M.D.

Dr. Lawler is a board-certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 9/9/2022

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/09/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.