CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION

Eliminate the Wait

Aspen, CO   |  www.chrisklugfoundation.org

Mission

Chris Klug Foundation inspires and educates young adults to increase registration for organ and tissue donation.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Lauren Pierce

Main address

PO Box 64

Aspen, CO 81612 USA

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EIN

84-1628444

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We reached over 2 million people last year, to educate them on the importance of organ donation. Our programming is on the cusp of translating into donations and funding, but at what scale should we grow to successfully reach our goals.

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?

The Bounce Back Award

The CKF Bounce Back Award recognizes two organ transplant recipients who exhibit a great quality of life.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Donor Dudes is a national grassroots, high school and college youth outreach program, sponsored by the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF). 

Our goal is to share the message of organ and tissue donation with the world’s youth through action sports. With the help of students and outreach clubs, we are working towards establishing "Donor Dudes” chapters across the country. People everywhere are touched by organ donation and transplantation.  It is our mission to help spread the word in a fun way, and "Eliminate the Wait” for organ transplants by encouraging every single person to share their donation decision and make it known.

Population(s) Served
Students
Children and youth

The team at the Chris Klug Foundation truly believes that education is key to helping decrease the number of people that are on the wait list for an organ transplant. That is why we have put together a curriculum for high school and college students.

Population(s) Served
Students
Academics

The Chris Klug Foundation’s Ambassadors are made up of organ and tissue recipients who have partnered with us in an effort to promote the success of organ, eye, and tissue transplantation and the extreme need for registered donors. Ambassadors also inspire those touched by transplantation. Ambassadors are located around the country- primarily near transplant centers. They visit those who are on the waiting list and those who have recently received a
transplant to offer a first-hand account that they’ve been given a second chance at life, and that chance is no longer limited to a hospital bed.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Eliminate the wait for those on the transplant waiting list by inspiring new drivers to designate DONOR on their first driver's license.

We strive to ensure we are leading the way to increase registration, educate as many people as possible and inspire not only those touched by transplantation but everyone.

The Chris Klug Foundation has a unique and fun approach to telling and sparking the conversation about a difficult topic. We educate millions of people with the facts about organ and tissue donation so that they can make an educated decision when it comes time. Our TOOLKIT FOR TEACHERS education module is an easy to use package which educates students on the need for organ and tissue donation, and inspires them to be a designated donor.

The Chris Klug Foundation has reached millions of students and adults alike. We have educated thousands of students from coast to coast and we have inspired those touched by transplantation. We will continue to do so, through strategic programming and platforms. The Chris Klug Foundation has the vision to eliminate the wait for those on the transplant waiting list. If that vision leads the foundation to eventually go out of business- it means we are living in a world where no one is in need of a second chance at life.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, 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

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Operations

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

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CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Klug

No Affiliation

Term: 2003 -

Chris Klug

No Affiliation

Warren Klug

No Affiliation

Eric Sherman

No Affiliation

Bob Wade

No Affiliation

Jon Gibans

No affiliation

Esther Blom-Geister

Charles Lucareilli

Holly Upper

Virginia Frischkorn

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 10/9/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/09/2021

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Data
  • 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 community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.