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G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Memorial Foundation

aka Fred's Footsteps   |   Bryn Mawr, PA   |  www.fredsfootsteps.org

Mission

Fred's Footsteps provides a bridge of financial support for working families in the greater Philadelphia region who find themselves in crisis due to the costs associated with caring for a seriously ill, injured, or disabled child.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Mrs. Christine DiBona Lobley

Main address

940 Haverford Rd LL-1

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 USA

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EIN

23-2867497

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our main goal is to provide substantial, real-life, practical support to deserving families so their child's care can be their only worry.

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?

Family Funding Program

Family Funding Program - providing financial assistance to families caring for seriously ill, injured or disabled child.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

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.

Fred's Footsteps supports families that were otherwise financially stable until faced with the astronomical out-of-pocket costs associated with caring for a sick child. Our support is not limited to certain illnesses as we
understand that there are thousands of rare diseases that have little or no funding from other organizations. Our goal is simple: to provide substantial, real-life, practical support to families so their child's care can be their only worry.

We will be participating in a long-range strategic planning process with our Board of Directors and staff to articulate a clear strategic plan for Fred’s Footsteps for 2024-2028.

Some additional strategies currently underway:

Financial Commitment – Continue to expand our core services for families in the Greater Philadelphia as needed, keeping in line with staff and financial resources needed.

Partnerships – Continue to identify and explore new partnerships with individual and corporate communities. These partnerships can be both financial and in-kind in nature.

Application Process – Continue to monitor and revise the social worker/family application process. A new application process was implemented in 2021 to provide a more efficient and effective application process. We now can collect more demographic information as well as a better understanding of the impact being made on the families in our program.

Donor Engagement – We have invested in some new tools that will enhance our communications with our donors both current and past. New stewardship processes are being put in place along with the publishing of a more robust impact report.



2022 was a year of growth for Fred’s Footsteps. In addition to our team growing, our committees and board have set their sights on the future. In 2022, we served 138 families. That’s a nearly 40% increase from 2021’s record of 103 families, an organizational record.

The creation of a new long-term strategic plan for 2024-2028 along with the support of our Board of Directors, Grant Advisory Committee, staff, and strong and dedicated group of supporting partners, Fred's Footsteps is in a good position to meet the organizations goals.

Along with new positions created and filled in the organization, Fred’s Footsteps has also streamlined their social worker/family application processes, donor communications, revised branding and social media plans, and implemented a new online giving platform.

A new strategic plan for 2024-2028 will help us to continue to reach our goals and identify new or more prioritized needs within the organization.

Financials

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Operations

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

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G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Memorial Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sylvia DiBona

No Affiliation

G. Fred DiBona

DiBona & Associates

Brian Lobley

tango

Christine Lobley

Fred's Footsteps

William Sasso

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

William Sautter

Elliott-Lewis Corporation

Michael Bova

Accenture

Jonathan Brassington

Capgemini

Teresa DiBona

Sheila Hess

City of Philadelphia

Dan Hilferty

Comcast Spectacor

Molly Watson

IndeVets

Matt Webb

Amerisource Bergen Corporation

Patrick Gillespie, Jr.

Shannon Outdoor Advertising, Inc.

Regina Heffernan

Aequitas Partners

Juan Lopez

Independence Health Group

Veronica McKee

Haverford Trust

Danielle Pinto

Accenture

Christopher Rehmann

IntePros Consulting

Michael Vennera

Independence Health Group

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/12/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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