PAULA TAKACS FOUNDATION FOR SARCOMA RESEARCH

Funding Local Research. Expanding Global Hope.

Charlotte, NC   |  www.paulatakacsfoundation.org

Mission

The mission of the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research is to raise funds that will directly benefit the fight to end sarcoma. By supporting local, innovative research with a relentless commitment to excellence, we open a pathway for scientists and other research professionals to develop and offer cutting-edge treatment options to more sarcoma sufferers. Thus helping to expand our global hope for a cure.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director, President

Susan Udelson

Main address

PO Box 78416

Charlotte, NC 28271 USA

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EIN

27-3366677

NTEE code info

Cancer Research (H30)

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Programs and results

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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?

Sarcoma Research Funding at Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children's Hospital

Our foundation funds sarcoma research and clinical trials at Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children's Hospital, Charlotte, NC.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
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.

Number of research studies funded

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 2010

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2011-2020

Number of event participants

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Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2011-2020

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.

The Paula Takacs Foundation funds novel clinical trials in Charlotte, NC to provide access to the most promising treatments to patients. These trials, and other noteworthy sarcoma research projects, aim to give scientists the tools they need to uncover the many drivers of sarcomas and to develop effective protocols. In doing these things, we strive to elevate hope for cures both locally and globally.

We also seek to amplify awareness in our community and well beyond. This effort aims to educate the general public about the warning signs of sarcomas, which can ultimately lead to faster diagnoses and save lives.

Our strategy to give adult and pediatric patients access to clinical trials is to fund local investigator-initiated clinical trials as well as fund our sites in multi-center trials.

Physician scientists at Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children's Hospital receive funding from our organization to conduct basic science, translational studies and clinical trials in various sarcoma types. This strategy can impact patient care at the bedside and provide the genomic information needed to match with effective therapies and structure new clinical trials.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • 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?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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PAULA TAKACS FOUNDATION FOR SARCOMA RESEARCH

Board of directors
as of 8/26/2021
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Board chair

Susan Udelson

Board leadership practices

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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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/15/2021,

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Leadership

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