STEP SISTERS

Ashburn, VA   |  www.stepsisters.org

Mission

Our Mission: Improving the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer by funding needed support services in Northern Virginia.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder & Co-Executive Director

Angela Fuentes

Founder & Co-Executive Director

Ashley Campolattaro

Main address

22768 Allison Way

Ashburn, VA 20148 USA

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EIN

30-0783830

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Step Sisters fight breast cancer differently – by raising funds to provide practical support services for area patients as they battle the disease. Studies show that personal and financial difficulties can cause breast cancer patients to delay or even stop their treatment. By funding services such as transportation, childcare and house cleaning, our goal is to not only increase a patient’s quality of life, but also decrease her obstacles to treatment. That’s how we fight breast cancer.

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?

Quality of Life Services for Breast Cancer Patients

Our organization funds services for breast cancer patients: fresh food delivery, house cleaning, child care and transportation to/ from appointments. We hope to expand these service offerings as our organization grows.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Women and girls

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

The Step Sisters' mission is to fund quality-of-life services, such as transportation to and from treatment, food delivery, child care and house cleaning, to local breast cancer patients. As a patient goes through treatment, the Step Sisters strive to alleviate some of the everyday chores of a patient so he or she can focus on recovery and healing while knowing they are not alone in their fight against breast cancer. At times, a patient needs additional assistance. The Step Sisters' Crisis Fund is designed to meet critical needs in the areas of housing, utilities and food stability, stepping in to provide support to patients experiencing a financial emergency during treatment.

The Step Sisters have a team of vendors to which our local hospital nurse navigators may contact to schedule a service for a patient. The nurse navigators are in a position to get to know each breast cancer patient at the hospital in order to decide which patients would benefit from the services of our vendors, either financially, physically or emotionally. Once a patients needs have been determined, the vendor service is scheduled and funding for this service is paid for by the Step Sisters.

Our fundraising efforts, direct donations from the public and grants provide the funding we need to pay for the quality-of-life services and the team of board members, advisors and volunteers help us make everything happen.

The Step Sisters have grown from partnering with one local hospital to 9 locations in just 5 years. The response to the work we have been doing has been supportive and positive. In the future, we'd like to see more needs being met at the current partnering hospitals as well as the funding necessary to expand to more hospitals in the Northern Virgina/DC Metro area.

Financials

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Operations

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

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STEP SISTERS

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Destinae Nacin

Destinae Nacin

Karen Pfister

Katie Schellhammer

Angela Fuentes

Ashley Campolattaro

Geri Wardlow

Karen Puleo

Deanna Cain

Janet Gustin

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/25/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-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

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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