LOVE AN ANGEL FOUNDATION

New Franklin, OH   |  loveanangel.org

Mission

To Provide Comfort, Assistance, Relief, and Encouragement (CARE) to those affected by Angelman Syndrome and similar disabilities.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Mrs. Patricia F Weber

President

Mr. Matthew Weber

Main address

3108 Vanderhoof Rd

New Franklin, OH 44216 USA

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EIN

34-1879391

NTEE code info

Birth Defects (G20)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Most people with disabilities face unique difficulties when going to playgrounds or when gathering together with others who have physical or developmental disabilities. Many have challenges with sound, overstimulation, walking, wheelchair access, or adverse reactions to weather conditions. Because of these challenges, the Love an Angel Foundation board of directors decided that our first facilities would be an indoor/outdoor accessible inclusive playground with the ability to provide a Gathering Place for families of those with Angelman Syndrome and similar disabilities. With a large enough building for playground equipment, and additional areas for other types of play and physical activity, craft and picnic tables, and many opportunities for programs and respite care, the Gathering Place Recreation Facility at Halo Farm Complex is our first building in the goal of a respite, residential care community.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Gathering Place

The indoor/outdoor recreational faicility at Halo Farm. To be used by individuals and families with Angelman Syndrome and similar disabilities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Gathering Place indoor, outdoor recreation facility at Halo Farm Complex is the first facility in our goal of a respite, residential care community. Once the building is finished (sometime in 2020) we will begin respite programs and hosting informational, networking, and resource gatherings for our Angel families. (Angel families are families that have someone with Angelman syndrome or similar facilities.)

Twice yearly LAAF holds fundraising events. The "For the Love of an Angel" Dinner, Reverse Raffle, & Silent Auction is held the Saturday before or close to Valentine's Day. Our current second fundraiser is a Ladies Night Out Purse Bingo. In addition to these fundraisers, LAAF is currently writing to some grantors requesting funds for operational expenses, capital projects, and programs.

Love an Angel Foundation is working to collaborate with several other disability-focused organizations and nonprofits to coordinate future programs to facilitate respite programs, playdates, craft nights, and hosting informational, networking, and resource gatherings for our Angel families.

We believe we are capable of meeting the needs of individuals and families with Angelman Syndrome (AS) and similar disabilities by:
1) Increasing the Public Awareness of Angelman Syndrome
2) Providing assistance to the families in our local area (Greater Summit County/Northeast Ohio)
3) Creating facilities that will meet the current and future needs of those with AS and similar disabilities by coordinating with other local nonprofits and disabilities care providers
4) Supporting medical research through the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) and the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST)

Phase I of the property began with the purchase of 20 acres in Summit County, which the foundation named “Halo Farm Complex”. With the final mortgage payment made on the property in late 2013, Phase I ended.

Phase II, the development of the Gathering Place recreation center began with the support of our fundraisers and many local grantors. Through their support we have purchased our playground equipment, which is currently in storage. We were able to break ground in January of 2020 and although there have been construction delays with weather constraints and the advent of Covid-19, we are pressing on to complete the indoor facilities by the end of 2020.

This first part of the Complex, when completed, is envisioned as offering an indoor/outdoor recreational facility with day, respite and crafting programs, coordinated with other local nonprofit and disabilities organizations. It is our goal to provide these programs not only for those with AS but also those with similar disabilities.

As we work through our construction, and despite the challenges of dealing with Covid-19 and its necessary restrictions, LAAF continues our outreach and awareness programs. Our former speaking engagements with local organizations have become more focused on the use of phone calls, emails, letters and Facebook. We have been able to continue some visiting with several families in a one on one capacity.

Financials

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Operations

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

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LOVE AN ANGEL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Matthew Weber

MATTHEW WEBER

Michelle Bisconti

Burt Keiper

James Schisler

Ray Weber

Patricia Weber

Joseph Masich

Victoria Lojek Goldman

Amy Page

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? 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