DUPAGE CARE CENTER FOUNDATION

aka DPCCF or DPCC Foundation   |   Wheaton, IL   |  www.DPCCFoundation.org

Mission

Established in 1993, the DuPage Care Center Foundation is a philanthropic organization guided by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to improving the quality of life for DuPage County residents needing long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. The mission of the Foundation is raise funds necessary to improve and enhance programs and services offered to the residents of the center. We serve 350 residents, 80% of which are on public assistance programs. Due to the generosity of both individual and corporate donors, the Foundation is able to 'Turn Possibilities into Realities' for our residents.

Notes from the nonprofit

The DuPage Care Center Foundation financially supports the Recreational Therapy Program. The DuPage Care Center is primarily funded through Medicare and Medicaid with only 4% of funding coming from DuPage County. Without the Foundation support recreational theapy would be very limited to the residents. The programs supported are: 1. Music Therapy 2. Art Therapy 3. Recreational Therapy 4. The Secret Garden (a safe outdoor area with resident vegetable garden) and landscaped grounds where residents can go to relax, meet family and friends or to reflect and listen to nature and birds. This are is extremely popular and run through a strong volunteer program. 5. Palliative Care Room - we have agreed to support the renovation and development of 2 rooms which we successfully reached our goal. The Board of Directors agreed to support 2 additional rooms. We are currently working on a campaign to meet this goal.

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Sue Odland

Main address

400 N. County Farm Rd

Wheaton, IL 60187 USA

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Formerly known as

DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation

EIN

36-3978650

NTEE code info

Nursing, Convalescent (Geriatric and Nursing) (E91)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Funding for government services specific to programs and services at the DuPage Care Center is constantly under pressure. Over eighty percent of the people living at the Care Center are on some sort of government assistance (i.e. Medicare & Medicaid). Over 300+ residents call the Care Center home deserve not only a facility to meet their needs for a healthy environment, but the foundation supports programs and services that enhances and that supports expanding their quality of life. Most residents are under long-term care, some are at the Center for short-term rehabilitation and others require skilled nursing care. All these requirements make for a challenging environment to continue to support the residents and the capabilities of the staff at the Care Center.

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?

DuPage Care Center Foundation

The foundation supports quality of life programs and services for DuPage Care Center residents including: facility upgrades and improvements and the funding of resident social activities. The foundation also manages an endowment to secure that its mission will continue into the future.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with diseases and illnesses

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 goal of the foundation is to fulfill our mission of "turning possibilities into realities" for the residents of the DuPage Care Center. The DPCC Foundation fundraising initatives raise money to enhance and expand the quality of life programs and services offered to over 300 Care Center residents. Most residents have cognitive, physical and medically complex challenges with little to no financial resources.

We rely on generous donations throughout the year from the local community, businesses, organizations and family members of current and past residents of the Care Center. Our strategy involves maintaining and growing the donor base, building our fundraising portfolio, partnering with community and service organizations in DuPage county. We also established an investment base with our endowment and have created a policy to continually fund the endowment on a quarterly basis to insure a sound financial footing. We encourage donors to look to our different donation options, including our Membership Program, Planned Gift donations, and our recent social media donation options (i.e. "Amazon Smiles").

A strong volunteer program at the Care Center provides a core of people power for our fundraising events. Members on the Foundations Board of Directors are essential to the financial goals and serve in leadership capacities in committees that are tasked to ensure operational success. The foundation directors maintain strong ties with community organizations within DuPage county that help with grants and periodic donations. All the directors recognize the need to maintain and develop donor relations and participate in different capacities to help grow the donor base. They also serve as ambassadors to the staff, administration, residents (and family/friends of the residents) of the Care Center.

Physical improvements to the Center including day rooms, resident garden. family dining room and resident dining room. Support for staff positions and new therapy services like Music Therapy. Grants for nursing and therapy equipment; Lifeshare communication system for residents, staff, families and volunteers. We have funded two Palliative Care rooms for families during a critical time in their loved ones life. Our goal is to add two more rooms within this program in the next few years.

The foundation hopes to find new areas to help directly improve residents lives, possibly through different therapy techniques and nursing services. We would like to increase our footprint in the DuPage community through increased marketing to make significant growth in our donor base.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our residents have cognitive, physical and medically complex challenges with little to no financial resources and many are veterans.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our residents have formed groups and committees that presents feedback of ideas that helps promote the quality of life at the Care Center. For example our residents were confined to their rooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They missed the social aspect of seeing their friends and watching movies. Staff came up with an idea of having a large screen at one end of the hall as the residents sat directly outside their room but were still socially distance. For the ones in the front of the hall they could see the movie screen but for the ones at the end of the hall they could not hear or see the movie. Staff provided iPads that streamed the movie and turned up the au. Over 20 residents at a time could watch the movie. They were served drinks and popcorn while they enjoyed the movie.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The overall changes that were evident was resident attitudes improved due to social interaction. Many were more willing to participate once they saw smiles and laughter from participating residents. It was magical.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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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DUPAGE CARE CENTER FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 9/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michelle Thorsell

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Suzanne Gagner

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Deb Giampolo

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Maronica Gibson

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Thomas Linford

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Robert Kliehban

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Irfan Ibrahim

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Shomika Beverley

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Millicent McIntyre

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/18/2021,

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

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/18/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.