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Orphans of the Storm

DEERFIELD, IL   |  orphansofthestorm.org

Mission

To take responsibility for each and every orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected dog and cat which reaches our doors; to take them in and shelter them; to provide the best medical and physical care possible for them; to nurture them back to health if need be; and finally to place them into warm, loving, adoptive homes where they can enjoy the lives they deserve.

Ruling year info

1951

President

Donna Heggie

Main address

PO BOX 31

DEERFIELD, IL 60015 USA

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EIN

36-6002114

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The adoption of homeless animals is changing around the country. High density, diverse, educated communities are becoming more aware of the problems associated with homeless pets, in large part due to better education and social media. Over the last two decades, awareness for having your pets spayed or neutered has contributed to a decrease in pet overpopulation in and around large suburban areas. This has lead to a decline in the number of dogs and cats entering these facilities from local animal control agencies. This in turn, has lead these organizations to reach out to rural areas that have large amounts of unwanted dogs and cats, helping reduce the euthanasia rate around the country and turning to organizations that specialize in transporting unwanted pets to the shelters around heavily populated areas.

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?

Animal Shelter/ Dog and Cat adoptions

The rescue of dogs and cats from animals control agency's in Lake and Cook County Illinois.

Population(s) Served
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 animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Shelter/ Dog and Cat adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To take responsibility for each and every orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected dog and cat which reaches our doors; to take them in and shelter them; to provide the best medical and physical care possible for them; to nurture them back to health if need be; and finally to place them into warm, loving, adoptive homes where they can enjoy the lives they deserve.

Our longtime volunteer president passed away in 2017, a new volunteer president was appointed, who immediately created a new management team of former business owners and corporate executives (volunteers). Short term, medium term and long range plans are being implemented to address the funding needs for moving the shelter forward. Fundraising continues to be our number one priority.
Every quarter the management team is meeting to address progress in all areas of shelter management.

Volunteers in 2017 donated over 20,000 hours of time for over 130 offsite events that took place in 2017. The volunteers have always been used for dog walking, transporting animals to and from special events, greeting of customers. Volunteers are a valuable resource that can offer time, talent and treasure. The management team reached out to the volunteers, who have responded by raising $38,000 for two major projects. Our two major fundraising efforts has been expanded to three. Volunteers are managing our Facebook presence with positive results, AmazonSmile continues to grow. An offsite adoption store was opened in 2016, this effort has greatly expanded our outreach in the community. We have worked hand-in-hand with schools around the area. We have also worked very closely with the Abbot House, an independent-living facility that helps the elderly and individuals with developmental disorders. All in all more awareness in the community is producing results.

Orphans of the Storm, since 1928 has always been overseen by a volunteer president. Turning to dedicated volunteers for additional support has had a positive influence thus far, with the hope that some day the euthanasia rate as a country continues to fall. Continued fundraising for the transportation of adoptable animals from less affluent communities is our short term goal. Medium term we need to continue raising funds for the funding of our long term goal, of a new shelter to replace the original buildings that were constructed in the 1930's. On any given day Orphans is home to 300 to 400 dogs and cats. creating an environment for the well being of homeless pets is no easy task. With our 7.5 acre Woodland Preserve for the dogs to walk in daily by volunteers, to our new enrichment park for the training of dogs Orphans of the Storm is poised to move into the future and continue the work of finding forever homes for homeless dogs and cats for another 100 years.

Financials

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Operations

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Orphans of the Storm

Board of directors
as of 02/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Thomas Breuer

Breuer Partners

Term: 1994 -

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.