Jessie Rees Foundation

Never Ever Give Up!

aka Jessie Rees Foundation: Never Ever Give Up   |   Irvine, CA   |  www.negu.org

Mission

Our mission is to ensure every kid fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up by CONNECTING with their family, bringing AWARENESS to their story, providing them helpful RESOURCES and sending them continuous doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their journey.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Erik Rees

Main address

9701 Research Drive, suite 150

Irvine, CA 92618 USA

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EIN

45-1836440

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Families impacted by childhood cancer feel alone and limited. We strive to make sure they always feel loved, encouraged and supported during their treatment journey.

We focus 100% on "curing bad days" not curing 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?

Support Kids, Sibs and Parents to NEGU

A wide variety of resources and services to encourage kids to Never Ever Give Up that include: JoyJars, NEGU room makeover kits, games, downloads and other NEGU gear.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

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.

Our mission is to ensure every kid (and their family) fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up. We accomplish this by CONNECTING with their family, bringing AWARENESS to their story, providing them helpful RESOURCES and sending them continuous doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their treatment.

We partner with over 270 children's hospitals, 175 Ronald McDonald Houses and 118 camps to reach kids. Once the relationship starts between us and a child/family we provide monthly boosts of encourage and support to the child, their siblings and their parents.

We have reached over 300,000 children since 2011 so we feel our method and model is working and allowing us to support these innocent children.

We have reached over 300,000 children in all 50 states and 32 countries. We still have thousands of children to reach, which increases daily by 100+ children.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Jessie Rees Foundation

Board of directors
as of 1/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Collie James

Morgan Lewis

Term: 2016 - 2018

Erik Rees

Marilyn Henley

Hard Hatt, Inc.

Kim Eilber

Northern Trust

Lelani Kroeker

Orange County Register

Layne Lawson

Clear Channel Media

Collie F. James

Morgan Lewis

Gary Mazzone

Erik Baker

Chick-fil-A

Ryan Brizendine

Westshore Wealth

Vincent Cook

Tim Mulroy

Northwestern Mutual

Scott Bremerman

UPS

Hadara Mandel

Brent Woodard

Performance Lighting

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? Yes