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GREG & CATHY GRIFFITH FAMILY FOUNDATION

Connecting Patients, Doctors, and Communities to SIDELINE #PancreaticCancer

aka Sideline Cancer   |   Hollidaysburg, PA   |  https://www.griffithfamilyfoundation.org

Mission

OUR MISSION: To take pancreatic cancer off the sideline and to the finish line for a cure! OUR VISION: Through the Sideline Cancer movement, the Griffith Family Foundation connects patients, doctors, and communities.

Notes from the nonprofit

We realize that the success of our foundation could not continue without the support of this community. Your support is instrumental in helping us raise awareness and research funding. Our Sideline Pancreatic Cancer youth initiative is the ONLY pancreatic cancer campaign that inspires our worlds' youth to use their philanthropic and entrepreneurial fundraising ideas to transform the outcome of pancreatic cancer. We are a non-profit organization, EIN #45-2815505, with a mission to offer hope for those in need, connect patients, families, and communities, and raise awareness to fund a cure for pancreatic cancer. From 2010 to 2020, our Griffith Family Foundation has donated over $300,000 to pancreatic research efforts and patients. We can ACHIEVE what we BELIEVE!

Ruling year info

2013

President and Founder

Catherine Griffith

Main address

P.O. Box 28

Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 USA

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EIN

45-2815505

NTEE code info

Cancer Research (H30)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A recent American Cancer Society Cancer report estimates that more than 47,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2020. That number itself is grim, but even more heartbreaking is that this means the number of new diagnoses is continuing to rise. Our foundation connects patients, families, and communities in the effort to fund, cure, and permanently sideline pancreatic cancer. All contributions go to support the Griffith Family Foundation’s efforts to advance pancreatic cancer, awareness, advocacy, and funding for research.

Our programs

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

Sideline Cancer

The Sideline Cancer® concept started with a group of high school seniors at Hollidaysburg High School in 2012. It started out as "Tackle Cancer," and was a football game night and T-shirt sale campaign. At the Penn State Pancreatic Symposium in 2012, the Griffith Family Foundation was introduced to Jack Andraka, who was the 2012 Intel Science and Engineering Fair Winner, Amateur Cancer Researcher, Education Activist, Medical Entrepreneur, and an Innovator. He suggested a name that would reflect ALL school activities and participation. The name Sideline Cancer® was then birthed due to his suggestion and a collaborative effort from the Griffith Family Foundation and students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2011

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 website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Sideline Cancer

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These are pages view on our griffithfamilyfoundation.org website, which helps us connect patients, families, and communities through advocacy, awareness, and funding for pancreatic cancer research.

Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, People with diseases and illnesses, Researchers

Related Program

Sideline Cancer

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are page views on our sidelinecancer.com webpage, which helps us connect patients, families, and communities through advocacy, awareness, and fund raising for pancreatic cancer research.

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
To take pancreatic cancer off the sideline and to the finish line for a cure!

OUR VISION
Through the Sideline Cancer movement, the Griffith Family Foundation connects patients, doctors, and communities.

~~To organize and host events to raise funds toward a cure for pancreatic cancer
~~To remain active in the fight to offer HOPE for those in need
~~To stay involved in local and national organizations to continue to CONNECT patients, families and communities
~~To produce web and social media content to continue to raise AWARENESS of the necessity for a new direction of innovative research and treatment plans

~~Annual fundraising events
~~Local and national involvement in programs/organizations
~~Empowering youth to become educated and pursue philanthropic opportunities to aid in the effort to sideline cancer
~~Provide funding dollars for ongoing research to fund a cure

~~We have continued to raise more awareness of the disease
~~We have continued to involve ourselves in more advocacy efforts on behalf of patients and researchers
~~We have continued to empower youth to become involved through our Sideline Cancer initiative
~~We have connected more pancreatic patients with doctors and treatment methods
~~We have raised over $300,000 since our inception in 2011

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

    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

  • 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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GREG & CATHY GRIFFITH FAMILY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 08/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Catherine Griffith

President

John L. McIntyre

Attorney at Law/Partner, M.H.S. &S. Attorneys at Law

Cindy Kanski

Speech/Language Pathologist, Altoona Area School District

Bruce Erb

Blair County Commissioner

Lance DeFrancisco

M.D., Blair Gastroenterology Associates

Stephen C. Gildea

CEO, Blair Gastroenterology Associates

JT Tidd

Investment Planner, Edward Jones Investments

Jordan Griffith

Teacher, Bishop Guilfoyle High School

Jack Collins

COO, Link Computer Corporation

Dennis Degol, Jr.

Degol Organization

Rozalind Sky

Shawn McCarl

Nancy Fulchiero

Caitlyn Edgell

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? No
  • 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