LIG GLOBAL FOUNDATION INC

At LIG Global, we are dedicated to utilizing medicine, education, and impactful partnerships to transform the lives of those we serve.

aka Life Is Great Global Foundation   |   Teaneck, NJ   |  http://www.ligglobal.org
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).

Mission

LIG Global Foundation is committed to delivering humanitarian relief to communities in great need around the world. By upholding our vision of sharing, service, and integrity, we continue our global mission to transform the lives of those they serve. Together, with dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers, supplies, and technology, LIG Global and our partners continue to build sustainable and impactful relationships with the people and communities we serve.

Ruling year info

2011

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Claudine Sylvester MD

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Angela Hopf MD

Main address

11 Eliot Ct

Teaneck, NJ 07666 USA

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EIN

45-3216628

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

This coming year, we would like to focus on 3-4 main projects and concentrate on those projects.

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?

Dominican Republic

Started in 2011: Providing pediatric
medical and dental services to the
student body of a school for children
with special needs as well as educational
and recreational workshops until 2019.

Work in health care has centered around service work performing 696 surgeries in the fields of General surgery, Plastic surgery, Dermatology, and Gynecology.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Started in 2014 : Working with the
local healthcare community in Open
Heart Surgery, Cardiac Percutaneous
Interventions (angioplasty and stents),
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological
Surgery, VIA/Cryotherapy Cervical
Cancer Prevention, Cardiac Anesthesia,
EKG Reading, CPR, Self-Defense, Basic
Suturing, Telemedicine Consultations. Temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2016, we have been working with the Health Wagon Free clinic and Saint Barnabas Medical Center providing specialty care services and support for the working poor of Wise County, Virginia. In our initial year, we provided 67 free colonoscopies and endoscopies at a local hospital and conducted primary care and gynecological specialty clinics at the Health Wagon site. In 2017, we opened a community garden and helped the Health Wagon expand its radiological services. Each summer prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we partnered with the Health Wagon providing gynecological and cardiology services during their 3-day RAM medical camp.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2016, LIG Global has partnered with One World Surgery by sending surgical teams to conduct Gynecological and Orthopedic surgeries. Located on the campus of an orphanage, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, One World Surgery is dedicated to providing world-class surgical and primary care to underserved communities, as well as empowering volunteers to make a positive impact on global health.

Population(s) Served
Adults
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.

Average weekly "total reached" by social media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average weekly statistic of "total reached" by LIG Global Foundation's Facebook Page.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of unique donors annually

Number of funding dollars secured for demonstration projects or pilots

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Victims and oppressed people, People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities

Related Program

Appalachian Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Total amount in USD of funding received for pilot projects

Dollar amount of donations received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total amount, in USD, of donations received annually, rounded to the nearest $1000.00.

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.

We aim to:
- Deliver humanitarian relief
- Collaborate with and work together with local communities
- Inspire volunteerism

We seek to do the above while empowering and strengthening local medical communities through collaborative education and mentoring.

-Partner with local and international organizations to leverage existing surgical services networks, in order to deliver volunteers, equipment and supplies for which a local need is documented.
- Establish strong, long-term relationships with key leaders in local communities to assure mutual responsibility for programs and their sustainability.
- Establish and grow the LIG Youth Network program and provide grants to volunteers with financial need.

-Leverage our officers/volunteers' connections with NGO partners. Dr. Ernani Sadural is the current Director of Global Health for a large multi-institutional medical organization.
- We have established collaborative relationships that are on-going with governmental health agencies, multi-national healthcare corporations, academic institutions, service organizations, NGOs and local community groups.
- The LIG Youth Network is led by our young volunteers. We have a proven track record of mentoring past youth network members, many of whom are now medical doctors in training.

Accomplishments:
1. Surgical Service:
- Since 2012, we have performed 696 major and minor surgeries in the Dominican Republic.
2. On-going collaborative relationships established:
- Peru: DIRESA (governmental regional health directorates), hospital regional de Cajamarca, Iton, LLC
- Dominican Republic: DRRO clinic, Mao Rotary, Peace Corps, PUCMM, (medical school), regional ministry of health, local community groups
- Philippines: Marian Rose World Mission (NGO), regional ministry of health, multiple local hospitals, charities and community groups, schools, orphanages, Mary's Camp plus more
- Appalachia: Health Wagon, RAD-AID, Philips Foundation
- Browning, Montana: Blackfeet Tribal Health Council, Blackfeet Medical Volunteer Corps, Iton, LLC
- Honduras: One World Surgery, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage
3. LIG Youth Network:
- Youth leaders identified and committed

Future Plans:
- Outcomes measures for medical programs

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?

    The patients seeking healthcare services in the communities we serve.

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

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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 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?

    We learned from our clients who were recovering from a major surgery performed by us in the Dominican Republic felt that the local hospital was understaffed and inattentive to their needs overnight. Our organization hired one of the daytime nurses whom we trusted to oversee the evening shift. This led to greater patient satisfaction and eased the worries of our patients.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    The community leaders felt empowered to advocate for patients' diverse needs.

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

    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 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?

    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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LIG GLOBAL FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 10/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Claudine Sylvester

Ernani Sadural

RWJBarnabas Health

Angela Hopf

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Kerrie Liggio

Surya Kuchimanchi

SUJA, Inc.

Janet Wills

Debbra Keegan

Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Science

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/28/2022

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/28/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.