WHITE AISLE FOUNDATION INC

Baltimore, MD   |  www.whiteaisle.org

Mission

The White Aisle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 2012 to honor the life of Rebecca Garrison Sokoloff, who died of melanoma in 2011 at the age of 34. The foundation:
• provides education about melanoma and its prevention, detection, and treatment
• raises funds for melanoma research, as well as for other charities that Rebecca supported during her life

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Christine Garrison

Main address

5805 Dale Rd

Baltimore, MD 21209 USA

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EIN

45-4708747

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Cancer Research (H30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We were established to honor the memory of Rebecca Garrison-Sokoloff, who died of melanoma in 2011 at the age of 34. We work to put an end to melanoma and to continue the charitable work in Cambodia that Rebecca engaged in when she was alive.

Our programs

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

The Rebecca Garrison Sokoloff Melanoma Research Endowment

In 2013, the foundation began a five-year campaign to raise $100,000 for the Rebecca Garrison Sokoloff Melanoma Research Endowment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. The endowment will advance melanoma research and training by directly funding young researchers. It will:
• provide key training and research opportunities for investigators focusing on leading-edge melanoma work
• help fellows who are conducting leading-edge clinical research to share their findings in real time
• help others learn from their clinical research data
• foster collaboration that will ultimately lead to new melanoma therapies and potentially provide more patients with the opportunity to obtain remission

Population(s) Served

Support program to provide marketable skills to young women who have been sold into the sex trade.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Help fund research that leads to more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for melanoma.
Raise awareness about melanoma, its treatment, its prevention, and its early detection.
Support retraining for young women in Cambodia who have been sold into the sex trade.

Organize fundraising events and activities.
Provide literature about melanoma and sunscreen product samples at all fundraising events.
Use web site, newsletter, and social media to spread awareness about melanoma.
Collaborate with other organizations to build shade structures on playgrounds and athletic fields.
Work in coalition with other melanoma organizations to raise awareness and advocate for public policies that promote sun safety.
Raise funds for Daughters of Cambodia via a designated Google One Today project.

We have a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors as well as other community volunteers to help us carry out our mission.
We are a member of the Melanoma Action Coalition, a nationwide organization of more than 25 community-based melanoma foundations who provide mutual support, share information, and work together to raise awareness about melanoma, its prevention, and its early detection.

We have consistently met our fundraising goals for each of the years we have been in existence.
We have established a melanoma research endowment in Rebecca's name at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
We have maintained attendance and public support at our fundraising events, and increased attendance at some events.
We continue to attract new followers on social media.
We continue to increase our networking activities: Our president serves on the Steering Committee of the Melanoma Action Coalition and has helped organize and facilitated the Coalition's three annual meetings as well as its first fall conference in October 2017.
We have worked each May to help promote Melanoma Awareness Month. Last year we helped promote the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention's Don't Fry Day campaign. In 2016, we helped publicize the Melanoma Foundation of New England's Skinny of Skin training program for beauty industry professionals.
We are part of Maryland's Save your Skin coalition, which is working restrict the use of tanning beds by young people under the age of 18 in the state.
We have sent a check each year to Daughters of Cambodia to support its work.

Financials

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Operations

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WHITE AISLE FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
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Board chair

Christine Garrison

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? 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