The Brony Thank You Fund Incorporated

Londonderry, NH   |  http://www.bronythankyoufund.org

Mission

The Brony Thank You Fund serves children and young adults, raising money to support programs that help them with their education journey, and in improving the quality of their lives. In the past, the Fund has supported organizations such as the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign, Engineers without Borders USA, the College View School, and GLSEN. In 2014, we endowed a scholarship in perpetutity at the California Institute for the Arts. For the past two years, we have primarily worked in support of cancer research through donations to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The Fund also serves as an educational resource to the Brony community, helping groups that wish to fundraise to avoid legal and financial pitfalls, and advising bronies on safe and effective charitable giving practices.

Ruling year info

2013

President and Chairman of the Board

Mr. James M Turner

Vice President

Mr. Andrew Schwartz

Main address

PO Box 787

Londonderry, NH 03053 USA

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EIN

45-5231499

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Cancer (G30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We seek to aid children and young adults with issues that impact their ability to thrive and succeed. For example, cancer is an obvious example of an illness that cuts off the lives of far too many children before they can even start to make a life for themselves.

Our programs

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

Cancer Research

For the past 4 years, we have primarily raised funds in support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

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Number of volunteers

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Goals & Strategy

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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 think that the Brony community is itself an example of how what might seem to be a "kids show" can in fact inspire both children and adults to greater things.

We also want to support children and young adults in more traditional ways, such as helping impoverished kids to get an education, to protect kids from bullying and discrimination, and to provide a safe environment for them to live.

We do not directly implement programs. Instead, we seek out programs that we believe are already making a difference, and provide support to them. Through organizations such as CalArts and The Marine Toys for Tots Campaign, we think we can make the most impact.

The board of directors, who implement most of the fundraising activities of the Fund, are well connected in both the fan and professional Brony community. Through them, the Fund is able to reach out to both the large fan population, and the artists and businesses that serve the fans. As a result, the Fund is able to acquire donations to auction or offer as prizes, as well as to motivate the bronies around the world to directly donate to support the fund's goals.

Obviously, receiving 501(c)(3) designation is a major step forward for the Fund. We are also starting to more effectively leverage our existing donor base, to solicit recurring donations. We would like to transition away from premiums as a donation motivator, as shipping posters and calendars is expensive, and toward high-value corporate donations that we can auction or raffle.

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Brony Thank You Fund Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2019
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Board chair

James Turner

James Turner

Sabrina Alberghetti

Andrew Schwartz

Amy Keating Rogers

Robert Harris

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
  • 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