Health—General & Rehabilitative

FAMILY COPELAND FOUNDATION

Save a life. Train a Midwife.

La Quinta, CA   |  www.familycopelandfoundation.org

Mission

The Family Copeland Foundation was established in May 2014 to provide support to the students, teachers, and administrators of St. Mary’s Midwifery Training School in Kalongo, Uganda, in the form of educational scholarships, facility improvements, teaching aids as well as promotion of the school itself.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Mr William Copeland

Main address

48245 Vista Calico

La Quinta, CA 92253 USA

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EIN

46-5345374

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Nursing Services General (includes Candy Stripers) (E90)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Scholarships to attend St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in Uganda

Provide scholarships for young Ugandan women to attend St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in Northern Uganda.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
General/Unspecified
Budget
$10,000

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 financial aid award per FTE student

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

Females,Adults,People of African descent

Related Program

Scholarships to attend St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in Uganda

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

$1,800 in financial aid per student covers the complete cost for books, tuition, room and board for 30 months of the Midwifery Certificate degree at St. Mary's Midwifery School in Kalongo, Uganda.

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

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

Females,Adults,People of African descent

Related Program

Scholarships to attend St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in Uganda

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-entry undergraduate program students who identify themselves as 'visible minorities'or 'non-white'

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

Females,Adults,People of African descent

Related Program

Scholarships to attend St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in Uganda

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All scholarship recipients are citizens of Uganda.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Since the inception of the Family Copeland Foundation in May 2014 we have provided sixteen scholarships for women to attend St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in Uganda. Fourteen girls have graduated from St. Mary's and have passed their certification exams and are practicing midwives. Angwech Agness: 2014 Scholarship Recipient “I would like to become a midwife in order to take care of and make safe the lives of pregnant mothers in my community as well as the whole world. I am very pleased with this new hope of sponsorship from Family Copeland Foundation and I am so grateful to the Almighty Father for having granted me this opportunity." “I come from a very poor family. My father is old and sickly. I have 10 brothers and sisters. I am from Pabbo village in Northern Uganda." Munguleni Gloria: 2014 Scholarship Recipient “I would love to become a midwife so that I can stand by the government in supporting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals; most especially to strive to reduce the maternal mortality rate among pregnant mothers by providing quality services. I am a girl from a poor family background and it has been through God's grace with a lot of struggles to reach this educational level." Gloria began pursuing a Certificate in Midwifery at St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in April 2014. Gloria's mother is a primary school teacher in the village of Abira in Northern Uganda. She is determined that all four of her children will receive a higher education. However, her meager salary barely provides for the family's survival with little left over for schooling. No father is present in the home. “Becoming a midwife has been my dream. However, my ambition goes beyond the level of a Certificate in Midwifery. I would also like to return to school to obtain a Diploma in Midwifery after I have become a practicing midwife. It is my prayers and belief to become one of the best midwives in Uganda and beyond." Alezuyo Agnes: 2015 Scholarship Recipient “To my donors, sincerely my words are not enough to express what you have done to me. I can just say may the Lord God continue to protect, guide, and bless them, their family, friends, and relatives and bless the hand that gives so that they may receive more and I would involve them in anything I do in my life because they are more like my parents, my relatives, and friends. Agnes began pursuing a Certificate in Midwifery at St. Mary's Midwifery Training School in April 2015.

Solicit contributions from family and friends. Establish a broader base of people aware of the foundation through social media using the website, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media. Obtain press coverage via direct contacts with media. Make various church groups aware of the foundation and the school.

Experienced foundation management.<br/>Highly qualified board of directors.<br/>Very involved Board of Directors who are actively involved in implementing and improving strategic vision

Are funds raised by contributions meeting overall fundraising objectives.<br/>Number of people and organizations who are contributing to the foundation.<br/>Provide scholarships to young women.<br/>Scholarship recipients graduate and provide maternal health care services to communities in need.

As of December 2018 sufficient funds have been raised to enable awarding scholarships for sixteen girls. Fourteen have graduated from St. Mary's and are practicing midwives.

Financials

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FAMILY COPELAND FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 4/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

William Copeland

Holly Copeland

Lesley Phillips

Vicki Graves

Rosanne Kumins

Julie Poutre

Randy Stolle

Bob Duste

Sharon Duste

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? No

Keywords

Midwives, Education, Uganda, womens empowerment, saving lives, scholarships, catholic charity, public charity, peace corps