Spencer C Duncan Make It Count Foundation Inc

Olathe, KS   |  https://makeitcounttoday.org/

Mission

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation exists to honor and assist our nation's veterans and their families.

Ruling year info

2014

Chairman

Dale R. Duncan

Main address

119 N Parker St # 175

Olathe, KS 66061 USA

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EIN

46-5427247

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Veterans returning from deployments or service overseas often struggle with various challenges with reintegration into their communities. Veterans often face difficulties in returning to school to obtain a degree, because of gaps in the available GI Bills or other areas where the benefits are not available. The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation is committed to filling those gaps and assisting student veterans in completing their education. The foundation has established book and tuition scholarships for military veterans seeking financial assistance. Veterans are often struggling with mental health issues and post-traumatic stress from their deployments. The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation is committed to supporting military veterans and organizations serving veterans with therapy and tools to overcome the effects of PTS. The foundation is working to provide grants to assist these veterans and their families.

Our programs

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

Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run is a fund-raising opportunity to provide grants to support military veterans through educational scholarships and support for mental health and sufferers of PTS.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation has established a goal to honor and assist our military veterans and their families in our community. The goal will include additional research to identify the needs of veterans trying to enroll in local educational institutions, and determine where funds can best be used by the institutions to serve their student veteran population.

An additional goal is to identify sources for additional funding to support veterans that are struggling with the effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress. The foundation will continue to build the resources and donor support to meet these specific needs.

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation has developed a primary strategy for focused outreach to convey the primary mission of the foundation and tell the story of Army Specialist Spencer Duncan and his sacrifice. This strategy includes a strengthening of existing relationships with various founding donors and sponsors, and developing new relationships with companies that have a passion for supporting military veterans and their families.

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation is recognized as a reputable and trustworthy foundation, and will continue to provide a conduit for donated funds to be granted to serve many different beneficiaries.

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation has experienced significant growth each year since the founding of the organization. The foundation is an all-volunteer organization and the volunteer support from the community has been a major factor in the ability of the foundation to continue to serve veterans. This strong volunteer base has increased the foundation's capability to meet the primary objectives and goals.

The fundraising outreach has been greatly successful. The donor contributions and grants have increased consistently over the total years of the foundation's existence. Several donors have remained with the foundation from the very beginning through the current year. It is anticipated that the fundraising activities will continue to strengthen the ability of the foundation to increase our support of veterans and meet more needs.

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation has been able to provide more than 450 book and tuition scholarships over the years since the founding of the foundation. In addition, more than 50 veterans have been able to experience an opportunity to participate in a program designed to assist them with PTS and other forms of trauma. The foundation has not provided a total of more than $750,000.00 in grants to organizations serving veterans.

Through more outreach and building the current network of donors and beneficiaries, the Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation will add more educational scholarships each year. The foundation will raise more funds to support even more veterans through the programs that will help them combat their struggles with PTS and other mental health concerns.

The foundation is hopeful to raise more funding to support these causes.

Financials

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Spencer C Duncan Make It Count Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dale Duncan

McLennan Design Inc.

Term: 2012 -

Megan Duncan

John Bennie

Hope Chapel

Ashley Lorenc

Black & Veatch

Jason Parson

Parson & Associates

Tim Richards

Mike Lovell

David Kepper

US Bank

Carol McCoy

Team Rubicon

Organizational demographics

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Heterosexual or Straight
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