The Bee Foundation

Changing lives through preventative research

Wayne, PA   |  www.thebeefoundation.org

Mission

The mission of The Bee Foundation is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and increase funding for preventative research that saves lives. We are building a robust and dynamic brain aneurysm research community with our Scientific Advisory Board, donors and network of researchers interested in grant funding to support meaningful research. Our community, anchored by our grant recipients, is committed to advancing brain aneurysm research.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Erin J Kreszl

Director of Research & Policy

Christine Kondra

Main address

303 West Lancaster Avenue #334

Wayne, PA 19087 USA

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EIN

47-1133312

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Brain Disorders (H48)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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TBF Preventative Research Grant

Funds are being requested for the TBF Preventative Research Grant Program. All money raised is dedicated to funding brain aneurysm research that is directed at early detection, pathophysiology and/or genetic predisposition of brain aneurysms. Since 2014, TBF has funded over $500K in preventative research and fellowships across 9 research grants and 1 fellowship.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We are building a robust and dynamic brain aneurysm research community with our Scientific Advisory Board, donors and network of researchers interested in grant funding to support meaningful research. Our community, anchored by our grant recipients, is committed to advancing brain aneurysm research.

The Bee Foundation's research grants serve the broad public, as we are all at risk of having a brain aneurysm. 1 in 50 people in the US have an unruptured brain aneurysm and the annul rate of rupture is ~30,000 in the U.S. 40% of people with a ruptured aneurysm will will die as a result. Of those that survive, 66% will suffer a permanent defecit. There are 500,000 deaths worldwide from brain aneurysm rupture and half the victims are under 50 years old. Even more compelling is the fact that women are more likely to suffer from a brain aneurysm rupture at a rate of 3:2. The goal of the TBF Research Grants are to reduce the number of deaths associated with brain aneurysm ruptures and ultimately save lives.

Funds are being requested for the TBF Preventative Research Grant Program. All money raised is dedicated to funding brain aneurysm research that is directed at early detection, pathophysiology and/or genetic predisposition of brain aneurysms. In 2016 and 2017 we gave out Research Grants to Mount Sinai, Massachusetts General Hospital and The Barrow Institute. We are currently in the process of accepting applications for our 2018 Research Grant and plan to announce the recipient in late May. The purpose of these grants have focused on studying the characteristics of detected brain aneurysms based on longitudinal data in order to better determine the risk of rupture. This research has not been done before and has the potential to make a lasting impact of the risk factors associated with brain aneurysm ruptures and ultimately brain aneurysm fatalities. Our Scientific Advisory Board which is comprised of doctors from around the country, specializing in the neurological science field, are in the process of selecting the 2018 research grant recipients. All money raised in 2018 will be dedicated to a 2019 Research Grant again focused on the early detection and prevention of brain aneurysm ruptures. A Church & Dwight EGF grant would have direct impact on the amount dedicated to brain aneurysm research in 2019.

TBF Research Grants are dedicated to funding brain aneurysm research that is directed at early detection, pathophysiology and/or genetic predisposition of brain aneurysms. Our Scientific Advisory Board is responsible for reviewing and recommending research grant recipients to the TBF Board of Directors. In 2015 we issued our first research preventative research grant to UCLA. In 2016 and 2017 we gave out Research Grants to Mount Sinai, Massachusetts General Hospital and The Barrow Institute. We are currently in the process of accepting applications for our 2018 Research Grant and plan to announce the recipient in late May. The purpose of these grants have focused on studying the characteristics of detected brain aneurysms based on longitudinal data in order to better determine the risk of rupture. This research has not been done before and has the potential to make a lasting impact of the risk factors associated with brain aneurysm ruptures and ultimately brain aneurysm fatalities.

Financials

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The Bee Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Erin Kreszl


Board co-chair

Christine Doherty

Steven McIlwain

Vynamic

Alison Sedney

Cartus Corportation & mother of Jennifer Sedney

Michael Kane

Gannett East Group

Todd Helton

Mark Stevens

HartfordFunds

Alyssa Duggan

J Mocco

Mt. Sinai New York

Eileen Smith

Vynamic

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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