EMILY WHITEHEAD FOUNDATION

Activate the Cure for Childhood Cancer

Philipsburg, PA   |  www.EmilyWhiteheadFoundation.org

Mission

Raising funds for pediatric cancer research and promoting awareness of childhood cancers.

Ruling year info

2014

Co-founder

Tom Whitehead

Co-founder

Kari Whitehead

Main address

441 S Centre Street

Philipsburg, PA 16866 USA

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EIN

47-2277599

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to Activate The Cure® for childhood cancer by raising awareness and funding for innovative childhood cancer treatments that are less toxic and more targeted, such as immunotherapy, and to support families fighting childhood cancer.

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?

Funding pediatric cancer research

Provide research grants that will further pediatric cancer immunotherapy.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Inspiration Award 2020

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To improve childhood cancer treatments that are less toxic and more targeted and improves quality of life.

We aim to raise funding for innovative pediatric cancer immunotherapy research and raise awareness of less toxic treatment options for children through:
- Fundraising
- Patient Advocacy & Outreach
- Speaking Engagements
- Social Media

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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EMILY WHITEHEAD FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 2/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

George Eastwood


Board co-chair

Tom Whitehead

Jodie Potter

Pediatric Cancer Patient Advocate

Tom Garrett

Patient Advocate

Jon Condo

Community Leader

Tom Smith

Community Leader

Robert Madonna

Community Leader

Christopher Stott

Community Leader

Kari Whitehead

Patient Advocate

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/24/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.