NOLANS HERO FOUNDATION

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation

Pittsfield, ME   |  www.nolansherofoundation.org

Mission

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to carry on the mission of Nolan Berthelette, a Pittsfield youth, who suffered a fatal brain aneurysm at the age of 14. Our goal is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and to support those who are finding ways to be a H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities) in the lives of others. We also want to inspire and encourage youth to participate in academics, exercise, music, sports, and a love for the outdoors and nature. These are all things Nolan loved and excelled in.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Ray Berthelette

Main address

324 Hamilton Terrace

Pittsfield, ME 04967 USA

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EIN

47-3806998

NTEE code info

Citizen Participation (W24)

Organ and Tissue Bank (E65)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Brain aneurysms are often referred to as a silent killer or ticking time bomb. Many of us go our whole lives without know that we have an aneurysm. The only way to know for sure is with an MRI. If detected early, doctors can do something about it and save your life. Most of us know little about brain aneurysms until it effects us or someone we know and love. There are warning signs and things you can talk to your doctor about to reduce the risk. The general public needs to be better informed about these warning signs and risks.

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?

Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Our mission is to provide support to the brain aneurysm community, raise public awareness regarding early detection and treatment and to help fund research. Our goal is to help save lives!

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of H.E.R.O.'s recognized.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

H.E.R.O.'s that we have recognized.

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We plan on researching and applying for grants.

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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

Health

Related Program

Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Maine Brain Aneurysm Association to go towards brain aneurysm research.

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.

We are aiming to educate the public on the warning signs and risks of brain aneurysms. We also donate to those who have a direct impact on brain aneurysm research.

We hold events such as our annual 5K to raise money, but also to educate those who attend.

We sell merchandise to raise money to put on events and to donate to the Maine Brain Aneurysm Association which goes directly to doctors and hospitals that conduct research.

We are looking to do more paid public appearances to speak about Brain Aneurysm Awareness, Organ Donation, H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities), Overcoming Adversity, Determination, Seeing the Best in Situations and in Others, Motivational Speeches.

Our capabilities are limited due to our limited budget, being a new non-profit, and having limited exposure on a national level.

We are working to increase our visibility through the use of social media.

We have acquired merchandise which we sell and have events that bring in a little money each year.

We continue to acknowledge more H.E.R.O.'s each year and now have an interactive map on our web site where you can see where these H.E.R.O.'s live and why they were nominated.

We continue to grow our social media presence and following.

We have spoke at a couple public events.

Financials

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Operations

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

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NOLANS HERO FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 12/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ray Berthelette

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Amy Berthelette

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation

Term: 2015 -

Rochelle Varney

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation

April McAlpine

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation

William Lyons

Nolan's H.E.R.O. Foundation

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? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/04/2021

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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 with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability