National Foundation for Transplants

The first stop for a second chance.

aka National Foundation for Transplants   |   Memphis, TN   |  https://www.transplants.org

Mission

To save lives by removing financial barriers that delay or prevent organ transplantation.

Ruling year info

1984

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Michelle C. Gilchrist

Main address

3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle Suite 100

Memphis, TN 38125 USA

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Formerly known as

Organ Transplant Fund, Inc.

Liver-Organ Transplant Fund, Inc.

EIN

58-1527254

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Pun)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To increase the width of scope of services by building relationships and collaborations that benefit transplant patients.

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?

Raise Hope Fundraising Program

The transplant journey is a long one, and it doesn’t end when the patient receives his or her transplant. Transplant recipients require a lifetime of costly follow-up care and vital medications. At NFT, we are dedicated to helping these individuals so they can afford a second chance at life. To accomplish its mission, NFT provides the following services:Organizes and mobilizes local community fundraising campaigns with volunteer training support, fundraising expertise, ideas and resources throughout the duration of the campaign.Provides advocacy and support to patients facing barriers and obstacles that keep the hope of transplantation out of reach.Provides media outreach on behalf of patients to engage public support, as well as tips for social media engagement.Provides financial assistance and payment services to hospital, doctor, pharmacy and other providers for transplant-related expenses.Offers grants, as funding is available, to help with bone marrow donor searches and other critical needs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2017

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.

What we aim to solve: To eliminate healthcare inefficiencies that influence socio-economic costs associated with receiving lifesaving organs, tissue, related treatment and supporting care that affect transplant patients and their families.

We're able to reach out and help more transplant patients by:
--building strong relationships with transplant centers across the country so the staff at each center understands the importance of their patients fundraising through a reputable, effective organization
--cultivating an active online presence so patients and their families can quickly access information about NFT and how to reach us
--staying up to date about important, relevant things happening in the world of transplantation

We spread the message of organ and tissue donation by:
--participating in community outreach through our annual 5K and a partnership with a local hockey team
--visiting high schools and encouraging students/parents to become registered donors

We can meet these goals through effective, helpful marketing materials for the transplant centers, as well as an up-to-date, user-friendly website. We also interact with patients, families and supporters through our Facebook page in an effort to stay connected and personal. We also have established relationships with local high schools that allow us to reach out to their students with our message of organ and tissue donation.

Since 1983, NFT has helped our fundraising campaigns generate nearly $82 million to help transplant patients in need, and we have reached more than 200,000 people with our message of organ and tissue donation.

Financials

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Operations

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

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National Foundation for Transplants

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Gina Castellaw

ACCESS Data Network Solutions, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Matthew Schneider

Bill Catlette

Contented Cow Partners, LLC

Thomas Harrison

Trustmark National Bank

Gina Castellaw

ACCESS Data Network Solutions, Inc.

Shannon Mitchell-Arthur

Sherry Ennis

EnniMed, LLC

Stephen Sittnick, O.D.

W. Kerby Bowling

Evans/Petree PC

Michelle Gilchrist

National Foundation for Transplants, Inc.

Hunter Acosta

ADP

Phineas Agar

Samlyn Capital, LLC

Marcus Martinez

FedEx

Brad Ziemba

Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

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? No
  • 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