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Laurie Schoendorfer Endowment for Education

"Education is the key to economic mobility"

Newport Beach, CA   |  https://www.lsendowment.org/

Mission

THE LAURIE SCHOENDORFER ENDOWMENT FOR EDUCATION IS A NON-PROFIT ENDOWMENT THAT PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPOVERISHED STUDENTS WITH MOBILITY-RELATED DISABILITIES IN THIRD WORLD ENVIRONMENTS.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Don Schoendorfer

Main address

4400 Macarthur Blvd Ste 900

Newport Beach, CA 92660 USA

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EIN

82-3807198

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

LSEE wants to expand its reach to additional developing countries, in addition to Vietnam. We need to vet out experienced partners in these countries to work with so we can provide education for wheelchair bound users. We can leverage our relationship with free wheelchair mission distribution partners to locate scholarship applicants, as well as coordinate the disbursement of scholarship funds

Our programs

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

Laurie's Scholars

Laurie's Scholars provides scholarships to applicants who express desire to become self-supporting, to help their families or start their own. In so doing this, their examples will help erase the marginalization against humans with physical disabilities – around the world. Our top three goals are: Provide an education for wheelchair users in developing countries; give a wheelchair user in developing countries an opportunity through education to be financially independent through employment and owning a business; and give a wheelchair user in developing countries an opportunity through education to change their communities mores as they relate to handicapped individuals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People of Asian descent
People of Latin American descent

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 students registered with accessibility services by campus

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

Unemployed people, People with disabilities, Students, People of South Asian descent, Extremely poor people

Related Program

Laurie's Scholars

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

Provide wheelchair users in new developing countries an opportunity through education to be financially independent through employment and owning a business. We feel that our grants will change their communities mores as they relate to handicapped individuals.

By providing free education to motivated wheelchair bound individuals, these individuals can become self sufficient.
Engage in strategic partnerships with other nonprofit, public and/or private sector organizations.
Interface with government agencies regarding coordination of payment of benefits to wheelchair users.
Engage in thought leadership activities such as presenting at conferences and publishing research.
Community building, training and/or organizing. Host periodic community attended focus groups.
Raise awareness of mission and cause through marketing activities, social media, and publish quarterly newsletters that report new scholarships granted

We have an experienced team of CPA's, attorneys, and individuals who have years of experience working with non-profit organizations. They have extensively traveled through the world in developing nations and have first hand knowledge of their needs. Our team includes the founder of Free Wheelchair Mission, which has provided over a million wheelchairs in over 90 countries.

We have identified several counties to expand our reach. We are in the process of vetting out strategic partners in these countries to work with. These partners are a key to our success, so we can identify those applicants, monitor their education progress, and follow up with them after graduation.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Laurie Schoendorfer Endowment for Education

Board of directors
as of 08/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Don Schoendorfer

Laurie Schoendorfer Endowment for Education

Term: 2017 -

Robert Wright

Wright Ford Young & Co.

Meryl Resnick