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Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund Inc

CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE CHILD AT A TIME

Dix Hills, NY   |  sjbmf.org

Mission

The mission Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund is to send at-risk, underserved children touched by gun violence to summer sleep-away camp. The purpose is to show these vulnerable and impressionable children that there are positive alternatives to guns and gangs. This combines both Scott's love of camp with his love for children. The Fund believes in Pre-Habilitation. We want to do everything possible to keep vulnerable and impressionable children out of the criminal justice system so we do not have to rehabilitate then after they go into the criminal justice system.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund was established days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS shooting in 2018. The mission of the fund is to send underserved at-risk children touched by gun violence to summer sleep-away camp. Scott was the teacher and cross country coach killed after saving 31 of his students The children the Funds sends to camp come from the most underserved communities. These children come from homeless shelters, single parent homes and domestic violence shelters. The mission is to show these kids that there are positive alternatives to guns, gangs and violence. The goal is to prevent these young impressionable children from becoming part of “criminal justice system” In 2022, the Fund gave out grants totaling $283,600.00 to send 212 children to summer camp. In 2023, the fund gave out grants totaling $378,000.00 to send 262 children to 7 camps in 4 states.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Ms Linda Beigel Schulman

Main address

8 Hart Place/Scott J Beigel Way

Dix Hills, NY 11746 USA

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EIN

82-4450173

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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It is our goal to send at-risk, underserved children touched by gun violence to sleep away camp every summer. Our mission is to demonstrate to these young people that there are viable and real alternatives to gun violence and gang involvement. The Fund's philosophy is for pre-habilitation. The keep vulnerable and impressionable children OUT OF the criminal justice system.

Our programs

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

Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund, Inc

The purpose of the fund, in honor of our son Scott J Beigel, who was the geography teacher and cross country coach killed in Parkland Fla, is to send at-risk, underserved children touched by gun violence to summer sleep-away camp. The goal is to show these vulnerable and impressionable children that there are positive alternatives to guns and gangs. The goal is also to give these children hope for a better future and keep them out of the criminal justice system, PRE-HABILITATION, instead of rehabilitation

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Grant 2019

New York State Legislature

Thomas and Heather Tucker Visionary Award 2021

Fiver Children's Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

Fresh Air Fund 2019

Camp Fiver 2020

SCOPE--Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education 2019

Fiver Children's Foundation 2020

Fresh Air Fund 2021

Fiver Children's Foundation 2021

Camp Hi-Rock 2023

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of campers enrolled

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups

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Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund, Inc

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019, SJBMF gave out grants of $95,800 to send 54 children to 3 camps in NY. In 2023, SJBMF gave out grants of $378,000 to send 262 to 7 camps in 4 states for a total of $1,000,000 since inception

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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On June 10, 2019, the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund presented a check in the amount of $67,200.00 to the Fresh Air Fund to send 32 underprivileged children touch by gun violence to Camp Junior in Harriman, New York. In addition, the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund presented a second check in the amount of $28,600.00 to SCOPE to send another 22 underprivileged children touched by gun violence. The total of our grants in 2019 is $95,800.00.

With the 2020 pandemic, sleep away summer camps were closed. However, with that being said, the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund partnered with Camp Fiver in Poolsville, NY to transition to Camp WiFever, a virtual summer camp. Camp Fiver (WiFiver) received a $25,000.00 grant from the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund which le Camp WiFiver send virtual camp packages to over 300 children.

In 2021, we will be giving out grants totaling $217,000.00 to 6 camps in NY, NJ and Mass. to fund 162 camperships for disadvantaged, at risk children touched by gun violence to go to summer-sleep away camp. In 2022 we increased the number of camps to 7 by adding a camp in Florida. The Fund gave out $283,000.00 to fund 212 camperships. In 2023, we gave out grants totaling $378,000 to fund 262 camperships.

We are trying to raise the necessary funds to send these young children to camp. We have been involved in fund raisers in both Florida and New York. Since Scott was a cross country as well as a teacher, there have been 3 "Run4Beigel" through February 2020.

We now have a total of 6 fundraising events throughout the year which can be found on WWW.SJBMF.org We are alos applying for Federal and State along with private grants.



We have been doing fund raisers as well as interviewing various camps. For the Summer of 2021, we have added three new camps for a total of 6 and increased our grants to these camps, through SCOPE to $217,000.00. We are giving grants only to not-for profit camps through SCOPE and the Fresh-Air Fund. n 2022 we added a 7th camp and gave out campership grants for 2022 of $283,600 and for 2023, $378,000.

On June 10, 2019, the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund presented to the Fresh Air Fund a check in the amount of $67,200.00 to the Fresh Air Fund to send 32 underprivileged children touch by gun violence to Camp Junior in Harriman, New York. In addition, the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund presented a second check in the amount of $28,600.00 to SCOPE to send another 22 underprivileged children touched by gun violence. The total of our grants is $95,800.00. With the pandemic and summer sleep-away camps closed for 2020, we partnered with Camp Fiver to help them transition to Camp WiFiver with a grant of $25,000.00

While Our goal for the summer of 2022 was to send 200 disadvantaged children touched by gun violence back to summer sleep-away camp, we were able to send 212 children with the funds by giving grants of $283,600.00. In 2023, we gave out grants of $378,000.00 to send 262 children to camp.

How we listen

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

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    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

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Financials

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Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
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Board chair

Ms Linda Beigel Schulman

Michael B Schulman

Brian Kaplan

Linda Beigel Schulman

Jason Glick

Jonathan Greene

Douglas Eaton

Mindy Jacobs

Tracey Edwards

Vincent Lopes

Karen Signoracci

Jennifer Cohen

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2024

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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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/06/2024

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.