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Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation

Dedicated to serving the Army Aviation Community and its Gold Star Families

aka Blue Skies Foundation   |   Encino, CA   |  https://www.thebrotallionblueskiesfoundation.org/

Mission

The mission of the Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation is to provide financial assistance, support services, and advocacy for members of the Army Aviation branch and their family members. The foundation is a veteran-founded nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Army Aviation community and its Gold Star Families. In addition to providing financial support to our Gold Star Families, we ensure that the fallen aircrewmembers' legacies are never forgotten. We honor our fallen brothers and sisters through generous donations, volunteering, business relationships, and the sale of apparel from our shop.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Spencer Payne

Deputy Director

Brett Kroll

Main address

15915 Ventura Blvd Ste 303

Encino, CA 91436 USA

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EIN

85-1893450

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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Our programs

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

Gold Star Financial Support

As a matter of practice, we step in and aid the families affected by a Class A (fatal) Army Aviation mishap. Each family is sent a $2,500 check or ACH for immediate casualty assistance.

In addition to the immediate casualty assistance, we begin a month-long fundraiser and design a T-shirt unique to each mishap that we support.

100% of the profits of these shirts are granted to the Gold Star families. These funds form the memorial apparel, and the fundraiser provides assistance with family travel, lodging, incidentals, etc.

Population(s) Served
Widows and widowers

In its 2020 report, Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid, the College Board reports that a moderate college budget for an in-state student attending a four-year public college in 2020-2021 averages $26,820 per year.

This program, funded through the Blue Skies Endowment Fund, is designed to support the educational aspirations of the children of fallen aircrew by providing financial assistance to cover tuition, room and board, and books for both traditional college and trade school programs. Recognizing the diverse career paths and educational needs of these children, the Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation is committed to supporting their journey, whether it leads to a university degree or skilled trade certification.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

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 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Spencer Payne

Brett Kroll

Brotallion/MI ARNG

Kyle Kilroy

ACCO Engineered Systems

Tyler Luxion

U.S. Army

Ross Yates

Gutwein Law

Mike Hultquist

U.S. Army

Rob Purdy

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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
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 4/24/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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