BRIDGE II SPORTS
Find the Player Within
BRIDGE II SPORTS
as of March 2023
as of March 13, 2023
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Founder and CEO
Ashley Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Bridge II Sports, a program designed to promote and create sports opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Ashley was born with spina bifida and lives her life as a person with a disability, developing strategies for managing life successfully. She is the mother of three, Xan, Jo and John, and was a member of the National Parakayak Team through USA Canoe and Kayak.
Disability has not stopped her from being an active participant in life, but has caused her to focus and build new strategies for success. She believes that sports and physical activity are the keys to living successfully and healthfully when one has the gift of a disability. The challenge builds character and endurance that makes you a formidable competitor. When individuals and communities’ open doors to activity and sports for people with disabilities, they are giving the gift of access. Advocate, Speaker, Writer
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
BRIDGE II SPORTSOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
BRIDGE II SPORTSBoard of directors
as of 05/12/2022
Board of directors data
Term: 2021 - 2024
First National Bank
99 The Fan/Sports Shop Radio
Founder and CEO
Rogers & Laban Architects
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes
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The organization's leader identifies as:
Race & ethnicity
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Equity strategiesLast updated: 04/09/2020
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- We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
- We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
- 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.
Professional fundraisersFiscal year ending
SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G