The Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support

aka PGCS   |   Murrayville, GA   |
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The Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support

EIN: 46-2114494


The mission of PGCS is to reduce the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis for women undergoing treatment for any GYN cancer in NE Georgia. Funds are given for daily, non-insured expenses such as gas, groceries, utilities, and non-insured medications.

Ruling year info


Co-founder and CEO

Karen Sue Sigmon-Nosach

Main address

7711 Dogwood Way

Murrayville, GA 30564 USA

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Subject area info


Population served info

Women and girls

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gynecological cancers are the most feared, most deadly, and most under-funded with regards to research. Our aim is to address these issues by supporting patients undergoing treatment by providing funds for nourishing foods, funds for transportation to treatment, and lodging prior to surgery. Funds are given directly to patients who are chosen by chemo nurses based on immediate need.

Our programs

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

Below the Belt Fund

Funds given for daily, non-insured expenses such as gas for transportation to treatments, groceries, utilities, and prescriptions not covered by insurance.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of PGCS is to raise awareness of gynecological cancers through fundraising, participation in health events and seminars, and providing free wigs to under-insured patients receiving treatment.

PGCS continues to have one major fundraiser annually which is the primary funder of activities. Increased brand awareness also increaes grants, donations, and memorials.

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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


The Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

The Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Co-founder and CEO

Karen Sue Sigmon-Nosach

I am a 19+ year ovarian cancer survivor who lives NE Georgia on Lake Lanier with my husband of 40 years, a dog and a cat (both adopted). My background is from corporate America, but I have also started several successful businesses. I am an avid exerciser, gourmet cook, and enjoy antique shopping.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

The Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Sue Sigmon-Nosach


Term: 2013 -

Jack Price

Barbara Gambill

Debbie Jacobs

Dr. Andrew Green

Anslee Wilson

Beth Kendrick

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? 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/17/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/17/2023

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  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.