Adding Donors...Saving Lives...One Campus at a Time

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EIN: 27-3566826


The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation's mission is simple and straightforward. Utilizing the power of collegiate athletics, we recruit college football teams nationwide to host marrow donor registry drives. In turn, we are able to add many new healthy, ethnically diverse students to the Be The Match Registry® year after year. Our joint initiative with Be The Match®, titled "Get in the Game. Save a Life." (GITG), has added more than 200,000 registrants to date. Most importantly, since 2008, 1,039 GITG registrants have been identified as a patient's perfect match. These 1,039 courageous and selfless individuals all honored their commitment to save a life and donated their stem cells or bone marrow to a patient in need. One life saved would have been enough. We have helped save thousands!

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Mr. Andy Talley

Executive Director

Ms. Karen Fleming

Main address

237 W Lancaster Ave, Ste 201

Devon, PA 19333 USA

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Subject area info

Diseases and conditions


Population served info

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Each year, tens of thousands of patients diagnosed with life threatening diseases, such as leukemia or lymphoma, find themselves in desperate need of a transplant. The chances of a patient finding a family related donor is only 30%, leaving most patients to rely on an anonymous donor from a registry. Our work helps to add young, healthy, ethnically diverse donors to the Be The Match® Registry, increasing the odds these patients will find a life-saving match. The ideal profile of a donor is a young male between the ages of 18 and 24, which is exactly our niche! We recruit the most desired donors, and because of that, we are one of the most successful donor recruitment programs in the country. Nationally, 1 in every 430 registrants goes on to donate. Our GITG drives outperform the national average by 3.2 times, more than tripling the odds that those who sign up at our drives will become a life-saving donor.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

"Get in the Game. Save a Life." (GITG)

Over the past 15 years, Coach Talley has enlisted 250 college football programs to participate in GITG. Each program hosts their own on-campus donor drive each Spring. The football players span the campus, educating and recruiting people to take the cheek swab test, thereby registering themselves as potential bone marrow donors on the Be the Match® Registry. Since 2008, GITG registry drives have been responsible for adding more than 200,000 potential donors. More importantly, there have been 1,039 transplants that have occurred with GITG donors! That means 1,039 patients have been given a second chance at life!

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

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 GITG life-saving marrow or stem cell transplants

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Population(s) Served


Related Program

"Get in the Game. Save a Life." (GITG)

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

It is our hope that someday every college and university will host a "Get in the Game. Save a Life" (GITG) campus registry drive. We would like to substantially increase our number of new donors each year, leading to an increased number of available matches for patients and even more lives saved! With his years of experience paired alongside tremendous support from the Be The Match®, his college coaching peers, and the community, Coach Talley looks forward to growing his foundation and the GITG program into a national presence.

People living with blood cancers and blood disorders know that a cure is within reach. But for these patients, the cure isn’t a “what” – but a “who.” Finding the “who” can be very difficult, especially for African Americans and others with diverse ethnic backgrounds. Persons of African-American descent make up only 4% of the Be the Match Registry®, leaving these patients with only a 29% chance of finding a donor. In contrast, Caucasian patients have a 77% chance, tripling their success rate. Patients of Asian, Hispanic, Latino and Native American descent also have significantly lower chances of finding a match. The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation continues to build and expand our relationships with historically black colleges and universities and diverse campuses nationwide to increase the odds for ALL patients to find their match.

We are a small but mighty organization! On a shoestring budget we have registered up to 14,000 new donors a year to the Be The Match Registry®. This is an amazing accomplishment! We have become one of the most successful marrow/stem cell recruitment programs in the world, but we know we can do more. We are very successfully expanding our efforts to recruit more and larger college football programs across the United States. We are working closely with both the Maxwell Club, sponsoring the prestigious "Get in the Game Impact" award at their annual Awards Gala, and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), recruiting new teams at their annual conference. We have also created a GITG Coaches Council consisting of 20 diverse collegiate football coaches from across the U.S. committed to program growth and expansion. We are very excited about the enthusiasm and creativity shown by this group and their willingness to use their own personal networks to expand the GITG program.

The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation is in a strong position to succeed. Our Founder, Hall of Fame former Villanova Head Football Coach Andy Talley is well-respected in collegiate athletics. He has been in the profession for almost 50 years and has a strong network of friends and colleagues. At the time of his retirement, Coach Talley was the all-time winningest coach in Division 1 football, including both the FCS and FBS levels. Coach Talley has built many lasting relationships along his career, and his peers have watched him successfully grow the Be the Match® registry while at the same time continuing a winning football tradition at Villanova University! The Foundation is growing in size and financial strength as we work with the American Football Coaches Association and the Maxwell Club to increase awareness of the need for bone marrow/stem cell donors and focus on adding more colleges and universities to our program.

With a small organization we have registered more than 155,000 donors since 2008 with the help of 250 colleges and universities. This is an amazing accomplishment. We have also provided more than 877 patients a second chance at life they and their families so desperately wanted. There is currently an urgent need for ethnically diverse donors on the Registry. The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation is working to reduce this racial disparity by hosting drives and adding donors at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other colleges with large percentages of diverse students. There is also a continuing need for young donors as older donors age out of the Registry. Thanks to the tremendous support from his college coaching peers, their players, the students and campus community, Coach Talley has been able to achieve a national presence for both his organization and the Get In The Game program. The Foundation has its sight set on reaching 1,000 young, healthy, diverse donors within the next two years.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 912.18 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.5 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of ANDY TALLEY BONE MARROW FOUNDATION’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $12,846 $40,538 $93,586 $47,797 $52,014
As % of expenses 7.2% 17.0% 39.9% 15.8% 15.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $10,812 $39,013 $92,082 $45,506 $50,011
As % of expenses 6.0% 16.2% 39.0% 14.9% 15.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $196,190 $272,702 $324,035 $344,682 $387,047
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.1% 39.0% 18.8% 6.4% 12.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 1.0% 1.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 5.5% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.1% 99.5% 93.6% 93.5% 88.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $179,449 $238,892 $234,795 $302,672 $332,269
Total expenses, % change over prior year -7.3% 33.1% -1.7% 28.9% 9.8%
Personnel 36.5% 41.8% 58.7% 59.7% 49.4%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 9.0% 7.9% 11.0%
Occupancy 5.6% 4.6% 6.1% 4.9% 4.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 57.9% 53.6% 26.2% 27.5% 35.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $181,483 $240,417 $236,299 $304,963 $334,272
One month of savings $14,954 $19,908 $19,566 $25,223 $27,689
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $2,389 $2,462 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $196,437 $260,325 $258,254 $332,648 $361,961

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 10.7 5.8 9.9 5.1 4.7
Months of cash and investments 10.7 10.1 14.6 13.1 13.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.3 9.7 14.5 13.1 13.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $159,947 $115,315 $193,458 $128,989 $128,888
Investments $0 $84,878 $92,290 $201,059 $253,198
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $8,442 $9,692 $12,081 $14,543 $14,543
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 57.3% 65.6% 65.1% 69.8% 83.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.6% 3.3% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $157,729 $196,742 $288,824 $334,330 $384,341
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $157,729 $196,742 $288,824 $334,330 $384,341

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Mr. Andy Talley

College Football Hall of Fame Coach Andy Talley is a legendary coach with numerous accolades, including leading Villanova to a National Championship in 2009. His most important work, however, started in 1992 when he began hosting donor recruitment drives on the campus of Villanova. Coach Talley became interested in helping cancer patients while listening to a health segment on a radio program about the severe need for bone marrow donors. Coach Talley realized he had access to 90 healthy football players and began his quest. With many successful drives under his belt, and a deeper understanding of just how powerful collegiate athletics could be OFF the field, he expanded his efforts. In 2008, he formally partnered with the Be The Match Registry® and began the “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” (GITG) program to recruit college football teams around the country to do what he had been doing in his own back yard: host drives, help patients find their DNA “match”, and save a lot of lives.

Executive Director

Karen Fleming

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 10/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Matt Tomasicchio

Partner, KPMG, LLP

Term: 2021 - 2024

Andy Talley

Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation

Krista Ross

Be The Match

Thomas Toscani

Toscani & Gillin, P.C.

Joe Walton


Erin Horvath


Matt Tomasicchio


Keith Henry

JP Morgan

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? 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? 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 10/2/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/08/2021

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