Drive Toward a Cure

Drive Toward a Cure for Parkinson's Disease

aka Drive Toward a Cure   |   LOS ANGELES, CA   |
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Drive Toward a Cure

EIN: 81-4940802


Drive Toward a Cure raises funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease research AND patient care by expanding our message throughout the automotive community at large. We aim to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson's, as well as to support the research which will hopefully one day lead to a cure.

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Principal Officer

Deb Pollack


Mark Davidson

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NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Special Assistance Fund

Created to support Parkinson's patients that have been affected by catastrophic events such as earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes -- and require special needs quickly in regard to patient care. Requires application that includes medical information and primary neurological/mobility doctor of record.

Population(s) Served

Drive Toward a Cure worked directly with OHSU (Oregon Heath and Science University) and their Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence to create a "Caregiver Academy" resource center to better support patient care needs.

Population(s) Served

The Drive Toward a Cure "Access to Care" program supports regional Parkinson's Foundation Centers of Excellence to provide grants that benefit fitness and nutritional programs, primary care training in rural communities, fund a Parkinson's Hispanic choir (to exercise vocal cords, further self esteem and during the pandemic, reduced feelings of isolation)- and more --

Centers of Excellence we've supported include those in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Houston, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Population(s) Served

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How we listen

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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

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    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome


Drive Toward a Cure
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 7.89 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 1.6 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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 Drive Toward a Cure’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 2017 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $34,799 $74,526
As % of expenses 15.3% 33.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $34,799 $74,526
As % of expenses 15.3% 33.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $262,446 $300,276
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Program services revenue 77.6% 41.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 22.4% 58.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $227,647 $225,755
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Personnel 0.0% 7.3%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 14.2% 28.8%
All other expenses 85.8% 63.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $227,647 $225,755
One month of savings $18,971 $18,813
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $246,618 $244,568

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2019
Months of cash 2.2 7.4
Months of cash and investments 2.2 7.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.9 7.2
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2019
Cash $41,350 $138,998
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $4,950 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 23.2% 2.3%
Unrestricted net assets $35,576 $135,766
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $35,576 $135,766

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2019
Material data errors No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Deb Pollack

Deb Pollack is a car fan by nature and a brand champion by trade. Since 2009, she has served as publicist for automotive luxury brand and restoration house Singer Vehicle Design – the marque most recognized globally for celebrating the iconic air-cooled Porsche 911 -- and has spent the better part of her professional career representing small companies with big names and big reputations – including Mitsubishi Motors, GM, Ferrari, and Maserati. However, she is also a philanthropist at heart, and for the past decade Deb has advocated the ability to team Cars and Camaraderie™ together to open channels within the automotive industry that support the challenges of Parkinson’s disease and is the founder of national non-profit Drive Toward a Cure®.


Mark Davidson

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/09/2023
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Board chair

Deb Pollack

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Derek Torry

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Kevin Heimbaugh

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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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/20/2023

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Female, Not transgender
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/20/2023

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Policies and processes
  • 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.