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Propel A Cure for Crohn's Disease

We believe it is time for a CURE for Crohn's Disease

aka 81-3274536   |   Charlottesville, VA   |  https://propelacure.org/
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Propel A Cure for Crohn's Disease

EIN: 81-3274536


Mission

Our Mission is to raise awareness and funds for innovative medical research that will lead to a CURE for Crohn’s disease. Our Vision is to build a sustainable platform for funding research into cures, focusing on restoring the health and well-being of sufferers so that they can live prosperous, active lives free from pain and drugs. Our Values are embodied in our organization. We are an international, all volunteer, efficient and fully transparent organization promoting global cooperation and collaboration serving patient interests through improving health.

Ruling year info

2016

President & CEO, Founder

Ms. Annabelle Hall

Vice President & Treasurer

Ms. Angela Clark

Main address

259 Glenleigh Road

Charlottesville, VA 22911 USA

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EIN

81-3274536

Subject area info

Health

Diseases and conditions

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Although much research has been carried out to find a cure for Crohn’s disease, scientists and doctors are still debating the cause. Whilst treatments have improved for some, many still suffer daily and end up in the hospital with acute, at times life-threatening conditions. The number of Crohn’s disease cases continue to increase, and in certain places at an alarming rate. Younger and younger children are being diagnosed with this horrific disease and are destined to live their childhood in and out of the hospital. Although for some, treatments effectively keep the symptoms in remission, however, not for everyone and the treatments eventually fail even for those who respond initially. Worse, the medicines themselves carry an enormous risk of dangerous side effects. Clearly, something must be done to change this situation. Accepting the status quo is simply unacceptable. We must do better.

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?

Roadmap to a Cure for Crohn's Disease

To date, no coordinated effort has EVER been made to map out the "knowns" and "unknowns" of Crohn's disease and to devise a research strategy to address our key knowledge gaps. Propel a Cure's Roadmap to Propel a Cure for Crohn's is bringing together the brightest research minds in the world to:
(1) Systematize what we know across fields like genetics, immunology, the microbiome, and more;
(2) Identify what is missing as well as barriers and challenges; and
(3) Develop a detailed research plan to CURE Crohn's.
THE TIME IS LONG PAST DUE!
Propel a Cure has joined forces with the world's most brilliant and motivated researchers and gastroenterologists across the United States, Europe, Canada, and elsewhere in this ambitious, ground-breaking, multi-year, and MUCH-NEEDED research effort.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Caregivers
Families
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.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health, Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses, Caregivers, Families, Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020 it wasn't possible because of Covid. In 2021 because of Covid we pivoted to online video Q&A with research scientists. In 2022 we launched our Roadmap to a Cure for Crohn's disease.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Covid did not allow us to have any public events in 2020 or 2021! 2022 saw our first online peer to peer campaign.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health, Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our social media presence along with our video series interviewing key scientists have attracted a lot of visitors

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Propel a Cure was born out of the realization that there are brilliant minds out in the research world who can make a difference in the fight to cure Crohn's disease. They have the ideas, but they lack the money to carry out the necessary work to bring us a cure. The goal then, for Propel a Cure is to raise funds for promising projects that will bring us one step closer to our goal. All money raised goes to research. There are no overhead costs. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 © (3) organization.

Through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), we are attracting more and more attention, and awareness and encouraging donations via donation buttons.
We have a website with a donate tab.
We had a gala in 2019 which raised a considerable sum and we will reflect on doing one again in the future.
We now have a curated video series where we interview leading researchers in their quest to find a cure for Crohn's disease.
In September 2022 we launched our Roadmap to a Cure for Crohn's disease and raised $45,000 and are planning to meet with key scientists in the spring of 2023 to implement our program.

We are a determined group of individuals, primarily parents of children who are sick. Momma bears if you will! We will not accept failure. If one thing doesn't work, we will find something else that will. We are persistent, resourceful, and resilient. We are rapidly building our support base of like-minded individuals, including patients, caregivers, scientists, and physicians.

Covid took a bite out of all our events but we maintained our presence online. In 2020 we improved our beautiful website, and consistently shared published, peer-reviewed articles on our Facebook page and on our Twitter account.

In 2021 the research project we funded continued to progress and publication is slated for 2023 or 2024.

2022 was a highly productive year where we gained followers and launched our video series interviewing key scientists, enabling the average person to access information not normally available to the layperson. We also launched our Roadmap to a Cure for Crohn's disease campaign, raising $45,000 in funds for this innovative project.

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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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

Financials

Propel A Cure for Crohn's Disease

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Propel A Cure for Crohn's Disease

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $67,591
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $67,591
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $240

Propel A Cure for Crohn's Disease

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $67,591
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $240
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $67,351

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO, Founder

Ms. Annabelle Hall

Annabelle joined the quest for a cure for Crohn’s disease in September 2014 after her son was diagnosed. She watched as her son’s condition quickly deteriorated and feared for his future. Refusing to accept that no cure was possible, she dove into research. Highly committed to helping find a cure, she has been deeply involved in raising awareness and funds for promising research including the Crohn’s MAP Vaccine. In addition, she was the Special Events coordinator for Human Para Foundation. She has strong faith in the power of science and firmly believes that by providing financial support to innovative scientists, a cure is within grasp. Fluent in French, she spent most of her professional career as a high school teacher in Africa, France, Asia and the U.S. She has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and History from the University of California, San Diego and an M.A with Honors in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Vice President & Treasurer

Angela Clark

Originally from Georgia, Angela received her B.A. in political science from Maryville College (TN) and her master’s degree in Western European government and politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In the past, she enjoyed a career in the federal government and also worked in local radio and television. Most recently, she served as a marketing director at a private school. She and her husband have a son and a daughter. Angela became involved in Propel a Cure after the Crohn’s diagnosis of a relative and is passionate about supporting innovative research that pushes beyond the current therapy landscape to ultimately lead us to a cure.

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Propel A Cure for Crohn's Disease

Board of directors
as of 01/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. Annabelle Hall

Propel a Cure

Term: 2020 - 2023

Ildiko Mehes

Angela Clark

Natalie Muccioli

Antony Gout

Tracy Goode Loewenthalw

Linda Metzler

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? 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? Yes
  • 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 1/31/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.