Bumblebee Foundation Inc
Supporting Pediatric Cancer Families
Bumblebee Foundation Inc
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Executive Director, Co-Founder
Heather Siegfried Donatini
Heather serves as the foundation's Executive Director and Co-Founder. She is a Liberal Studies major from Cal Poly Pomona, and worked as an Executive Assistant for many years at a Graduate University of Medical Sciences before becoming a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her first son, Jarren. After Jarren's passing from a rare form of liver cancer (Hapatoblastoma) at the age of 4 1/2, Heather and her husband Jason created the BumbleBee Foundation in 2011 to assist other families on their pediatric cancer journey. Heather is grateful to have the opportunity to run the foundation's day-today operations and enjoys being able to share love and hope with the cancer kiddos who become part of her "family". Heather continues to be an involved mom to two more blessings that bring much love and grace. She is as passionate about her faith in Christ as she is about her family and the BumbleBee Foundation.
President, BumbleBee Foundation
Jason is the Co-Founder and President of the BumbleBee Foundation. He studied political science, but left to pursue a career in the HVAC industry while simultaneously completing his certification in an apprentice training program. He is currently the Vice-President for Vision Mechanical Services. The BumbleBee Foundation was born of Jason's vision as he and his wife were so moved with the outpouring of love and support from friends, family, and community, while their son Jarren was diagnosed and battled liver cancer for eighteen months. He has a fervent desire to support fathers of pediatric cancer families. He is a devout Christian, husband, and father who enjoys cooking, golf, and traveling.
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Bumblebee Foundation IncOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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Bumblebee Foundation IncBoard of directors
as of 03/14/2023
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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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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 01/14/2021
- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- 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 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 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.