Lets Kick ASS Palm Springs (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

Social Connection, HIV & Aging Education and Advocacy

aka Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) Palm Springs   |   PALM SPRINGS, CA   |
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Lets Kick ASS Palm Springs (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

EIN: 82-2652365


The LKA-PS mission is to help reduce the isolation and stress of people living with AIDS Survivors Syndrome (ASS). We do this by organizing social functions which provide opportunities to develop friendships and community. Further, we support education and advocacy to raise awareness of ASS, long-term survivors, and the challenges they face.

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President and Chairman of The Board

Mr. David Kelly

Main address

PO BOX 5482


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Subject area info


Disabled persons' rights

LGBTQ rights



Population served info


LGBTQ people


People with physical disabilities

People with HIV/AIDS

NTEE code info

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

AIDS (G81)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Regularly Scheduled Monthly Social Events

Our regular social events include coffee on two Sunday afternoons, one movie afternoon, one bowling afternoon, one evening of pizza and ice cream, and one potluck dinner hosted by various members in their homes. We do this with minimal costs of approximately $100/month.

Population(s) Served

Through participation at community events or co-sponsoring lectures or discussion groups we seek to educate about and advocate for individuals who are long-term survivors or those who have supported or cared for such individuals. We explain the similarity to PTSD, the effects of isolation and stigma and the strong need for and benefits of creating socialization opportunities that are welcoming, non-judgemental that are open to all ages, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations and HIV status.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Lets Kick ASS Palm Springs (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

Financial data

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Lets Kick ASS Palm Springs (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $14,030
Program Services $600
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $2
Total Revenue $14,632
Program Services $5,730
Administration $3,745
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $9,476

Lets Kick ASS Palm Springs (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $31,572
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $31,572


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

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President and Chairman of The Board

Mr. David Kelly

HIV positive and active in the community for nearly 30 years. Former commissioner of the L.A. County Commission on HIV, member of Priorities and Planning Committee. CAB member of UCLA Care, CWRU/UH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, and HARP. Volunteer of the year for The Life Group L.A. and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Advocate and protester in Sacramento, Washington DC and several other U.S. cities. Conference speaker on HIV and Aging, History of AIDS, HIV Prevention and Care, HIV and People of Color, and other topics.

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Lets Kick ASS Palm Springs (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2023
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Board chair

Mr. David Kelly

Peter B Kostrobala

Timothy Hoeffgren

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 4/10/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

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