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Radiant Health Centers

 17982 Sky Park Circle, #J
 Irvine, CA 92614
[P] (949) 809-5705
[F] (949) 809-5779
[email protected]
Philip Yaeger
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Organization DBA Radiant Health Centers
Former Names AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (2017)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0126481 00000


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $12,256,444.00
Projected Revenue $12,237,289.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Nutrition Services Program
  • HIV Case Management
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing
  • LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health
  • Family & Children's Program

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Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

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Mission Statement

Background Statement

Radiant Health Centers (RHC) was founded as AIDS Services Foundation Orange County in 1985 by a small, dedicated group of community volunteers as a means of providing support to friends and loved ones who were dying of AIDS, had nowhere to turn, and were in desperate need of help. The agency grew from helping individuals with AIDS die with dignity and compassion to supporting people living with HIV disease through comprehensive social services and access to medical resources as well as critical prevention and education outreach services. Today, RHC is the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit HIV disease service agency in Orange County.

Because HIV treatment and prevention is increasingly about equal access to healthcare and medication, AIDS Services Foundation Orange County developed a plan to further expand services and adopted Radiant Health Centers as its new name in December 2017. As RHC, we will continue to provide our traditional HIV testing and prevention outreach, as well as our long-standing social services to the HIV-positive community, while also creating a safe space to help other vulnerable members of our community with emphasis on LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) populations. As of 2018, we provide mental health services and food pantry access to the LGBTQ+ community regardless of HIV status.

Each year, RHC helps more than 1,550 men, women, children, and families in Orange County. Our social services include food, transportation, transitional housing, emergency financial assistance, kids and family programs, support groups, mental health groups, and HIV education and prevention services. Our medical services include medical case management, benefits counseling, mental health counseling, and nutritional programs with more on the way.

Impact Statement

The Orange County Health Care Agency estimates that more than 7,500 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Orange County. While 6,711 people know they are infected, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than 941 other people are infected, but unaware of it. This is dangerous for the infected person, as well as the community at large, because people who are unaware they are infected tend to have unprotected sex at a much higher rate than those who know their status.

In 2017 alone, 303 individuals were newly diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Another 55 individuals were concurrently diagnosed with AIDS, indicating the individual was living with HIV disease but unaware of their status for a significant amount of time. Of those living with HIV disease in Orange County, an estimated 57.2% have a suppressed viral load. The city of Santa Ana, where Radiant Health operates a service site, has the highest rate of residents newly diagnosed with HIV. To stem the tide of HIV disease in our community and continue to steadily reduce the number of new infections each year, it is imperative that a larger portion of individuals living with HIV disease achieve viral suppression.

Radiant Health Centers formerly AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) provides comprehensive intervention, education, and outreach programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, and educates the community to help stop the spread of the illness. We also provide mental health services and food pantry access to the LGBTQ+ community to advance health equity. Our clients are increasingly diverse, but a common factor is poverty. Over half live on less than $1,000 per month, and 75% live on $1,400 or less per month.

Needs Statement

Radiant Health Centers is in need of corporate partners willing to take on the subject of HIV and LGBTQ+ health equity. We need partners that help us promote the continued need for outreach, testing, mental health, and case management to a public that is generally unaware of the problem in Orange County. We also need those partners to give financial and/or in-kind support to help reach those goals. Additionally, Radiant Health Centers has the goal to expand our services to include medical care for our clients. We have recently expanded our services to include family planning, and need partners who will help us further expand our capacity to provide needed medical services that are integrated with comprehensive support.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement

Radiant Health Centers formerly known as AIDS Services Foundation (ASF). Each of our board members has a story or reason about how they got involved with ASF. I have been involved with ASF since its inception 31 years ago. My partner, Jeff Benedick, was actually one of the original cast members of the real first Splash when it started at Ken and Al's backyard pool. The donations raised during that fundraiser became the seed money for the establishment of ASF as an organization. I have been involved with ASF ever since as an annual donor, attending annual Splash events, and participating in the early years of AIDS Walk when it was at the University of California Irvine.

Despite my knowledge of all the good work that ASF did for its clients, what truly endeared me to ASF was when we actually used it services. In 1993, after visiting a former roommate in San Francisco and discovering that he was extremely ill with AIDS and barely able to make it on his own, Jeff and I took him in. To our astonishment, his parents, who lived in Newport Beach and who we knew, would not take him in or help with his care. He was so ill that, with each of us working more than full time, there was no way we could have adequately cared for our friend at our home, and kept him out of a skilled nursing facility for as long as we did, without the help and support that ASF rendered. Unfortunately, after nine months of assistance from ASF, his health care needs exceeded what we could provide at home and he did have to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility in his final days.

Having witnessed all the care and compassion given to our dear friend by the nurses and caregivers at ASF, I felt joining the board was my opportunity and obligation to pay it back and to pay it forward. That experience is what keeps me passionate about my role at ASF. I now want to continue and add to the legacy that is ASF.

To ensure the future success of ASF, the board has developed a three-year strategic plan. During annual weekend retreats, artfully organized by our board coach Marlene Wood, the board has truly recognized the need to become much more strategic in our operations and approach to leadership. As a result, I strongly feel that the board has become much more cohesive and focused.

It is my intention to continue to foster that enthusiasm. And, as our chief executive, Phil Yaeger, has done over these last two years of Marlene’s assistance to the board, I will endeavor to continue to learn from Marlene's experience.

A major focus of our board is HIV prevention. That focus becomes all the more paramount when considering the statistics that 7,000 people in Orange County are living with HIV/AIDS. More unsettling is the fact that on average five people per week are becoming infected with HIV in Orange County.

Administering HIV tests, identifying HIV positive individuals and connecting them to care is just what ASF does, and quite effectively, I might add. Annually, we administer approximately 2,500 HIV tests and by getting those clients into care, we are suppressing the HIV viral load in the community. In fact, ASF does this at a rate three times higher than the national level.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

You may also donate by sending a check to our mailing address or donate via credit card over the phone by calling Erin Peltier at (949) 809-8761.  For more donation information or for information about volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
South Orange County
West Orange County
North Orange County

Radiant Health Centers serves the community of Orange County, CA.

Organization Categories

  1. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - AIDS
  2. Human Services - LGBT Centers
  3. Health Care - Health Support



Nutrition Services Program

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential when living with HIV/AIDS. Radiant Health Centers’ (RHC) Nutrition Services Program provides qualified clients with high-quality ingredients for meal preparation and supplements.

One of the services an RHC case manager may recommend for a client is our Nutrition Services Program. Through this program, qualified clients are provided groceries, vitamins, and dietary supplements. Participants also gain access to a Registered Dietician who helps with individualized meal planning and nutrition education.

Additionally, RHC operates a Food Pantry at its Irvine office. Volunteers pack food boxes for our clients to either pick-up or have delivered. Each box contains ingredients for about two weeks’ worth of meals. We recently expanded the reach of our food pantry by opening it up to our LGBTQ+ clients regardless of HIV status. Through the program, we also provides Ensure Plus®, which is used to aid in retaining a healthy weight. We also provide pet food for clients with pets. These products are provided based on client needs.

Budget  257,398
Category  Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Nutrition
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
Program Short-Term Success 

Last year, 497 clients received 4,149 free food orders and 26,438 cans of nutritional supplements including Ensure, Glucema and Boost. 302 clients were seen by a Registered Dietician translating into 2,160 Registered Dietician face-to-face contacts.

Program Long-Term Success 
Low-income, disabled clients will have the appropriate nutritional intake to maintain their health.
Program Success Monitored By 
The success of the program is monitored through annual client satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success 

The following success story is testament to the difference RHC makes in the lives of our clients: 

Gabby is an HIV positive single mom. Poor health prevents Gabby from working, so her oldest daughter works to support the family while the youngest attends college. Even with her daughter working, the family was struggling to pay bills, buy enough food to eat, and maintain secure housing. Needing additional support, Gabby reached out to RHC and was enrolled in our Nutrition Services Program. Today, her older daughter visits the pantry twice a month to ensure their family has enough to eat while getting all the nutrients they need to remain healthy.

The supplemental foods helped alleviate the financial strain the family was experiencing by freeing up money to be used toward rent and other bills. RHC’s assistance has also put the entire family in a better mental position to move toward self-sufficiency. Since enrolling in the Nutrition Services Program, Gabby’s older daughter’s work hours have increased, her younger daughter has started a part-time job while in school, and the family has moved into a new apartment. The entire family is happier and thankful for the services provided by RHC, as Gabby routinely tells her case manager.


HIV Case Management

HIV Case Management provided at Radiant Health Centers (RHC) is designed to enhance independence and increase the overall quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. It is also intended to help clients identify their needs and to overcome the obstacles they may face in obtaining services.

Many individuals who are living with HIV disease do not have a reliable support system to assist them in accessing the critical services required to maintain health and well-being. RHC’s HIV Case Management Program provides that support system by connecting individuals with HIV disease to resources and services that will keep them healthy, assist in achieving a suppressed viral load, and reduce the number of new HIV infections in the community.

Among the services Radiant case managers can help clients access are:

•           Medical Care

•           Housing

•           Food

•           Mental Health Services

•           Benefits Counseling

•           Transportation

•           Medication Assistance

•           Home Health

Budget  785,551
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other HIV/AIDS
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
Program Short-Term Success 

Through participation in the "in+care" campaign launched by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Radiant Health Centers is striving to connect to care everyone who tests positive for HIV in the County. 100% compliance is the immediate goal.

Last year, we provided case management to 1,550 unique clients, translating into 8,239 direct care coordination contacts.


Program Long-Term Success 

The long-term success of the program will see everyone diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Orange County connected to care available in the community and within the walls of Radiant Health Centers and the ensured ongoing continuation of that care.

Program Success Monitored By 
Program success is monitored through an annual client satisfaction survey.
Examples of Program Success  --

HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

RHC offers free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing on a walk-in basis at our offices in Irvine and Santa Ana. To reach a larger portion of our priority population, we provide services at two bars located in Garden Grove and Santa Ana every Friday night and one bar in downtown Santa Ana every Thursday night. Testing is also offered at community events such as Orange County Pride and AIDS Walk Orange County. Off-site testing allows RHC to reach individuals who report no coverage for healthcare, are more likely to report legal and illegal substance abuse, are less likely to seek preventive medical services, and lack education about HIV disease and Hepatitis C.

The program strives to reach individuals who do not have access to medical coverage, reside in low-income geographical areas of Orange County, live in unstable housing or living conditions, or are partners of HIV positive individuals accessing supportive services at RHC. Linkage to care, treatment, and support services is critical maintaining health, achieving a suppressed viral load (low levels of HIV in the body), and reducing the number of new HIV infections in the community.

Budget  308,975
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other HIV/AIDS
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Reduce the number of individuals who do not know their HIV status and reduce the number of new HIV infections in the community.
Program Long-Term Success  Decreased incidence of HIV in Orange County. Last year, we administered 2,095 HIV tests.
Program Success Monitored By  The program success is monitored through data collection.
Examples of Program Success  --

LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health

Mental health is essential to our individual and community health. Underserved youth have high mental health risks that, if not addressed, can have profound impact on their development and transition into adulthood. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth face extra challenges such as harassment and violence at school, coming out to parents and family members, and lack of social supports. These challenges often result in feelings of isolation or fear of social ostracism, which can lead to mental health problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and thoughts of suicide.

Self-imposed isolation and discrimination can also prevent LGBTQ+ children from procuring necessary treatments and safety net services. Our LGBTQ+ Mental Health Program engages children with mental health risks and issues early-on through our outreach, prevention, and Family & Children’s programs. Children are also referred by our adult clients who are parents of LGBTQ+ children, as well as our partners including schools and other community organizations.

The mental health services we provide include individualized assessment and treatment planning; individual, group, and family therapy; peer support activities; medication management including access to a Radiant Health Centers Psychiatrist; telepsychiatry; in-home services; and coping and life skills training. Services are provided in trauma-informed, culturally competent, and age-appropriate approaches.

Budget  445,839
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 
Provide mental health treatment including on-site, in-home, or telepsychiatry sessions that are tailored to their individual needs. Support group participants will experience a reduction in stress, an increase in coping skills, and improved quality of life as a result of the mental health services they received.
Program Long-Term Success 

Reduce the number of LGBTQ+ youth who have unaddressed mental health risks and problems in Orange County. Increase family and social supports for LGBTQ+ youth.

Program Success Monitored By 
The program success is monitored through monitoring of client progress through client charts and satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success  --

Family & Children's Program

RHC’s Family & Children’s Program serves children that are infected with or affected by HIV disease. For youth living with or affected by HIV disease, mental health issues are exacerbated by stigmas and often result in feelings of isolation or fear of social ostracism. At RHC, when peer interaction and education have cut through social isolation, the lives of HIV-affected youth have been positively impacted. The program provides a welcoming environment, where children can explore and speak freely about their feelings. Program components include:

·       Family Camp: An annual free event held the last weekend in August, is a wonderful opportunity for families to get away and enjoy a range of recreational style activities.

·       Youth Recreation/Education Events: Special events are held throughout the year such as amusement park trips.

·       Back to School Supplies: With donated supplies and funds, children are provided with backpacks and gift cards to purchase school supplies.

·       Holiday Wish List: Through private donations and gift cards, our families receive food baskets during the holiday season. 

·       Kids Club: This weekly support group serves children ages 6-17, who are HIV-infected or have a family member who is HIV-infected. 

·       Positive Youth: Designed specifically for HIV-positive youth ages 7-20, this component utilizes social networking and outings to reduce social isolation while providing education about HIV disease.

·       Segerstrom Center for the Arts Partnership: Through a special partnership with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 18 youth participate in a 4-week art workshop with mural artist Markus Tracy.

·       Emergency Family Fund: Assistance to families who are experiencing financial difficulties and are in need of urgent and essential items for their family.

·       In-Home Therapeutic Services: RHC recently added in-home therapeutic sessions with a licensed psychologist to address pressing mental health issues.

Budget  183,152
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Clients and their families will have a safe place to congregate and engage each other without the stigma of HIV/AIDS.  Also, children of clients and young people infected with HIV will learn how to deal with HIV/AIDS on a personal level either in group settings or individually.
Program Long-Term Success  Long-term success of the program will show a demonstrated increase in client families abilities to interact and discuss HIV with reduced feelings of the stigma of AIDS.
Program Success Monitored By  The program success is monitored through annual client satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success 

The 2014 girls outing is a great example of how beneficial the Family & Children’s Program is. Four teenage girls attended the event, which consisted of playing an ice breaker game, getting their makeup done by a volunteer M.A.C. Makeup Artist, and a trip to the movies. At the beginning of the event the girls were a little shy; one in particular did not want to speak or participate. During the ice breaker game, the girls and staff answered questions about four categories: life, dating, family/friends, and random. 

As the game progressed, the girls opened up more and more about their lives, with each one sharing personal stories and becoming emotional at different points in the game. Whenever one girl started to cry, the others would comfort her until she was ready to continue. By the end of the game, the girl who did not want to participate was laughing and very social—almost unrecognizable from the beginning of the game. The girls had so much fun interacting with one another, they decided not to attend the movies but continue talking until the end of the night.

The girls were all very different from one other but by the end of the outing, they found many similarities and built a real connection with one another. It was amazing to see how the girls entered, their shift during the ice breaker game and makeup sessions, and complete transformation by the end of the night. At the close of the outing, they were all smiling, laughing, with heads held high. Just a few hours in a safe space where they could let go and connect with others in similar situations had a very visible boost on their confidence.


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Philip Yaeger
CEO Term Start 2007
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Alan Witchey 2003 2007

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms Sandra Boodman Senior Director of Programs
Mr. Susan Caumiant Interim Chief Development Officer --
Ms. Guita Sharifi Chief Financial Officer --


Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 37
Number of Part Time Staff 14
Number of Volunteers 620
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 74%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 7
Caucasian: 22
Hispanic/Latino: 22
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 27
Male: 24
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Mark Gonzales
Board Chair Company Affiliation Perceptyx, Inc.
Board Chair Term Aug 2008 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Theresa Andrade PIMCO --
Ms. Marieanna Burley Retired --
Mr. Erik Buzzard Esq Palumbo Lawyers LLP Voting
Ms. Gabriela Castaneda Ed.D Chapman University --
Mr. Daniel Garza Community Representative --
Mr. Mark Gonzales Perceptyx, Inc Voting
Ms. Norri Hennagin Retired --
Mr. Arnold Henson MD Kaiser Permanente Voting
Ms. Haley Horton CBIZ / Mayor Hoffman McCann --
Mr. Kourosh Kohanteb Acuity Eye Specialists --
Mr. Elliot Kornhauser MD Retired Physician --
Mr. Idriss Maoui loanDepot Voting
Mr. William Merfeld Community Representative --
Ms. Allie Oakes Journalist --
Mr. Duane Vajgrt MD University of California Irvine Voting
Mr. Lawrence Will DDS Abari Orthodontics & Oral Surgery --
Ms. Michelle Williams Elite Investigations Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Heidi Cortese Doheny LLC Voting
Senator Dianne Feinstein United States Senate Voting
Mr. Howard Gleicher -- Voting
Ms. Maria Marquez MFT -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): Arab American
Gender Female: 7
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 20%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Human Resources / Personnel
  • Program / Program Planning


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $10,008,792 $8,943,706 $4,288,949
Total Expenses $10,179,751 $7,769,073 $3,964,413

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$890,321 $1,293,789 $881,663
Government Contributions $4,240,139 $3,612,001 $3,028,487
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $4,240,139 $3,612,001 $3,028,487
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $4,292,479 $3,788,432 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $11,112 $11,791 $20,867
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $281,039 $237,693 $357,932
Revenue In-Kind $290,933 -- --
Other $2,769 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $9,044,703 $7,149,078 $3,536,554
Administration Expense $191,276 $249,743 $100,814
Fundraising Expense $943,772 $370,252 $327,045
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.98 1.15 1.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 92% 89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 17% 7% 8%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $3,874,107 $3,973,842 $2,613,657
Current Assets $3,489,678 $2,589,082 $1,310,162
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $626,689 $555,596 $369,912
Total Net Assets $3,247,418 $3,418,246 $2,243,745

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.57 4.66 3.54

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Establish a medical center
Campaign Goal $5,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates July 2017 - July 2020
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $1,040,550.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audit for 2013 and Form 990s  for 2011 and 2012 as well as consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions for 2011 and 2012.