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Kevin Armstrong MD Memorial Sports Foundation

 P.O. Box 26998
 Santa Ana, CA 92799
[P] (714) 442-8304
[F] --
http://armstrongmdfoundation.org/
[email protected]
Karen Armstrong
FOUNDED: 2005
INCORPORATED: 2005
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 20-4205474 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission at the The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) is to create opportunities for at-risk students to reach their full potential academically & athletically. 

We focus on the health and wellness of our students and their families. Our goal is to make nutrition and fitness goals ingrained in the daily lives of our families. Studies indicate there is a positive relationship between physical activity and academic related outcomes. KAMSF’s programs make the connection between healthy bodies and healthy minds.

With the help of volunteers, friends and sponsors we have helped over 8000 students since our inception in 2005. Through your donation you can touch the life of a student and inspire them to achieve excellence on the field and by extension, in the classroom.

  

Mission Statement

Our mission at the The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) is to create opportunities for at-risk students to reach their full potential academically & athletically. 

We focus on the health and wellness of our students and their families. Our goal is to make nutrition and fitness goals ingrained in the daily lives of our families. Studies indicate there is a positive relationship between physical activity and academic related outcomes. KAMSF’s programs make the connection between healthy bodies and healthy minds.

With the help of volunteers, friends and sponsors we have helped over 8000 students since our inception in 2005. Through your donation you can touch the life of a student and inspire them to achieve excellence on the field and by extension, in the classroom.

  

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $62,000.00
Projected Revenue $62,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • RunStrong Program
  • Intermediate School Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Our mission at the The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) is to create opportunities for at-risk students to reach their full potential academically & athletically. 

We focus on the health and wellness of our students and their families. Our goal is to make nutrition and fitness goals ingrained in the daily lives of our families. Studies indicate there is a positive relationship between physical activity and academic related outcomes. KAMSF’s programs make the connection between healthy bodies and healthy minds.

With the help of volunteers, friends and sponsors we have helped over 8000 students since our inception in 2005. Through your donation you can touch the life of a student and inspire them to achieve excellence on the field and by extension, in the classroom.

  

Background Statement

The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) was founded in 2005 by friends and family in honor of the late Dr. Kevin Armstrong, one of Orange County’s favorite sons. KAMSF was founded to carry on his legacy of service and his firm determination to “give back” to his community.

Dr. Armstrong attended Diamond Elementary School and Carr Intermediate School in Santa Ana. His family later moved to Irvine, where he graduated from Woodbridge High School. He continued on to Princeton University and earned a medical degree at UCLA.

Dr. Armstrong returned to Orange County to accept a position as Clinical Professor and Orthopedic Surgeon at UCI Medical Center. In addition to this position, he also devoted his time and talent to Santa Ana as a volunteer team physician for Century High School and Saddleback High School.

KAMSF’s board is a working board and embodies the spirit of Dr. Armstrong; all are busy professionals and community volunteers. At any event, they can be found taking photographs, passing out snacks, distributing t-shirts, greeting parents and listening to the students’ excitement- filled re-telling of the just-completed races. Between events they design brochures, coordinate race-day registrations, negotiate with golf facilities, secure sponsors and donations and seek new opportunities for fundraising and community development.   They are committed to continuing the legacy.


Impact Statement

KAMSF top five accomplishments:

1.      We supported three recent college graduates, calling  themselves Healthnuts & Handlebars, who biked over 4,300 miles across America; their cross-country cycling trip became a major fundraiser for us, with over $15,000 raised.

2.      We provided good quality running shoes and t-shirts to our kids that quickly became prized possessions. Runners everywhere know the importance of proper footwear and, not surprisingly, our students tell us that their new ASICS have made them run faster!

3.      In 2014 we expanded into the Mt. Sac Youth Day, one of the region’s most prestigious track events, and our kids were thrilled. We expect to participate annually.

4.      We achieved a stronger social media presence on Facebook and by email campaigns. Our efforts have increased our visibility in the community and have increased donations.

5.      We have diversified our fundraising beyond our successful annual golf tournaments into the areas of grant writing, crowd-funding campaigns, and new corporate sponsors.

Top Five Goals: 

1.      Expand fitness and nutrition information provided by coaches during training by hosting a Health and Wellness event for our students and their families.

2.      The RunStrong program is currently in four out of the nine middle schools, and we intend to steadily increase that number.

3.      Although continued exposure to other communities is an enriching experience for our students, we want to establish a Santa Ana-based 5k so the kids could run in their own community where more family and friends could attend.

4.      Increase our visibility via social media.

5.      Expand the current fund development activities so they result in more sustainable and predictable funding.


Needs Statement

KAMSF’s most pressing needs:

  • Provide stipends for our volunteer coaches at $950 per coach at each of the nine district middle-schools for a total of $8,550 to encourage expansion and participation.
  • Streamline program coordination by hiring a part-time Program Coordinator position at $25,000.
  • Build upon the social media success by hiring a part-time social media coordinator at $20,000.
  • Attract more corporate sponsors for our annual golf tournament.
  • Underwrite the cost of RunStrong’s transportation which is budgeted at $4,700 per year.

CEO Statement

The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) is run by a group of dedicated Board Members, along with volunteers from the Santa Ana Unified School District’s (SAUSD) administration including teachers and coaches.

KAMSF provides low-income students in the SAUSD with opportunities to participate in sporting events that they would not normally have as well as the training and resources to successfully compete. Since its inception in 2005, the Foundation has hosted training workshops for coaches and athletic directors, purchased of defibrillators (AEDs), provided funding for sports equipment, sponsored intermediate sports tournaments and created extracurricular athletic programs.

In 2010, we launched the RunStrong program, running clubs in SAUSD intermediate schools. The program, staffed by volunteer coaches, consists of training sessions during the week and some Saturday practice sessions. Students participate in four 5k/10k events per school year. All of our coaches are avid runners and not only share their knowledge of running with the students in the program, but their passion for running as well. The Foundation pays for all transportation to and from races, registration fees, club t-shirts and each student receives a new pair of running shoes. Over a four-year period, participation rates in the RunStrong program have increased by 200%.

Annually, we also sponsor the district-wide track & field event for all 9 intermediate schools. Last year, over 500 students participated in this day-long event. The Foundation purchases, preps and distributes healthy snack bags to all participants and provides lunch for event volunteers. KAMSF also provides t-shirts to participants in all Intermediate School Tournaments including: volleyball, soccer, basketball and cross country.


Board Chair Statement

Ours is a simple program that can have long-lasting results. The sense of accomplishment that our students feel when they complete a race is almost tangible. While we have students that regularly place in the competitive events, what’s more important is that I can’t think of one 5k in which RunStrong kids didn’t complete the race. They finish. If they need to walk, they finish. 

They focus on their “personal best” times and are as equally excited as the first-place winners. Seeing substantive traits emerge, such as self-confidence, discipline and deeply felt sense of accomplishment, is what makes my role as Board President worthwhile.

KAMSF’s challenges are the challenges of growth. We are working on how to take our systems and processes to the next level. Many of our board members hold leadership experience in business, finance and education; quite naturally we have developed a culture of continuous improvement. 

We regularly review our processes and performance to make them more effective and efficient. We’re careful about expansion; we maintain a responsible prudent reserve.

We’ve grown to the point where we need outside help. To that end, we’ve contracted with a consultant who is an expert in nonprofit management. She is helping us build an infrastructure that will allow for manageable growth, while keeping us connected to the hands-on work we’re passionate about.

Kevin Yen

Board President

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

One can donate to KAMSF on its website via a link to justgive.org or by mailing a check to: 

P.O. Box 26998

Santa Ana, CA 92799
 
KAMSF is currently accepting raffle and silent auction items for the 10th Annual golf tournament scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County

We serve the middle-school students of Santa Ana Unified School District within the zip codes: 92701-92708, 92711, 92712, 92728, 92735, and 92799.

Organization Categories

  1. Recreation & Sports - Recreational Clubs
  2. Health Care - Health Support
  3. Youth Development - Youth Centers and Clubs (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose

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Programs


RunStrong Program

RunStrong sponsors and prepares students to compete in southern California 5k and10k races. The schedule includes, but is not limited to: 

·         The Dino Dash held in Tustin

·         The Troutman Sanders Renegade Santa Run held in Irvine

·         The Southern California Half Marathon 5K held in Irvine

·         Reaching for the Cure Race held in Irvine

Staff and volunteers give students the tools to participate by offering coaching, transportation, running shoes, and t-shirts. Most importantly, RunStrong offers these students an opportunity to strengthen their bodies and their brains while having fun in a safe, structured environment.

Budget  $19,050.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success  Students will train and complete one or more 5k races in Orange County.
Program Long-Term Success  Increase the health and fitness levels of SAUSD students and their families.
Program Success Monitored By  Program success is monitored by volunteer coaches.
Examples of Program Success  Students have reported feelings of accomplishment and fitness levels have noticeably improved.

Intermediate School Program

The Intermediate School Program includes a district-wide track meet for middle-school students.  This year approximately 500 students participated.  Each participant receives a t-shirt and snacks and lunch is provided for the volunteers.
 
KAMSF also provides t-shirts for all intermediate school tournaments, including volleyball, soccer, basketball and cross country.
Budget  $12,962.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success  More middle-school students will participate in the district-wide track and field meet.
Program Long-Term Success  The intramural sports programs that were lost due to budget costs will be restored.  All middle-school students in Santa Ana will have access to the sport of their choice and reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Program Success Monitored By  Program success is monitored by KAMSF board members via debriefing sessions with coaches and district administrators.
Examples of Program Success  Participation levels have increased annually.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karen Armstrong
CEO Term Start Oct 2005
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Karen currently serves as Vice President of KAMSF. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. She’s currently Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management at Jefferies LLC, a global investment bank.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Since its inception in 2005, KAMSF’s primary collaboration is with the Santa Ana Unified School District. Several members of its Board of Directors have direct professional affiliation with SAUSD: President of the Governing Board, Coordinator of Special Projects and an Assistant Principal at Godinez Fundamental High School.

 

In October 2010, when we launched RunStrong in three of the nine district intermediate schools, it was supported by District administrators and coaches. The program includes two training sessions during the week and some Saturday practice sessions. These activities are completely staffed by district volunteers.

 

Our teachers and coaches are the key to the success of the program.  However, they are not compensated for the daily work they do with their students.  In addition to coaching and training our students, our coaches serve as role models to them.  Our coaches encourage them by showing them the benefits of focusing, training, and working toward doing one's very best.

 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Kevin Yen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Business Intelligence Advisors
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Karen Armstrong Jefferies LLC, Wealth Management Services Voting
Dr. Victor Cota -- --
Ms. Roxanna Owings Santa Ana Unified School District Voting
Mr. Kevin Tonai Santa Ana Unified School District, Godinez Fundamental High School Voting
Ms. Edie Tonkon Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Audrey Yamagata-Noji Mt. San Antonio College Voting
Mr. Kevin Yen Business Intelligence Advisors Voting
Dr. Ken Yoshino ACIC Physical Therapy Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Ben Bornstein Prospero Capital NonVoting
Coach Gene Noji Retired, Woodbridge High School NonVoting
Mr. Jim Pantaleo -- --
Mr. Greg Rankin -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 71%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

KAMSF’s board is a working board and embodies the spirit of Dr. Armstrong, all are busy professionals and community volunteers. We have begun to address our projected growth by contracting with nonprofit professionals that can provide guidance and support.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2014 2013
Total Revenue $30,320 $35,951 $22,969
Total Expenses $40,118 $34,399 $25,061

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$24,328 $32,297 $17,822
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $16 $24
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $5,983 $3,638 $5,123
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2014 2013
Program Expense $40,118 $28,854 $20,982
Administration Expense -- $5,545 $4,079
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.76 1.05 0.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 84% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2014 2013
Total Assets $32,278 $62,503 $60,951
Current Assets $32,278 $62,503 $60,951
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $32,278 $62,503 $60,951

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

KAMSF board clearly understands its need to diversify its funding base. We have secured a grant writer to submit applications to local and California-based foundations and corporations whose guidelines are a match with KAMSF’s mission. 

As reflected in our recent 990, KAMSF’s annual golf tournament (which includes dinner and a successful silent auction) has been the organization’s primary funding. The tournament, moving into its 9th year, has a loyal and growing base of sponsors. Proceeds from this event, averaging $25,000 dollars per year, has covered the cost of KAMSF programs.  

In 2014, KAMSF has sought to expand its fundraising base beyond its annual golf tournament. The most successful addition has been Healthnuts and Handlebars’ 4,000 mile cross-country trek that raised over $12,000 for KAMSF’s programs. 

Our programs are steadily growing, so KAMSF is aware that it must diversify and increase its funding sources to enable us to service additional schools and more students.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

Spring Hand Out (2014)

No Other Documents currently available.