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Kyle Pease Foundation at Push America in Baltimore 022

Mary had a great conversation with Brent Pease of  The purpose of the Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) is to create awareness and raise funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sportsBetty Mills, who is a member of our Board of Directors recommended that I contact Brent to find out information about starting up a foundation.  We discussed the legal requirements and then he went on to share other valuable information with me.  One thing he said that I think I’m already learning is that you always feel a little behind the 8 ball when doing this!  This is the same as running a business without making money!

We talked about forming a Board of Directors.  It’s extremely important that anyone who is on the Board has a good network of contacts in order to possibly get grants and institutional funds.  He suggested, when we can afford it, to hire an Executive Director.  At this point in time, Brent is the Executive Director of his foundation.  We also talked about fundraising and how it would be beneficial to have an Annual Event that would generate funds.

And finally we talked about the possibility of doing speeches, presenting our story to people who would be interested.  Decide two things:  1) who would like to hear our story? 2) who would pay to hear our story?

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