Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition
3939 Old Hickory Blvd
Old Hickory TN 37138
Mission Statement
The mission of the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition is to be the foremost advocate and provider for Tennesseans facing breast cancer through individual assistance, education and legislative action.  
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jami Wright Eller
Board Chair Mrs Beth Anne Scott
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $310,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $310,000.00 (2016)
Statements
Mission The mission of the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition is to be the foremost advocate and provider for Tennesseans facing breast cancer through individual assistance, education and legislative action.  
Background The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition began as a grassroots organization in 1995 with a mission to eradicate breast cancer. Rather than allowing the disease to control its victims, survivors, family members, and friends nationwide decided to fight against the disease through action and advocacy. Today we are able to provide assistance to men and women in Tennessee through support of commuity outreach programs and our Emergency Access Fund.
Impact
Through fund raising the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition has contributed over $2,500,000 for education, advocacy, awareness and financial assistance to breast cancer patients.  Our Emergency Access Fund (EAF) has assisted over 900 patients who have become financially burdened due to loss of income and the inability to work while in treatment.  In 2014 we were able to help 130 individuals with necessities such as rent, mortgage payments, utilities, insurance premiums and/or medicals expenses.  In 2015 through our EAF we helped 123 individuals and their families keep their home, pay rent, utilities and/or insurance premiums. Our 2016 EAF budget is $115,000 in hopes to assist  more individuals and their families during treatment for breast cancer.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
 

Donations are always welcome via our website www.tbcc.org. While you are on the donation page check out our wish list for in-kind donations of office supplies, postage, printing and gift cards. Checks directly mailed to our office at 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, TN 37138 are a great way to give as well. 

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines / Breast Cancer
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Patient & Family Support
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN
The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition serves the entire state of Tennessee.
Programs
Description

The Emergency Access Fund provides financial assistance to men and women in financial need due to inability to work and/or mounting medical expenses incurred while undergoing treatment of breast cancer. This fund has provided assistance in preventing evictions, paying utilities, insurance and medical necessities. Due to the increased need for this program and the fact that each year TBCC exhaust the funds budgeted for assistance before year end the TBCC Board has made the EAF priority. 


Budget 110000
Category
Population Served , ,
Examples of Program Success
In 2011, sixty one percent (61%) of the funds awarded were to assist breast cancer patients and their families with rent or mortgage payments. Twenty eight (28%)  of the funds went to pay for individuals utilities, while seven percent (7%) went for medical expenses and four percent (4%) helped retain health insurance for breast cancer patients. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs Beth Anne Scott
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Email bethannescott@comcast.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Nancy Allen RetiredVoting
Ms Catherine Carter SunTrust BankVoting
Mrs. Dawn Grimes Autobody AdvantageVoting
Ms. Patricia Hairston Global Supply Chain SolutionsVoting
Ms. Sarah Jones Zehnder CommunicationsVoting
Ms Amanda Mathis BridgestoneVoting
Mrs Jennifer Nesvig BridgestoneVoting
Mrs. Andrea Pennington Community VounteerVoting
Karen Presley Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Beth Anne Scott PresidentCommunity VolunteerVoting
Melissa Shaneyfelt HCAVoting
Mrs Teresa Walkup Innovative Business Poducts IBPVoting
Mr. Lowrie Webber Bio TheranosticsVoting
Mrs. Kris Wiese Vice PresidentPeak Health SolutionsVoting
Mr. Paul Williams Retired V.P. Regions BankVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mrs Kris Wiese
Company Affiliation MyGenetx
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Email kwiese@mygenetx.com
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Development / Fund Raising
Executive
Finance
Special Events
Strategic Planning
Education
Marketing
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability & Medical Malpractice
Directors & Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Mary Gingrass Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville
Dr. Alan Henry
Dr. Robin Williams
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Jami Wright Eller
Term Start Mar 2007
Email jami@tbcc.org
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 4
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Jan 2014
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? No
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2016
Projected Revenue $310,000.00
Projected Expenses $310,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$138,114$111,999$89,000
Administration Expense$72,537$115,566$110,151
Fundraising Expense$63,756$4,530$1,240
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.181.53
Program Expense/Total Expenses50%48%44%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue57%2%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$441,428$423,057$397,169
Current Assets$438,172$418,514$393,481
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$3,808$1$16,093
Total Net Assets$437,620$423,056$381,076
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities115.07418514.0024.45
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $78,355Fundraising Events $153,896Fundraising Events $204,954
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNoncash Contributions $34,732Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $83,494Contributions, Gifts and Grants $52,185
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $32,650Noncash Contributions $35,697Investment Income $1,953
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2017
Solicitations Permit
2016 Charitable Sol Approval
Organization Comments
 
 
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken from the 990.
990 prepared by Gillette, Henderson & Co., PLLC.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 1/28/16.
Nonprofit Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition
Address 3939 Old Hickory Blvd
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Primary Phone (615) 377-8777
Contact Email jami@tbcc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jami Wright Eller
Board Chair Mrs Beth Anne Scott
Year of Incorporation 1998

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