Accomplishments
Accomplishments
Without a doubt, the greatest accomplishment of the Ready or Not Foundation is the Foundation's ability to promise each and every donor that 100% of every dollar contributed will be dedicated to pediatric brain cancer research. This opportunity exists because a small group of committed underwriters and grants which have been awarded are covering the administrative costs and expenses for the Foundation. This same dedicated group is underwriting the various costs associated with fundraising events and projects. Initially, I wanted to pay for everything to get the organization started (from printing and stamps, to consultants and advertising). I soon learned that I needed a little help from my friends and family. The greatest thrill is the Foundation's ability to now boast something that very few charitable organizations even aspire towards: Your donation is being sent directly to where the dollars are needed: Research. ALL OF IT! We are proud to have raised over 2.2 million dollars. For every dollar raised today, we are able to contribute two dollars due to matching grants towards the Glioma Research project at Texas Children's Cancer Center.

I am also proud of the fact that we have designed a first class campaign in support of Ready or Not Foundation's mission, and for the long-term development and growth of the Ready or Not Foundation. With the help of the Moroch Partners, the Ready or Not Foundation is poised to move forward in so many productive ways.
Moroch Partners is an advertising agency founded in 1981, and this renowned advertising group has thirty-two (32) offices across North America. (For more complete information about this group, please refer to www.Moroch.com). Now, the Ready or Not Foundation has its promotional materials, logo, color scheme, tag line, and a detailed cause marketing plan. There are many behind-the-scene efforts that are on-going, and all of these efforts are for the purpose of launching the Ready or Not Foundation into state-wide and even national prominence. The journey is in-progress, but the Foundation has already enjoyed many successes. We have successfully produced a mail piece to promote pediatric brain cancer awareness, and promote the Foundation. This year we will be hosting our annual Holiday Shopping Card event to raise research funds and promote awareness. We will parallel other great Texas cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, who will also sponsor shop for a cause programs to benefit charities. Our theme is Shop. Save Money. Save Lives. We have also held a small (but quite effective) gathering of a gentlemen's group called Big Dogs with Big Hearts to raise more research dollars. Moreover, we even have our first billboard to promote awareness, and promote the Foundation, to the entire south Texas community. (For more details of these specific events/projects, please visit the Upcoming Events page of our website at www.readyornotfoundation.org and our Holiday Card website at www.buythecard.com.