Seymour Pink
100 Walnut St
Seymour CT 06483-3612
Contact Information
Address 100 Walnut St
Seymour, CT 06483-3612
Telephone (203) 6683170 x
Fax 0-000000
E-mail mdeming@seymourpink.com
Web and Social Media
Mission
Our mission is to unite a community in the fight against breast cancer.  Through fundraising efforts, our goal is to fund breast cancer research, provide education and to empower and assist breast cancer victims and their families.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2010
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mary Deming
Board Chair Mrs. Mary Deming
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $225,000.00
Projected Expenses $200,000.00
Statements
Mission Our mission is to unite a community in the fight against breast cancer.  Through fundraising efforts, our goal is to fund breast cancer research, provide education and to empower and assist breast cancer victims and their families.
Background It all began with a simple fundraising goal.  The goal was to raise the most money for the Susan G. Komen 3 day walk in Boston, Mass.  This small goal turned into a community's outreach to FIGHT a horrific disease: breast cancer.  In the fall of 2009, the small town of Seymour, located in South Central CT, proclaimed a date in October as a SEYMOUR PINK DAY.  The goal was to play off the name of our town and to SEE MORE PINK in hopes of raising awareness of this devastating disease.  What happened along the way was much bigger than a single day in October, when a town would SEE MORE PINK.  What happened was the birth of SEYMOUR PINK INC.. a community's fight against breast cancer.  In the spring of 2010, Seymour Pink,Inc. became "official" so to speak as we were granted 501 (c)(3) non profit status.  To date, through fundraising efforts, we have raised well over 700,000.00. in the FIGHT against breast cancer.  We have made substantial donations to local hospitals, such as Yale's Smilow Cancer Center and Hewitt's Breast Cancer center at Griffin Hospital.  We have fought alongside individuals personally fighting the breast cancer battle by helping to defray some of the financial burden.  Comfort baskets are delivered to those who have heard those life altering words, "You have breast cancer."  In addition to our fundraising efforts and personal assistance, we have awarded several scholarships to high school students in the community whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.  As we stand here today, we make a commitment to FIGHT as long as is necessary, until cancer is found only in history books.
Impact
Accomplishments: 
1.  We have given $10,000.00 to the Smilow Cancer Center for 2 Outreach Programs.
2.  We have obtained a grant for $7,500.00 from Katharine Matthies foundation to offset the cost of operating expenses.
2.  We have financially assisted over 110 men and women breast cancer patients and their families.
3.  We have co-sponsored a 5K race with over 2,200 participants.
4.  We increased our communication with the community with the creation of an e-newsletter.  
 
 Goals:
1. We would like to continue to utilize and increase the efficiency of the new position formed, Director of Media.   
2.  Continue to seek corporate sponsors and centralize our fundraising efforts.
3.  Develop a plan of action to address the educational component of our mission statement by funding various community programs centered around breast cancer education.
 
 
Needs
1.  Strategic Planner
2. Growth: We want to develop a tightly-organized infrastructure to enable us to support and be recognized not only in the Seymour community, but to encompass as large a community of families battling breast cancer as possible.
Stage 1: Expansion of our mission and services to the full Naugatuck Valley
Stage 2: Expansion of our contribution to the statewide level
Stage 3: Our growth goal would be to expand for statewide  impact. 
2.  Long-range funding/planning - significant increase in monthly requests for financial support.
3.  Corporate sponsors- supplies for events/operating expenses
5.  Apply for and obtain grants 
CEO Statement
What started as a group of friends getting together to help raise money for my Boston Komen 3 Day walk ($33,000 was raised as a result of 4 major fundraisers), turned out to be a community's fight against breast cancer. The overwhelming support from this community spoke volumes of the impact the breast cancer diagnosis has had on our town and surrounding areas.
Playing off the name of our town, Seymour, Seymour Pink, Inc. was born...to see more pink and raise awareness of this horrific life altering diagnosis.  Since April of 2010, our first board meeting, we have raised 1,000,000.00 in the fight against breast cancer.  We have funded programs for Susan G. Komen, Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven and Griffin Hospital's Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness.  We have granted  $20,000.00 in scholarships to graduating seniors through the Theodosia K. McEnerney scholarship.  We have created and delivered over 400 comfort baskets over the past 5 years to those who are currently in treatment, and also send gift cards at Christmas to all those that we have financially assisted that year.  
But what we are most proud of is the monies we grant to those who find themselves in financial need as a result of the breast cancer diagnosis and barbaric treatment journey they need to take to FIGHT and WIN the battle.  
As a nonprofit organization staffed by all volunteers we are focused on helping those men and women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We pride ourselves on the relative ease and turnaround time for answering financial requests.  Each month those financial requests we receive before our monthly board meeting, we address at our board meeting.  The very next day our treasurer contacts each and everyone of them to let them know of our decisions.  And the following day the checks are in the mail to their debtors.
We have had much feedback from patient navigators, and social workers affiliated with the hospitals and cancer centers treating these patients.  The ease and lack of "red tape" is refreshing to those trying to help these patients get assistance.  Our goal is to help the patient channel their energies into fighting the cancer and not their bill collectors.  
Board Chair Statement
In our goal to unite a community in the fight against breast cancer we have raised $1,000,000.00 since our 501 3 (c) granted status.  Each of our 4 annual fundraisers has experienced growth in monies raised and participation and attendance at the events by this community.
We have gained national recognition with some of our sponsors and our 5K Pounding the Pavement for Pink was highlighted in Women's Running Magazine! The explosion in the numbers of participants in our 5k went from 600+ the first year to having to cap it at 1,800 in it's third year and this year 2,200.  That type of growth  is unheard of in the 5K Arena. We have also been recognized in a book called "Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" by Amy L. Morin.
We are an all volunteer non-profit 501(3)(c). The board consisiting of   4 officers and 10 board members are extremely dedicated, With the growth that we are experiencing, we need to look to the expertise of a strategic planner.  With the aid of a strategic planner the board and it's officers feel that we could better focus our energies and strength on the fulfillment of our short as well as long term goals.
The need for Seymour Pink is evident in the number of people who support it and who come to us asking for financial assistance.  Much of our feedback has come from those who have heard the life altering breast cancer diagnosis. One woman sent us handmade angels made out of handkerchiefs with a note asking that I give them all to the board members. Her note said "you are all angels for helping me and so many others who are devastated by the pain and confusion we find ourselves suffering".
One donor wanted to remain anonymous, but sent a check for $5,500 to help support our mission; mind boggling to say the least.
As founder and president of Seymour Pink, Inc., I continue to be overwhelmed by the incredible support from local as well as statewide individuals, businesses and community agencies.
The cause has a personal side to it. In 1972, I lost my mother to metastatic breast cancer.  She was 55 years old.  For the last 15 years or so, I have been participating in various events sponsored by the American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk.  In 2009, I completed my second 3-day.  I went home energized and determined to do a 3rd walk to raise as much money as possible for the 3rd walk.  I knew I would need help so sharing my goal with friends was the first step.  Four friends, four different fundraisers planned over the course of that year and by the week of the 3rd Komen 3-Day walk, over $33,000 was raised.  I knew then that this was bigger than me doing a walk.  This was a statement  of how this community has been affected by breast cancer and its desire to do something about it.  As a result, Seymour Pink, Inc. was born.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Areas Served
New Haven
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
East Haven
Hamden
Milford
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Seymour,Lower Naugatuck Valley, Bethany, Cheshire, Hamden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, New Haven, Newtonw, Orange, Prospect, Southbury, Trumbull, Woodbridge, Branford, East Haven, N. Branford, N. Haven, Southington, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, West Haven, Wolcott
Programs
Description
Annual Wine Tasting Gala:
  • Hot & Cold Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cash Bar and Raffles
  • Cost $50 per person 
  • see www.seymourpink.com for more info
Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. This year after the wine-tasting we used survey monkey to determine the program success. 
Description
Annual Golf Tournament:
  •  June 4th, 2016
  • Two start times-10:00AM, 1:30 PM, Woodhaven Country Club, Bethany, CT
  • Price $85.00 for golf, cart, food, beverages, prizes and golf gifts
  • Hole-in-one donated by Key Hyundai
  • Great Raffle Prizes
  • see www.seymourpink.com for more info
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. We have a following - same people come back year after year to attend Golf Tournament
Description
April 26th, 2016
5PM - 8PM
Brookside Inn, Oxford, CT 06478
$15.00 per ticket
Great Raffle Prizes  
see www.seymourpink.com for more info 
 
 
 
 
Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description
5th Annual 5K Pounding the Pavement for Pink October 1st, 2016
*Survivor Tent
*Awards 
*On line registration
*Kids fun run 
* Commemorative 5K tee-shirt 
Will be available on website at www.seymourpink.com
 
 
 
Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments The Wine Tasting Event was sold out within 11 hours - we are still looking for raffles deadline February 19th for this event and the deadline is February 11th for Sponsors.
CEO/Executive Director
Mary Deming
Term Start Aug 2010
Email mdeming@seymourpink.com
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 14
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Board Chair
Mrs. Mary Deming
Company Affiliation President
Term Aug 2010 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Jayne Bachyrycz
Mrs. Kari Ballaro
Mrs. Mary Bucciferro
Ms. Dajana Damjanovich
Ms. Colleen Fries
Mrs. Colleen Garofalo Secretary
Mrs. Trudy Ginsburg
Mrs. Barbara Hemenway
Mrs. Sharon Joyce
Ms. MaryEllen LoGiudice
Mrs. Lynne Mydlo
Mrs. Caroline Sweeney
Mrs. Christine Vartko Treasurer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 14
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2016
Projected Revenue $225,000.00
Projected Expenses $200,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902014
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
IRS Letter of Exemption
Tax Exempt
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$45,607$37,683$23,249
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$783----
Membership Dues------
Special Events$71,079$55,139$38,440
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$1,367$11,170$6,180
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$83,010$97,233$41,538
Administration Expense$698----
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.421.071.63
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$96,341$61,213$54,454
Current Assets$84,166$61,213$54,454
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$96,341$61,213$54,454
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 100 Walnut St
Seymour, CT 064833612
Primary Phone 203 6683170
Contact Email mdeming@seymourpink.com
CEO/Executive Director Mary Deming
Board Chair Mrs. Mary Deming
Board Chair Company Affiliation President

 

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