Treasured Time
PO Box 152
Seymour CT 06483
Contact Information
Address PO Box 152
Seymour, CT 06483-
Telephone (203) 856-9772 x
Fax 203-881-9115
E-mail info@treasuredtime.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
At Treasured Time, our mission is to help grant the wishes of parents with life-threatening medical conditions, who seek to create a memorable family experience, during an incredibly difficult time in their life. Our unique approach is in understanding the value of getting to know our families well, so that we can come to appreciate what really matters to them most. Together we work to develop creative adventures and once-in-a-life-time experiences. These experiences will be the building blocks that create lasting memories for our families for years to come. The team at Treasured Time wants families to be given the opportunity to laugh a bit harder, love a bit more, and fondly remember the “gift of moments" forever.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2013
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Suzanne Major
Board Chair Mrs Suzanne Major
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission At Treasured Time, our mission is to help grant the wishes of parents with life-threatening medical conditions, who seek to create a memorable family experience, during an incredibly difficult time in their life. Our unique approach is in understanding the value of getting to know our families well, so that we can come to appreciate what really matters to them most. Together we work to develop creative adventures and once-in-a-life-time experiences. These experiences will be the building blocks that create lasting memories for our families for years to come. The team at Treasured Time wants families to be given the opportunity to laugh a bit harder, love a bit more, and fondly remember the “gift of moments" forever.
Background
Treasured Time is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013 with a vision of creating lasting memories for families battling life-threatening illnesses.
After founder and CEO Suzanne Major watched a friend and his family lose a battle with melanoma she wished she could have given the family one more happy memory to savor; one more memory for a wife to remember her husband smiling and one more memory for their three young children to see their father happy instead of in miserable pain. Though Suzanne could not help her friend's family, she and Treasured Time have since helped "give the gift of moments" to twenty families within CT facing similar hardships.
Impact
The past year was quite successful for Treasured Time, with many great accomplishments.  Our biggest success was being able to give the gift of moments to eight amazing and wonderful families.  This gift was incredibly important to the following family, whose parent lost her battle with cancer this past year.   

Alicia Zaldivar was a 42 year old mother of three, who was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in October 2013. The cancer quickly spread to her spine, which caused severe migraines while leaving lesions on her brain. Alicia worried that she would never get to take her three young children to Disney World. Treasured Time was honored to be able to grant her wish in January of 2016. Alicia passed away later in the year, but not before creating a lasting positive memory for her children.

As tough as this loss was, there was the positive side of helping a number of families create lasting memories. We were able to raise over $80,000 in donations to help fund our gift of moments trips. A large portion of that came from some of our successful fundraisers, such as our Softball Marathon, Holiday Shopping Night, Wine Tasting, and Italian Wedding Night.

We were also very excited to bring on approximately 20 new volunteers, all excited about being a part of our mission and helping to give back to the community.

Our goals for 2017 are to raise awareness for our mission, increase community support, and see a growth in the number of families we are able to help in the current year. It is out intention to grant the wishes of ten families this year.

Needs
Our most pressing needs range from monetary to personal. In-kind donations help fund the memories families make together. In-kind donations can include giving hotel points and air miles, which are extremely helpful.

In order to put on the many fundraising programs we do throughout the year, certain fees need to be paid like facility charges, site fees, insurance fees, and other operating expenses like advertising.

There are several administrative expenses that are a part of making sure the gears of Treasured Time run smoothly; insurance, storage, and telephone expenses are some of the administrative expenses.

Our most pressing need is that of finding volunteers to help with fundraisers, administrative tasks, social media campaigns, and marketing/PR. We would not be able to do what we do without the help of community volunteers and as we grow we would love to get more community members involved.

CEO Statement

As the founder and CEO of this organization, I feel so lucky to help grant the wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses who seek to enrich their family experience & provide lasting memories for their children. I am honored to help make those wishes come true. What we do is so important because unfortunately, many of the parents we help pass away, and the memories we give the kids are often their last good memory of their parent. We give them the gift of a moment. 

There is no other organization in our community that does what we do and only a few in the country. These families go through so much pain and hardship usually ending in death of a parent.

By granting these families wishes, we are helping the parent create a memory that their children will have long after they are gone. The first family we helped, one with three children ages 21, 19, and 7 lost their mom and, to this day, tell us that our trip was their favorite memory of mom and that when they think about it they smile.

I get told every day that what we do for the families that we help is extraordinary, but I feel that I am the lucky one because we get to give this incredible gift. All my life, I have felt a strong need to help people. When I realized that nobody was helping these families, I wanted to step in and make a difference. I feel fortunate that along with our amazing volunteers, we are able to grant these wishes. I truly feel like this is my true purpose in life and I just want to continue helping as many people as I and our organization can.

Board Chair Statement
Since our inception in 2013, we have grown tremendously. We have raised over $150,000 and recently voted in our 23th family. Currently, in planning stages we have three "Gift of Moments" families. Despite our success, because we are a self-funded organization, we struggle to ensure that the appropriate funds are consistently available for our team to be able to continue to grant these wishes. Although year over year our financial results have significantly improved, those results are due to our Treasured Time events and local donations. In order for us to continue to grant the wishes of parents with life threatening illness we need to secure sponsors that share our vision to help these deserving families. Along with our financial needs we are also looking for talented, passionate, and committed individuals who are looking to fulfill their philanthropic desires with our organization. Together with our donors and volunteers we can successfully fulfill our mission to grant the wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses creating a lasting memory with their children.  
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Secondary Organization Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines / Cancer
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit /
Areas Served
Local
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
Orange
North Haven
North Branford
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
We have provided the gift of moments across the Valley, and into surrounding Connecticut counties. The towns that we have served to date include Derby, Oxford, East Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Bridgeport, Naugatuck, New Milford, Farmington, Waterford, South Windsor, Watertown, Stratford, Fairfield, Branford, Ansonia, Newtown and Trumbull. We hope to reach an even wider scope as time goes on. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We hear all the time how much our gifts mean to the families we help. Below is a note that we received from one woman on the same day she lost her husband.

“I just want you to know how much your gift meant to us all. It was so important for Mark to feel like his illness brought something fun and positive for us too. You are a very special group of ladies, and will always have a special place in my heart. We have felt a genuine, caring, and support from you all. I know how passionate you are all are about what you do, but I know you can't possibly truly understand what your gift gives to families.” –Jen Plona, 2015

 
Here are some additional links that we feel help tell our story.  
 
Programs
Description
The 24-hour Softball Marathon is an annual event designed to honor a family in need of the gift of moments. Last year we honored the Mather family; a family that has been plagued with debilitating Lupus for several years. Baseball has been a source of joy for the Mather family and it was Treasured Time's honor to raise funds through this event in order to grant the Mather family their wish of going to Vegas. The popularity of this event and the community outreach it inspired made this event an annual one, each year honoring a different family.
 
See www.treasuredtime.org to learn more.  
Population Served Adults / Families / People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
In the program's biggest year, 70% of the funds raised went towards making the wish of the Mather family come true while leaving money left over to grant the wish of another family. This year we project a bigger turn out and hope to raise enough money to grant the wishes of two families while still having funds left over to help a third family.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The long-term success of the 24-hour Softball Marathon is predicated on honoring a family in need and providing happy memories in a time of struggle and darkness. Since we started this event, we have raised an average of $13,000 that go towards giving the gift of moments to our families.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
We track this program's success by how large the community participation is every year and how much positive feedback we get from volunteers, staff, and players. Our most important measure of success is our ability to grant the wishes of the honored families and the feedback we get from them.
Description

The Thursday before thanksgiving guests can get all their holiday shopping done in one night at the Treasured Time Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, held at Villa Bianca in Seymour. Approximately 50 vendors display everything from cosmetics to handbags, jewelry to jams and candles to scarves. Guests have the opportunity to browse each table and begin purchasing gifts for the holidays or get a little special something for themselves. In addition to the shopping, a large raffle will be held with prizes donated from each vendor.

What is the only thing that could make shopping even better? In the second ballroom, we have our wine tasting event where guests can taste wines from all around the world. The wine tasting ticket includes entrance to the shopping room. The wine room also has an exclusive silent auction with some incredible high-end items. 
 
We choose a different family to honor each year and make it a fun night for a great cause.  This event has grown year over year, and the community looks forward to gathering before the holiday for this social event.  
Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Our short term goal for this event is to grant the wish of the family we chose to honor for the evening. If we can raise enough funds to grant the wish of our honored family then we believe our efforts are successful.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Our long term goal for this annual event is to always make sure we have enough funds to grant the wishes of families with life-threatening illnesses. Events that our community members can look forward to every year provides a base of funds to keep our wish granting moving forward.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. We measure our success by our ability to grant the wish of our honored family. Once we choose a family to honor, we spend time getting to know what their wish is and what it would take to make it come true. If we can send them on a trip or provide an experience that fills them with joy, we consider our efforts successful.
Description Families that deal with a life-threatening illness and have at least one child between the ages of 3 and 18 are encouraged to visit our website and download our accessible application package so we can begin the process of granting their wish. After a family applies, our Family Resources Team reviews their application, listens to the family’s story, and decides to meet with them in order to get to know them better. It is in these meetings where we determine what the family’s desires are, their ability to travel, their remission status, and any other factor that might be appropriate before we decide which wish we can make come true. Once a family is chosen, we call them with the great news, and then the family information is transferred to the implementation team to start planning the trip and creating memories for the family.  
Population Served Adults / Families /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Our short-term success is to give our selected families the gift of moments. When Debra Oullette, a mother of six fighting stage four liver cancer, we did not hesitate to move forward in granting her wish to take her and her family on a relaxing cruise. From there, our Family Relations team started planning the trip while the Implementation Coordination team sent out donation requests and our Events Team planned a special fundraiser in honor of the family. Two weeks prior to the trip, our Family Relations team presented the details of the trip to the family and we sent them off on their trip with balloons and specially designed t-shirts.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
The long-term success of our wish granting program is to grant the wishes of more families each year; we want to give as many families as possible the gift of lasting moments. We have been able to meet this goal in our beginning years but would like to expand our reach even further.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. When the family is on their trip we ask them to send us pictures so we can ensure they are having a good time. All we ask after they return is to write a brief testimony to let us know that we made them smile and give them the gift of moments. Debra Oullette's daughter told us upon their return that she and her family "could not be more appreciative of that gift and looking back, those were memories that have gotten me through seeing my mom at her worst physical state. Treasured Time gave us all that opportunity to have one last great memory of my mom, as they have done for many other families with well-deserving and strong parents who have a life-threatening disease." Hearing this kind of testimony is how we measure our success.
CEO/Executive Director
Mrs. Suzanne Major
Term Start May 2013
Email suzanne@treasuredtime.org
Experience
Marketing and Communications Specialist at Anthem Blue Cross with 17 years of experience in strategic planning, cause marketing and fundraising. Worked on fundraising efforts with Children's Miracle Network and Boys and Girls Club. Currently serves on the United Way campaign cabinet.
Suzanne is a graduate of the Greater Valley Leadership program of 2013. Her passion for cause marketing grew stronger after losing a family member to cancer at the age of 26 and watching a close friend whose husband and 8-year old were battling cancer. She organized food chains, enlisted numerous volunteers, but still wanted to do more, resulting in the organization of Treasured Time.
Co-CEO
Mrs Cassandra O'Hara
Term Start May 2013
Email cassandra@treasuredtime.org
Experience
Cassandra is the manager of a local Starbucks, and learned how to interact with many different people every day. She has a BA in Psychology, has worked as an EMT and has her CNA certificate. She has assisted in the development of many community events for foundations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Susan B Komen  Foundation.
Cassandra is a graduate of the the Greater Valley Leadership program.  
In August 2003, Casandra's uncle and best friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and passed away in September that same year, leaving behind a wife, six daughters, and five grandchildren. Seeing the effect this tragedy imposes on a family, and loosing someone dear to her has enabled her to understand the importance of what organizations like Treasured Time can do for those in need. 
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 25
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 90%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 20
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Collaborations
Through our work, we do collaborate with many organizations in and out of the valley.  Some of those organizations include Griffin Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital, Danbury Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, The ALS Foundation, The Lupus Foundation, Valley United Way, Valley Chamber of Commerce, Big Brother Big Sister, and many more.
Board Chair
Mrs Suzanne Major
Company Affiliation None
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Coleen Fotch Community Volunteer
Ms. Arlene Greco Community Volunteer
Mrs. Suzanne Major Community Volunteer
Mr. Lloyd Major Community Volunteer
Ms. Jenn Moffat Community Volunteer
Ms Cassandra O'Hara Community Volunteer
Mr. Anthony Truino Barnum Financial
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Co-Chair
Ms. Cassandra O'Hara
Company Affiliation None
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2017
Email cassandra@treasuredtime.org
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $100,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$68,319$26,380$6,163
Administration Expense$969$166--
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.992.490.74
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%99%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$43,422$38,826$10,376
Current Assets$37,130$36,319$6,198
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$6,141$745$11,976
Total Net Assets$37,281$38,081($1,600)
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountConcierge Tax Services LLC $3,000Flash Global Logistics $7,500 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHuman Resource Consulting Group $2,680The Sandy Hill Foundation $5,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTD Bank $1,000TD Bank $3,000 --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.0548.750.52
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments A Treasured Time Gift of Moments family experience can cost as much as $ 8,500 per family.  Our volunteers work diligently to get as many elements of a family's trip donated or discounted wherever possible.  The ever growing support of the general public has allowed us to help more and more deserving families.   
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 PO Box 152
Seymour, CT 06483
Primary Phone 203 856-9772
Contact Email info@treasuredtime.org
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Suzanne Major
Board Chair Mrs Suzanne Major
Board Chair Company Affiliation None