Teal It S Gone
10 Ferebee Ct
Bluffton SC 29910
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Organization DBA
Teal It's Gone
Address 10 Ferebee Ct
Bluffton, SC 29910
Telephone (864) 415-1529
E-mail tealitsgone@gmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $75,500.00 (2017)
Mission Statement Teal It's Gone's mission is to educate people about the benefits of genetic screening for cancer-risk assessment, to offer noninvasive, accessible, affordable genetic testing as a tool to prevent cancer, and to support Cancer Warriors through our GIFT (Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow) program.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Katie Brown Maxwell
Board Chair Mrs. Katie Brown Maxwell
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Financial Summary
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Mission Teal It's Gone's mission is to educate people about the benefits of genetic screening for cancer-risk assessment, to offer noninvasive, accessible, affordable genetic testing as a tool to prevent cancer, and to support Cancer Warriors through our GIFT (Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow) program.
Background Teal It's Gone was formed after founder, Katie Maxwell, was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer at the age of forty in 2012.  Katie's family had no history of cancer.  Through genetic testing, it was discovered that Katie is positive for the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations putting her at high risk for breast, fallopian, ovarian, peritoneal and pancreatic cancers.  Through further investigation, it was discovered that the mutations were passed down from Katie's father.  She is Stage 4 and has not had the blessing of remission thus remains in treatment.  Katie's goal was to start a nonprofit that would help others avoid the battle she fights every day.  With Teal It's Gone, she hopes to reduce the impact cancer has on individuals, families and communities.
In 2016, Teal It's Gone established three programs in it's campaign: Awareness; Testing; Inspiration.  
Awareness: We held "Friend Raisers" to educate people about the benefits of knowing one's risk for genetic cancer.  The event is similar to a cocktail party with an opportunity to ask questions and register for testing.  We ask everyone at the event tell a friend what they learned.  We attended cancer related conferences to inform people about Teal It's Gone. We partnered with other nonprofits offering cancer support.  We informed genetic testing centers of our service for people who can not get insurance coverage.  We partnered with a university in a pilot program to reach the college population who is at the age to prevent late diagnosis through early screening and prophylactic surgeries, and to make informed decisions about family planning.  We also use social media.
Testing: Teal It's Gone partnered with Kailos Genetics.  Together we offer a cheek swab test screening for an individual's genetic cancer-risk at a discount rate.  The test screens for 30 mutations related to an increased risk for colon, breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, and fallopian cancers.  Teal It's Gone financially assisted people who had family history of cancer but could not afford to get tested.  We are working with Johnson and Johnson's oncology department to get government funding to pay for genetic screening for families who can not afford the test but have a history of cancer.  
Inspiration:   Our support program is GIFT (Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow).  We believe Cancer Warriors need to stay passionate about what makes them happy and inspired to continue battling through this devastating disease.
Our goals for the 2017-2018 are:
1) established two paid staff positions;
2) increase our reach with the Awareness, Testing and GIFT programs;
3) establish an increased number of sustainable fundraising avenues;
4) further assist the underserved community;
5) obtain a mobile education/testing unit.
1. A paid position to head our Awareness, Education, and GIFT programs because our scope has grown beyond volunteer capacity, $30,000.00/year
2.  A paid position to head our Fundraising campaign because our scope has grown beyond volunteer capacity,  $30,000.00/year
3.  Establishment of sustainable funding avenues
4. A mobile testing unit (for example, a used mini school bus refurbished)
CEO/Executive Director Statement We are frequently surprised and inspired by the realization that most people are not aware of the benefits of genetic screening.  If an individual knows his/her cholesterol level, he/she has the opportunity to make choices reducing his/her risk for heart disease.  There is no guarantee that individual will not get heart disease; however, he/she can greatly reduce the risk by lifestyle changes, medication and follow up medical care.  Knowing one's genetic risk for cancer is similar.  Cancer is most deadly in late stage.  Early diagnosis through vigilant screening for at risk individuals and prophylactic surgeries will save lives.  We want to tell people this noninvasive, accessible, affordable tool is available so they can take control of their future health.
Board Chair Statement
I am a mother, wife, small business owner and a Stage 4 Cancer Warrior.  I founded Teal It's Gone to reduce cancer's effect on individuals, families and communities.  I want to help any one I can avoid this devastating disease.  If I had known my genetic risk, I would have taken steps to prevent a cancer diagnosis.  Once Teal It's Gone cut it's teeth in 2013, we found out how needed our services are in the fight against cancer.  We have run pilot programs with cancer support organizations, hospitals, universities and communities in multiple states establishing guidelines that work.  Now that our pilot programs are thriving, we are ready to expand.  The nonprofit has grown beyond the scope of volunteer work and requires dedicated employees, and I am anxious to equip Teal It's Gone with invested employees as my health is uncertain.  I want to ensure Teal It's Gone will continue fighting cancer well in to the future even if I am unable to do so.
We offer test registration when we hold awareness events in communities.  One thing we have noticed is the more privacy we can offer while answering questions, the more people register.  Currently, we travel with a tent, table and chairs.  We feel that if we have a mobile unit designed to offer privacy, we will have a greater chance of connecting with people who are tentative about talking to us.  We, also, feel the mobile unit will be a huge asset when traveling to universities. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Cancer Prevention
Cancer Warrior and Survivor Support
Cancer Screening
Cancer Awareness 
Areas of Service
Jasper County
Beaufort County
We serve Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston and have expanded in to other states: Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, California
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Katie Brown Maxwell
Company Affiliation President
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2020
Email tealitsgone@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Mrs. Francina Seaton Brown Volunteer
Mrs. Lara Pettiss Harrill Secretary
Mrs. Lauren Broadstone Marsh Treasurer
Mrs. Katie Brown Maxwell President
Mr. Mark Eugene Maxwell Community Volunteer
Mrs. Anne Polhill Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Risk Management Provisions
Liquor Liability
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Teal It's Gone is governed and operated by volunteers only.  Our volunteers also have other careers.  They work hard to dedicate as much time possible to TIG, but the organization is ready for paid employees whose only focus is expanding our reach in to the community.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mrs Katie Brown Maxwell
Experience Katie Maxwell is a retired Emergency Department Registered Nurse and has been in cancer treatment for five years.  She is an Advocacy Leader for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and on a Consumer Review Board for the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program.  Katie is positive for the high risk mutations BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 7
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2017
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) 

Teal It's Gone fosters a safe environment for discussion about genetic cancers, genetic screening and life with cancer. Our Awareness program encourages people to have a discussion with their family about health history. We answer questions about the genetic component of cancer and how it can affect individuals and their children. People get the opportunity to openly ask a Cancer Warrior questions they may have been uncomfortable to ask in the past. Our immediate achievements include helping people understand that they may be at risk for cancer if someone else in their family has been diagnosed, making people comfortable with the testing program so they bridge the gap between intention and action, and connecting with Cancer Warriors who need to know they are not alone.

Budget 10200
Short Term Success In it's Awareness Program, Teal It's Gone provides information regarding who may be at risk for genetic cancers, the use of genetic testing to asses genetic cancer-risk, and preventative measures that can be taken to prevent cancer and/or detect it early avoiding a deadly late stage diagnosis
Long Term Success

Our Awareness program will help us reduce the effect cancer has on individuals, families and communities. The general public is not aware that a cancer-risk assessment tool is available and/or of the importance of prevention when dealing with cancer. The public often has a misperception that cancer can be treated and that treatment research is far more advanced than it is in actuality. We have the ability to help people avoid the devastating journey of incurable cancer.

Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY

Our program success can be assessed by how many people we have sign up as Teal It’s Gone Friends. Success can also be assessed by the number of people who register for a test. This quantitative, objective information helps us determine which events are most successful so that we can repeat our technique or which events are less successful so that we can modify our technique.

Description Teal It's Gone's Testing Program  provides affordable, noninvasive, accessible (web-based) genetic cancer-risk testing through Kailos Genetics.  With test registration, an individual will have a case worker, get genetic counseling and receive follow up care by a physician.  The test itself is a cheekswab that is sent to the individual's home with directions and a return envelope.  This screening is offered on the market for $250.  Through Teal It's Gone's partnership with Kailos Genetics, we offer it for $125.  TIG financially assists individuals who have a family history of cancer but can not afford the test.
Budget 37500
Short Term Success Teal It's Gone tracked it's testing success throughout 2016.  The number of people registering for tests per month more than doubled from the beginning of the year to the end.
Long Term Success Teal It's Gone's ultimate goal is to make genetic cancer-risk screening accessible and affordable to everyone who seeks the information.  We do not want lack of availability, lack of knowledge or lack of funding to take away the opportunity for individuals to prevent this deadly disease.  We will be able to track the impact we have on the community by reviewing the number of people registering for and completing the test.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Kailos Genetics keeps us informed regarding the number of people registering for tests.
Description Teal It's Gone's GIFT (Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow) Program is designed to help Cancer Warriors maintain emotional stamina to battle their disease.  TIG shares Cancer Warrior stories to inspire people who are in the battle and to share with undiagnosed people the nature of the fight so they may be inspired to help prevent the disease.
Budget 19.500
Short Term Success Teal It's Gone is gathering stories from Cancer Fighters about what inspires them every day.  The stories will be posted on Facebook.  In the near future, Teal It's Gone will create a web resource for these stories.  TIG will also purchase billboard space near cancer centers in South Carolina and Georgia to inform people the resource is available.  To kick start the program in 2016, a horse was donated to Teal It's Gone.  Our founder/President who is currently in treatment, shows the horse competitively.  He wears the TIG Ribbon when he is competing, and his name is Double Helix.  Any money he wins is donated to TIG.  He represents a Cancer Fighter's passion.  And, understanding that cancer can not silence passion is a large part of maintaining emotional stamina in the battle.  A picture of Double Helix jumping (with our President riding) hangs in chemo suites inviting patients to tell their stories and read others.
Long Term Success Teal It's Gone's long term goal is to offer a web-based resource providing positive support for people who are touched by cancer.  When our founder was diagnosed, she searched the internet for resources to inspire her to become a Cancer Fighter.   The information most upfront on the internet was discouraging and disheartening.  Teal It's Gone wants to change the first exposure to becoming a Cancer Fighter from negative to inspirational.  
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Our success will be quantitatively analyzed by the number of followers we have on Facebook and the number of stories we receive to share.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $75,500.00
Projected Expenses $75,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$84,500----
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense$4,639--$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.12----
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$81,250----
Current Assets$81,250----
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets------
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $80,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFriend Raising Event $11,535 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFriend Raiser Event $1,825 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose We will be fundraising to purchase a mobile testing unit.
Goal $75,000
Dates Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Apr 2018
Organization Comments Teal It's Gone's greatest challenge is not having employees who can focus on fundraising avenues.  Our needs have outgrown the volunteer workforce.  Our founder has uncertain health and is a large part of our workforce.  With a paid position to focus on fundraising, we feel that our goals are attainable judging from the support we have earned thus far.
Nonprofit Teal It S Gone
Address 10 Ferebee Ct
Bluffton, SC 29910
Primary Phone (864) 415-1529
Contact Email tealitsgone@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Katie Brown Maxwell
Board Chair Mrs. Katie Brown Maxwell
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Year of Incorporation 2013