DEBRA L SIPPLE MEMORIAL INC (Debbie's Fund)

Rating: 4.75 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 794 Canterbury Road Milford DE 19963 USA

Mission: Debra L. Sipple Memorial, Inc. is a charitable 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation established to honor the memory of Debbie Sipple and her love of animals by benefiting IRS approved organizations providing care for animals in need.DLSM is 100% volunteer and pays no salaries or member expenses.
Geographic areas served: DE, eastern MD

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Debbie's Fund for the past 9 years. We have raised several hundred thousand dollars for local shelters. I am happy to have been part of the success!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am pleased to support this nonprofit organization both with financial donations and as an unpaid advisor to the Board of Directors when they did their strategic planning and revised their operational documentation. I know that this charity started out of a desire to honor the memory of Debbie Sipple and her love for animals, but Debbie's Fund has worked hard to establish the structure and integrity required for lasting strength and growth. Debbie's Fund fulfills a unique role in building bridges among animal support donors and clients. They manage their funds well and are an all-volunteer organization. And they need more volunteers!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their sincere gratitude for any support I have given, whether financial or as an unpaid advisor. This organization also is good about publicizing their grants so you know where your money is going.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage them to continue to seek members and volunteers so they can expand their efforts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

We started Debra L. Sipple Memorial Inc. in 2004 following Debbie's death. We currently support 7 local groups with grants including the Kent County SPCA (Delaware). Our philosophy is to raise money in ways that do not compete directly with the groups we help. We have the PAR FOR PETS GOLF OUTING and the WHEELS AND WINE CAR SHOW among other fund raisers each year. Long term we hope to develop an endowment that will provide an income to be used for a variety of animal related causes. Our greatest need, besides funding, is to expand the number of volunteers and event managers. Website: www.debbiesfund.com

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Companion animal care, spay neutering, relationship building among local animal organizations

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We are working to enlarge the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping the small care giver groups. Many of these groups are funded out of the caregivers pockets in large part. These folks are dedicated, committed to animal welfare and get great mileage from the funding since they cut expenses such as salaries.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund every small care giver group in the DE east MD area for a very long time. These groups give you the most bang for the buck!

Ways to make it better...

we could raise more money

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

becoming large enough to be long term sustainable. We have 7 board members and a similar number of folks that chip in from time to time.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thanks to all the donors, workers and supporters including the local press and public figures that have help DLSM raise the kind of money we have over the years.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Debbie's Fund graciously assisted our group by donating $250. In turn, we

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to offer financial assistance to others for feline spay/neuter procedures.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its willingness to financially assist non-profit tax-exempt groups (like Cats Around Town Society, Inc. [CATS]).

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated to reducing the feline over-population.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to make its presence known.

Ways to make it better...

funding could have been higher but we're a very patient and dedicated group and can effectively utilize any funding we receive.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continuing to raise funds in this current economic crisis.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Debbie's Fund is fabulous as it succeeds in assisting many diverse groups of volunteer people who are dedicated to improving lives -- not just for animals but for people as well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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