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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The Kathleen F. Marks Memorial Foundation Is a 501 c(3) Not for profit Public Charity. Our ultimate Goal is to help find a cure, and to help patients and their families in the process of reaching that goal Fundraise for cancer research, testing, trials, and vaccines. Our Fundraising events will benefit facilities in active cancer research,In areas that are in NEED of the funding. We are not diagnosis specific, we hate all cancer equally! Having fun and Making a difference all at the same time! "Have a Hoot giving Cancer the Boot!"

Results: We have spent a lot of time out at community events, getting to know the people in the community and recently Joined the local chamber , The hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Of commerce. Now that we are 501 c3 approved and registered in the NYS Charities database, Our first Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball and KFM Trick or Treat were able to raise $4000.00 which was donated to Pediatric AML research at Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Target demographics: Patients undergoing cancer treatment

Geographic areas served: Hudson Valley, NY

Programs: Fundraising events for research, Patient support fundraising, for patients in treatment.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I provide web related services to this phenomenal non-profit on a pro-bono basis. The foundation is so true to it's word, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research and to help out local families in need. I am so proud of the effort that they put in and how they ensure that all of the money raised goes where it is needed most!

Bob_30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic charity. I highly recommend both donating to and volunteering for KFM as we do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have donated to and volunteered for the KFM Foundation. Wonderful people. Great charity. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the KFM Foundation at several events over the past 2 and a half years such as the Masquerade Ball. The KFM Foundation is run by passionate people that do great work. They made me feel as if I were an everyday member of the organization. I have volunteered for other groups and was made to feel like the hired help.

Michelle267

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the KFM foundation numerous times over the years and have found it to be a wonderful, well-run organization run by passionate individuals. As a matter of fact, when another local fundraising event was in danger of not occurring, the folks from KFM stepped in to help make it a reality.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with the Kathleen F Marks Memorial Foundation numerous times over the past 3 years. Exceptional organization, Great Cause, and Extremely Volunteer Friendly. I continue to volunteer whenever possible.

Tina26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year attending the KFM Foundation Masquerade Ball and this time I was a volunteer. This years ball was again very organized with exceptional entertainment along with delicious food. If you like to dance this for sure is an event to come to. The silent auctions are an additional area to help raise money for this worthy cause. New this year was a photo booth. A minimal $5 donation to have 4 pictures taken. The costumes along with the different poses made it enjoyable to watch from the sidelines and the guests seemed to enjoy themselves with this feature.

On a more serious note, the ladies who lead this are very dedicated to this cause and Crystal who is the president seems to have an unending amount of energy that she puts into this event along with all the other fundraising events she holds to raise money for cancer research. What I like the most about this foundation is it's family owned and run, all the money raised goes to the recipient, and small groups, individuals and families benefit from the help of this foundation.

Come on out next year and experience it for yourself. For more information please go to: www.KFMFoundation.org


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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For a first year Ball this was exceptionally well done but knowing the ladies who put this together makes this no surprise. Their mom would be speechlessly proud!!!!! . I loved the layout of the tables, dance floor versus the side with all of the silent auction items. It helped things flow. One thing I would like to suggest is not to be eating while someone is talking at the podium. For those people who's backs were to the podium (as I was) made me feel rude having my back to the speaker but trying to eat. Have a speaker, serve the salad, let them almost finish then have another speaker, serve the main course, another speaker, etc. Also, no matter what venue I attend it's always hard to be able to talk to people when the dancing starts because of the volume of the music. Not sure if there really is anything that can be done about that except for me to ask for a table as far away from the DJ/Band if necessary. :-) One other thing I would have like to see done is to take individual/couple/group pictures at a designated area. The costumes were wonderful as were the masks. GREAT JOB!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Crystal and Isis last year at a business expo and was drawn immediately to them for some reason I didn't know at the time. I lost my mom to cancer three years ago and while speaking them I noticed that they were intelligent, caring, wonderful young ladies who had the right idea in place and just what I was looking for as a foundation to help out where I could.

I have been to the Fundraisers, donated jewelry from my company and had the lucky advantage of getting to know them personally. This Foundation is unlike any other. These young ladies work tirelessly and have one goal in mind. To Help any one who needs it. I cannot put into words exactly how fortunate I feel to have become friends with KFM and to be just a tiny part of the helping that this Foundation does every day.

Cynthia49

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Kathleen F Marks Memorial Foundation was created to support the fight against cancer and that is exactly what they do in running fundraisers to help those fighting the battle. The 1st annual masquerade is only one incredible event organized by the foundation. An event worth attending for its venue, food, entertainment and,most of all, for the children we helped at John Hopkins. I plan on making this an annual event for myself and hope that others will join me!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the way Isis and Crystal have chose to honor their mother whom was a dear friend of mine. They have said for many years that this is what they intended to do and they followed through. I am Proud to say that I knew their family as well as them. I love you all dearly and while doing all this you are both raising 3 beautiful children.