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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

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the best non-for-profits I've had the pleasure of coming in contact with. As a nurse this one is near and dear to my heart. I've had the pleasure of attending a number of their fictions and couldn't be more delighted with them. Run by a wonderful group of young women in honor of a wonderful women.

Donor

Rating: 5

When my friends and I attended our first Masquerade charity event, we knew then and there that we would come back every year. What an amazing group of people who know how to throw a great party for an incredibly important cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization spearheaded by individuals with the talent and drive to accomplish their mission of raising funds and awareness for cancer research. The results of their hard work can be seen benefitting members of our local community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This was my first year working with Crystal and her team at the Kathleen F Marks Memorial Foundation. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them and understand their total commitment to their goals of the foundation. The tremendous amount of work they put into all their projects is absolutely amazing and the results of their programs are outstanding. They have helped serve the members of their community in ways that are immeasurable.

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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Donor

Rating: 5

The Kathleen F Marks Memorial Foundation is wonderful group that is doing great things for the community and for those effected by cancer. I would absolutely recommend supporting and donating to this organization. The Mother's Day brunch was delightful!!

Lauren37

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing is an understatement to describe this foundation and their efforts to find a cure for pediactric cancer. I have teamed up with this foundation and each sale of my owl hats I have agreed to donate a portion of it's proceeds in hopes that every little bit counts. And that one day this foundation would be the reason why something great has become of this! They are wonderful women whom I have known since my childhood and I am so proud of all their hard work and dedication to this foundation.

Alexandria M.

Donor

Rating: 5

This event was amazing for so many reasons. Not only is this an amazing foundation but it was started in memory of an amazing woman. Mrs. Marks would be so proud to see the wonderful things her beautiful daughters have done. I had such a wonderful time at the ball and not only connected with old friends but made great new friends. The music was excellent, the food delicious, the entertainment spectacular, and the decor breathtaking.It was such an honor to contribute to the cause. I am proud to have say I attended this event and even prouder to call Crystal, Isis, and Tiffany my friends. I can't wait for the next event!!!!

Paul74

Donor

Rating: 5

Dear Mrs. Kathleen Marks, Your daughters have grown into amazing woman. The amount of energy that has been contributed to your cause has exemplified the positive human spirit. Unconditional love is the only way to describe how your family members remember their mother. Please know that their lives have been filled with your graciousness and they remember you every moment. John misses you terribly and is so happy to see you everyday, in his children. Rest knowing you did well.