My mom has donated to PRF for sometime. She has been receiving "personal ..intense" letters from the chairman of the board Mr. Hoffheimer. We will no longer contribute to a charity that intimidates donors and victims of Parkensons. You should be ashamed of yourself. Tricia tanguay
Parkinson Research Foundation funds Parkinson Place which serves the Parkinson Community around the Sarasota Fl area. I found Parkinson Place by a commercial on tv and decided to try it. It was the best decision I had ever made! The staff was so kind and the free classes help me keep going! I have finally found a place where I feel I belong.
Review from Guidestar
Please look at Charity Navigator for yourself, but here are the stats from the past year which will be even better this year:
Financial Performance Metrics
(Percent of the charity’s budget spent on the programs
and services it delivers) 55.0%
Administrative Expenses 13.6%
Fundraising Expenses 31.2% (due to mail as the main fundraising method)
Fundraising Efficiency $0.34
Primary Revenue Growth 0.4%
Program Expenses Growth 32.7%
Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
Review from Guidestar
I visited Parkinson Place which is a project funded by Parkinson Research Foundation. I was very impressed by the kind nature of the staff and the incredible number of free services they provide for Parkinson Sufferers and their caregivers.
I have a dear friend who has Parkinson's and Parkinson Place takes great pains to help him have better quality of life!
I don't know much about how funding works but I can tell you that this is a tremendous service to the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte county Parkinson community.
If you want to see for yourself and not rely on heresy look at their websites www.parkinsonplace.org and parkinsonresearchfoundation.org
73% Fundraising & Admin. 27% Program Expenses per CharityNavigaor. NO THANKS!
Michael J. Fox's foundation may have a bit of "bloat" in exec. salaries, but they ARE in line with most others, and their money goes to the cause. Numerous other Parkinsons charities also seem to "put their money where their mouth is" as well. One can experience better stewardship in other Parkinsons alternatives.
Since having joined the PRF team a little over 3 years ago I am amazed sometimes how much we have grown as an organization and how far we have come. Every time I participate in one of the educational programs I am overcome with fascination to see how hungry and appreciative the participants. With the help of a great team from all across the country and throughout the Parkinson's community we have been able to provide many Parkinson's patients with a new lease on life. The smiles and chuckles make the countless hours of relentless planning, development and research all worth it.