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GREY2K USA Education Fund Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/18/2014: GREY2K USA Education Fund

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: GREY 2K USA EDUCATION FUND

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AKA  GREY2K USA Education Fund
Arlington, MA
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GREY2K USA Education Fund Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/18/2014: GREY2K USA Education Fund

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: GREY 2K USA EDUCATION FUND

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Also Known As: GREY2K USA Education Fund
Physical Address: Arlington, MA 02476 
EIN: 04-3553133
Web URL: www.grey2kusaedu.org 
Blog URL: grey2kusa.org/blogs.html 
Video URL(s): Zoe the greyhound visits a New Hampshire classroom
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
B Educational Institutions
B05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
D Animal related
D01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
Year Founded: 2001 
Ruling Year: 2001 
How This Organization Is Funded: Individual donations and small grants - $73,466


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Mission Statement

The GREY2K USA Education Fund works to provide the public with documentation and facts about dog racing, and promotes the adoption of ex-racers worldwide with special events throughout the year, paid advertisements and our free Greyhounds in the Classroom and Greyhounds in the Library programs.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $73,466
Total Expenses $78,304

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

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Ms. Christine A Dorchak, Esq.

Profile:

Christine Dorchak has extensive professional experience in the animal protection movement and has also volunteered for many humane organizations. She previously worked as Research Director for the New England Anti-Vivisection Society and is a former manager of the Ellen Gifford Sheltering Home for Cats. Christine is a long distance runner and has participated in seven Boston Marathons to date. She graduated with honors from the New England School of Law.

Leadership Statement:

As co-founders, we believe wholeheartedly in the mission of the GREY2K USA Education Fund because we know that education is the key to ending the cruelty of dog racing. Once people know about the treatment of greyhound in this industry, they understand why it must end. We are also enthusiastic about our work promoting greyhound adoption through our school and library programs, and via our web site. It is wonderful to know we are helping save greyhounds' lives each and every day. Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil

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Yes
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Programs

Program: Adoption and eduction outreach (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served:
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
None

Program Description:

Our worldwide adoption and educational outreach campaign involves activities ranging from paid advertisements in print and online periodicals to hosting grassroots informational tables.

Program Long-Term Success:

Every month, multiples tables are hosted all over the country and many people meet greyhounds and learn about them for the first time. Our paid advertisements open people's eyes to the plight of greyhounds and encourage their humane treatment.

Program Short-Term Success:

We receive thank you letters from people and contributions for our continuing work throughout the year.

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Program: Industry research, public surveys and reports (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served:
Adults
None
None

Program Description:

We believe that once people understand what is happening to greyhounds, they will join with us in working to save these gentle dogs.  We do public information requests, gather information and produce white papers on dog racing. We also conduct public surveys to track attitudes on this industry and learn how best to communicate our message that dog racing is cruel and inhumane and must end.

Program Long-Term Success:

We have released ten white papers on dog racing to date, each of which has led to a better understanding of the humane and financial issues of dog racing.

Program Short-Term Success:

People ask us for copies of our reports throughout the year, to read and share with others.

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Program: Greyhounds in the Classrrom (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
None
None

Program Description:

This is a dynamic presentation which introduces young people to greyhounds. Each 30-60 minute program is designed to teach children about the gentle and loving nature of these beautiful creatures and to encourage humane treatment of all animals.

Program Long-Term Success:

We have given presentations to children all over the country and provide materials for programs in European and other countries.

Program Short-Term Success:

At least one greyhound finds a home with each program!

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Program Success Examples:

Program: Greyhounds in the Library (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
None
None

Program Description:

A variation on traditional "meet-and-greets," this program links kids with adoption groups across the country. Each presentation features a live reading by a greyhound from theillustrated book, Pele's Forever Home" and all kids receive a free copy plus a "Save the Greyhounds" wristband.

Program Long-Term Success:

We have given presentations to children all over the country and provide materials for programs in European and other countries.

Program Short-Term Success:

At least one greyhound finds a home with each program!

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

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Through our research, we have documented and exposed the cruelty of dog racing and influenced public policy on this issue, both here in the United States and abroad.  Our humane education programs for kids teach compassion  and promote adoption of greyhounds worldwide.
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