Animal related

GREY2K USA Education Fund

  • Arlington, MA
  • www.grey2kusaedu.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Adoption and eduction outreach
  2. Industry research, public surveys and reports
  3. Greyhounds in the Classrrom
  4. Greyhounds in the Library

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service areas

International

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ruling year

2001

chief executive

Ms. Christine A Dorchak Esq.

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co-chief executive

Mr. Carey M. Theil

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Keywords

animal, dog, adoption, greyhound, greyhound protection, dog racing, animal rights

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EIN

04-3553133

Physical Address

7 Central Street, Suite 210

Arlington, MA 02476

Also Known As

GREY2K USA Education Fund

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

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.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Adoption and eduction outreach

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

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Program 2

Industry research, public surveys and reports

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.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Adults

None

None

Program 3

Greyhounds in the Classrrom

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.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Program 4

Greyhounds in the Library

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.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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1. Number of media partnerships developed

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Adoption and eduction outreach
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
For the last two years, we have been promoting the adoption of ex-racers and raising awareness about the cruelty of dog racing via digital airport ads in Florida airports. We work with Clear Channel.

2. Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Adoption and eduction outreach
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Support has increased as more people learn of our efforts to save greyhounds and educate the public about the cruelty of dog racing. We have a 94% program rate. More at http://g2kww.org/1Yypn8C

3. Number of students enrolled

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Adoption and eduction outreach
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Each year, we offer free classes to young people all across the country through our Greyhounds in the Classroom and Greyhounds in the Library programs. More info at http://g2kww.org/1MyrnNr

4. Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Adoption and eduction outreach
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We offer two free programs to schools called Greyhounds in the Classroom and Greyhounds in the Library, providing free books, posters, wristbands and more. http://g2kww.org/1MyrnNr

5. Number of teachers recruited

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Adoption and eduction outreach
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We currently have 50 teachers working on a volunteer basis to offer a free programs to schools. Adult programs are also offered. http://g2kww.org/1T9Y6rB

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    It is our goal to give greyhounds the second chance they deserve through outreach, education and the promotion of greyhound adoption worldwide.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We believe that education and interaction with real live greyhounds is the key to improving their plight and giving these gentle hounds the second chance they deserve. Our outreach and educational programs are designed to do just that.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The GREY2K USA Education Fund works with people from all walks of life to spread the word that the cruelty of dog racing must end. Our volunteers are the key to our success.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    As tracks close one by one, and the greyhounds finally come home, we know our efforts are paying off. Since our formation in 2001, 30 tracks have ended live racing in the US and the introduction of dog racing to several foreign countries has been thwarted.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have helped close 30 dog tracks in the US and helped prevent the legalization of dog racing in Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa, but there are still 21 tracks left in the US alone and a burgeoning industry in Australia and Asia which we are working to counter. Meanwhile, our free programs to young people around the world promote the adoption of greyhounds leaving the industry,

service areas

International

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Social Media

@GREY2KUSA

@GREY2KUSA

@https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/114842497766621952314/114842497766621952314/posts

@GREY2KUSA

@GREY2KUSA

@http://www.tumblr.com/blog/grey2kusa

Funding Needs

Tax deductible contributions are needed to help educate the public about the cruelty of dog racing, and to promote greyhound adoption.

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GREY2K USA Education Fund

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Christine A Dorchak Esq.

co-chief executive

Mr. Carey M. Theil

BIO

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.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"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"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms/ Christine Ann Dorchak Esq.

None

Term: Feb 2001 - Dec 2011

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


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