Educational Institutions

Supportability

  • Irvine, CA
  • www.supportability.info

Mission Statement

SupportAbility rewards courage to able and disabled high school seniors who have overcome tremendous obstacles to graduate.

Main Programs

  1. The Julie Inman Courage Award
  2. EmpowerAbility
  3. Max Garrick Jr Courage Award
  4. Book Buying Program
  5. Jane Noebel Memorial Courage Award
  6. Michael Motherway Courage Award

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Service Areas

Self-reported

California

SA serves 20 high schools in Orange/Los Angeles counties.

ruling year

2002

President since 2001

Self-reported

Ms. Julie Inman

Keywords

Self-reported

award, scholarship,high school, senior, odds, reward, award, courage

Notes from the Nonprofit

Each year SA has experienced growth and our recipients our able to apply for book money throughout their college years. Campus clubs can also be started at high schools by students. This Program exists but is not growing.

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EIN

33-0953584

 Number

0564370659

Physical Address

3773 University #116

Irvine, CA 92612

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

SA Rewards Courage-given over $420,000.00. Over 96% of our award recipients continue towards their goals, either vocational or educational.

SupportAbility has two focal points at this time. The first area is providing awards of recognition to deserving high-school graduates who have overcome tremendous obstacles.
iSupportAbility produces and distributes a newsletter to our contributors. It is be named EmpowerAbility. The purpose of this newsletter is to inform those interested in our fundraising. It gives upcoming events, lists dates and year-to-date information .

Programs

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

Program 1

The Julie Inman Courage Award

SupportAbilities major program is the Julie Inman Courage Award which is handed out to high school students at their Senior Awards ceremony. Over $250,000.00 has been awarded to recognise students who has faced tremendous odds and overcome them to graduate. Many fund-raising programs are held throughout the year to accomplish our goal/budget.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 2

EmpowerAbility

SA newsletter

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Other Named Groups

Budget

$1,500.00

Program 3

Max Garrick Jr Courage Award

A contributor who passed away from cancer. This Award was established by family and friends. It is given to someone interested in pursuing law. Max was a laywer and loved education.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 4

Book Buying Program

Recipient's of our awards can apply for boo k monies as long as they send their college transcripts.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 5

Jane Noebel Memorial Courage Award

Rewards seniors in high school who have faced cancer or are battling cancer.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 6

Michael Motherway Courage Award

Michael lost his battle with ALS. He faced death with dignity. This award, given at his high school alma mater was set up to honor his fight with a student who has excelled in a similar way.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    SA is aimed at supporting and recognizing those students who have overcome tremendous obstacles to graduate. Support and recognition are of utmost importance.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Awarded the Julie Inman Courage Award.
    Encourage recipients to remain in contact with us.
    Help with text book costs.
    Invite recipients to attend our fundraisers and meet, thank our contributors.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We award each student personally at their schools ceremony.

    Encourage the students to stay in touch with us by giving them our contact information.

    Invite them to our events.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The success of our program is measured and will continue to be measured by the progress or growth we experience. We continue to receive more and more applications each year from deserving students and our fundraising continues to grow.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We serve 20 high schools. Their are deserving students in every high school.
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

SA serves 20 high schools in Orange/Los Angeles counties.

Social Media

Funding Needs

Contribute to our Award fund in any amount. Our newsletter takes advertisers for a $100 yearly fee (or four issues).

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Supportability

Leadership

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President

Ms. Julie Inman

BIO

Allow me to introduce Julie Inman, a woman of extraordinary courage. Julie suffered a stroke at the young age of 15, leaving her in a coma for five weeks, and hospitalized for six months. Julie was literally incapable of doing anything; she did not even have a coughing reflex. Most would have been totally defeated, but not Julie. After hours of physical therapy, learning to walk, talk, read, things many of us take for granted, Julie went on to graduate with her high school class from Mater Dei in 1985, and the University of Southern California in 1989, with a B.A. in English.  In addition to being chairman of SupportAbility, Julie was on the City of Irvine Residents With Disabilities Advisory Board. She is also a member of OCTA's Special Needs In Transit Committee. She wrote a quarterly article for the F.Y.I. and a monthly article for the Irvine World News on disability-related issues. Julie has lived courage, hard work, and perseverance, which is why her parents, Peter & Patricia Inman established the Julie Inman Courage Award in 1985. This scholarship award "rewards courage" of young high school students who refuse discouragement. The recipient must be a graduating senior who has overcome a major obstacle. Julie has a passion to be an encourager to all who are forced to overcome great odds in order to live a successful productive life. EmpowerAbility is her quarterly newsletter created to assist in keeping the disabled informed. An expanded SupportAbility scholarship program is another means by which Julie seeks to "reward courage." That is why Julie established SupportAbility, a California non-profit corporation. SupportAbility's board under the capable leadership of Julie desires to raise the funding necessary to fulfill the dream of rewarding courage.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Over $420,000.00 given to deserving high school seniors who have battled tremendous obstaccles.
SA has been extremely effective in the community rewarding high school seniors for their determination to graduate. In 2015 we have awards nearly 500 deserving students.
The Board of Director's make the final awards after ranking student essays describing their tremendous obstacles. These essays are the applications for the Julie Inman Courage Award."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Julie Inman

SupportAbility

Term: Jan 2001 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
Yes
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
SA is a non-discriminating corporation.