INHERITANCE OF HOPE INC

Every Family Deserves a Legacy

Seneca, SC   |  www.InheritanceOfHope.org

Mission

Inheritance of Hope's mission is to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent.

Ruling year info

2007

CEO

Mr. Aaron Hedges

Main address

PO Box 155

Seneca, SC 29679 USA

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EIN

75-3243566

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the U.S. alone, 3.7 million children under the age of 18 are facing the loss of a parent. Inheritance of Hope uniquely serves these children and their families.

Our programs

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

On-site, Online, & On-going Services

WHAT WE DO | Inheritance of Hope is a hope-filled community of care that serves families in these life-changing ways:

ON-SITE: Legacy Retreats®,
destination experience where families create lifelong memories and receive the tools to navigate the challenges of terminal illness

Hope Hub™,
monthly in-person gatherings with families who understand the journey of a life-threatening illness

ONLINE: [email protected]™ Weekend,
memory-making event where your family can connect with other families who “get it” -- all from the comfort of home

ON-GOING: [email protected]™ Groups, monthly groups for all ages to gain resources and connect in
community with people who understand their situation

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Literature and resources for children and families available for (1) children with a terminally ill parent, (2) terminally ill parents, and (3) caregivers.

Resources include books, online library, webinars, workbooks, and brochures.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated 2011

Great Nonprofits

Top-Rated 2012

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Top-Rated 2013

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Top-Rated 2014

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Top 10 Children's Charity in North America 2014

Theravive

Top-Rated 2015

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Top-Rated 2016

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Top-Rated 2017

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Top-Rated 2018

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Top-Rated 2019

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Top-Rated 2020

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Top-Rated 2021

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Top-Rated 2022

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who return to volunteer

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Families

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of family services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1 | Continue to offer services as the ultimate way to inspire hope and to gain insights from the families to whom we
minister directly.
2 | Create content in order to minister with greater depth and breadth.
3 | Use content and expertise to position Inheritance of Hope (IoH) as the leader in legacy development for young
families facing the loss of a parent.

The Inheritance of Hope (IoH) story began with one young family facing a parent’s terminal illness – a mom and dad with young children looking for resources for their entire family as they all navigated the mom’s illness. Surprisingly, there were none. They decided to create resources for their family and share them with others. In 2007, Deric and Kristen Milligan launched IoH with the mission to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent, and the brand has grown to serve families throughout the U.S.

1 | Continue on-site (Legacy Retreats®, Hope Hub™), online ([email protected]™ Weekend, Vision conference), and on-going ([email protected]™ Groups, Legacy Videos™) offerings as the ultimate way to inspire hope and to gain insights from the families to whom we minister directly.

IoH continues to pursue new partnerships in its existing services to better serve families across the United States.

2 | Create content in order to minister with greater depth and breadth.

In 2020, we launched our [email protected]™App and [email protected]™ Groups to foster resources and relationships.

In 2020, we hosted our first Vision conference, bringing together more than 1,000 people served by IoH since our inception.

In 2020, we launched [email protected]™ Weekends for families who were unable to travel.

In 2020, we made Legacy Videos™ available for anyone.

In 2021, we launched Hope Hub™, monthly in-person gatherings for families who understand the journey of a life-threatening illness.

A key goal of Inheritance of Hope's strategic initiatives is to develop and curate programs that position the
organization as a thought leader in legacy development. As such, we will:
1 | increase awareness of the incredible need within our society (1 in 20 children, aged 15 and under, will suffer the loss of a parent)
2 | develop products of value for families and communities we serve
3 | deliver unparalleled service in a way that is sustainable on a national scale

The expansion of resources and relationships will not only complement the families we host on-site, but also serve families and caregivers nationwide who are unable to attend our Legacy Retreat®.

Inheritance of Hope has grown our staff to 17 and our pool of volunteers to 223. We have solid partnerships that allow us to deliver life-changing services while stretching the donated dollar. IoH has Founders who have lived through the illness and death of a parent, as well as a several Board Members who has the perspective of facing both the illness and loss of a spouse.

As of January 2022, Inheritance of Hope (IoH) has served families from 48 states. In 2021, IoH delivered 4 times more services (2,615) to young families facing the loss of a parent than any prior year.

Financials

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Operations

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

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INHERITANCE OF HOPE INC

Board of directors
as of 6/9/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Deric Milligan

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Richard Birney

Senior Advisor, Spurrier Capital Partners and Genesis Venture Capital; IBM (retired) Head of Strategic Investments

O.P Cooper

Assistant Professor of Media and Technology (retired), University of West Georgia

Paul Grady

COO (retired) Amerigas

Mark Shaw

CEO, Shaw Entertainment Group

Tony Reid

Senior V.P. at Marriott (retired)

Dan Barcus

Senior Vice President, Marketing at Coventry

Dan Dix

Sr. Director at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (retired)

Eric Dewey

Senior Delivery Director, NTT Data

Kim Bohannon

Chief Innovation Officer, TN Credit Union League

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/9/2022

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