ANNUAL REPORT: MARCH 2021 - FEBRUARY 2022

SERVICE OVERVIEW

The Cancer Support Community prides itself on being an evidence-based and community-driven organization. This practice is integrated into all professionally facilitated services and programs offered. In keeping with the community-oriented nature of the organization, the CSC conducts an annual satisfaction survey. Results from this survey indicate that the CSC continues to fulfill its mission of providing support, education, and hope to all those who participate. In March of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Cancer Support Community transitioned all programs to an online platform for the safety of our members and staff. In our 2021 program satisfaction survey, 97% of all respondents rated the quality of CSC programs as good or excellent, and 67% indicated that they plan to continue virtual programs even after in-person programs are offered again. This clearly demonstrated the important gap virtual programs fill.

The Cancer Support Community served over 1,500 individuals people from March 2021 to February 2022. 

OVER THE PAST YEAR CSC PROVIDED: 

5,266

HOURS OF GROUP AND

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

1,585

HOURS OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND

STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

930

HOURS OF LIVE AND ON DEMAND

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

773

HOURS OF

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

SPROUT LOVE

The Sprout Love Initiative at the Cancer Support Community raises funds for the Sprout Love Financial Assistance Program that launched in the Fall of 2018.  The fund covers basic living expenses for individuals who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of cancer and its treatment.

SPROUT LOVE BY THE NUMBERS 2021 – 2022

$75,000

GRANTED TO FAMILIES

IMPACTED BY CANCER

39

FAMILIES RECIEVED

GRANTS

FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

As a result of proper financial oversight, and in accordance with best practices, the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor has maintained cash reserves for general operating expenses. Additionally, the CSC has developed a board-advised long-term opportunity fund for potential unforeseen needs. These funds have been imperative in sustaining programs during the loss of income associated with the COVID-19 crisis.

REVENUE

EXPENSES

ASSESTS

The Brides Project

Although occupying a significant portion of the CSC’s assets, this sum is comprised of donated wedding dresses to be sold at The Brides Project.

 

Long Term Opportunity Fund

This fund gives the Cancer Support Community the ability to adapt in real time to the growing needs of our community. Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the CSC is able to add additional programming that responds to current community needs.

THE BRIDES PROJECT

The Brides Project is the Cancer Support Community’s social enterprise. Wedding dresses are donated to The Brides Project from all across the country. Some are “pre-loved” – donated by brides who want to see them dance another day, but most are donated directly from bridal salons, so they are brand new! All funds raised by the sales of these gowns support the free programs offered at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

TBP BY THE NUMBERS 2021 – 2022

1,406

VISITS FROM

BRIDES

2,700

DRESSES DONATED BY BRIDES,

BRIDAL SALONS, AND DESIGNERS

100

VOLUNTEERS DONATED 2,000+

HOURS OF THEIR TIME

$526,467 WAS RAISED FOR THE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY 

STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2025

The CSC strives to provide high-quality services to the community and set goals consistent with community need. The plan, which was approved by the Board of Directors for 2022-2025, defines specific priority areas:

 

1. Improve and grow services to meet the needs of cancer survivors and loved ones throughout the defined geographic region.

2. Evaluate and improve governance structure and human resources to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

3. Analyze CSC’s current fundraising strategies and create plans with defined metrics and goals to ensure that the CSC has the financial resources necessary to provide and sustain high-quality services.

4. Increase diversity at all levels of the organization, including members, board, volunteers, and staff. 

5. Explore the feasibility of expanding The Brides Project to grow the number of funds raised for the Cancer Support Community. 

6. Assess the current brand equity of the Cancer Support Community and create a benchmarked plan to sustain and improve awareness. 

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF GREATER ANN ARBOR FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS