MAKENNA FOUNDATION INC
2808 Palumbo Drive
Lexington KY 40509
Contact Information
Nonprofit MAKENNA FOUNDATION INC
Address 2808 Palumbo Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone (859) 422-2010
Fax 859 422-2001
Contact Name Sheila David
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2004
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Your tax-deductible donations to the Makenna Foundation are welcome any day of the year. The Makenna Foundation raises funds to help make the Kentucky Children’s Hospital a benchmark of children’s hospitals by providing necessary equipment and to assist in hospital expansion. Since 2001, the Makenna Foundation has raised over $1.3 million for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
 
 Your tax-deductible contribution to the 501(c)(3) Makenna Foundation directly helps the children and families who are served by the caring professionals of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
We happily accept checks also. Please make payable to:
The Makenna Foundation
2808 Palumbo Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by phone or email.
The Makenna Foundation
859.422.2010
info@makennafoundation.org

All of our fundraising events require the volunteer effort of many people behind the scenes. It takes a lot of work to make an event look effortless, as you know! 
 
Our planning sessions are fun, as are the events themselves, because everyone is committed to the mission of the Makenna Foundation: to provide hope, joy and courage to the children and families who are served by the caring professionals of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
 
 
 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement In honor of the life of Makenna David, the Makenna Foundation will give hope, joy and courage to the children and families who are served by the caring professionals of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Background Statement
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Makenna’s Story

Makenna Lee David was born on April 4, 1997, to Sheila and Greg David in Lexington, Kentucky. Makenna was a wonderful child, full of life, love and energy. She enjoyed playing with her sister and brother, Kelli and Dayne, and brought joy to everyone.

In December 1997, at 8 months old, Makenna suffered a series of strokes and spent several weeks in the hospital. Medical experts from around the country informed the David family that their precious baby would likely not survive and if she did, she would never be able to care for herself. However, Makenna proved them wrong and made a recovery. She was back home with her family the Saturday before Christmas.

In August 1998, Makenna began experiencing breathing difficulties. In early November in search of a diagnosis, Makenna and her parents traveled to Houston. While she was a patient at Texas Children’s Hospital, Makenna visited a three-dimensional wall that proved to be a welcome distraction for her and the other young patients. Makenna found the wall’s brightly colored tiles captivating and fell in love with them.

After returning home in late November, Makenna was diagnosed with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, a rare lung disorder. At the time of her diagnosis there had only been 125 similar cases and all had been fatal. On December 4, 1998, Makenna died—four months shy of her second birthday.

Although they were devastated at her loss, Sheila and Greg David remembered Makenna’s love for the tile wall in Texas. They wanted to build a similar wall of color and happiness in Kentucky, in Makenna’s memory. With the help of friends, they established the Makenna Foundation. In September 2001, Janice Mueller, owner of RE/MAX Creative Realty, presented Sheila and Greg David with corporation papers for the new foundation.

Impact Statement

The Davids’ dream of creating Makenna’s Wall became a reality when it was unveiled on August 1, 2003, at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. This vibrant piece of artwork is a huge mural of cheerful tiles, painted by local school children.

The Makenna Foundation has continued to grow and give to this wonderful hospital. A pediatric bronchoscope was purchased in 2003, and in 2004 funds from the Foundation helped to renovate the Children’s Sedation Suite. In 2006, the Junior League of Lexington renovated the Toddler Room in honor of the Makenna Foundation. The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center opened in 2010.

Needs Statement

Later this summer, Kentucky Children’s Hospital will unveil the first of many, exciting renovation projects, “The Makenna Foundation Welcome Center.” It is through the continued generosity of our supporters that this project was initiated.

The new space will offer large, nature-inspired murals and an array of vibrant colors (from the tiles on the floor to the paint on the walls), a more spacious waiting area with additional seating, and a fun-for-all-ages play area complete with an interactive video wall.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Kentucky Children's Hospital Lexington, KY 
Board Chair
Board Chair Janice Mueller
Company Affiliation ReMax Creative
Term Jan 2011 to Dec 2014
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Sabrina Allison Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Sheila David Executive DirectorVoting
Mr. Greg David Ashland, IncVoting
Ms. Tara Finn Clear ChannelVoting
David Fraley Ashland, IncVoting
John Groft ReMaxVoting
Jamie Hall Brand Advertising GroupVoting
Sarah Hancock ReMaxVoting
Carla Hisle ReMax
Barbara Huber Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Joe Iocono Kentucky Children's Hospital
Sarah Jefferson Traditional BankVoting
Mr. Tim Jenkins Keystone Financial GroupVoting
Janice Mueller ReMaxVoting
Rebecca Napier Kentucky Children's HospitalVoting
Bryan Raisor Neace LukensVoting
Ame Sweetall APS CommunicationVoting
Ms. Libbi Taylor ReMax
Paul Thiry Super MediaVoting
Marty Tucker Frost Brown ToddVoting
Ms. Christina Yue Quest International User GroupVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Sheila David
Term Start Sept 2001
Email shidee00@aol.com
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Description
We provide parties at the hospital to share smiles with the children and their families during important holidays. Being able to take some time to make them smile and brighten their days are as important as everything else we’ve done, in keeping with the Makenna Foundation’s mission to provide hope, joy and courage to the children and families who are served by the caring professionals of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Budget 1500
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments

The Makenna Foundation supports Kentucky Children’s Hospital in several different ways. In addition to major purchases and expansion for the hospital, we provide simple people-to-people support too.

Members of the Makenna Foundation board of directors and our Friends of the Foundation visit children at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

We have facilitated Halloween parties and Christmas parties for the kids. From time to time we just stop in to say hello. Spending time and sharing smiles with these children and their families are as important as everything else we’ve done, in keeping with the Makenna Foundation’s mission to provide hope, joy and courage to the children and families who are served by the caring professionals of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

2003: On August 1, Makenna’s Wall was unveiled at the children’s hospital at UK (renamed in 2005 to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital). This vibrant piece of artwork is a huge mural of cheerful tiles, painted by local schoolchildren.

2003: The Makenna Foundation was able to donate a pediatric bronchoscope for the hospital.

2004: Funds from the Makenna Foundation helped with renovations in the children’s sedation suite.

2006: The Junior League of Lexington renovated the toddler room, in honor of the Makenna Foundation.

2010: On July 14 the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center opened.

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2014
Projected Revenue $176,000.00
Projected Expenses $113,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0--
Individual Contributions$54,928$41,964$41,459
$0$0--
$0$0--
Investment Income, Net of Losses$145$376$436
Membership Dues$0$0--
Special Events$36,181$57,269$136,365
Revenue In-Kind$0$0--
Other$0$0--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$100,500$101,000--
Administration Expense$42,188$38,182$26,983
Fundraising Expense$9,774$21,113$5,225
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.600.625.53
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%63%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%21%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$90,516$151,724$212,410
Current Assets$90,516$151,455$211,859
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$90,516$151,724$212,410
Form 990s
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
2012 990 2012
2011 990 2011
2010 990 2010
2009 990 2009
2008 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Address 2808 Palumbo Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
Primary Phone 859 422-2010
CEO/Executive Director Sheila David
Board Chair Janice Mueller
Board Chair Company Affiliation ReMax Creative