533 Waller Avenue
Lexington KY 40504
Contact Information
Address 533 Waller Avenue
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone (859) 246-0046
Fax 859 246-1752
Contact Name Amanda Ferguson
Web and Social Media
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2006
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Surgery on Sunday, Inc. is fortunate to have many great supporters and volunteers.  Founded in 2005, by Dr. Andrew Moore, II, our program has provided nearly 5,000 essential outpatient procedures to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. Surgeries are performed by volunteer physicians, and they, along with nurses and other staff, have collectively donated almost 100,000 hours of service. Surgery on Sunday runs very cost-efficiently and provides each surgery for approximately $1,500, just a fraction of the cost in the marketplace. We are always in need of financial donations to provide patient care and diagnostics, transportation, overnight accommodations when required, and items needed post-operatively. In addition to funds, in-kind donations of office equipment and surgical supplies are always welcomed.

Surgeries are held the third Sunday of each month at the Lexington Surgery Center and we are always seeking volunteers, both clinical and non-clinical.  Please visit to complete a volunteer application. 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Surgery on Sunday is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides essential outpatient procedures at no cost to uninsured or underinsured individuals who are not eligible for state or federal assistance.  Founded in 2005 by Dr. Andrew Moore, II it was the first program of its kind in the United States. 

Relying entirely on volunteers, Surgery on Sunday performs outpatient surgeries the third Sunday of each month at the Lexington Surgery Center utilizing 450 volunteer physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and administrative personnel who have donated nearly 100,000 hours of service since 2005.
Surgery on Sunday changes lives one surgery at a time. 

Background Statement

Founded in 2005, by plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Moore, II, Surgery on Sunday is the first organization of its kind in the United States. Changing lives one surgery at a time, Surgery on Sunday relies on more than 400 volunteers including physicians, nurses, and other clinical and administrative staff to provide essential outpatient surgeries.  All services are provided at no charge to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, and do not qualify for state or federal assistance. To date, nearly 5000 patients have been served through more than 100,000 volunteer hours.

Providing essential outpatient procedures to those that cannot afford the services has a wide reaching impact:


  • Minimize suffering of the patient

  • No financial burden to the patient

  • Ability to work and/or return to work

  • Reduce the use of Emergency Rooms as primary care facilities

  • Lessen the financial burden on hospitals

  • Establish a primary care home for the patient

Impact Statement

Since its inception, Surgery on Sunday has provided essential outpatient services at no cost to those who would otherwise go unserved.  Essentially, these are individuals who "fall through the cracks" of the healthcare system either because they do not qualify for assistance or they have high deductible plans that are 10% or greater of their household income.

Providing essential outpatient procedures to those that cannot afford the services has a wide reaching impact:

*Minimize suffering of the patient
*Eliminate financial burden to the patient
*Allow patient to work and/or return to work
*Reduce the use of emergency rooms as primary care facilities
*Lessen the financial burden on hospitals
*Establish a primary care home for the patient 

Due to the impact that Surgery on Sunday has made in Kentucky, and beyond, the organization has been the template for satellite operations and a model nationwide.  The long-term goal of Surgery on Sunday is to help other communities establish similar programs, both in and outside of Kentucky.

Needs Statement

Surgery on Sunday's Five Most Pressing Needs:

  1. Funds for procedures with an average cost of $1,500 per procedure.
  2. Surgical supplies.
  3. Funds to provide cataract services.
  4. Physician volunteers, especially gynecologists, anesthesiologists, and orthopedic surgeons.
  5. Office equipment and technology needs.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Surgery on Sunday is the first organization of its kind in the United States to provide essential outpatient procedures at no cost to those who are uninsured or underinsured and who do not qualify for assistance.  The uniqueness of Surgery on Sunday is that a donor is able to see the immediate impact of the donation.  By donating to your program, you can change someone's life. You enable them to live a life free of pain, to return to work and give them hope. Many do not get to experience this type of impact and joy on others that we get to witness each Sunday that a surgery is held. The ability to serve and care for others is Surgery on Sunday's honor and privilege.

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit /
Geographic Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.

Historically, Surgery on Sunday has served individuals within a 250-mile radius of Lexington. However, given the need for our services, our reach has been extended.  For individuals seeking care beyond a 250-mile radius, cases are reviewed by the Board of Directors, and Surgery on Sunday is caring for individuals from several border states.

Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

The goal of Surgery on Sunday is to fill the gap for those individuals that “fall through the cracks” of services currently available and are unable to afford outpatient procedures. Surgery on Sunday serves as a complement to existing government programs and does not duplicate services. To be accepted by the program, the individual must be up to 250% of the federal poverty level, have no insurance or have a high deductible plan that is greater than 10% of the household income.

Surgery on Sunday positively impacts the health of Kentuckians, as well as those around the country. Surgery on Sunday has a wide-reaching impact by providing essential outpatient services to those unable to afford the procedures:

  • Minimize suffering of the patient

  • No financial burden to the patient

  • Ability to work and/or return to work

  • Reduce the use of Emergency Rooms as primary care facilities

  • Lessen the financial burden on hospitals

  • Establish a primary care home for the patient

The long-term plan for Surgery on Sunday is for each state to have at least one similar program to meet the needs of citizens across the United States. Currently, programs exist in Georgia and Nebraska.

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

Surgery on Sunday has developed tools to share with other health care organizations and groups that are interested in establishing a program similar to Surgery on Sunday. The program has successfully launched in Georgia, Nebraska and most recently in Louisville. This would allow Surgery on Sunday to pool resources and to assist in serving more individuals across the state and country.

The success of our program is contingent on the partnerships that we establish with community service organizations across the state and border states.  Due to the Affordable Care Act, many of individuals we served have insurance, but there are still many without insurance or who now have insurance but cannot afford the deductibles associated with their plans. Our strategies have certainly changed since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and the organization is reaching out to the organizations and strengthening our relationship for success.

Due to the changes in the health care environment, Surgery on Sunday has had to adapt and rely on our greatest assets. Our greatest assets are our breadth of 400+ volunteers and the established national reputation that the organization has garnered in the past 10 years. As the first program of its kind in the country, Surgery on Sunday has a group of dedicated supporters.

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?

Surgery On Sunday while not strong in monetary capital, is very strong in human capital.  Heroic volunteers donate their time and expertise to ensure the program is successful.  This has been the key factor in the success of the Lexington SOS program.

IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? Surgery on Sunday measures progress and effectiveness by the number of individuals the organization is able to serve. Since inception in 2005, we have provided free outpatient procedures to over 5,500 individuals, with that number growing monthly. This is in addition to the hundreds that we help each year that do not qualify for the services of Surgery on Sunday, but we can connect them to an agency to assist them. Also, this does not account for the individuals who have been served at the other satellite organizations.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

Surgery on Sunday is currently working on a new marketing plan to highlight our revised eligibility requirements, which will allow the organization to assist a greater number of people. This is an ongoing process to highlight our services to the greater community, while focusing on the Hispanic population which is currently underserved.

In addition, to highlighting our new requirements, Surgery on Sunday is still striving toward the long-term goal of establishing a satellite organization in each state. In order to accomplish this, the organization needs an established endowment to be able to provide seed funds for these start-up programs.

Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Paul A Kearney
Company Affiliation University of Kentucky
Term Jan 2015 to
Board Members
Mr. Barry BussellLexington Surgery CenterVoting
Joyce DavisPacira PharmaceuticalsVoting
Andrew DeSimoneSturgill, Turner, Barker & Maloney, PLLCVoting
Abby DorityThe Lane Team at Keller Williams Bluegrass RealtyVoting
William "Bush" GessNorthwestern MutualVoting
Dr. Phillip HallAnesthesia AssociatesVoting
Diana Huges CPACommunity VolunteerVoting
Dr. Paul A. KearneyUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Paul KellerRetiredVoting
Ryan KeyBank of LexingtonVoting
Rosa MartinNorth Central Area Health Education CenterVoting
Davis Federspiel MeyerBullhorn CreativeVoting
McKay MooreCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dr. Andrew Moore, IIRetiredExofficio
Rev Marsha Jean Moors-CharlesBluegrass United Church of ChirstVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 78%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 70%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Project Oversight
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Amanda M Ferguson
Term Start May 2017
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 400
Contractors 1
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 Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description Surgery On Sunday provides free outpatient surgery to uninsured individuals who cannot afford health insurance and who do not qualify for state of federal programs.
Budget 180000
Program Short Term Success Over 400 volunteers have donated over 96,000 hours of donated expertise enabling SOS to serve over 5200 patients since inception.
Program Long term Success SOS hopes to expand into every state in America so as many individuals as possible can be served.
Program Success Monitored By Record Keeping/DatabaseBoard of Directors Regular Meetings and Annual Reviews
Examples of Program Success Over 300 volunteers have donated over 50,000 hours of donated expertise enabling SOS to serve over 3300 patients since inception.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Kentucky Non Profit Network Member

Kentucky Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Member

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Member
Work with local free clinics to assist patients and establish primary care home for patents without a primary care physician.  
Health Hero of the YearLexington Fayette County Health Department2006
Hero of the YearAmerica Red Cross2008
Hero of the YearKentucky Medical Association2009
Hero of the WeekCNN2010
Persons of the WeekABC World News with Diane Sawyer2010
Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian of the YearMuhammad Ali Center2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $291,916.00
Projected Expenses $291,850.00
Endowment Value $8,300.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$70,601$277,335$273,430
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,686$1,525--
Membership Dues$0----
Special Events$54,457$38,588$27,914
Revenue In-Kind$0----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$137,097$147,401$141,972
Administration Expense$34,802$33,313$42,012
Fundraising Expense$23,017$19,308$15,730
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.651.591.51
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%74%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$324,280$391,592$274,750
Current Assets$318,313$384,250$266,034
Long-Term Liabilities$0$1,752--
Current Liabilities$2,612$389,840$2,606
Total Net Assets$321,668--$272,144
Form 990s
2018 Form 990
2017 Form 990
2016 2016 990
2015 990
2014 Form 990
2013 990 2013
2013 990
2012 990 2012
2011 990EZ
2010 990EZ 2010
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
Audit Documents
2015 Audit FY15
2014 Audit
2013 Financial Review
2011 Audit Letter
2009 Audit Letter
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments
The 2011 990 covers the period from Jan 1 to June 30, 2011, since the Surgery on Sunday transitioned from a calendar year to a fiscal year at this time. 
Address 533 Waller Avenue
Lexington, KY 40504
Primary Phone 859 246-0046
CEO/Executive Director Amanda M Ferguson
Board Chair Dr. Paul A Kearney
Board Chair Company Affiliation University of Kentucky