Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer
15954 Mur Len Box 124
Olathe KS 66062
Over $2.1 Million In Research In 6 Years
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 961-3703
Mission Statement
Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer raises awareness and funds for research of precison-medicine (targeted) treatments that shut down the activators of childhood cancers. Our mission is two-fold. We raise awareness because 80% of children diagnosed with cancer are already at stage III or IV compared to only 20% of adults who are at stage III or IV. Cancers are far more treatable when they are caught in earlier stages.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deliece Hofen
Board Chair Ms. Deliece Hofen
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer has events throughout the year and we can use volunteers for those opportunities. They range from small fundraisers, to home tours of distinction, to our Hope Gala. We would welcome your assistance with volunteering. Please direct emails to 
We are able to fund research grants of precision based medicine (targeted approaches) to shut down the activators of childhood cancers through donations and our fundraisers. Donations can be made to Braden's Hope by donating online at and clicking on the DONATE button or by mailing checks to:
Braden's Hope
15954 MurLen; #124
Olathe, KS 66062
All donations are used for two purposes.
  • The first is to raise awareness about childhood cancers so diseases are caught at earlier stages making them more treatable. 80% of the time, childhood cancers are caught after they are at Stage 3 or 4 when that is true only 20% of the time for adults.
  • The second purpose is to fund our research grants. We have a Research Review Board consisting of medical professionals who evaluate each grant submitted to Braden's Hope and review them for scientific validity and feasibility. Grants are then funded while we insist on reports back to insure that grant monies were spent appropriately and that lessons were learned form the research we support. Our system of accountability is paramount to our work. We make certain that your dollars are spent in ways that are making a difference and for the exact purpose of providing precision based medicine treatment approaches to shut down the activators of childhood cancers. 
All donations are 100% tax deductible and we allow our donors to select if they wish for their dollars to support local or national research efforts.
Thank you for  your support of children with cancer! You are bringing them HOPE for a future.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer raises awareness and funds for research of precison-medicine (targeted) treatments that shut down the activators of childhood cancers. Our mission is two-fold. We raise awareness because 80% of children diagnosed with cancer are already at stage III or IV compared to only 20% of adults who are at stage III or IV. Cancers are far more treatable when they are caught in earlier stages.
Background Statement
Braden’s Hope was created when five year old Braden Hofen was diagnosed with a relapse of neuroblastoma. He was given less than a 10% chance for a five-year survival and they were told there was no known cure for relapsed neuroblastoma.
Three months after his relapse, his mom, Deliece, was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and was given targeted treatment options that matched the histology of her disease. Deliece began researching to find out why that difference existed and she learned how underfunded and overlooked childhood cancers are in relation to adult cancer research. All childhood cancers receive less than 3.5% of the NIH’s research budget while breast cancer alone receives 12%.
Deliece was grateful for her own odds, but wanted nothing more than for her son to have hope for a future. Braden’s Hope was created to fill that void and provide much needed funding for targeted treatments that shut down the activators of childhood cancers so that no other family has to hear the words, “no known cure.”
All children deserve hope. Since our inception, we have worked tirelessly to do just that. We have awarded over $2.1 Million in just six years for research. We have raised those funds through our Hope Gala, Calendars, small fundraisers, and through the hard work and caring hearts of the people of Kansas City. We have also done a great deal to raise awareness about childhood cancer and the need for research and awareness through multiple media appearances and articles. 
Impact Statement
  • Braden's Hope is pleased to announce that we have made a $3 Million Reasons To Hope Promise to researchers at Children's Mercy Hospital and KU Cancer Center to fund three separate ONE MILLION DOLLAR studies over the next three years beginning in November of 2017. 
  • The first goal of Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer is to fund research grants for targeted therapies that shut down the activators of childhood cancers. 
  • Our second goal is to raise awareness about childhood cancers. 80% of children diagnosed are already at stage 3 or 4.That is true only 20% of the time for adults. Earlier diagnosis results in more survivors. Childhood cancers are often treated with antiquated therapies which result in 2/3 of our children suffering from long term chronic health effects. We fund targeted therapies that allow our heroes to live fuller lives as survivors.
  • In November of 2018, we awarded our second $1,000,000 grant to Children's Mercy in conjunction with KU Cancer Center and the Stowers Institute. We are pleased that we are the first organization that has been able to pull these three research entities together for a childhood cancer study. That type of collaboration is an ancillary goal for research we fund. This study is for relapsed and refractory leukemias in children. When leukemia becomes resistant to treatment or relapses, the child has a very low prognosis rate. The researchers we fund are working to find a targeted treatment that will attack the stem cells making the cancer unable to grow. This research is groundbreaking and has a tremendous capacity for application to adults and other cancers.
  • In November, 2017 we awarded our first $1,000,000 grant to Children's Mercy Hospital researchers to find effective therapies to shut down one particular gene associated with a form of childhood cancer called Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a particularly lethal type of childhood cancer and this gene is found in most forms of this disease that have a poor prognosis for patients. Our goal is to shut this gene down in the cancer. If the study is successful, there are many applications to other types of cancers that have this gene as well and there are several types of cancers that do have this gene.
  • Our successes in 2016 include awarding $600,000 in grant money to researchers. $500,000 of that money stayed in Kansas City with research partnerships between Children's Mercy and KU Medical Center. Those grants were directed at research for sarcomas. $100,000 was awarded to Dr. Yael Mosse at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for her world renowned research in Neuroblastoma. 
  • Secondly, we were able to create calendars with our local sports teams: The Kansas City Royals, The Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City, and the KC Mavericks. The memories our heroes made during those photo shoots were priceless. 
  • Another success was our Sicth Annual Hope Gala in September of 2016. We had over 1000 attendees and we had a net profit of $680,000.00.
  • We are thrilled that in just six years we have been able to award over $2.17 million in research grants. That is a credit to all of our volunteers, families, and community supporters.
  • We have also been extremely successful in our media appearances across the metro and have been featured on all four news channels, radio, and in print media.
Needs Statement
  1. Funds. We need funds to be able to award grants in the amount of at least $100,000. Our goal for 2017 is to award $700,000 in research grants which would bring our six year total to almost $1.9 million!
  2. We are searching for additional opportunities to partner with events. Those events reach new audiences and create a larger awareness and provide much needed funding. We can provide a great deal of publicity for organizations that partner with us in this way.
  3. We are also seeking financial Sponsors for our Hope Gala. This is our major fundraiser each year and we need increased sponsorships. We started with 350 attendees in 2012, 550 in 2013, 800 in 2014, 850 in 2015 and over 1,000 in 2016.  We need to continue to grow and broaden our base of sponsors.
  4. We are honored to have sponsors such as Kiewit Power who has contributed over $1,000,000 in just four years and Garmin who has contributed over $150,000 in six years. We are also honored to partner with several companies since our inception including: Bank of Blue Valley, JE Dunn, Burns and McDonnell, Ivy Investments, Shannon Lyon Real Estate, The DLR Group, Garney Construction,, Bob Allen Ford, Helzberg Jewelers, Lathrop and Gage, Alere E Screen, Noah's Bandage Project, Briova RX, and Foley Equipment, BNSF Railroad, and Ferguson. We appreciate and value the long term relationships of these companies and the hearts of the employees at those companies who work so hard to support our heroes.
Service Categories
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
MO - Jackson County
KS - Lawrence
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer is named after Braden Hofen. I am Deliece Hofen, Braden’s mom and President of Braden’s Hope. Our son was told that he had less than a 10% chance of survival, but we are four years into that time period. Unfortunately, he developed a secondary cancer that was caused by the treatments he had to put him into this second remission. Our oncology teams in KC and Philly have both told us that they have never seen a child survive relapsed neuroblastoma and then this particular type of secondary leukemia Braden has now developed. Not one. Those odds are devastating.
This cause could not be more personal and as a result, Braden’s Hope was created. Every child deserves a chance to hope for a future. We awarded $1,000,000  to researchers at Children's Mercy in Kansas City in November of 2017 and have pledged to provide $3,000,000 in funding to Children's Mercy Hospital and KU Cancer Center researches who are working together collaboratively over the next three years. We will fund three $1,000,000 studies during that time frame and that is a lot of hope. We are helping children right here in KC, and I know those faces.  We are blessed with an army of volunteers who are just as passionate and active as I am and we are making a difference together.
Our calendar photo shoots gives our Hope Families a chance to spend about 30-45 minutes with a professional athlete. It always turns out that the athletes end up realizing that the children are the true heroes. One of our heroes had her autographed football and calendar right beside her casket at her funeral because that day meant so much to her. This past year, our Hope Hero, Amelia was featured with Yordano Ventura in the month of January. Amelia earned her angel wings in October and Ventura earned his in January. Many stories were done about how special the time they shared on the field during our photo shoots was to both of them. A photo of Ventura with our Hope Hero, Tyler, was in the panels that guests signed in memory of him at Fan Fest.
Our greatest challenge is securing funds for our research grants for targeted therapies of childhood cancers. Another challenge is finding volunteers who want to assume leadership roles and take initiative for event planning and implementation rather than being an active member on a committee. We would love to have additional volunteers!
We are happy to state that approximately 11% of our finances go toward administrative costs thanks to so many wonderful volunteers. 
Description We fund Research Grants for targeted therapies to shut down the activators of childhood cancers in amounts of $1,000,000. We have a Research Advisory Board consisting of the top researchers in childhood cancer treatments that advise us about trends in research. We also have a Research Grant Review Board that accepts, reviews, and makes a recommendation about which grants should be funded by evaluating scientific validity and a match to our mission. Our Executive Board then has approval rights about those recommendations.
Program Budget $1,000,000.00
Category Medical Research, General/Other Cancer Research
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short-Term Success Our clients are the children with cancer and their families as well our donors and sponsors. They have been extremely supportive and positive about what we are doing and the manner in which we do things. This is evidenced by sponsorships the following year being given by companies and individuals who contributed. Many of these CEO’s are on our Hope Gala Advisory Board as well and they provide essential input and assistance to us as we grow. Our general fan base is extensive with a reach of over 20,000 on social media. We receive national recognition and appreciation for our work.
Long-Term Success
We have made a promise to researchers at Children's Mercy Hospital and KU Cancer Center to fund $3,000,000 for precision-based (targeted) research to shut down the activators of childhood cancers. We will fund three $1,000,000 research trials over three years beginning in the fall of 2017. Trials of this magnitude will have significant results and hope for our children fighting cancer.
KC has a unique opportunity to change the face of childhood cancer research through our well-qualified researchers and an in-house drug development center at KU Medical Center. Only 3 drugs have been developed and approved for children since 1980 with over 50 for adults in that same time. Big pharmaceutical industries are not invested in childhood cancer drug development because there are fewer children than adults with cancer. We are able to circumvent big pharmaceutical industries and develop drugs because of our unique advantage as one of six such centers in the entire country. 
Program Success Monitored By Each grant that is awarded requires researchers at both Children's Mercy and KU Cancer to work in collaboration with our Research Review Board to develop trials that fit our mission. This is a unique collaboration and insures we are developing trials that truly are precision-based therapies to shut down the activators of childhood cancers. Each year, we receive an update on the research progress and budget expenditures and at the end of three years, there must be published materials in addition to final results.  of summary of results at the end of one calendar year. That is a very formal and extensive report. Both our Research Review Board and our Executive Board receive that report yearly and at the end of the three year period for review. Our boards are very strict in enforcing research that is result based. Beginning this year, the hospital chairs are doing an annual public presentation about the results of their work for our funders and supporters.
Examples of Program Success
We have funded $3.1 Million Dollars in research over the past six years and each and every study that we have funded has a report that is sent to our Research Review Board each year. The studies we have funded have been successful in funding steps to find cures but the studies we have funded prior to 2017 have been in amounts between $100,000 and $350,000. While those studies have provided tremendous movement and steps for basic research, it's not the impact that we hope to have ultimately.
We have decided to target our funding process and rather than funding several smaller grants, we are funding $1,000,000 studies that will have a far larger impact in the world of research. The first study we are funding in that amount began in November of 2017 and will conclude in November of 2020. If the goals of this research study are met, we will have a ground breaking drug or agent that will shut down one particular genetic activator of Osteosarcoma and the survival rates will increase for children. This particular activator is found in several cancers other than Osteosarcoma, including adult cancers so it is quite conceivable that the drug/agent that we develop could affect thousands of cancer patients and offer hope to many.  
We funded our second $1,000,000 grant in November, 2018. This study is a collaboration between Children's Mercy, KU Cancer Center and the Stowers Institute and funds a three year study to find the stem cell (activator) for replaced and refractory leukemia. The study will then use a lower dose of a treatment that has been previously done to target the death of that stem cell and leave the other cells healthier. This will allow our children to live far healthier lives in the long term after treatment and will more successfully treat their cancers. 
Description Bradens HOPE Gala – is held annually to raise the bulk of our funding for the year. We hold it each September because that is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Category Medical Research, General/Other Cancer Research
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short-Term Success Since it’s inception in 2012, we have doubled attendance each year starting with 350 guests in attendance in 2012 and in 2018 hosting 1,2500 attendees at the Overland Park Convention Center and raising more funding than ever before. We are getting our message out via presentations to groups; radio and television interviews and various fundraisers in the Kansas City area. The success we have at the Hope Gala grows our group of supporters, volunteers, sponsors, and connections and allows us to fund our Research Grants.
Long-Term Success
Our goal is to create enough funding to fund research at a level that would allow all children with cancer to have treatment options. Ultimately, we hope to wipe childhood cancers out.
Program Success Monitored By The program is successful by allowing us to fund our $1,000,000 annual research grants. We support research that seeks to find the activators for childhood cancers (the switch that is flipped that makes a regular cell become a cancerous one), and targeted treatments that then shut those activators down. Each grant recipient completed a formal report at the end of their one year grant cycle and reports back what they learned from the work we funded. This document is reviewed by both our Executive Board, and our Research Review Board and then is shared with our sponsors and large donors at a meeting in September each year.
Examples of Program Success In just five years we have grown from a group of 350 to a group of over 1,000. We have gone from raising $70,000 our first year to $703,000 our sixth year. Many people at the Hope Gala then reach out to partner and create new events for our organization so we can raise additional funds to continue to award grants. We have several local celebrities and VIPs attend our Hope Gala including starting athletes from the KC Chiefs and Sporting KC, alumni from all of our sports organizations, local leaders, and chairmen/women of influential companies. We also invite several Hope Hero families to attend courtesy of the event sponsors who donate additional 2 seats per table they purchase for that purpose.
Callyn's Course for Hope is an ancillary arm of Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer. It honors a seven year old girl named Callyn who is battling an eye cancer called Retinoblastoma. Callyn's family and friends started a golf tournament two years ago and they now sell out before registration even opens to anyone else. They have raised nearly $150,000 in that time frame.
The golf tournament is on September 23, 2019 at the Falcon Ridge Golf Course.  We are still accepting donors and sponsors for this event. 
Our goal is to create several events such as this that honor children in the region who are from Kansas City or get treatment in Kansas City. This allows us to honor more children and creates awareness about childhood cancers.  
Program Budget $10,000.00
Category Medical Research, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Each year, our Research Review Board receives a progress report from the previous year's research study work. The Research Review Board then meets with the researchers and the researchers conduct a defense of their work with our board. We take the job of insuring that every dollar donated to Braden's Hope is used appropriately and that results are seen that are helping children with cancer. We do not provide the next year's funding until the Research Review Board has those results and insures that appropriate progress has been made. Our short term success is that adequate progress is made yearly that benefits children with cancer. 
Long-Term Success All of the dollars from Callyn's Course go through Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer to help fund the $1,000,000 research studies we fund each year. We receive those results each year and present those to all donors and sponsors. We will know that we have been successful when every child has a treatment available for them at their diagnosis. This is not the case for many childhood cancers. 
Program Success Monitored By
Our research program success is monitored by our Executive Board, our Research Review Board, and all of our sponsors and donors who attend our Annual Meeting each year. 
The golf tournament success is monitored by the Executive Board and the Callyn's Course For Hope committee.
Examples of Program Success The first year of the golf tournament, Callyn's Course For Hope raised about $60,000 which was incredible for a first year program. The second year, 2018, the tournament sold out before registration could even be opened and they raised nearly $80,000. This year, 2019, sponsors and donors have returned either above their previous commitment or at their previous commitment level which shows that people are happy about the event and the research we are funding through it.
Our Hope On The Hill 5K will be held on November 3, 2019 beginning and ending at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is our Presenting Sponsor for the event. This is our first annual 5K and we are looking forward to adding this program to our event list.
Our children with cancer will be at the start and finish line to wish the runners well. After the race, runners will be able to wave to the children in the hospital through a lifestream on our social media outlets as well.  We have many special touches that will personalize this event for runners and walkers such as stickers that they can write names on to honor a child with cancer or an angel. We will have signs out around the route that will tell the stories of our children so individuals know why they are running the 5K and how their dollars help bring hope to children with cancer.  
Program Budget $10,000.00
Category Medical Research, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Our short term success will be measured by the number of participants that we have at the race as well as the dollars that we are able to raise to help fund our $1,000,000 research grants. Our first year goal is $25,000. We are fortunate that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City has signed on as our Presenting Sponsor for the 5K. They have been a long time sponsor and jumped at the opportunity to be the presenting sponsor for this event. 
Long-Term Success
Our goal with this 5K program is that we will become one of the largest races in Kansas City welcoming thousands of participants to run to support childhood cancer research in Kansas City.
All of the funds raised go to fund our $1,000,000 research studies in Kansas City through Children's Mercy Hospital, KU Cancer Center, and the Stowers Institute. Our goal is to raise $250,000 in the first five years of this event.
We also have a goal to extend our reach beyond southern Johnson County, Kansas in Kansas City. We chose the National World War I Museum and Memorial because it is in downtown Kansas City and centrally located to the metro area. We also chose it because it is a very hilly course and it will require runners to persevere through the pain just as our children with cancer persevere through their treatments and cancer journeys. 
Program Success Monitored By The Executive Board of Braden's Hope will monitor the success along with the 5K committee. The 5K committee is an off-shoot of our Young Professionals Advisory Board. Another success we are measuring are ways for us to engage the younger professionals in Kansas City as we plan for long-term growth and sustainability. 
Examples of Program Success
This is our first year with this 5K and since it has not happened at the time of this update, I do not have financial results to report. 
We do see success in the efforts, involvement and active engagement of our Young Professionals Board which is a demographic we hope to continue to grow across the metro area. The younger generation is going to be the future of our organization and it is important to engage and involve them actively.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City offered to be our Presenting Sponsor for this event after they learned we were considering it. We view that as a success because it means that our long time sponsor wanted to get more involved and support us in a bigger way.  
CEO Comments
We are uniquely blessed to be in the Kansas City Community where we have people who will lend their hands and hearts to help our heroes with cancer.  In our beginning stages, we funded research in smaller amounts ranging from $100,000 to $350,000 and those studies had impacts and made a difference. The successes we had were wonderful but we know that to make a significant impact that will change the face of childhood cancer research and thereby childhood cancer survivability, we needed to stop funding in those smaller amounts and target our funding to larger amounts. That is why we made a $3,000,000 commitment to Children's Mercy Hospital in collaboration with KU Cancer Center. 
We have a process of assurances that insures that the research we are funding meets our mission, is valid, and that results are seen. We are fundraising in Kansas City and the dollars raised here work through our local organization to fund local researchers to work to make Kansas City one of the leading research areas for childhood cancer in the nation. We haven't reached our goal yet, but we believe all things are possible and that this great city of ours can lead the nation to cures for our children with cancer! We have hope!
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Deliece Hofen
Term Start Dec 2010
Deliece is a former Principal and HR Director in the Blue Valley Schools. She has served as the President of Braden's Hope since its inception.
Deliece has won multiple awards since working with Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer including:
  • Rising Star of Philanthropy Award, 2013—Non-Profit Connect
  • 4435 South “Every Mom Awardee” May 2011
  • Assurant Person of Perseverance, 2015—Assurant Employee Benefits One of three in the nation chosen for this award. Other awardees are J.R. Hernandez,  Champion Dancing With The Stars, and Charity Tillemann-Dick Top Female Opera Star
  • Go To Bat Award, 2013--Kansas City Royals
  • Kansas City’s Most Deserving Woman, 2016—Just For Her Event
  • Keynote Address, Susan G. Komen, KC Brunch, 2016
  • Blue KC First Pass Kansas City Chiefs Champion, 2016 
Paid Full-Time Staff 1
Paid Contractors 2
Volunteers 300
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
CEO Comments We have one paid staff member, our President. We also pay two contract services, our accountant and our event planner for the Hope Gala. All other efforts are done through volunteerism.  We have several boards working with Braden’s Hope. Our Executive Board is our governing board and we meet annually. Our Advisory Board meets three times per year. Our Young Professionals Advisory Board meets three times per year.  Our Hope Gala Executive Board meets approximately 5 times per year. Our Research Review Board meets two times each year, once to write the Request for Proposals and once to Review the Grants and then select a winner that is presented to the Executive Board for approval.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Deliece Hofen
Company Affiliation None
Term Dec 2010 to Dec 2019
Board Members
Ms. Stacy AlbinNorthern Trust Asset Management
Ms. Andrea BennettChurch of the Resurrection
Mr. Dave FlickingerKiewit
Mr. Rob GormanSPX
Ms. Jenny GrindelHarvest Moon Natural Foods
Ms. Deliece HofenCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Kim Stanley
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Stacy AlbinWaddell and Reed/Ivy Fund
Mrs. Nichole AsquithCity of Olathe
Ms. Erin Barham Young Professionals BoardParson and Associates
Ms. Savannah Bellem Young Professionals BoardJoyal Marketing
Ms. Hanna Bohl Young Professionals BoardGarmin
Kelsey Bradley Young Professionals BoardFuller Real Estate
Mr. Austin Bradley Young Professionals Board
Ms. Robin BroderHenderson Engineers
Mrs. Laura BuckmanTeacher
Mr. Phillip
Laura Cooke Young Professionals BoardCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Brian
Mrs. Laura
Ms. Angie EbrightLittler
Abigail Eden Young Professionals BoardFox 4 Anchor
Mrs. Mikel FlickingerCommunity Volunteer
Mr Jon FullerThe DLR Group
Ms. Mackenzie Fuller Young Professionals BoardBlue Valley School District
Mr. Brian GregoryNetwork Innovations
Ms. Amanda GrosdidierRoyals
Mrs. Lesley Hewlettcommunity volunteer
Mr. Charlie HillBank of Blue Valley
Scott Hill Young Professionals BoardCerner
Ms. Rosie Hollis Young Professionals BoardBlue KC
Ms. Jene' HongSelf Employeed
Ms. Jessica LiljaCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Shannon LyonShannon Lyon Real Estate
Mr Steve McCandlessGarney Construction
Mr. Steve McCandlessRetired
Mrs. Mallory McCandless Young Professionals BoardCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Mallory McCandless Young Professionals BoardCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Kamera Meaney Young Professionals BoardTruman Medical
Mrs. Jill MeyerHelzberg Jewelers
Ms. Laurie MinardGarmin
Mr. Tom OltjenRetired
Dr. Shelly OzaCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Madeline Plankers Young Professionals BoardBlue Valley School District
Ms. Laura ReedBlue KC
Allison Reese Young Professionals BoardChildren's Mercy
Mrs. Kim StanleyConvenant Health Care
Mr. Blake Straatman Young Professionals BoardBlue KC
Ms. Brandi Thomas Young Professionals BoardFlyAirShare
Mrs. Cam WaltonCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Jordan WilcoskyGarney Construction
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,156,900
Projected Expenses $326,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$711,700$580,780$293,710
Administration Expense$90,764$55,635$0
Fundraising Expense$48,129$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.410.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%91%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$718,919$696,175$545,114
Current Assets$718,919$686,025$545,114
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$13,560$23,798$284,886
Total Net Assets$705,359$672,377$260,228
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities53.0228.831.91
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountKiewit Power $415,000Rally for Rhyan $80,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBank of Blue Valley - Olathe $37,431Original Bread, Inc. $25,256 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountClarcor Foundation $25,000Jersey Mikes $16,027 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Comments We began a formal external audit process of our books in 2016 and will continue annually due to our rapid growth. We want to make certain we are following all appropriate procedures and laws.  
Other Documents
Organization Name Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer
Address 15954 Mur Len Box 124
Olathe, KS 66062
Primary Phone (913) 961-3703
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deliece Hofen
Board Chair Ms. Deliece Hofen
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
Year of Incorporation 2010