About the Foundation
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation’s purpose is to unite in the fight against breast cancer with a pink pumpkin on every porch. You can help by spreading the word and placing a pink pumpkin on your porch this fall. Pink is in – are you?
Growers of the pink pumpkins have agreed to donate a percentage of the price of every pumpkin sold to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. The foundation will direct the funding to charitable organizations focused on breast cancer research.
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation is not directly associated with any breast cancer organization and will be accepting requests for funding from research organizations. The foundation will be vetting all proposals for funding for financial transparency, low administrative costs and nature of research.
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation will be focusing donations directly to organizations conducting breast cancer research and the first donations were granted in December 2012. The goal of the foundation is to get the highest percentage of funds raised directly to the search for a cure.
To that end we plan to keep our administrative costs below ten percent and did not have any paid employees during the first year, including the board of directors.
All financials are fully transparent and will be public when available.
Our board of directors consists of breeders, growers, with different ties to the fight against breast cancer.
Carol Holsopple-Froese, breast cancer survivor
Dean Cotton, Seedway
Ace Seybolt, pumpkin breeder, DP Seeds llc.
Liz Ortega Schwarz, Growmark
Members at Large:
Andrew Froese, Hancock Froese & Company, LLC
Neil Demers, marketing