Over 200 families helped with grants totaling over $250,000
President, Parker's Purpose
The hope of the foundation is to not only help people that are in need but to also foster as positive self worth and self esteem to the individuals giving. There is nothing more uplifting than knowing you are helping someone and making their life better for it. Through this we are hopeful it can spark a change in our society on how we treat each other and ourselves (Decrease abuse whether it be drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, verbal, domestic, physical etc.).
AN INSPIRATIONAL FOUNDATION INSPIRED BY PARKER’S VISION TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED
Parker’s Purpose was founded in May, 2008 as a result of people coming together to help out the Inks Family in their time of need. Some may know of their situation and some may not so I will fill you in. Parker, a third grader in my wife’s class, has muscular dystrophy and is contained to a wheel chair unable to move except for his head and his hands slightly. Parker is also our (Fremont St. Joseph C.C.) ball/tee boy for the football team and added a ton of inspiration and motivation, as he would address our team before every game giving them words of encouragement. He looked forward to his contribution to the team every week and worked hard to come up with his motivational quotes before every game. As for our coaching staff, players and myself he reminds us everyday to be thankful and appreciative for what God has given us. To cherish all that we have and not stress about what we do not have.
Unfortunately on March 15th Parker was life flighted to St. Vincent’s Hospital due to respiratory problems. He was there for 30 days and hooked up to a ventilator for most of that time. His diagnosis was viral pneumonia and a collapsed lung. During his first three weeks at St. V’s, Parker almost lost his life on three separate occasions. Remarkably a higher power had bigger things in store for Parker, as he made a miraculous recovery, and checked out of the hospital on April 14th. Parker had a trach put in to assist in his breathing and to this date still has one lung that is slightly collapsed. Despite all of this Parker is back at home doing very well and is back to his normal upbeat, positive self. If that wasn’t enough, his mother Patti started chemo on March 29th. She is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is continuing her treatments to this date.
Due to this extraordinary circumstance myself, along with many others started a fundraising campaign to help assist the family with their mounting medical expenses. The result was amazing. The outpour of support was so uplifting to all of us involved that it has sparked us to start our foundation called Parker’s Purpose. The name of the foundation stems from Craig (Parker’s dad) telling Parker during his hospital stay that he has more work to be done here on earth, that he still has a purpose for being here which is to inspire others that come into contact with him.
The mission of Parker’s Purpose is as follows: As individuals of Parker’s Purpose we commit as part of our team to provide the highest level of service to individuals or groups in need. We will perform our service with integrity and respect to all individuals or groups and also hope to foster a positive self worth and self esteem to the individual giving. We will strive to provide funds and professional services, regardless of race, color and/or religion, as representatives of Parker’s Purpose.
If anyone is interested in donating to our foundation or know of people in need please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , call at 419-334-7275 or mail us at Parker’s Purpose, 1056 Hazel St., Fremont, OH 43420. Checks can be made out to Parker’s Purpose. For additional information on the foundation and upcoming fundraising events go to www.parkerspurpose.net.
President, Parker’s Purpose
Head Football Coach, Rossford
Parker’s Purpose By-Law’s
The executive committee acting jointly to further common purposes, do hereby accept the following articles of association for Parker’s Purpose.
Article I – Name
The name of the foundation is called Parker’s Purpose.
Article II – Mission Statement
As individuals of Parker’s Purpose we commit as part of our team to provide the highest level of service to individuals or groups in need. We will perform our service with integrity and respect to all individuals or groups and also hope to foster a positive self worth and self esteem to the individual giving. We will strive to provide funds and professional services, regardless of race, color and/or religion, as representatives of Parker’s Purpose.
Article III – Terms
The executive committee of Parker’s Purpose shall consist of five elected members for terms of two years. The executive committee consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer. These five positions will be voted upon by the Board of Directors, which will consist of five additional individuals undersigned at the end of the document. These ten individuals are the founders of the foundation and we remain the founders unless they wish to resign. At that point a new individual may be nominated and appointed to the board per a majority vote of the remaining founding members.
Article IV – Officers
In the first meeting of the Board of Directors, the executive committee shall be elected by a majority vote of all the directors. In the first week of June every two years thereafter the board shall meet and elect the executive committee. The executive committee shall serve their two year. If something should happen where a committee member cannot fulfill their obligation, an emergency meeting of the Board shall be called and a new committee member shall be nominated and voted in by a majority vote to finish the remaining term length of the prior committee member.
The executive committee shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and an Assistant Treasurer.
Article V – Duties of the Executive Committee Officers
President – The President as the chairman of the board of directors shall preside at all meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee. The president shall have supervisory authority over the affairs of the foundation, subject to the authority of the board, and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the board are carried into effect.
Vice-President – The Vice-President shall assist the president in the performance of duties and shall exercise all of the powers of the president in case of his/her absence, death, resignation or inability to perform the necessary duties. If the president is unable to perform the duties permanently, there will be a meeting of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors within 60 days to elect a new President.
Secretary – The Secretary shall be the responsible officer for recording all the votes of the corporation and the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. The secretary shall make certain a chronological listing of all resolutions adopted by the board is provided for all directors.
Treasurer – The Treasurer shall receive all funds belonging to the Executive Committee, as well as being responsible for preparation and supervision of budgets, and arrangements for audits as required by applicable law. The treasurer shall pay out monies only be check countersigned by the President, Vice-President or the designee of either of them. The treasurer shall also render proper accounting to the Executive Committee at each meeting thereof and shall be fully accountable to the Executive Committee for all acts and doings as treasurer.
Assistant Treasurer – The Assistant Treasurer shall assist the treasurer in the performance of duties and shall exercise all of the powers of the treasurer in case of his/her absence, death, resignation or inability to perform the necessary duties. If the treasurer is unable to perform the duties permanently, there will be a meeting of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors within 60 days to elect a new treasurer.
Article VI – Members
There will be an unlimited amount of members in Parker’s Purpose. The qualifications of becoming a member are to pay a $10 dues rate or to help assist in a fundraising project. Assistance can come from donating time, items, money, or any other form of servicing deemed acceptable for membership by the Executive Committee.
Article VII – Meetings
Four meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held each year at such times called by the President. Additional meetings may be held upon President’s request or upon call of the Executive Committee. Written request of the time and place of each meeting shall be sent of the committee members two weeks prior to the date of each meeting.
A meeting shall consist of the five members of the Executive Committee along with the five members of the Board of Directors. A majority of the members of the committee and board shall constitute a quorum and a majority of a quorum shall have power to transact any business.
Article – VIII – Vacancies
When a vacancy occurs on the Executive Committee, the President shall designate a replacement upon the Board of Directors approval.
Article – IX – Rules of Order
All issues and topics shall be talked about in an open forum format. All matters shall be voted on openly in a manner determined by the Executive Committee. One member, seconded by three others, shall have the right to require a vote by secret ballot.
The most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern all proceedings of the Executive Committee not specifically covered by these rules.
Article – X – Adoption of Rules
These rules may be amended at any meeting of the Executive Committee by a two-thirds vote of committee and Board of Directors.