We began in 2001 as a small grass-roots group of volunteers who saw unmet needs and an opportunity to make a difference. We continue today with the help of our generous sponsors, friends and colleagues to make a difference. Over the years, our fundraising initiatives have ranged from Jeans Day Fridays, golf tournaments, casino nights, and galas; the support from our generous donors has allowed us to donate a total of over $1,345,000 since inception.
We invite each of you to join us by being a guest at one of our exciting events, helping us get the word out, making a cash contribution, donating a product or service for our auction, becoming a sponsor, or all of the above!
Check out our charities, our events and our sponsors! And while you’re at it, check out the pictures of how much fun we have at our events… it’s the most fun you’ll ever have while supporting two great charities and truly “making a difference”.
Fundraising Goal: $100,000
The Kaye/Bassman Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is:
“To create and perpetuate an environment of charitable giving, to foster hope and personal growth, to support medical research, and to enhance the lives of people in need.”
The Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA is a voluntary health agency comprised of scientists and concerned citizens aimed at combating neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The Association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. MDA seeks no government grants, United Way funding or fees from those it serves.
Their Mission: MDA works in your community to combat neuromuscular diseases through (1) basic and applied scientific investigation, (2) local comprehensive programs of medical services and clinical care, and (3) widespread professional and public health education.
Baylor Health Care System
In 2010, we lost our dear friend and Partner Cindy Ornish after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Cindy was a 19 year veteran of KBIC, and inspired all of us with her strength and determination. Cindy’s last wish was for the Kaye/Bassman Foundation to allocate funds to the Baylor Cancer Program. We are thrilled that through the generosity of our supporters, we were able to name an exam room in Cindy’s honor at the Innovative Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A Sammons Cancer Center.
Two of our own family members, Tracy Kaye and Renee Denton, were both diagnosed with breast cancer in recent years, and the team at Baylor have been alongside them every step of the way for their successful fight. The physicians and staff at Baylor have given so much to Kaye/Bassman over the years, and it is our privilege to give back to them in return.