Leveraging Philanthropy and Collaboration

The Lodestar Foundation seeks to expand the overall capacity of the social sector by promoting philanthropy, volunteering, public service, nonprofit collaboration and other business practices.

Merger of Colon Cancer groups

Chris4Life was founded by Michael Sapienza following his mother’s death from colon cancer to serve as a national advocate to raise awareness and promote early screening of colorectal cancer. The Colon Cancer Foundation CCA was working to increase the rates of screening and survivorship from colorectal cancer. CCA and Chris4Life Sharing a belief that early detection and increased awareness are the key to fighting the disease, the two organizations decided to merge. A grant from the SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration partially funded the one-time costs associated with the merger. 

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