The 2015 Annual Report for the Marie Keating Foundation is now available online. The report reviews all the activities undertaken by the Foundation during 2015, including cancer programmes and services and fundraising. The report also contains the annual accounts for the Foundation which were independently audited by Mazars.
Highlights of 2015
2015 proved to be the busiest year yet for the Marie Keating Foundation. Some highlights of our activity include:
- Our nursing team visited over 447 locations with Mobile Information Units and/ or nursing presentations. We ensured that 31% of visited audiences were from marginalised communities and also included 104 workplace settings in visited locations.
- The Nursing team had over 22,798 direct conversations with the general public about cancer prevention and early detection
- Over 113 teachers were trained in the Foundation’s Schools Cancer Awareness Programme
- We assisted families in financial distress as a direct result of cancer by giving 345 Comfort Fund grants during 2015, totaling €144,842. The number of grants given was increased by 167% from 2014.
- The Foundation launched a comprehensive Survive & Thrive programme to support cancer survivors. 450 cancer survivors attended Survive & Thrive programmes & seminars in six locations across Ireland in 2015.
- In the course of 2015, the Marie Keating Foundation was deemed to be in full compliance with the Governance Code for the Community and Voluntary Sector and was also one of the first to complete the registration process with the Charities Regulatory Authority.
Governance and Transparency
The Foundation has always placed a very strong emphasis on governance and transparency. It has always had its annual accounts independently audited and made them publicly available. We understand that when a donation is made, we are being entrusted to use funds responsibly in the fight against cancer. The Marie Keating Foundation takes this responsibility seriously. The Foundation Board and staff are committed to being open, transparent and accountable. The Board and senior management team work together to ensure that all funds are spent wisely and with maximum impact. Every programme and service is reviewed to ensure it is measurable, accountable and effective. This annual report contains a full review of the programmes and services run by the Foundation during 2015, as well as a breakdown of how donations were spent, overheads, CEO and senior management salaries, and a list of board members.
You can read the 2015 annual report here.
If you would like to read the annual reports for previous years, you can find them here.