Contacts

2206 N. Main Street #223

Wheaton, IL 60187

contact@RESCUfoundation.org

800.374.9215

RESCU Foundation Timeline

Memories and Milestones

2000
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Inspiration

Summer at Bristol: Concert for a Queen Compilation CD is released as a fundraiser for Sophie Johnson. This is the inspiration that sparked everything to follow.

2003

Founded

First Board of Directors meets: Carol Black, Phil Johnson, Gretchen Gill. Official 501(c)(3) letter October 28

2004
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First RESCU Rally

Creation of official RESCU logo by John Goodrich.
First RESCU Rally Fundraiser is held in Florida.

2005
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Birth of Advocacy Program

Under the leadership of Peggy Kramer, RESCU begins Advocacy Program to help clients negotiate healthcare costs.

2006
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Our Mission Defined

RESCU Mission Statement is solidified.
First Medical Aid Request form defines Aid Process.

2007
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Financial Milestone: $100K in Public Support

Public support tops $100K for the first time.
Second Compilation CD is released--Encore for a Queen.
In December, the first RESCU website is launched, taking RESCU into the modern age.

2008
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Computer Age

RESCU officially moves from all paper to the digital age with the creation of our own secure server.
Fundraising Training Manual is developed to better control events and the money they generate.
Chorus for A Queen CD is donated as an FBO from the West Coast.

2009

First Printing of Business Cards

RESCU Business Cards and a brochure are printed for the first time, enabling us to expand our reach and really get the word out.

2010
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Growth Spurt

A year of huge growth:
RESCU Board of Directors hires first staff, Advocacy Program Manager, then Bookkeeper, then Executive Director.
Michigan is the site of the first RESCU booth at a faire, and RESCU wins a $20K gift from Chase through a Facebook Click event.

2011

Office Admin Hired

Hired our first Office Administrator, Chris Major

2012

More Health Fair Days

Programs grows to host 4 on-site Health Fair Days

2013
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Financial Milestone: $100K in Aid

Over $100K given in direct financial assistance.
Introduction of Embroidered RESCU logo patches.

2014

More Staff

Created two new part time staff positions: Data/Tech and Aid Intake

2015

Add Second Secure Server

Organization growth demands our server space grows, too.

2017
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New Medical Aid Request Form

A new form means a streamlined and improved Medical Aid Request process.
Annual meeting of Board of Directors expands to a 4-day educational retreat.

2018

Investment and Consulting

First Investment Planner hired
Business Consultant engaged

2019

Financial Milestone: $250K

For the first time, public support reaches giving total of $250K.
Programs hosts 9 on-site Health Fair Days plus 4 evening Physician clinics.
Fundraising hosts 19 RESCU Rallies across the country.

2020
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Pandemic Year

Worldwide Pandemic brings our way of life to a screeching halt as faires close and programs and fundraising events must be cancelled. RESCU pivots to adapt, expanding social media presence and moving all fundraising online.  Square Store for donations and merchandise is created and RESCU T-shirts are available. First Digital RESCU Rally is held on Facebook in August.
First Tele-Health Fair Days are held online.

2021

New Website

New Website Launches: 10:56 a.m. Eastern time, 5 March 2021