Breanna’s Gift

Mission Statement

Breanna's Gift brings the magic of the arts to children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments The most important update for 2021 was our ability to return to in-person visits at Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Nothing is better than seeing the joy art brings to children. Despite the pandemic, our talented teaching artists were able to touch the lives of over 240 children. Programming success didn’t stop there. Art Takeout boxes and Art Take2 videos reached the most children in our history! Art Takeout, our series of eight art projects in a box, brought smiles to1,592 children throughout the United States. Art Take2 videos, reaching over 1,300 children throughout the country, offered an amazing way to connect children during the pandemic. Originally conceived by our Founder and Program Director Marsha Ovitz during the onset of the pandemic, and artfully executed and filmed by our teaching artists, Art Take2 videos have been a game-changer. Since May 2020, twenty videos have been produced and are being rolled out to children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Current Goals Our programmatic goals include: 1. Providing quality arts, dance, music & performance programming to children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions 2. Increasing our reach throughout the State of MN and beyond 3. Creating new avenues for inclusion
Community or Constituency Served Chilidren 3-18 who have cancer or other illnesses who are in the hospital or healthcare facility.
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities-based in-person programming, national outreach

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 02/06/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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4046 23rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612.730.6560

General Information

EIN: 26-1764747
Principal Staff: Heather Christopherson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 2
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1000
Ruling Year: 2007


Board Chair: Dave Hecker
Number of Board Members: 10
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 8

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