Giving to Extremes
5829 Ascot Glen Drive
Glen Allen VA 23059-6993
Mission Statement
Giving to Extremes is a medical mission charity that helps send surgeons to underserved countries to deliver life-changing surgery to those in need. 
 
We send doctors and medical volunteers to underserved populations to deliver life-changing surgeries. We are also proud to support partner organizations in their surgical mission work throughout the world. One surgery at a time, we strive to help each of our patients regain the life that all of us deserve. 
 
Ensuring sustainability is the best way to tackle the enormous lack of surgical care that faces these populations. We give medical equipment to help build local surgical facilities. We provide education to help train local health care professionals so that they can treat people in need throughout the year. We also provide education in preventative care. The best way to truly treat surgical illness is to prevent it.
 
Founded on the belief that stories of inspiration are everywhere, GTE also strives to be a storyteller. The story of each of our missions is told on our site through its own page to let our supporters see the stories up close. 
 
Finally, through student chapters and travel scholarships, we hope to inspire the next generation of medical volunteers.  
 
Web and Social Media
Video
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director David Elliot Rapp MD
Board Chair David Rapp MD
Board Chair Company Affiliation Virginia Urology
Contact Information
Address 5829 Ascot Glen Drive
Glen Allen, VA 230596993
Telephone 804 385-9511
Fax 804 385-9511
E-mail derapp@yahoo.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2012
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $42,000.00
Projected Expenses $42,000.00
Statements
Mission
Giving to Extremes is a medical mission charity that helps send surgeons to underserved countries to deliver life-changing surgery to those in need. 
 
We send doctors and medical volunteers to underserved populations to deliver life-changing surgeries. We are also proud to support partner organizations in their surgical mission work throughout the world. One surgery at a time, we strive to help each of our patients regain the life that all of us deserve. 
 
Ensuring sustainability is the best way to tackle the enormous lack of surgical care that faces these populations. We give medical equipment to help build local surgical facilities. We provide education to help train local health care professionals so that they can treat people in need throughout the year. We also provide education in preventative care. The best way to truly treat surgical illness is to prevent it.
 
Founded on the belief that stories of inspiration are everywhere, GTE also strives to be a storyteller. The story of each of our missions is told on our site through its own page to let our supporters see the stories up close. 
 
Finally, through student chapters and travel scholarships, we hope to inspire the next generation of medical volunteers.  
 
Impact
Accomplishments:
  1. Conducted two week-long surgical mission trips to Belize. In total, we treated 100 patients and delivered 26 surgeries.
  2. Provided thousands of dollars worth of medical equipment to expand surgical infrastructure in Belize City.
  3. Help to support the purchase of anesthetic equipment delivered to Rwanda, allowing for expansion of operating room capacity.
  4. Constructed women's pelvic floor health training program, trained mission volunteers, and delivered this education to the people of Ghana.
  5. Purchased and delivered medical microscope to Ghana, including training regarding equipment care and general use.  
 
Goals:
  1. Expand surgical missions. We hope to identify an additional site for a new annual mission trip, develop this site through initial organizational trip, and then perform first surgical trip to site in 2016.
  2. Increase financial stability through establishing consistent and recurrent donor base.
  3. Attract new members to the board that can provide assistance and guidance to our young charity.
Needs
  1. Increased financial stability through establishing consistent and recurrent donor base.
  2. New members to the board that can provide assistance and guidance to our young charity. 
  3. We would be grateful for pro bono tax assistance such that we could avoid using charity funds for tax returns.
Background
Giving to Extremes is a medical mission charity that helps send surgeons to underserved countries to deliver life-changing surgery to those in need. GTE was founded in 2012 in the hopes of not only delivering surgical care, but also delivering stories of inspiration to the public. Through the unique GTE website, each mission trip has a mission page, where videos, photos, and blogs tell the story of each mission as they are happening. GTE also sought to involve our supporters in this journey and to uncover stories of inspiration in each of them. On the website, supporters share their stories on their own page as fundraisers for GTE.
 
In 2013, GTE supporters ran, walked, and swam over 1,400 miles in support of our missions! These supporters also shared additional inspirational stories, motivated by the memories of lost loved ones, family members serving in the Middle East, or the desire to achieve a long-held goal. The stories of our supporters and medical volunteers are all on givingtoextremes.org to help spread our story of inspiration.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
International
Board Chair
Board Chair David Rapp MD
Company Affiliation Virginia Urology
Term July 2012 to Jan 2017
Email derapp@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Tim Bradford MDCommunity Volunteer
Margo Catalano Community Volunteer
Courtney Cole BSN, MBACommunity Volunteer
David Glazier MDDoctor
David Rosen JDLawyer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director David Elliot Rapp MD
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 6
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $42,000.00
Projected Expenses $42,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$31,216$30,729--
Administration Expense$3,010$1,497--
Fundraising Expense--$5,975--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.451.24--
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%80%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%17%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$47,093$9,183--
Current Assets$35,921$3,612--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$47,093$9,183--
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Comments
Organization Comments GTE was founded in later 2012. That fiscal year was spent creating an organizational structure and mission for our charity and, thus, no fundraising activities took place. In 2013, we established our fundraising base and began to cover basic operational expenses while beginning program funding. However, given the uncertainty regarding fundraising capability, we held off on significant program funding until funds were raised and directly available for more widespread program expenses. Based on this approach, we maintained a cash reserve heading into 2014. This was our first year of full financial operation and funding of widespread program expenses, during which we were able to maintain our goal of keeping program expense percentage greater than 80%. 2014 fundraising activity was stable, suggesting our ability to maintain this goal and present mission costs moving forward.