About Susan G. Komen®
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and support programs in more than 60 countries worldwide. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989-2014 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
About the Ad Council
Since 1942, the Ad Council has offered trusted advice and inspiring calls-to-action. In fact, we created the category of public service advertising, and our icons and slogans are woven into the very fabric of American culture. The Ad Council is where Smokey Bear lives. The Ad Council saw that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” and reminded Americans that, “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.”
Today, we continue to be the leading producer of public service advertisements in the United States, raising awareness and inspiring action on a diversity of issues, from texting and driving to autism awareness. We connect with Americans across ever-expanding communication channels to inspire, inform and save lives.
About Fund II
Fund II Foundation was established in 2014 for the purpose of making grants to public charities. To date, Fund II Foundation has made grants worth more than $150 million to a broad range of charities, including Susan G. Komen, The United Negro College Fund, NPower, The Opportunity Network and The National Park Foundation.
The Fund II Foundation is the result of an agreement made at the inception of Vista Equity Fund II. Vista Equity Fund II was Vista Equity Partners’ original fund, and Point Investments was the original limited partner. As a condition of its participation in Vista Equity Fund II, Point required that assets be held and managed to satisfy liabilities that might be owed to Point at the winding up of Vista Equity Fund II. The parties also agreed that, if at the time of the Fund’s conclusion assets remained after satisfying liabilities, those assets would be given to charity. Vista Equity Fund II came to an end in 2014, and the assets that remained at that time enabled the creation of the Fund II Foundation. The membership of the Fund II Foundation’s board consists of at-large directors, a director selected by Point Investments, and Robert Smith.