Without Regrets Foundation provides gravely ill parents and their minor children with memorable family experiences. This special time together creates memories that will last forever.
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Without Regrets was started in June 2011. Prior to this the founders knew three young parents that passed away in less than one year and left behind young children. Without Regrets was founded to provide a service to families like these during a very difficult time. Special memories a child has of a lost parent can last a lifetime. Our mission helps both the parents and the children, this is what makes Without Regrets unique.
Board of Directors
Che Heinroth - Board President
Co-Founder of Without Regrets
Alanna Fraase - Board Secretary
Services Coordinator - Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
Clifford Fraase - Board Treasurer
Retired - Royal Dutch Shell
Co-Founder Without Regrets
Radio DJ - KLBJ-FM
Attorney - Moore Odediran, PLLC
Audit Senior - Atchley & Associates, L.L.P.
My husband, Scott, was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2010, and lost his battle to cancer in April of 2011. To know Scott was to know he loved the NY Yankees. One of Scott's bucket list items was to take our son, Aidan, to Yankee Stadium. While we were not able to make his dream come true, we strongly hope other families will greatly benefit from the Without Regrets Foundation. Sometimes time is all we have and when life presents us with these situations it is vitally important to make the time you have the most loving and memorable it can be, Without Regrets can help you create and enjoy the precious time you have left with your loved one.
May God bless you with strength, the clarity to feel happy when surrounded with sadness, and abounding and bountiful love.Nichole Sala-Grossman
Who can become a client of Without Regrets Foundation?
Individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Individual seeking assistance must have a grave and progressive illness with limited life expectancy. And must be deemed medically eligible by their physician or qualified medical professional.
- All children must be 18 or under
- Currently we are helping families who reside in the state of Texas
- Must be a US Citizen
Please contact us for the referral paperwork.
What type of memorable family experiences do your clients request?
When a client is selected, Without Regrets Foundation will work with them to help determine what is truly meaningful to them. Their family experience will be personal and unique. Any medical limitations provided by their physician will be considered. If travel is involved in their experience, we will not send clients outside the United States. Their experience must involve their entire family (not just with a spouse or a subset of their children rather than all of their children). Click here for an example of some experiences that clients may be interested in to make their lasting memories.
Does the client have to meet income qualifications?
No. Income will not be a consideration in determining eligibility.
How is the organization funded?
The organization is funded by individual contributions, planned gifts and corporate donations. We also rely on in-kind contributions to help us carry out our mission at a lower cost.
Please contact us to get yourself or your company more involved.
How can I help?
There are many ways you can help.
- A one time donation online or by mail
- A recurring donation, monthly or annually
- Airfare is one of our largest expenses because many experiences involve travel. We are seeking individuals that would like to donate frequent flyer miles to cover the cost of tickets.
- Donations of other services and in-kind items e.g. vacation rentals, photography services, theme park tickets, etc.
- If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser for Without Regrets Foundation please contact us and we will get in touch with you.
- Participate in our Running Without Regrets program. This program allows runners and walkers the opportunity to raise funds for Without Regrets while training for select races. Contact us to inquire about current races.
*Remember that many companies encourage their employees to donate to charity by matching their contributions. If you are not sure, please check with your HR Department. If your company participates in this type of program, and you need information from Without Regrets Foundation please contact us.
Can I donate in honor or in memory of someone?
Yes. You can indicate on the donation form if your gift is in honor or in memory of someone. If so, please provide us with that person's name and the address for them or their family so that we can send them a note informing them of your gift in their name. The amount of the donation will not be released.
Is my financial contribution tax deductible?
Yes. Without Regrets Foundation was formed as a non-profit corporation with the State of Texas and is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization.
Is my information confidential?
Great Results from the GBTA-Austin Golf Tournament
Wednesday November 13, 2013
Thank you to the Global Business Travel Association - Austin Chapter for their support and generosity. For the second year, we were honored to be the beneficiary of their annual golf tournament. It was a great day on September 12th at Twin Creeks Country Club. Beautiful weather and the golfers had a great time. The bingo, helicopter ball drop, and silent auction were also a hit! As a result of their hard work on the golf tournament, Without Regrets received a donation yesterday from GBTA-Austin for $10,000. GBTA-Austin, you are making a difference to families facing a difficult time. THANK YOU!
Family Visits City That Never Sleeps
Wednesday November 13, 2013
Michael and his family had a great trip to the city that never sleeps, New York City! Michael is a 49 year old father of four girls, with stage IV colon cancer. This family chose to go to New York because of their children's love of history and desire to see this magical city. This girls had such an amazing time that they said they felt "like celebrities".
Friday November 1, 2013
Without Regrets is currently looking for people interested in the following opportunities. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in helping with any of these.
Marketing Committee - We are looking for individuals to serve on our Marketing Committee. This committee's focus is raising overall awareness about Without Regrets Foundation.
Development Committee - We are looking for individuals to serve on our Development Committee. This committee is responsible for Without Regrets' fundraising activities.
Austin 10/20 - We will have a team participating for the 3rd year in the Austin 10/20 on April 13, 2014. We would love for you to join us for this 10 mile race in the Domain area complete with 20 stages of music to help you along the way. Each member of our team rasises a minimum of $100 for Withotu Regrets. For this we provide: a $5 discount on race registration; team message group; access to a trainer; a clinic on shoes, apparel, nutrition, etc.; a personal fundraising webpage; team race shirt; support at the event; and a post race tent to relax, refresh and celebrate.
Austin 10/20 - We are looking for volunteers to work at our water stop on the race course of the Austin 10/20 on April 13, 2014.
Family Makes Special Memories
Friday July 19, 2013
Lisa and her family had an amazing time on their family experience. Lisa is a 46 year old mom to a 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 that has now spread to her liver and bones. Lisa loves the beach and doing things together with her family. She said, "watching my kids have fun and laughing is what I live for". Without Regrets sent this wonderful family to Oahu for an amazing time. While there; the kids were able to take surfing lessons, the family attended a luau, they were able to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial and they were able to take family portraits on the beach.
Thank you so much to a very special donor for donating the air miles for this family's travel and to the owner of the condo the family stayed in. And a sincere thank you to the businesses that made these experiences possible; Gone Surfing Hawaii, Chief's Luau, Polynesian Adventure Tours and Pinky Photography.
Family Has a Great Time in Arlington
Friday July 19, 2013
Dual and his family had a great time on their experience. As a long time Rangers fan, he wanted to take his daughter to attend a game. We sent this wonderful family for a fun filled few days in Arlington. While on their trip the family was able to to attend the Food Truckin' Fest, Six Flags Over Texas, the Dallas World Aquarium as well. The highlight of the trip of course was the Rangers game. The family was able to take a tour of the Ballpark at Arlington, watch the team practice before the game and watch the Rangers beat the White Sox 10-6.
Please join us at one of the following events!!!
Committee Interest Meeting
Thursday December 5, 2013 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We are looking for individuals who are interested in getting more involved with our organization and would like to serve on a committee. Are you interested in serving on our Marketing Committee, the focus of which is raising overall awareness of Without Regrets or our Development Committee, which is responsible for our fundraising activities? Join us for an interest/informational happy hour at 7pm on December 5th at 6805 Via Ricco, Austin, TX!
Sunday April 13, 2014 — 8 a.m. to noon
Please join our team for the third annual Austin 10/20. 10 miles, 20 bands. Flat and fast course. Team participation includes: free cross training classes; clinic on topics such as nutrition, apparel and injury prevention; personal fundraising web page; race shirt to wear on race day; support at the race cheering you on; and post race tent to relax, refresh and celebrate.
We will also be running a water stop on the race course for the second year in a row and need volunteers to help. If you are intersted please contact us.
We had a great time the last two years and would love to have you join us for 2014 as a runner/walker or a volunteer. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or a registration form.
Michael is a 49 year old father of four girls with Stage IV colon cancer. Michael's youngest girls, 7 year old twins, are inspired by history. They really wanted to visit New York City and see everything that makes the city magical. We sent this family to NYC where they were able to visit the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Tribute Center and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. They were also able to visit some family while they were there.
"This org has given us something that can never be lost, stolen or taken from us -- precious happy memories of a trip we couldn't have ever done on our own. Thank you!" - Felicia Adams
Lisa is a 46 year old mom to a 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son. Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 that spread to her liver and bones. Lisa enjoys the beach and doing things together as a family. She said, "watching my kids have fun and laughing is what I live for". Lisa wanted to show her kids Pearl Harbor and Diamondhead, and to relax on the beach. We sent this sweet family to Hawaii to enjoy these wonderful experiences. They were able to visit Pearl Harbor, attend a luau, have family portraits taken and the kids learned to surf. Thank you to Breast Cancer Resource Center for referring this family to us.
"Without Regrets Foundation is absolutely fantastic! Without this foundation this dream trip may not ever have happened. It was beyond our expectations and have been blessed beyond measure." ~Lisa Ellis
Dual is a 45 year old father to a 13 year old daughter. Dual was diagnosed with renal cancer that spread to his bones and lymph nodes. He enjoys watching sports with his family, is a huge Texas Rangers fan and wants to share the experience of a live game with them. Without Regrets sent this family to Arlington to attend a Texas Rangers game. They were also able to take a tour of the Ballpark and enjoy a day at Six Flags. Thank you to Hospice Austin for sending this family to us for help.
Michael is a 53 year old father of a 16 year old son. Michael was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that spread throughout his abdomen. New Years was always a special time for Michael and his family so Without Regrets sent them to San Antonio to spend New Year's Eve at Sea World! While in San Antonio, they also enjoyed several other fun experiences like a trip to the top of the Tower of the Americas, an IMAX movie and more. Thank you to Make A Wish for telling this family about Without Regrets.
Tracy is a 41 year old father to 13 year old twins. He was diagnosed with rectal cancer that spread to his lungs, lymph nodes and skull. This family enjoys spending time together doing adventurous activities and enjoying life. Without Regrets sent this family to Hawaii for a once in a lifetime experience. While on their trip they were able to go ziplining and whale watching, they attended a luau and had amazing family portraits taken on the beach. Thank you to MD Anderson for referring this family to us.
“Our experience with Without Regrets was truly a dream come true. They gave our family the opportunity to create lasting memories even in this difficult time. They knew exactly what our family needed and planned a trip that was beyond our wildest dreams.” ~Tracy and Heidi Keen
Stanley is a 53 year old man who is the father to a wonderful 10 year old girl. Stanley had lung cancer that spread to his brain and bones. Before Stanley got sick he and his family really enjoyed being outdoors. Since his daughter was only 6 when he was first diagnosed she has had to grow up very fast and not had as many chances to be a kid as she deserves. Due to his his illness Stanley and his family have never taken a vacation together and his daughter has never left the State of Texas. Unfortunately, Stanley passed away just before they were scheduled to leave on their trip, however, his wife and daughter were still able to spend the daughter's birthday celebrating Stanley's memory during their trip to California. This amazing little girl was able to see the ocean and just get to be a kid for a few days while they enjoyed trips to Legoland, the Museum of Making Music and DisneyLand. Thank you to Wonders and Worries for referring this family to us.
"We take a lot of things for granted until the rubber meets the road...You can't put a price on life and you can't put a price on your family." ~Barbara Warren
Nicki is a 36 year old mother of 4, ages 15, 13, 10 and 5. Nicki had breast cancer that spread to her liver, lungs and brain. Nicki wanted to take her four children to see the town she grew up in. She wanted to show them all of the places she used to go and the things she enjoyed when she was a child herself. Without Regrets sent this wonderful family to the Black Hills of South Dakota and planned many fun activities for them. While there two of the kids got to meet their grandfather for the first time and Nicki and her siblings were able to spread the ashes of their mother who passed away in the summer of 2011. We are honored we could make Nicki's dream come true. Thank you to Texas Oncology for referring Nicki to us.
“We will never forget what you have done for us!!!!!” ~Nicki Kay
Alex is a 38 year old man with End Stage ALS. He has three children; sons ages 17 and 14 and a 9 year old daughter. Alex wanted to take his wife and children to the Texas Gulf Coast to go fishing because this wonderful family hadn't been to the coast since their oldest son was just a baby, the two youngest children had never seen the beach, and when Alex was younger and healthier fishing was something he really enjoyed doing. Without Regrets sent this family to South Padre Island where they went on a dolphin watching trip and a bay fishing trip. They were also able to take family portraits. Thank you to the ALS Association for referring this family to us.
"THANK YOU!!!! We had a blast. I am glad to have had a chance to come to SPI with my family. I don't know how to word it...but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You have given my family some amazing memories for the rest of their lives.” ~Alex Vargas
Run or Walk to help deserving families Leave Without Regrets.
Running Without Regrets is a fantastic new program offering participants the opportunity to fundraise for Without Regrets Foundation while training to participate in a marathon or half marathon.
For more information please contact us at email@example.com
- Race entry fee for marathon or half marathon
- Travel Expenses (which may include hotel and/or airfare)
- Fundraising support and guidance
- Training schedule by a certified personal trainer
- Clinics focused on injury prevention, apparel, nutrition, etc.
- Pre-race pasta party & post race victory party
- Race shirt & Team shirt
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."Eleanor Roosevelt
"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving."Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are several ways to help us achieve our mission.
- You can help us by making a secure online donation.
This can be a one-time donation or a recurring, monthly donation. You can also donate in honor or in memory of someone dear to you.
- You can send a check, made payable to Without Regrets Foundation along with our Mail in Donation form to:
Without Regrets Foundation
P.O. Box 1586
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
- All donations over $100 will be acknowledged in our newsletter unless the donor requests to be kept anonymous.
- All individual donors who contribute more than $1000 annually will receive a Without Regrets Foundation t-shirt.
- For any donation over $10,000 annually, you will officially sponsor a client's goal and we will provide you with a keepsake from the family that you helped so that you can remember how much your generosity meant to others.
- Without Regrets Foundation was formed as a non-profit corporation with the State of Texas, is determined a public charity under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3), and per section 170 your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
- You can help us by making a secure online donation. This can be a one-time donation or a recurring, monthly donation. You can also donate in honor or in memory of someone dear to you.