History

The Kortney Rose Foundation History

2006, 07, 08

-2006 Built 'Kortney's Playground' with proceeds from first Kortney's Challenge.
-2007 Donated $75,000 to pediatric brain tumor research.
-2008 Donated $100,000

2009

-Worked with legislators to craft/pass a resolution that annually requires the sitting Governor of NJ to declare, by proclamation, May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

-Team Kortney in NYC Marathon.

-Donated $85,000

2010

-Founding funder of the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC).
-First annual Great Food for a Great Cause Fundraiser at Turning Point Restaurants.
-Donated $115,000

2011

-KRF was the presenting charity for CHOP’s signature event, All in for Kids Poker Tournament, which raised $684,367 for the Neuro-Oncology Program.
-Event $684,367
-Donated $150,000
-Total $834,367

2012

-Group of KRF supporters visit the “Today Show” in May.
-The Newcomers Club names KRF annual benefiting charity of their events & Metedekonk Sailing Club Holds “Sail for a Cause” for KRF.
-Donated $95,000

2013

-Kristen asked by CHOP to be a family advocate to go to D.C. to thank NJ reps. for support of pediatric cancer and encourage continued support.
-Launched our “Go Gray in May” Awareness campaign.
-Donated $105,000

2014

-Kristen Gillette received a Garden State Seeds of Hope Award from New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
-Kortney's Cash for the Cure Fundraiser expanded to more schools.
-Featured Profile article on Kristen Gillette & KRF appeared in “The Scene`` section of The Two River Times.
-Inaugural Kortney Rose Spirit of Caring Scholarship.
-Donated $120,000

2015

-Selected for the Salt Creek Grille annual fundraiser. Raised $115,000, their top grossing event at that time.
-KRF reached the $1 Million dollars donated mark and was inducted into CHOP's Chairman’s' Circle.
-KRF recognized by Monmouth County Board of Freeholders in annual September proclamation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
-Matching Donations $20,000
-Donated $278,000
-Total $298,000

2016

-10th anniversary of KRF.
-17 schools of Middletown School District participated in Kortney's Cash for the Cure Fundraiser and raised almost $10,000.
-Began a ``Go Gold`` sock distribution to encourage school sports teams to wear gold for awareness in September.
-Kristen invited as a guest speaker to the CBTTC Investigator's Meeting in New Orleans.
-$10,000 donated to Dr. Derek Hanson’s research-Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s.
-Matching Donations $20,000
-Donated $185,000
-Total $205,000

2017

-$10,000 donated to Dr. Michelle Monjés research at Lucille Packard’s Children’s.
-$10,000 donated to Dr. Derek Hanson’s research -Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s.
-Kortney's Birthday toy fundraiser expands to distribute to four hospitals.
-Kristen invited to be a co-chair of a panel and guest to attend the International Brain Tumor Alliance's bi-annual summit in England.
-Kristen becomes full time Executive Director.
-Donated $135,000

2018

-All fundraisers excel beyond previous year totals.
-KRF joins with 3 other pediatric brain tumor charities to collaboratively raise funding for the Open DIPG Project.
-Donated $145,000
*Donations made by others in KRF’s Name $19,780

2019

-Kortney’s Challenge help at Monmouth Park raised a record $100,000
-Middletown School District raises $20,000 for KRF
-KRF surpasses $2 Million in Donations
-CHOP recognizes KRF with a plaque in a lounge
-Donated $165,000

2020

-Dr. Cassie Kline named as the inaugural The Kortney Rose Foundation Clinical Research in Neuro-Oncology at CHOP.
-Record raised at ``Great Food for a Great Cause fundraiser`` at all Turning Point Restaurants.
-Donated $100,000

KRF is responsible for over $2.6 Million in donations to pediatric brain tumor research from 2007-2020.

2021

Record raised at FINAL Kortney’s Challenge event