boss becAUSE

Founded in 2022

Empowering medically challenged entrepreneurs to become a BOSS for a CAUSE.

Our Mission:

Our goal is to empower children who are fighting or recovering from life-threatening illnesses by helping them launch their own nonprofits or business free of charge.

Our Purpose:

Our purpose is to uplift and support those children and enable their unique perspectives about needed products and services that help others.  We aspire to guide these young entrepreneurs in their journey to be a boss championing a cause.

Our Vision:

A comprehensive legal and business support system for medically challenged young entrepreneurs to empower them to become a boss for a cause.

OUR FOUNDER

Whether you’re a profitable enterprise or a not-for-profit foundation, achieving success takes people and resources. I’m a business attorney, but I think it is so important to give back. I work closely with successful business owners as well as charitable foundations and pay special attention to opportunities where one group can benefit from the other. Kids are some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs because they see the world differently. Helping kids who are fighting medical challenges and dream of becoming a boss for a cause is our privilege.

- Andrea Tarshus, Founder

Donate Today and Become a Boss

Daydreamer

Daydreamer: $25 – You dream of changing the world one good deed at a time.  Here’s your chance!   You are entered into a monthly drawing to win an exclusive Boss BeCause experience! Your $25+ donation goes towards empowering the next deserving Boss and supporting the Boss BeCause mission!

Comic Book Fan Club

Comic book fan club: $100 – Helps keep our deserving Bosses supercharged.  You receive an exclusive Boss BeCause Fan Club sticker as a thank you gift!  Along with your 1-year Fan Club membership, you receive early access to our exclusive perks, events, and merchandise. Your $100+ donation goes towards empowering the next deserving Boss and supporting the Boss BeCause mission!

Task Force

Task Force: $500 – $1499 – Includes all the benefits of the first two levels PLUS logo recognition on our website and recognition in our newsletters!  Your $500+ donation supports on-going operations of Boss BeCause.  It’s BeCause of donors like you that do many with life threatening diagnosis are empowered and become Boss!

 

Side Kick

Side Kick: $1,500 – $2499 – Includes all the benefits of the first three levels plus helps to continue to power up our foundation!  You receive an exclusive Boss BeCause collector’s NFT as a thank you gift for display on your social media or website!  NFTs are updated each year so be sure to donate regularly to collect the full set.   Your name or business logo and website gets listed on our super exclusive Sidekicks page for 1 year.  You get invited to our annual Sidekicks dinner with our Bosses.  Your role is to act as an ongoing mentor, supporter, and cheerleader for our Bosses to help them launch their mission and fly high!  Your $1,500+ donation sets the stage for your active involvement with Boss BeCause!

SuperHero

SuperHero: $2,500 – Includes all of the benefits of the first four levels plus Funds 1 Boss BeCause, and powers up our foundation so we can keep running our mission!  To thank you for your generosity, you receive a framed donation certificate featuring a personalized comic book super hero sketch with your name or company logo and the name of your Boss and their foundation.   You are invited to participate in media coverage and events with your Boss.   Your Boss delivers a handwritten thank you note.  Your name or business logo and website gets listed on our homepage as a Super Hero for 1 year.   You receive exclusive Super Hero sponsorship perks, swag, and more!  Your $2500+ donation says it all!  Way to go Super Hero!

Current Grant Recipients

Sophia

During the summer of 2021, Sophia was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma at the age of 7.  She underwent 14 cycles of chemo and 31 doses of radiation.  Recently when the family attended a follow-up visit, it was discovered that her cancer has returned.  After receiving this heartbreaking news, Sophia asked her parents if she could host a lemonade stand to raise money to donate to four Western New York charities that help fight pediatric cancer.  She raised $7,000.

Sophia’s family has to travel many times to many different places to receive the care that Sophia needs for her relapse treatment.  One of the top things that has helped Sophia and her family navigate this difficult journey is the love and support that has been shared with them by many foundations.  Sophia has a passion for giving back and helping other kids like her.  Her nonprofit, Sophia the Fierce, will help provide an outdoor getaway experience for kids and their families battling pediatric cancer.  When a child is stuck inside undergoing countless chemo treatments and radiation, there is nothing more freeing than getting to spend time outside, driving four-wheelers, and feeling free.  

Keeley

When Keeley was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year at 8 years old, she was comforted by an outpouring of love and support including many gifts and blessings.  Thankfully, Keeley is in remission today.

Keeley wants other kids like her to feel special too, so she came up with the idea of gifting them tote bags filled with toys, games, journals, and coloring books.  She started holding lemonade stands and cookie sales over the summer and was able to raise enough funds to assemble and drop off 7 totes to kids at Roswell Park.  Keeley’s nonprofit, Keeley Kares for Kids, will continue to raise money to provide kids and young adults diagnosed with cancer or other critical illness tote bags and comfort items during their treatments and hospital stays.  Keeley plans to be a support system for these young warriors, by sending birthday cards and other surprises to let them know they are still thought and cared about throughout their journey. 

Annie

Annie was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease in 2009.  This disease has caused many complications for her and serious medical problems.  She lost the majority of her vision, is completely deaf, has kidney problems requiring daily twelve-hour infusions through a central line, has a g-tube for daily liquid feedings and medications, has type 1 diabetes, and experiences regular fatigue.  Annie has spent many weeks in the hospital, causing a financial strain on her family. 

Through her journey, Annie met a close friend at the age of 13.  She fondly remembers having “a day of fun” with her friend, where they did simple every-day things together, that many people take for granted, like going out to eat.  Shortly after their day of fun, her friend passed away.

Annie started making and selling bracelets to raise enough funds to provide a “day of fun” for other kids battling lifelong severe medical illness.  Through the Annie Leeds Adventure Foundation, Annie will provide free, accessible adventures to families with a member with a chronic illness.  As she knows from first-hand experience, a day of fun without financial or medical stress is a priceless memory.  When individuals with chronic disease experience so much from a young age, it’s a gift to be able to bring them a day of joy. Now at 18 years old and a freshman in college, Annie is more passionate than ever about making sure her foundation helps as many as possible, in memory of her friend.

CURRENT GRANT RECIPIENT

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Organizations we support

Are you interested in starting your own nonprofit or business, but do not qualify under our grant program?

We can help! Head over to Tarshus Law Firm to speak with a competent experienced nonprofit attorney.

Check out this helpful blog post to learn what it means to start a nonprofit, how to form a Board of Directors, the procedure for applying for and receiving tax-exempt status, and more helpful legal tips.

Are you interested in starting your own nonprofit or business, but do not qualify under our grant program?

We can help! Head over to Tarshus Law Firm to speak with a competent experienced nonprofit attorney.

Check out this helpful blog post to learn what it means to start a nonprofit, how to form a Board of Directors, the procedure for applying for and receiving tax-exempt status, and more helpful legal tips.

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