Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are donations tax deductible?
A: Donations received will go to the East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) in care of the “KiMe Fund.”  The ETF are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Q:  What was the motivation behind forming the KiMe Fund?
A:  The Founder has experienced PD in his own family, including his own diagnosis on January 28, 2009.  Recognizing a realistic opportunity to be a part of curing PD is an opportunity he could not resist. 

Q: How much time do the Board Members dedicate to supporting the “KiMe”?
A: It varies. The Founder has provided the Vision and organized the resources to establish and sustain the Fund. The Founder and the Board Members have their respective careers and are dedicated to serving those interests. The KiMe structure allows them to contribute their unique talents on a part-time basis.

Q:  What does “KiMe” represent? 
A: KiMe is the Founders shorthand for his two daughters, Kim and Megan.  It is symbolic of the drive to cure neurological disorders, including PD, before the next generation of children everywhere are diagnosed.

Q: How do you decide on which organization will receive the donations?
A: Funds will be distributed to reputable organizations (with reasonable administrative expenses) focused on finding a cure.

Q: How much of the money donated actually goes to a finding a cure?
A: Our goal is that 90%, after event expenses, of the donations received by the KiMe Fund will be directed to finding a cure. The organization that receives the donation from KiMe Fund may have their own Administrative Expenses.   

Q: Can I track where funds are being applied?
A: Yes. Grants are publicly announced. In addition, the Fund can be contacted at anytime and this information will be provided.

Q: Is there a cure for PD?
A: No, not at this time.  But, with your support, we believe that a cure is within reach.

Q:  How can I make a donation?

You can make a check payable to:

The East Tennessee Foundation c/o the KiMe Fund

Mail to:
KiMe Fund
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902


The KiMe Fund has been established through the East Tennessee Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit community foundation.