Named after Nicholas Colby Gilbert, the Nicholas Colby Fund® [501 (c) (3) #20-3201303] since 2006 has been uplifting the spirits of children with cancer or other life threatening illnesses, creating opportunities for children and their families to experience love, hope, joy, and some fun.
Our Purpose - Why the Nicholas Colby Fund® Exists
The Nicholas Colby Fund® (NCF) provides a variety of targeted services designed to sustain and uplift the spirits of children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Founded on the belief in the life-affirming value of simple, compassionate gestures, the NCF delivers joy and respite to families receiving care at children's hospitals via personalized entertainment and recreational experiences that enable sick children to be, for a while, just children. From Nicholas' death the NCF was born toward Helping Children Be Children® - of all ages.
Our Mission - Objectives capturing the essence of what the Nicholas Colby Fund® is accomplishing
Help create lasting childhood memories by providing exceptional-playful opportunities that uplift the spirit of a child diagnosed with cancer, a degenerating condition, or other life-threatening illness.
Our Vision - What the Nicholas Colby Funds aspires to be
We aspire to have a Nicholas Colby Fund suite in multiple NBA arenas while continually being the trusted partners to local children's hospitals, consistently demonstrating awareness and sensitivity via delivery of personalized events & experiences for children and their families through acts of love and compassion, "Helping Children Be Children".
From the beginning cancer didn't take away his love for others - he would give his toys to patients who were crying and he would buy gifts for friends visiting him in the hospital. And now NCF representatives, partners, and supporters collaborate to make today and tomorrow brighter for children.