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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
St. Christopher's


  • Does not meet all standards

Expiration Date:
St. Christopher's, Inc.
71 South Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1885, New York
McQuade Foundation, Inc.
Stated Purpose:
" St. Christopher's Inc. is an innovative adolescent development organization dedicated to helping children with special needs and their families by delivering a seamless continuum of care. We provide quality education, therapeutic intervention and life planning skills in a safe and nurturing environment with the goal of helping each child reach his/her full potential. "

Evaluation Conclusions

St. Christopher's Inc. does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 9 : Fund Raising Expense Ratio - Spend should be no more than 35% of related contributions on fund raising. Related contributions include donations, legacies, and other gifts received as a result of fund raising efforts.

  • According to the organization's Audited Financial Statements - Combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, the organization's fund raising costs were - 61 % – ($232,627) – of related contributions which totaled $383,090.

St. Christopher's Inc. meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.


St. Christopher's offers a number of programs and services including therapeutic and related clinical services, the REACH program, which provides education, residential, and clinical services for students who are cognitively limited with intensive treatment needs, and the Day Habilitation program, which provides individual assistance to young adults in teaching life sustaining skills, enhancing their independence, and encouraging them to become and remain active. It also operates residential centers that are committed to providing safety, structure and a supportive therapeutic environment for the resident students and their families.


Chief Executive Officer:
Dr. Robert Maher, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Dr. Aran Ron
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Health Strategies Consultants
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet and cause-related marketing (i.e. affinity credit cards, consumer product sales, etc. that indicate purchases will benefit your organization).
Fund raising costs were 60.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $383,090, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on St. Christopher's Audited Financial Statements - Combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Fee for service


Other operating revenue


Prior years' adjustments


Contribution income, gross


Special events, net


Other revenue


Investment income, net


Financing expense


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Residential programs



Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative 14% 
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Beginning net assets $9,431,893
Ending net assets 9,513,267
Total liabilities 14,521,968

Total assets



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