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

A BBB Accredited charity


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

Evaluation Conclusions

St. Christopher's, Inc meets the 20 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, Chief Executive Officer
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.), and grant proposals.
Fund raising costs were 10.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $371,056, 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 Inc's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Residential services


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Gain on extinguishment of debt


Other revenue


Net revenue from special events


Other specialized programs


Investment income, net


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Residential services


Other specialized programs

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: %  Administrative 19% 
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Beginning net assets $11,235,396
Ending net assets 11,103,545
Total liabilities 15,691,316

Total assets



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