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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Teatown Lake Reservation

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
06/2015
Name:
Teatown Lake Reservation
Address:
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562
Phone:
914-762-2912
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1971, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Conserve open space and educate and involve the regional community in order to sustain the diversity of wildlife, plants and habitats for future generations. Teatown Lake Reservation has an emphasis on conserving biodiversity, teaching ecology and promoting nature-friendly living. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Teatown Lake Reservation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Teatown Lake Reservation provides ecological leadership programs to the Hudson Hill and Highlands bioregion. Teatown offers public nature education programs, school programs, a summer camp, and off-site educational classes and activities. In addition, Teatown protects the flora and fauna within Teatown Lake Reservation's ecosystem of fields, lakes, forests, and streams. The Water Quality Program helps students and teachers study water quality and Teatown's Wildflower Island showcases native and endangered wildflowers to the public.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Kevin Carter, Executive Director
Highest Paid Executive:
Dianne Barron, Interim Executive Director
Compensation*
: $96,775
Chair of the Board:
Naomi Marrow
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
N/A
Board Size:
26
Paid Staff Size:
25



*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
Fund raising costs were 9.5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,729,691, 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.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on Teatown Lake Reservation's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Government Grants

$1,236,053

Foundation Contributions

869,860

Educational Services

559,001

Individual Contributions

315,467

Special Events

174,667

Rental Property

139,770

Membership Dues

65,153

Corporate Contributions

63,753

Nature Store and Other

29,381

Sponsorships

29,250

Plant Sale

14,933

Interest and Dividends

8,489

In-kind Donations

4,738

Total Income

$3,510,515

Program Expenses  

Environmental Education

$908,775

Stewardship at Teatown

294,430

Regional Conservation

99,030
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

1,302,235
258,682
390,390

$1,951,307

$1,559,208




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 67%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative 20% 
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Beginning net assets $8,421,205
Ending net assets 9,838,817
Total liabilities 1,284,118

Total assets

$11,122,935






 

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