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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Women's City Club of New York

A BBB Accredited charity


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Women's City Club of New York
110 West 40th Street
Suite 1002
New York, NY 10018
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1915, New York
Stated Purpose:
" To improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers and to shape public policy to promote responsive government through education, issue analysis, advocacy, and civic participation. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Women's City Club of New York (WCC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The WCC is a member-driven civic organization that brings together over 650 women from diverse backgrounds. The WCC provides opportunities for members to be heard as voices of experience and to contribute their unique perspectives to the policy debates that affect them, their families, and their communities. They educate members and the general public about issues that concern their daily lives, advocate for policies that ensure equality and fairness and promote civic participation by offering members numerous ways to become involved in policy dialogues and debates.



Ms. Annette Choolfaian, President

Executive Director:
Jacqueline Ebanks

Chair of the Board:
Ms. Helen D. Reavis
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Attorney / Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP

Board Size:

Paid Staff Size:

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, and grant proposals.
Fund raising costs were 6.5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $235,270, 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 WCC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Contributions and Bequests


Special Events: Fundraising


Investment Return


Membership Dues


Special Events: Program Services


Miscellaneous Income


Net Income from Book Sales


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Education and Information


Internship Program


95th Anniversary Opening Program


Kempton Projects

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative 17% 
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Beginning net assets $840,160
Ending net assets 914,817
Total liabilities 44,093

Total assets



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