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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Formerly known as:
Senior Action in a Gay Environment
305 Seventh Avenue
15th Fl
New York, NY 10001
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1978, New York
Northeast Region, Midwest Region, South Region, West Region
Stated Purpose:
" To improve the overall quality of life of GLBT seniors, support and advocate for GLBT seniors' rights, foster a greater understanding of aging in all communities and promote positive images of GLBT life in later years. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE) is committed to providing high quality, life-enriching programs and services to older GLBT persons and advocating for the rights of GLBT elders in both the gay and straight communities. SAGE provides direct and supportive social services, social and recreational activities and community building programs throughout New York City. Social services include case management, benefits counseling, support groups, caregiver assistance and a visitation service for homebound seniors. The “SAGE at the Center” program offers educational programs, health and wellness workshops, and monthly recreational activities. In addition, SAGE provides technical assistance to support replication of their program nationally.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Michael Adams, Executive Director, CEO
Co-Chair of the Board :
Mr. David Canter
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Associate Director / Head of Ops Risk Americas & Europe at Macquarie Group
Co-Chair of the Board :
Ms. Rosalyn Richter
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Justice Rosalyn Richter,Appellate Division, First Department
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 Fundraising Events, Grant Proposals, E-Mail Appeal.
Fundraising costs were 26.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,694,636, 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 SAGE's Audited Financial Statement for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Government grants and contracts


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Donated equipment and software


Partnerships and membership dues


Program income and service fees


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Contract revenue related to prior years


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Direct Services


Public outreach

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $4,755,076
Ending net assets 6,024,266
Total liabilities 3,005,123

Total assets



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