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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Center for Employment Opportunities

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
Center for Employment Opportunities
50 Broadway, Suite 1604
New York, NY 10004
Year, State Incorporated:
1995, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Our highly structured and tightly supervised programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for a successful transition to a stable, productive life. CEO’s program model provides a road map for participants to find full-time employment and remain crime fee. CEO achieves these goals by providing life skills education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement and post-placement services. CEO believes that by addressing the employment needs of persons with criminal convictions, they will be less likely to become re-incarcerated and more likely to build a foundation for a stable, productive life for themselves and their families.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Sam Schaeffer, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Mr. David Moskovitz
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Accenture Federal Services, CEO
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

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

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 2.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $16,131,074, 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 CEO's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  

Program service contract: New York State


Net assets released from restrictions


Other state, city and private contract


Program service contract: New York City




Interest and other income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative 16% 
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Beginning net assets $3,473,190
Ending net assets 3,502,456
Total liabilities 4,137,977

Total assets



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