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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation
Formerly known as:
Cancer and Careers
286 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Year, State Incorporated:
1989, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation is dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. It strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation fills a vital need for the growing population of cancer survivors in the workplace. Last year, it continued successful programs, like the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals and the National Conference on Work and Cancer, while introducing innovative new programs like the Resume Review Service, How-To-Videos and Job Search Toolkit.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Kate Sweeney, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Heidi Manheimer
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Chief Executive Officer / Shiseido Cosmetics America
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.), grant proposals, internet.
Fund raising costs were 18.5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,550,896, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
This organization incurred joint costs of $71,250. Of those costs $64,125 was allocated to program expenses and $7,125 was allocated to fund raising expenses.

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 Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  



Special Events, net cost of $71,250


Net Investment Income


Contributed Goods & Services


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Cancer & Careers

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 72%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $4,607,725
Ending net assets 4,536,489
Total liabilities 156,700

Total assets



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