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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Serves the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. Provides an effective model for others. "

Evaluation Conclusions

DOROT meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


For more than three decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. Building upon this success, they initiated a strategic planning process with the overriding goal of strengthening our ability to carry out DOROT's core mission. The strategic plan, adopted by DOROT’s Board of Directors in March 2011, is guided by the Mission Statement highlighting DOROT’s belief that reducing social isolation, along with providing concrete services, has a powerful effect on improving the lives and health of older adults. In revising the Mission Statement, there is more prominence given to the intent that underlies all we do, and emphasize the real impact DOROT's programs have on enabling seniors to live with dignity, independence and improved health in the community.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Mark L. Meridy, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Nancy Rankin, President of the Board
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Community Service Society of New York
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, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $7,214,886, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
This Organization incurred joint costs of $315,390. Of those costs $147,390 was allocated to program expenses, $157,737 was allocated to fund raising expenses, $10,263 was allocated to fund administrative 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 DOROT's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Private gifts and grant


Bequests and legacies


Investment revenue, net


UJA/Foundation of Jewish Philantropies of New York, Inc.


Government grants


Donated goods and services




Total Income


Program Expenses  

Concrete services


Community services


Socialization services


Educational 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: 83%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $16,436,226
Ending net assets 17,417,352
Total liabilities 571,199

Total assets



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