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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Gilda's Club New York City

A BBB Accredited charity


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Gilda's Club New York City
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Year, State Incorporated:
1995, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Our mission is to support, educate and empower cancer patients and their families. GCNY's innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing support and networking groups, educational lectures and workshops, and social activities, all free of charge. A cancer diagnosis can be an extremely isolating experience which triggers many emotions including fear, anger, depression and an overwhelming sense of helplessness. At Gilda's Club NYC, we believe no one should face cancer alone. We provide our program at our Clubhouse in the West Village of Manhattan and at medical centers throughout New York City. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Gilda's Club New York City (GCNYC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Our program consists of support groups, networking groups, educational lectures, workshops, and Noogieland and Teens Connect for children and teens. Support groups provide an ongoing shared exploration of emotional and social issues related to living with cancer. Networking groups are more issue-specific and/or cancer-specific and offer participants a chance to hear an expert lecture on a topic of concern followed by a discussion. All support and networking groups are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional. The wide variety of educational lectures and workshops we provide give participants an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that help guide them through their cancer experience. GCNYC’s Noogieland program for children (ages 4-12 years) affected by cancer is a warm, supportive play environment that fills important psychosocial needs and helps allay children’s fears. Teens Connect (ages 12-18) provides an opportunity for teens whose lives are touched by cancer to connect with other teens, and build support while engaging in fun activities. Camp Sparkle is a special day camp for when school is not in session for kids (4-12 years old) who are touched by cancer to make friends, have fun, and be with other kids who have similar experiences living with cancer in their family.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Lily Safani, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Robert J. Easton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Bionest Partners
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, grant proposals and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 11.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,957,151, 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 GCNYC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Special events income, net




Government grant


Donated materials


Other income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Expense

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative 7% 
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Beginning net assets $1,360,144
Ending net assets 1,537,274
Total liabilities 2,670,735

Total assets



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