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

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
11/2014
Name:
Gilda's Club New York City
Address:
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone:
212-647-9700
Year, State Incorporated:
1999, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Gilda's Club New York City creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer - men, women, teens, children - along with their families and friends. Our innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, educational lectures and social activities, all free of charge. We provide our program in beautiful, non-residential homelike settings: our clubhouse is a four-story brownstone on W. Houston Street in Manhattan, and we have three satellite locations in Brooklyn, one in the Bronx and two in Manhattan as part of our community satellite program. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

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




Programs
 

              
Gilda's Club New York City (GCNYC) offers a comprehensive program for cancer support for the entire family which includes Support and Networking Groups; Workshops and Educational Lectures; and Social Activities, supplemented by Family Focus and Team Convene, Noogieland and Camp Sparkle for children, Teen Connect for high schoolers. Support groups provide an ongoing shared exploration of emotional and social issues related to living with cancer. Networking groups are more issue-specific and offer participants a chance to hear an expert lecture on a topic of concern followed by a discussion facilitated by a LCSW. Workshops and Educational Lectures give members an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills which can help guide them through their cancer experience. Social events like an annual Remembrance Gathering and Holiday Party bring members and staff together and further their sense of community. Noogieland, Camp Sparkle and Teen Connect provide children who are living with someone with cancer or who have lost someone to cancer with their own special community where they can easily talk about the impact of cancer in their lives with other kids who are going through the same experience. Our Support and Networking Groups are supplemented with Family Focus and Team Convene, which are designed to strengthen support and enhance communication among family and friends.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Lily Safani, CEO
Compensation*:
$217,000
Chair of the Board:
Robert J. Easton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Scisive Consulting LP
Board Size:
17
Paid Staff Size:
13



*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.), television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing promotions
Fund raising costs were 27.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,723,527, 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.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on GCNYC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Special events income

$1,292,699

Contributions

522,122

Contributions in-kind

65,493

Government grant

47,000

Miscellaneous

1,593

Special events direct expenses

(203,787)

Total Income

$1,725,120

Program Expenses  

Program services

$1,313,577
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

1,313,577
477,870
187,549

$1,978,996

$(253,876)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 24%  Administrative 10% 
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Beginning net assets $1,272,993
Ending net assets 1,222,904
Total liabilities 2,813,091

Total assets

$4,035,995






 

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