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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:
1999, New York
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.


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.


Chief Executive Officer:
Lily Safani, CEO
Chair of the Board:
Robert J. Easton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Scisive Consulting LP
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.), 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.


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




Contributions in-kind


Government grant




Special events direct expenses


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




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



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