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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Junior Achievement of New York

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Junior Achievement of New York
420 Lexington Avenue,
Suite 205
New York, NY 10170
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1929, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Junior Achievement of New York’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Junior Achievement of New York meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) is a non-profit organization that connects volunteers with students in grades K—12. Through in-class activities, after-school programs, and workplace experiences, students acquire the confidence they need to succeed in their future careers and in life. JA New York’s volunteer teaching programs encourage volunteers to serve as role models as they use their skills and life experiences as professionals to teach young people career and life skills. Volunteers are placed in New York City and Long Island classrooms to teach students about their role in society and how to successfully navigate their futures, beginning with the most basic understanding of themselves and their communities. In addition, JA New York sponsors a complete spectrum of educational experiences outside the classroom, like job shadowing, after-school programs, interactive games, and a variety of annual events.


Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Joseph A. Peri, President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Richard J. Poccia
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
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 22.9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,461,939, 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 Junior Achievement of New York's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Special events income




In-kind contributions


Interest and other income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Education Programs

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 23%  Administrative 11% 
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Beginning net assets $1,584,533
Ending net assets 1,591,022
Total liabilities 465,615

Total assets



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