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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Center for Hearing and Communication

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Center for Hearing and Communication
Formerly known as:
League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway
6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1912, New York
Center for Hearing and Communication Florida Office
Stated Purpose:
" Improves the quality of life for infants, children, and adults experiencing all degrees of hearing loss. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Center for Hearing and Communication meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Center for Hearing and Communication accomplishes its mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by striving to empower consumers to achieve their potential.


Chief Executive Officer:
Laurie Hanin, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Jeffrey M. Cohen
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Advisen Ltd
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, invitation to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,743,897, 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 CHC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  

Foundation and Corporate Grants


Government Grants and Contracts


Patient Service Revenue


Hearing Aid Sales


Special Events Income, Net of Direct Donor Benefit


Contributions - Operational


Other Income


Interest Income


Net Realized and Unrealized Losses on Investments


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: 76%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative 18% 
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Beginning net assets $4,907,646
Ending net assets 4,726,585
Total liabilities 1,068,760

Total assets



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