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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

A BBB Accredited charity


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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Formerly known as:
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, District of Columbia
Stated Purpose:
"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential."

Evaluation Conclusions

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Center Wellness (Counseling, Advocacy, Recovery and Education) is the Center’s adult mental health and wellness program. Since 1983, the Center has been at the forefront of creating awareness for HIV and AIDS, as well as providing counseling, education, prevention and bereavement services. Center Wellness services have been innovators in making available ground-breaking alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment services that are tailored to LGBT people; helping people of transgender experience find support, information and community; and helping individuals deal with their anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. Youth Enrichment Services (YES) focuses on ending isolation experienced by many LGBT youths. YES offers professional development training for youth workers, child welfare workers, teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators. YES also has a leadership training and networking project for students working to end homophobia in their schools. Center Recovery is a licensed, medically supervised intensive outpatient substance abuse and dependence treatment program that uses an abstinence model and incorporates a range of holistic services. Since opening, Center Recovery has offered more than 6,100 units of service, screened more than 500 people for services and referrals and admitted more than 210 clients into the program with a linkage to health care. The Cultural Programs Department spans a wide array of expression from dance to theater to fiction readings to operatic performance and much more. As the Center partners with cultural organizations around the City, we are expanding the reach of our artistic offerings to reach broader and more diverse audiences and engages an extensive variety of artists, authors, speakers and activists to create a safe space for culture and the arts to be well-represented at the Center and among the larger LGBT community.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Glennda Testone, President
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Timothy Y. Chow
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
General Counsel
Co-Chair of the Board :
Mr. James Anderson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Co-Chair of the Board :
Mr. H. Gwen Marcus, Esq.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
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, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 20.8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,855,804, 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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  

Governemnt grants




Special events revenue


Legacies and bequests


Medicaid revenue


Space usage fees


Program revenue


In-kind contributions


Other revenue


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 70%  Fund Raising: 20%  Administrative 10% 
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Beginning net assets $13,004,143
Ending net assets 16,333,746
Total liabilities 4,229,139

Total assets



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