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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
09/2014
Name:
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY, Inc.
Address:
1 Comac Loop
Suite 1A1
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone:
631-585-9474
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY, Inc. grants the wishes of children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. The process of granting a wish starts with an initial referral by the child's parents, legal guardian, or health care provider. The child's medical eligibility is confirmed with the child's physician. Once the wish is approved and the paperwork completed, trained staff and volunteers work together to make the wish of the child come true. Wishes granted in the past have included visits to Walt Disney World and other destinations, meeting a favorite celebrity, having a shopping spree or helping kids experience what they want to be, such as the voice of a cartoon character or a model for a day. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, NY, Inc. is one of 65 chapters in the United States and 33 International Affiliates of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America - the largest wish granting organization in the world.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Karine Hollander, President & CEO
Compensation*:
$158,075
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Christopher Wright, Managing Director
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Protiviti, Inc.
Board Size:
16
Paid Staff Size:
7



*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, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing (i.e. affinity credit cards, consumer product sales, etc. that indicate purchases will benefit your organization)
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,388,679, 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 Make-A-Wish Foundation's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Contributions

$667,443

Special events (Less direct benefit cost to donor of $138,870)

536,120

Investment income, net

284,359

In-kind contributions

168,116

Grants

17,000

Total Income

$1,673,038

Program Expenses  

Wish granting

$1,398,645

Program-related support

100,313

Public information

11,872

Training and Development

7,103
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

1,517,933
153,408
124,288

$1,794,692

$(121,654)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative 7% 
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Beginning net assets $3,590,393
Ending net assets 3,468,739
Total liabilities 377,415

Total assets

$3,846,154






 

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