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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley
832 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Year, State Incorporated:
1986, New York
69 chapters
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 the Hudson Valley meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


"The Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley grants the wishes of children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 with a life-threatening medical condition to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Hudson Valley Chapter serves 8 New York counties: Delaware, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester."


Chief Executive Officer:
Thomas J. Conklin, President & CEO
Chair of the Board:
Thomas Sullivan
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Smith, Seaman& Quackenbush, Inc., Funeral Homes
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, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 16.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,927,461, 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 Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  



Special events


Investment income, net




Other income


Less direct benefit costs to donors (for special events)


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Wish granting

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses
Other Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative 10%  Other Expenses: %
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Beginning net assets $1,171,007
Ending net assets 961,130
Total liabilities 244,512

Total assets



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