Better Business Bureau Report for
Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2014


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc.
Address: 100 East 8th Street, Suite 202
  Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (888) 818-7662
(513) 721-5683
Web Address: www.pomc.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1981, Ohio
Affiliates: 62 chapters across the United States

Stated Purpose: To make a difference through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness. To provide support and assistance to survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Parents Of Murdered Children (POMC) is dedicated to providing support and advocacy to those who have experienced the murder of a loved one. POMC's concentration is on the aftermath and prevention of murder. The national headquarters of POMC coordinates special programs and services nationwide to assist survivors of homicide victims as well as professionals who work with or come in contact with survivors across the United States. POMC chapters in other states implement these programs and services. POMC national headquarters averages 1,068 murder-related interactions such as phone calls, emails, or personal meetings with affected family members each week. After the initial contact, survivors are referred to the POMC Chapter closest to them. Specific programs include: Parole Block Program (PBP) - works to keep convicted murderers behind bars for their minimum sentence by circulating petitons protesting the early release or parole of convicted murderers (according to the organization, to date POMC has kept 1,325 murderers from being released from prison). The Murder Wall...Honoring Their Memories - the Murder Wall travels throughout the country paying tribute to the memory of murder victims and is a reminder of our need to stop the violence. Murder Response Team - POMC representatives are available, upon request, to provide assistance to a community when violent death(s) occur. Second Opinion Services - solves and provides answers to questions to familes of those whose loved one's cases are unsolved or complicated.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, Parents of Murdered Children's program expenses were:

  
Program Services 543,684
Total Program Expenses: $543,684
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Mr. Dan Levey , Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$59,000

Chair of the Board: Mr. Howard Clerk
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Associate, Suffolk County District Attorney James Catterson

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 7

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

grant proposals, Internet
Fundraising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $388,820, are donations received as a result of fundraising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This charity 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.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on Parents of Murdered Children's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Grants and Contributions 388,820
Program Revenue 74,981
Affiliate Dues 33,839
Interest 1,858
Other Income 1,462
Unrealized Loss on Investments -110
Total Income $500,850


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $500,850
Program expenses $543,684
Fund raising expenses 18,752
Administrative expenses 75,362
Total expenses $637,798
Expenses in Excess of Income (136,948)
Beginning net assets 741,501
Ending net assets 604,553
Total liabilities 1,255
Total assets $605,808


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