Better Business Bureau Report for
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter
Address: 26250 Euclid Ave Ste 115
  Euclid, OH 44132
Phone: 216-731-1017
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1972, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter strives to improve the quality of life of honorably discharged veterans who have spinal cord injury, dysfunction or illness including but not limited to multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) through advocacy, medical research, sports and recreation, education and communication.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter (PVABC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter uses its expertise to be the leading advocate for quality health care for our members who are comprised of honorably discharged veterans with spinal cord injury or disease, research and education relating to spinal cord injury or disease, extensive adaptive sports and recreation and benefits available to our members in order to enhance the quality of life for them as well as their families.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, PVABC's program expenses were:

Public Affairs 141,201
Membership and Benefits 88,112
Research 632
Total Program Expenses: $229,945
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Chief Executive : Sharon Moster, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Carl Harris, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 1

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


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, corporate appeals
Fund raising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $52,808, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on PVABC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Paralyzed Veterans of America 177,768
Investment Income 80,218
Bequest 75,000
Individuals and Corporations 41,488
Donated Occupancy 18,000
Foundations 8,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America, other grants 7,739
Special Events, net 3,320
Other revenue 508
Total Income $412,041


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

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

Total income $412,041
Program expenses $229,945
Fund raising expenses 8,769
Administrative expenses 32,820
Total expenses $271,534
Income in Excess of Expenses 140,507
Beginning net assets 1,201,228
Ending net assets 1,341,735
Total liabilities 11,081
Total assets $1,352,816

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