Better Business Bureau Report for
Make-a-Wish Foundation of Wyoming

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Make-a-Wish Foundation of Wyoming
Address: 201 East 2nd St, Suite 27
  Casper , WY 82601
Phone: 307 234-9474
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Wyoming
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Make-a-Wish Foundation of Wyoming (MAWW) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Wish Granting

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, MAWW's program expenses were:

Wish Granting 488,669
Support 12,580
Total Program Expenses: $501,249
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Chief Executive : Morgan Legerski, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Tassma Powers
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney, Schwartz, Bon, Walker & Studer, LLC

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 4

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $776,443, 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 MAWW's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 395,438
Special Events (net) 219,558
In-Kind Contributions 95,625
Investment Income 82,210
Grants 65,822
Other Income 4,662
Total Income $863,315


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $863,315
Program expenses $501,249
Fund raising expenses 55,037
Administrative expenses 61,674
Total expenses $617,960
Income in Excess of Expenses 245,355
Beginning net assets 1,556,534
Ending net assets 1,801,889
Total liabilities 162,728
Total assets $1,964,617

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BBB Membership


This charity is a member of this Better Business Bureau. Only charities that meet BBB charity standards are eligible for BBB membership.

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