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


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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: www.wyoming.wish.org
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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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Programs

              

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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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Morgan Legerski, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Compensation*: 

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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Financial

              

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


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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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