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

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2015

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, 2013, MAWW's program expenses were:

Wish Granting 441,776
Support 26,445
Total Program Expenses: $468,221
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Chief Executive : Morgan Legerski, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Heather Lloyd
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 15

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 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $795,901, 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, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 414,078
Special Events (net) 180,698
In-Kind Contributions 118,670
Grants 82,455
Investment Income 57,880
Other Income 2,100
Total Income $855,881


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $855,881
Program expenses $468,221
Fund raising expenses 40,488
Administrative expenses 67,108
Total expenses $575,817
Income in Excess of Expenses 280,064
Beginning net assets 1,801,889
Ending net assets 2,081,953
Total liabilities 91,399
Total assets $2,173,352

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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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