Better Business Bureau Report for
Make-A-Wish Utah

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2017


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Make-A-Wish Utah
Address: 771 E Winchester St
  Murray, UT 84111
Phone: 801-262-9474
Web Address: www.utah.wish.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to grant wishes for Utah 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 Utah (MAWUT) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

MAWFU grants the personal wishes of Utah children between 2.5 and 17 years of age who have a life-threatening medical condition that is malignant, degenerative or progressive as determined by the child's physician. MAWFU also provides ongoing family respite and fun for client family members at various events throughout the year.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014, MAWUT's program expenses were:

  
Wish Granting 2,180,712
Total Program Expenses: $2,180,712
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Jared Perry, President & CEO
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Skip Wilson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Utah Regional President, HeritageWest Credit Union & SouthWest Community Credit Union

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 9

*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, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,417,955, 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 MAWUT's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 1,632,630
Grants 481,408
Special events (net) 303,917
Investment income 16,931
Other Income 1,423
Total Income $2,436,309


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $2,436,309
Program expenses $2,180,712
Fund raising expenses 279,991
Administrative expenses 192,175
Total expenses $2,652,878
Expenses in Excess of Income (216,569)
Beginning net assets 2,439,106
Ending net assets 2,222,537
Total liabilities 823,323
Total assets $3,045,860


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BBB Membership

              

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

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