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A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.


A BBB Accredited Charity since 10/03/1989.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.
Phone: (937) 223-9474
Fax: (937) 641-4266
Address: 436 Valley St
Dayton, OH 45404
Website: www.aspecialwish.org
Report Expiration Date: August 1, 2018
Original Business Start Date: January 1983
Principal: Mr. Dave Seyer, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr. Dave Seyer, Executive Director
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1982, OH
Employees: 2 Full Time. 1 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. - Dayton Chapter

Stated Purpose

According to A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. - Dayton Chapter, its mission is "to grant the Special Wish of a child or adolescent, birth through 20 years, who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a life-threatening disorder."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. - Dayton Chapter's activities include granting wishes to children ages birth to 20 years, who have been diagnosed as having a life threatening illness. The organization also offers emotional support to the immediate family. The Dayton Chapter grants wishes for children in Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Shelby and Mercer counties.

For the year ended December 31, 2014, A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Wish grant expenses:$545,340
 
Total Program Expenses:$545,340

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Dave Seyer, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:Chris Bennington
Board Size:14
Paid Staff Size:2 Full Time. 1 Part Time.

Fund Raising

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. - Dayton Chapter raises funds through direct mail, contributions from the public, foundations, memorials, corporations and civic groups. According to the organization, it does not hold fund raising events. Organization's and businesses receive approval to hold events on its behalf.

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014 totaled 4.9% of related contributions.


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.


Financial

According to A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014:

Income
 Contributions$209,999
 Events income$151,758
 In-Kind donations$183,061
 Grants and trusts$80,568
 Other$20,087
 Total Income:$645,473
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$545,340 83.48%84.49%
 Fund Raising:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Administrative:$107,952 16.52%16.72%
 Total Expenses:$653,292
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-7,819
Ending Net Assets:$1,537,776

Notes and Comments

The BBB's Charitable Advisory Service reports on local charities and determines if they meet the voluntary BBB Standards for Charity Accountability addressing governance and oversight, measuring effectiveness, finances, fund raising and informational materials.


Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (937) 641-4263
Tel: (866) 414-9474


Report as of May 22, 2016 10:13
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