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Catholic Charities Hawai'i

A BBB Accredited Charity since 08/06/2008.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Catholic Charities Hawai'i
Phone: (808) 524-4673
Fax: (808) 527-4849
Address: 1822 Keeaumoku St
Honolulu, HI 96822-3001
Report Creation Date: June 21, 2013
Report Expiration Date: June 21, 2014
Original Business Start Date: July 1947
Principal: Dr. Jerome E. Rauckhorst, President / Chief Executive Officer
Customer Contact: Dr. Jerome E. Rauckhorst, President / Chief Executive Officer - (808) 524-4673
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: July 1947, HI
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

MISSION: "Catholic Charities Hawaii, rooted in the gospel of Jesus, exists to carry out the social mission of the church by serving the people of Hawaii regardless of their faith or culture."

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

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Catholic Charities Hawai'i provides services through 38 programs that focus on those with the greatest need in the community, regardless of their faith. Catholic Charities Hawai'i is staffed by over 300 professional and administrative employees and provides services and resources statewide.

The programs and services of Catholic Charities Hawai'i address many social and behavioral community areas of need that people living in Hawai'i face every day which include: child abuse and neglect, homelessness, children's emotional and behavioral problems, unplanned pregnancy, adult violence and abuse, difficulties encountered by immigrants and refugees, difficulties adjusting to life's challenges, and sustaining independent living for seniors and persons with developmental disabilities. Services are provided to people of all faiths and cultures.

Total Program Expenses:$21,850,451


Chief Executive Officer:Jerome E. Rauckhorst
CEO Compensation:$127,973
Chair of the Board:Leslie H. Correa, Ed.D.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:VP, Hawaii Pacific University
Board Size:32
Paid Staff Size:213 Full Time. 80 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Direct Mail Appeals
Television/Radio Appeals
Grant Proposals
Fundraising Events
Print Advertisement
Vehicle Donations
Capital/Endowment Campaign

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.


According to Catholic Charities Hawai'i's Annual Report for the year ended August 31, 2011:

 Total Income:$24,139,896
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$21,850,451 93.60%90.52%
 Fund Raising:$290,258 1.24%1.20%
 Administrative:$826,181 3.54%3.42%
 Other:$378,071 1.62%1.57%
 Total Expenses:$23,344,961
Excess of Income over Expenses$794,935
Beginning Net Assets$27,243,981
Ending Net Assets:$31,451,942
Total Assets$48,234,086
Total Liabilities$16,782,144

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Notes and Comments

In 2008, Catholic Charities Hawaii changed their fiscal year from ending December 31 to ending August 31. The financial information summarized on this report covers the 20 month period of January 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009.

Hawaii's BBB has adopted two additional Standards of Charity Accountability:

* Each organization shall disclose the percentage of locally raised donations that remain in Hawaii.

* Each organization shall comply with Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 467B Solicitation of Funds from the Public.

Evaluation Conclusions: The organization meets both of the BBB of Hawaii Standards.

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Report as of April 23, 2014 11:00
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