Charity ReviewIssued: April 2016 Expires: April 2018
Girl Scouts Of Greater New York
Standards for Charity Accountability
Girl Scouts Of Greater New York meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make their communities and the world a better place. The Girl Scouts of Greater New York offers the Girl Scout program to all girls in the five boroughs of New York City.
Incorporated: 1940 in NY
As the largest and oldest girl-serving organization in New York City, The Girl Scouts of Greater New York provides nearly 28,000 girls annually with the skills, competencies and relationships they need to navigate successfully the voyage from childhood to adolescence and on to adulthood. Our Council is one of 112 local councils, located throughout the fifty states, that constitute the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., a national organization that, today, reaches over 3.2 million Girl Scouts—2.3 million girl members ages 5 to 17; 16,000 Girl Scouts overseas; and 890,000 adult members. Moreover, through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries. When a girl joins the Girl Scouts, she joins the ranks of the premier leadership development organization for girls in the world.
Board Chair: Ms. Rose M Littlejohn, Managing Director, Business Services and LETS Business Affiliation: PricewaterhouseCoopers
CEO: Ms. Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO Compensation:* $214,475
Board Size: 35
Staff: 39* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 9.47%
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.
The following information is based on Girl Scouts Of Greater New York Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
This organization has requested that their following statement, including information from Note 12 in their 2015 audited financial statements, be included as part of this financial summary:
"Girl Scouts of Greater New York implemented a measure of operations in 2015, which established parameters to correlate operating results with audited financial statements. 2015 results include a significant increase in spending on girl members, and investment in a leadership center, relocation of the administrative office, and improvements to camp facilities. The organization’s operating results generated a surplus of $504,171 and $357,523 in fiscal years 2015 and 2014 respectively.
The measure of operations includes an unrestricted operating revenues and expenses, as well as distributions from reserve funds as appropriated by the organization’s Finance Committee of the Board. The measure of operations excludes net income and gains or losses on the organization’s investments, changes in fair value of the annuities, depreciation and amortization, interest and related expenses, and contributions to temporarily and permanently restricted funds."
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