Charity ReviewIssued: December 2015 Expires: December 2017
Helen Keller Services
Standards for Charity Accountability
Helen Keller Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Helen Keller Services enables individuals who are blind, visually-impaired, deaf-blind and/or have combined hearing-vision loss to live, work and thrive in their community of choice.
Incorporated: 1893 in NY
Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) has many programs serving the visually impaired community in New York City. HKSB runs the Children’s Learning Center, which specializes in serving children from birth to 5 years of age who are blind or have vision loss and may have other disabilities; and resources for their parents. This program includes an early intervention program and a preschool. Services for Students is also one of HKSB's programs. Services for Students includes pre-vocational training and Camp Helen Keller, a free summer day camp for children 5 to 15 years of age. The Rehabilitation Services program offers training in safe travel and daily living skills, including social services. The Employment Services program is a full spectrum of employment services for adults, including vocational assessment, academic remediation and vocational training; assessment and training in the use of adaptive software for computers; work-experience internships and job placement. The Low Vision Service program is staffed by doctors who teach clients how to maximize residual vision with lenses, magnifiers and electronic visual aids.
Board Chair: Mr. Christopher D. Maher, President and CEO Business Affiliation: Ocean First Bank
CEO: Mr. Joseph F. Bruno, Former Commissioner Business Affiliation: NYC OEM
CEO: Ms. Kathy Spahn Compensation:* $230,000
Board Size: 16
Staff: 278* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 30.56%
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 Helen Keller Services Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
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