BBB Charity Review


FAILURE TO DISCLOSE
This Charity did not provide requested information. As a result, we cannot determine if it meets Standards.
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Name: Bethany Christian Services
Phone: (616) 224-7610
Address: 901 Eastern Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1201
Website: www.bethany.org
Report Issued Date: December 30, 2013
Report Expiration Date: February 20, 2016
Original Business Start Date: January 1945
Principal: Mr. William Blacquiere, CEO
Customer Contact: Mr. William Blacquiere, CEO - (616) 224-7610
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: March 1945, MI
Employees: 782 full time and 524 part time
Type of Business: Charity - Local

BBB Comments

This charitable organization either has not responded to written BBB requests for information or has declined to be evaluated in relation to BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Charity participation in BBB review is voluntary. However, without the requested information, it is not possible to determine whether this charity adheres to all of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. The BBB encourages charities to disclose accountability information beyond that typically included in financial statements and government filings, in order to demonstrate transparency and strengthen public trust in the charitable sector.

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Governance

Chief Executive Officer:William Blacquiere, President/CEO
CEO Compensation:$176,849
Chair of the Board:Harvey Koning
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Attorney
Board Size:18
Paid Staff Size:782 full time and 524 part time

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.


Report as of May 26, 2015 10:31
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