Better Business Bureau Report for
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2018

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter
Address: 26250 Euclid Ave Ste 115
  Euclid, OH 44132
Phone: 216-731-1017
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1972, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter strives to improve the quality of life of honorably discharged veterans who have spinal cord injury, dysfunction or illness including but not limited to multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) through advocacy, medical research, sports and recreation, education and communication.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter (PVABC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America, Buckeye Chapter uses its expertise to be the leading advocate for quality health care for our members who are comprised of honorably discharged veterans with spinal cord injury or disease, research and education relating to spinal cord injury or disease, extensive adaptive sports and recreation and benefits available to our members in order to enhance the quality of life for them as well as their families.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, PVABC's program expenses were:

Public Affairs 145,027
Membership and Benefits 124,111
Research 1,500
Total Program Expenses: $270,638
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Chief Executive : Sharon Moster, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Carl Harris, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 1

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, corporate appeals
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $276,315, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on PVABC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Paralyzed Veterans of America, VOA Grants 155,753
Individuals and Corporations 54,063
Special Events, net 24,442
Donated Occupancy 18,000
Bequest 12,947
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Other Grants 10,326
Other Revenue 1,438
Foundations 784
Investment Income 18
Total Income $277,771


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $277,771
Program expenses $270,638
Fund raising expenses 7,916
Administrative expenses 21,794
Total expenses $300,348
Expenses in Excess of Income (22,577)
Beginning net assets 1,494,395
Ending net assets 1,375,282
Total liabilities 3,533
Total assets $1,378,815

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