Better Business Bureau Report for
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2019

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.
Address: 8948 Watertown Plank Road
  Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: 414-475-5333
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin keeps families together while their children are receiving medical treatment at local hospitals.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. provides families with a place to stay as long as needed without any financial obligation. We strive to provide the families we serve with the highest level of service while keeping operating costs as low as possible. Our programs are focused on strengthening families during difficult times. We offer therapeutic programming, a comprehensive meal program, comfortable community living spaces and much more.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.'s program expenses were:

House Operations 1,660,220
Grants & Scholarships 66,061
Total Program Expenses: $1,726,281
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Chief Executive : Anne Petrie, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Gary Zimmerman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 21

Paid Staff Size: 25

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, Social Media
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,746,935, 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 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Fundraising Events 2,186,555
Contributions 1,046,739
Lodging Donations and other 124,185
Cost of direct benefits to donors -486,359
Total Income $2,871,120


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 11%  Other Expenses: 6%

Total income $2,871,120
Program expenses $1,726,281
Fund raising expenses 155,765
Administrative expenses 256,922
Other Expenses 124,738
Total expenses $2,263,706
Income in Excess of Expenses 607,414
Beginning net assets 23,459,443
Other Changes in Net Assets (46,010)
Ending net assets 24,020,847
Total liabilities 207,736
Total assets $24,228,583

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