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Organization DBA PAIR
Pair Project
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

The Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project is an award-winning, nationally recognized model of collaboration and legal excellence empowering the immigrant community in Massachusetts with access to justice, hope, and safety. PAIR serves low-income asylum-seekers from across the world, unaccompanied minors, and immigrants who are unjustly detained, guiding them through the first step on the journey to becoming productive citizens. PAIR was founded in 1989 to create a high-quality and reliable volunteer program so that indigent asylum-seekers and detained immigrants would have access to legal counsel without charge. PAIR accomplishes this mission through two programs, the Asylum Program and the Detention Center Initiative, with 8 staff members and a panel of over 900 volunteer attorneys that PAIR staff trains and closely mentors. Despite these hurdles, PAIR has achieved an astonishing success rate of winning 95% of its asylum cases. PAIR enjoys the respect, locally and nationally, of the non-profit and legal services community as well as law firms working with us on a volunteer. In FY15-16, received over $7 million worth of in-kind legal services from law firms partnering pro bono with PAIR, 14 times more than PAIR’s annual operating budget. Given the changing immigration policies, PAIR’s programs are needed more than ever.

Mission Statement

The Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project is an award-winning, nationally recognized model of collaboration and legal excellence empowering the immigrant community in Massachusetts with access to justice, hope, and safety. PAIR serves low-income asylum-seekers from across the world, unaccompanied minors, and immigrants who are unjustly detained, guiding them through the first step on the journey to becoming productive citizens. PAIR was founded in 1989 to create a high-quality and reliable volunteer program so that indigent asylum-seekers and detained immigrants would have access to legal counsel without charge. PAIR accomplishes this mission through two programs, the Asylum Program and the Detention Center Initiative, with 8 staff members and a panel of over 900 volunteer attorneys that PAIR staff trains and closely mentors. Despite these hurdles, PAIR has achieved an astonishing success rate of winning 95% of its asylum cases. PAIR enjoys the respect, locally and nationally, of the non-profit and legal services community as well as law firms working with us on a volunteer. In FY15-16, received over $7 million worth of in-kind legal services from law firms partnering pro bono with PAIR, 14 times more than PAIR’s annual operating budget. Given the changing immigration policies, PAIR’s programs are needed more than ever.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $614,011.00
Projected Expense $613,642.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Detention Center Initiative
  • Pro Bono Asylum Program

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project is an award-winning, nationally recognized model of collaboration and legal excellence empowering the immigrant community in Massachusetts with access to justice, hope, and safety. PAIR serves low-income asylum-seekers from across the world, unaccompanied minors, and immigrants who are unjustly detained, guiding them through the first step on the journey to becoming productive citizens. PAIR was founded in 1989 to create a high-quality and reliable volunteer program so that indigent asylum-seekers and detained immigrants would have access to legal counsel without charge. PAIR accomplishes this mission through two programs, the Asylum Program and the Detention Center Initiative, with 8 staff members and a panel of over 900 volunteer attorneys that PAIR staff trains and closely mentors. Despite these hurdles, PAIR has achieved an astonishing success rate of winning 95% of its asylum cases. PAIR enjoys the respect, locally and nationally, of the non-profit and legal services community as well as law firms working with us on a volunteer. In FY15-16, received over $7 million worth of in-kind legal services from law firms partnering pro bono with PAIR, 14 times more than PAIR’s annual operating budget. Given the changing immigration policies, PAIR’s programs are needed more than ever.

Background Statement

A model of collaboration since inception, PAIR was founded in 1989 after a group of community activists, legal services organizations, academics, immigration attorneys, and private lawyers came together to represent, free of charge, 83 asylum seekers from Central America who had been arrested in an immigration workplace raid in October 1988. One of the first PAIR clients, a man from Somalia, won asylum in 1992. He was represented by Susan Cohen, an immigration lawyer and partner at Mintz Levin and now the PAIR Board President. Thanks to Ms. Cohen’s dedication and the PAIR staff’s mentoring, Jamal went on to achieve great success: he graduated with an MBA from Harvard, became as a U.S. citizen, and then a Citibank executive. He eventually returned to a very changed Somaliland to run for President. Today, he is a member of the PAIR Board of Directors.

Over the years, PAIR has flourished, having assisted over 11,000 asylum-seekers and immigrant detainees, and recruiting and training over 2,500 pro bono attorneys from nearly all of Boston’s major law firms and a myriad of smaller firms. PAIR remains clear about its mission to serve indigent asylum seekers and immigration detainees and does so through two strong programs, the Pro Bono Asylum Program and the Detention Center Initiative. We have 8 staff members, support from stellar Fellows and interns, and a panel of over 900 active volunteer attorneys trained and closely mentored by PAIR. We do all of this on a tight annual operating budget.

PAIR enjoys the respect of the legal and non-profit communities and has won numerous local and national awards. Last year, PAIR clients received over $7 million worth of donated legal services from law firms partnering on a pro bono basis with PAIR. PAIR has achieved an unparalleled success rate, winning 95% of its asylum cases. We assist over 1,400 new clients a year. Each year, PAIR staff members train over 500 volunteer attorneys, recruit over 80 new volunteers, provide more than 30 legal education training sessions, and accept hundreds of detained and non-detained asylum seekers for representation. While PAIR serves large numbers of people in need, we turn away roughly 50% of the non-detained cases screened, solely due to lack of resources. We hope to keep growing to assist more clients in need.


Impact Statement

The immigrant community in Massachusetts is vibrant, full of courageous individuals who have fled persecution with the hope of a fresh start. But navigating the complexities of immigration law in their new home often requires assistance. For these individuals, legal representation can mean the difference between a safe new home and a return to dangerous persecution.
 

Since its inception, PAIR has provided direct legal services and consultations to over 11,000 clients and assists over 1,400 new clients a year. All of PAIR’s clients live below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level, and over 98% are people of color representing over 90 countries around the world.

There is tremendous need for PAIR’s work. Nearly half the people in Immigration Court are unrepresented when counsel really matters: asylum-seekers with counsel win asylum five times more often than those without and the consequences are dire. A study of the NY Immigration Court found that unrepresented detainees won relief in only 8% of their cases. Complexities of immigration law, fragile clients, life-or-death stakes and filing deadlines require us to respond immediately. PAIR achieves a high volume of clients served with a very high quality of service.

PAIR conducts asylum intakes, screenings and consultations for detained immigrants, and “Know Your Rights” presentations in detention centers and throughout the community. To support our clients, we recruit, train, and mentor a network of over 900 volunteer lawyers to place cases, free of charge to clients.

Pro Bono Asylum Program: PAIR serves asylum-seekers who have overcome unspeakable horrors to forge new lives in safety and freedom. Asylum-seekers are five times more likely to win their case if represented. PAIR’s asylum program has assisted thousands of immigrants to date and has an astonishing success rate of over 95%.

Detention Center Initiative: PAIR is the only nonprofit in Massachusetts with negotiated access to provide legal orientation to immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Detained immigrants are one of the most under-served populations, hidden from view and with no right to free counsel. Detained immigrants are twice as likely to win relief with representation, making access to counsel vital. PAIR serves over 700 detention clients per year.

Community Outreach: PAIR is committed to engagement and outreach to the immigrant community and Greater Boston residents. PAIR partners with fellow nonprofits, schools, healthcare providers, and more to bring its “Know Your Rights” presentations to the public. These presentations empower immigrants of varying circumstances to understand and use their constitutional rights. Since November 2016, PAIR has served over 10,000 community members through outreach.

There is tremendous need for PAIR’s work. Nearly half the people in Immigration Court are unrepresented when counsel really matters: asylum-seekers with counsel win asylum five times more often than those without and the consequences are dire. A study of the NY Immigration Court found that unrepresented detainees won relief in only 8% of their cases. Complexities of immigration law, fragile clients, life-or-death stakes and filing deadlines require us to respond immediately.

PAIR achieves a high volume of clients served with a very high quality of service. We have an unparalleled success rate, winning over 95% of our asylum cases and have won numerous awards for excellence. Last year, PAIR clients received over $7 million worth of in-kind legal services from law firms partnering with PAIR. Since its inception, PAIR has provided direct legal services and consultations to over 11,000 clients. We assist over 1,400 new clients a year, train over 500 volunteer attorneys a year, recruit over 100 new volunteers who take PAIR cases, provide more than 30 legal education training sessions, and intake hundreds of detained and non-detained asylum seekers. While PAIR serves large numbers of people in need, we turn away roughly 50% of the non-detained cases screened, solely due to lack of resources (staff, time, and travel).

In response to changing immigration policies and enforcement, within 2 weeks of the Executive Orders, PAIR’s Asylum Program waitlist increased by 50%; we were overwhelmed by phone calls from panicked immigrants-- including those with legal status-- asking for information and help. In response, PAIR created a community-focused “Know Your Rights” Initiative. This program provides clear information about immigrant rights and how to avoid immigration scams. To date, this initiative has reached over 10,000 immigrants across Massachusetts in venues from schools to hospitals to the airport and community centers.


Needs Statement

PAIR fills a state-wide need for a high-quality and reliable pro bono program serving indigent asylum-seekers and detained immigrants to ensure access to legal counsel. With changing immigration policies, demand for our services is high. This places pressure on the staff to recruit more volunteer attorneys who must be trained and mentored through complex immigration cases. PAIR conducts community “Know Your Rights” presentations to inform people of their legal rights and to help them avoid fraud. We hold the KYRs statewide in many venues and it has been incredibly successful, assisting over 10,000 people since November 2016. PAIR would like to maintain this program. The total expense for doing so is $70,000 for salary, benefits, and travel. With the increase of outreach, PAIR’s Asylum in-take waitlist has doubled. PAIR would like to hire another asylum attorney to take cases in-house to help reduce the waitlist and take pressure off volunteer attorney recruitment. The total costs for this position is $80,000, including salary, benefits, and travel. Finally, due to increased enforcement and detention of immigrants, PAIR needs to hire an additional staff attorney to handle removal defense cases, including bond and asylum relief, and to conduct increased legal orientation in detention.
 

With shifting immigration policies, demand for our services is high. This places pressure on the staff to recruit more volunteer attorneys who must be trained and mentored through complex immigration cases; most PAIR volunteer attorneys are NOT immigration attorneys. With announcements of changing immigration policies, PAIR was flooded with panicked calls from immigrants -even those with legal status- asking if they would soon be deported. We responded with a special “Know Your Rights” initiative to inform people of their basic legal rights and to help them avoid unscrupulous practitioners. We hold the KYRs statewide in many venues and it has been incredibly successful, assisting over 10,000 people so far! This was only possible due to a special grant to hire a community outreach coordinator and this grant will be depleted in December. PAIR would like to extend this wildly successful program and anticipate that the cost is $70,000.

Within 2 weeks of the Executive Orders announcements, PAIR’s Asylum in-take waitlist doubled. PAIR would like to hire another staff attorney to take cases in-house to help reduce the waitlist and take pressure off volunteer attorney recruitment. We anticipate that including benefits, the total needed for this position is $80,000.

 


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
City of Boston- Allston/ Brighton
City of Boston- Back Bay
City of Boston- Beacon Hill/ West End
City of Boston- Charlestown
City of Boston- Chinatown/ Leather District
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- South Dorchester
City of Boston- Downtown
City of Boston- East Boston
City of Boston- Fenway/ Kenmore
City of Boston- Hyde Park
City of Boston- Jamaica Plain
City of Boston- Mattapan
City of Boston- Mission Hill
City of Boston- North End
City of Boston- Roslindale
City of Boston- Roxbury
City of Boston- South Boston
City of Boston- South End/Bay Village
City of Boston- Harbor Islands
City of Boston- West Roxbury
BERKSHIRE REGION, MA
CAPE &ISLANDS REGION, MA
CENTRAL REGION, MA
METROWEST REGION, MA
NORTHEAST REGION, MA
PIONEER VALLEY REGION, MA
SOUTHEAST REGION, MA
STATEWIDE
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA

The PAIR Project’s programs exclusively serve low-income asylum-seekers who have fled from persecution, and low-income immigration detainees who are asylum-seekers, victims of torture and other immigrants detained during their immigration cases. PAIR clients come from over 90 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. More than 65% of PAIR clients live with Route 128, and all PAIR clients live below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Organization Categories

  1. Crime & Legal - Related - Legal Services
  2. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Civil Rights
  3. Human Services - Ethnic/Immigrant Services

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Yes

Programs

Detention Center Initiative

Through the Detention Center Initiative, PAIR staff and pro bono attorneys advise and represent over 1,000 non-citizens detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement whose immigration cases are pending in Massachusetts.  Many of these people are refugees who escaped persecution in their home countries. Others are immigrants who grew up in this country and now have U.S. citizen spouses and young children, and almost no connection to their country of birth.
Budget  $214,665.00
Category  Human Services
Population Served Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  PAIR has won release from detention and/or relief from deportation for over 100 clients who fear persecution if deported or permanent separation from spouses and children or other family members here in the U.S.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
“Abdel,” a Sudanese refugee, was imprisoned in immigration detention for nine months, as the government sought to deport him. Because Abdel is a member of an ethnic group in Sudan against which genocide is being committed, he feared torture if he were forced to return. With excellent pro bono representation and the expert mentoring of the PAIR Detention Attorney, Abdel faced faced two hearings in Immigration Court and ultimately won his case.
"Irma" fled Guatemala after over fifteen years of severe physical and emotional abuse from her common-law husband, who had connections to paramilitary groups. Guatemala’s government has been internationally criticized for its inability to protect women from violence, and Irma had nowhere to turn. In the U.S., she was arrested during a raid on janitors at a local courthouse, and applied for asylum before the Immigration Court. Although domestic violence asylum cases are unusual and difficult to win, with the help of the PAIR Detention Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow, Irma won asylum.
 

Pro Bono Asylum Program

PAIR has two programs: Pro Bono Asylum Program and Detention Center Initiative. Through its Pro Bono Asylum Program PAIR represents over 700 clients each year and has recruited, mentored and trained over 1,500 volunteer lawyers since its inception. In its Detention Center program, PAIR counsels over 1,000 immigration detainees each year.
Budget  $179,906.00
Category  Human Services
Population Served Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  PAIR provides hope and a new beginning for the hundreds of asylum seekers who have won asylum through our program and who have now been reunited with their spouses and children whom they had to leave behind, often in refugee camps, when they fled for their lives. In their pro bono work through PAIR, hundreds of private attorneys have found their most fulfilling legal work to be winning asylum and release from detention for their clients.
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Examples of Program Success 
“Marjan” feared persecution in Iran due to her conversion to Christianity and her rejection of Islamic norms. Because conversion is illegal in Iran, she likely faced harm, including torture, imprisonment and death, if she were to return. She won asylum in the U.S. due to the dedication of her pro bono attorney and the PAIR Asylum Attorney as expert mentor. 
 “Jose” fled Honduras because he was repeatedly harassed, beaten, and raped due to his sexual orientation and his courageous work as a gay rights activist. Despite the risk, he helped form an organization to document rights abuses within the gay community, such as police cruelty, mistreatment, and exploitation. As a result, Jose was arrested by a police officer who continued to extort, beat, and threaten him. With the excellent work of the PAIR Asylum Attorney and his pro bono attorney, he won asylum in the U.S. and continues to advocate for gay and lesbian rights.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Anita P. Sharma
CEO Term Start Sept 2002
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Anita P. Sharma, Esq., is the Executive Director of the PAIR Project. Anita received her LL.M in International Legal Studies from American University Law School, concentrating in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. She earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, graduating with distinction in the Intellectual Property and High Technology Law concentration. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature from Suffolk University, where she is currently an adjunct professor of English. Anita serves as co-chair of the Liaison Committee on Asylum for the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a steering committee member of the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Delivery of Legal Services Section. In 2016, Anita was honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for its Top Women of Law Award. From 2010-2012, she co-chaired the BBA’s Immigration Section, of which she is currently a steering committee member. She was selected for the 2008-09 BBA Public Interest Leadership Program, during which time she formed a project to increase pro bono interest in detention work. Anita received the Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts Award from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women in 2009, and the BBA’s John G. Brooks Public Service Award in 2006 for her outstanding representation of asylum-seekers and her mentorship to hundreds of pro bono attorneys who represent PAIR clients. Before coming to PAIR in 2002, Anita worked at WARLAW, a Delhi-based NGO that focuses on women’s rights in India. Anita is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Sarah B. Ignatius Jan 1993 Aug 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Amy Mercure Admin. Associate --
Ms. Elena Noureddine Esq. Detention Attorney Elena Noureddine, Esq., is a staff attorney at PAIR. Elena specializes in removal defense, criminal immigration, asylum, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Florida and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. In law school, Elena participated in Boston University’s Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, representing clients in USCIS interviews and before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. She focused on the representation of juveniles facing deportation who, because of their age, are often neglected for services and go unrepresented. Elena joined PAIR in 2014. She is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks Arabic and Italian.
Mr. Seth Purcell Esq. Asylum Attorney Seth Purcell, Esq., is a staff attorney at PAIR. Seth specializes in asylum matters and manages the Asylum Intake Initiative at PAIR. He is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. Seth has earned a Master’s Degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Tufts University. Prior to law school, Seth spent several years living and working overseas, mainly in West and East Africa. He began as a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Niger and has since worked on development projects in places such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Uganda, South Sudan, and Fiji. These international experiences led Seth to focus on immigration law during his time in law school. He has served as a legal intern and fellow at the PAIR Project, as a law clerk at Joyce & Associates, and as a Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy Fellow at Physicians for Human Rights in Boston. Seth is conversant in French.
Ms. Courtney Snegroff Paralegal/Community Outreach Coordinator --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Massachusetts Haitian Temporary Protected Status Consortium MIRA Coalition 2010
Development of pro bono program with AILA attorneys American Immigration Lawyers Association-New England Chapter 2009
Dr. Joseph H. Brenner Award or "invaluable work on behalf of asylum-seekers" Community Legal Services & Counseling Center 2009
Daniel Levy Award National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild 2007
Obunto Award for dedicated service to survivors of torture and asylum-seekers Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights 2006

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 7
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 900
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms Susan Cohen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo
Board Chair Term May 2017 - May 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Feruza Aripova Northeastern University Voting
Steven Barrett WilmerHale Voting
Michael Boudett Foley Hoag Voting
Susan Cohen Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo Voting
Daniel Esrick attorney Voting
Edith Fobid Hospice Worker Voting
Octavio Guerra Ramos Business Owner Voting
Richard Harper SEC Voting
Vivie Hengst Massachusetts Office of Refugees & Immigrants Voting
Kathy Henry Plymouth Rock Assurance Voting
Jamal Hussein Financial Services Voting
David McHaffey Barker, Epstein & Loscocco Voting
Benoit Nyonga Verizon Voting
Nancy Rego Sevich State Street Global Markets Voting
Jennifer Rikoski Ropes & Gray LLP Voting
Alan Jay Rom Rom Law Voting
Wendy Zazik Fidelity Investments Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 8
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 94%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Building
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Nominating
  • Operations
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Technology

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $526,874 $448,517 $397,921
Total Expenses $442,234 $398,744 $413,105

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions $343,701 $268,773 $239,520
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue -- $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $4,278 $329 $1,246
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $176,810 $177,565 $157,018
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $2,085 $1,850 $137

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $393,413 $358,145 $368,365
Administration Expense $48,821 $40,599 $44,740
Fundraising Expense -- $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.19 1.12 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 90% 89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $348,360 $268,984 $213,006
Current Assets $312,913 $247,056 $189,033
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $16,598 $16,618 $10,467
Total Net Assets $331,762 $252,366 $202,539

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 18.85 14.87 18.06

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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