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The Committee for Missing Children
934 Stone Mill Run
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
tel: (800) 525-8204
fax: (678) 376-6268
EIN: 58-2215576

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Board Leadership

Bill Waterman
President of the Board


David C. Thelen
Chief Executive Officer

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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Committee for Missing Children

Locating missing children

(out of 100)
Overall 29.11 0 stars
  Financial 0.00 0 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 4 stars
This rating was published 11/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 85.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.85
  Primary Revenue Growth -8.8%
  Program Expenses Growth -6.0%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Committee for Missing Children on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 08/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,606,630
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,606,630
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,606,630
   Other Revenue $2,084
TOTAL REVENUE $1,608,714
   Program Expenses $202,067
   Administrative Expenses $23,971
   Fundraising Expenses $1,373,531
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,145
Net Assets $-78,166


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 08/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,593 4.66% David Thelen Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$41,208 2.57% Karen Thelen Secretary


Since 1991, The Committee for Missing Children (CMC) and its photo partners have distributed over two billion images of missing children in elementary schools throughout the USA. Millions of images of approximately 1,500 children have bombarded our nations' elementary schools and, through this method, we have assisted in the recovery of over 1,200 missing children. We are a parent advocacy group and we serve as an information clearinghouse. Our web site is created as a resource for parents of missing children as well as lawyers, other non-profits and non-governmental agencies, and the agencies that must deal with child abduction. Our belief is that the parents of missing and abducted children have a right to be involved in the search for their own children.

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