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Parkinson's Unity Walk

Raising awareness and funds for research

one star

63.72

4454 Route 27 Floor 2
Kingston, NJ 08528
tel: (866) 789-9255   Web Site
EIN: 13-3842415

Board Leadership
Martin Tuchman
Chairman

CEO
Carol Walton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 63.72 one star
  Financial 50.64 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Parkinson's Unity Walk (PUW), a grassroots organization, began in 1994 through the dedicated efforts of patients, families, support groups, and friends who were affected by Parkinson's disease. Their main goal was to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Parkinson's. Over the last eighteen years, the Unity Walk has grown from 200 participants in the first event to over to 10,000 participants in the 2012 Walk. The funds raised for the Walk have also dramatically increased with each passing year. In 1994, the Unity Walk raised $16,000 in research funds, and in 2012 over $1,800,000 was raised for Parkinson's research. Over $12,000,000 has been raised since the Walk's inception.

The Parkinson's Unity Walk (PUW), a grassroots organization, began in 1994 through the dedicated efforts of patients, families, support groups, and friends who were affected by Parkinson's disease. Their main goal was to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Parkinson's. Over the last eighteen years, the Unity Walk has grown from 200 participants in the first event to over to 10,000 participants in the 2012 Walk. The funds raised for the Walk have also dramatically increased with each passing year. In 1994, the Unity Walk raised $16,000 in research funds, and in 2012 over $1,800,000 was raised for Parkinson's research. Over $12,000,000 has been raised since the Walk's inception.

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Financial

zero star

50.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
61.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Parkinson's Unity Walk on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Parkinson's Unity Walk on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Parkinson's Unity Walk (NJ) 63.72 one star
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,797,215
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,797,215
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,797,215
   Other Revenue $5,757
TOTAL REVENUE $2,802,972
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,661,797
   Administrative Expenses $307,151
   Fundraising Expenses $772,725
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,741,673
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $61,299
   
Net Assets $565,245

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Annual Parkinson's Unity Walk $1,661,797 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 63.72 one star
2017-12 12/21/2018 65.64 one star
2016-12 03/01/2018 63.84 one star
2015-12 02/01/2017 64.05 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 67.71 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 74.07 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 75.88 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 77.54 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 70.86 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3842415
Name in IRS Master File PARKINSONS UNITY WALK INC
NTEE Code T12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Carol Walton Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Parkinson's Unity Walk (NJ) 63.72 one star
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (NY) 95.50 four stars
LUNGevity Foundation (IL) 90.96 four stars
It's The Journey, Inc. (GA) 93.73 four stars
Monell Chemical Senses Center (PA) 86.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Parkinson's Unity Walk
4454 Route 27
Floor 2
Kingston, NJ 08528
tel: (866) 789-9255
fax: (609) 688-0875
EIN: 13-3842415

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 275
Kingston, NJ 08528

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Board Leadership

Martin Tuchman
Chairman

CEO

Carol Walton
Executive Director

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