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Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 555-9140
fax: (202) 416-7640
TTY: (800) 795-4327
EIN: 13-1946868

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Board Leadership

Albert Kovach Jr.


Sherman Gillums, Jr.
Acting Executive Director

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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Maximizing the quality of life for veterans and all people with spinal cord injury or disease

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 29.06 0 stars
  Financial 0.00 0 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 62.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.63
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Paralyzed Veterans of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2015)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $103,266,603
   Federated Campaigns $60,095
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,273,356
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $356,801
Total Contributions $104,956,855
   Program Service Revenue $704,818
Total Primary Revenue $105,661,673
   Other Revenue $4,762,203
TOTAL REVENUE $110,423,876
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $35,685,975
   Administrative Expenses $5,406,600
   Fundraising Expenses $67,687,211
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,644,090
Net Assets $55,709,446

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,599 0.15% Homer Townsend Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$214,430 0.19% John Ring Chief Financial Officer
$181,206 0.16% Leonard Selfon General Counsel
$173,497 0.15% Lana McKenzie Director of Health
$170,976 0.15% Sherman Gillums Deputy Executive Director


Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or spinal cord dysfunction (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members - veterans of the armed forces who have experienced SCI/D. PVA uses that expertise to be the leading advocate for: quality health care for our members; research and education addressing SCI/D; benefits available as a result of our members' military service; and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.

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