Health : Patient and Family Support

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut

Transform lives, one wish at a time.

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three stars

87.75

126 Monroe Turnpike Trumbull, CT 06611
tel: (203) 261-9044   Web Site
EIN: 22-2710919

Board Leadership
Brian Nurse
Board Chair

CEO
Pamela Keough
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.75 three stars
  Financial 82.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment
journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers across the state currently grant nearly 250 wishes a year. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted 3,000 wishes to local children. For more information about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit ct.wish.org.

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment
journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers across the state currently grant nearly 250 wishes a year. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted 3,000 wishes to local children. For more information about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit ct.wish.org.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of wishes granted
246
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 14.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,495,355
   Federated Campaigns $8,007
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $999,698
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,503,060
   Program Service Revenue $2,784
Total Primary Revenue $4,505,844
   Other Revenue $184,093
TOTAL REVENUE $4,689,937
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,792,535
   Administrative Expenses $225,202
   Fundraising Expenses $745,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,763,360
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-73,423
   
Net Assets $4,544,532

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,115 4.09% Pamela Keough President & CEO

Mission

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment
journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers across the state currently grant nearly 250 wishes a year. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted 3,000 wishes to local children. For more information about Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit ct.wish.org.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (CT) 87.75 three stars
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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 90.63 four stars
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York (NY) 86.06 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut
126 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611
tel: (203) 261-9044
fax: (203) 268-2168
EIN: 22-2710919

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Board Leadership

Brian Nurse
Board Chair

CEO

Pamela Keough
President & CEO