Better Business Bureau Report for
Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies
Address: 25W560 Geneva Rd
PO 147
  Carol Stream , IL 60188
Phone: 630-668-3328
Web Address:
Also known as:Caspari Center
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2001, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: In Israel, it partners in ministry with Israeli congregations across the country. In cooperation with influential Messianic leaders, it provides strategic leadership training for emerging leaders and educational resources for parents, teachers, and youth leaders. Its programs include training events, seminars, mentoring groups, and publications which utilize the best material from the local and international body of Messiah. Internationally, it works with the global church and mission partners to provide education on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, the Messianic movement and its history, and the importance of bearing witness of Jesus the Messiah to Jewish people in an informed and discerning manner.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies is an evangelical resource and education center for training, discipleship, and academic research and study, where Messianic Jews and Gentile Christians work together to strengthen and support the movement of Jewish believers in Jesus in the midst of the universal church.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Elisabeth Levy, International Director/CEO

Chair of the Board: Dr. James Galvin
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Management Consultant

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 0

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $122,815, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 68,847
Grants 53,968
Literature Sales 384
Total Income $123,199


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 20% 

Total income $123,199
Program expenses $101,377
Fund raising expenses 8,855
Administrative expenses 27,089
Total expenses $137,321
Expenses in Excess of Income (14,122)
Beginning net assets 38,994
Ending net assets 24,872
Total liabilities 1,199
Total assets $26,071

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