Better Business Bureau Report for
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2019

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter
Address: 2311 S. 108th Street
  West Allis, WI 53227
Phone: 414-328-8910
Web Address:
Also known as:Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: “to improve the quality of life for our American veterans and others with spinal cord injury or dysfunction through advocacy, research, sports and recreation, education and communication.”

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Evaluation Conclusions


Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (PVA Wisconsin) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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PVA Wisconsin provides opportunities for health promotion, recreation, employment, sports, services and camaraderie for spinal cord injured veterans in Wisconsin. The organization reports that it advocates for and monitors the delivery of high quality and appropriate health care benefits and services. PVA Wisconsin also helps identify and secure benefits for veterans with spinal cord injuries, and promotes medical research to cure spinal cord dysfunction. PVA Wisconsin works to educate society on the attitudes, physical and legal barriers which confront persons with disabilities and aims to influence the removal of those barriers.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, PVA Wisconsin's program expenses were:

Public affairs 168,964
Membership and benefits 102,090
Research and education 22,945
Total Program Expenses: $293,999
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Chief Executive : Paul Lehman, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Phillip Rosenberg
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Veteran

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 4

*2015 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, print advertisements, grant proposals, and Internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 30% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $124,993, 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 PVA Wisconsin's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
PVA grant 158,100
Fundraising and contributions 112,445
Net rental income 26,866
Investment income 16,599
Donated goods and services 9,548
Event registration fees 8,343
Other income 3,002
Special event 3,000
Total Income $337,903


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $337,903
Program expenses $293,999
Fund raising expenses 37,562
Administrative expenses 24,060
Total expenses $355,621
Expenses in Excess of Income (17,718)
Beginning net assets 765,059
Ending net assets 747,341
Total liabilities 19,529
Total assets $766,870

Note: According to PVA Wisconsin’s audited financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2016, the organization received in-kind contributions of $9,548 including IT services ($3,000) and other ($6,548).

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