Better Business Bureau Report for
Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America (Hidden)

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

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Charity Contact Information

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

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America (WPVA) will improve the quality of life of United States military veterans and others who have spinal cord dysfunction through the use of education, communication, advocacy, legislation, research, and sports & recreation.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Wisconsin Paralyzed Veterans of America (Hidden) (WPVA) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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To advocate for and monitor the delivery of high quality and appropriate health care benefits and services. To assist in identifying and securing veterans’ benefits and other benefits for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans and others. To promote medical research to cure spinal cord dysfunction. To educate society on the attitudes, physical and legal barriers which confront persons with disabilities and to influence the removal of those barriers. To provide opportunities for health promotion, recreation, employment, sports, services and camaraderie for spinal cord injured veterans and others.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, WPVA's program expenses were:

Public Affairs 111,787
Membership & Benefits 102,569
Research & Education 19,763
Total Program Expenses: $234,119
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Chief Executive : Paul Lehman, Executive Director

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

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 2

*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, radio, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $322,906, 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 WPVA's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
PVA Grant 155,000
Fundraising & Contributions 152,306
Net Rental Income 23,877
Donated Services 22,560
Net Assets Released from Restriction 9,867
Investment Income 7,177
Other Income 3,383
Special Event Fundraising 2,350
Event Registration Fees 1,416
Total Income $377,936


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 68%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 20% 

Total income $377,936
Program expenses $234,119
Fund raising expenses 39,677
Administrative expenses 66,750
Total expenses $340,546
Income in Excess of Expenses 37,390
Beginning net assets 642,590
Ending net assets 678,076
Total liabilities 31,689
Total assets $709,765

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