As a non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity of donors to help us aid those suffering from AE. We are grateful for every dollar we receive, and we promise to use our resources in ways that are responsible and provide the most good for the greatest number of people. We are committed to transparency and accountability and want donors to know how their dollars are being spent.

For our first three-and-a-half years we were an all-volunteer organization. In June 2016, given the vast increase in those requesting our assistance, we hired our first Executive Director. Your financial support, and a faith in that continued support, made this possible. Our organization has entered a new phase in extending our reach and offering even better resources for patients, their families, and the medical community. Thank you for thinking of others in your giving.

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, donations to the AEA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. To learn more about tax-deductible contributions see IRS Publication 526. Our Tax ID number is 46-1584730.

How your resources are used

Below is a table (from smallest to largest amount) of our expense categories for 2015. Please click on the link to our 990 to see details of these expenditures.

Miscellaneous $789.14 1.3%
Video production $1,709.95 2.8%
AE Family Lunch $1,860.18 3.1%
Strategic Planning Session $5,154.00 8.5%
Accounting $5,324.21 8.8%
Website $9,042.30 15.0%
Consultant $13,771.01 22.8%
Florence Forth* $22,766.29 37.7%
Grand Total $60,417.08 100.0%

*Note that the money spent to host the Florence Forth running race each March covers such expenses as police presence, road barricades, race timing, etc. This investment returns ~$40K annually to fund AEA work.

IRS Form 990

The IRS Form 990 is the annual tax return that nonprofits in the U.S. submit to the Internal Revenue Service. It provides detailed information about a nonprofit’s income, expenses, and operational activities, allowing donors to evaluate how effectively the nonprofit is performing. Our 990s and audited financial statements are below.