Paralyzed Veterans of America

Help provide life-changing programs and services to veterans and their families who have served with honor.

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Washington, DC – EIN 131946868 pva.org

Our History
PVA was originally founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with spinal cord injuries. They returned to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the major challenges they faced.

These wounded heroes made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society. They created Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to serving veterans—and to medical research, advocacy and civil rights for all people with disabilities.

Since 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes. We’ve had a single-minded mission—to empower our brave men and women to regain what they fought for: their freedom and independence.

Mission Statement
Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:
Quality health care for our members,
Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction,
Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service,
Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of our members.
To enable Paralyzed Veterans to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for Paralyzed Veterans of America to achieve its mission.

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PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA

WASHINGTON, DC 20006-3517 | Tax-exempt since Oct. 1955
  • EIN: 13-1946868
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Nerve, Muscle, Bone Research (Medical Research)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

June 2020

Fiscal year ending June

2020

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Key Employees and Officers Compensation
WILLIAM BLAKE (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) $198,384
SCOTT PEARL (CHIEF DEV. & MKT. OFF. (UNTIL 12/19)) $190,315
CHERYL TOPPING (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $189,230
LEONARD SELFON (GENERAL COUNSEL) $177,691
DAVID FANNING (SR. DIR. PLANNED & STRAT. FUNDRAIS.) $158,626
PETER GAYTAN (AED OF VETERANS BENEFITS) $150,978
HEATHER ANSLEY (AED OF GOVERNMENT) $149,680
LINDA BLAUHUT (DEPUTY OF GENERAL COUNSEL) $143,622
SHAUN CASTLE (DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) $142,880
MARK LICHTER (DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE) $138,710
FITZ-EARL ANDREW MCKENZIE (ACTING DIRECTOR OF IT) $131,342
DAVID ZURFLUH (PRESIDENT) $102,000
ALBERT KOVACH JR (IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT) $8,000
CHARLES BROWN (SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT) $8,000
ROBERT THOMAS (VICE PRESIDENT) $8,000
HACK ALBERTSON (VICE PRESIDENT) $8,000
TAMMY JONES (VICE PRESIDENT) $8,000
TOM WHEATON (TREASURER) $8,000
JOSEPH HAMILTON (DIRECTOR, ARIZONA) $0
REESE LEVASSEUR (DIRECTOR, BAY AREA & WESTERN) $0
CHERYL LEWIS (DIRECTOR, BAYOU GULF STATES) $0
DOUG BECKLEY (DIRECTOR, BUCKEYE) $0
RICHARD JOHNSON (DIRECTOR, CAL-DIEGO) $0
JOSE REYNOSO (DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA) $0
CRAIG ENENBACH (DIRECTOR, CENTRAL FLORIDA) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2019

Fiscal year ending June

2019

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Total Revenue

$92,360,782

Total Functional Expenses $88,973,523
Net income $3,387,259
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $88,284,522 95.6%
Program services $393,318 0.4%
Investment income $1,345,338 1.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,060,407 1.1%
Rental property income $182,114 0.2%
Net fundraising -$122,427
Sales of assets $1,021,805 1.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $195,705 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,193,197 1.3%
Professional fundraising fees $1,147,484 1.3%
Other salaries and wages $15,514,776 17.4%
Other
Total Assets $67,577,844
Total Liabilities $6,604,763
Net Assets $60,973,081
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
WILLIAM BLAKE (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) $200,000
LEONARD SELFON (GENERAL COUNSEL) $178,558
DAVID FANNING (SR. DIR. PLANNED & STRATEGIC DEV.) $160,000
PETER GAYTAN (AED OF VETERANS BENEFITS) $153,000
MARK LICHTER (DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE) $151,232
SHAUN CASTLE (DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) $150,000
SCOTT PEARL (CHIEF DEV. & MKTG. OFF.) $148,118
LESLIE ZUPAN (DIRECTOR OF IT (UNTIL 1/19)) $145,406
HEATHER ANSLEY (AED OF GOVERNMENT) $145,000
CHERYL TOPPING (CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER) $142,500
JOHN RING (FORMER CFO) $110,000
DAVID ZURFLUH (PRESIDENT) $102,000
ALBERT KOVACH JR (IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT) $8,500
CHARLES BROWN (VP, THEN SENIOR VP BEG 7/18) $8,500
ROBERT THOMAS (VICE PRESIDENT) $8,500
HACK ALBERTSON (VICE PRESIDENT) $8,500
TOM WHEATON (TREASURER) $8,500
LARRY J DODSON (SECRETARY) $8,500
ROBERT SATTERWHITE (VICE PRESIDENT (7/18-12/18)) $4,000
TAMMY JONES (VICE PRESIDENT (7/18-12/18)) $4,000
EDWARD HUTCHINSON (DIRECTOR, ARIZONA) $0
REESE LEVASSEUR (DIRECTOR, BAY AREA & WESTERN) $0
CHERYL LEWIS (DIRECTOR, BAYOU GULF STATES) $0
DOUG BECKLEY (DIRECTOR, BUCKEYE) $0
JIM RUSSELL (DIRECTOR, CAL-DIEGO) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

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Total Revenue

$112,982,710

Total Functional Expenses $111,131,165
Net income $1,851,545
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $100,912,178 89.3%
Program services $425,524 0.4%
Investment income $1,604,124 1.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,274,402 1.1%
Rental property income $184,309 0.2%
Net fundraising -$11,601
Sales of assets $8,555,868 7.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $37,906 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,338,637 1.2%
Professional fundraising fees $92,492 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $16,684,636 15.0%
Other
Total Assets $66,790,014
Total Liabilities $10,202,154
Net Assets $56,587,860
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
SHERMAN GILLUMS (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (THRU 10/31/17)) $465,354
JOHN RING (CFO (UNTIL 11/3/17)) $214,430
LEONARD SELFON (GENERAL COUNSEL) $192,436
DAVID FANNING (SR. DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT) $174,380
WILLIAM BLAKEINTERIM ED BEG (11/7/17,THEN FT ED BEG. 1/27/18)) $168,070
MARK LICHTER (DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE) $163,692
PETER GAYTAN (AED OF VETERANS BENEFITS) $155,196
RICHARD KALAFUS (ACTING CFO (11/4/17-4/1/18)) $150,779
JANE EAKINS (DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT) $143,299
LESLIE ZUPAN (DIRECTOR OF IT) $138,034
LINDA BLAUHUT (DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL) $136,257
DAVID ZURFLUH (PRESIDENT) $51,138
SHAUN CASTLE (DEPUTY EXEC. DIRECTOR(BEG. 11/6/17)) $17,943
ALBERT KOVACH JR (IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT) $9,000
KEN WEAS (SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT) $9,000
ROBERT THOMAS (VICE PRESIDENT) $9,000
HACK ALBERTSON (VICE PRESIDENT) $9,000
CHARLES BROWN (VICE PRESIDENT) $9,000
JOSEPH L FOX (VICE PRESIDENT) $9,000
TOM WHEATON (TREASURER) $9,000
LARRY J DODSON (SECRETARY) $9,000
EDWARD HUTCHINSON (DIRECTOR, ARIZONA) $0
REESE LEVASSEUR (DIRECTOR, BAY AREA & WESTERN) $0
CHERYL LEWIS (DIRECTOR, BAYOU GULF STATES) $0
CARL HARRIS (DIRECTOR, BUCKEYE) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$104,343,743

Total Functional Expenses $105,443,694
Net income -$1,099,951
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $100,485,189 96.3%
Program services $559,853 0.5%
Investment income $1,747,773 1.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,522,381 1.5%
Rental property income $152,290 0.1%
Net fundraising $6,063 0.0%
Sales of assets -$129,806
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,242,977 1.2%
Professional fundraising fees $64,967 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $15,677,496 14.9%
Other
Total Assets $72,550,659
Total Liabilities $13,826,711
Net Assets $58,723,948
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
JOHN D RING (CHIEF FIN. O) $227,787
LEONARD SELFON (GENERAL COUN) $200,121
LANA MCKENZIE (AED OF MEDIC) $191,075
SHERMAN GILLUMS (EXECUTIVE DI) $172,890
DAVID FANNING (ACTING AED O) $162,901
WILLIAM BLAKE (AED OF GOV'T) $157,269
MARK LICHTER (DIR. OF ARCH) $143,787
RICHARD KALAFUS (CONTROLLER) $140,143
LESLIE ZUPAN (DIRECTOR OF) $136,457
LINDA BLAHUT (DEPUTY GEN.) $134,141
ALBERT KOVACH JR (PRESIDENT) $91,310
DAVID ZURFLUH (SENIOR VP) $9,000
HACK ALBERTSON (VICE PRESIDE) $9,000
JOSEPH L FOX SR (VICE PRESIDE) $9,000
KEN WEAS (VICE PRESIDE) $9,000
LARRY J DODSON (SECRETARY) $9,000
CHARLES O BROWN (VICE PRESIDE) $9,000
TOM WHEATON (TREASURER) $9,000
BILL LAWSON (IMMEDIATE PA) $9,000
LEONARD SMITH (DIRECTOR ARI) $0
KEVIN PATTON (DIR. BAY ARE) $0
WILLIE HARVEY (DIR BAYOU GU) $0
CARL HARRIS (DIRECTOR, BU) $0
JIM RUSSELL (DIRECTOR, CA) $0
JACQUELINE BASKETT (DIRECTOR, CA) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

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Total Revenue

$106,831,694

Total Functional Expenses $106,860,911
Net income -$29,217
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $100,829,097 94.4%
Program services $602,290 0.6%
Investment income $1,509,870 1.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,546,930 1.4%
Rental property income $162,733 0.2%
Net fundraising $580,196 0.5%
Sales of assets $1,600,578 1.5%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,661,393 1.6%
Professional fundraising fees $99,450 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $15,096,612 14.1%
Other
Total Assets $64,441,756
Total Liabilities $11,045,923
Net Assets $53,395,833
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
JOHN D RING (CFO) $225,365
LANA MCKENZIE (AED OF MEDIC) $195,051
MARK DOWIS (AED OF DEVEL) $192,307
LEONARD SELFON (GENERAL COUN) $186,382
HOMER TOWNSEND (EXECUTIVE DI) $179,153
SHERMAN GILLUMS (DEPUTY ED/AC) $162,418
WILLIAM BLAKE (AED OF GOV'T) $151,500
CATHY JENKINS (ASSOC. DIR.) $144,163
LINDA BLAHUT (DEPUTY GEN.) $143,386
RICHARD KALAFUS (CONTROLLER) $137,944
KAREN DAVIS-MOORE (DIR. OF HUMA) $125,958
ALBERT KOVACH JR (PRESIDENT) $81,810
BILL LAWSON (IMMEDIATE PA) $9,000
DAVID ZURFLUH (NATIONAL SEN) $9,000
CHARLES BROWN (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
JOSEPH L FOX SR (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
KEN WEAS (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
HACK ALBERTSON (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
LARRY DODSON (SECRETARY) $9,000
TOM WHEATON (TREASURER) $9,000
LEONARD SMITH (DIRECTOR ARI) $0
KEVIN PATTON (DIR. BAY ARE) $0
WILLIE HARVEY (DIR. BAYOU G) $0
CARL HARRIS (DIRECTOR BUC) $0
JIM RUSSELL (DIRECTOR CAL) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

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Total Revenue

$110,423,876

Total Functional Expenses $108,779,786
Net income $1,644,090
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $104,956,855 95.0%
Program services $704,818 0.6%
Investment income $1,524,087 1.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,660,040 1.5%
Rental property income $179,755 0.2%
Net fundraising $92,256 0.1%
Sales of assets $1,306,065 1.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $369,698 0.3%
Professional fundraising fees $1,793,939 1.6%
Other salaries and wages $16,597,823 15.3%
Other
Total Assets $66,982,006
Total Liabilities $11,272,560
Net Assets $55,709,446
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
JOHN D RING (CHIEF FIN OF) $214,430
LEONARD SELFON (GENERAL COUN) $181,206
LANA MCKENZIE (AED OF MEDIC) $173,497
SHERMAN GILLUMS (DEPUTY EXECU) $170,976
HOMER TOWNSEND (EXECUTIVE DI) $165,599
RICHARD KALAFUS (CONTROLLER) $139,288
LESLIE ZUPAN (DIRECTOR OF) $137,518
JANE EAKINS (DIR. OF CORP) $135,558
LINDA BLAHUT (DEPUTY GEN.) $134,074
CATHY JENKINS (SR. DIR. OF) $132,735
ALBERT KOVACH JR (PRESIDENT) $42,526
BILL LAWSON (IMMEDIATE PA) $9,000
DAVID ZURFLUH (NATIONAL SEN) $9,000
CHARLES BROWN (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
JOSEPH L FOX SR (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
KEN WEAS (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
TAMARA LAWTER (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
LARRY DODSON (NATIONAL SEC) $9,000
TOM WHEATON (NATIONAL TRE) $9,000
LEONARD SMITH (DIR. ARIZONA) $0
SCOTT SOUZA (DIR. BAY ARE) $0
WILLIE HARVEY (DIR. BAYOU G) $0
CARL HARRIS (DIR. BUCKEYE) $0
JIM RUSSELL (DIR OF CAL-D) $0
JACQUELINE BASKETT (DIR. CALIFOR) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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Total Revenue

$107,074,650

Total Functional Expenses $101,671,644
Net income $5,403,006
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $101,739,309 95.0%
Program services $519,901 0.5%
Investment income $1,281,610 1.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,739,488 1.6%
Rental property income $167,612 0.2%
Net fundraising $375,303 0.4%
Sales of assets $1,059,075 1.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $192,352 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $658,991 0.6%
Professional fundraising fees $1,325,847 1.3%
Other salaries and wages $15,627,482 15.4%
Other
Total Assets $62,926,538
Total Liabilities $9,734,080
Net Assets $53,192,458
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
JOHN D RING (CHIEF FIN. O) $213,844
LANA MCKENZIE (DIR. HEALTH) $171,454
LEONARD SELFON (GENERAL COUN) $168,179
HOMER TOWNSEND (EXECUTIVE DI) $168,132
SHERMAN GILLUMS (DIRECTOR OF) $155,566
DOUG VOLLMER (DIR. OF GOV') $155,486
RICHARD KALAFUS (CONTROLLER) $136,429
BILL LAWSON (PRESIDENT) $81,436
GENE CRAYTON (IMM. PAST PR) $9,000
ALBERT KOVACH JR (NATIONAL SEN) $9,000
CHARLIE BROWN (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
DAVID ZURFLUH (NATIONAL VP) $9,000
CRAIG ENENBACH (NATIONAL TRE) $9,000
LARRY DODSON (NATIONAL SEC) $9,000
TAMARA LAWTER (NATIONAL VP) $6,750
DAVID FOWLER (NATIONAL VP) $6,000
LEONARD SMITH (DIRECTOR ARI) $0
SCOTT SOUZA (DIR. BAY ARE) $0
WILLIE HARVEY (DIR. BAYOU G) $0
CARL HARRIS (DIRECTOR BUC) $0
JIM RUSSELL (DIRECTOR CAL) $0
ARTHUR LYLES (DIRECTOR CAL) $0
STEVE KIRK (DIRECTOR CEN) $0
RON HOSKINS (DIRECTOR COL) $0
JUAN PEREZ (DIRECTOR FLO) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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Total Revenue

$81,912,239

Total Functional Expenses $74,617,362
Net income $7,294,877
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $78,499,916 95.8%
Program services $390,830 0.5%
Investment income $1,095,521 1.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,128,220 1.4%
Rental property income $80,566 0.1%
Net fundraising $269,277 0.3%
Sales of assets $258,935 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $188,974 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $861,410 1.2%
Professional fundraising fees $926,119 1.2%
Other salaries and wages $11,504,618 15.4%
Other
Total Assets $55,874,101
Total Liabilities $12,151,795
Net Assets $43,722,306
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2012

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2012

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Total Revenue

$103,577,105

Total Functional Expenses $101,622,149
Net income $1,954,956
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $97,051,106 93.7%
Program services $496,858 0.5%
Investment income $1,210,150 1.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,616,515 1.6%
Rental property income $104,725 0.1%
Net fundraising $741,361 0.7%
Sales of assets $2,356,390 2.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $543,751 0.5%
Professional fundraising fees $1,275,167 1.3%
Other salaries and wages $16,154,522 15.9%
Other
Total Assets $47,241,151
Total Liabilities $11,703,201
Net Assets $35,537,950
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2011

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2011

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Total Revenue

$110,451,706

Total Functional Expenses $114,364,700
Net income -$3,912,994
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $102,627,131 92.9%
Program services $839,814 0.8%
Investment income $1,582,946 1.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $1,656,151 1.5%
Rental property income $150,648 0.1%
Net fundraising $884,521 0.8%
Sales of assets $2,710,495 2.5%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,192,318 1.0%
Professional fundraising fees $844,230 0.7%
Other salaries and wages $17,100,315 15.0%
Other
Total Assets $51,459,785
Total Liabilities $20,798,433
Net Assets $30,661,352
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2010

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2010

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2009

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2009

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2008

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2008

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2007

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2007

PDF

990
990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2006

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2005

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2004

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2004

PDF

990
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Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2003

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2002

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2002

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2001

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


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