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At World Vision, we are very careful with how we use the gifts our donors entrust to us — because we know that every resource given to us can transform a real child’s life.
We’re always trying to keep our overhead rate low. In the past year, we used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that directly benefit children, families, and communities.
At World Vision, we strive to be financially accountable to our donors, and to the communities we serve.
At World Vision we recognize that the resources at our disposal are not our own. They are a sacred trust from God, through our donors, on behalf of the poor.
When you donate a dollar to World Vision, we use just 16 cents for fundraising and administrative costs. This provides you with:
Before we send the remaining 84 cents into the field, we invest 24 cents to acquire:
In 2012, for every 24 cents invested, we received 70 cents worth of goods, funds, and grants. In total, your dollar brings in $1.30 worth of value!
When you give to World Vision, you can rest assured that your generosity is taken seriously.
Our work has earned the trust of millions of supporters, thousands of churches, and hundreds of corporations, institutions, and government agencies around the globe.
While 2012 was a challenging financial year for World Vision, we give thanks for donations that exceeded $1 billion and solid ministry growth.
Total revenue in fiscal 2012 declined 4% to $1,019 million. However, private cash donations, our most important measure of financial health, grew 2% in 2012 to $567 million.
2012 was a challenging year for World Vision. However, donations to World Vision’s core child sponsorship program rose 3 percent, and cash funding to the local communities of our sponsored children increased 10 percent.
Fundraising, management, and general expenses (sometimes called overhead) rose 5 percent in 2012. Our overhead rate (overhead expenses as a percent of total revenue) increased from 14.4 percent to 15.7 percent.
Former CEO for Parker Brothers Games and Lenox, Rich holds a B.A. in neurobiology from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Following a sense of God’s call on his life, he resigned from Lenox in 1998 to become World Vision’s US president.
Download a letter (.pdf) from World Vision President Rich Stearns, thanking you for supporting our efforts to change lives around the world.
Richard Stearns, President
When Rich Stearns became president of World Vision U.S. in 1998, he brought with him 23 years of corporate experience, including his time as CEO of Lenox Inc. Rich holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Larry Probus, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Solutions and Chief Financial Officer
A CPA with more than 25 years' experience in public accounting and corporate finance, Larry directs World Vision's finance, information technology, legal, and corporate services functions.
Joan Mussa, Sr. Vice President, Donor Engagement, Advocacy, and Communications
With nearly two decades of experience serving at World Vision, Joan leads the organization's mass market and private donor fundraising, public policy, advocacy, branding, and media relations efforts. She holds an MA in film and television production and management from the University of Michigan.
Julie Regnier, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
Julie has specialized in human resources for more than 20 years. She holds two master's degrees from the University of Southern California and has been part of the World Vision team since 1995.
Chris Glynn, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Development, Gifts-in-Kind, and U.S. Programs
Chris joined the World Vision team in 2010, bringing more than 20 years of leadership and management experience. Chris holds an MBA in Strategic Quality Management from Eastern Michigan University.
Kent Hill, Sr. Vice President, International Programs Group
Kent joined World Vision in February 2011 after more than three decades serving in U.S. government, academic, and nonprofit leadership roles. As head of international programs for World Vision U.S., Kent collaborates with the international partnership of World Vision to help facilitate the overseas allocation of resources from government grants, corporate donated goods, and individual donors.