The Christophers, Inc.

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The Christophers put hope into action by using print and electronic media to remind each person that they are an irreplaceable child of God who can make a difference, and that constructive action works miracles. Each of us has, by the grace of God, the power to change the world for the better. Every act of care and concern for others has a ripple effect, touching many lives. The love to which we are called by the Gospel extends not only to our neighbors but to all who live on God's Good Earth. To be a Christopher means to be a Christbearer - where there is hate, to bring love, and where there is darkness, to carry light.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Christophers, Inc.
5 Hanover Square 22nd floor
New York, NY 10004


Phone: (212) 759-4050

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 131809274

CEO/President: Mary Ellen Robinson

Chairman: Robert V. Okulski

Board size: 5

Founder: Fr. James Keller

Ruling year: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The Christopher approach to problems is to put hope into action. We use print and electronic media to reach out to men, women and young people of all faiths and of no particular faith with these ideas:

You have a God-given mission. You are an irreplaceable child of God - with a job for you alone. A healthy sense of self-worth can help you know and fulfill your mission in life.

You can make a difference. One good deed may seem insignificant, but may be all that's needed to overcome some evil. All who work with God change things for the better.

Constructive action works miracles. Emphasize what can be done, rather than what cannot. Complaining wastes time and energy. Things improve when more people build up and fewer tear down. With God's help, everything is possible.

Mission statement

The mission of The Christophers is to empower people from all walks of life to realize they have a God-given purpose that belongs to no one else but them.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating520 of 111026 of 47
Fund acquisition rating471 of 111121 of 47
Resource allocation rating326 of 111115 of 47
Asset utilization rating813 of 111035 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$96,050$378,645$156,326$105,038$223,259
Short-term investments$4,202,769$5,683,767$5,095,236$5,614,612$5,538,964
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,774,605$6,286,930$5,868,923$5,787,832$5,838,407
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$2,505$6,263$10,021$13,779
Other long-term assets$284,661$611,502$229,556$255,484$335,255
Total long-term assets$284,661$614,007$235,819$265,505$349,034
Total assets$5,059,266$6,900,937$6,104,742$6,053,337$6,187,441
Payables and accrued expenses$356,565$260,127$299,803$224,583$165,449
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$356,565$260,127$299,803$224,583$165,449
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$228,091$701,955$92,011$85,862$129,983
Total long-term liabilities$228,091$701,955$92,011$85,862$129,983
Total liabilities$584,656$962,082$391,814$310,445$295,432
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,415,124$5,879,369$5,658,585$5,687,326$5,832,851
With donor restrictions$59,486$59,486$54,343$55,566$59,158
Net assets$4,474,610$5,938,855$5,712,928$5,742,892$5,892,009
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$904,937$1,258,194$921,966$705,920$534,060
Program service revenue$46,285$36,764$46,960$54,064$53,092
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$226,584$500,245$338,524$248,359$49,610
Other revenue$3,009$2,482$4,100$687$192
Total other revenue$275,878$539,491$389,584$303,110$102,894
Total revenue$1,180,815$1,797,685$1,311,550$1,009,030$636,954
Program services$1,384,067$1,307,950$1,307,491$1,415,312$1,320,348
Management and general$211,284$216,262$210,770$200,209$196,989
Total expenses$1,654,875$1,590,700$1,588,142$1,675,568$1,576,497
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($474,060)$206,985($276,592)($666,538)($939,543)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($474,060)$206,985($276,592)($666,538)($939,543)


Anthony RossiRadio Producer$132,716
Mary Ellen RobinsonPresident$131,108
Yaneza Santos AssistantSecretary/Finance Manager$123,152
Rev Edward M Dougherty MmDirector$29,450

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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