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Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

ARA is a civil liberties organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 2000. As of 2018 they had $8.2 million in revenue and $8.2 million in assets.

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a national organization over 4.3 million, primarily union, retirees. The Alliance works to make senior voices heard on laws, policies, politics and institutions that shape their lives.

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Program areas at ARA

Government and political affairs: researches, analyzes, tracks, advises and educates the Alliance, its members and members of congress on federal legislative and policy matters affecting seniors and retirees, including but not limited to social security and medicare, as well as analyze, advise and work with state alliances on state and local legislative and regulatory matters. Issues analytical reports on such legislative, policy and political issues affecting the Alliance constituency.

Communications: advises on public relations for the Alliance including creating public relations campaigns to promote the Alliance. Writes, edits, prepares and distributes news releases, weekly news advisories, information brochures and publications, and press kits. Handles all media contacts to promote Alliance. Provides media assistance to state alliances, including editing and designing state Alliance newsletters and websites.

Field mobilization: charters new state alliances to affiliate with the national Alliance by organizing and mobilizing retirees and seniors in those states locating and creating organizational leaders and structures, including bylaws and initial founding conventions. Supports and works daily with existing 36 state alliances, their diverse officers, boards and members by providing staff, grants program funding, advice, meetings and informational materials on issues of concern to retirees and seniors. Coordinates Alliance work with state alliances. Identifies and trains new senior leaders, mobilizes Alliance, senior and community activists, educates members on legislative issues that impact seniors.

Form 990s for ARA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Aug 5, 2019990OView PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Jun 6, 2017990OView PDF
2015-12Jun 13, 2016990OView PDF
2014-12Jun 8, 2015990OView PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for ARA

Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,818,689
Program services$84,414
Investment income and dividends$56,535
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$154,224
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$123,928
Total revenues$8,237,790

Vendors for ARA

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2019-12-08
███████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting2018-11-06
██████████ ██████ █████████ ███Consulting on Direct Mail Program$80,5002017-12-01
█████ █████ ████████ █████ ███Graphic and Art Design Direct Mail$16,0002017-12-01

Personnel at ARA

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Richard FiestaExecutive Director-Nov. 12, 2017
Suzanne PeelerDirector of Finance and Administration-Aug. 20, 2019
████ ██████Director of Communications and Digital Strategies-Aug. 20, 2019
████ ███████Director of Information Technology-Aug. 20, 2019
█████ ███████Director of Development-Aug. 20, 2019

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