SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK

Albany, NY   |  https://www.specialolympicsny.org

Mission

TO PROVIDE YEAR-ROUND SPORTS TRAINING AND ATHLETIC COMPETITION IN A VARIETY OF OLYMPIC-STYLE SPORTS FOR ALL CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, INCLUDING MENTAL RETARDATION, GIVING THEM CONTINUING OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOPED PHYSICAL FITNESS, DEMONSTRATE COURAGE, EXPERIENCE JOY, AND PARTICIPATE IN A SHARING OF SKILLS AND FRIENDSHIPS WITH THEIR FAMILIES, SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES AND THE COMMUNITY.

Ruling year info

1970

President & CEO

Stacey Hengsterman

Main address

94 New Karner Road, Suite 208

Albany, NY 12203 USA

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EIN

23-7061382

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (N12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Special Olympics New York works to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York provides inclusive opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to compete in Olympic-style, coached sports.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities

Related Program

Special Olympics New York

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Athletic competitions and competitive experiences for our athletes across the state.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities

Related Program

Special Olympics New York

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Special Olympics New York relies on volunteers to assist with athlete training and competitions, as well as fundraising events statewide.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities, People with learning disabilities, People with other disabilities

Related Program

Special Olympics New York

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Registered athletes across New York State that participate in Special Olympics New York programs.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities

Related Program

Special Olympics New York

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Social media following

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities

Related Program

Special Olympics New York

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn. TikTok

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Those who give donations to support Special Olympics New York.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Special Olympics New York is authentic sports, authentic athletes and authentic competition. Competitive sports breed common ground. Athletes, coaches and the people who support them come together for the love of a sport or the thrill of a game. Not everyone wins. Through Special Olympics New York, though, we aim for inclusion for all. Athletes with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to challenge themselves in fair and even competition. Win or lose, they develop their own character, make friends and find unknown wells of determination within themselves.

It is our hope that New York is the most inclusive place in the world. Investing in the complete health and wellness of all our athletes.

Our strategies include:
• Enhance volunteer (coach, official, clinician) training materials, education systems and online accessibility
• Increase athlete participation and commitment to advancement, including advanced models of sport, competition, training and data tracking
• Enhance local and statewide program partnerships resulting in improved program outcomes
• Increase the base of athletes we serve
• Increase overall awareness

• Establish key messaging statewide and increase awareness
• Enhance communications with an increased presence across social media platforms
• Develop a DEIB Committee
• Recruit and retain additional athletes, coaches and volunteers
• Implement communications plans for priority programs
• Increase athlete appearances
• Engage government officials
• Complete comprehensive technology audit to develop recommendations for improved data collection and use
• Invest in new systems, leveraging the latest technology to gather and share information

The census data has been collected for 2021 and the organization has invested in new technology to track, share and analyze data for effectiveness in all areas. Special Olympics New York has developed and began the execution of recruiting campaigns to increase the number of athletes, coaches and volunteers it serves - as well as recognition programs for coaches and volunteers. The new technology will allow for tracking year over year in these areas. Additionally, the organization has developed a DEIB committee to foster the growth of a more diverse environment by reaching various demographics in all aspects, from athletes, unified partners, volunteers, donors and staff members.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK

Board of directors
as of 11/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ceylane Meyers-Ruff

Deputy Commissioner, NYS Education Department

Term: 2021 - 2024

Kan Kotecha

Google

Adam Merino

Morgan Stanley

Grace Hightower-DeNiro

James Rosenstock

Skillshare

Anishah Cumber-Taj

Law Office of Elisa Hyman, P.C.

Todd Nelson

New York State Public High School Athletic Association

David Keib

The Capital Group

Maricela Brea

NYC: ATWORK

Mitch Cohen

Jersey Mike’s Owner & Performax Franchisee Advisors

Joseph Belluck

Belluck & Fox, LLP

Rhonda Frederick

People Inc.

Robert Cohen

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Heather Dwyer

Corporately Sustainable

Rick Allen

New York State Police

Paul Asaro

Athlete, Special Olympics NY

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability