Annual Report

Kathy’s House Annual Report for 2016 - 2017

  • Since opening in 2001, Kathy's House has provided more than 123,400 nights of lodging and served more than 17,000 guests
  • The average length of stay is 9 days, and guests stay anywhere from 1 night to over a year
  • 55% of guests are caregivers; 45% are patients
  • 94% of guests are referred from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by Children's Hospital, and Columbia St. Mary's
  • 85% of families referred are receiving treatment for cancer (mostly for complex cancers such as blood, bone, and pancreatic), followed by cardiovascular, stroke, and accident/trauma
  • Almost all guests live at least 50 miles outside of Milwaukee; 72% are from Wisconsin with the most coming from northeast Wisconsin, 13% from Michigan, 8% from other Midwestern States, 4 % from Illinois, 2% from other United States and 1% from outside of the United States.
  • Lodging is donation-based, with the average donation of $35. No one is turned away due to inability to make a donation

2016 - 2017 Financial Overview

  • Kathy's House ended the 2017 fiscal year with a healthy and balanced budget. Independent financial audits are conducted annually, and Kathy's House has received a clean audit every year.
  • Cost per night per room to operate Kathy's House in 2017 is $85 based on current occupancy. Most local hotels charge a minimum $110 a night.
  • $694,000 was donated to Kathy's House in 2107.
  • Not reflected in the revenue chart is the work and value of hundreds of volunteers. On average, volunteers contribute 200hours per week or over 10,000 hours a year. This work is valued at $187,200. Leveraging the time and talent of compassionate volunteers helps to keep costs down.

Thank you to our generous donors in 2017. Click here to view a list of our donors.

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