Program of Academic Exchange

Address
14 Willet Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573
Contact
Website: http://www.pax.org/
Phone: +1 (800) 555-6211
Nonprofit
NTEE: Q22 - International Student Exchange and Aid
EIN: 02-0439252

Mission

PAX Laurasian Exchange envisions a global community of people who are open minded and appreciate cultural differences, because we believe such a community is a fertile field for justice, peace, and prosperity. We aspire to be the quality leader in academic exchange and experiential learning because we believe such experiences transform the individual's ability to influence our world for the better.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1990
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area5602
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$459,300.00$583,503.00$360,583.00$235,278.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$453,103.00$538,561.00$329,923.00$221,550.00$13,840.00
Number of employees647637051
Number of people compensated >$100k22112
Number of volunteers3009106 
Number of highly compensated contractors0101 
Personnel
Carpenter, Mari
Title VP, JAPAN & SHORT TERM PROVP, JAPAN & SHORT TERM PROG.  
Name of key/compensated person MARI CARPENTERMARI CARPENTER  
Position of compensated person
Current officer TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 40.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org $88,128.00$32,998.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $7,226.00$3,030.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Carroll, Thomas
Title  DIRECTOR (FORMER)DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  THOMAS CARROLLTHOMAS CARROLLTHOMAS CARROLL
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Fellows, Sarah
TitleVP - QualityVP - QUALITYVP, QUALITY  
Name of key/compensated personSarah FellowsSARAH FELLOWSSARAH FELLOWS  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$107,359.00$108,796.00$44,998.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$5,089.00$7,226.00$3,030.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Fenstermacher, Rob
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personRob FenstermacherROB FENSTERMACHERROB FENSTERMACHERROB FENSTERMACHERROB FENSTERMACHER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Forman, Yvonne
Title  DIRECTOR (FORMER)  
Name of key/compensated person  YVONNE FORMAN  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  5.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Gould, Rodney
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personRodney GouldRODNEY GOULDRODNEY GOULD  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.005.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Lampher, Michelle
Title   VP, J-1 PROGRAM/COO 
Name of key/compensated person   MICHELLE LAMPHER 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   40.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $160,000.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $9,168.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Massey, Edward
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personEdward Massey    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Massey, W
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person W EDWARD MASSEYW EDWARD MASSEYW EDWARD MASSEYW EDWARD MASSEY
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 2.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McKenna, Michael
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person MICHAEL MCKENNAMICHAEL MCKENNAMICHAEL MCKENNAMICHAEL MCKENNA
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 2.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McQuade, Kevin
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personKevin McQuadeKEVIN MCQUADEKEVIN MCQUADE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.005.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Mead0ws, Scott
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person SCOTT MEAD0WS   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Meadews, Scott
Title  DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person  SCOTT MEADEWS  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  5.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Meadows, Scott
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personScott Meadows    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Meredith, David
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTOR (FORMER)  
Name of key/compensated personDavid MeredithDAVID MEREDITHDAVID MEREDITH  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.005.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Ohm, Mathias
Title   DIRECTOR (FORMER)DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   MATHIAS OHMMATHIAS OHM
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   5.005.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Ohm, Matthias
Title  DIRECTOR (FORMER)  
Name of key/compensated person  MATTHIAS OHM  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  5.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Rhymaun, Barbara
Title    FORMER CEO
Name of key/compensated person    BARBARA RHYMAUN
Position of compensated person
Reportable compensation from org    $13,840.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Smith, Bradley
TitlePresident & CEOPRESIDENT & CEOPRESIDENT PRESIDENT &
Name of key/compensated personBradley SmithBRADLEY SMITHBRADLEY SMITH BRADLEY SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue True
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00 40.00
Reportable compensation from org$276,444.00$272,297.00$186,627.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$5,089.00$7,226.00$4,823.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Smith, Bredley
Title   PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated person   BREDLEY SMITH 
Position of compensated person
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org   40.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Spalding, Jane
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJane SpaldingJANE SPALDINGJANE SPALDING  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.005.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Stewart, Walter
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personWalter StewartWALTER STEWARTWALTER STEWARTWALTER STEWARTWALTER STEWART
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Waksman, Richard
TitleCFOCFOC.F.OC.F.O 
Name of key/compensated personRichard WaksmanRICHARD WAKSMANRICHARD WAKSMANRICHARD WAKSMAN 
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org40.0016.0016.0016.00 
Reportable compensation from org$69,300.00$69,340.00$65,300.00$61,550.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Whitehouse, Tom
TitleDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTom WhitehouseTOM WHITEHOUSETOM WHITEHOUSETOM WHITEHOUSETOM WHITEHOUSE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesPAX Laurasian Exchange envisions a global community of people who are open minded and appreciate cultural differences, because we believe such a community is a fertile field for justice, peace, and prosperity.PAX LAURASIAN EXCHANGE ENVISIONS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE OPEN MINDED AND APPRECIATE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE SUCH A COMMUNITY IS A FERTILE FIELD FOR JUSTICE, PEACE, AND PROSPERITY. WE ASPIRE TO BE THE QUALITY LEADER IN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING BECAUSE WE BELIEVE SUCH EXPERIENCES TRANSFORM THE INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO INFLUENCE OUR WORLD FOR THE BETTER.PAX LAURASIAN EXCHANGE ENVISIONS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE OPEN MINDED AND APPRECIATE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE SUCH A COMMUNITY IS A FERTILE FIELD FOR JUSTICE, PEACE, AND PROSPERITY. WE ASPIRE TO BE THE QUALITY LEADER IN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING BECAUSE WE BELIEVE SUCH EXPERIENCES TRANSFORM THE INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO INFLUENCE OUR WORLD FOR THE BETTER.CROSS CULTURAL STUDENT EXCHANGE.CROSS CULTURAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
Program service expenses, total$8,353,811.00$10,012,628.00$10,003,343.00$6,998,888.00$6,515,190.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
PAX Laurasian Exchange provides global education and exchange opportunities for students, host families, schools, and communities to open doors, embrace cultures, and become family.The aim of PAX is to facilitate cross cultural learning by allowing international high school students to live with host families while attending school in the United States.
Program expenses$8,353,811.00$10,012,628.00$10,003,343.00$6,998,888.00$6,515,190.00
Grants and allocations made $11,302.00$29,657.00$13,488.00$17,050.00
Program revenue$6,069,916.00$7,415,704.00$7,948,942.00$5,036,882.00 
Program descriptionPAX Laurasian Exchange provides global education and exchange opportunities for students, host families, schools, and communities to open doors, embrace cultures, and become family.The aim of PAX is to facilitate cross cultural learning by allowing international high school students to live with host families while attending school in the United States.TO FACILITATE CROSS CULTURAL LEARNING BY ALLOWING INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LIVE WITH HOST FAMILIES WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES.TO FACILITATE CROSS CULTURAL LEARNING BY ALLOWING INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LIVE WITH HOST FAMILIES WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES.TO FACILITATE CROSS CULTURAL LEARNING BY ALLOWING INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LIVE WITH HOST FAMILIES WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES.TO FACILITATE CROSS CULTURAL LEARNING BY ALLOWING APPROXIMATELY 1112 INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LIVE WITH HOST FAMILIES WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$8,806,517.00$10,325,332.00$10,871,288.00$7,679,649.00$7,415,156.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$2,708,117.00$2,852,744.00$2,918,455.00$2,638,959.00$2,547,432.00
Investment income, current yr$28,484.00$56,884.00$3,891.00$3,808.00$2,142.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$2,708,117.00$2,852,744.00$2,918,455.00$2,638,959.00$2,547,432.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total)$6,069,916.00$7,415,704.00$7,948,942.00$5,036,882.00$4,865,582.00
Gross receipts$8,892,412.00$10,340,536.00$10,871,288.00$7,679,649.00$7,415,156.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$2,708,117.00$2,852,744.00$2,918,455.00$2,638,959.00$2,547,432.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00    
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00    
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00    
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$12,810.00$8,374.00$3,891.00$3,808.00$2,142.00
Net rental income$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00    
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00    
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$9,572,141.00$10,556,262.00$10,671,532.00$7,461,720.00$6,978,824.00
Total functional expenses: program service $8,353,811.00$10,012,628.00$10,003,343.00$6,998,888.00$6,515,190.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$1,218,330.00$543,634.00$668,189.00$462,832.00$463,634.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00    
Legal fees (total)$0.00$17,858.00 $11,850.00$15,633.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00    
Investment management fees (total)$5,772.00    
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,063,912.00$2,838,103.00$3,023,074.00$2,895,328.00$2,620,301.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,838,103.00$3,023,074.00$2,895,328.00$2,620,301.00$2,284,317.00
Total liabilities$684,835.00$724,552.00$680,940.00$243,496.00$186,398.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$724,552.00$695,801.00$243,496.00$186,398.00$286,746.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00   $169,678.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00    
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$1,379,077.00$2,113,551.00$2,342,134.00$2,651,832.00$2,433,903.00
Net assets$1,379,077.00$2,113,551.00$2,342,134.00$2,651,832.00$2,433,903.00
Net assets, beginning of year$2,113,551.00$2,327,273.00$2,651,832.00$2,433,903.00$1,997,571.00
Intangible assets$0.00    
Other assets$38,448.00$33,208.00$41,498.00$32,725.00$32,094.00
Investments: other securities$0.00$554,013.00   
Investments: publicly traded securities$628,610.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing$1,077,070.00$1,941,047.00$2,771,373.00$2,715,462.00$2,229,801.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$1,941,047.00$2,771,373.00$2,715,462.00$2,229,801.00$1,978,955.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00    
Loans and other payables to key persons$518,175.00$493,500.00$455,139.00  
Inventories for sale or use$0.00    
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$765,624.00-$230,930.00$199,756.00$217,929.00$436,332.00
Advertising (total)$83,082.00$92,646.00$93,314.00$79,663.00$103,791.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00    
Accounts receivable, net$69,073.00$86,380.00$100,126.00$58,444.00$11,106.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$204,104.00$161,698.00$27,678.00$24,988.00$99,465.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$166,660.00$231,052.00$189,704.00$205,098.00$186,398.00
Deferred revenue  $36,097.00$38,398.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$1,379,077.00$2,113,551.00$2,342,134.00$2,651,832.00$2,433,903.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$15,150.00$20,641.00$16,138.00$14,448.00$16,586.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00    
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members10101078
Number of independent voting members99968
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-10-012015-10-012014-10-012013-10-012012-10-01
Tax year end date2017-09-012016-09-012015-09-012014-09-012013-09-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified personTrueTrueTrue  
Business transaction with entity owner   True 
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5k    True
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-05-162017-09-122016-10-212015-05-182014-04-09
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.3
Filing identifier201811159349300136201711589349300046201641839349300214201500979349300220201440439349301929
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