The Meetings

Street Address: Alcoholics Anonymous
475 Riverside Drive
11th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10115
Mailing Address: Alcoholics Anonymous
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 459
New York, N.Y. 10163
Phone: (212) 870-3400
(212) 870-3119      Public Information Coordinator
Email:   The only email address I could find on the site.
What it is:

Statement from "The AA Service Manual," 1989-1990 Edition, page S126:

"The board of trustees is responsible for G.S.O. and the Grapevine, and it takes care of it's administrative duties through two operating corporations. One is A. A. World Services Inc., which handles world services or general services, and the publishing of books and pamphlets.  The other is The Grapevine Inc., which does the editing, publishing, and distribution of the A. A. Grapevine."

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990, which is available for download on this page.  The following information is taken from the 2004 Report. Please read the entire report to better understand the meaning of this information.
Of note:
Gross receipts:  $11,299,319.00
Cost of goods sold:  $  4,152,762.00
Gross profit:      $  7,144,799.00
Total Assets:      $  4,214,409.00

Highest paid people in organization

Christopher Cavanaugh
35 hours/week $ 141,148.00
Carol Harley
35 hours/week $   85,169.00
Eleanor Widdoes
35 hours/week $   89,240.00
Dan DiFilippis
Asst Cont             (abbreviation not explained)
35 hours/week $   80,485.00
Daniel Brown
Spanish Edit
35 hour/week $   74,306.00
Greg Muth
20 hours/week $ 109,407.00
Donald Meurer
Asst Treasurer
20 hour/week $   64,023.00
Footnotes: Contributions to the employee benefit plans are not separately calculated by employee.
Part of Officers salaries are carried by the General Service Board of AA.
There are nine additional employees earning in excess of $50,000.00 each.
Downloads: pdf-icon.gif Download the 2004 Form 990 Financial Report. You will need Acrobat Reader to view this.
pdf-icon.gif Download the 2003 Form 990 Financial Report. You will need Acrobat Reader to view this.