Better Business Bureau Report for
Be An Angel Fund, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Be An Angel Fund, Inc.
Address: 2003 Aldine Bender
  Houston, TX 77032
Phone: (281) 219-3313
Web Address: www.BeAnAngel.org
Also known as:Be An Angel
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1988, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: It is the mission of Be An Angel to improve the quality of life for children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness by providing wheelchairs, hearing aids, and other adaptive equipment and select services to individuals and institutions that require a supplement to alternative means of funding.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Be An Angel Fund, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

1. Child/Family Assistance: Personal equipment and nutritional needs, such as adaptive strollers, wheelchairs, and hearing aids, including children in Latin America. 2. Respite Care: skilled care during summer months at designated campuses and year-round “voucher” program for at-home care of select children. 3. Christmas/Snow Day: Holiday gifts provided to 4,322 qualified students in 17 districts and special event for students at two campuses. 4. Institutional Assistance: Major equipment donations and projects for schools and parks, such as barrier-free playgrounds and sensory room equipment. 5. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Golf: One-of-a-kind portable miniature golf course used in multiple school districts for “Students Undertaking Challenging Courses Ensuring development of Sportsmanship and Skills.” 6. Camp: Barrier-free family camp weekend with activities such as horseback riding, archery, and lip-lining for select families. During 2012, Be An Angel Fund, Inc. served 4,966 special needs children from Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area in it's annual Christmas Program; and provided 43 families with a weekend experience at Camp Be An Angel.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013, Be An Angel Fund, Inc.'s program expenses were:

  
Christmas Programs 325,675
Other 231,069
Child/Family Assistance 154,469
Institutional Assistance 112,685
Respite (Summer & Alternatives for Angels) 74,392
SUCCESS Golf 38,967
Camp Be An Angel 33,367
Snowday 11,788
Total Program Expenses: $982,412
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Marti Boone, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$87,500

Chair of the Board: Mike Williams, Board Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: General Manager; Oak Farms Dairy

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 4

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, internet
Fund raising costs were 22% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $759,988, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on Be An Angel Fund, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Support & Revenue: Christmas Program 417,687
Support & Revenue: Donations - General 416,647
Gala: Net revenue from Gala 168,070
Net assets released from donor restrictions 99,365
Golf Tournaments 80,000
Support & Revenue: Grants 54,450
Support & Revenue: Other Fundraisers 40,821
Resale Shop: Net revenue from Resale Shop 36,620
Partnership Income 13,780
Support & Revenue: Interest Income 144
Total Income $1,327,584


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 10%  Other Expenses: 5%

Total income $1,327,584
Program expenses $982,412
Fund raising expenses 166,781
Administrative expenses 138,823
Other Expenses 68,263
Total expenses $1,356,279
Expenses in Excess of Income (28,695)
Beginning net assets 363,603
Ending net assets 320,216
Total liabilities
Total assets $320,216


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Complaints

              

The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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