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

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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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:
Also known as:Be An Angel
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, 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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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 the 2011-2012, 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, 2012, Be An Angel Fund, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Institutional Assistance 372,767
Christmas Programs 303,137
Other 165,117
Respite (Summer & Alternatives for Angels) 67,340
Child/Family Assistance 57,302
Program Services: Camp Be An Angel 27,500
SUCCESS Golf Program 22,186
Snowday 16,180
Total Program Expenses: $1,031,529
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Chief Executive : Marti Boone, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Bill Shank, Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Shank Wealth Management, President

Board Size: 17

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
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,080,925, 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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The following information is based on Be An Angel Fund, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Christmas Program 462,011
Net assets released from donro restrictions 342,851
Donations-General 214,356
Net Gala 200,800
Net revenue from Resale Shop 121,272
Golf Tournaments 96,203
Other Fundraisiers 66,555
Grants 41,000
Partnership Income 583
Interest Income 156
Total Income $1,545,787


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 72%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 9%  Other Expenses: 8%

Total income $1,545,787
Program expenses $1,031,529
Fund raising expenses 163,296
Administrative expenses 128,828
Other Expenses 110,314
Total expenses $1,433,967
Income in Excess of Expenses 111,820
Beginning net assets 231,673
Ending net assets 363,603
Total liabilities 99,580
Total assets $463,183

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

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