Better Business Bureau Report for
Neuhaus Education Center

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: Neuhaus Education Center
Address: 4433 Bissonnet Street
  Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713-664-7676
Web Address:
Also known as:W. Oscar Neuhaus Memorial Foundation
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Neuhaus Education Center, a nonprofit organization established in 1980, is dedicated to promoting reading success. Neuhaus Education Center provides evidence-based professional development to educators, information and resources to parents and direct services to adult learners.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Neuhaus Education Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Neuhaus Education Center offers the following programs: 1. Professional development for educators - workshops & classes offered on-site, by interactive video & on-line. 2. Parent Resources - parent consultation on-site, by telephone & by email; parent seminars, referrals, scholarships for one-on-one therapy for students in need. 3. Adult literacy - small on-site evening classes for adults with reading difficulties. Their class size averages 30-40 students.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Neuhaus Education Center's program expenses were:

Educational 3,624,585
Research 108,549
Total Program Expenses: $3,733,134
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Chief Executive : Marybeth Flachbart, Ed. D., CALT, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Robert W. Kirkland
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Wapiti Energy, LLC, Senior Vice President and CFO

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 90

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


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,273,404, 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 Neuhaus Education Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Tuition, net of teacher scholarships of $30,430 2,999,056
Sale of educational materials 1,731,827
Contributions 885,047
Investment return 884,264
Specials events 480,106
Direct donor benefit costs -90,805
Total Income $6,889,495


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $6,889,495
Program expenses $3,733,134
Fund raising expenses 345,597
Administrative expenses 334,121
Total expenses $4,412,852
Income in Excess of Expenses 2,476,643
Beginning net assets 9,226,165
Ending net assets 11,702,808
Total liabilities 986,695
Total assets $12,689,503

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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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