Better Business Bureau Report for
The Rose

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Rose
Address: 12700 N. Featherwood Dr., Suite 260
  Houston, TX 77034
Phone: 281-484-4708
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Rose's mission is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing screening, diagnostics and access to treatment for all women, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Evaluation Conclusions


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The Rose provides reduced cost mammography, ultrasound and other diagnostic testing, screening, and treatments for low income and minority women. Additionally, The Rose offers breast care education. All programs are citywide. In 2013, The Rose served 34,710 total patients; 9,819 of those screening and diagnostic procedures were at no charge to uninsured patients. In addition, The Rose served 7,959 patients through The Rose Mobile Mammography Program and reached 23,094 through Education and Outreach.

For the fiscal year ended July 31, 2013, The Rose's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Dorothy Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Chair of the Board: Myrleen Knott, Chair of the Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Buffalo Flange, Inc., V. P. & Controller

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 91

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


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,806,262, 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 The Rose's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Program Service Fees, Net of Adjustments 6,486,747
Support and Grants 3,258,359
Special Events, Net of Expenses 547,903
Building Rental Income 308,777
Other Income, Net of Losses 82,091
Investment Income, Net of Losses 5,321
Total Income $10,689,198


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $10,689,198
Program expenses $8,240,089
Fund raising expenses 511,231
Administrative expenses 930,785
Total expenses $9,682,105
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,007,093
Beginning net assets 4,179,515
Ending net assets 5,186,608
Total liabilities 3,363,448
Total assets $8,550,056

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0 complaint(s) closed with BBB in the last 3 years. 0 complaint(s) closed in the last 12 months.

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