Better Business Bureau Report for
Louisville Chorus

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Louisville Chorus
Address: 6303 Fern Valley Pass
  Louisville, KY 40228
Phone: 502-968-6300
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1987, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To enrich the spirit of the community and the lives of its citizenry by offering a wide variety of musical performances in regionally diverse venues. Special attention is given to broadening the appeal of the choral arts form for new and existing audiences.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Louisville Chorus meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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A professional chorus of auditioned singers, The Louisville Chorus annually presents audiences with the widest variety of repertoire from choral masterworks with orchestra to pops, children/family-oriented, Broadway, holiday, patriotic, more; releases professional commercial CDs; performs regularly with other arts agencies, including involvement with young artists; offers its own very active season of concerts and events; and performs for arts series and outreach opportunities throughout Kentuckiana. Est. 1939 • Boasting the expertise of Music Director Daniel Spurlock • The Louisville Chorus—refining life through the power of music.

For the fiscal year ended July 31, 2013, Louisville Chorus's program expenses were:

Program-Artistic 25,388
Program-General 10,870
Program-Concert Marketing 8,256
Total Program Expenses: $44,514
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Chief Executive : Therese Davis, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Paul Peterson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, Board of Directors

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 3

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $57,556, 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 Louisville Chorus's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Fund raising concert events 21,047
Revenue from commissioned performances and from the sale of CDs and Traditional Series Tickets 12,341
Corporate/business sponsorships 11,266
Contributions from individuals 9,519
Kentucky Arts Council grant 2,058
Foundation grants 1,325
Other income 529
Total Income $58,085


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 77%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 15%  Other Expenses: 3%

Total income $58,085
Program expenses $44,514
Fund raising expenses 3,022
Administrative expenses 8,545
Other Expenses 1,991
Total expenses $58,072
Income in Excess of Expenses 13
Beginning net assets 45
Ending net assets 58
Total liabilities
Total assets $58

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