Better Business Bureau Report for
Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky
Address: 2509 Plantside Drive, Suite D
  Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: 502-708-1625
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2001, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky is: • To provide resources for support, networking, and education for women who are diagnosed with gynecological cancers and their caregivers in order to improve outcomes. • To create awareness among women and the greater community regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer, resulting in earlier detection and saved lives • To encourage greater citizen participation in gynecological cancer issues for the benefit of future generations through public education programs, media collaboration, and joint ventures with other community organizations

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Evaluation Conclusions


Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (OAK) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky is an educational resource and patient support network for individuals and families impacted by ovarian and other gynecological cancers and for the broader community. The organization publishes a quarterly newsletter and other informational materials, sponsors seminars, workshops and special events and created a website to enhance awareness and educate the community about gynecological cancer issues. The organization also sponsors support groups for patients and their caregivers and provides training to and serves as a resource for medical professionals of gynecological cancer issues.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, OAK's program expenses were:

Program services 49,264
Total Program Expenses: $49,264
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Chief Executive : Elizabeth Jordan, Program Director / Office Manager

Chair of the Board: SuzAnne Caraway
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: UPS

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 1

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $46,921, 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 OAK's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $82,261 in unrestricted net assets and $4,841 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Fundraising events, net of direct expenses of $7,194 26,092
Contributions and grants 20,829
Investment income 15
Total Income $46,936


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $46,936
Program expenses $49,264
Fund raising expenses 3,241
Administrative expenses 5,678
Total expenses $58,183
Expenses in Excess of Income (11,247)
Beginning net assets 98,349
Ending net assets 87,102
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $87,102

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