Better Business Bureau Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015

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: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Address: 1519 Gardiner Lane
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-587-0494
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1967, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana matches adult volunteers with children in an effort to promote education, build self esteem, and encourage healthy lifestyles and relationships.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana's program expenses were:

Big Brothers Big Sisters 1,559,743
Total Program Expenses: $1,559,743
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Chief Executive : Jeri Swinton, Chief Executive Office

Chair of the Board: Mark McCallum
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Chief Operating Office at Brown Forman Beverage

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 37

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing.

In addition, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,197,486, 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,718,589 in unrestricted net assets and $683,622 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,301,818 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Government and Other Grants 891,728
Special Events, net 559,120
Metro United Way 431,326
Contributions 213,290
Gifts in Kind 102,022
Investment Income 9,813
Miscellaneous 1,629
Loss on disposal of assets -214
Unrealized Loss on investments -406
Rental Income -10,028
Total Income $2,198,280


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $2,198,280
Program expenses $1,559,743
Fund raising expenses 261,683
Administrative expenses 234,297
Total expenses $2,055,723
Income in Excess of Expenses 142,557
Beginning net assets 2,259,654
Ending net assets 2,402,211
Total liabilities 155,562
Total assets $2,557,773

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