Better Business Bureau Report for
Louisville Leopard Percussionists

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Louisville Leopard Percussionists
Address: P.O. Box 3291
  Louisville, KY 40201
Phone: 502-632-2100
Web Address:
Also known as:Louisville Leopards
Fabulous Leopard Percussionists
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2003, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Louisville Leopard Percussionists provides a comprehensive musical experience for children, regardless of cultural or socio-economic background, that enriches lives and builds community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Louisville Leopard Percussionists meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Participants of diverse backgrounds develop music appreciation, performance skills, proficiency on a variety of percussion instruments, and learn to improvise, compose, teach music and to care for their instruments. These skills build creativity and self-confidence and teach life-long values of personal discipline, cooperation, leadership, responsibility, and community.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Louisville Leopard Percussionists's program expenses were:

Program services 84,213
Total Program Expenses: $84,213
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Chief Executive : Diane Downs, Founder & Artistic Director

Chair of the Board: Seanna Bezehertny
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: ARC Chair & Special Ed Coordinator

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 6

Staffing is provided through personal service contracts.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, raffles, internet appeals
Fund raising costs were 26% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $32,211, 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 Leopard Percussionists's internally produced financial statements and IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Tution & Camp Fees 55,292
Fundraisers 15,017
Contributions & Grants 12,354
Gaming Income (Raffle) 4,840
Merchadise Sales 2,527
Performance Fees 1,235
Miscellanceous 273
Total Income $91,538


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

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

Total income $91,538
Program expenses $84,213
Fund raising expenses 8,358
Administrative expenses 8,563
Total expenses $101,134
Expenses in Excess of Income (9,596)
Beginning net assets 60,847
Other Changes in Net Assets (5,943)
Ending net assets 45,308
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $45,308

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