Better Business Bureau Report for
Louisville Leopard Percussionists

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2015

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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, and 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, 2012, Louisville Leopard Percussionists's program expenses were:

Program services 76,283
Total Program Expenses: $76,283
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Chief Executive : Diane Downs, Founder and Artistic Director

Chair of the Board: Seanna Bezehertny
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: ARC Chair & Special Education Coordinator for Oldham County Public Schools

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 6

Staffing is provided through personal service contracts.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, radio, grant proposals, special events, memberships, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $33,873, 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 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Program service fees 58,635
Special event revenue, net of direct expenses 13,711
Contributions 8,174
Gaming income (raffle) 5,191
Corporate sponsors 5,000
Performance fees 3,673
Grants 3,490
Miscellaneous 413
Interest income 27
Merchandise sales, net -1,693
Total Income $96,621


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $96,621
Program expenses $76,283
Fund raising expenses 3,207
Administrative expenses 10,193
Total expenses $89,683
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,938
Beginning net assets 58,696
Ending net assets 65,634
Total liabilities
Total assets $65,634

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