Better Business Bureau Report for
One Plus One Equals U

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 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: One Plus One Equals U
Address: 11301 Prince George Court
  Louisville, KY 40241
Phone: 502-500-0433
Web Address:
Also known as:1+1=U
1 plus 1 equals u
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2007, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of One Plus One Equals U is to impact the lives of young men and women. This is done through higher learning by way of colleges / universities, technical / vocational schools, prep military academies or boarding schools. One Plus One Equals U realizes that every school is not for every student. The organization seeks to encourage self-discipline, integrity and education in a Holistic environment that promotes leadership and responsibility.

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Evaluation Conclusions


One Plus One Equals U meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The organization targets middle and high school students who struggle with behavioral problems in and out of the classroom. The organizations young women, referred to as U Girls and the organizations young men, referred to as U Guys, participate in various activities geared towards boosting academic and personal goals. Each student participating in the 1+1=U program must sign a personal success contract, which outlines program expectations and further assists with selfdevelopment and selfactualization. Activities: ACT Preparation - Book Club - Mentoring - Tutoring - 1+1 Music Group - Taylor-Burton-Bush Scholarship - Performing & Cultural Arts - 3 Day Youth Retreat - Fieldtrips - Youth Summer Program

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, One Plus One Equals U's program expenses were:

Program services 32,132
Total Program Expenses: $32,132
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Chief Executive : Margaret Ddunbar-Demaree, Founder/Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Margaret Dunbar-Demaree
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Founder/Executive Director

Co-Chair of the Board : Edward Burton

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President

Co-Chair of the Board : Robert McClain

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 0

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, and grant proposals.
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $23,100, 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 internally produced financial statements and One Plus One Equals U's IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Direct expenses incurred in fund raising events have been netted out of revenue and expenses for BBB report purposes.

Source of Funds  
Miscellaneous 14,454
Metro United Way 10,000
Contributions 9,250
Grants 3,850
Program service fees 3,620
Total Income $41,174


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $41,174
Program expenses $32,132
Fund raising expenses 2,239
Administrative expenses 4,893
Total expenses $39,264
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,910
Beginning net assets 884
Ending net assets 2,794
Total liabilities
Total assets $2,794

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