Better Business Bureau Report for
Dorman Preschool Center

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Dorman Preschool Center
Address: 719 Burks Branch Road
  Shelbyville, KY 40066
Phone: 502-633-2760
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1964, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Dorman Preschool Center's mission is to provide a service program of early intervention, with mainstreamed learning opportunities in the least restrictive environment, to allow the child who is at risk with delays mentally, physically, emotionally or socially, to develop to their fullest potential. The agency also provides families with a support system of service collaboration that will assist with the transition to other programs and avenues of positive growth.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Dorman Preschool Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Dorman Preschool Center provides early intervention to children who are developmentally delayed or at risk of being developmentally delayed. Programs include a preschool for 3 and 4 year olds with before and after care, a preschool for toddlers with before and after care, and a First Steps play group.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Dorman Preschool Center's program expenses were:

Program services 357,502
Total Program Expenses: $357,502
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Chief Executive : Sarah Jeffries , Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Ron Caughron
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Advisor for Ward Commercial Group

Co-Chair of the Board : Ray Leathers, Vice President

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CEO of Roll Forming Corp

Co-Chair of the Board : Sharon Hackworth, Secretary

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Teacher

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 13

*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 charitable gaming, direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Dorman Preschool is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 38% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $430,851, 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 Dorman Preschool Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $255,489 unrestricted net assets and $48,454 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets are reported include include $128,204 in fixed assets.

Source of Funds  
Fundraising (charitable gaming) 161,582
Other locally generated funds 147,893
Program Fees 134,114
Grant Funds 108,728
Contributions 9,648
Government upport 3,000
Total Income $564,965


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 65%  Fund Raising: 30%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $564,965
Program expenses $357,502
Fund raising expenses 163,635
Administrative expenses 29,104
Total expenses $550,241
Income in Excess of Expenses 14,724
Beginning net assets 237,036
Other Changes in Net Assets 52,183
Ending net assets 303,943
Total liabilities 9,483
Total assets $313,426

The BBB has determined that Dorman Preschool Service's fund raising expenses are reasonable even though those expenses are slightly above the fund raising expense ratio in standard 9.

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