Better Business Bureau Report for
Dorman Preschool Center

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. 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, 2012, Dorman Preschool Center's program expenses were:

Program services 394,449
Total Program Expenses: $394,449
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Chief Executive : Laurie Cottrell and Sarah Jeffries, Co-Directors

Chair of the Board: Ray Leathers
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President & CEO of Roll Forming Corporation

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 13

The Dorman Preschool Center hired two Executive Directors who oversee different aspects of the Dorman Preschool Center. Laurie Cottrell serves as Operations Manager and Family Advocate and Sarah Jeffries serves as Administrator and Program Director.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet appeals, and charitable gaming.

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

Fund raising costs were 41% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $464,007, 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 - combined for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Charitable gaming 249,036
Grants 131,785
Program Receipts 115,127
United Way Contributions 69,854
Contributions 9,332
Miscellaneous Income 4,209
Government support 4,000
Gain on sale of fixed assets 2,353
Total Income $585,696


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 65%  Fund Raising: 31%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $585,696
Program expenses $394,449
Fund raising expenses 189,775
Administrative expenses 22,341
Total expenses $606,565
Expenses in Excess of Income (20,869)
Beginning net assets 253,491
Ending net assets 232,622
Total liabilities 6,393
Total assets $239,015

The BBB has determined that Dorman Preschools fund raising expense ratio is reasonable even though the ratio exceeds the 35% ratio required by standard 9.

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