Better Business Bureau Report for
Pitt Academy

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

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: Pitt Academy
Address: 7515 Westport Road
  Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-966-6979
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1994, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Pitt Academy provides a safe, nurturing school environment with an individualized curriculum which enables students with learning differences or intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential and develop the skills necessary to experience more independent and productive lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Pitt Academy meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs-We help our students gain the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in the classroom and in life by offering: a fully accredited education by the Kentucky Non-Public Schools Commission, individualized instruction, and small class sizes. In addition, we offer life skills training, technology class, art class, music class and physical education class. We also partner with outside agencies to offer speech, language, occupation and physical therapy. Pitt Academy is also affiliated with and has teams involved in Special Olympics.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Pitt Academy's program expenses were:

Program services 471,770
Total Program Expenses: $471,770
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Chief Executive : Steve DeGaris, Board President

Chair of the Board: Steve DeGaris, Board President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Edelen & Edelen Realtors

Co-Chair of the Board : Kevin Massey, VP

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Project Heating and Cooling

Co-Chair of the Board : Linda Hare, Secretary

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 23

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing.
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $493,050, 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 Pitt Academy's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Tuition/Fees 452,322
Grants and other donations 302,570
Bingo, net of direct expenses 134,841
Other fund raising activities, net 55,639
Other 37,405
Total Income $982,777


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 23% 

Total income $982,777
Program expenses $471,770
Fund raising expenses 4,000
Administrative expenses 138,838
Total expenses $614,608
Income in Excess of Expenses 368,169
Beginning net assets 245,011
Ending net assets 613,180
Total liabilities 9,150
Total assets $622,330

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