Better Business Bureau Report for
St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2015


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Charity Contact Information

Name: St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education
Address: 946 S. 25th Street
  Louisville, KY 40210
Phone: 502-772-7324
Web Address: www.stbenedictcenterlouisville.com
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1971, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of St. Benedict Center is to provide quality childcare for families in the community. St. Benedict Center provides child care services for children six weeks to twelve years of age. Approximately 83% of the children are from families that are at or below the poverty level. Fees for child care services are received from third party reimbursement programs and daily parent charges. Support is also received in the form of a contribution from Metro United Way.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education ( ) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

St. Benedict Center strives to provide opportunities and experiences enabling children to grow physically, psychologically, intellectually, and socially, in a caring, loving, and safe environment. Daily programs include teacher directed activities in language arts, music, science, reading readiness, art, outdoor play, dance, and free play. The Center also provides breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon supplement for the children through a federally subsidized nutrition program.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education's program expenses were:

  
Early childhood education 880,375
Total Program Expenses: $880,375
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Alissa Mwenelupembe , Executive Director
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Kathy Emrich
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Teacher

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 26

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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

The primary method of fund raising is grant proposals. The agency generates significant revenues from fees and grants from government agencies.

In addition, the St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education is a Metro United Way member agency.




Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $141,294, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education's draft audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,270,680 in unrestricted net assets and $111,781 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets as reported include $1,234,932 in Operating assets and $35,748 in Board designated assets.

Total assets as reported include $810,511 invested in property and equipment, net.


Source of Funds  
Program service income 597,406
Contributions and grants 141,294
Interest income 2,700
Total Income $741,400


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $741,400
Program expenses $880,375
Fund raising expenses 12,614
Administrative expenses 101,489
Total expenses $994,478
Expenses in Excess of Income (253,078)
Beginning net assets 1,635,539
Ending net assets 1,382,461
Total liabilities 46,343
Total assets $1,428,804


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