Better Business Bureau Report for
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter
Address: 1201 Story Avenue, Suite 200
  Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: 502-451-0014
Web Address:
Also known as:National MS Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1946, New York
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Society's mission is: We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

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Evaluation Conclusions


National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers a variety of services to both individuals and families who are coping with the lifestyle changes created by this disease. Principles among these are: ---information sharing through newsletters, a lending library, and educational programs ---self-help groups, exercise programs, equipment loan program, direct assistance to clients via individual counseling or referrals to health professionals and affiliation with multiple sclerosis clinics and centers in our service area ---advocacy by monitoring federal, state, and local legislative issues that affect person with MS, and research ---fund raising for Chapter programs from voluntary private and corporate contributors ---numerous opportunities for volunteers who provide their assistance, expertise, and support for the Chapter's programs and activities

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter's program expenses were:

Research 463,695
Client Programs 192,178
Public support to National 175,761
Community Programs 108,191
Public Education 104,499
Professional Education & Training 26,992
Total Program Expenses: $1,071,316
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Chief Executive : Stacy Funk, Chapter President

Chair of the Board: Michelle Baugh
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Wells Fargo Insurance

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 8

*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 direct mail, telephone solicitations, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet appeals, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, and membership.
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,207,717, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter incurred joint costs of $648 for informational materials and activities that included fund raising materials. Of those costs $49 was allocated to program expenses, $599 was allocated to fund raising expenses, and $ was allocated to administrative expenses.
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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 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Southeast Indiana Chapter's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $712,328 in unrestricted assets, $5,200 in temporarily restricted assets, and $6,000 in permanently restricted assets.

Source of Funds  
Debt Forgiveness by Home Office 851,555
Special events, net of direct expenses 835,242
Contributions 355,576
Legacies 15,660
Investment Income 1,936
Service Program Fees 1,239
Total Income $2,061,208


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $2,061,208
Program expenses $1,071,316
Fund raising expenses 163,716
Administrative expenses 51,820
Total expenses $1,286,852
Income in Excess of Expenses 774,356
Beginning net assets (50,828)
Ending net assets 723,528
Total liabilities 119,807
Total assets $843,335

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