Better Business Bureau Report for
To Save A Life, Incorporated

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: To Save A Life, Incorporated
Address: 10522 Black Iron Road
  Louisville, KY 40291
Phone: 502-992-9427
Web Address:
Also known as:Garrett Advocacy Project
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2011, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Garrett Advocacy Project is committed to bridging the gap between patients, families and the medical community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


To Save A Life, Incorporated does not meet the following 7 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 1: Oversight of Operations and Staff - Organizations shall have a board of directors that provides adequate oversight of the charity's operations and its staff. Indication of adequate oversight includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled appraisals of the CEO's performance, evidence of disbursement controls such as board approval of the budget, fund raising practices, establishment of a conflict of interest policy, and establishment of accounting procedures sufficient to safeguard charity finances.

Agency states  that it does not have a board approved conflict of interest policy.

Standard 7: Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness - Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

Agency states that the board has not performed an assessment of organizational effectiveness.

Standard 8: Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

Financial nformation submitted indicates that the agency spent 13% of total expenditures on program services.

Standard 14: Budget - Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

Agency did not provide a current year budget.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

Agency states that it does not produce an annual report.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Agency does not have annual report information or electronic access to its IRS 990 posted on its website.

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

Agency does not have a website privacy statement posted on its website.

In addition, the Louisville Better Business Bureau requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight and finances and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 4Standards for Charity Accountability: 3, 9, 12, and 13.
To Save A Life, Incorporated meets the remaining 9 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Garrett Advocacy Project's mission will be achieved through ADVOCACY by providing opportunities that champion and uphold patients rights, which will strengthen and support best practices for patient communication and relations; through EDUCATION by providing training and instruction for patients, in-house advocates, and medical staff, as it relates to creating a patient-supported atmosphere, within the medical community; and through creating AWARENESS for the challenges that patients face, as they navigate through the myriad of options presented to them via the healthcare system.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, To Save A Life, Incorporated's program expenses were:

Program service 1,000
Total Program Expenses: $1,000
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Chief Executive : Avonti Garrett, Board Chair

Chair of the Board: Avonti Garrett
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Founder/CEO/Business Owner

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 0

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include grant proposals, internet appeals, and membership.
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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 information entered on the BBB charity questionnaire. Information entered on the questionnaire showed no agency revenue.

Source of Funds  
Total Income $0


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 13%  Fund Raising: 22%  Administrative: 33%  Other Expenses: 32%

Total income $0
Program expenses $1,000
Fund raising expenses 1,700
Administrative expenses 2,700
Other Expenses 2,500
Total expenses $7,900
Beginning net assets
Ending net assets (7,900)
Total liabilities
Total assets ($7,900)

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