Better Business Bureau Report for
YMCA of Southeast Missouri

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2009
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2011

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: YMCA of Southeast Missouri
Address: 511 Taylor Street
  Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: 573-472-9622
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 13, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: exists to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy body, mind, and spirit for all.

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Evaluation Conclusions


YMCA of Southeast Missouri (YMCASEMO) does not meet the following 7 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 5: Conflict of Interest - No transaction(s) in which any board or staff members have material conflicting interests with the charity resulting from any relationship or business affiliation. Factors that will be considered when concluding whether or not a related party transaction constitutes a conflict of interest and if such a conflict is material, include, but are not limited to: any arm's length procedures established by the charity; the size of the transaction relative to like expenses of the charity; whether the interested party participated in the board vote on the transaction; if competitive bids were sought and whether the transaction is one-time, recurring or ongoing.

The organization purchases insurance from companies affiliated with two board members.  According to the charity, they bid the process every three years but during the last bid process no other local brokers submitted a bid. 

Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

The organization does not have a board policy on assessing organizational performance and effectiveness. 

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.

The organization does not have a board policy on assessing organizational performance and effectiveness. 

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.

The organization's budget does not show projected program, administrative, and fundraising expenses. 

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.

The organization's annual report does not include its mission statement and a board roster. 

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.

The organization solicits donations via its website; however, it does not have its annual report information or a link to its most recent IRS Form 990 on the site. 

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.

The organization does not have an online privacy policy. 

YMCA of Southeast Missouri (YMCASEMO) meets the remaining 13 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Day Camps, Youth Sports Programs, After School Programs and Adult Programs.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, YMCASEMO's program expenses were:

Youth Programs 335,428
Total Program Expenses: $335,428
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Chief Executive : Jeff Partridge, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Lisa Old
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Administrative Assistant, Shad Old Insurance Company

Board Size: 27

Paid Staff Size: 90

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,638,078, 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 YMCASEMO's audited financial statements for the year ended December, 31 2007.

Source of Funds  
Public Contributions 3,627,959
Membership Dues 229,213
Program Fees 134,785
Interest Income 41,225
Fundraising Events 10,119
Miscellaneous 5,897
Total Income $4,049,198


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 19% 

Total income $4,049,198
Program expenses $335,428
Fund raising expenses 24,900
Administrative expenses 86,504
Total expenses $446,832
Income in Excess of Expenses 3,602,366
Beginning net assets 4,119,936
Ending net assets 7,722,302
Total liabilities 5,381,767
Total assets $13,104,069

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