Better Business Bureau Report for
Academy of Science of St. Louis

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2012

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: Academy of Science of St. Louis
Address: 5050 Oakland Avenue
  St. Louis , MO 63110
Phone: 314-533-8082
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1856, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to promote the public understanding and application of science."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Academy of Science of St. Louis (ASSTL) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Junior Academy of Science, Greater St. Louis Science Fair, Speakers for Science, Science Seminar Series, Academy Fellows, BioBlitz, and Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Awards.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, ASSTL's program expenses were:

Programs 478,584
Total Program Expenses: $478,584
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Chief Executive : Mary Burke , Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Benjamin H. Hulsey
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP

Board Size: 32

Paid Staff Size: 6

*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, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 18% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $471,246, 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 ASSTL's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

Source of Funds  
Grant revenue 343,163
Investment income 114,141
Membership dues 110,473
Special event 76,476
Donated goods and services 45,723
Contributions 5,884
Other income 422
Total Income $696,282


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 77%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $696,282
Program expenses $478,584
Fund raising expenses 87,136
Administrative expenses 52,868
Total expenses $618,588
Income in Excess of Expenses 77,694
Beginning net assets 1,560,222
Ending net assets 1,637,916
Total liabilities 109,338
Total assets $1,747,254

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