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Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Name: Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
Phone: (704) 731-6500
Fax: (704) 567-0598
Address: 7007 Idlewild Rd
Charlotte, NC 28212-5751
Report Creation Date: October 20, 2016
Report Expiration Date: October 20, 2018
Principal: Ms. Angela Woods, CEO
Customer Contact: Ms. Angela Woods, CEO - (704) 731-6500
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1957, NC
Employees: 63 Full Time.
File Open Date: January 2003
Type of Business: Charity - Children & Youth, Charity - Local

Stated Purpose

Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council's purpose is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them for the rest of their lives: strong values, social conscience, and conviction of their own self-worth.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


Programs focus upon youth development and camp opportunities for girls ages 5 to 17.

Total Program Expenses:$2,670,855


Chief Executive Officer:Ms. Angela Woods, CEO
Board Size:23
Paid Staff Size:63 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fundraising methods include direct mail appeals, fund-raising events, campaigns, and grant proposals.

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.


According to Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council's IRS 990 for the year ended December 31, 2015:

 Total Income:$3,658,448
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$2,670,855 77.13%73.01%
 Fund Raising:$255,227 7.37%6.98%
 Administrative:$536,533 15.50%14.67%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$3,462,615
Excess of Income over Expenses$195,833
Ending Net Assets:$12,915,991
Total Assets$15,693,749
Total Liabilities$2,777,758

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Additional Contact Information

ID: 114793
Report as of December 4, 2016 15:59
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