American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter Business Review in Dayton, OH - Dayton BBB

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Name: American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter
Phone: (937) 222-6711
Fax: (937) 222-0984
Address: 370 W 1st St
Dayton, OH 45402
Report Expiration Date: October 1, 2018
Original Business Start Date: January 1917
Principal: Laura Seyfang, Chapter Executive
Customer Contact: Laura Seyfang, Chapter Executive
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1917, OH
Employees: 25 Full Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Children & Youth, Charity - National, Emergency Disaster Preparedness Equipment & Supplies, First Aid Instruction, First Aid Supplies, Internet Shopping, Transitional Housing

Stated Purpose

According to the American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter, its mission is "The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors."

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.


American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter provides disaster preparedness and response, and health and safety education to residents of Montgomery, Greene & Preble Counties, as well as assistance to families with members in the military. The Chapter also operates Emergency Housing Programs in Montgomery and Greene Counties. Led by volunteers, the Dayton Area Chapter responds to nearly 200 disaster incidents each year.

For the year ended June 30, 2010, American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter's program expenses were:

Armed Forces & International Social Services:$185,816

Disaster Services:

Health & Safety Services:

Montgomery County Emergency Housing:

Greene County Emergency Housing:

Greene County Transitional Housing:

Shared Services:
Total Program Expenses:$2,980,829


Chief Executive Officer:Laura Seyfang
Chair of the Board:Martin Hydell, Chair
Board Size:38
Paid Staff Size:25 Full Time.

Fund Raising

American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter raises funds through direct mail, special events, print advertisements, grant proposals and planned giving.

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 totaled 12% of related contributions.

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 American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter's audited financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2010:

 United Way$797,196
 Monetary Contributions$879,549
 Special Events (net of direct expenses)$79,650
 Investment income$444,944
 Change in fair value charitable unitrust$420,855
 Products and Services$447,485
 Total Income:$4,409,991
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$2,980,829 84.99%67.59%
 Fund Raising:$37,869 1.08%0.86%
 Administrative:$488,690 13.93%11.08%
 Total Expenses:$3,507,388
Excess of Income over Expenses$902,603
Ending Net Assets:$7,085,745

Notes and Comments

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Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
1080 E Main St
Xenia, OH  45385
Tel: (937) 376-3111

415 Van Wert Pl
Dayton, OH  45404
Tel: (937) 279-6034

130 W 2nd St
Xenia, OH  45385
Tel: (937) 372-9983

1751 N Barron St
Eaton, OH  45320
Tel: (937) 456-5494

827 S Gettysburg Ave
Dayton, OH  45417

Report as of July 26, 2016 10:01
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