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Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm


A BBB Accredited Charity since 03/18/2002.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Phone: (937) 890-7360
Fax: (937) 890-2382
Address: 1000 Aullwood Rd
Dayton, OH 45414
Website: aullwood.center.audubon.org
Report Expiration Date: November 1, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1957
Principal: Ms. Charity Krueger, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Ardith P. Hamilton, Development Coordinator - (937) 890-7360
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1979, OH
Employees: 13 Full Time. 25 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Environmental, Conservationist & Ecol Org, Museums
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Friends of Aullwood, Inc.

Stated Purpose

According to the organization, "Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, an Audubon Center of the National Audubon Society for environmental education and organic agriculture, provides activities that increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research and recreation."


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.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Programs

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm provides programs for children and adults in education, environmental awareness, land management, sustainable organic agriculture, research, scientific study, stewardship, and recreation.

For the year ended June 30, 2012, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm's program expenses were:

Grants - Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm Operations:$614,883

Grants - Farm Expansion & Renovation:
$2,642,286

Grants - Other:
$39,622
 
Total Program Expenses:$3,299,602

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Charity Krueger
Chair of the Board:Joshua R. Lounsbury
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Coolidge Wall, LPA
Board Size:33
Paid Staff Size:13 Full Time. 25 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm raises funds through direct mail appeals, special events, grant proposals, print advertisements and planned giving.

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 totaled 0.19% 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.


Financial

According to Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm's audited financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2012:

Income
 Membership dues$98,549
 Bequests and contributions$1,372,919
 Program receipts$126,301
 Fundraising activities$40,705
 Interest income$7,689
 Total Income:$1,646,163
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$3,299,602 99.42%200.44%
 Fund Raising:$2,811 0.08%0.17%
 Administrative:$16,503 0.50%1.00%
 Total Expenses:$3,318,916
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-1,672,753
Ending Net Assets:$1,065,740

Notes and Comments

The BBB's Charitable Advisory Service reports on local charities and determines if they meet the voluntary BBB Standards for Charity Accountability addressing governance and oversight, measuring effectiveness, finances, fund raising and informational materials.


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