Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm Business Review in Dayton, OH - Dayton BBB

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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
Report Expiration Date: November 1, 2017
Original Business Start Date: January 1957
Principal: Ms. Alexis R. Faust, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Laurie Cothran, Development and Marketing Manager - (937) 890-7360
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1979, OH
Employees: 25 Full Time. 13 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Environmental, Conservationist & Ecol Org, Museums, Wedding Consultants, Wedding Supplies & Services
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

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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, 2015, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm's program expenses were:

Grants - Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm Operations:$605,412

Grants - Farm Expansion & Renovation:

Total Program Expenses:$826,019


Chief Executive Officer:Alexis R. Faust
Chair of the Board:Charles Shoemaker
Board Size:34
Paid Staff Size:25 Full Time. 13 Part Time.

Fund Raising

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

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 totaled 0.69% 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 Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm's audited financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2015:

 Membership dues$104,253
 Bequests and contributions$456,424
 Program receipts$167,942
 Fundraising activities$74,525
 Interest income$2,030
 Total Income:$805,174
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$826,019 97.09%102.59%
 Fund Raising:$3,686 0.43%0.46%
 Administrative:$21,101 2.48%2.62%
 Total Expenses:$850,806
Excess of Income over Expenses$-45,632
Ending Net Assets:$759,472

Notes and Comments

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Report as of February 18, 2017 14:46
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