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Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn


A BBB Accredited Charity since 06/11/2007.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn
Phone: (937) 878-4141
Fax: (937) 878-4775
Address: 325 N 3rd St
Fairborn, OH 45324
Website: www.fairbornseniors.org
Report Expiration Date: October 1, 2018
Original Business Start Date: November 1963
Principal: Ms. Ellen Slone-Farthing, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Ellen Slone-Farthing, Executive Director - (937) 878-4141
Employees: 2 Full Time. 29 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Elderly/Senior Specialty Services, Senior Care Information and Resources, Senior Citizens Service Organization
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Fairborn Senior Center
Fairborn Senior Citizens Association

Stated Purpose

According to the organization, its mission is "provides activities and services to meet the needs of senior citizens in the Fairborn Bath Township area, assisting them to lead independent and meaningful lives."


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

The Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn operates the Fairborn Senior Center that provides recreational, educational and wellness activities for senior citizens. The organization also provides social services to assist frail elderly in obtaining community resources, homemaker and transportation services.

For the year ended December 31, 2014, Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn's program expenses were:

Center Services:$151,403

Supportive Services:
$329,686

Transportation Services:
$123,609
 
Total Program Expenses:$604,698

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Ellen Slone, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:Charles Leath, President
Board Size:11
Paid Staff Size:2 Full Time. 29 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn raises funds through an annual campaign, special events, grants from the Area Agency on Aging, United Way, City of Fairborn and Bath Township.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending December 31, 2014 totaled 2.4% 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 Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn's audited financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2014:

Income
 Contributions$24,610
 Memberships$13,133
 United Way allocation$16,375
 Fees and grants from governmental agencies$277,499
 Charter bus trips and tours$4,508
 Other special events$19,580
 Program fees$225,757
 Facilities rent$12,096
 Miscellaneous revenue$11,126
 In-kind support$28,746
 Total Income:$633,430
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$604,698 90.86%95.46%
 Fund Raising:$9,347 1.40%1.48%
 Administrative:$51,506 7.74%8.13%
 Total Expenses:$665,551
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-32,121
Ending Net Assets:$203,191

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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