BBB Reliability Report for
|Address:||6252 W 104th Ave |
|Westminster, CO 80020-4107|
|Report Creation Date:||June 18, 2013|
|Report Expiration Date:||June 18, 2015|
|Original Business Start Date:||July 1995|
|Principal:||Patrick Tennyson, CEO|
|Customer Contact:||Leandra Lipson, Vice President of Resource Development|
|Incorporated:||January 1995, CO|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Local, Charity - Animal Protection, Charity - Education & Literacy|
|BBB Accreditation:||This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.|
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Butterfly Pavilion's mission is to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.
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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Education is at the heart of the Butterfly Pavilion. To ensure that visitors walk away with a better understanding of the animals and their habitat, the Butterfly Pavilion provides free, classroom-based, "Spineless Spotlight" programs taught by environmental educators.
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 Butterfly Pavilion's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011:
* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.
BBB processed a total of 1 complaint about this organization in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period.
All charitable organizations soliciting contributions in Colorado -- with a few specific exceptions listed in the Charitable Solicitations Act at 6-16-104(6)(a)-(c), C.R.S. -- must submit an initial registration statement with the Secretary of State and receive a registration number. After the initial registration, annual registration statements must be renewed each year by the 5th day of the fifth month after the close of the organizationâ€™s fiscal year. In addition, all solicitation campaigns utilizing paid solicitors as defined at 6-16-103(7), C.R.S. must be listed on separate Solicitation Notices, which should be filed online by the paid solicitor.
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