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Name: Audiences Unlimited, Inc.
Phone: (260) 424-1064
Fax: (260) 424-1065
Address: 1005 W Rudisill Blvd STE 304
Fort Wayne, IN 46807-2172
Website: www.audiencesunlimited.org
Report Issued Date: August 4, 2014
Report Expiration Date: August 15, 2016
Original Business Start Date: June 1972
Principal: Ms. Anna Ross, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Anna Ross, Executive Director - (260) 424-1064 or
Email Address:
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Elderly, Senior Citizens Service Organization

Stated Purpose

Audiences Unlimited, Inc. creates cultural experiences that enrich the lives of people with limited access to the arts.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to this BBB Accredited Charity, please visit the organization's website at www.audiencesunlimited.org or call their office at 260 424-1064.


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.


Programs

Audiences Unlimited provided 2,639 cultural and entertainment programs for 103,901 audiences members in our partner long-term health or residential care facilities. The programs took place on-site in the facilities for those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience professional music and cultural arts programs. In addition, Audiences Unlimited provided free transportation and tickets to 150 cultural venues and community performances for residents for our partner facilities. Residents who are mobile or can be transported in wheel chair attended these programs with a total audience of 1,537.
Audiences Unlimited serves as a catalyst for uniting local artists and entertainers with the needs of long-term care facilities by offering a variety of choices, such as small Philharmonic ensembles, dance groups, choral groups, bands, and soloists as well as other styles of entertainment. AUI has 29 ongoing partner facilities that receive between six to fifteen In-Facility or Room-to-Room programs per month. The organization also services an additional 14 facilities throughout northeast Indiana with two to four performances throughout the year. During fiscal 2013, 105,438 audiences members participated in these two related programs.
The In-Facility program offers residents the opportunity to experience arts performances and to be recognized on birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. These programs encourage interaction and participation through singing along, dancing (including wheelchair dancing) and clapping. Individuals who lack mobility can smile, tap, and sway to the music. Residents often request their favorite songs and have the opportunity to play small musical instruments such as tambourines and maracas. Interaction between the artists, other residents and staff energizes residents and forges a stronger sense of community among them.
The Room-to-Room program provides long-term care facilities with the services of a certified Music Therapist and a pool of qualified musicians who perform and visit from room-to-room. Bedfast residents often experience prolonged periods of isolation from the activities and interaction with their peers. Their confinement results in a greater sense of helplessness and increased loneliness. This program lifts the hearts and spirits of these individuals.
AUI's In-Community Events program offers free admissions & transportation to 150 cultural events and activities in our community. Tickets are obtained from our arts and cultural organization partners at no cost to distribute to facilities for their residents. During the year, AUI coordinated and provided transportation, if requested, to 1,547 audience members that were mobile or wheelchair bound.

Total Program Expenses:$214,813

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Anna Ross
Chair of the Board:Faith Van Gilder
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Asher Agency
Board Size:13
Paid Staff Size:1 full time, 1 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Audiences Unlimited raises funds through grant proposals, direct mail appeals, and Internet appeals.

Related contributions include: Grants, contributions and other.


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 Audiences Unlimited, Inc.'s IRS Form 990 for the year ended June 30, 2013:

Income
 Contributions and grants$116,788
 Program service revenue$54,440
 Investment Income$21,616
 Other revenue$9,078
 Total Income:$201,922
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$214,813 77.59%106.38%
 Fund Raising:$11,171 4.04%5.53%
 Administrative:$50,859 18.37%25.19%
 Total Expenses:$276,843
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-74,921
Beginning Net Assets$913,002
Ending Net Assets:$890,599
Total Assets$890,331

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