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Name: Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, Inc
Phone: (260) 422-3417
Fax: (855) 422-0084
Address: 10008 Dupont Circle Dr E
Fort Wayne, IN 46825-1630
Report Issued Date: July 25, 2013
Report Expiration Date: March 31, 2015
Principal: Ms. Sharon Pohly, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Sharon Pohly, Executive Director - (260) 422-3417
Entity: Non-Profit Domestic Corporation
Incorporated: February 1929, IN
File Open Date: April 2005
Type of Business: Charity - Local

BBB Comments

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana is an agency partner with United Way.

Stated Purpose

The mission of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to this BBB Accredited Charity, please visit the organization's website at or contact them at 260 422-3417.

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.


Girl Scouts seeks to accomplish its mission by providing girls opportunities to develop their potential and have fun with their peers in a supportive, all-girl setting. Through Girl Scouts, girls work in partnership with adults to plan and participate in a wide range of activities designed to meet girls' needs and interest. Through both traditional troop activities and innovative programs, girls will grow in their abilities to relate to others with understanding and respect. They will explore, take healthy risks, and assume leadership positions. They will develop a commitment to serve others and improve their community. Through Girl Scouts, a girl finds: Courage-by exploring new adventures, Confidence-by discovering her abilities, Character-by shaping her values, Connections-by experiencing relationships with girls and adults, and a girl returns those gifts by making the world a better place.

For the year ended September 30, 2011, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, Inc's program expenses were:

Program Pathways:$507,341
Volunteer Administration:$383,050
Product Sales:$329,840
Retail Sales:$174,467
Property Management:$761,447
Total Program Expenses:$2,949,130


Chief Executive Officer:Sharon Pohly
Chair of the Board:Dr. Thomas Edington
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Wawasee School Corp
Board Size:13
Paid Staff Size:43 full time, 7 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana raises funds through direct mail appeals,invitations to fundraising events, individual face to face requests,Internet appeals, grant proposals.

Related contributions include: United Way allocations, foundations & trusts, corporate & business, individuals, gifts in-kind, government grants & revenue 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.


According to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, Inc's Audited Financial Statement for the year ended September 30, 2011:

 United Way allocations$122,295
 Foundations and trusts$184,505
 Corporate and business$6,866
 Gifts in-kind$7,198
 Program service fees$151,777
 Cookie Sales-gross profit$2,600,096
 Fall Product Sales-gross profit$191,253
 Investment Income$29,559
 Council Shop Sales-gross profit$141,838
 Government grants and revenue$3,279
 Realized-unrealized gain-loss on investments$-43,919
 Gain on sale of assets$1,423,409
 Total Income:$4,922,258
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$2,949,130 85.73%59.91%
 Fund Raising:$165,532 4.81%3.36%
 Administrative:$325,389 9.46%6.61%
 Total Expenses:$3,440,051
Excess of Income over Expenses$1,482,207
Beginning Net Assets$9,230,508
Ending Net Assets:$10,712,715
Total Assets$10,966,638
Total Liabilities$253,923

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
Logansport Dunbar Service Center
303 E. Clay Street
Logansport, IN  46947
Tel: (574) 722-4464
Fax: (574) 722-4457

South Bend Service Area
3620 Deahl Court
South Bend, IN  46628
Tel: (574) 273-3021
Fax: (574) 273-4944

Camp Logan
203 EMS Lane D14
Syracuse, IN  46567
Tel: (574) 457-2841
Fax: (574) 457-3021

Camp Soni Springs
19545 Witt Rd
Three Oaks, MI  49128
Tel: (269) 756-7273
Fax: (269) 756-2416

McMillen Program Center
17107 Griffin Rd
Huntertown, IN  46748
Tel: (260) 637-6279
Fax: (260) 637-0010

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (260) 423-2147 ext. 128
Tel: (800) 283-4812

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