BBB® Serving Northwest Florida
P.O. Box 1511
Pensacola, FL 32591

BBB Reliability Report for

Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 04/21/2011.


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Name: Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc.
Phone: (850) 434-2724
Fax: (850) 432-1136
Address: 3804 N 9th Ave
Pensacola, FL 32503-2802
Report Creation Date: September 18, 2003
Report Expiration Date: June 15, 2015
Principal: Leashia Scrivner, Executive Director/CEO
Customer Contact: Leashia Scrivner, Executive Director/CEO - (850) 434-2724
Incorporated: FL
File Open Date: August 2003
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.

The following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability were either not in effect or did not apply to this charity at the time of the evaluation.

19: Clearly disclose how the charity benefits from the sale of products or services (i.e., cause-related marketing) that state or imply that a charity will benefit from a consumer sale or transaction. Such promotions should disclose, at the point of solicitation: (a) the actual or anticipated portion of the purchase price that will benefit the charity (e.g., 5 cents will be contributed to abc charity for every xyz company product sold), (b) the duration of the campaign (e.g., the month of October), (c) any maximum or guaranteed minimum contribution amount (e.g., up to a maximum of $200,000).

20: Respond promptly to and act on complaints brought to its attention by the BBB about fund raising practices, privacy policy violations and/or other issues.

This standard does not apply since there are no such complaints.

Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc. meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Total Program Expenses:$2,162,187


Chief Executive Officer:Leashia Scrivner
CEO Compensation:$76,000
Highest Paid Executive:Leashia Scrivner
Highest Paid Executive Compensation:$76,000
Chair of the Board:Burton Chesterfield, III
Board Size:22
Paid Staff Size:47 Full Time. 2 Part Time.

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 Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc.'s 2012 Form 990 and Audited financial forms for the year ended June 30, 2012:

 Total Income:$3,147,254
Expenses     % of total
% of total
  Programs: $2,162,187   97.46% 68.70%
  Fund Raising: $28,165   1.27% 0.89%
  Administrative: $28,165   1.27% 0.89%
  Other: $0   0.00% 0.00%
  Total Expenses: $2,218,517
Excess of Income over Expenses$928,737
Beginning Net Assets$2,249,068
Ending Net Assets:$2,350,255
Total Assets$1,845,982
Total Liabilities$183,259

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
222 W Cervantes St
Pensacola, FL  32501-3130

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (850) 433-9800

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ID: 90002792
Report as of May 22, 2015 23:44
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