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Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club


A BBB Accredited Charity since 09/12/1991.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club
Phone: (314) 382-5952
Fax: (314) 389-3033
Address: 4245 N Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63115-1238
Website: www.mathews-dickey.com
Report Expiration Date: April 4, 2015
Original Business Start Date: September 1962
Principal: Mr. Martin Mathews, President and CEO
Incorporated: MO
Type of Business: Charity - Children & Youth
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

"To provide structured recreational activities to neighborhood youths. Today, the Club's goals are more focused and comprehensive and are aimed at: Emphasizing the three Rs (Respect, Restraint, Responsibility) through athletic competition and team-building in football, baseball, basketball, swimming, softball, cheerleading, and other recreational activities. Building self-esteem, while allowing for personal growth, emphasizing the importance of becoming literate and educated citizens. Addressing problems stemming from teen idleness (such as gang violence, high school drop outs, illiteracy, substance abuse and teen pregnancy.) Instilling the desire to lead productive lives and to become positive contributors and future leaders in the community. Teaching moral, personal, social, cultural development and health & wellness practices. Today, the Club serves more than 40,000 young men and women, ages 5-l8, throughout the St. Louis-metropolitan area. The Club also serves as a meeting center for various community, social and business organizations and as an outreach resource center for troubled youth."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

The Club draws a diverse population of participants from all walks of life (race, creed and economic background) and within a 200-mile radius. Sports are a major attraction, bringing families together through structured activities in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football and swimming. The program builds winners on and off the field, and is strengthened by more than 5,000 volunteers. Likewise, the Summer Day Camp is a home-away-from-home for thousands of young people, giving their parents an opportunity to continue their jobs without interruption and take care of their families. The education program offers tutoring, career and leadership training demonstrating the Club's firm belief that academics and athletics can and should co-exist. At the onset of the 21st Century, the Club's Computer Literacy Instruction Program (CLIP) is linking young people and their parents alike to emerging technologies to prepare them for the workforce of the future. The Sky is the Limit and Maleness to Manhood Workshop Series play an important role in providing young women and men with positive mentors, college scholarships, career and leadership training.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club's program expenses were:

Program Expenses:$2,132,756
 
Total Program Expenses:$2,132,756

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Martin L. Mathews, President, CEO & Co-Founder
CEO Compensation:$108,250
Chair of the Board:Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Pastor, Greater Mt. Carmel Mission Baptist Church
Board Size:40
Paid Staff Size:27 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:door to door, print advertisements, cause-related marketing, radio, direct mail, internet, invitations to fund raising events, planned giving arrangements, television, membership, grant proposals, telephone

Fund raising costs were 23% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,912,490 are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)


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 Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012:

Income
 In-kind$229,479
 United Way$448,128
 Registration Fees$75,275
 Banquets & Special Events$551,029
 Miscellaneous revenue$58,925
 Room Rental$15,754
 Memberships$50,968
 Contributions$632,886
 Interest and dividends$21,471
 Net realized gains on investments$62,278
 Total Income:$2,146,193
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
 Programs:$2,132,756 75.95%
 Fund Raising:$435,886 15.52%
 Administrative:$239,308 8.52%
 Total Expenses:$2,807,950
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-661,757
Beginning Net Assets$3,958,538
Ending Net Assets:$3,296,781
Total Assets$3,599,359
Total Liabilities$302,578

Report as of September 15, 2014 00:02
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