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Name: University City Children's Center
Phone: (314) 726-0148
Fax: (314) 721-0939
Address: 6646 Vernon
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Website: www.uccc.org
Report Expiration Date: November 11, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1985
Principal: Stephen Zwolak, Executive Director
Type of Business: Charity - Children & Youth

Stated Purpose

"To providing innovative, quality care and education to a racially, culturally, developmentally, and socio-economically diverse population of children between the ages of six weeks and six years in a nurturing environment that provides supportive services to families."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. University City Children's Center meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.


Programs

Quality, affordable childcare service benefits children, families and communities. In the first few years of childhood, a child's mind is rapidly making connections, absorbing information, and developing emotional, social, and cognitive skills that will last throughout life. These years are the most critical time to nurture each child's individual character in regard to both intellectual and emotional development.

Target population is families of all racial, ethnic, socio-economic backgrounds. The curricular program focuses on emotional development and is affordable for families of all income levels. Our program is recognized as the "model" for early care. Our trustworthy teachers and staff provide concrete support to families.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, University City Children's Center's program expenses were:

The Center:$2,210,077
LUME Institute:$178,029
 
Total Program Expenses:$2,388,106

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Stephen Zwolak, Executive Director
CEO Compensation:$93,320
Chair of the Board:Mark Hood
Board Size:22
Paid Staff Size:48 full time and 8 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:invitations to fund raising events, internet, telephone, grant proposals

Fund raising costs were 28% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $827,360, 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 University City Children's Center's Audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013:

Income
 Program Service fees$1,841,746
  Grants$68,436
  Contributions$339,710
  Special Events$139,304
  Consulting Fees$270,204
  Other unrestricted revenue$19,908
  Net assets released from restrictions$366,693
 Total Income:$3,046,001
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
 Programs:$2,388,106 81.38%
 Fund Raising:$236,132 8.05%
 Administrative:$310,288 10.57%
 Total Expenses:$2,934,526
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$111,475
Beginning Net Assets$2,920,490
Ending Net Assets:$2,945,182
Total Assets$3,397,627
Total Liabilities$452,445

Report as of March 27, 2015 20:51
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