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St Louis Learning Disabilities Association



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Name: St Louis Learning Disabilities Association
Phone: (314) 966-3088
Fax: (314) 966-1806
Address: 13537 Barrett Parkway Dr Ste 110
Ballwin, MO 63021-5896
Website: www.ldastl.org
Report Expiration Date: February 6, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1994
Principal: Pam Kortum, Executive Director
Type of Business: Charity - Education & Literacy
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

St Louis Learning Disabilities

Stated Purpose

"To work with area families to help children who struggle to learn."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. St Louis Learning Disabilities Association meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.


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Programs

LDA provides Individual Consultation, Cognitive Educational Evaluations, Speech & Language Evaluations, ACT/SAT Preparation, Workshops, Seminars & Classes, Educational Coaching, Tutoring Services, and an Early Childhood Outreach Program.

LDA helps children, their families and teachers break the cycle of hopelessness and despair that is felt when a child is not successful in school. In 2012, LDA offered education, support, and a variety of services to more than 29,000 children, parents, and teachers in our community. It also offered free and reduced-fee services in the amount of $326,000."

For the year ended December 31, 2012, St Louis Learning Disabilities Association's program expenses were:

Programs:$1,071,508
 
Total Program Expenses:$1,071,508

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Pam Kortum, Executive Director
CEO Compensation:$141,401
Chair of the Board:Sheryl Silvey, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Educational Consultant
Board Size:15
Paid Staff Size:32 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:direct mail appeals, telephone appeals, invitations to fundraising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

Fund raising costs were 20% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $547,423 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 St Louis Learning Disabilities Association's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2012:

Income
 Program Services (net scholarships)$700,018
 Contributions$286,913
 Corporate gifts and grants$173,503
 Special events$87,007
 Interest$3,380
 Miscellaneous$105
 Total Income:$1,250,926
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
 Programs:$1,071,508 84.03%
 Fund Raising:$108,600 8.52%
 Administrative:$95,030 7.45%
 Total Expenses:$1,275,138
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-24,212
Beginning Net Assets$722,243
Ending Net Assets:$698,031
Total Assets$747,216
Total Liabilities$49,185

Report as of December 17, 2014 04:49
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