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Imagination Station


A BBB Accredited Charity since 03/08/2012.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Imagination Station
Phone: (419) 244-2674
Fax: (419) 255-2674
Address: 1 Discovery Way
Toledo, OH 43604-1579
Website: www.imaginationstationtoledo.org
Report Issued Date: May 11, 2016
Report Expiration Date: March 21, 2020
Original Business Start Date: June 1991
Principal: Ms. Lori Hauser, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Lori Hauser, Executive Director - (419) 244-2674 or
Email Address:
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: September 2009, OH
Employees: 58
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Charity - Education & Literacy, Childrens & Family Entertainment, Museums, Parties - Children
BBB Accreditation: Imagination Station is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Toledo Science Center

Stated Purpose

Imagination Station seeks to inspire in children the wonder of science and technology through a hands-on approach.


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.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Programs

Imagination Station has an ever changing calendar of events that makes every visit to the science center different from the last. With events for kids of all ages, you're sure to find fun for the entire family. Current and upcoming events: Science Weeks, KIDSPACE Science Studio, Summer Camp, Innovation Week, Members Only Family Night, IDEA Lab, and Design Zone.

Total Program Expenses:$2,650,442

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Lori Hauser
Chair of the Board:David Waterman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
Board Size:38

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 Imagination Station's Form 990 obtained from Guidestar for the year ended June 30, 2014:

Income
 Total Income:$3,621,822
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$2,650,442 73.64%73.18%
 Fund Raising:$315,083 8.75%8.70%
 Administrative:$633,621 17.60%17.49%
 Total Expenses:$3,599,146
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$22,676
Beginning Net Assets$3,523,452
Ending Net Assets:$3,047,151
Total Liabilities$476,301

Report as of March 29, 2017 10:30
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