Better Business Bureau Report for
Gilda's Club Louisville

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Gilda's Club Louisville
Address: 633 Baxter Avenue
  Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-583-0075
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Gilda's Club Louisville mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer--men, women, teens and children--along with their families and friends. The organization's innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Gilda's Club Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Gilda’s Club Louisville program is made up of five main components. Support & Networking Groups-- Support groups are offered for men, women, and children living with any type of cancer (and are offered to friends and family member as well). Networking groups bring together members who have specific interests that are less likely to be addressed in a support group. Lectures and Workshops--- Lectures and workshops offer Gilda’s Club members opportunities to acquire new skills, tools, and information to learn how to live with cancer. Lectures and workshops are facilitated by subject-matter experts. Social Activities--- Social activities are among the most popular offerings at Gilda’s Club, and most include potluck suppers, karaoke nights, comedy nights, performances by members, family game nights, seasonal parties, and Noogiefest for the kids. Family Support Activities--- Gilda’s Club offers two activities that bring together members' families and friends in support. “Team Convene” helps family and friends give practical support to a member by identifying areas where assistance is needed and developing a plan of action. “Family Focus” brings people together to explore emotional and family issues, with the aim of helping the family learn together how to live with cancer. Children’s Programming--- Noogieland© is the name of the main playroom in each Gilda’s Club and the program component for children and teens. Open to children with cancer as well as those whose parents and siblings have cancer Noogieland is a safe, fun environment outfitted with toys, books, and arts and crafts supplies.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Gilda's Club Louisville's program expenses were:

Program services 1,316,258
Total Program Expenses: $1,316,258
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Chief Executive : Karen Morrison, CEO

Chair of the Board: Howard Vogt
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President - Rodes for Him and Her

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 15

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, membership, Amazon Smile and Kroger Rewards Community Card
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,703,956, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Gilda's Club Louisville's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $6,540,678 unrestricted net assets, $325,291 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $404,411 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $3,753,468 in undesignated assets, $2,621,988 in Board designated assets for endowment, and $165,222 in board designated assets for building reserve.

Total assets as reported include $2,366,025 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Special Events 643,922
Contributions 618,915
Foundation grants 410,583
In-Kind Contributions 30,536
Investment Income -31,131
Total Income $1,672,825


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,672,825
Program expenses $1,316,258
Fund raising expenses 184,612
Administrative expenses 124,052
Total expenses $1,624,922
Income in Excess of Expenses 47,903
Beginning net assets 7,204,101
Ending net assets 7,252,004
Total liabilities 40,920
Total assets $7,292,924

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