Better Business Bureau Report for
Dorman Preschool Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Dorman Preschool Center
Address: 719 Burks Branch Road
  Shelbyville, KY 40066
Phone: 502-633-2760
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1964, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Dorman Preschool Center's mission is to provide a service program of early intervention, with mainstreamed learning opportunities in the least restrictive environment, to allow the child who is at risk with delays mentally, physically, emotionally or socially, to develop to their fullest potential. The agency also provides families with a support system of service collaboration that will assist with the transition to other programs and avenues of positive growth.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Dorman Preschool Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Dorman Preschool Center provides early intervention to children who are developmentally delayed or at risk of being developmentally delayed. Programs include a preschool for 3 and 4 year olds with before and after care, a preschool for toddlers with before and after care, and a First Steps play group.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, Dorman Preschool Center's program expenses were:

Program services 332,932
Total Program Expenses: $332,932
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Chief Executive : Sarah Jeffries , Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Ron Caughron
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Advisor for Ward Commercial Group

Co-Chair of the Board : Ray Leathers, Vice President

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CEO of Roll Forming Corp

Co-Chair of the Board : Sharon Hackworth, Secretary

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Teacher

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 13

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include charitable gaming, direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Dorman Preschool is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 44% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $342,025, 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 Dorman Preschool Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $201,215 unrestricted net assets and $48,669 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets are reported include include $120,096 in fixed assets.

Source of Funds  
Fundraising (charitable gaming) 135,938
Program Fees 124,040
Other locally generated funds 106,625
Grant Funds 91,514
Contributions 5,948
Government Support 2,000
Total Income $466,065


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 64%  Fund Raising: 29%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $466,065
Program expenses $332,932
Fund raising expenses 151,160
Administrative expenses 36,032
Total expenses $520,124
Expenses in Excess of Income (54,059)
Beginning net assets 303,943
Ending net assets 249,884
Total liabilities 6,581
Total assets $256,465

The BBB has determined that Dorman Preschools fund raising expense ratio is reasonable even though the ratio exceeds the 35% ratio required by standard 9. This report was originally issued in December 2015. Financial info was updated in March 2017.

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