Better Business Bureau Report for
Dreams With Wings, Inc.

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

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: Dreams With Wings, Inc.
Address: 1579 Bardstown Road
  Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-459-4647
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2000, Kentucky
Affiliates: Dream Works, Building Dreams
Stated Purpose: The mission of Dreams With Wings is to empower children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism as they recognize their strengths, contribute to their community and pursue their dreams.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Dreams With Wings, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Dreams With Wings programs and services include: Dream Builders Day Program- provides daily opportunities for integration and individual development Staffed Residences provide 24 hour supervision for 2 or 3 individuals in a home. Family Home Provider an individual with a disability lives in the home of an individual or family. Case Management- The coordination of services for individuals developmental and/or intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities. Supported Apartments/Living provides support on an intermittent basis 10 to 20 hours per week. Continuing Education programs for individuals such as art, acting class, computer and reading classes. Leisure Outreach- monthly recreational and leisure activities for clients as well as individuals living in the community. Supported Employment- providing job development and support for individuals to have jobs in the community. Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy--Therapies provided to assist the individual to be as engaged in life as possible. These therapies strengthen the individuals physical abilities as well as facilitate communication. Behavior and Psychological Supports--Supports provided to assist the individual with behaviors that may keep them from assimilating into the community. In-home Support- providing personal care for individuals living in their own home. Respite- providing temporary support for individuals so that their caregiver may have some downtime. Summer Camp- an 8 week summer day program for teens with developmental disabilities and autism.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Dreams With Wings, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Services 4,596,599
Total Program Expenses: $4,596,599
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Chief Executive : Jenifer Frommeyer, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mitzi Wyrick
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney- Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 118

*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, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $695,476, 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 Dreams With Wings, Inc.'s audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $3,416,888 in unrestricted net assets and $71,308 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $3,316,888 in undesignated assets and $100,000 in board designated assets.

Total assets as reported include $3,676,997 invested in property, land, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Service Revenue 4,729,884
Contributions and Grants 578,887
Apartment Fees 97,295
Charitable Gaming 64,153
Special Events 52,436
Interest 181
Other 32
Total Income $5,522,868


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $5,522,868
Program expenses $4,596,599
Fund raising expenses 94,196
Administrative expenses 504,339
Total expenses $5,195,134
Income in Excess of Expenses 327,734
Beginning net assets 3,160,462
Ending net assets 3,488,196
Total liabilities 1,240,119
Total assets $4,728,315

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