Better Business Bureau Report for
Sunrise Children's Services

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Sunrise Children's Services
Address: 300 Hope Street
  Mount Washington, KY 40047
Phone: 502-538-1000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1954, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Sunrise Children’s Services provides care and hope for hurting families and children.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Sunrise Children's Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Sunrise is a home for children who have been abused and neglected — children whose lives have been scarred by unspeakable physical, sexual, and emotional abuse — and who have been removed from their homes. Our goal every day is to provide a place of refuge, of hope, of love, and of healing to these children whose lives have been devastated.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015, Sunrise Children's Services's program expenses were:

Program services 20,853,970
Total Program Expenses: $20,853,970
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Chief Executive : Dale Suttles, President

Chair of the Board: William A. Hurley
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Corporate Executive

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 380

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.
Fund raising costs were 30% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,070,394, 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 Sunrise Children's Services's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $16,434,803 in unrestricted net assets , $2,029,091 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $16,840,826 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $16,113,233 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Program support 19,265,686
Contributions & bequests 3,105,158
Interest & dividend Income 427,756
Donated property 230,000
Miscellaneous Revenue 163,042
Actuarial change on annuity obligations 305
Loss/gain on disposal of property and equipment -31,391
Interest expense -177,607
Net realized and unrealized (losses) gains on investments -264,764
Change in fair value of funds held in trust -797,486
Total Income $21,920,699


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 13%  Other Expenses: 2%

Total income $21,920,699
Program expenses $20,853,970
Fund raising expenses 917,193
Administrative expenses 3,207,672
Other Expenses 515,433
Total expenses $25,494,268
Expenses in Excess of Income (3,573,569)
Beginning net assets 38,878,289
Ending net assets 35,304,720
Total liabilities 7,451,221
Total assets $42,755,941

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