Better Business Bureau Report for
Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City

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


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City
Address: 6701 W. 64th St., Suite 120
  Overland Park, KS 66202
Phone: 913-754-8883
800-783-1356
Web Address: www.biaks.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Kansas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

The Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS) provides programming in the areas of brain injury prevention, resource coordination and education and awareness. Yearly, the charity reports that it provides over 1,000 school-age children with bicycle helmets and education for bicycle safety. It distributes information on brain injury prevention at health fairs, reaching over 5000 people. BIAKS also collaborates with area injury prevention coalitions to further the message of prevention. The charity’s resource coordination program furnishes current brain injury information to survivors, family members and providers in order to better the recovery process from brain injury. BIAKS reports that it receives over 175 calls annually from those that are not aware of what brain injury resources are available. Additional follow-up correspondence is conducted by its staff as needed. The charity’s office serves as a clearinghouse of information for brain injury support groups in Kansas and Greater Kansas City and area brain injury service providers. General brain injury education is provided to professionals, brain injury survivors and family members at BIAKS’s annual seminars and as requested by the community.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, BIAKS's program expenses were:

  
Education and Awareness 126,336
Information and Referral 45,884
Prevention 32,023
Total Program Expenses: $204,243
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Robin Abramowitz, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$55,930

Chair of the Board: Deborah Gutteridge
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Clinical Evaluator, NeruoRestorative

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 3

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

              

Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 32% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $210,814, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on BIAKS's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Amy Thompson Run 210,814
Contributions and Grants 64,779
Conference, Seminars and Training 41,320
Membership Dues 6,075
Miscellaneous Income 677
Total Income $323,665


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 67%  Fund Raising: 22%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $323,665
Program expenses $204,243
Fund raising expenses 67,321
Administrative expenses 33,929
Total expenses $305,493
Income in Excess of Expenses 18,172
Beginning net assets 113,594
Other Changes in Net Assets 5,633
Ending net assets 131,766
Total liabilities 9,197
Total assets $140,963


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